Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Today the new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Halloween. The design team have some spooky makes for you over on the challenge blog so I hope you will join them there. For my journal page I have used stamps from Crafty Individuals and used the Edgar Allan Poe quotes as my inspiration. I have struggled to get a decent copy of my page as the background is very irridescent and reflective, I maybe should have used lighter colours but it does look better in real life !
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
The new challenge starts today at Try It On Tuesday and this time the theme is Going round in Circles, the design team have some brilliant samples over on the challenge blog so I hope you will visit them. My sample is nothing like I intended making but having left it to last minute as usual I couldn't find the stamp I wanted to use ,most annoying!. So I have made a journal page using a distress oxide background and various stamps , there are lots of circles on there but quite hard to see on here, The man on the bike and the clocks are some very old stamps , I think they came from The Stamp Man but not sure.
Wednesday, 8 September 2021
I've not been crafting for a few weeks now, had a bad fall, small fracture in bone in knee and very painful torn ligaments in the back of my knee, other than issuing me with a Zimmer frame NHS didn't seem to be able to offer any other help. Anyhow I do need a few cards for later this month and after seeing one made by a blog buddy I have naughtily cased her card, hope she will forgive me.I have used different colours and changed the layout a bit. I used some brads to attach the bits and pieces, seem to have an awful lot of them and hardly ever use them nowadays, I think we all stopped using "bumpy" embellishments when the postage went up for thicker cards !
I'd like to enter this card into Sparkles Challenge - Monochromatic
Tuesday, 31 August 2021
It's challenge time again at Try It On Tuesday and this time we are asking you to use book pages on your entry. The design team have some fabulous samples over on the challenge site so I hope you will visit them. For my page I have used a page from my Art Journal that I had already got ink on from rolling off my brayer after making something else, I just added a bit more distress ink and some stencilling which doesn't show up too well on here and then stamped the whole page with an AALL and Create stamp( this stamp is huge!) restamped the bottle on dictionary pages and added some words cut from a magazine.
Tuesday, 17 August 2021
Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time the subject is Summer Blooms . The design team have some fabulous samples over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay the a visit. For my card I have used a Penny Black Wreath stamp coloured with water colour paints.
Wednesday, 4 August 2021
Tuesday, 3 August 2021
I,m late with my design team card for the new challenge on Try it on Tuesday which asks us To keep It Simple. The design team have lovely samples on the challenge so I hope you will visit them.. For me card I have used some inky paper from my stash, an embossing folder and two butterflies from a Tim Holtz bigz die.
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time the challenge is "Feathered Friends"
For my card I inked a piece of card with distress inks to make the background for the lighthouse which I stamped , coloured and fussy cut, stamp was a freebie in a magazine, birds are an Inkylicious stamp. The Tide table stamp and the seagull are both Crafty Individual stamps. The design team have a great set of samples on the challenge blog so hope you will visit them there.
Tuesday, 6 July 2021
The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Travel/ adventure. The design team have some great samples to show you over on the challenge blog so do pop over and visit them. For my card I have used some papers from Heartfelt Creations that I have had for a very long time, the wording is also from their papers,the motor bike is a stamp from a Creative Stamping magazine a couple of years ago.
Sunday, 4 July 2021
I thought I'd make a card for the Cardz4guyz challenge which is travel. I always seem to use trains,planes or boats for these challenges so for a change I've used this cute camper van that came fom a Creative Stamping magazine a couple of years ago as did the other stamps. We no longer have a car so don't need the map books anymore so I appropriated them for craft use, the piece I've used on here is an area where we used to spend quite alot of time with our caravan, happy days !
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
I’m a day late with my post for Try it on Tuesday challenge, lost track of the days! This time the challenge is Here comes Summer, lovely samples by the design team on the challenge blog. Background is just card dipped in distress inks on my glass mat. All the stamps have been free from magazines.
Tuesday, 8 June 2021
Its time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time we are asking for your entries to be For The Man In Your Life . The design team have some great samples on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit. For my card I have used Crafty Individual stamps with the background made with smaller stamps from a different set.
Monday, 7 June 2021
I love this little motorbike and sidecar stamp, reminds me of when our parents used to pile us kids into the sidecar and off we went to the seaside, no health and safety in those days! The background is using a stencil I have had for years, no idea whose make it is.
Watercooler Challenges - All things masculine
The House That Stamps Built - All about the boys
Simon Says Stamp - Masculine
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Masculine makes
Stinkin Inkers - You're the man
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Cannot believe how fast the weeks rush by and here we are with a new challange on Try It On Tuesday.
This time we would like to see lots of butterflies on your entries.The design team have lovely samples on the challenge blog so hope you will pay them a visit.
For my card I used some stamps that were free last year with a magazine , I wasn't impressed with them when I got them but now, having used them I am really happy with them.Coloured with water colour paints and some layered stencilling in the background.
I'd like to enter this card into Cardz4Galz challenge - Wings
Sunday, 23 May 2021
Sorting out some craft stuff I came across a file full of Justrite Stamps, can't believe I had forgotten I had them. The Background is one large collage stamp, just added a bit of distress ink and coloured the crown etc. Thinking of what to add I remembered the Lost Coast Can Can girls stamp, just coloured bits of it as its a bit sketchy in parts, the legs partly disappear so just have to guess where to cut ! I am entering this into
Country View Challenges - We Will Always Have Paris.