Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Emboss it ( Wet or dry)


 How fast the weeks flash by and it's time for a new challenge at Try it On Tuesday.  This time we would like to see your embossed projects be it heat or dry embossing.  For my sample I have used an embossing folder I have had for a long time , not sure of the make, I call it  a steampunk manequin .  coloured with distress inks and a bit of background stamping, faux stitching to finish it off.  Hope you will visit the challenge blog and enjoy the lovely samples made by the design team.

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Autumn colours


 Last night I unearthed a folder full of papers, stamped images and die cuts all in autumnal colours, as I'm trying to use some of my previously stamped/ inked up stuff I had  a play and ended up with three finished cards and this is one of them, the tree stamp in the middle is one of my favourite Crafty Individual stamps and has been very well used over the years! I think the woodgrain stamp is Stampin Up and no idea whose the dies are.  I'd like to enter this into a couple of challenges

Country View Crafts Challenges - Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness

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Moving along with the times challenge - Trees and/or leaves

Animals


 It's time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time the theme is "Animals, real or imaginary"

The design team have some great samples over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pop over and visit them.  For my card I have used a Pink Ink stamp set and a Lavinia stencil for the background, love the eyelashes on this fun giraffe !


Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Keep It Simple


 The challenge this week at Try It On Tuesday is Keep It Simple.  For my card I have used a Woodware stamp I've had for ages at never used.  It reminds me of how children draw flowers so I've coloured it with bright colours that I think they would use.  I did have a hard time not adding anything to all that white space !   The design team have lovely samples over on the challenge site so I hope you will visit them.

Monday, 15 August 2022

ATCs


 I used to make ATC's a lot years ago and at one time ran a swap group with a friend, I have noticed that they seem to be having a new lease of life and thought I'd have a play as a change from card making which I seem to be not doing much of recently.  I made these for the Male Room challenge which is masculine ATCs.
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Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Summer Blooms


 Its time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time the theme is Summer Blooms. We welcome any type of project as long as it includes the theme.  For my card I have a used a very large stamp from Simon Says Stamp ,coloured with Charisma and Polychromo pencils on a seven inch card. There are some lovely samples by the design team on the challenge site so I hope you will pay them a visit.

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Make it feminine


 Here we go again with a new challenge on Try It On Tuesday and this time it is "Make it feminine"

Lots of inspiration for you over on the challenge blog with fab samples from the design team. Any kind of project is welcome as long as it follows the theme.

My card using a stamp that was free with a magazine a few years ago and papers from my stash.

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Never Stop Believing


 Its time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time we are asking for "Make It Magical"

This is a page for my 8x8 journal which I call my book of pretty things !  I do love my fairy stamps but hardly ever use them as even our  great grandchildren are getting too old for fairy cards unfortunately.These two fairies are busy scattering fairy dust over the flowers.

The design team have some lovely samples for you over on the challenge blog so I hope you will visit them

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Ladies Bloomers !


 Where does the time go ?  already it's time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time the theme is Here Comes Summer . Lots of lovely inspiration over on the challenge site fom the Design Team, hope you will pay them a visit.  I have just made a simple page in my little Kraft journal using images and papers etc from my scraps box.  I am not doing much crafting at the moment as I had a nasty fall and damaged my ribs, very painful! nearly two weeks now and not feeling much better as yet.  I have managed to enjoy the lovely weather we are having and sitting out in the sun.

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

For the man in your life


Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday, this time the challenge theme is For The Man In Your Life, any kind of project is welcome as long as it follows the challenge theme.  For my sample I have made a collage page in my Kraft journal which I have just started. I have used images and wording from Graphic 45 papers which I have had a loooong time! also various scraps of paper from my scraps box.    I have hoarded things for far too long and now is the time to start using them up !  The design team have some fabulous samples over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit.

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Butterflies


 Lost track of time again and my blog is feeling pretty neglected once more, I have started an an art journal and my card making has been a bit backseat.  Its time again for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this time we would like to see butterflies.  For my card I got inky again with some distress inks and some archival for the background, the background stamp is Crafty Individuals , the butterfly was a freebie from Indigo Blu magazine and I coloured it with water colour paints.  Lots of lovely design team samples on the challenge site so I hope you will visit them.

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Use stencil/s


 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday starts today and we are asking you to use your stencil or stencils.

The design team have some fabulous samples over on the challenge site so please pay them a visit and join in our challenge.  Any kind of art it welcome as long as its includes the challege theme.

I have used a leaf stencil by Paper Artsy for the background to my Blue bell card> Stamp is Crafty Individuals.

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

I Can Hear Music


 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is "I can hear music". I decided to do a journal page for this and started with scattering brusho paints over the page and spraying with water, added some music tissue paper at the top and bottom.  The guitar player and singer are Inkadinkado stamps also used some stamps that were free with Creative Stamping a while ago, the saxaphone is wood , found several wooden musical instruments ,no idea where they came from!   The design team have ,as usual , some lovely samples on the challenge site so hope you will visit them.

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Spring Colours


 I.m sure someone stole a week from me, the time just goes by so fast !  It;s time again for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time we are asking to see Spring Colours. any kind of project is welcome as long as it follows the challenge theme. The design team have some lovely samples to inspire you so I hope you will visit the challenge blog and leave them some love.  I don't know about Spring, we have had a week of all kinds of weather, we had snow earlier in the week, we have had sleet, hail and bitterly cold winds often with blue skies and bright sunshine one minute, next snowing?sleeting etc.  Last night we had gale force wind again, poor garden has taken a real battering this week.  For my card I have used an older Penny Black stamp coloured with Polychromo pencils, my current Obsession right now .

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Say It With Flowers


 It's a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time the challenge is Say It With Flowers.The design team have some lovely inspiration for you over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit.My card is a very simple one, just a bunch of spring flowers and some background stencilling I was undecided as to whether I would make it into an Easter card or a Birthday card so have left the sentiment for later.  

My second card is Say It With Flowers for Ukraine, so terrible what is happening there. I have used their national flower and the colours of their flag.