Sunday 28 February 2016

Flower power

Somewhere of facebook I saw someone asking for bright coloured flower cards to brighten it up, well, I don't think could get much brighter than this.  I'm loving these retro style flowers from Woodware and I've gone to town with my brusho paints to make them as happy as can be, layered onto a piece of brusho splattered card and another piece painted round the edges with the same brusho paint used on one of the flowers.  I made this just for fun but I thought I would enter it into Work It Wednesday Challenge which is Floral

Friday 26 February 2016

Rudolph Day Again

Having one of those days when nothing seems right, had to get up early and go for routine blood tests, followed by grocery shopping ,stresses me out in the supermarkets, can's stand the noise and all the people !  think I need to start and shop online. Thought I'd have an afternoon crafting but mind was totally blank, then I saw it was time for Rudolph Day challenge again so rooting about to find something to do I found these images I had printed out from  a free CD before last Christmas. I have used left over pieces of Be Creative Christmas papers , some judicious patchwork going on here, joins covered with various die cuts and punched pieces. All the die cuts used are from my Christmas die cuts left overs, feel quite virtuous using up all these scraps. So I'd also like to enter the first card into Pixies Playground

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Birds of a feather

Whoops ! nearly forgot to do this post and its a card I loved making too .  This week at Cardz4Guyz the challenge is Birds Of A Feather chosen by Jan.  I have had this row of birds from Inkylicious for quite a while and it had never seen ink, now it has I think it will be used quite a lot. The sentiment is also from Inkylicious and the flowers at the bottom are a Joy Craft stamp which once again has been unused, I think I tried it once and it didn't seem to stamp well, this time I used an Adirondack ink pad and it stamped perfectly first time so will be getting used more.  The background was done with pan pastels.
Hope you will join us in our challenge this week.

Monday 22 February 2016

New Home

I'm quite shocked to see its a week since I blogged, where does the time go ?  I have been busy and made quite a lot of cards through the week but some of them need finishing touches and some are DT cards. Tonight I thought I'd just have a play with these Woodware stamps I bought a few weeks ago and not used.  I'm trying to build up some stock for my charity card box and last year I was asked to do a few occasion cards as I normally only do birthday ones so this is my first New Home Card.
I'd like to enter it into a couple of challenges

Addicted to CAS - Home

Less Is More - Texture  ( I used a brick embossing folder)

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Going To The Zoo

Challenge 107 at Cardz4Guyz this week and Jane has chosen the theme of Going To The Zoo.
For my card I have used a Mo Manning Digital Image which I love, coloured with pro markers and mounted on various bits of paper from my scrap box. Hope you will join us in our challenge

Sunday 14 February 2016

Be My Valentine

I think I'm in my second childhood or really losing my marbles, I don't know what possessed me to buy the Crazy Cats stamps and having got them have no idea what to do with them ! I've spent ages tonight messing about with them and this is all I've produced. I'm sure she is going to say yes to him after he has given her that lovely fishbone, what more could a girl want?

Saturday 13 February 2016

Believe in fairies

A while ago I spent some time making my own sprays from various things, some cheap metallic paints, luna lights paints and some cheap acrylic paints, after the initial play they just got pushed away in a cupboard, came across them yesterday and thought I'd have another play. I never have a plan, just let things evolve, so sprayed three different colours, some embossing paste stencilling, bits of background stamping , the text is stamped on tissue paper and applied with gel medium and finally (with some trepidation in case it went wrong!) I stamped the fairy, she's a freebie from a magazine ,I nearly didn't keep it but glad I did now.

I'd like to enter a few challenges

Country View Challenges - make your own background        
Creative Artiste Challenge - anything goes with mixed media
Altered Eclectics - anything goes                                              
                           Happy Little Stampers mixed media challenge - paint                                         
          Stamps and Stencils  -splatter, spritz and smoosh                               
                                Rhedds Creative Spirit  - Anything goes    
                                Simon says Stamp  - spritz and spray
                                Vintage Stamping (Flonzcraft) - splatters and drips  
                                Craft Stamper Challenges - technique Text Me

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Love Actually !

This week at Cardz4guyz Amy has chosen the theme of Valentine, I don't "do" Valentines but I've made the exception to the rule for once for my DT card !  Very simple card, Stampin up Work of Arts splatters and five punched hearts, the word love is from a very old Stampin Up set I had forgotten I had, now I've found it again I have thought of a few uses for the other stamps in the set.  Hope to see you join us in our challenge, just remember your entry has to be suitable for a male (of any age)

Monday 8 February 2016

Playing crazy!

Just had an inky and messy play with my new Crazy Cats stamps, I hope I use them more than my Crazy Birds !   Here my two moggies are having a little spat.  I have a Tabby cat and a black cat so this is my two.  Just inky spray, stencil and texture paste brick wall.  The words are a Lyndsay Mason stamp set. I'd like to enter Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is Spritz and Spray( my background is sprayed with Colour Chemistry Ink, Vintage Blue. 

Sunday 7 February 2016

just playing again

Been playing with these CTMH stamps again, I love the large flower and its the first time I have used the smaller ones. Background inked with Mememto inke Dandelion and Cantaloupe, flowers with Morocco and Bamboo Shoot. Coloured the die cuts ( memory box Chloe Stems) with the Bamboo shoot too. Background stencilled with Cantaloupe through an Indigo Blu stencil.  I'd like to enter it into a couple of challenges

Penny Black and More - anything goes with a stamp and die
Cardz4gals - Fantastic Florals

Live life now

Our challenge this week at Stamping Sensations is Anything Goes
For my card I have used Visible Image stamps Inkcogito Butterfly and Live life sentiment. The background is done with brusho paints, French script text stamped and the flowers are embossing paste through an Indigo Blu stencil.
This Month we are sponsored by Visible Image Stamps who are offering a £35 voucher to spend in their store.

Tuesday 2 February 2016

Sparkle and Shine

This week at cardz4guyz the challenge is Sparkle and Shine.  For my card I have used silver mirri card embossed with a cogs folder, fabulous Fred  aka Top Hat and Tails stamp from Creative Expressions, a few sparkle stars and three stars die cut from red glitter card. Sentiment is Penny Black.

Hope you will sparkle and shine with us this week

Monday 1 February 2016

Winter Landscape

This month at Christmas Sparkles challenge we are sponsored by Fantastic Ribbons who are offering a
prize of £10 plus free P&P

Jane has chosen our challenge this month and the theme is a Winter Landscape

For my card I have used a Hobby Art Stamp and papers by Lili Of The Valley. Sizzix die cut tree and a snowflake die cut from my bits and bobs box.  Another card to go in my Christmas card box, hoping to avoid last years last minute panic. Hope to see you joining in our challenge.