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Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Black and white plus one



Time for another challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time the theme is Black and white plus one other colour.  The design team have some great samples to inspire you so do pop over to the challenge site and take a look.  For my card I have used two crafty Individual stamps and the background is an old DoCrafts stamp..

Saturday, 18 April 2020

More rainbow colours




I think I got a bit carried away with colours on my card but it does include all the colours of the rainbow which is our April challenge on Stamping Sensations, there is still plenty of time to enter your STAMPED entry and there is a fabulous prize to be won from our sponsors
                                                         


Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Fun with stencils


The challenge at Try It On Tuesday this time is to Have Fun With Stencils.  I have done the layering technique using white acrylic paint for the letters and squares which acts as a resist for the distress inks over the top. and the assed the circles with purple acrylic paint.  The stamp is an old Kaiserkraft one that I had forgotten about, 3d'd the clock face , birdcage and word. The design team have lots of inspiration for you over on the challenge blog 

Friday, 10 April 2020

A bit of playing with backgrounds



These C I stamps came with a magazine last year and I've hardly touched them so last night I made a couple of cards with them. I've used mostly the same stamps on each background  and thought they work work really well for male or female cards just with a change of colours . The second one ,I have had the telephone stamp for quite a while but never really knew what to do with it. Seeing al the lovely samples from the CI team has given me the push to get making again!

Sunday, 5 April 2020

somewhere over the rainbow



Time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and the challenge this time is Over The Rainbow, we'd like to see all the colours of the rainbow ( Red, Orange,yellow,green,blue, indigo and violet)
on your STAMPED entry.  As we are a stamping challenge we must see stamping as the focal piece of your entry for you to be considered for the prize. We are sponsored this month by BE CREATIVE.

For my card I have used a stencil and distress inks for the background.  No indigo I'm afraid as I couldn't find a near enough colour ink .The stamps are Inkylicious.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Spring flowers



With all the time in the world I'm finding it very difficult to concentrate on doing any crafting, I have spent this afternoon making a load of cards using some free Hunkydory toppers and papers, mindless assembling really although the images are lovely hares and they do look quite nice, will help to fill up my box for selling cards for charity when can do that again.

In my post this morning I received a letter from DWP advising me that from next week I will get an extra 25p in my pension as I will be 80, wondering what I can spend it all on.! Joking apart I am well aware that we are fortunate to get our pensions paid every week when so many folk are suffering financial hardship right now. We are in our third week on self isolating and I am happy that we are able to do this and also have access to fresh air in the garden, missing seeing family though.

Anyhow back to my card , I have had these Crafty Individual daffodils for ages and had forgotten about them until I saw a beautiful journal page by Sandra . I messed up the first attempt and so I cut round the top of the flowers and added a piece of inked paper behind them. The littel sentiment is Hobby Arts.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Christmas Critters



The April challenge at Sparkles Christmas has been chosen by Helen and she is asking for Christmas Critters.
I have used a toppers and papers by Hunkydory for my card.  Hope you will visit the challenge blog and see the inspiration from the design team and join in our challenge.