Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Autumn Scene


 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Autumn colours or scene.  For my card I have used an old Artistic Outpost stamp and some die cut leaves. I hope you will vist the challenge blog and see the great samples made by the design team.

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

and 

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. 



Sunday, 13 March 2022

Humming birds


 A very simple card, the birds are coloured using Charisma and Polychromo pencils, mat layer colured with distress inks Peacock feathers and Prize ribbon, looks a lot more blue on here than it is really.  

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Black and white


 Woops! thought I had done my post for Try It On Tuesday but obviously not, so late as ever here is my DT card for the new challenge which is Black and White plus One, my plus one is the little pink nose on this cute kitty cat. The stencilling is the same black ink just applied lightly.  The design team have some fabulous samples over on the challenge site so I hope you will pay them a visit.  

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Wine Not ?


 I'm not normally one for cutesy cards but I fell in love with this Tipsy Mouse from Pink Ink Stamps, just made a simple card, coloured with pencils, bit of glitter on wings and bubbles and a few gems. Piece of embossed card as background.

I'd like to enter these challenges

Make My Monday - Food and drink  ( there is no food, mousy has eaten it all )

My Time To Craft - Embossing wet /dry  - embossed background panel

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Texture


 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is "Texture"  lots of lovely design team samples over on the challenge blog so I hope you will visit them.  For mt card I have used white texture paste through a stencil, added some extra stencilling and the white rings are acrylic paint using a spray bottle top and the smaller ones with the top of a pencil, The big stencil and the hot air balloon are from a boxed set by Indigo Blu.

Saturday, 19 February 2022

It's about time


 I.m catching up on a few masculine cards at the moment and seen a couple of challenges about Time/clocks which inspired me to have a playwith this Woodware stamp that I haven't used for some time.Stamped a background with a very, very old Hero Arts background stamp, I have 3d'd the clock faces and the bluebird to give a little dimension, the sentiment is an even old stamp, I do like to dig the oldies out now and again !



The Male Room Challenge- Clocks


and

Daring Card Makers - In the Nick Of Time

Friday, 11 February 2022

Butterfly


 I said I was going to try and use my embossing folders and stencils more and I have used both on this card.  The back ground is an embossing folder that was free with a magazine, it was with some peacock stamps so I think it is meant to be peacock tails, whatever, its quite a pretty folder. Just coloured it lightly with distress ink. The butterfly circle is an old Spellbinders set and the butterfly was also a freebie with creative stamping magazine . There is a little stencilling on the circle too.  After I had coloured the butterfly with Inktense pencils I decided to go over it with glitterpens, it's very sparkly in real life!

I'd like to enter my card into

Lets Squash It - Use EF, green and an insect. 



Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Gone!

 Don’t know what has happened to post below this, just disappeared and I can’t get it to repost. If you click on post title brings up picture,comments etc




All Loved Up

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Back sliding again!


 Can't believe another week has flown by.so much for me updating my blog more frequently. In mitigation I have been trying to plan a family get together for my husband's 90th birthday next Sunday. we decided against a big party as we still don't feel too happy about being around too many people so are having an afternoon tea and cake get together for the family members who have been there for us through the last two years of the pandemic.   Anyhow to get round to my post !  I seem to think I have made a similar card to this before but looking back through my files can't find anything.  Background is distress inks, the stamped circles are from two different old sets and the die is a memory box one I've had for years. 

Cardz4guyz -  something beginning with P - penny farthing 


Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Under The Sea


 I made this card for a challenge I just came across called Lets Squash It, intrigued I had a look and its a challenge for using embossing folders. One of the things I have promised myself to do this year is use my embossing folders (of which I have loads!) and also my stencils (ditto)   This card was one of those that really didn't want to be made and there are several glaring mistakes on it but I started so I was going to finish,  The embossing folder I've used for the background is High Seas from Stampin Up. The porthole stamp I've had for years, no idea where it came from and the fish and seaweeds are a cheap stamp set that came from The Range a couple of years ago, never used until now.

Lets Squash It Challenge - Under the sea

and also

Cardz4guyz -Something beginning with P (porthole)


Use a quote


 Its time again for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday  and this time it is "Use a Quote"  We would like to see more than just a small sentiment for this challenge, any type of medium is welcome.  For my card I have used a piece of card smooshed with cosmic shimmer gilding polish, added some stencilled dragongflies with oxide ink and stamped the large dragobfly with versafine ink. Coloured the wings with glitter pens  and added a few sequins.  The word stamps are Inkylicious.  The design time have lots of inspiration for you over on the challenge blog so I hope you will visit them.

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Floral


 This is a new stamp that my sister gifted to me at Christmas and I love it. It is a VERY big stamp so this is only part of it on a 5x7 card.  I really enjoyed colouring it with a mixture of Polychrome,Carisma and Coloursoft pencils, the sentiment is stamped and embossed on vellum and secured with a couple of brads. I wonder how many people have a large stash of brads and eyelets, wish their use would come back into card fashion !  I'd like to enter my card into My Time To Craft Challenge which is Floral and also
Seize The Birthday - embossing (flowers and sentiment are embossed)


Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Masculine


 A card for a family members birthday next month.  I've used a "cover a card" stamp for th background, the rest of the stamps are Stampin Up.  I'd like to enter my card into Creative Crafting Uncles challenge with is Masculine Birthday

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Up Up And Away


 I don't often buy cute stamps but I did fall for the Little Folk mice from Pink Ink, love their skinny legs and cute shoes. There is a balloon stamp with the mouse set but I used an older stamp that was free with a magazine a  year or two ago as I felt she really needed a big bunch of balloons, looks like she is almost taking off !  I'd like to enter this into Daring Card Makers Challenge - Up Up and Away



Thursday, 13 January 2022

Cheers


 Quick last minute card for Grandson (adult)   I've had these Apple Blossom stamps for a long time but never used them,. Bit of quick colouring with polychromo pencils, embossed the top half and found a bit of toning paper for the bottom half.  I'd like to enter this card into Cardz4guyz challenge which is spots/stripes. 

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

In with the new


 Time for the first challenge of the year over at Try It On Tuesday and this time it is " In with the new".  All kinds of medium are welcome as long as they comply with the theme.  For my card I have used new stamps which I bought just before Christmas and had not had time to use them until now.  The heap of cats is an AALL & Create stamp and the wording is by Stamp Market.  I got these stamps at a little Stamp shop in Skipton run by a lovely lady called Katy, I was so happy to be in a real bricks and mortar shop after nearly two years on only online shopping ! hopefully I'll be back before too long.  The design team have some great samples to inspire you over on the challenge blog so I hope ypu will pay them a visit.

I'm also entering cardz4galz challenge - New Stash
and

Sunday, 9 January 2022

Monster Birthday


 Just a fun card I have just made for a Great Grandson's fifth birthday.  I'm getting a liking for slim line and quite simple cards at the moment, change from my usual "just have to add a bit more and a bit more too"  I'm ashamed to say while looking for ideas amongst my boxes of stamps I found a full set of Paper Artsy stamps unopened and unused. They must have been there quite a while as I've only ever bought their stamps at Port Sunlight shows, haven't been there for several years so must be at least five years old ! Simply coloured with Polychromo pencils and wording added.  Looks a bit blotchy on here but doesn't in real life.  I'm trying to get back to posting on my blog a bit more regularly now so hope there are still some folks out there looking in.