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Monday, 23 April 2018

Monday again ....

Morning all,

Hope your weekend was a good one and that there are no thick heads this morning! If there are then at least my card won't cause you a problem as it's a very muted palette today ...... one of those sometimes tricky masculine cards ....

My card
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of black card, cut to mat
  • Art Gone Wild image stamped using black ink
  • Tim Holtz sentiment stamped using blue ink
  • Tim Holtz stencil used to apply grey ink randomly around the image
Tim Holtz THJ009 Saying Stuff, Art Gone Wild card MI2511,
Tim Holtz stencil THS006 fading dots
Inks: Versafine onyx black and Ranger Archival cobalt blue and watering can (not shown)
I'll be entering the above for the follolwing challenges:-
  1. Watercooler Wednesday - challenge No. 166 - MASCULINE/ATG
  2. Paper Shelter - challenge No. 355 - BIRTHDAY
  3. Crafty Sentiments - April 17th challenge - ONLY FOR THE BOYS
  4. Shopping Our Stash - challenge No. 350 - YO DUDE! (Masculine only card)
  5. Creative Friday - challenge No. 203 - FOR A BOY or MAN

And now for something a little more feminine, using some new stash - YAY!

My card
And a closer view of my colouring and wink of Stella twinkle!
  
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of yellow card, cut to mat
  • Tim Holtz two part image and MFT sentiments stamped using black ink 
  • Derwent pencils used to colour with the clear wink of Stella used to add subtle twinkle
  • Stardust stickles to add some bling to the flower head
STAMPS: MFT CS-214 Handwritten Happiness and Tim Holtz THMM107
Memento tuxedo black ink, Derwent coloursoft pencils and Wink of Stella clear gel glitter brush pen
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafting With Friends - challenge No. 65 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 16 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES
  3. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 292 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 145 - ANYTHING GOES
Wishing my blog buddy SandraS a very
 today



Saturday, 21 April 2018

It's Saturday and the sun is OUT!

Hi there,

Well, we made it to the weekend .. got anything exciting lined up? We are most likely BBQ-ing with neighbours this afternoon/evening - there's a rack of ribs with my name on!

It's been cooler in the mornings and I've been finding myself in the craft room .... I've a birthday card to share with you this morning . . . 

My card
  
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Three pieces of white card cut to fit and mat
  • Snippets of card in white and black - for my image panel
  • PB image stamped using the pink ink
  • Around the outer edge of my white matting panel I applied (DTP method) the pink ink before overstamping (using the same ink) the foliage image
  • Sentiment stamped using the black ink
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight the mage and to trace over the sentiment font
Penny Black "Woodland Beauty" set, TPC Studio "Greetings" set
Inks: Memento rosebud and Versafine onyx black
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. CraftyCatz - challenge No. 413 - ANYTHING GOES (+DT call)
  2. CASonFriday - challenge No. 131 - BLACK, WHITE and PINK
  3. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 292 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Cardz4Galz - challenge No. 69 - BLACK, WHITE and one BRIGHT COLOUR
  5. Craft Rocket - challenge No. 47 - FLOWERS

Friday, 20 April 2018

Welcome to Friday and the weekend starts here ...

Morning peeps,

Hope your week went well, as ours did.


My card
  
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of navy card cut to mat
  • Dylusions image stamped using black ink
  • Derwent coloursoft pencils used to colour
  • TPC Studio greeting stamped using black ink
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight text and dots on the bird

Stamps: TPC Studio clear greetings and Dylusions DYZ55143
Versafine onyx black ink
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Cards in Envy - April 16th challenge - BIRTHDAY CARD
  2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 80 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Pile It On - challenge No. 141 - SMALL AND/OR PENCILS - I went with pencils
  4. Fashionable Stamping - challenge No. 134 - ANIMALS - pretty sure birds count as one of the DT used a bird on her card
  5. Seize The Birthday - April 12th challenge - VIBRANT COLOURS
AND ... I got a delivery of new stash, I'm delighted, just got to decide quite WHERE to start ... where would YOU start?





Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Welcome to hump day Wednesday - downhill to the weekend!

Morning peeps,

Hope your week is coming along nicely, as ours is.


My card
  
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of deep purple card, cut to mat
  • Narrow purple polka dot organza ribbon
  • Snippets of card in both the white and purple, for my image panel
  • Stampendous image stamped using black ink
  • Coloursoft pencils used to add just a dash of colour to the bloom
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight
Stampendous N152 Agapanthus, Ranger Archival jet black ink
Stardust stickles
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Through The Craft Room Door - April 17th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 65 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Creates and Makes - challenge No. 20 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Unicorn Challenges - challenge No. 31 - USE SOME RIBBON
  5. Get Creative - challenge No. 68 - NO PATTERNED PAPER

Monday, 16 April 2018

Welcome to another week ...

Morning all,

Hope you all enjoyed a good weekend, we had a tremendous thunderstorm last evening - hung around for hours too! Still, a good excuse to head to my ToC and make the card below!

My card
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Three pieces of white card cut to fit and mat + snippets of white for my image panel
  • Recollections Christmas image stamped on to my white card using black ink
  • MSE sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Studiog bunting stamped using the red ink and snowflake using the blue ink
  • Tim Holtz checker border stamped using the red ink
  • Derwent coloursoft pencils used to colour image and bunting
  • Stardust stickles to highlight
Tim Holtz CSS30201 "Grunge Cirque", MSE M118 "Holiday sentiments", Studiog VS4911
Inks: Memento tuxedo black and lady bug + Ranger Archival cobalt blue
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 381 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES - with OPTIONAL twist of SNOWMAN
  2. A Bit More Time To Craft - challenge No. 66 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Sweet Stampin' Christmas - April challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. Happy Little Stampers - April Christmas challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  5. The Merry Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 15 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES