Tuesday 29 October 2019

October friuits

Hi there! I m here with my DT card for Dora Knutselhoekje. 
The  theme the DT are following this month is October fruits. I used the Apples and Pears image, printed onto Kraft and coloured with my Arteza professional colouring pencils. I stencilled onto the base card using a Bee Crafty Mandala stencil and oxide inks. All card in this project is recycled. There are lots beautiful samples on Dora's blog from the rest of the DT. Do pop over there and take a look at Dora's fabulous images.
Thanks for looking!

Friday 25 October 2019

Rudolf day for October

 I've been thinking about the environment a bit more this year, so this month for the Rudolf Days challenge I am showing a couple of cards made with recycled products. The first was made for a competition at PDA, and is made with 'cup-cycled' card. Judging by the colours I think it may be Costa coffee cups! It only comes in this shade of pink. I stamped with Woodware stamps using brilliance ink, fussy cutting the main image and sticking on to a circle cut from some amazon packaging and sprayed with gold glimmer mist. The buttons were from grandma's button box, and I added a few drops of stickles and nuvo drops. I am entering this one into the Penny Black and More challenge where the theme is 'Pretty in Pink'.
My second card was made using the 'Crush' range of card stock from PDA which is also recycled. I used a woodware stamp and a hobby art sentiment. I coloured with Zig clean colour markers and added liquid pearls for the berries.
Do pop over to Scrappy Mo's blog and take a look at the fabulous christmas inspiration.
Thanks for looking!

Monday 21 October 2019

A bit of Silver

The challenge at Allsorts this week is to add something gold or silver. I embossed this lovely Woodware stamp in silver and coloured the background with zig pens. I matted and layered using silver mirri paper and stuck it on the front of a silver grey card. I managed to leave a versamark fingerprint on the base card, so I stamped round it with my inkylicious twinchie stamp in versamark then dusted with silver mica powder. It covered it up nicely 😁 In the past I would probably have cut away the base card or even binned it and started again. These days I try and find ways to cover up mistakes. Well placed sequins, splatter stamps, doodle stamps, liquid pearls and embellishments are all very useful, lol. Do you have a prefered method for covering fingerprints or smudges?
Thanks for looking xxx

Friday 18 October 2019

Stamping Sensations mid month Autumn inspiration

I can't believe it has been almost two weeks since my last post. Last weekend was Stamp Magic so Lynne and her friend Morag came to stay. We had a fabulous time at the show meeting up and chatting with Sandma, Kath from Allsorts, Bev from Bee Crafty, Jenny Mayes and the Inkylicious family. Lynne and I also had a lovely day shopping and crafting on the Monday. I've had 3 governors meetings this week too, so I'm definitely going to be back at my craft table today. 
Anyway, here is my mid month inspiration for Stamping Sensations where the theme is 'Trees, Leaves and Autumn'. The leaf stamps are from Uniko and the sentiment is an Inkylicious stamp. I masked it off using 2 widths of masking tape across the base card and dusted with distress ink in tea dye and wild honey. I used memento inks to stamp the leaves, using 2nd generation ink for some. Finally I added the berries using liquid pearls. I really enjoy making single layer cards like this!
 You still have plenty of time to enter the challenge, so do pop over to the challenge blog for more inspiration. Don't forget to check your entry against the challenge rules and take a look at the fabulous inspiration!
Thanks for looking!

Sunday 6 October 2019

October at Stamping Sensations

Good morning, It's time for our October challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month we are looking for

 ****Trees, Leaves or Autumn****
 As the title suggest we would love to see your hand-stamped creations that include trees, leaves and autumn. I am sure you will come up with lots of fabulous and seasonal designs. 
My card's focal image is a gorgeous leaf bouquet from Lesia Zgharda stamps and was coloured with zig clean color brush markers. Our wonderful sponsors this month are  Stamp Addicts. They have a show on Hochanda on Thursday (10th October) at 4pm. Do tune in and take a look at their fabulous goodies!
Even though it is an easy theme, we need you to play by the rules:
Please can I remind you we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image which reflects the theme as the focal element of your artwork , this means:
Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest
  There is a fabulous £25 store voucher for our lucky winner. There are some wonderful stamps and stamping products on the Stamp Addict's website, not forgetting their new releases on Hochanda on Thursday.
 Do pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous creations from my talented team mates!
Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday 1 October 2019

Boys to Men and a digi from Dora

 The Challenge over at Allsorts this week is to share a card for boys or men. I was asked by one of my karate buddies to make a thank you card for our Sensei. I don't have any Karate themed stamps (even finding digis for adults is dificult) so I googled clip art and found these free images. I then used inks and stencils to create the background. The scrabble tiles looked much straighter in real life, lol. Here is a picture of me with him. If you know of any martial Arts themed stamps please let me know. I have digis from Mo Manning and Kenny K which are great for kids but not really suitable for adults.

My second card should have been on my blog on 24th September, but with one thing and another I am afraid I forgot. Sorry Dora! Better late than never! This was my DT card for Dora's digis that you can find here.  The papers were some I made ages ago using the shaving foam marbling technique and Distress reinkers made into sprays. I've been doing quite a bit of pencil colouring on grey and kraft card as it makes the paler colours pop.
Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments x