Saturday, 19 August 2017

HAPPY TIMES

Good evening.
I have made a card for this weeks LESS IS MORE CHALLENGE 'Perfect holiday':


I paper pieced the caravan:

When our boys were younger we used to stay in a caravan in Cornwall on holiday - happy times!
I had an idea in my head to create a card with a photo on it so this is what I came up with.

I used:
Stampin' Up! 'You're Sublime stamp set (without the sentiment), 'On Film' Framelits dies, dotty paper, punch for the clouds and flowers.
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die,
Label maker for the sentiment.

Looking at it now perhaps I should have made the photo frame a different colour to make it stand out more - what do you think?

Back to the drawing board!
Thanks for stopping by.

                     

Friday, 18 August 2017

GUY GREETINGS

I'm back with my second entry to the LESS IS MORE 'Vehicles' challenge:



This time I used Stampin' Up! Guy Greetings stamp set and Arrows embossing folder (retired). I sponged the embossed section to try and make it look like a tyre tread.

So there are my CAS cards for today - I know that I still have a long way to go to get it right but I will keep trying!
 Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend.

                     

SKY IS THE LIMIT

Good afternoon!
Here is the first of two cards which I am going to enter the LESS IS MORE CHALLENGE 'Vehicles':



I used Stampin' Up! The Sky Is The Limit stamp set and World Traveler embossing folder (both retired). I only stamped up part of the planes 'contrails' - had to look this word up as I didn't know what to call it! Apparently.....Those white streaks planes leave behind are actually artificial clouds. They're called contrails, which is a shortened version of the phrase “condensation trail." Airplane engines produce exhaust, just like car engines do. As hot exhaust gases escape from a plane, the water vapor in the fumes hits the air. So there you go!!!
Anyway I digress - then I coloured in my contrails with a chalk marker and circled my sentiment with a Stampin' Write marker but felt that it was too bold so I tried to soften it slightly with the chalk marker. This probably ruined the card but I will be back with my second entry shortly.

                       

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

OOL LA LA CREATIONS

Hi there!
I have a digital card today:



I used  'Ool La La Creations - The Shawn Jenkins Collection' CD rom, Pink Petticoat sentiment, ribbon and candy dots from SU.

Challenges:

Short and sweet again today - thanks for visiting!

            

Saturday, 5 August 2017

CAS HAPPY HOPPERS CARD

Hello and happy Saturday to you!
Today's card is an attempt at a CAS card:



I used:
The Gruffies and Happy Hoppers CDROM image coloured with pencils and Glossy Accents for the melon. Pink Petticoat sentiment punched with SU punches. Papertrey Ink embossing folder and SU edgelits die.

Challenges:

I am still determined to conquer the CAS look but it is soooo difficult!! I won't tell you how many times I moved things around on this card! 

Anyway thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend.

            

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

DOWNTON ABBEY TRIPPLE DISC CD-ROM

Hi there!
Here is the first card made from my new Downton Abbey CD-ROM:




Crafters Companion have got this CD in their clearance sale HERE.
I also used the feather die in the same range, Glossy Accents, SU ribbon and wooden 'celebration' (covered in Glossy Accents and glitter). Flower and black feather from stash.

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

                    

Monday, 17 July 2017

LET'S CELEBRATE!

Hello!
Just a quick House-Mouse card to share with you today:




I used:
House-Mouse Triple CD for pre-coloured image, sentiment and raspberry paper.
Forever Friends for stripy paper.
Glossy Accents.
Lace and candy dots SU

Challenges:

Short and sweet - thanks for stopping by!

              

Friday, 14 July 2017

FOAMIRAN FLOWERS

Hi there!
Have you seen the new crafty craze - Foamiran flowers?
Well I saw THIS CARD made by the super talented Bev Rochester and I was hooked!
I knew that I had to CASE the card for my mums birthday as it is just her all over!
So thank you Bev for the inspiration and my new found love:






Sorry for the photo overload but I am extremely pleased with the end result. It took along time to make but worth it I think.
Bev has some amazing video tutorials on her blog of how to make the flowers.
I think that I will invest in some oil pastels to colour my flowers as I used SU ink pads but had pink hands for days!

I used:
Happy Birthday die  Spellbinders (layered up several times for dimension)
Mum die from Clearly Besotted (also layered)
Frame from EBay
Bottle originally filled with glitter emptied out and filled with seed beads
I thought that the ribbon was from The Ribbon Girl but I can't find it at the store.
my mini sewing machine!

Challenges:
As you like it challenge 'peals or gems and why'  mine would have to be pearls as they are more subtle and elegant.

I am happy to say that my mum loved the card!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

                          

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Sunday, 2 July 2017

HOUSE-MOUSE CRISS CROSS CARD

Good afternoon from a glorious sunny Devon!

As I enjoyed making my last criss cross card I decided to make another one:





I used:
House-Mouse Tripple CD rom for image and paper
Forever Friends paper ( yellow and striped )
Flowers from the Ribbon Girl
Glossy Accents
Ribbon from stash
SU punch, buttons and candy dots
my mini sewing machine!

Challenges:

Right I'm off to enjoy the lovely weather - thanks for visiting.

                    

Monday, 19 June 2017

THE GRUFFIES AND HAPPY HOPPERS CRISS CROSS CARD

Good morning!
I have my very first Criss Cross card today - WITH STITCHING!!!






I used:
Striped and dotted papers from Pink Petticoat
Martha Stewart flower punch
SU oval punches
butterfly punch, leaf punch, pearls and buttons
Stickles
My £14.99 tiny sewing machine from Dunelm

Challenges:


I thoroughly enjoyed making this card so will hopefully make another one soon  :-)
Please be nice and don't look too carefully at my wonky stitching!!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you are enjoying the sunshine.

               

Sunday, 18 June 2017

DIE-NAMICS 'ALL-STAR HIGH TOP'

Good evening!
Today's card is for my youngest son's birthday which was yesterday:





I used:
DIE-NAMICS  'ALL-STAR HIGH TOP' DIE
DIE-NAMICS  'WONKY STITCH RECTANGLES DIES'
MEMORY BOX NUMBERS
RETIRED STAMPIN' UP PAPER 
LOTV SENTIMENT TAGS and the 'son' was Forever Friends stamp

CHALLENGES:

I modelled my card on my son's own Converse so I knew what colours to use!
It is hard to believe that my baby is 19 ..... eeek! I was married at his age!
Right must dash although in this heat move slowly would be better ;-)
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have had a great weekend.

                      
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