Friday 31 August 2012

ColourQ Challenge 152

Hi everyone, this is my first entry for the ColourQ challenge, hi to everybody over there! When I saw the colour selection for this week, I thought my new Chapter One paper pad by Kaisercraft would come in useful!

Blue, green and grey  papers from Chapter One selection, sheet music paper from Victorian Garden by Echo Park.

Sentiment stamp, template to cut out top flower and Card Candi all by Craftwork Cards, leaf stamp and manuscript background stamps by Hero Arts.

Sue xx

Sunday Style Challenge no 6

Hello everybody, Amy's Style Challenge at Scrappin N Style this week is to make a fall creation with these colours.

I made my card by cutting four square apertures out of green card, embossed pieces of yellow and orange card using Cuttlebug swirls folder and Tim Holtz postcard folder, stamped some leaves using Judikins leaves cube and sepia Archival Ink, and water-coloured them with Ranger distress inks. Little sentiments stamp from a set by Hobby Art.

Sue x

Stampin Sisters in Christ #154

Hi everyone, I would like to express my appreciation to everyone who has visited my blog and left lovely comments, I am very grateful, thank you so much! Crafting is helping me to get through some difficult stuff at the moment.

Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge#154 is to make a card using die cuts, punches and shapes of any kind.

Their verse for this week is “Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”  Isaiah 64:8

For my card I've used papers from the Tea-Thyme collection by Prima.

The diamond shapes were cut out using a Craftwork Cards template, the central piece is a little label from the Tea-Thyme pad and the flowers were made using flower punches.

Stamped verse is "He makes all things beautiful in His time" Ecc 3:11 (by Our Daily Bread Designs).

Sue xx

Thursday 30 August 2012

More CAS !

Hi everyone, I have made this "thinking of you" card to enter into the Addicted to Stamps CAS challenge 2 and the Pink Elephant challenge 163 to make a sympathy/thinking of you card.

I stamped the flowers, cut them out and used a punch to make the little centres, attached the flowers with foam pads, cut a banner out and stamped the words, cut out the word "you" separately and attached it with a heart shaped button.

Stamps used: Hero Arts flowers, PSX alphabet stamps. Inks used: Hero Arts Shadow Inks.

Sue x

Tuesday 28 August 2012

A CAS morning (!)

Hi everyone, I have had a CAS morning today and made a few cards inspired by the Less Is More challenge this week to use a 3-2-1 recipe, that is, 3 of something, 2 of something and 3 of something else. Also had fun using stamps I haven't used for a while!

This first card above is made using stamps by A Stamp in the Hand and Cranberry and Lettuce inks by Adirondack - 3 fruits, 2 colours and 1 banner.

For this card, I used a shaped card blank by Craftwork Cards, border stamp by Glitz Designs and word stamp by Stampendous, stamped using Denim ink by Adirondack - 3 gems, 2 words and 1 border.

I have stamped a heart stamp by Glitz Designs and heat embossed with Egyptian Gold embossing powder, little flower stamp by Penny Black and words stamp by Hero Arts - 3 flowers, 2 words, 1 heart.

I would also like to enter this card as my second entry into the ATS Addicted to [Gold] Challenge 2 to make a card using GOLD.

This card was made by inking a panel with Artnic Cinnamon and Umber inks, and stamping in Umber with a little leafy stamp from a set by Hobby Art, word stamp by Hero Arts - 3 words, 2 colours, 1 panel.

I used the Dots N Flowers stamps (Hero Arts) to stamp the flowers onto patterned paper and cut them out, stamped the stems and leaves - 3 flowers, 2 pearls, 1 ribbon.


Sue xx

Sunday 26 August 2012

CR84FN 61 and Less Is More 82

Hi everyone, and welcome to new member Jean.

CR84FN blog colour challenge this time is to use the colours aqua, tan and cream.

I've used papers and die cuts from the Sweet Peas in a Pod range by Craftwork Cards to make my card.

I would also like to enter this card (2nd entry) in the Less Is More challenge this week which is a 3-2-1 recipe. I've used three flowers, two strips of paper and one sentiment!


Saturday 25 August 2012

Less Is More week 82

Hi everyone, I always struggle with making CAS cards, I think I never manage to get it quite right and its sooo frustrating but nevertheless I will persevere!

The Less Is More challenge this week is a RECIPE 3 - 2 - 1. All you need to do is to incorporate 3 of something, 2 of something and 1 of something else.

My card has three leaves (stamp by Hero Arts), two shades of green (Ranger Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint) and one sentiment (stamp by TPC).

I would also like to enter this card into the CASology challenge this week to make a card using GREEN.

Sue xx

Friday 24 August 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge 146

Hi everybody, the Play Date Cafe have a colour splash challenge this week.

Here's how I made my card.

1. Cut two tag shape pieces of white card using Craftwork Cards tag template.
2. Cover one piece with papers and embellishments.
3. Make a score line one inch in from the side on the other piece, bend along the score line, apply some double-sided tape to the narrow part and stick to the front of the card. Add ribbon.

Papers, die cuts and Card Candi all by Craftwork Cards.

Sue xx

Word Art Wednesday challenge 42

Hello everybody, Word Art Wednesday is a challenge blog which provides a weekly Scripture verse for inspiration (although you can use any inspirational words or sentiment) and the verse this week which I've used on my card is:

I've put the verse onto a die cut shape and edges coloured with Ranger distress ink (Tumbled Glass), used Victorian Garden papers by Prima for the background, with some die cut flowers, punched leaves, pearls and ribbon.

Sue xx

Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge 153

Hi everyone, and a warm welcome to new member, Stampsnob.

The Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week is to make a card using a SENTIMENT ONLY (die-cuts and punches OK).

For my card, I used backing papers from Meadow Lark collection by Prima, three die-cuts and a Martha Stewart punched border, sentiment stamp by Stampendous.

Sue xx

Wednesday 22 August 2012

ATS Addicted to {Gold} challenge 2

Hello everybody, hope you have had a good day!

I was considering whether or not to actually post this card for the Addicted to Stamps Addicted to [Gold] Challenge 2 because its made entirely with gold peel-offs.

Peel-offs, love them or hate them? They are a bit like that mulberry paper, LOL there may be some that have been languishing in your craft stash for years!

I cut a label shape out of cream card and edged with peel-offs, cut the flowers out, added a few flourishes and a sentiment.

Sue xx

Speedy Fox and Friends challenge 121

Hi everyone, and a warm welcome to new member, Ardyth.

The current Speedy Fox and Friends challenge is to make "nice friendly cards to warm the heart of a friend".

As the sentiment I used is "Friends are the sunshine of life",  I wanted to have nice sunny colours on my card. I cut a square piece of white card and stamped some flowers from a Hobby Art stamp set and heat embossed in black, used a circle punch to make a mask for the sun, and coloured with Ranger distress inks.

Sue xx

Sunday 19 August 2012

One Layer Wednesday no 101

Hi everybody and a big hello and welcome to new members Stephanie and Marie!

This is my first entry in the One Layer Wednesday challenge to make a card using the colour BLUE. I would also like to enter this card into the Addicted to Stamps challenge (2nd entry), theme challenge #2 - a card for BOYS.

I've stamped all the elements with Ranger Distress Ink (Faded Jeans) and water-coloured with Aqua Markers.

Ocean scene, bird and anchor stamps by Kanban, sentiment stamp by Craftwork Cards.

I also made a DL version, as I don't have many mens cards in my stash - this time I stamped with black Memento and water-coloured with Ranger Distress Inks (sentiment stamp by Dawn Bibby Designs).

Was hoping to carry on crafting but the craft room is a little hot to say the least!

Sue xx

Saturday 18 August 2012

Tulips and torn vellum

"No matter how long the Winter, Spring is sure to follow"

Hi everyone, I made this card by stamping a white card panel with a tulips stamp by De Nami and colouring using the water-colour technique. I embossed the sentiment (Inkylicious) onto a piece of torn vellum and mounted the panel onto some pearlescent card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday week 41
Simply Less Is More week 81 [torn paper]
Paper Pretties PWC219 [square card]

Sue xx

Less Is More week 81

Hello everyone, the Less Is More challenge this week is to make a card using TORN paper.

I made my card: a little panel stamped with the grass (by Marion Emberson) and butterfly (by Inkylicious) in pink embossing ink and heat embossing with pearl plum powder, mounted onto torn mulberry paper. The dots were made with a glue pen and silver embossing powder.

This is another one I made with mulberry paper, a Craftwork Cards stamp embossed with twinkly embossing powder onto vellum and coloured on the back.

Sue xx

Friday 17 August 2012

Addicted to Stamps theme challenge 2

Hi everyone, Addicted to Stamps theme challenge this week is to make a card for boys.

My vintage car stamp (and grass and trees) is from the "Old Crock" stamp set by Butterfly Kisses, diecut message band and message from Craftwork Cards.

Sue xx

Stampin Sisters in Christ #152 and Paper Pretties Wednesday

Hi everyone, Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week is to make a card about HOME.

I have made this little birdie house card with a stamp by Hobby Art.

Am also entering this into the Paper Pretties challenge PWC219 to make a SQUARE card.

Sue xx

Thursday 16 August 2012

Speedy Fox challenge 120

Hi everyone, Speedy Fox & Friends have a challenge this week to make a card with DOTS.

I made my background by inking with a few colours through different masks (including dots) and stamped with Sepia archival.

The red panel was made by embossing a piece of Coredinations card with the Sizzix Embossing Boutique with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.

I stamped the other Coredinations panel with stamps from the Vintage Blue stamp set by Glitz and added some dots with white distress stain and the dotty mask, toned down with some distress ink.

Sue xx

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Sunday Style challenge 4

Hi everyone, on my browsing travels I came across the Sunday Style Challenge at  Scrappin N Style blog and was challenged to make a card using pool party colours (plus a stamp and a punch)

I used stamps from the Dots N Flowers clear stamp set by Hero Arts, stamped the flower panel twice and the large flower once in black Brilliance ink and embossed with clear powder. I found some Marvy markers which matched the challenge colours, scribbled them onto my ceramic tile and picked up the colour with a water brush to colour the panels and flower **.  I put some aqua card through the Sizzix Embossing Boutique, and used two punches, one for the border and one for the little leafy fronds which I coloured to match. I found this card quite challenging as these are not colours I would normally put together on a card!

** TIP: you can use this technique with marker pens that don't have enough ink to colour onto card well.

Sue xx

Monday 13 August 2012

Less Is More week 80

Hi everyone, challenge week 80 at Less Is More is for a creation featuring fur or feathers and as you can see, I have chosen feathers! Ranger Milled Lavender and Scattered Straw inks used for background and birds stamped in grey dye ink by Nick Bantock.

Bird stamp from Vintage Blue stamp set by Glitz.

Sue x

Tuesday 7 August 2012

Less Is More week 79 (no2)

Hello, I made a second entry for this week's Less is More "blue and green" challenge.

I inked the stamps (Hobby Art) with dark blue and green markers, mounted onto green and dark blue Coredinations card.

Sue x

Less Is More week 79

Hello everyone, the Less is More challenge this week is to make a card using the colours blue and green.

I have used bird cage, bird and flourish stamps by Kanban, stamped with Encore Metallic ink in blue and teal and embossed with clear embossing powder, sentiment stamp by Craftwork Cards.

Sue x

Friday 3 August 2012

Make My Monday colour challenge 5

Hi everyone, the current Make My Monday colour challenge is to use split complimentary colors: fuchsia, yellow and bright green.

Here is my initial attempt, not sure if I am entirely happy with it and methinks I will probably do another entry.

Flower and leaf stamps by Sheena Douglass, sentiment stamp by Craftwork Cards.

Sue xx

ATS 'Make Your Mark' Challenge 2

Hi everyone, Addicted to Stamps have their second 'Make Your Mark' challenge this week to make a project using markers.

It was nice to use some stamps I haven't used for quite a long time, and this solid image oriental lady stamp by A Stamp in the Hand is perfect to use with the technique of using markers as ink pads!

I find white glossy card is the best to use for this technique of colouring directly onto your stamp using dye/water based markers. After stamping the main image you can then scribble a little ink onto a non-porous surface (I use a large white ceramic tile) and fill in any gaps or highlight areas with a small stencil brush. I also made the background this way and stamped some little oriental characters and bamboo. Handmade paper was used as a backing before mounting onto black.

Sue xx