Monday, 24 April 2017

Less Is More -Stripes # 325

Was thinking about card making and looking at Less Is More and the amazing cards there and saw the latest challenge - and had a "light bulb " moment - then began the search for a certain stamp ! I was absolutely delighted when I found it and a few others (dare I say I forgot I had !!!!)
In the past I have struggled to make this work but decided bad taste colouring was the only way forward ......I hope this has enough stripes !
It was coloured with distress inks (with water) and Atyou Spica pens for sparkle
I am entering this is in Less Is More #325 Stripes

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Blog One year Old

wow I have just realised that it has been a year since I entered blogland as a blogger -this was all because my crafting friend Jenny of
said I should start one - so one year on I am still blogging and entering competitions - thank you to all of you who have visited from far and wide ,given advice and encouragement ,cost me a fortune in new craft gear- which I just had to have ..........and been it's been a ball - here's to another year of crafting - Thank you


Casology -Grow

I needed to make a card for my Uncle - who has a great sense of humour - so looking for inspiration I looked at a few challenge blogs and came across Casology -theme this week is Grow - sooooooo I came across this StampinUP stamp ( which I have had a while ) and I think it ticks the boxes - after all cheese grows better with age - doesnt it ! and the sentiment is funny - Happy Birthday Uncle Alan ,On the plus side it is clean and simple with lots of white space

Less is More - spring walk #324 -Uniko Gerbera

I saw the Less is More Challenge and thought ooooo I have a lovely stamp set from Uniko which I could use - they are such pretty flowers - I stamped and embossed them in white superfine powder from Ranger , then used my NEW distress oxides to blend the colours in a technique I saw by Gina K .I will enter this in the LiM challenge

Cats on a card-NBUS

I have had this stamp for a while and Have only just got round to using it -I had so much fun colouring the cats - I used distress inks as water colours and using the tim holtz fine water brush ( which is the best btw )  I managed to layer the colours giving a small amount of shadowing ( I hope )

I will enter this in a few challenges :-
Stamp IT
Anything Goes #339

I have now sent this card but realise that I forgot to ground the cats oh well - nothing I can do now -lol

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Goodies from SimonSaysstamp

I have waited sooooo long for these to arrive - and it was worth the wait - now I need to order some more oxides - they are stunning to use - cards will follow over the next few days while I play with them .Fun times 😅

Male Birthday Cards

This was made for my brother-in-law and was using my new infusions from IndigoBlu - It was a "happy " accident (I think) .I masked off  a panel and stamped the clocks in versafine and then wet the panel and sprinkled the infusion powder , I then moved the colour around -carefully or so I thought ......... when I took off the masked paper I discovered he infusions had spread under the masked paper - but actually I liked the effect .The "Happy" die was die cut several times and glued together -then stamped the birthday and added a few tonic nuvo drops in glossy black -Voila

I still find male cards soooooo hard