Monday, 18 September 2017

Thank Whoo!

A second post today, another CAS card with a few challenges in mind.

The owl, coloured with Promarkers, is from a freebie set of stamps that came with a magazine several years ago.  I stamped it with black Archival Ink, as I couldn't get a good impression using my usual Memento ink pad.  I think it's to do with the quality of the stamp.  The sentiment is from a Woodware set of owl stamps.  I made a frame using MB 'Stitched Rectangle' dies and added some tiny punched leaves to the corners. 

I am joining in the following challenges:

Easy as 1,2,3 Card

I've been AWOL for a while as we've been away for a few days with limited internet access.   I'm trying to catch up on my blog visiting!

Today's card is a card I made using a Darice 'Floral Whimsical' embossing folder, which I won recently over on the Butterfly Challenge. It's such a lovely, detailed e/f,  I didn't want to add too much to it.  The butterflies are punched with an X-cut punch and positioned on some of the embossed flowers.  So.... a very quick and easy card today.  I was going to enter this card for the both parts of the current Butterfly Challenge, but I think the colour is more purple than indigo.  I'm hoping the butterflies count as a silhouette.  

I am joining in the following challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #85 ~ Butterflies + S is for Silhouette and/or the colour Indigo
Cards in Envy Challenge ~ Easy as 1, 2, 3 Card Challenge
That's Crafty Fly Away Challenge

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Happy 43rd Anniversary!

I can't believe that my hubby and I are celebrating our 43rd Wedding Anniversary today.  How time flies!  This is the card I made for him.
I used a Just Inklined digi stamp, 'Titanic', which is coloured with Promarkers.  The top part of the background is embossed with a Creative Expressions 'Love Hearts' e/f.  The border at the bottom was punched with a Fiskars heart border punch.  Because I didn't want the embossing to show through the heart aperture in the border, I used the punch again with white card and used the waste hearts to inlay into the red border.

 I am joining in the following challenges:
Ooh La La Challenge Challenge #237 ~ Happily Ever After

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Little Hedgie

A birthday card today for a blogging friend.

The cute image is from Digi Stamp Boutique, which I've coloured with Promarkers.  I've used MB 'Stitched Rectangles' for matting and layering.  To make the panel, I used and old X-cut punch in a strip pink card and backed with the same green card I used for backing the image.  The bottom part of the card is embossed with a Creative Expressions 'Checkboard' embossing folder. 

I am joining in the following challenges:
Digi Stamp Boutique September Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown #360 ~ Happy Birthday

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Thinking of You

❤️ Thinking of everyone caught up in the hurricanes. ❤️
Stay safe! 

A 'White on White' sympathy card made recently for a blogging friend.
Lots of dies used on this card.  

Creative Expressions: Ornate Pierced Rectangles, Double Pierced Ovals, String Flowers, Petite Vinery
Memory Box: Stitched Ovals, Pippi Butterfly, Isabella Butterfly
Cheery Lynn: French Lattice Small

The sentiment is grey, as black was too stark. I added tiny white pearls for the butterfly flight path and slightly larger ones for the flower centres. 

I am joining in the following challenges:
Dies R Us Challenge #80 ~ Die Cut Handmade Flowers
HLS September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge ~ Anything goes with die cuts and/or embossing
Crafty Friends Challenge #66 ~ Use dies and/or punches
Crafty Cardmakers #195 ~ Monochrome

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Flying high!

I can post this birthday card, now that I know it's been received by my friend's husband.  There's a little story behind this card, as it's not the one the recipient was supposed to receive!   We were on our way down to our caravan in Devon for a few days, when I suddenly remembered the date and realised our friend's birthday was before we came home.  I'd bought a caravan stamp to use especially for his card, which I intended to make after we got home, but didn't have it with me.  So, a little creative thinking was needed as I had a couple of hours to make a card before I needed to post it.
I had taken a few new dies I'd bought from eBay with me but, apart from fairies and a unicorn, the hot air balloon was the only other die I had.  I die cut the balloon in black, stuck double sided tape over the back, covering all the apertures, and inlaid all the coloured die cut pieces.  I had no patterned paper, embossing folders or inks to make a background, but then I found an old brochure for the caravan site we stay in, which had a map of the site in the middle.  It was perfect for the background as our friends frequently stay at the same caravan site too.  I attached the hot air balloon with foam pads to give the impression that it's flying over the site.  A sentiment peeloff I happened to have in the craft box I keep in the caravan finished off my card.  So the card was posted on time......although I discovered later that they were on holiday for his birthday and so I would have had plenty of time to make a card when I got home and post it!

I am joining in the following challenges:
Die Cut Diva's September Challenge ~ Masculine/Men/ Boys
HLS September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge ~ Anything goes with die cuts and/or embossing
MIUCB #5 - Anything Goes + Inlaid Die Cut
Crafty Friends Challenge #66 ~ Use dies and/or punches

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Follow Your Dreams!

A masculine card today for a young man off to university soon. 

 I die cut a dreamcatcher with a die I bought from  eBay, using silver mirror card, which was then layered on MB 'Stitched Ovals'.  The embossing folder I used for the background is 'Feathers' by Crafts Too. I die cut the edge of the black card with a MB 'Stitched Country Border' die, before attaching it to the right hand side of my card.  The sentiment is layered on a black die cut, although it doesn't show up very well in the photo.  Both the sentiment and the ovals are raised up on foam tape.  I added three punched feathers, using a Fiskars punch, to finish off my card.

I am joining in the following challenges: