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Saturday 31 May 2014

Stitching Real or Faux at Totally Gorjuss

Good morning it's time for a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss where this week we want to see stitching, real or faux on your projects. I've made a set of ATC's this week which are also for this months swap on face book where the theme was blossom and added some faux stitching around the edge of each ATC. I used this gorgeous digi stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique which I coloured with my promarkers. I printed the image of twice so I could pop of the flowers to give the ATC a bit more depth. The edges of the image and the DP ( Dovecraft back to basics 3)  have been inked with Antique Distress Ink.

Aimee's home work for last term was to create a piece of Artwork in a different style so I suggested she could make an ATC. The lovely ladies at the swap agreed that she could join in this month so she made her own set to send off which you can see below. Her teacher was so impressed with her homework she ask Aimee to teach the art lesson for her and show the class how to make them,as she had never heard of ATC's before.

Aimee used a bare tree and grass digi stamp from Birds Cards. She coloured the grass with a fine liner and the sky with chalks. She punched the flowers from Dovecraft back to basics 3 paper using a Woodware punch and put a sticky back pearl in the centre of each flower.

I would like to enter my ATC's into the following challenges:
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Pop It Up
Paper Crafting Journey - Perfect in Pink

Friday 30 May 2014

Pop Up Box Card No 1

I've been admiring all the pop up box cards that have been appearing on blogs lately and though I would have a go at one for my step Mum's birthday which is today. I search for a tutorial most of the ones I found called for 12 x12 card which i don't have much of but I found this one which uses A4 card. 

The papers are Dovecraft Back to Basics 3, I inked all the edges with distress ink. The flowers are cut from the same paper with Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, the butterflys are a Martha Stewart punch which I have then run through the cuttlebug with divine swirls embossing folder and the green swirls are an old sizzix die. The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat which I printed and cut with my nesties.

If you haven't tried making one of these yet give it a go I was surprised at how quick they were I managed to make two in one evening normally I'm lucky to finish one card in an evening as I dither around so much.

Thursday 29 May 2014

Anniversary Card

Today's card is one I made for my hubby for our wedding anniversary which was earlier in the month, 19 years this year! I've used this cute dragon digi from Bugaboo stamps and coloured him with my promarkers. I used Studio Calico Chevron Mask which I got in the sale at S J Crafts with my black distress ink to create the background first time I have tried a mask and I'm pleased with the results. I added some white alphas at the bottom which I coloured black, I covered these and the hearts with glossy accents to make them stand out.

I would like to enter my card  into the following challenges:
Craft Room Challenges - Things With Wings
A Song In Your Heart - Challenge 8
Crafting For All Seasons - Boys Will Be Boys

Monday 26 May 2014

Upcycle a Paper Bag at Incy Wincy

Good morning it's a Bank Holiday again here in the UK which means no work for me I hope to spend some of the day crafting. This weeks challenge at
  Upcycle a Paper Bag 
and we are sponsored by 
 I found this a bit tricky as we don't really get many paper bags so I had to go and buy some after a quick search of eBay I found 10 of these white paper bags for £1.60 posted. I used the piece of Teresa Collins paper that I had left over from my mothers day project, mounted onto some pink card. I cut a frame using spellbinders fameabilities from the same pink and backed it with some textured paper. 

The cute image is from our sponsor I coloured her with promarkers and added diamond stickles to the sparkly bits. I coloured lots of white paper flowers up to match the colours in the paper. I fixed the larger ones together with pearl brads and the smaller ones have a punched splat and a sticky flat backed pearl. to finish it off I cut some swirls from grey card and added the around the flowers. 

I would like to enter my bag into the following challenges:
Milk Coffee - Anything but a Card
Dream Valley Challenge - Things With Wings
Come and Get It Challenge - Lots of layers
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes With A Twist of Things With Wings
Craft Your Passion - Frame It
The Crazy Challenge - Bingo (Pearls, Flowers, Diecut)

Saturday 24 May 2014

Buttons and or Bows at Totally Gorjuss

Morning all it's rather soggy down here on the South coast let's hope that the sun remembers its May again soon. This morning I've got at ATC to show you for the new challenge at Totally Gorjuss where this week we want to see Buttons and or Bows. I have used this cute image For You Quacky from Digi Stamp Boutique. I coloured him with my promarkers adding some sparkle to the flower and butterfly with some diamond stickles. I mounted the image onto some paper from an old freebie pad that come with a magazine  called MME Summer Papers. I added some pale yellow ribbon and a bow to the left hand side and added a yellow flower button to the centre of the bow.

I would like to enter my ATC into the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - Things With Wings
I ♥ ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Things With Wings
Digi Haven - Spring Has Sprung
Digi Stamp Boutique - May Customer Competition

Monday 19 May 2014

Embossing & Bling at Incy Wincy

Wow what a lovely weekend we have had down here on the south coast but back to work this morning (boo) as it's Monday that means it's time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy which this week is Embossing & Bling and our sponsor this week is Dr Digi. 
I've gone with another Christmas image this week ( I shall have some cards ready before December this year). I coloured the image with my pro markers. Not sure where the papers came from I just grabbed them out of my christmas box. I added a die cut christmas tree and some metallic red nail heads as embellishments. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Punches & or Dies
CHNC Challenge Extra - Anything Goes Christmas

Saturday 17 May 2014

Lace at Totally Gorjuss

Good morning I hope it's lovely and sunny where you are it certainly is here on the south coast. As it's Saturday its time for a new challenge at Totally Gorjuss where this week we want to see you use lace on your project, it can be real lace or a lacy diecut / paper. I've been playing with my distress ink this week and decided to alter a beer mat / coaster.  I used peeled paint, dusty concord, milled lavender and iced spuce distress inks and a white ink pad along with retro dots and grunge flourish stamps from visible image to create the background. The flowers were cut from another piece of inked paper using the tattered florals die.

The sentiment is from a set at Pink Petticoat called Simple Sentiments once I had printed it out and cut it into a banner shape I inked it with iced spruce.
The flowers were cut from another piece of inked paper using the tattered florals die. I added a piece of cotton lace and a piece of lacy raffia under my flower both have been coloured with distress inks. the little gem droplets were coloured with a promarker to match the brad in the centre of the flower.

I would like to enter my mat into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Purple Passion
Crafts 4 Eternity - To Die For
Craftitude - That's Die-licious
Simply Create Too - Anything But A Card

Monday 12 May 2014

Birthdays at Incy Wincy

Good morning Monday has come around again which means it's time for a new challenge over at 
which this week is a nice easy one 
As always we have a fantastic sponsor for you 
They very kindly gave the DT some images to use I choose Tula's Hearts Framed. I coloured her with my promarkers and added some stickles to the hearts to make them sparkly. The rest of the card I kept nice and simple as I had printed my image bigger than normal. I embossed some white card with a tiny heart embossing folder and tied some black and whiite stripy ribbon along the bottom edge.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Black & White plus 1 other
Crazy 4 Challenges - Bingo ( Top row Embossing, Stripes, Text)
Artistic Impressions - No Designer  Papers & Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Pink with Ribbon

Saturday 10 May 2014

Don't Be Square at Totally Gorjuss

I'm back to tell you about the new challenge at Totally Gorjuss which this week is Don't Be Square and we are sponsored by Crafters Companion. This card was for an order where the customer want a 007 inspired card. I have seen a few of these type of cards on the internet but struggled to find a template so I made one out of paper first so I could get the dimensions right.

Here's a picture of the inside so you can see the waistcoat, I used brads on this instead of more buttons. The bow tie is made from a piece of ribbon. and if you look carefully you can see I used velcro to hold the suit jacket closed.

I added some white paper to the back to give a space to write on.

Just a quick heads up for you all Sarah at S J Crafts is offering Free Postage on all orders over £15 this weekend ( from 10am Saturday 10th May 2014 to 10am Monday 12th May 2014) head over to the shop and have a look and see what goodies she has for you.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Fancy Folds
Open Minded Crafting - Use Some Ribbon
A Creative Romance - One for The Boys
Splendiferous Creations - Bloggers Challenges - Buttons And Bows
Crafty Catz Challenge - Black & White & one othercolour

Monday 5 May 2014

4 Or More Papers & Brads at Incy Wincy

Good Morning hopefully the sun is shining where you are today , it's bank holiday here today in the UK and later on we are off to the Donkey Derby. As its Monday its time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy which this week might have you thinking a bit it sure did me we want you to use 4 or more papers and brads on your creation.  Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine who have kindly supplied the DT with some images to use. I have coloured the image with promarkers, paper piecing the bag and adding a brad to centre of her hair bow. All of the papers are  MME Now & Then Mildred pad and I added 3 more glittery silver brads down the side of the card.

Saturday 3 May 2014

Things With Wings at Totally Gorjuss

Good morning today see a new challenge at Totally Gorjuss which this week is Things With Wings. We are sponsored this week by Ribbon Girl. I decided to make a Christmas card, I know its a bit early but it's one less to make later on, I used this cute image from Bugaboo Stamps coloured with my promarkers. I added lots of stickles to the ground for snowy/ icy floor.The paper is from a pack I bought from Wilko's last Christmas and I teamed it with aqua coloured card so I could use this cute snowflake embellishment. The border at the top is cut with a woodware punch.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge -  F for Feathers
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Glitter Gliter Everywhere

Friday 2 May 2014

S J Crafts May Challenge

Today saw the start of the May challenge at S J Crafts. This month Sarah has drawn up a bingo board for us to play with, you need to select 3 boxes from the grid in a line (horizontal/vertical or diagonal) and include the items or technique in those 3 boxes on your project

For my card I decide to use the top row Ink/Mist - Border Punch - Circle(s). I started with a circular card blank which I covered with Kraft card, I cut a circle of pale blue card and stamped onto this with my Visible Image Retro Dots stamp using Weathered Wood Distress Ink and a White Versamark ink pad. I cut two strips of card with a Fiskers Threading Water border punch. The cute fish image is from Meljen's Designs as is the background stamp, both have been coloured with promarkers. I added Glossy Accents to the bubbles in the water and some stickles to the swirls in the image.

Don't forget to pop over to the shop blog and check out the fantastic layouts my teamies have come up with.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Visible Image - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything But Square
Crafting Musketeers - Anything But Square
Southern Girls Challenge - Dots & Spots