Friday, 30 August 2013

Poppy Parade

My card today is for two challenges

First is sketch #254  from

and second, these yummy colours 
from Color Throwdown                                                       
Here's my card

I cut some orange card with decorative scissors, and stuck it along two edges of yellow card that had four scalloped circles placed on it ( two were in half ). I stamped the poppy head on three circles, and then the flower complete with stems and bud on some white card, and coloured them in. The whole poppy was stuck with 3D pads to give some dimension 

Supplies :
Card = Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and white base FMS
Stamps = Simply Sketched and Express Yourself
Inks = Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Regal Rose, and Lucky Limeade
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, and Fiskars Scissors
Extras = 3D Pads and Gems

I'm still a little fragile so I'm off to bed again. Have a great weekend and I'll be back soon

Thursday, 29 August 2013

VW Camper in clay

Today, I have something completely different to show you, and which I am entering in to the challenge at Make My Monday where they want ANYTHING BUT A CARD

My Sisters fiance, Russell, is VW Camper van crazy and owns a bright red one. I thought I would make them a house plate for Christmas out of Sculpey clay ( Cass don't let Russ see this post! ). I also made some dinosaur fossils for Nathan out of the scraps. 

The VW badge was the hardest thing to do, and in the end after 3 or 4 attempts, and fails, to cut the waste away, I made it in situ with a long and fine roll of clay. 

I made the scraps into a Sabre Tooth Tigers fang, a footprint, and a pendant. I haven't decided yet whether to varnish them or not, but I think the Camper van will need it to withstand the elements in winter. I'll put some leather cord through the holes of the rest so they can be hung from a zip or bag. 

Thanks for dropping by, and hope you can call back again soon

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

He's a Wanderer!

My card today is for two challenges.

First, it's my DT card for The Male Room where the theme this week is 

and second, is this sketch from the Paper Players 

Here's my card

I rotated the sketch 180*, and sponged the scene with the grassy hill and clouds in the sky. The wanderer was stamped and coloured with an Aqua Painter and cut with a Nestie label, before being placed on the scene with 3D pads. The stamped sign post shows the way to the top of the hill, and the tufts of grass are made with the ends of tree branches stamped over the edge of some torn paper.

Now for those of you who don't know, I live in the shadows of the Malvern Hills, which are famous for their pure waters, and that our lovely Queen Elizabeth takes bottles of it with her on her travels. The wanderer on the card is climbing the highest hill, Worcestershire Beacon, which is 1,394 feet above sea level. In the past, fires were lit here to send messages of impending attack to the surrounding counties, and in more present times, to signify special events such as the Queens Jubilee and the Olympics.

Supplies :
Card = Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and white base FMS
Stamps = Papermania, Flower Soft, and Lovely as a Tree
Inks = Black Archival, and numerous (9) SU colours.
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Post Its, Aqua Painter, and Sponges
Extras = 3D Pads

Things are still a little crazy with Mum being ill, and my treatment, but I hope to be back to normal soon

Thanks for all your well wishes and kind thoughts

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Washi Tape Goose

Yaaaaaaayy!! I must start today's post with some "Thank You's" to DT's who have chosen my card as their Top 3. ( Sorry for blowing my own trumpet, but I'm over the moon!)

First, Make My Monday, for Top 3 with my Silhouette card...........Thank You DT

Second, CAS Colours and Sketches, for Top 3 with my Pastel Flourishes card...........Thank You DT

and thirdly, Color Throwdown, for choosing me as their Featured Stamper.........Thank You DT   

Now down to business! My card today is for three challenges

gave us this sketch,

second, CAS-ual Fridays with these colours,

and third, Less is More, who want us to use


Here is my card

First, I coloured some masking tape with green SU WM, and stamped feathers on it with Archival ink, and once dry, I coloured the large feather with blue.
This was used to frame the stamped goose, who was coloured with orange using my Aqua Painter. He was then placed on 3D pads and laid on a diamond of green card, and onto a white base. Three corners were stamped with the wading birds in orange, and the sentiment was placed in the fourth.

Supplies :
Card = Whisper White, Green and base FMS
Stamps = Wetlands, Fine Feathers, and Simply Sketched
Inks = Black Archival, Pistachio Pudding, Peach Parfait, and Coastal Cabana
Tools = Aqua Painter, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras = Masking Tape and 3D Pads

Before I leave you today, here are the birthday and get well cards, Nathan and Sophie made for my Mum ( Nana to them). I helped with the heat embossing, and cutting the Swallowtail out, but the colours and positions of flowers etc., were all done by the kids themselves. 

Don't you think they have the artistic flare?

Mum comes out of hospital tonight, so I'm nearly back to normal, except I'm having my hospital treatment tomorrow again!! ( these four weeks soon come around! ) , so I'll be back very soon.

Friday, 23 August 2013

AWOL Again!

Hi All.

I have some bad news I'm afraid, I may be off line for a while as my Mum is in hospital with Meningitis! She will be 70 on Saturday so she's not very happy, but we'll do what we can to keep her spirits up.

I hope that I can get back to crafting very soon.

Bev x

Monday, 19 August 2013

Wetlands Goose

Here we go into another week, I hope you've all had a good weekend.

Today my card is for two challenges

First is the sketch from

and then colours from

Here is my card

I couldn't wait to get my hands on these gorgeous stamps, and I think they go perfectly with the feathers set. I first stamped the wading birds, sponged the sky over a scallop circle, and painted the receding tide with my aqua painter. The image was cut with a Nestie and then the sentiment stamped under the birds. Some blue feathers were randomly stamped on blue card which was then laid on red, and the white base. Some brown feathers were placed peeping out from under the Nestie which was placed on 3D pads.

Supplies :
Card = Real Red, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, ands white base FMS
Stamps = Wetlands, Fine Feathers, and Express Yourself
Inks = Black Archival, Bashful Blue, and Crumb Cake
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, and Aqua Painter.
Extras = 3D Pads

Thanks for dropping by, and hope you can call back soon


Sunday, 18 August 2013

Morrocan Mosaics

Today my card is for two challenges

First is Mojo Monday with this sketch,

and second is Color Throwdown with this spicy colours

Here is my card

I embossed some white card and in the holes I stamped the shapes in pink and orange. I then made the central panel with a Nestie and added some Mosaic punches that had been stuck together to give some dimension, and added a small flower to the centre on 3D pads. I made a sentiment with the ends of the banner cut with the MM Punch, and the finishing touch of gems to this and the punched flower.

Supplies :
Card = Whisper White, Pacific Point, Pixie Pink, and white base FMS
Stamps = Mosaic Madness and Express Yourself
Inks = Black, Melon Mambo, Dusty Durango, and Tempting Turquoise
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, MM EF, and MM Punch
Extras = 3D Pads and Gems

Thanks for dropping by, and  I hope you'll call back next week

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Red Swallowtails

Here we are starting another weekend, and it only feels like it was the weekend yesterday!!

Anyway, Today my card is for three challenges

First is ColourQ with these colours,

then the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, and 

lastly is Make My Monday with theme of
ADD SOME DIMENSION               

 Here is my card


I stamped some yellow and grey roses and leaves on white card, fussy cut them out and placed them up on 3D Pads, laid on some embossed grey card. The grey card was edged with some red card cut with decorative scissors, as was the sentiment. The finishing touches were the butterflies with gem bodies that are also on 3D pads.

Supplies :
Card = Whisper White, Real Red, Grey, and white base FMS
Stamps = Stippled Blossoms, Papillon Potpourri, and Verve
Inks = Black, Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Real Red, and Sahara Sand
Tools = Big Shot, Dots EF, Elegant and Bitty Butterfly Punches, and Fiskars Scissors
Extras = 3D Pads and Gems

I've had a lovely delivery of supplies from SU and hope I get chance to use them soon, so please drop by again to see what I do with them. Thanks for calling

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Pastel Mosaics

My card today is for two challenges

The sketch is from Clean and Simple,

and the colours from Fab Friday

Here is my card

The mosaics were stamped on white card and punched out, before being placed on 3D pads on the embossed card.

Supplies :
Card = Whisper White, Pink and white base FMS
Stamps = Mosaic Madness and Verve
Inks = Black, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, and Certainly Celery
Tools = Big Shot, Mosaic Madness EF, and MM Punch
Extras = 3D Pads

Thanks for dropping by

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Summer Reflections

Yaaaaay! I made Top 3 at Make My Monday with my Paper Piecing card, so a big "Thank You" to their lovely DT.

My card today is for three challenges

 First is Make My Monday where they want to see some

second is Addicted to CAS with a theme of

and lastly, The Male Room with a masculine card in a theme of      REFLECTIONS

Here's my card

I stamped the lady in the boat twice in Black Archival ink, coloured one and cut it out. With the other one I cut it with a Nestie and stamped some flowers and plants on the riverbank. and coloured the water and reflections with an Aqua Painter. The first lady was then stuck over the other with 3D Pads. The Nestie image, also on 3D pads, was then placed on some green and red cards that had been embossed, and that had been wrapped with a navy ribbon. The finishing touches were the sentiment, bow, and the stamped dragonfly which was also on 3D pads.

Supplies :
Card = Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Pacific Point, and white base FMS
Stamps = Summer by the Sea, Pocket Silhouettes, Organic Grace, and Tea Shoppe
Inks =  Black Archival, and Too many to mention, but all SU Write Markers 
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Fancy Fan and Dots EF's,  Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Aqua Painter

Thanks for dropping by today, and for all your lovely comments, as they make my day. I'm sorry that I haven't left many comments myself lately, but I hope to get round sometime this week to catch up.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Pastel Flourishes

Here we go into another week, and I start it with a card for two challenges

First is CAS Colours and Sketches
with this sketch,

and secondly, Pals Paper Arts with
these lovely colours

Here is my card

I am waiting for my SU delivery of the new colours, so I've used the nearest markers I have. I randomly stamped one flourish on some white card for the panel and edged it with some green card cut with decorative scissors. I then stamped another flourish and cut it with a Nestie before placing it on 3D pads. I added a butterfly and gems, and finished off with a sentiment.

Supplies :
Card = Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, and white base FMS
Stamps = Flowering Flourishes and Docrafts
Inks = Black, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, and Certainly Celery
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Elegant and Bitty Butterfly Punches, and Fiskars Scissors
Extras = 3D Pads and Gems

Thanks for dropping by

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Boy on the Beach

My card today is for three challenges

The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches,

the colours are from Fab Friday,

and lastly, the theme from Addicted to CAS is 


Here's my card

Supplies :
Card = Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Whisper White, and white base FMS
Stamps = Summer by the Sea, and Tea Shoppe
Inks = Black Archival, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Certainly Celery, and So Saffron
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Fancy Fan EF, Aqua Painter, and Fiskars Scissors 
Extras = Ribbon, Shell Sequin, and Star gem

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you will call again soon


Saturday, 10 August 2013

Calypso Cup

My card today is for two challenges

The colours are from ColourQ

and the sketch from Clean and Simple           

Here it is

I used decorative scissors to cut the edges of some white, coral, and grey cards, and layered them with the white card on top. A banner was made from navy card, and topped with a stamped cup and flowers.

Supplies :
Card = Grey, Calypso Coral, Naturals White, Whisper White, Night of Navy, and white base FMS
Stamps = Tea Shoppe, Fabulous Florets and Papillon Potpourri
Inks = Concord Crush, Calypso Coral, and Pool Party
Tools = Fiskars Scissors and Bitty Butterfly Punch
Extras = 3D Pads, Pearls and Gem

Hope you're having a great weekend?. I'm off to a BBQ this afternoon, so I fingers crossed it stays dry.

Please call back again soon