Friday, 27 September 2013

Bermuda Bay Birds

My second post of the night, with a card I've made for two challenges

The first is ColourQ with these colours, ( I've added blue )

and secondly, Less is More with the theme of
 FELT OR FABRIC






Here's my card

Using Archival ink, I stamped one bird onto white card, and the other was inked and rolled over with a brayer, and then transferred to the card to reverse the image. They were coloured with my Aqua Painter and WM.

Supplies :
All are Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Whisper White and white base FMS
Stamps = Everything Eleanor and Simply Sketched
Inks = Black Archival and Bermuda Bay
Tools = Big Shot, Brayer, Marianne Designs Die, and Aqua Painter
Extras = Black Felt and Gems

Thanks for dropping by, and I'll be back soon, hopefully on better form







Black Velvet

I'm not feeling too well and cant sleep, so I thought I'd take my mind off things and do some crafting.

I made this card with three challenges in mind,

First, the colours from ColourQ, ( I added yellow),

the sketch is from Fab Friday,

and lastly, Less is More with a theme of

         FELT OR FABRIC
                                                            

However, I think I've overdone it a little!!.


Supplies :
All Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, and white base FMS
Stamps = Fabulous Florets, Papillon Potpourri, and Simply Sketched
Inks = Black and Crushed Curry
Tools = Big Shot, Dots EF, Nestabilities, and Bitty Butterfly Punch
Extras = Black Felt and Ribbon

Before I go back to bed (perhaps I should have stayed there!), I'm going to make another one now, and this time I MUST try to keep it CAS.

Thanks for dropping by








Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Goose and Gander

What a week I've had! but I'll explain more later.

My card today is my DT card for The Male Room, and also for two challenges


The sketch is from Clean and Simple

and the colours from Dynamic Duos




Here it is


I stamped the geese in Versamark on white card, and heat embossed them in black ( that's why they are shining in the photo as the camera flash reflected off their necks). I then stamped in brown the feathers, grasses, and sentiment in black on some more card, laid it on some crumb cake and white base. The geese were coloured and added on 3D pads, and the finishing touch was the pearls under the sentiment.

Supplies :
All are Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and white base FMS
Stamps = Wetlands and Fine Feathers
Inks = Versamark, Black, and Crumb Cake
Tools = Heat Gun and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras = Black EP, 3D Pads and Pearls


It's my nephew, Nathan's, 6th birthday on Monday, so he is having a party on Sunday so his friends can all come to play. I've been busy making bunting, Sugar Icing Star Wars characters for his cake, and a paper machete dinosaur pinata( which I'll show you some other time )








The cat is not from Star Wars! I've had to make her with a pink scarf and bow for my 2 1/2 year old niece, Sophie, so she wont feel left out. Sophie insisted that she looked like the "Mummy Cat" from the Disney film, The Aristocats.






It's time for my hospital treatment again on Wednesday, so I'll be back asap. Have a great weekend....I'm in charge of party games and the bouncy castle!!







                                                       

Monday, 16 September 2013

Poppy Thanks

Today my card is for three challenges


First is ColourQ with these colours


second is this sketch from
CAS Colours and Sketches                                         
              
and third is Addicted to Stamps with
      MAKE YOUR MARK

Here it is


Some yellow card was embossed and edged with some pink card cut with decorative scissors, and laid at the top of a white base. The poppy was stamped in Archival and coloured with WM's, and cut with a Nestie. The finishing touches were the gem bodied butterfly, and stamped sentiment joined to the top with a drawn wiggly line.

Supplies :
All are Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry,  and base FMS
Stamps = Simply Sketched
Inks = Black Archival, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Primrose Petals, and Crushed Curry
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Aqua Painter, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Fiskars Scissors, Mosaic Madness  EF
Extras = 3D Pads and Gems

Have a good week, whatever you are doing







Sunday, 15 September 2013

Autumn Trees

My card today is for two challenges, here it is



First is Color Throwdown with these colours,

and second is this sketch at Freshly Made Sketches,




I stamped my trees and sentiment in brown on cream card and sponged the grass below them. I cut this with a Nestie and laid it on a crumb Nestie. The base card was randomly stamped with text, splats, and small leaf. I then stamped some leaves on cream card, fussy cut them, and laid them along one edge of the Nestie, and topped with two leaf sequins.

Supplies :
All Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake
Stamps = Lovely as a Tree, French Foliage, and Simply Sketched
Inks = Crumb Cake, Adirondack Espresso, Rust, and Juniper
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, and sponge
Extras = Leaf Sequins and 3D Pads

I've not been well for the last few days, so I'm struggling to find my mojo. I hope that another early night will help and I will be back to myself soon.

Thanks for dropping by




                                              

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Rusty Bird

My card today is for three challenges

First is Clean and Simple with this sketch,

second is Less is More who have the colours
   DARK GREEN AND RUST

and third is Addicted to Stamps with
   MAKE YOUR MARK


Here it is



I cut some white card with decorative scissors and laid it onto a rust coloured base. I stamped the feather, coloured it with WM's, fussy cut it, and placed it on 3D pads. The bird was stamped and coloured with WM's and an Aqua Painter, with the sentiment and gems in between.

Supplies :
All are Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Whisper White, and rust FMS
Stamps =  Simply Sketched and Fine Feathers
Inks = Black Archival, Always Artichoke, and Rust Adirondack
Tools = Fiskars Scissors
Extras = 3D Pads and Gems 

I've been gardening today and now I'm in agony, so it's time for a bath and an early night for me. Thanks for dropping by and  I hope you'll call again soon







Wednesday, 11 September 2013

It's a Birds Life!

My card today is for three challenges

First is Mojo Monday with this sketch

second is Make My Monday who want us to 
           CREATE A SCENE 
                                                       
and third is Addicted to Stamps with 
           MAKE YOUR MARK



Here it is

I started by stamping the goose and wading birds in Archival ink on some white card, and coloured them with my Write Markers. After masking the goose, I then used my WM's and aqua painter to colour the receding tide and waters edge on the horizon, and continued off the bird panel onto the white base card. I then coloured my stamps to make the sand dunes in the foreground with a little Warbler clinging to the reeds looking on. The bird panel and sentiment banner were put in place mounted on green card with 3D pads.

Supplies :
All Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, and white base FMS
Stamps = Wetlands, Simply Sketched, and Express Yourself
Inks = Black Archival, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery,  Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede  
Tools = Aqua Painter and Post It
Extras = 3D Pads

Thanks for dropping by



Worcester Warrior

It's our fourth challenge over at  The Male Room where we are looking for projects with the theme of
                               SPORTS OR HOBBIES

My card was made for my friends partner, Bill, who is a crazy cricket fan, and a supporter of the Worcester Warriors Rugby team.


After stamping the player, I coloured him in the Warriors strip, and masked him with a Post It, before sponging the pitch and sky. I also added some goal posts which were heat embossed in white, and stamped some trees behind them. I embossed some tram lines around the edges of the base card, to suggest the goals, and sponged over the base in green. The player was cut in a Nestie, laid on a blue and then green Nesties, and finished with a sentiment.

Rita and Bill are on holiday in Tenerife for his birthday on Friday, and Rita has taken this ( and the other cards I made for her, see here and here ) as a surprise for him to open on the day. I hope he likes them.

Supplies :
Card = Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, and white base FMS
Stamps = Papermania, Lovely as a Tree, and Wetlands
Inks = Black Archival, Versamark, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry, Bashful Blue, Gumball Green, Blushing Bride, and Blue Promarker
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Helix Score Board, Heat Gun
Extras = 3D Pads, and White EP

I look forward to seeing your creations







Tuesday, 10 September 2013

He is the Music Man!

My card today is for three challenges

First is Mojo Monday with this sketch,

second is Fab Friday with these colours,



and third is Addicted to CAS with a theme of        MUSIC
                                                            
                                                                    


     


                              Here it is

The image was stamped in black Archival and coloured with markers and my Aqua Painter. I randomly stamped some music on a white base and sponged over it with blue, adding the image ( matted in some brown) on 3D pads. The sentiment banner was also added on 3D pads across the top.

This card is for my friend, Chris's Grandson, Danny, who has just started a music degree at London Uni, and has been signed up by an agent who has got him some gigs in popular venues. He writes all his own music and lyrics, and plays the guitar. I've seen him perform in the school band he was the lead singer for, and it's amazing to see him come alive in front of crowds of people, as he is so shy when not behind his guitar. I hope he likes it

Supplies :
All Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and white base FMS
Stamps = Papermania Musician, Kaisercraft Music, and Express Yourself
Inks = Black Archival, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, and Dusty Durango
Tools = Aqua Painter and Mosaic Madness Punch
Extras = 3D Pads

I'm off to my Sisters again tomorrow, and may get some craaaaftin' done with Nathan, unless he wants to go scrumping and foraging for black berries like last week. 

Back soon

                                             

Monday, 9 September 2013

Feather Rainbow

My card today is for two challenges
                                               


First, is CAS Colours and Sketches with a RAINBOW theme



and secondly, CAS-ual Fridays with
  BACK TO SCHOOL

Here it is


I went back to my school days to remember the acronym for the rainbow colours, and then I simply stamped a line of feathers in those colours.

R     Richard     Red
O     Of            Orange
Y     York        Yellow
G     Gave        Green
B     Battle        Blue 
I      In              Indigo
V    Vain          Violet 

Supplies :
All Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated
Card = base FMS
Stamps = Fine Feathers and Simply Sketched
Inks = Poppy Parade, Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow, Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay, Brilliant Blue, Lovely Lilac, and Black
Tools = Stamp-a-ma-jig

Thanks for dropping by







                                                   

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Note of Love

My second card of the day, is for three challenges.



First, Clean and Simple with this sketch

second is Pals Paper Arts with these colours,








and thirdly, Addicted to CAS who have a theme of    MUSIC


 Here it is 




I stamped the yellow hearts, and then the sentiment over the top in blue. I edged some music sheet with decorative cut card, and sponged it with brown and yellow. The finishing touch is the addition of 3 heart gems. My Navy card and ink looks black in the photo, but it's Midnight Muse, honestly.

Supplies :
All Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Midnight Muse, Music sheet and white base FMS
Stamps = Out of the Box and Lots of Thoughts
Inks = Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry, and Adirondack Espresso
Tools = Fiskars Scissors
Extras = Gems

Thanks for dropping by, and I'll be back soon





                              

Raspberry Poppy

Well, another weekend is nearly over...why do they go so quickly?? Anyway, my card today is for four challenges.


First, is Freshly Made Sketches with this sketch,

then ColourQ with these colours,

then Stampin' Royalty with the theme of
PATTERNED PAPER



and lastly, Crazy 4 Challenges who want FLOWERS AND PEARLS

Here's my card


I embossed some grey card and laid it on some DP, wrapped it with a ribbon, and then onto a white base. I stamped the poppy in Archival black, and coloured it with my Aqua Painter, before cutting it with a Nestie, and placing it with 3D pads. Then, AAAAHHHHH! a disaster happened. I dropped my inked sentiment on the Nestie. Luckily, to cover some of the mistake, I could stamp it again, higher than I originally wanted 
(over the bottom of the stems) and I added 3 pearls to cover the rest ( not easy to see in the photo, sorry). The finishing touch was the addition of a bow and a pearl bodied butterfly.

Supplies :
All Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Island Indigo, Grey, Whisper White, DP and white base FMS
Stamps = Simply Sketched 
Inks = Black Archival, Island Indigo, Regal Rose, and Raspberry Ripple
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Mosaic Madness EF, Aqua Painter, Elegant and Bitty Butterfly Punches
Extras = Pearls and 3D Pads

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you have a good week what ever you are doing.

                                                   

Friday, 6 September 2013

Green Autumn

My card today is for five challenges

First is Color Throwdown with these colours,

then Mojo Monday with this sketch,




then Less is More who want us to use a RUBBER STAMP

then Paper Players with a theme of  FALL,

          
and lastly, Addicted to Stamps with
ANYTHING GOES


This is what I made



I sponged some white cards cut with a Nestie, and randomly stamped some leaves over them, mounted them on brown card and laid on the base like a fan. I stamped the tree on another Nestie and coloured in the leaves, before placing it on 3D pads. The brown card banners were made with the MM Punch cutting the ends, and the finishing touch was the sentiment Nestie with a leaf  and two added acorns.


Supplies :
All supplies are Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and white base FMS
Stamps = Leaves of a Tree, French Foliage, Lovely as a Tree, and Express Yourself 
Inks = Black, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Adirondack Espresso and Juniper       
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Mosaic Madness Punch
Extras = 3D Pads

I've had a hectic few days but hope to have a quieter weekend. I hope you enjoy whatever you have planned, and I hope you can drop by again soon.