Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Ugly Bug Ball

Today, this is my DT card for The Male Room, where our theme is NATURE
and I'll also be entering it in three challenges.

The sketch is from Clean and Simple,

the colours from CAS Colours and Sketches

and Addicted to CAS are looking for something TRANSPARENT

Here it is

This is what the card looks like without the acetate overlay that bares the Dragonfly, Bumblebee, and Ladybird. I didn't mind stamping all the insects, but when it came to the spider, it freaked me out! I hate them! Thank goodness it was only a small one. 

Supplies :
All from Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Whisper White, Early Espresso, and white base FMS
Stamps = Stippled Blossoms, Simply Sketched, and Inkadinkado Insects
Inks = Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, and Adirondack Espresso
Tools = Stamp-a-ma-jig, 
Extras = Acetate

I had a terrible start to my day. I plugged my laptop in to see what challenges were out there, so I could prepare an idea, and pack the relevant supplies, as I was off to my friends for a crafting/coffee morning. After about five minutes, I realised that the TV and my alarm clock had gone off, so thought I had a power cut. Then, I saw that lights were on in my neighbours house, so I rang her (on my mobile, as the house phone was also out) and her house was fine. I made a mercy call to my Step Dad, who turned up an hour later. He discovered that the electrical fuse box kept tripping out, so we had to check every wall socket in the house. Sounds easy, but with me in the house plugging something in, I was then having to get to the top of the stairs to shout down to Dave in the garage, who would try the trip switch again. Eventually, we found that a wall socket had fallen off the wall that was hidden by my desk (it had never had a metal wall bracket set into the wall, and I've been here for almost 13 years!!). Then we found out that the garden pond pump had also fused ( what were the odds that this would blow at the exact minute that I plugged my laptop in!!!!! Anyway, with electric back on, I was in no mood to craft so didn't go out, but made this card later.   

I'm in hospital again today for my treatment ( I cant believe how quickly four weeks pass by ), so I'll be resting for a couple of days. I hope you have a good week, and an even better weekend.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Bling Christmas

It's another wet and windy day here in Malvern, so this afternoon, I've stayed in and made a card for three challenges.

The sketch is from Try Stampin' on Tuesday,

the colours are from Color Throwdown,

and the theme of Christmas comes from
with added   BLING IT UP

This is my card. I'm sorry for the photo quality, but it's gone so dark that the light and camera flash are shining off the silver embossing

The script is a from a roller, where I have removed the rubber so I can stamp it flat. It's much easier with my Arthritis to do it this way than to try doing it on the roller. It was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with silver EP. The three baubles were made with Mosaic Madness stamps and punch, with the silver caps cut from embossed mosaics.The threads were hand drawn with Versamark and embossed in silver. The stamped sentiment and baubles were placed on 3D pads, and finished off with gems.

Supplies :
All are from Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Whisper White, Calypso Coral, and white base FMS
Stamps = Jolly Jingles, Mosaic Madness, and Sassy Salutations
Inks = Versamark, Calypso Coral, Midnight Muse, and Pool Party
Tools = Fiskars Scissors, Mosaic Madness Punch, and Heat Gun
Extras = Silver EP, 3D Pads, and Gems

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you have a great week whatever you are doing.


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Blue Christmas

My card today, is for five challenges

The sketch is from CAS Colours and Sketches,

the colours are from Paper Players,

the Christmas theme comes from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown,

Addicted to CAS  want us to use something
and lastly, Make My Monday want to see  TEXTURE

 This is it

The right hand side of my card is acetate with a heat embossed deer and blue stamped swirl in the corner

It's not easy to photograph, so I've taken a picture with some pale blue card behind it.

The central panel and large white triangle have been embossed, and the tree and stag have been double heat embossed with clear powder, fussy cut and placed on 3D pads. The finishing touches were the addition of gems on the tree and acetate swirls.

All are from Stampin' Up unless states otherwise
Card = Whisper White, Navy and white base FMS
Stamps = Season of Joy, and Clarity Deers
Inks = Black Archival, Versamark, Midnight Muse, and Pool Party 
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Fancy Fan and Mosaic Madness EF's, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Fiskars Scissors, and Heat Gun
Extras = Acetate, White and Clear EP's, 3D Pads, and Gems

I'm still sniffing and coughing with this stubborn cold, but Nathan has told me that I've got to go "Trick or Treating" with him, even if I don't feel well. He says that witches are cacklers so I will sound like a real witch!! Out of the mouths of Babes!!

Thanks for dropping by

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Mosaic Medallion

Yaaaay! I made Top 3 at Make My Monday with my wetland bird scene, so a big Thank You to their DT.

I've not had much spare time lately, and I'm still fighting off this cold and cough, but I managed a few hours to myself this afternoon, to create a card which is for four challenges

The sketch is from Mojo Monday

the colours from ColourQ

CAS-ual Fridays who want to see some

and lastly, Addicted to Stamps with    ANYTHING GOES

Here's my card

All are Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Naturals White, Black, and white base FMS
Stamps = Medallion, Mosaic Madness, and Simply Sketched
Inks = Versamark, Black, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, and Tempting Turquoise
Tools = Big Shot, Mosaic Madness EF, and Heat Gun
Extras = Black EP, 3D Pads, Gems, and Ribbon 

Thanks for dropping by


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Travel Stamps

Morning Stampers, this is my DT card for The Male Room, where our challenge this week is a male card with the main focus being TRAVEL OR TRANSPORT

I went for Stamps from around the world on a world map background. I will also be entering it into Fab Friday who have these colours.
Supplies :
All are Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Naturals White, Whisper White, Black, and white base FMS
Stamps = World Map, Loving Thoughts, Clarity Stamp and Africa Elements, Inkadinkado Asian Influences, and Clear Choice Viva France
Inks = Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, and Old Olive
Tools = Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Sponges
Extras = Post Its, and 3D Pads

I've been in the wars again! I fell over in the kitchen and bashed my head against the door frame, and badly bruised my arms and legs, not to mention my pride!!. Once I stopped the tears, it took me a good ten minutes to gather enough strength to get up, and to stop Monty jumping on me as he sensed something was wrong.
I now have a terrible cold that I caught from Nathan at his birthday party. He loved his cake and Pinata, and I now have to make a Halloween one for him and his friends for Trick and Treat night! No pressure there then!! Here is his dinosaur one I made.

This is the side view. There are lots of layers of paper mache, and then several layers of Magnolia paint.

Here he is painted in a pale green, with the face and spots details made from pieces of coloured card glued on and finished with a black marker.

I hope I get some time for crafting and blog hopping this week, as I've been a little slack with one thing and another, I'm Sorry.

Hope you can drop by again soon, and thank you for your lovely comments.