Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Geometric Gander

Yaaaaay!, What a start to the week....... My Spotlight Peacock came Top 3 at CAS Colours and Sketches, and my Blue Mood bird card came Top 3 at The Male Room, so a big "Thank You" to their lovely DT's.

I'm sorry for a quick post tonight, but I've got to get ready for the hospital in the morning for more treatment.

Here is the card I've made today


I am entering it in these two challenges :


The sketch is from CAS Colours and Sketches

and The Male Room have a GEOMETRIC theme








Supplies :
Card - Marina Mist, Whisper White, and base FMS
Stamps - Wetlands and Papermania
Inks - Black Archival, Mossy Meadow, Bashful Blue, and Baked Brown Sugar
Tools - Big Shot, Mosaic Madness EF, Aqua Painter, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - 3D Pads

Thanks for dropping by, and I'll be back after my treatment.








Thursday, 24 July 2014

Under the Weather?

This is my second card of the day. I am going to give it to my friend who has bad Gout and Arthritis in her foot, and she is hobbling about at the moment on my borrowed crutches.


When I saw the "Singing in the Rain" theme at Less Is More, I thought of the iconic dance scene where Gene Kelly dances around a lamppost, and so I went straight for my lamppost stamp. After stamping it I coloured it with my AP and markers, fussy cut it out and placed it on a base card. The dots and drops were stamped  
in the opposing corner with random teardrop gems added. To give the design some colour and texture, I stamped the small flowers and leaves and grouped them at the base of the lamppost. I know it's corny, but the only sentiment that I could think of was "Feel better soon", as the rain drops made me think of being "Under the weather".

I will be entering these challenges :

The sketch is from Sunday Stamps,

the colours are from


and lastly, the idea of the card comes from 
Less is More  with the theme of 
SINGING IN THE RAIN


Supplies :
Card - Whisper White, and base FMS
Stamps - Flower Soft, Baby Blossoms, and Express Yourself
Inks - Black Archival, Black, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, and Rich Razzleberry
Tools - Aqua Painter, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - 3D Pads, and Gems

That's all for today, but please call again soon








Wish You Were Here!

My plans for today with my niece and nephew, were postponed until tomorrow, so I've been crafting  in front of the fan instead. This is the card I've made 


The first thing I did was sponge a water and sky scene on a white base card. I then stamped the wood grain on some brown card to make a beach groin, and cut a hole towards the top. I then cut a white ring with Nesties, and pieced together the sentiment from various stamps, and coloured two areas in red so it looked like a safety ring. This was placed on 3D pads around the hole in the wood, which was then stuck over the base also on 3D pads. I randomly stamped the flourish in white on some blue card and fussy cut half of it so it looked like a wave crashing against the groin, and this was stuck along the bottom of the card. I added a Sea gull sitting on the ring, and finished with some pearls for bubbles.

I am entering it in these challenges :

The sketch comes from Retro Sketches,

Inkspirational have word prompt  SPLASH,
  

and lastly Make My Monday, have the theme of    VACATIONS

  


Supplies :
Card - Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Whisper White, and base FMS
Stamps - Hardwood, Everything Eleanor, and Express Yourself
Inks - Black, Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Poppy Parade, Sahara Sand and Early Espresso
Tools - Big Shot, Nestabilities, Bird Punch, Sponges, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - 3D Pads, and Pearls

Are you enjoying the sunshine, and getting ready for the school holidays?, whatever you are doing this weekend and the next few weeks, I hope you have lots of  fun.

Thanks for dropping by
                            







Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Lilac Daydreams

Today, as I promised, I have made a card without using my new flower stamp, and colouring in with my AP!
What do you think of this CAS card? I apologise for the poor photo quality, but the Gremlins are back in my camera!!


The medallions were stamped in various purple tones on white card, cut with a Nestie and laid on a lilac scallop circle, and then on 3D pads. The sentiment was stamped underneath, and it was finished off with butterfly shaped and tiny size gems. 

I will be entering these challenges :


The sketch is from CASe this Sketch,

the colours from this photo at
                                                  
                                           





and lastly, Paper Players have the theme
MONOCHROMATIC









Supplies :
Card - Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, and base FMS
Stamps - Daydream Medallions, and Express Yourself
Inks - Elegant Eggplant, Lovely Lilac, and Wisteria Wonder
Tools - Big Shot, Nestabilities, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - 3D Pads and Gems

Today, I've melted in the heatwave we're having here in the UK, and I must be the only person in the country who is unhappy about the weather as it causes my RA to flare up. With the heat and my pain, sleeping is very difficult, so I am hoping and praying that the temperature will drop a little.

Tomorrow my niece and nephew are coming and we're going strawberry picking as they've never been. Luckily the farm we are going to, has the plants up on tables under poly tunnels, so it is easier than bending down to pick the fruit. I just hope it isn't too hot?

Thanks for dropping by








Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Cabana Wood

I'm sorry for the quick post tonight, but the day has flashed past, and the light is now fading. Here is the card I made earlier


I stamped the blue wood background and mounted it on some cabana card, adding the frill at the top that was wrapped with bakers twine. I stamped the flower on white card, and coloured it with my AP and markers. It was fussy cut and decoupaged in the centre, with added gems, and some leaves. The finishing touches were the sentiment and butterfly.

I am entering it in these challenges :

The sketch is from

the colours from Fab Friday

have the topping of 
TWINE or STRING                                           



Supplies :
Card - Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, and base FMS
Stamps - Hardwood, Blended Bloom, Express Yourself, Papillion Potpourri, and Stippled Blossoms
Inks - Black Archival, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, and Crushed Curry
Tools - Aqua Painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Fiskars Scissors, and Elegant Butterfly Punch
Extras - 3D Pads, Bakers Twine,  and Gems

I promise my regular followers that I will not use the Blended Bloom in my next post!........I can not promise the same of my AP as that seems to be permanently attached to my right hand.

Please come by again soon, bye for now







Monday, 21 July 2014

Purple Haze

Well, here we are at the beginning of another week, and it looks like it could be another hot one!So before I melt, here's the card I've made today


The large flower was stamped in Archival ink onto a card base and coloured with my AQ and markers. Some others flowers were stamped onto card, fussy cut, and added to the bunch. The finishing touches were the sentiment, gems, and a splash of green in the leaves.

I am entering it in these challenges :

The sketch comes from 

have these colours 

and lastly, Inkspirational
with the word    SPLASH



                        
Supplies :
Card - Whisper White and base FMS
Stamps - Blended Bloom, Stippled Blossoms, and Sassy Salutations
Inks - Black Archival, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, and Mossy Meadow
Tools - Aqua Painter and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - Gems

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



Sunday, 20 July 2014

Mousey Celebrations

Yaaay! I forgot to say yesterday, that my Fairy card got Birthday Honours at Seize the Birthday, and my Peacock Spotlight card was one of the Goddess Picks at Stampin' Royalty, so "Thank You" to their lovely DT's.

I haven't used the House Mouse stamps much that I had for my birthday,  so I used them today to make this quick card


I stamped the mice in black and coloured them with my AP and markers, before cutting them with a framelit die. This was then placed on 3D pads on to some embossed blue and brown cards. The sentiment banners were made by piecing several stamps together and were also on 3D pads, and the finishing touches were the gems added to the hats and base card. 

I am entering these challenges :


The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches,

the colours from Color Throwdown


Addicted to CAS have the theme of
             CELEBRATE
                                                         
and lastly Addicted to Stamps want to see
                  CLEAN AND SIMPLE




Supplies :
Card - Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, and base FMS
Stamps - House Mouse, and Express Yourself
Inks - Black Archival, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake
Tools - Big Shot, Mosaic Madness EF, Framelits Labels, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Aqua Painter 
Extras - 3D Pads and Gems

Thanks for dropping by and have a good week








Saturday, 19 July 2014

Purple Bloom

Wow, have we been having some thunder storms over the last two days?! No problem I thought, I'll do some crafting instead of going outside........ah!, with the power cuts we have no electricity..... so NO Internet! Aaaah!

So, today I've made this card while I can surf the net for challenges to enter in


I coloured the flower with my AP and markers and laid it on 3D pads on some purple and blue embossed cards, that were then laid on some brown card stamped with wood design. Some blue and purple silk threads were wrapped around the base, and a sentiment and butterfly added. To finish it, I placed some leaves around the flower, and randomly added some pearls.

The sketch is from Mojo Monday,

the colours from Stampin' Royalty, ( I also used a crumb cake bg like one of the DT, so I hope this is allowed?)


                                                


Friday Mashup want a
STAMPED BACKGROUND and/or SOMETHING 3D

and lastly, Seize the Birthday have the topping of
TWINE or/and STRING





Supplies :
Card - Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Whisper White and base FMS
Stamps - Hardwood, Blended Bloom, Papillion Potpourri, Stippled Blossoms, and Simply Sketched
Inks - Black Archival, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Pistachio Pudding, and Crumb Cake
Tools - Aqua Painter, Big Shot, Mosaic Madness EF, Fancy Fan EF, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Elegant Butterfly Punch
Extras - 3D Pads, Silk Threads, and Pearls

Thanks for dropping by, and I'll be popping around blogland soon to leave some love







Friday, 18 July 2014

Teachers Pet!

Yaaaaay! I've just seen that my Fairy card was Top 3 at Make My Monday, and my Honey Bloom card was picked as a Mashup Glamette at Friday Mashup, so "Thank You" to their lovely DT's.

Today is my nephew, Nathan's last day at school before the long summer break starts, and he's off to the disco after school with this card for his teacher. I hope she likes it?


The Peacock was stamped in Archival ink and coloured with my AP and markers. It was then cut with the label die and the tail fussy cut to hang from the frame. Some coloured banners were made to lie flat on the base, with the Peacock frame raised on 3D pads. The finishing touches were the sentiment (also on 3D pads) and the gems.

I will also be entering these challenges :


The sketch comes from Retro Sketches,


the colours from ColourQ,

Make My Monday have the theme
END OF TERM




                                                             

and lastly, Friday Mashup who want  to see BACKGROUND STAMP or/and SOMETHING 3D ON IT 







Supplies :
Card - Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Bermuda Bay, and white base FMS
Stamps - Perfect Peacock and Simply Sketched
Inks - Black Archival, Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, and Pear Pizzazz
Tools - Big Shot, Framelit Labels, Aqua Painter, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - 3D Pads, and Gems

The schools in our area, have broken up for the holidays, so I hope you have a great summer with your families whatever you have planned.

Thanks for dropping by, and please come back again soon and let me know what you think of my creations.







Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Friends Like You

Today my card is for my friends birthday next week



I embossed the blue and pink cards and laid them on the brown base matt. I then stamped the bears and coloured them with my favourite ever tool ( aqua painter) and markers, and cut them with a Framelit in the BS. A ribbon was wrapped around the pink card before the bears were laid down on it on 3D pads, and it was all finished off with a bow and some gems.

I am entering it in to these challenges :

The sketch is from Try Stampin' on Tuesday who also want 
THINGS THAT MAKE US HAPPY 
( bears, friends, and Ice cream.....what's not to be happy about?),


the colours are from Just Add Ink,



and lastly, House of Cards with ADD A BOW in Classic/Elegant Style.

Supplies :
Card - Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Pink and base FMS
Stamps - House Mouse Gruffies
Inks - Black Archival, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, and Blushing Bride
Tools - Big Shot, SU Framelit Labels, Sizzix Textures, Mosaic Madness EF, Aqua Painter, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - Ribbon and Gems

It's my Sisters birthday tomorrow, so I have another busy family day with no time for crafting, but I hope to be back at my desk soon.
              
                   






Monday, 14 July 2014

Honey Bloom

My card today is using my other new SU stamps, wood and flower.


I stamped the wooden background in blue and cut it at the angle and placed it on the base card, and continued the blue line around the top of the base. The flower was stamped and coloured with my AP and markers, and placed on 3D pads. I added some leaves, the sentiment, a butterfly and pearls.

I am entering these challenges :

the sketch is from Clean and Simple,

Friday Mashup have the colours HELLO HONEY, MOSSY MEADOW, and LOST LAGOON

                                         




and lastly, Inkspirational have this photo inspiration, so I used the colours from it.










Supplies :
Card - Whisper White and white base FMS
Stamps - Hardwood, Blended Bloom, Stippled Blossoms, Papillion Potpourri, and Papermania
Inks - Black Archival, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, and Lost Lagoon
Tools - Stamp-a-ma-jig, Aqua Painter, and Elegant Butterfly Punch
Extras - 3D Pads, and Pearls

Thanks for dropping by, please call again soon and let me know what you think of my designs