Saturday, 21 September 2019

LIfe is just a bowl of cherries!

I had this piece of grey card left over from an aperture card I had made for a friend. SO when I saw the challenge at Just Us Girls, I decided to use it as a panel for my card. I stamped some script and some blotches on it in a slightly darker shade of grey and then die cut a few stems to superimpose over it. The green card was coloured by daubing some Cracked Pistachio ink over white card and stamping a few splotches in silver. The white piece was just distressed at the edges with Hickory Smoke ink. I added a few pearls and a simple sentiment.

I coloured this Penny Black image, cut it out and mounted it on my cards base, where I had computer generated the sentiment. I looked at it for quite some time before I noticed that I had missed the word 'a' from the sentiment. So it was taken apart and and a new base printed!!! I think these words come from a song but I don't exactly remember who sang it... I think it may have been Doris Day!

 Just Add Ink Just Add food.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Just a note


This stamp and die set from Altenew is a recent acquisition. I saw some of the stamps on cards on various blogs and was immediately drawn to it. I don't think I've done enough colouring recently and it's something I really enjoy. I have bought many alcohol marker sets over the years and now lots are at the stage of drying up and it's  hard to decide what to do about replacement. I have sets of Mirage Pens, Copics, Promarkers, Spectrum Noir, Chamaeleon, some Stampin Up Markers and some old Dovecraft ones. I think I need to go through all of them and throw out the ones which have dried up and that I don't think I need. I do have some refills for some favourite Copic shades, but it's tricky to know what to do. I think my two favourites are Promarkers and Copics.
For this card I used Copics. I used the sketch from CASe this Sketch

Flowers for the Flower Challenge

A Dragonfly for CASology

AAA Cards Up to One Third

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Sunday Morning

 
Today we have been invited over to a neighbours for something to eat at lunch time and so without Sunday lunch to prepare I have a little time in my craft room.
This card is based on the challenge at TIMEOUT
         
I love the bold pop of green in the picture and I used a piece of photographic paper which I had sploshed some shades of green alcohol inks onto, for the die cut leaves in my card.  The stripes were from a SU stamp, which I was considering taking off the block in order to get a clean image using my MISTI, but the second stamping, peculiarly, was really pale until I realised I had used Versamark instead of Versafine  (made a mess of the ink pad  too with the black ink from the previous stamping). SO I decided to sprinkle on some black embossing powder and use that instead.
The Hello is triple stacked from a Stamp Market die.
Just US Girls Stacking die Cuts


This is another card using the freebie Crafter's Companion stamps and die, from Simply Cards and Papercrafts Magazine.
Once more I cut the sentiment from the wreath to use separately. The only thing I added was a Memory Box die cut of hanging mittens, but I put the stamped and heat embossed mittens from the freebie set on the string instead of the die cut ones.
Christmas Kickstart Scandinavian Holiday


Here is a simple card using a leaf which I die cut and coloured sometime ago. I used distress inks and a little mica spray.
I heat embossed the Clearly Besotted sentiment and added both it and the leaf to a piece of hessian.


Saturday, 14 September 2019

Perfectly CAS


Exciting News!
There's a new blog on the block and it's Perfectly CAS!
Just up my street!
This one has been has been created down under in Australia by the inimitable Kylie!
In order to keep things Perfectly CAS, there is the codicil ...Just One Third!
SO if you keep your design to just one third of the card base there is bound to be lots of lovely white space... the essential ingredient for Clean and Simple cards.

The first challenge is to include flowers.
Here I used a die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, cut from white card with the centres coloured with alcohol markers. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.
DO come and join in the fun!
See you there!