Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Another beautiful day here - clear blue skies and lovely sunshine - it's amazing how more upbeat you feel when the weather is nice!
A warm welcome too to my new followers - Leisa and Christine - thanks for following my blog and I look forward to seeing you often!
Here's my share for today

Had a little play about with some watercolour pastels on a Wild Rose Studio 'Annabelle' stamp then stitched it onto pale pink card.

The background papers are from Pink Petticoat, again layered onto pink card and stitched.
I am using the pink lace on a mixed media project at the mo so it was out on the desk - wrapped it round the papers then made a bow using a pearl buckle.
Flowers, pearls and pins are from my stash and the little pink ladybug is a wooden embellie bought years ago!
Decorated inside to match.

Challenges -
Crafting With Dragonflies - Special lady
Creative Card Crew - Spring
Fantastic Tuesday - Pastels
Ruby's Rainbow - Ladies
Nutcrafters - Girly
Fab n Funky - Flower Power
Paper Crafting Journey - Special lady

Thanks for visiting today - hope the sun is shining wherever you are. x

Monday, 14 April 2014

Recycled Ribbon.

Sorry I've been AWOL from posting - it's been quite a busy few days so although have found some time to visit blogland, have had no time to actually post!
Am currently waiting for some glue/paint and other mess (LOL) to dry so popped on for a quick share.
 Used more paper from the Papermania pad which was still on the desk from the last 'teddy' card.
Another LOTV square which I 'enhanced' (LOL) with some Distress Inks and matted onto red card.
The Picket Fence die and the Heart Banner die were little 'treats' to myself a couple of weeks ago and I used plain white card for them both.
The ribbon is recycled. A friend bought me a Christmas plant basket and this ribbon was tied to the handle - she said - 'I know you'll use it on a card' so couldn't disappoint her could I????
Some twine, a couple of pearls and a stamped sentiment with the off cuts from the banner and the inside decorated to match.
This is another for the 'Viv's Stash/Pink Box'.
Challenges -
613 - Anything (option- recycle)
Ribbon Girl - Anything LOTV
2 Sisters - Teddy Bears
Susy-Bee's - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Animals
Mema's - Anything Goes

Hope your weather wherever you are is as sunny and bright as it is here! Have a great day and thanks for visiting. x


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Tag

Having a rummage about in the lace baskets I found lots of odd bits which I haven't been able to bear to throw away - (I was obviously a squirrel in a former life) - I dragged out a few scraps and left them out on the desk  as I have had this idea rattling round in my head and wanted it all to 'come together' before I made a mess of making something -
- and the reason why I didn't want to spoil anything is the centrepiece - it was made by the lovely Caz and it came with fab candy stash which I was fortunate enough to win!

Originally I didn't want to use either of the two gorgeous hand made brooches from the candy pile - they're just too beautiful but it seemed a shame not to - at least this way the tag can sit out on display in my craft room and be seen!
So thank you Caz - and I hope I've done your creation justice!

I inked the tag with Old paper, Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick DI, then randomly stamped some script over it. (Can't see this very well on the pic but trust me it's there!)

I covered the whole of the tag then with some old lace which had a fancy edge and stitched it, then just added more and more odd scraps, stitching them all as I went along.

The brooch was then pinned to the centre and I cut out a vintage pic and popped it into a metal frame, covered it with Glossy Accents and stitched to the base of the tag.

The 'believe' was another scrap found in the lace basket and I raised it up slightly by arching it before stitching the ends. Used some seam binding ribbon and more odd lace looped through the top.

Am putting this into Pixies Snippets Playground this week to earn some brownie points for using up odds and ends!

Thanks for taking the time to call in today - have a great day whatever you're doing.x

Other Challenges -
Creative Moments - Girly
Clear it Out - Anything Goes with Stitching
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
All Crafts - Anything But a Card
Glitter n Sparkle - Pearls and Lace
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything But a Card
Crafty Hands - Shabby Chic
Fairies Challenge - Vintage
Pile It On - Feminine

Monday, 7 April 2014

Anything Goes at Vintage Stamping!

Today our challenge at Vintage Stamping is 'ANYTHING GOES' so you can make anything you like as long as somewhere on your creation there is some stamping!
I made a 'Man' card!
Aren't I good??? LOL I am not a maker of 'man' cards really - I cannot make something and not put a ribbon, bow, flower or sparkly on it somewhere........... and 'men' don't like all that 'sort of stuff' do they??? LOL
But this one was something that I actually enjoyed doing for a change! 
 The papers are almost as old as me.. well not quite - but I've had them for years - so I dusted them off and used them!
The vintage hot air balloon stamp is from our sponsor and can be found here - the plate is full of brilliant male themed vintage machines so maybe now I will do more man cards!
I stamped the balloon image three times then  decoupaged. I thought about adding Glossy accents - may still do- undecided!
Matted the image onto black card and added a metal corner which I had rubbed over with 'Olive' metallic rub as it was a very shiny silver to start off with.
The script is from an embossing folder which has a large butterfly on it - Just tore off the butterfly and again rubbed over the card with some 'Gold' and 'Olive' metallic rub (as the black card lacked any depth), then sealed it.
The two Edwardian gentlemen is an old stamp which may be from Paperartsy but can't remember - likewise I have had the sentiment stamp for ages and again don't know whose it is.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today - and as you can make anything you want why don't you enter the challenge this time - you may be able to have a spendie on some new stash if you win!

Other Challenges-
Dragonfly Dreams - For the Boys
Ecletic Ellapu - For the Boys
Sentimental Sunday - Vintage/Steampunk
Corrosive Challenges - Metal
Fussy & Fancy - All about travel
Crafty Bloggers - Embossing
Simon Says Stamp - Journey
Incy Wincy - 3/2/1 - (3 stamps, 2 papers, 1 embellie)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Scrunched up Pansies!

I finally finished this after a lot of leaving it on the desk and looking at it wondering why on earth I chose to use this colour combo.... all down to the 'carry on using up the paper' theme which is my mantra at the moment.

I have no idea how old this paper is (nor in fact where it is from!) - it maybe a HOTP pad but who knows??? LOL
I am really unsure about the finished card .. but thought I would share it anyway.

With the bold pattern and dark colour of the background papers I found them quite difficult to work with.  I used minimal colouring on the image (which is from A Day For Daisies) trying to co-ordinate the colours with the papers., using Tea Green and Pastel Green shades on the fairy dress with some DI's on the flowers and the rest. 

Dark maroon card first with the patterned paper stitched on top. I cut out more of the maroon card using a fancy oval nestie then chopped it up to make the corner, adding a piece of co-ordinating paper and stitched it all together.
A couple more fancy corner dies stuck to the top of the card.

Strip of maroon velvet ribbon onto some more offcuts then the coloured image positioned over it. Few little sparklies added and some glamour dust to the wings.

The flowers were done using some old pansy shapes from my stash - I scrunched them up and stuck them together to try to make fuller flowers (am not sure if they overpower the card or not!) - added a few leaves and a couple of flourishes.

The sentiment hides some very erratic stitching round the top of the image! Papers also used on the inside to finish it all off.
Challenges -
Crafty Calendar - things with Wings
The Craft Garden - Use 3 (Ribbon/Floral paper/Green)
Cupboard Trilogy - Friendship
4 Crafty Chicks - Colour an image
Paper Crafting Journey - Anythning Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper- Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to stop by - appreciate it and any comments you leave! have a great Sunday. x

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Va Va Voom!

Couple of days ago arrived back to a cold, wet Manchester Airport - the week in the sun passed by so quickly!
Have played a bit of catch up round blogland and a bit of catch up with other things since coming back - have 3 half finished cards on the desk and Mr Mojo is alive and well and still lying on a sunbed somewhere - cos he ain't here with me!I have not settled to do anything since I came home -so rather than leave another day with nothing shared here's one I finished before I went away.

I don't make many cards for the stash which could be used for kids really - think it's because I don't have any little ones in the family so unless I'm asked for one specifically they're not made!
But I did buy some LOTV squares last year as I thought they'd be useful - this is one of them.(And the ONLY one I've used up to now!)
He's a nice Ted I think!

Papers are a Papermania male themed pad (??) and matted them all onto black card.
The little wooden star was coloured with Distress Inks and I added a couple of black pearls.
The tag was attached with some twine which was a challenge win.
Inside decorated to match!

One for the 'pink box' and have now set to using up the other squares until Mr Mojo gets himself back on a flight!
Challenges -
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Use stripes
Polkadoodles - Animal Magic
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafting Cafe - One for the Boys
Cute Card Thursday - All Boy
Delightful Challenges - Square
2 Sisters - Teddy Bears

Hope you all have a great weekend! x

Monday, 31 March 2014

You've been Framed!

Our challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers is 'You've Been Framed' -(projects must have a frame of any kind (stamped/diecut/decorated) as the prominent feature) and we're being sponsored by Sir Stampalot and Di's Digistamps.

My linen textured card was inspired by one of the many beautiful cards made using die cuts over on Pinterest and was inked with a mix of Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar DI after securing a fancy frame nestie to it.

After cutting out the oval shape I cut the large piece to fit the front of a 7" x 5" card.

On the card base I sponged again so that it would show through the cut out frame and then positioned  the larger piece over it with foam pads.

The oval frame was then placed inside with thinner 3d foam pads - this meant that the oval frame sat just beneath the cut out piece but wasn't flat!

The trusty Honey blossom die cuts ( love this flower stem to bits!) were layered a few times at the side and I kept the little branch and leaf offcuts to one side.

Sentiment stamped in Victorian Velvet and cut out with another fancy tag die.
The offcut leaf and branches were then just stuck underneath and the card was finished with a couple of die cut butterflies.
Other Challenges -
Alphabet Challenge - D for Diecuts
Use Your Stuff - Die Cuts
Craft Your Passion - Anything but Square
Totally papercrafts - Pastels
Allsorts - Use Those Dies
Pile It On - Floral Fantasy
Come & Get It - In the Garden
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes

Hope you can join in with our challenge and I appreciate any comments you leave! x
QUICK UPDATE - Now that I have left the sunshine (sob sob) I am cheering myself up by popping into the playground for a quick go on the swings!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Inky musings

I have spent a little while today 'card completing' - with some inky bits that I did a few weeks back.
Sometimes I just like to ink and stamp without finishing anything off - then when the coloured bits drawer gets a bit full I have a mammoth matting and layering fest!

This share is ALMOST finished now - only almost - no sentiment or greeting as I'm not sure what I will use it for yet but have left enough space to stamp something in the top right I think. This card will be staying in my own stash as I don't have many left now.

I used quite a few different colours and also mixed Distress Inks with Adirondack ones - overall though am not too disappointed with how it turned out - although I look at many other similar cards and still feel I have a long way to go in the blending stakes!

The stamps are of course from Inkylicious - Humming Bird Garden.
Just matted and layered onto black and pink card.

I am busy sorting out a few things as we're off on a quick sunshine break on Thursday - just for a week - hopefully the weather will be a bit better than the grey sky and rain we've had here today. I will have internet access though so you're not rid of me!
As ever I appreciate any comments you leave me - tell me what you think about my inky attempts and any tips you have will be gratefully accepted!
Challenges -
Crafty Bloggers - Nature
My Craft Spot - Anything Goes
Use your Stuff - Ink
613 Avenue Create - Birds of a feather
Fashionable Stamping - Silhouette

Have a great day whatever you're doing. x

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Bits n pieces

Another make with a few tatty bits!
This is another of those commissioned Golden Anniversary cards.

By the time I'd made them all (for the same recipient) I was running out of ideas so this one (which was sent from me) is a variation on a previous card.

I had some of this gold card which has a soft sheen on it - it's not as glaring as mirri card (which I always find difficult to work with) and I did like the overall finished effect once done.

Another quick and simple card really and a bit of a different shape for me!
I put some of the gold card behind the doily and chopped off the edge.

I had a scrap of white card leftover from the actual base so just cut it out using a fancy circle die and placed it on the top of the doily.

The honeysuckle blossom die is one (if you look at my blog regularly) you will know that I simply love and use to death really!

Cut out a couple and bunched them together securing with a small white organza bow and glued to the layered doily.
Two tiny die cut butterflies and I finished with a gold embossed anniversary sentiment.

Challenges -
Craftitude - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Cut It Up - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Use Dies
4 Crafty Chicks - No patterned paper

A quick trawl through blogland for me now - thanks for popping in! x

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Snippets

Have done a few bits the last couple of days - this one was inspired by a creation on Pinterest sometime last year and I drew a rough sketch and kept it - thinking it would be great for using up odd bits of paper.
So use up I have! Melissa Frances Fifth Avenue to be exact - and theres only now 3 full pieces left.. so am feeling very pleased with myself that I am sticking to the 'use up the paper' promise I made.

Not only that I finally opened a pack of pink parchment paper and used a piece of that as a background as I didn't want plain white card (couldn't find any pink card the right shade!).

The dots and music paper with edges distressed duly stitched to the parchment.
Some lace from my stash and some pink shoestring ribbon threaded through a pink button and tied into a bow.
The little tage sentiment is a teeny scrap from the same paper pad and I just stamped a very small sentiment onto it.

Cut out two scalloped circles and mounted with foam pads.
The butterfly was cut out with a die - (twice) and glued together so I could pop up the top set of wings to give some depth. Not sure which make the die is!!
A quick and easy card and used up scraps!

Challenges -
Butterfly Challenge - Stitching
Penny's Paper Crafty - Buttons/Bows 
Make My Monday - Butterflies
SOS - Buttons/Bows
Pixies Playground - Snippets
Dragonfly Dreams - Up in the Air

Thanks for looking - am now off for a quickie trawl through Blogland to catch up with you all! x

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Undies!

Sunny weather has departed over the last few days and it's been quite cool after being able to wander about without a coat last week!
Had a bit of a colouring session last night and made this card up. (Light here not very good today - very grey!)

The image is called 'Vintage Slip' by ADFD and I think it's so pretty.
I coloured it with DI and Promarkers then stitched it onto a scalloped blue frame.

The background paper is once again from my stash, matted and stitched onto blue background.
I used some Coredinations for the embossing and again stitched onto blue.

The hand dyed ribbon was from my stash and I added a couple of cherry blossom flowers - am still deciding whether or not to take off the leaves (which I coloured with Shabby Shutter DI) and change for another colour as I think they look too yellow.

I printed out a TLC sentiment, altered the font colour and after framing it stuck on a small silver bird charm.
Inside decorated to match.

Challenges -
ABC - H for Hair
Bearly Mine - For the Girls
Nat & Amy - Flowers
Gem of a Challenge - Female
MTTC - Charming
Suzie Bee's - Emboss It
ADFD - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - A Little Birdie
Hope everyone's enjoying their weekend and as always if you've left a comment or taken a look at my blog I appreciate it! x

Friday, 14 March 2014

Imagination




The lovely weather tempted me outside this week so only messed about in the craftie space at night time - hence no pics - resulting in - no posts!
This morning though the weather is grey and misty which is typical as now I'm struggling to take pics!!
This make was a bit of an experiment for me but in real life the background colours are lovely and dreamily soft so for once I am happy with the finished article.
The paper was a present last year and it was one of those that I deemed 'too nice to use' - LOL!

All the embossing was done in WOW Fine Bright White direct to the background paper.
I am never very confident when stamping/embossing direct to a background like this one -thankfully I managed this without any mistakes!

The dragonflies were from a clear stamp set bought on my very first NEC visit (in 2009!) and I added a wee bit of Stickles to them.
The border stamp is of course from the beautiful Poppy Meadow set by Indigo Blu.
The sentiment was a recent purchase from Inkylicious - love it! 
Some tiny sparkly gems randomly placed, then matted onto a soft green background card.

Challenges -
 YNS - A fab inspirational photo
Alphabet - C for Country Flowers
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Things with Wings
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
City Crafters - Rainbows
Oldie but Goodie - Spring has Sprung
Crafty Bloggers - Nature
Sisterhood of Crafters - Sentimental Journey

Thanks for taking the time to call in today - hope you all have a great weekend. x

Monday, 10 March 2014

Vintage Stamping DT - Something for Yourself

This month over at 'Vintage Stamping'   Claire chose the theme and set a task of  'Just for You' meaning  make something for yourself to keep or something that you would like to receive from somebody else! As always there's a $20 spend up for grabs from  Flonz Crafts. (Remember we need to see some stamping on your project but even though we have 'Vintage' in the title your make doesn't have to be!)
I decided to have a change from cards and made this for me to keep -
Had lots of fun and as always made lots of mess!

I started by covering the Art Parts spool and bases with some papers from my stash.
I sanded the edges to make them tidy then ran some Tea Dye DI round them.
A quick covering of Mod Podge to seal. On the bottom I put a clock button, some old lace and two filigree metal flowers.

The fob watch is also Art Parts.
The base part was also covered with paper from the same pad and then I over stamped over it with a Blossom Branch stamp from our sponsor and embossed in Weathered Wood EP.
I used gold embossing powder on the top piece randomly dabbing  some Weathered Wood.
Assembled the two pieces together with 3d pads.

Out with the Shrink Plastic!! Clear piece and a cream piece. Stamped a pocket watch on the cream piece and stamped a sentiment - 'Time Began in a Garden' as always held my breath when I blasted it with the heat gun!

A bit of broken chain from an old necklace and a gold metal butterfly.
The 'flower fairies' were cut from a scrap of paper and stuck to a scrabble tile - edged the tile with silver (probably should have used gold but just picked up the silver pen!). Finished it with a die cut flower and some lace 'leaves'.
Hope you can find time to join the challenge this time - we love to see your creations!

Other Challenges -
All Crafts - Anything but a Card
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything Goes
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Altered
Altered Eclectics - Alter Something
Quirky Crafts - Secret Garden
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Fantasy Stampers - Spring Colours
That's Crafty - Anything Goes

 We're having some glorious Spring weather at the mo - hope you're all enjoying it and long may it continue!x

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Same design - but different!

Whilst making a card last month (here) I thought it could be interpreted for different occasions so when I was asked to make some Golden Anniversary cards I decided to utilise the design for one of them.
This was a quick card but am pleased with the result.
White pearlised card layered onto some gold matt finish card.
I stamped the flourish branch and sentiment and gold embossed.
Cut out the two hearts with the remains of the paper and put the left over gold card behind the smaller of the two then layered them together.

Scrap of gold stretchy twine into a bow and glued in place.

I thought about embossing a '50' in the centre of the heart but didn't want 'gold overload' as really it is not a colour I like working with!
I'll share the others I made for the same happy couple at a later time.


Challenges -
Die Cut Divas - Emboss it
Gem of a Challenge - Anniversary
OLLCB - Anniversary
Crafting When We Can - Anniversary
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (Square)
Incy Wincy - Anniversary
That's Crafty - Anything Goes

Have a great day whatever you're doing. x

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Simple Joys

Did a few  cards without much embellishing or blingy stuff for the stash. This is one!
So many people are saying about how much postage costs are I have made quite a few cards just recently that are relatively flat and of course I try not to go OTT on men cards with thick embellies anyway!

 The papers are as old as Methuselah and I just found them at the bottom of yet another paper stack whilst looking for something else, so here we are in March and I am continuing with the promise to myself to use up papers and not buy any more.

Basic layout and just chopped up the papers into large squares for layering.

Used pastel chalks on the pic which is of course from LOTV.  (I resisted the temptation to add a few 'z's abpve his head!)

The sentiment was a freebie from TLC and I changed the font colour to blue to match the colour scheme. Think it fits perfectly with this image cos dozing off in the sunshine under the shade of a leafy tree is joy indeed!

It's been a lovely day here - getting spoilt cos that's 3 nice days on the trot - maybe spring is on it's way finally?
Hope the weather has been kind to you wherever you are - thanks for visiting! x
Challenges -
Nutcrafters - Boys
Male Room - Blue/Green/Brown
Suzie Bee's - Masculine
Ladybug Crafts - Boys
Paper Crafting Journey - Manly/Boyish
Divas by Design - Hear it for the Boys

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Guest Designer!

I was very fortunate to have been asked to do a guest DT spot over at Stamping Sensations.
Their challenge this month is a subject which is close to my heart as it's 'PRETTY IN PINK'!
So here is my contribution -

The papers are from Raspberry Road called 'Antelbellum'. I did some random stamping in Vintage Sepia ink using a flourish stamp from a Stempelglede set and then attacked the edges! (Normal people call this 'distressing - LOL)

I used another stamp from the same set to make the 'postcard'

Used Victorian Velvet DI on all the edges then stitched the layers together.
The vintage lace  stitched across then the main image matted onto plain pale pink card added. This lovely delicate vintage image is a freebie from a fab Dutch site called JanetK which I printed onto linen textured paper.

A die cut heart with a little pearl button, a stamped tag and some hand dyed ribbon for the bow. 
Inside co-ordinated to match.
So there it is! Thanks for looking and hope you can join in the challenge this month!
Other Challenges -
Alphabet - Buttons and Bows
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Creative Romance - Pink/Lace/Ribbon
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbons/Buttons
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a Stamp
Country View Crafts - Paper Chase

Am feeling better than I was earlier in the week so can only hope that now I have turned the corner and am over the worst! Fingers (and everything else) crossed!! Thanks for looking and if you've had the time to leave me a comment I appreciate it!
I have a free day today (3 orders to finish) so will pop round to see you all later. x

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Beer and Alcohol!

Some time ago I surprised OH by telling him he needed to drink more beer...... he obliged for a short while then decided that even for art's sake consumption had to be curtailed. No matter - I had enough beer cans by then.
The challenge at Less Is More this week is to use metal. My carefully stored stash of flattened and washed beer cans has been systematically used on various projects but there was the remains of one can left which was just big enough for what I wanted.
 Cut out the beer can with a leaf shaped nestie die.

Out with the Alcohol Inks! I thought about using shades of green but decided that although hopefully Spring is on it's way, I like Autumn colours better.

I used Butterscotch, Caramel, Sunset Orange and Red Pepper.

Leaf duly coloured, I turned it over and began to emboss the back with a metal embossing tool. Most of it was done freehand and I'm happy with the way it turned out.
Even the small bits of can left were utilised by cutting out the sentiment and two tiny corners -  not a scrap of can left!

I dyed the string with Distress Inks Dried Marigold and Tea Dye and used an Embossabilities folder for the woodgrain background.
As this was made using a scrap of a beer can I am joining in the fun at the Snippets Playground this week!

Other Challenges -
Cuttlebug Mania - Add Texture
SOS - Heavy Metal
CAS on Sunday - Masculine
Crafting Cafe - Embossing
2 Sisters - Embossing

So that's it from me today. Not quite 100% but feel much better than I have done and thanks to everyone who sent me good wishes. Have a great day whatever you're doing! x

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Renaissance

I have been able to have a bit of a play for an hour or so over the weekend.
Felt a lot better then yesterday back to sneezing and spluttering - am getting on my own nerves never mind anyone else's! I appear to be unable to shake off this 'whatever it is' that has now been with me for almost 2 weeks.
Consequently I am unsure about this make. Whether that's down to my fuzzy brain or it really is just a naff effort I don't know!

I used some old papers from my stash (which may have been from a HOTP pad?), distressed the edges then matted and layered onto Kraft then black card.
The main stamp is one of the very first I ever bought when I started my 'mixed media' journey (!) as at the time I was hooked on all things medieval and historic.
I found it (along with 3 others!) all dusty and unloved - so inked it up and stamped it onto dark cream card, clear embossed and then matted and layered it. Resisted using any colour on the image at all although maybe I should have coloured her dress?
Stamped the large script onto a scrap piece of kraft paper and just randomly ripped the edges.
The pen and ink bottle also stamped onto scrap pieces of kraft and mounted using 3d pads. (more old stamps!)
Finished it off with some die cut corners and a sanded 'hinge' secured with brads.
Challenges -
Make My Monday - A non cute grown up card
MIM - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Vintage
Fashionable Stamping - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Ladies Day
Card Making Mama's - Stack it Up
Daring Cardmakers - Old but not Forgotten (my stamps!)

Thanks for taking the time to have a look and if you've left a comment I really appreciate it.
As I'm confined to the house in an attempt to get rid of this bug I will be trawling round blogland all day! Have a great day whatever you're doing. x

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Inky things

Have just sat and watched the bronze medal curling - How good was that?! Always great to see Team GB doing well - which is more than can be said for me. Still feeling grot but hopefully I will shake it off in the next few days.
Haven't really felt much like doing anything and so my share is something that was finished just when the 'dreaded lurgy' came calling!
My brain wasn't up to layouts so decided to make an 'inky' card.

The stamp set is from Inkylicious.
I stamped the lighthouse first , clear embossed and then masked it off.
Just made messy with DI's after that then overstamped the 'sand dunes' and grasses.

I made a bit of a mess of the sky I think - the darker blue shade in the middle is perhaps TOO dark but I'd already made my mind up on where the sentiment was going to be put so ignored the darker blue colour and stamped it anyway!
I used a piece of acetate to  give me the straight line for the sea instead of my usual post-it notes.
Finished with some twine and a few shells.

Challenges -
Digi Darla - Sympathy
Divas by Design - Rubber Stamps
Cards & More - Non Cute
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Off for a quick catch up through blogland to see what you've all been up to. Have a great day.x