Monday 24 October 2016

Good Intentions.....

Full of good intentions last week with a few free days - sum total of cards made = 3. THREE??? I mean REALLY???
Can't believe how much my brain refused to come up with anything more exciting than a couple of CAS Christmas Cards - but suppose I should be grateful that I have made 3 more for the Xmas stash!

Intended to share this before the weekend - but best laid plans and all that..
so here it is now - and my thanks to the amazing Loll for the inspiration.

Smooshed a left over of white linen card with DI's, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters.
Once dry, used some gold cosmic shimmer powder and literally flicked and  splashed it onto the piece of card - (and on the walls, the PC screen and anywhere else left uncovered.....) then misted lightly with some water.

Left it to dry then cut out with a Christmas Tree dies, mounted onto foam and placed onto the gold edged panel.
The sentiment also simply stamped in metallic gold ink.
Quite happy with this too I think!

Snippet used so am away to the Playground - two weeks on the trot is a record recently!!
Other challenges -
613 Avenue Create - Green and Gold
CCC - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Christmas
MAWTT - Trees

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today - enjoy your day whatever you're doing! x 

Monday 17 October 2016

Getting On

Have been completely uninspired whilst I have had my few free days - really irritating! I thought perhaps I should just then go and make a start on a few Christmas cards - brain blank!
Had to seek inspiration elsewhere and am beginning to wonder if Pinterest really IS such a good thing 'cos maybe it is TOO easy to just go trawling and find something to CASE instead of thinking for yourself?
Anyway I opted for the 'too easy' course and had a quick trawl and then remembered the new Muse Challenge  (No 188) and the lovely colour Jenni had used on her CAS card.
So armed with a starting point of the colour and the placement of an edged panel, I came up with this -
 I am beginning to be more and more drawn to CAS- in particular for Christmas as they're good for making batches! And I hope I am mastering the technique without it looking too plain. 

A snippet of white card, masked off the bottom and used a 1p piece for the masking of the moon! (All I had on the desk.....LOL)

Brushed on some Tumbled Glass DI and used a much neglected  Pine Branch Stamp inked in Versafine Smokey Gray.

Ran the piece through a snow EF and then matted it onto a snippet of black card.
The sentiment is from SU.

I made a couple like this using different colours for the sky and a berry stamp - will share these later.

Quite happy with these and at least I have made a start!!!

Challenges -
Pixies Playground - Snippets Week 251
That's Crafty - CAS
ABC Christmas Challenge - U 'Under the Pile'
CHCCE - Anything Christmas Goes

Thanks for stopping by - have a lovely day whatever you're doing. x

Tuesday 11 October 2016

A Day to Myself

Happy Tuesday! Well Happy the next 3 days actually - am home until Friday and was looking forward to ignoring the housework and burrowing into the crafty space, just emerging for the odd cup of tea and a biscuit.
As usual, I sat down and thought 'What shall I do' - Answer - 'Absolutely Nothing.' How frustrating to have a whole day to do stuff for me and not be able to think of anything. Mr Mojo left far far away either on my quick relaxing holiday last week or with all the mayhem that has surrounded the entire summer season. Wherever he is I hope he comes back soon.

I desperately wanted to pay a visit into the Playground as it's been weeks since the last time and am missing everyone.

So with that in mind and a teeny scrap of white card laying on the desk I popped a circle die over it and inked with a few DI's. (Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade). Cut it out and then hunted out this ancient Cherry Blossom stamp.

I love this stamp. It was one of the first I bought whilst all things 'oriental' was the trend. I have never tired of it and no I can't tell you the manufacturer cos it was a wood backed one and I removed the wood backing when storage became a problem!

A quick card - the finished result not too bad and am hoping that it will inspire me now to use up my precious spare time getting back into making something!

I want to thank all my blogging buddies who have continued to visit my scheduled DT posts whilst I have been so busy on the Presidential train. I am making it my business to call round all of you whilst I have these few days spare! Get the kettle on!!
Challenges -
Addicted to Stamps - CAS
ABC - Q for Quick
Rubber Dance (October)- Colours (and I chose Yellow)
CFTH - Anything Goes
Stamplorations (Oct) - Stamps and Sponging

Sunday 2 October 2016

Autumn Shades

We have a brilliant prize for you this month at Stamping Sensations and our challenge theme is 'Shades of Autumn'. Pic of prize is shown at the end of this post!
Would love for you to join us - please check out the challenge rules carefully as we are a stamping challenge and the stamp MUST be the focal point of your submissions!
Back to another CAS card for me this month but I did manage to get inky.
I used cream textured card and after making a mess of a one layer attempt ended up doing a separate panel attached with 3d foam pads!

Masked off the panel then sponged DI's Barn door, Dried Marigold and Squeezed Lemonade, blending together as I went along.

The leaf stamp was 1 of a set of 4 and is very old.
Stamped randomly then gold embossed.

Script stamp is by Indigo Blu inked with Versamark Toffee Crunch.

After removing the masking tape I simply ran a gold gel panel along the top and bottom of the panel, finishing with the gold embossed sentiment.

So get out all the colours that remind you of Autumn and come and join us this month - you could win these.......

I am currently having a little break away from my Presidential Team duties and other bowls commitments. Some seriously needed down time necessary - it's been non stop this year! A little bit of sun and a big chill out!!
I will get to visit you all though  as soon as I get back home, so thank you for visiting and for any comments you leave me.

Other Challenges
Crafty Boots - Autumn is in the Air
CAS on Sunday - Heat Embossing
Glitter n Sparkle - Autumn
PB&more - Autumn Colour