Saturday, 21 January 2017

Triple Layer Stamping

I've been meaning to try the Triple Mat/Triple Layer Stamping technique for a while and when I saw a card this week on Jane's blog HERE, I decided to make this card.

Darnell's NBUS Challenge #8  ends tomorrow, so this is my second entry.  I found a tutorial on YouTube and adjusted the measurement to fit a 7" x 5" card. I used a NBUS set of stamps which came as part of a free gift with a magazine.  The flowers were stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with Promarkers - Berry Red, Tulip Yellow, Violet, Azure and Mint Green and the sentiment was stamped with Versafine 'Onyx'. The layers are attached on foam tape.  This card is actually the second card I made this week with this set of stamps, so I hope is still counts for the NBUS Challenge.  After I'd finished the first card, I opened a black fineliner pen and didn't realise is was leaking.  A lovely blob of ink landed on my finished card!  

I am joining in the following challenges.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Kraft and Coloured Pencils

Darnell has a new NBUS Challenge starting this week HERE.  If you've never heard the term NBUS before, it stands for 'never-before-used-schtuff'.  Pop over to Darnell's blog to find out more and join in this fun challenge.

So..... onto my card. The optional theme this week is 'Use Colored Pencils on Kraft' (or 'coloured' pencils if you are in the UK, like me. LOL!)  Hmmm.... I think I've only used Kraft card once,  a long time ago, and I only possess a small box of cheap, children's, coloured pencils which definitely don't blend, so not a good start.  However not wanting to be beaten by a challenge, I managed to find my pack of Kraft card and coloured pencils and here's what I came up with.

The image is a NBUS stamp from the Sweet Dixie 'Zendoodle RTG Flowers' set, stamped on Kraft card and coloured with my cheapy pencils.  The image is attached with foam tape to raise it up. The result turned out to be not too bad, but luckily I got away without needing to blend the colours with this particular image.    I used an old wood mounted Hobby Art stamp for the sentiment.  The background is Kraft card, embossed with an Embossalicious e/f.  I've had the folder for quite a while and I think it might be discontinued now,

I am joining in the following challenges:
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #8 ~ with the optional theme of 'Use Colored Pencils on Kraft'
Penny Black and More January Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Country View Crafts January 2017 Challenge - Anything Goes

Hot Chocolate

The Less is More Challenge this week is a One Layer Card with the theme of 'Favourite Drink/Beverage'.  What better drink on a cold and damp winter's evening than a mug of hot chocolate!

Going through my stamps, looking for inspiration, I came across this Woodware hot chocolate stamp which is part of a set called 'Take it Easy'.  The image and the 'hot chocolate' text came as part of the same stamp, which I stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black'.  The image is coloured with Promarkers.  The rest of the quote and the sentiment are computer generated, leaving enough space to stamp the image.  

I am joining in the following challenges:

Monday, 16 January 2017

Jade and Jewels

The Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is 'Butterflies + J is for Jewels and/or Jade', so I decided to go with both.

The patterned paper is layered on squares of jade pearlised card.  I die cut a white mat using a MB 'Stitched Scalloped Circle' die and attached it to the card using foam pads.  I've used the same jade pearlised card for the butterfly with another MB die,  'Vivienne Butterfly'.  It's attached just by the body so that the wings can stand up.  Four clear jewels in the corners finished off my card.  I decided not to add a sentiment, so that it can be used for any occasion.

I am joining in the following challenges:

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Slider card

Welcome to my new follower, Soncee L.  Thank you for following me.  If you have a blog, please leave me a comment and I'll make a link to it in my next post.  

A simple CAS slider card today, so I could play with a new die. I can share it now I know the recipient has received it. 

I won a set of  Die-namics 'Surf and Turf' dies and 'Spin and Slide' discs as part of prize over in Pixie's Snippets Playground recently.  As making a slider card has been on my 'to do' list for ages, I couldn't wait to have a play. I used one of the dies to cut a channel in a stiff piece of white card, before embossing the corner with an embossing folder which came as a freebie with a magazine.  The wooden ladybird  was attached to one of the discs and it twists and turns as it goes along the channel.  The white card was attached to a red card blank with foam tape, so the ladybird moves freely.  I added green Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops to the centre of each flower to match the green on the sentiment mat.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Week 398 ~ Wings on things (ladybird)
Inkspirational Challenge 126 ~ Word Prompt "Flutter" (ladybird)
Let's Craft and Create Challenge #121 ~ Things With Wings (ladybird)

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Ombre Sky

The Less is More Challenge this week is a colour challenge, 'Ombre'. My first thought was to use inks, but I decided to  use shades of blue card to make an ombre sky.

The sky is made from strips of card, die cut with one of the dies from the Lawn Fawn 'Puffy Clouds Border Dies' set.  I made a frame using the two of the dies from the Memory Box 'Stitched Squares'.  The frame and the Memory Box 'Hot Air Balloon' die cut are attached with foam tape.  The sentiment is an old wood mounted 'Funstamp', stamped in Versafine 'Majestic Blue'.  

I am joining in the following challenges:

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Firey Dragon

I made this card for my great-nephew.

I used a Sweet Dixie 'Dragon' die with green holographic card and snippets of red holographic card for the flame.  The red corners are from the same red card, die cut with an old Sizzlits photo corner die.  The image is mounted on a Creative Expressions 'Pierced Circle' die cut.  I used a SB 'Dainty Dots' embossing folder for the background. The computer generated background is layered on the green holographic card.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #299 ~ Dragons
HLS January Anything Goes With Dies
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge # 152 ~ Happy Birthday
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #333 ~ Birthday with a Number
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 263 and 264 ~ Use snippets
Country View Challenge - January 2017 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Be Square