Monday, 29 August 2016

Wedding Card

A wedding card today, which I can now post as I know it has been received.  The wedding colour scheme was purple and white, so I used these colours on my card.  The purple card is pearlised card from Anna Marie Designs.

Lots of dies were used on this card:
Sue Wilson ~ Ornate Pierced Rectangles (NBUS)
Sue Wilson ~ Stitched Lattice Frames (I just used the lattice die from this set)
Sue Wilson ~ Double Pierced Oval
Sue Wilson ~ String Flowers
Memory Box ~ Sofia Heart.

The large purple octagon was attached to a 7" x 7" card blank, almost up to the fold and the card blank was trimmed to cut off the excess white card. The oval is attached with foam pads.  All the white die cuts were snippets, so I'll be sharing my card over in the Playground.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 244 ~ Use Snippets
 NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) Challenge #7
Allsorts Challenge - Week 378 ~ Use at least two dies

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Peeling off the Peeloffs!

The LIM challenge this week is to use a  sticker, sticky label or peel-off.  I can't believe how many peeloffs I have, most bought years ago before I did much stamping and probably before dies were even invented!! LOL! 
I started by making a trifold aperture card using white linen cardstock.  I made the aperture using a Sue Wilson 'Double Pierces Square' die.  I had to run it through my Big Shot a few times as it was going through two thicknesses of card.  The black peeloff is a Rennie Mackintosh style image, which I attached to a piece of acetate before colouring with Sharpie pens.  I coloured on the back and the front of the image to make the colour more intense.  The sentiment is also a peeloff.  The light's not brilliant today, so it was hard to get a good photo.  The card looks better in the photo below,  although the leaves are actually bright green! 

This photo shows the card open. 

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

While I had the sheet of peeloffs out, I used a few more to make a 'not so CAS' card.
The peeloff image is attached to white card and coloured with Promarkers. The corners and sentiment are peeloffs too.  I made an embossed background with Creative Expressions 'Art Deco Rose Swirl' embossing folder, as the pattern is similar to the image.  As this embossing folder is a NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) one I've had for a little while, I'll be popping over to Darnell's blog to share this card.   For anyone who has never heard of the NBUS challenge, it's a challenge to use something that you've never used before.  It could be something new, or something that's been gathering dust in the back of a cupboard and you've never got round to using.  There's a link on my side panel, so I hope you join in.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Christmas Bauble

I'm back from a few days away with only a weak wifi signal, so although I managed to visit quite a few blogs, it was really difficult to comment.  Hopefully I'll make up for it this week.

I was thrilled to be Showcased on the Less is More challenge with this card HERE.  

Onto today's card.  The Rudolph Days challenge started on the 25th and just runs until the end of each month, so mananged to make a few of this design while we were away.  
A fairly CAS card today, using a Poppystamp 'Vesha Ornament' die and one of the MB 'Distressed Holiday Collage' dies, with dark blue pearlised paper and silver Mirror card.

I am joining in the following challenges:

If any of my blogging friends are on Facebook, could you do me a HUGE favour please?  Fiskarettes UK have a photo competition to win some crafty goodies and I would be really grateful if you would vote for me.  Click on the link HERE, then click on 'Gallery'.  You will find me standing inside Chelsea football stadium!  Thank you!

Monday, 22 August 2016

Happy Baaaa-thday!

A birthday card today for a friend who loves all things sheep-related!
The digi stamp is from DigiStamp Boutique, which I coloured with Promarkers. The image was layered using MB' Stitched Rectangle' dies.  I used snippets of pink card to punch flowers, adding a few to the image to add extra dimension.  

I am joining in the following challenges:

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Masculine card

A very quick masculine card today for a car enthusiast.

I used the MB 'Grand Happy Birthday' die for the red background of my card.  Then I attached a MB 'Gearworks Border' silver mirror card die cut at the bottom and finally added a car silhouette peeloff.  Five minutes later my card was finished......... and I've used another peeloff from my 'peeloff mountain'!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Welcome to my new follower, June Macfarlane of Dezina World.  Thank you for following me. I hope you will visit my blog again soon.

I decided to make a background today using the MB 'Lucienne Tile' die.  I use this die often as a border, but this time I used it four times to create an all-over pattern.  Other MB dies I've used are 'Stitched Circles, Rectangles a Scalloped Circle' and 'Pippi Butterfly'.  The butterfly is attached by the middle so that the wings can stand up. The scalloped circle is raised up on foam pads.  To finish off my card, I added some tiny white pearls.

I am joining in the following challenges:

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Blue and White

I recently discovered a new challenge, Win and Tonic, so I thought I'd get out my Tonic dies and make a card today.   Usually when I make blue and white cards they are birthday cards for football fans, but this time it's a thank you card.

The Tonic die I chose to use is 'Branwen Briar' die.  The background is blue and white mottled card, which I've embossed with a SB 'Dainty Dots' embossing folder.  The 'Thank You' ribbon is joined behind the layered image, so I could get the words just where I wanted them and the image is raised up on foam tape.  I added three white pearls to the top of the card and because the bottom of the layered image looked a bit bare, I coloured three tiny white pearls with a blue Promaker, so they matched the blue card I've used.  

I am joining in the following challenges: