Saturday, 23 January 2021

Rainbow worms

 

The new Less is More challenge is: in a row.

For my one layer card I stamped a row of rainbow colored worms. I've used Card Deco and Memento inks.

The bird is from the same Moda Scrap set (Funny Birdy) and so is the sentiment. I've stamped those with Versafine ink.

then I masked off the lower portion and applied Distress ink. Whatever was left on my green inkblending tool, looks like Mowed Lawn, but don't know.

For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Clearly Besotted Month #14 Best Balloons, with video

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: make your own background.
Showcasing Brutus Monroe, but I only ave one stampset , so I used Clearly Besotted.
It just so happens to fit the challenge.
I've made a stencil/mask with a hexagon die and inkblended my background with Distress inks in an ombre like style so the background is not all flat like.

The bees are from Clearly Besotted (best balloons) and Simon Says Stamp sells this brand.
I mounted the bees with foamtape. 
The Sentiment is from Clearly Besotted also (says is all again) and I stamped it with Versafine ink.
I stamped the bees with Gina K amalgam ink and colored them with alcohol markers, had the Scan N cut cut them out.
For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.




Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Create a Smile Challenge




 I'm honoured to report that I was asked to be a Design Team member for the Create A smile Challenge blog, for the next  6 months.

For  the first challenge: a  moodboard, I've used the Surfer Pingu ,a freebie you can find on the challenge blog to download.

I have chosen colours, and stripes and the dots (although blue) from the moodboard.

I've coloured the image with alcohol markers and a white paint pen. the bubbles or seafoam were made by punching little circles in different sizes from different blue cardstock and silver glitter for some shine.

for the card I diecut a big round circle from blue card and then placed the image on top,


then arranged all the bubbles either flush or with foamtape.


I hope you will play along with us you could win a €25 giftcard to the shop.

For more information or to play along the Create a Smile Challenge, see this



Clearly Besotted Month #13 Best Friends

Monday, 18 January 2021

Clearly Besotted Month #11 Galaxy Express, with video


The Simon Says StampMonday Challenge is: on a roll.
For my card I've used the Clearly Besotted locomotive set (full steam ahead) and made a moving card.
I started with splattering silver acrylic paint onto dark navy card., background and also on the moving parts.
For my card to move round in circles, I diecut 2 rings, a thicker ring and alid tocover up the inner bits.
Just foamtape on the inside of the rings will work as my mechanism.
I have stamped the images with Gina K amalgam ink and colored them with Copic markers. Cut them out with the Scan N Cut.
Heat embossed the sentiment from the set with Wow Silver regular embossing powder.

I glued all the train bits to the thicker ring. Pcaced the more narrow rings on the cardbase

first,then the thicker ring and then the lid.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.





Sunday, 17 January 2021

Hi Shaker


 The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Shake it up.

I made a shaker with the Stamp Market Hi die and diecut it from a panel. It barely fits on European size cards, but I  made it work ;-).

Stamped the sentiment from Woodware Hello and then traced the opening onto another panel, so I knew where to apply my Distress inks rainbow  (Candied apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard seed, Mowed lawn, Marmaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet).

I then attached acetate behind the opening and built up the shaker portion with foamtape. As I wanted to use these tiny little iridescent  flowers I only used one layer of


foamtape.Closed the shaker with my rainbow panel and then attached it toa cardbase with double sided adhesive tape.


For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Christmas Craft Creations January theme: Use ribbon or twine, with video


 The new Christmas Craft Creation Challenge is: Use ribbon or twine.

For my card I've used a star shaped die from Nellie Snellen (MFD050) one cuts the holes and another the shape. I appreciate you might not have such a die, but I've used a pokey tool inthe past as well.

For the sentiment I've used  Clearly Besotted Laugh out loud. And for my  "tinsel" golden thread in a string art kind of way.

Behind the start shaped window I've applied Distress Oxides Candied Apple, directly on the cardbase..

Mounted the panel with foamtap and adhered it onto the cardbase.



For more information on the Christmas Craft Creations blog, or to play along the challenge, see this.

Clearly Besotted Month #8 Under my Umbrella

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Snarky Valentine


 The newest Clearly Besotted release is all about Valentine.

Now I don't send out Valentine cards, but this set has cats, so seemed mandatory ;-)

It's Clearly Besotted Purrfect Valentine and the Sentiment is also Clearly Besotted Laugh Out Loud Love.

Simon Says Stamp carries them and I thought they would be perfect for the new and  or unused challenges at the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges. I may or may not have entered a few this week ;-)

I've stamped the cats with Gina K amalgam ink and colored them with Alcohol markers from Graph it. cut them out.


I made a stencil with heart shaped nesting dies and applied Distress inks through it (Candied apple, Mustard Seed, Picked raspberry and Wilted violet).

Stamped and messed up the sentiment, so I layered another on top, mounted that with foamtape and the cats with two layers of foamtape, adhered them to the cardbase.


For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.


For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

AAA Cards Challenges #181: Up to1/3 + Summer in January


 Welcome back to another year of AAA Cards Challenges every other week.

This fortnight it's : Up to 1.3 and Summer in January.

For my card I've used an old stamp from A Create a Smile kit, called Frosty fun.I think it's a snowman building a snowfort, but I turned it into a beach scene with sand castle.Shame he's wearing a winter sweater, but hey  he might get sunburn if  not ;-)....Anyway this is my take on Summer in January, you might have better ideas, so play along.

I've stamped the image and sentiment with Gina K ink and coloured it with Alcohol markers.



Adhered the panel to a cardbase with tape runner.


For more information or toplay along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.


Saturday, 9 January 2021

It's cold outside


 Infact it was frosty this morning.

The Less is More Challenge this fortnight is: Fashion and or accessories.

I thought my Penguin from Woodware looked very dapper in his new jumper.

And as it's the first time I use it, I shall also enter it into the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenge: Something new.


I stamped the Penguin with Versafine ink and colored it with Talens Ecoline, adhered it to a cardbase with taperunner.

For more information on the Less is More


Challenge, see this.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Mnday Challenge, see this.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.





Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Three's a party! and DT


 The Male Room Challenge this month is: animals.

And they're having a DT call too, so go check them out if you fancy a spot. I've added DT behind my name, so fingers crossed.

I've used a Mo's Digital Pencil digi for my card. Although  these pigs are the obligatory pink ones, I think they're attitude qualifies for a male card.Also I didn't want to confuse people with spotted or brown ones, but I've used two kinds of pink and a muddy field.

Coloured the image with watercolours from Talens Ecoline and set it with a fixative spray.

Mounted the panel with foamtape.


For more information or to play along the Male Room Challenge, see this.


2 minute tip diy magnetic shim for your Stampingtool

Clearly Besotted Month #3 Garden Plushies and Mischievious Moles

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Sun's out, Buns out.

 


The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to use a new or unused product.

I've used the Avery Elle mini set Buns out for my card. I got it in after the Summer and hadn't used it yet, waiting patiently for the next Summer ;-). But the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is a good excuse.

I've stamped the image on Copic safe paper, cut it out with the Scan N Cut and then colored it with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers.

For the background I inkblended waves with Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink. also inkblended a little strip, so I could tuck the image in the water.

The sentiment is from the same set and I've


stamped it with Versafine ink.


For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.

Clearly Besotted Month #2 Pawly Plushies

Monday, 4 January 2021

AAA Birthday Challenges #21 a Stencilled Background, with video

 I'm honoured to say I was chosen to be join the AAA Birthday Challenge blog Design Team.

AAA Birthday Challenges is a once a month challenge blog for Birthday Cards or projects only.

And we all need birthday cards all the time don't we?


The January theme is: a stencilled background.


For my card I used a circle stencil and a mountain silhouette from Clearly Besotted, but as I needed both sides I traced the mountains on to a bit of printer paper and cut it out. I've also made my own snow capped mountains by masking the tops off with sticky notes. See the video, it's easier.

As January is the month of the Capricorn, I thought Italian alps would be nice as it's one of their habitats.

I've used digis from Craftin Desert Divas, sadly they're no longer in business, I've


coloured the images with alcohol markers. 

For the sentiment I've used the Art Impressions Old Goat set, I could have used an image from that set too, but decided on this sentiment after I've chosen the Capricorn.

Mounted the goat with foamtape and adhered the boy flush to the cardbase.

For more information or to play along the AAA Birthday Challenge, see this.


Clearly Besoted Month #1 Robot Plushies

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Magical Birthday

 


The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Celebrate.

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Sparkle and Shine, showcasing Whimsy Stamps.

I thought a birthday is worth celebrating and so I've used the Whimsy Stamp Create Magic for the Wizard and sentiment. Stamped  the wizard on Copic safe paper and coloured it with Copics and other alcohol markers and then cut them out.

For the background I tried to make a galaxy with watercolors and  Shimmer Spritz sparkle for the shine.

I've added Nuvo Shimmer pen onto the stars on the Wizard too.

I've stamped the sentiment with

Versafine ink.

Mounted the galaxy with foamtape and placed it on the cardbase.Cut off the overhang.

Mounted the wizard with foamtape too and placed him a little on top. I meant to place him more in front of the galaxy "window", so I did fill in the gap above his head with dark blue to make him blend in better, but decided against it I guess because I didn't want to cover my galaxy that much ;-).



For more information on the Simon Say Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.