Sunday 31 October 2021

AAA Cards Challenge #202: Sketch + Gnomes, With video


The AAA Cards Challenge this fortnight is a Sketch  plus the option to use Gnomes, as chosen by me.

For my card I used Washi tape for the line in the Sketch and also the sentiment, saves me from stamping it.

The Gnomes I stamped on Copic paper with Gina K amalgam ink and had my Scan N Cut do it's magic. The Gnomes are from Scrapbook Forever (SF069 Gnomes) and I coloured them with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers

I've used the grid on my craftmat to make sure the Washi is straight,but then forgot to pay attention to the wording, that's why I also coloured the lady (off camera) and used that cardbase as well. 

You are allowed to flip or rotate the sketch, as long as we can recognize it.

Mounted my gnomes with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase. I thought the triangle,although it says any shape, looks a lot like a pointy gnomes hat, perfect for this sketch.

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

Saturday 30 October 2021

More Winter Whites

Second attempt, first idea

The Less is More Challenge is Winter Whites and well this was my first idea, but on my way through the basket with Dies I came across the CUT-ies from Kippers Hobby, so I switched.

But I thought I should also make my original idea, all white and little white glittery baubles,  I made by cutting the My Favorite Things die again from glitter paper, the die is called  Christmas Tree Window and I cut it from a panel I then raised with foamtape.

No sentiment as I really like this one as is.  I think everyone can see it's a Christmas card ;-)

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

Winter whites

 There's a new challenge over at Less is More: Winter whites. the Design team made wonderful examples and the one from Michelle with the blue inblending is the way I 'm heading...

For my card I diecut two of the CUT-ies 20097 from Kippers Hobby and stacked them. Used the circle opening it left behing in the cardstock to inkblend the exact right sized circle. I applied some Distress inks, not sure what color, what ever was left on my inkblending tool, for a subtle addition, but also to make my scene stand out. Attached the diecuts with liquid glue

It really didn't pop white on white.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp (Tiny words Christmas) and I've stamped it with Versafine ink.

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

Sunday 17 October 2021

autumn leaves


The new Less is More Challenge is: Autumn.

Short of going outside to collect some leaves from the streets, I had no real inspiration.

I ordered the Tim Holtz leaves yesterday, but as I am not sure when they get here, today I looked at shapes in my Scan N Cut and actually found 3 I liked.

So I started by ink smooshing Distress inks in various tones of brown, orange and green, few layers and heat set in between.

Over to the  Scan N Cut, I wanted three to make a bunch, three different ones. Cut them out.

then I applied Versamark ink and Wow Clear  Gloss Ultra High embossing powder for the shine as if the leaves are wet.

Went to get my sentiment and spotted a

Marianne Design set of dies with leave in it. I had a corner left on my watercolour panel, so I diecut it and also clear coated it. Mainly because the dainty one I had from the Scan N Cut was too cute behind the other two.

As I was making my arrangement I decided three was too much and wouldn't leave me much empty space.

I also preferred the newly diecut one more. So I decided to stamp the sentiment from Whimsy Stamps (Simple Sentiment Strips) and also splattered some metallic gold Finetec watercolouir, After all I have space now ;-) I did cover up most of the panel, so platter couldn't go anywhere outside the centre portion. It's also very fine, but it add this shimmer and detail.

Heat set the sentiment and splatter. Adhered the leaf with liquid glue.

For more information or to pay along the

Less is More Challenge, see this.

AAA Cards Challenges #201 One Corner + Boo!, with video

 The AAA Cards Challenge this fortnight was chosen by Asa and it's One corner + Boo.

For my card I printed one of the cutest little ghosts I've seen from LTTS Doodles on Etsy. The Sentiment is included in the digi set.I chose Ghost #4 as it has a cat, or similar critter, not actually sure, but I see cat plushie haha.

I did shade the ghost and made his plushie purple and his patches. the shading was maybe a tad too light, it doesn't show well through the WOW embossingpowder "Glow in de dark", I applied sticky ink with a Versamarker and had to patch up bits where

no ink was put down, no biggie,it's a clear ink and sometimes hard to see.just Heat set and then repeat as needed.

For more information on the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Wednesday 6 October 2021

the Male Room Challenge October: Black and White

 This month the Male Room Challenge is all about Black and White and only Black and White.

That threw me a little because skintones would be nice if I coloured a stamped image. So instead I made a treatbox, party favor, Hostess gift, what ever you want to call it. But manly.

I've used two kinds or patterned paper one black with white presents and one white with black dragonflies.

If you want to make one similar box you'll need a piece of paper 4"High and 4"3/8 long.

Score on the long side at: 3/8, 2", 2"3/8, 4"

Score on the short side at 3/8 on both sides.

fold and burnish the score lines and cut away notches as shown in pattern below.

I use hot glue to put the box together and I  put a dab on eacht little tab.

it fits 2 Merci bars.  And looks pretty with a nice coloured ribbon, for the challenge I only iused black and white, but I also made a few coloured ones for you to see.

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

Monday 4 October 2021

AAA Birthday Challenge: Slimline


This month the challenge is to make a Slimine birthday card. Alex Syberia is kindly sponsoring this challenge.
I've used her Cute Donuts digi for my slimline. Added the sentiment in Photoshop and colored with my Graph-it markers. Same  process for the 2nd card.

For my 2nd card I printed a digi from Lili of the Valley (kitten posy trio) on watercolour paper with my laser printer.

I added the sentiment whilst prepping the image in Photoshop.

I then cut the paper to size as I need to pass it through the printer as an A5. The cardbase is made by cutting an A4 sheet at 21cm and folding it in half.

I've coloured the images with Talens Ecoline, a fluid watercolour medium. Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.

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

Sunday 3 October 2021

AAA Cards Challenges #200: 200th Challenge: Celebrate


Yay it's our 200th challenge!, 
The theme this fortnight is Celebrate, I thought a birthday is a reason to celebrate..

We have a range of fabulous sponsors and I've used stamps from one of our Sponsors: La Coppia Creativa and their Piccoli Orsetti set. Small bears in English.

I've stamped them on Copic paper with Gina K ink, coloured them with Copics and cut them out with the Scan N Cut.

For the background I've masked off the cardbase and applied Cracked Pistachio Distress inks through a Stencil.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps (Simple sentiment strips) and I've stamped it

with Versafine ink.

Adhered the little cubs on the cardbase with foamtape, the balloon with liquid glue.

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

Saturday 2 October 2021

Less is More Color Challenge

This fortnight the Less is More is about two colours that don't really mix, they make brown : purple and yellow. To avoid the mudding I inkblended yellow for my moon and then a black gate or couple of cats and a purple moon or bird.

you can change up this, like a purple gate and a black raven like bird or a purple moon yellow diecut moon and black cats and any other combination of course.

I haven't added any sentiments yet as they might be Halloween, birthday or sympathy cards, not sure yet.

I diecut masks to fit my scenes.

I adhered the diecuts with liquid glue.

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