Thursday, 13 June 2019

Fantasy and Nature

Hi everyone, I hope all is well in your corner of the world.... it's rather miserable and damp here and I'm so hoping that summer will soon make an appearance. Mojo is playing hide and seek with me again and my 'get up and go' has 'got up and gone' so for inspiration I ended up looking through some images that I'd stamped, coloured and die cut a while ago.... and managed to come up with a card

This was made entirely from snippets (apart from the base card) The MFT 'magical dragons' stamps were coloured with Promarkers and cut with the coordinating dies and the candles are from Uniko 'big & bold wish' die set. The background is made with nesting circle dies and an embossing folder.

I made this for the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

Allsorts challenge 'fantasy'

MFT Birthday Project challenge 'make a wish'

Watercooler Wednesday challenge 'all about occasions'

Whilst I was in the mood I decided to make a one layer card using Penny Black stamps 'berry bramble' and a sentiment from 'sweetest moments'. These are both christmas stamps and I'm not sure whether to add some 'snow' to the berries to make it look more christmassy - what do you think?

This is for the following challenges

Time Out challenge 'nature + option one layer'

AAA Cards CAS challenge 'one layer + optional twist only black and white'

Thanks so much for popping by today and for taking the time to leave your lovely comments, which I really appreciate and love reading.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Dress-up and a Trio

Good Morning all, sorry I've not been visiting the past few days but I've been rather busy. This is a photo heavy post so grab yourself a mug or glass of something.

I recently bought my granddaughter some dress up costumes (it's so easy to buy from shops in Oz and have it delivered straight to them) and one was Elsa from Frozen. Unfortunately it wasn't a design with a cape and she so longed for that long trailing dress so Granny volunteered to get out the sewing machine that's been gathering dust in the back of the cupboard for at least a couple of decades. Now I've not done any sewing without patterns since my daughter (now in her 40s) was little, and taking into account they live half way round the world I had to rely on measurements from her Mommy (who only had a ruler and a metal measure!) but with the aid of Skyping I managed to make this that she can wear over the dress. Fingers crossed it fits okay!

I'm entering this cape in the Love To Craft 'June anything goes' challenge

I wrapped it in tissue paper and made a tag using Uniko 'stunning snowflakes' and I also sent some Tim Holtz snowflakes die-cut from glitter sheets and foam to stick to her shoes.

For my first and very quick, CAS card I used a shaped card blank with Uniko stamps 'flower power 2, flower power 3, flower power 5, simply said birthday' and 'flower power 1-6' dies

This is for the following challenges

AAA Cards '5th birthday bash'

Pixie's Snippets Playground 'use your snippets' I used snippets of white card for the flowers

Stamping Sensations 'show your true colours'

Work It Wednesday 'summer vibes'

Another quick, CAS card using more Uniko stamps 'background blocks mid century modern, flower power 5, english country garden' and 'english country garden' dies

I'm entering this in the challenges at

Penny Black and More 'blooms, butterflies and/or bugs'

Country View Crafts 'it's a bugs life'

And my final card is a Penny Black stamp 'santa's visit' which I stamped onto some hammered card (which gives the snowy effect) and cut with a Penny Black nesting die. The image has been cropped to about half it's size and framed with the next size nesting die before matting onto some green mirricard. I ended up making a batch of these as I'm rather behind with christmas.

This is for the challenge at Allsorts where the theme is 'black + white plus one'

Thanks so much for your visit today and making it through to the last card! I'll be round to return your visit in the next day or two.... until then take care and enjoy your day.