Monday, 26 August 2019

Having a play

Hi everyone, hope you're all fine.... and to those of you in the UK I hope you had a great bank holiday weekend. I've spent most of it sitting in front of the fan or taking cold showers trying to keep nice and cool, and as it was way to hot to do housework I've managed to have a crafty play.

First up I've got some butterflies....... this is the first time I've played with shrink plastic so was quite impressed with how it works. The stamp is the largest from the Uniko 'English country garden - butterflies' (on sale at the moment!) which I coloured with pencils and cut out by hand so that I could punch the hole. They started off about 7cm across the wings and shrunk to about 3cm when heated (I used a heat gun) and I've threaded them on ribbons to make necklaces for my Granddaughter.

I'm entering these in the following challenges

Stamping Sensations challenge 'things with wings'

Your Next Stamp challenge 'anything but a card'

Next I've got some little meecies who have decided to help themselves to a little outdoor snack! The image is from the House Mouse decoupage cd and the ribbon and paper from my stash.

I'm entering thie in the following challenges

Words 2 Craft By challenge 'picnics'

House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge 'anything goes'

My final card was made using bits and bobs from my stash with a Sylvia Zet Wee Stamps topper and a LOTV sentiment.

I'm entering this in the following challenge

Allsorts challenge 'feminine'

Before I go here's a photo of the cat costume I've been making....... definitely not up to the standard of my sewing of days long past but I think my little Granddaughter will be happy enough with it. But I've just been told that real cats need to have a collar with a bell so I'll have to get the sewing cotton and needle out again! I know it looks a bit freaky all laid out on the carpet but it was the only way to get a photo!

 That's all from me for today. Thanks for popping by to see me, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment and I'll be round to return your visit. 

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Nautical Twofer

Hi everyone, I hope all is well in your part of Blogland. The cat costume I was making for my granddaughter is finally finished so I've managed to find some time to have a crafty play. Darnell's Twofer challenge this month has a 'nautical' theme which fitted perfectly with one of the new release stamps from Uniko, and for both cards I used the 'nautical treasures' set

My Onefer is a christmas card. This is a brilliant stamp for male cards but I wanted to use it in a different way and the christmas carol just kept going round in my head. I stamped and heat embossed in gold and fussy cut the boat three times. The sentiment was done on the computer and matted onto gold mirricard and the waves are a Memory Box die. I'm rather pleased with how this turned out and the stamp heat embossed beautifully.

 I'm entering this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets' (everything except the base card were snippets)

Inkspirational challenge 'travel'

My Twofer is a very CAS design and also uses a sentiment from the same stamp set, as well as one of the stamps from the new release 'background builders classics' for the sea.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

CASology challenge 'water'

Thanks for popping by today, I really appreciate your visit and all of your comments.

Monday, 12 August 2019

Simon Says Kids challenge

Hi everyone, hope all is well in your part of Blogland. I'm still getting tangled up in sewing cotton so there's no card from me today, but I did see that Simon Says Stamp is having a Kids Summer Vacation challenge for kids aged 2 - 16 years and with the theme 'anything goes with sparkle'

So here I am with the card that my 3 year old granddaughter made for Grandpa's birthday. She did have a little help from her Mom showing her which way to up to put the sentiment but apart from that it was all her own work and design...... and of course everything she makes has to have glitter added's all the marks around the edges but doesn't show up too well in the photo.

Thanks so much for your visit today. Hopefully the kitty costume I'm making will be finished soon and I can get back to playing with some stamps and joining in a few challenges.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Uniko and More

Hi everyone. I've been quite busy with various things lately so not much crafting happening here until yesterday when I suddenly had a craving to make some cards and join in a few challenges. The newly released Uniko stamps which were part of my 'stamps for a year' win had arrived last week and they definitely motivated me to get crafty.

First up uses two of the new release stamps from Uniko 'Large Background Tropical Paradise' and 'Wild'. I stamped straight onto a coloured card base and then added a little stamped and die-cut giraffe from MFT 'Wild About You'. A really quick and easy make.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Penny Black and More challenge 'for boys and men'

Simon Says Monday challenge 'happy birthday'

Simon Says Wednesday challenge 'anything goes'

AAA Birthday challenge 'for the boys'

Next up is a stamp set from May's Uniko release called 'Mid Century Modern Florals' which I've only just got round to inking up. There are so many stamps in this set and so many ways in which you can use them..... so instead of thinking of how to do it, I just inked and stamped and came up with this. I've left it without a sentiment for the time being as I'm not sure whether to make it for a birthday or a cheery get well card.

I made this for the Uniko challenge 'flowers with the optional twist die-cuts'

This is a quick CAS one layer card using a LOTV stamp coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment is from another of the new release Uniko sets 'sentiments outlined'

This is for the following challenges

AAA Cards CAS challenge 'made in minutes + optional twist summer'

Time Out challenge 'relaxation'

My last card is for Pixie's Snippets challenge 'use your snippets'. I used snippets of white card for stamping flowers from the Uniko 'Passiflora' set and cut them with the matching dies. The sentiment (leftover from a decouplage sheet) is stuck onto a snippet of coloured card.

That's it from me for now. I'm itchng to have a play with the other Uniko stamps I got but will have to wait a little while as my granddaughter needs a black cat costume making - so I'm having to be supergran with my sewing machine.

Thanks for popping by today....  I really appreciate your visits and the time you take to leave a comment.