Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Zentangle heart


This is a bit different for me - I'm not sure that I like it, but it's done now!

The background was created with gesso, paints and my gelli plate using a lattice piece of card and also a Tando mask by Andy Skinner.

I used the Singles zentangle heart stamp by Sam Poole that I bought in Eastbourne (from That Craft Place - a super shop and also a Facebook group). The black lace was also from there. The black bow and black pearls are from stash.


This is for:

Bizzy Becs June: monochromatic + one other colour
CAS on Sunday 10: black and white plus one
Rhedd and rosies 8: ribbons and lace
QKR stampede 42: ribbons & bows
Take time for you 94: background homemade
Heck of a challenge June: bingo - I chose: lace, ribbon, pearls

Have a wheelie good day ...


... that was what I nearly printed on this card, but in the end I decided to leave it as it is.

This was prompted by the June colour combo this week on Daring cardmakers:


And also by the 'direct to paper' CCEE 1323 challenge, where a link is given to tutorials here.  I chose the first of the three suggestions, using distress ink pads to swipe across the card, using these colours: antique linen, mustard seed, bundled sage, peacock feathers and worn lipstick. Because I'm impatient at waiting for inks to dry I blotted with some kitchen towel and I like the effect that gave.

This wasn't my first attempt - having found it difficult to swipe at the same height across the card, I used masking tape to make it far easier.

The bicycle is a little Papermania stamp and the travel stamp is by Debbi Moore, both inked with memento tuxedo black.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Crafts by Carolyn TTC 013-6: use a tutorial
Less is more 123: need for speed

Best wishes


The shaped front of a card matted on to a dark blank card blank with the addition of some flowers with brads and stamped sentiment.


This is for:

Make my Monday: CAS flowers
Card and scrap 56: flowers
Sentimental Sundays 158: metal findings (brads)
Let's craft and create 72: shape
Creative card crew 38: metal
Timbro scrap mania 73: free theme
DL.ART June: anything goes
Tok bobok 1: anything goes
The rubber buggy 7: anything goes
Sister act 10: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 10: anything goes
613 avenue create 23: anything goes
Aud sentiments: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 22: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 144
Inspire me Fridays 106
52 card pickup 2.23

With sympathy


A simple sympathy card using an offcut of some embossed silver matt mirror card that was run through my eBosser with the folder that came with the machine. It looks like gold here, but it is silver. The dove stamp is one that I've had for ages and it comes in handy for all sorts of cards. With the addition of the Craftime flower and the stamped sentiment, the card was completed.

This is for:

Make my Monday: CAS flowers
Card and scrap 56: flowers
Hiding in my craft room 101: super scraps Saturday
Pixie's crafty snippets week 76
Inspiration avenue: birds
Crafty calendar June: things with wings
Bunny Zoe June: wings
Sweet pea stampers: birds of a feather
Pink gem 83: emboss it
Crafting musketeers 2: use a stamped image
Timbro scrap mania 73: free theme
DL.ART June: anything goes
Tok bobok 1: anything goes
The rubber buggy 7: anything goes
Sister act 10: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 10: anything goes
613 avenue create 23: anything goes
Aud sentiments: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 22: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Bearly mine 90: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Make it Monday 144
Inspire me Fridays 106
52 card pickup 2.23

Simply decoupaged


A CAS card using some die cut decoupage that I acquired some time ago, mounted on to the card blank with the silver border.

This is for:

My heart pieces: clean and simple
Great impressions June: leave a little sparkle
613 avenue create 23: anything goes
ABC: O for open
Challenges 4 everybody 22: anything goes
PanPastel 23: anything goes
Created with love 45: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Bearly mine 90: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes

Golden anniversary


A simple golden wedding card using an offcut of My Craft Studio card, a glittered gold strip, Craftime flower and sentiment panel, all mounted on to a gold textured card blank.


This is for:

Make my Monday: CAS flowers
My heart pieces: clean and simple
Card and scrap 56: flowers
Great impressions June: leave a little sparkle
Hiding in my craft room 101: super scraps Saturday
Pixie's crafty snippets week 76
613 avenue create 23: anything goes/optional twist: celebrations
Sarah Hurley 81: all that glitters is gold
Aud sentiments: anything goes
ABC: O for open

Simply happy birthday


This is a CAS card made with the background rescued from packaging with some prima flowers (too good to waste and I managed to cut off the piece that said 'prima' etc. All I've added are the flowers with gems and the stamped birthday sentiment.


This is for:

Make my Monday: CAS flowers
Addicted to stamps and more 49: CAS
Flutter by Wednesday 244: clean and simple + butterflies
My heart pieces: clean and simple
Card and scrap 56: flowers
Order of the opus gluei 158: birthday
Divas by design: happy birthday
Fab 'n' funky 175: birthday
AnMaCreatief 21: birthday
Great impressions June: leave a little sparkle