Sunday, 21 July 2013

Gelli plate flowers


Yesterday afternoon I took my gelli plate, paints and various papers and stencils etc up into the summerhouse and played with making prints.

As well as using some plain card, I tried out some printing on patterned paper. I used an offcut of My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria (the reverse side of golden damask), using a mini echoes stencil by The cafters workshop that I bought last week at Craftability in Ipswich with some brown acrylic paint.

The offcut of paper wasn't big enough to use as a background, so I decided to make a couple of wacky flowers (still not sure that I like them - bit different for me) by tearing rough circles and creating stems and leaves out of bits left over, just adding a circular sentiment.


This is for:

Less is more 129 theme: hand made flowers
Daring cardmakers: paint effects
Totally papercrafts 176: make your own flowers
Crafting when we can 49: floral
Pixie's crafty snippets week 82

Another altered notebook


The background is an offcut of unknown card. I can't remember where the stickers came from, but I particularly like the smiley summer sun and the kite.


This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Simply create too 42: anything but a card
Beyond grey 35: the sky is the limit  - something seen in the sky
V's sweet ideas 13: summer fun
Catered crop: summer lovin
Hobby cutz 11: summer
Kreativer Basel 27: summer
PanPastel 29: summertime
Craftin desert divas 10: summer
DL.ART thankful Thursday 113: summer
Wags n whiskers 108: summer fun
PumpkinSpice 29: summer
Country view crafts 5: summer sizzler
613 avenue 29: anything goes
Cards and scrap 176: everything must
Let's craft and create 74: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29

Just for a change ....


... a little altered notebook - using an offcut piece of DCWV textured cardstock embossed with a cuttlebug folder, with various stickers.


This is for:

Simply create too 42: anything but a card
Crafty catz 192: banners, bunting or pennants
Squigglefly 2813: emboss me
613 avenue 29: anything goes
Cards and scrap 176: everything must
Let's craft and create 74: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29

For you


A simple card made with a piece of DCWV patterned card run through the cuttlebug with th d'vine swirls embossing folder (still one of my all-time favourites) - a script strip and the chipboard circular sentiment.


This is for:

Pile it on 29: thinking of you/just because
The paper shelter 121: clean and simple
Left of center 10: spots and/or stripes
DRS 79: lucky stripes
Squigglefly 2813: emboss me
MilkCoffee: emboss it
613 avenue 29: anything goes
Cards and scrap 176: everything must
Let's craft and create 74: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29

Thinking of you


This is a simple card made with a recycled picture from a card received, a frame, the pink card blank and a Creata textured rub on sentiment.


This is for:

Pile it on 29: thinking of you/just because
The paper shelter 121: clean and simple
Crafting when we can 49: floral
Dutch dare 226: floral frenzy
Bunny Zoe July: pink & white

Have a sweet Christmas


This is my design team card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 12: sweets. Please click on the link and see what other members of the team have made and, hopefully, join in the challenge - I'd love to see you there.

The main background paper is a K & Co offcut, as is the paper with random 'sweet' words.The gingerbread people were cut from another offcut piece of card (they have a very shiny surface that doesn't show up here) along with the dotted paper from DCWV. The ribbon/twine is from Docrafts and the 'have a sweet Christmas' was generated with my dymo letratag label maker.


This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 82
My heart pieces: use your favourite fruit colour - strawberries!
Annabelle 167: polka dots
Bizzy Becs July: anything goes