Sunday, 15 September 2013

Distressed embossing


A simple Christmas card using part of an 8 x 8 Embossalicious embossing folder run through my eBosser, having first inked the inside of the folder with fired brick distress ink. The piece of white card was from my offcuts box. This was then mounted on to a deckle edged red card blank, with a sentiment added.

I chose this embossing folder for Atalantic hearts sketch 20:



This is also for:

Crafters companion September: embossing
Simon says Monday challenge: embossed
Simon says Wednesday challenge: emboss it
Flourishes timeless 237: dry embossing
Paper pretties 275: distress
Lisa B designs September: Christmas - predominantly white with a splash of colour
Paper creators 14: make it Christmassy
Crimbo crackers 50: quick and easy
Cute card Thursday 286: hip to be square - lots of them
A little bit crafty September: clean and simple
Crafter's cafe 28: no designer paper
Left of center 14: no designer papers
Bloggers challenge: backgrounds
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Get creative September card challenge: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday September: anything goes
Sister act 24
Inspire me Fridays 120
52 card pick up 2.37

Time for a male card


This is a simple card made with a tri-boss embossing folder used with a pearlised broonze card that had metallic gilding wax added in places - golden light and deep red, with just the addition of a Craftwork cards sentiment circle. I bought the gilding waxes a while ago, tried them and put them aside because I couldn't get on with them - glad I gave them another try.

Inspired by The shabby tea room 183: time flies - include a clock:



This is also for:

Cards in envy: manly challenge - although this is embossed it is thin enough for regular post
The squirrel and the fox 52: it's raining men - creations for men
Ruby's rainbow 62: it's a male thing
Totally papercrafts 184: birthday boys
The cupboard trilogy 15: male
Whimsy 63: masculine cards
Creative moments 25: hirthday/anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: embossed
Simon says Wednesday challenge: emboss it
Flourishes timeless 237: dry embossing
A little bit crafty September: clean and simple
Crafter's cafe 28: no designer paper
Left of center 14: no designer papers
Bloggers challenge: backgrounds
Moxie fab world: all that glitters is gold
Designed to color 20: anything goes
613 avenue create 37: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 29: anything goes
Kreativer bastel 31: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 144: anything goes
Chocolate, coffee & cards 48: anything goes
Scrap-cards 51: anything goes
Get creative September card challenge: anything goes
Inky linky 29
DL.ART thankful Thursday September: anything goes
Sister act 24
Inspire me Fridays 120
52 card pick up 2.37

CAS sympathy


Having taken on a few design team positions recently, I've been crafting away in preparation for future challenges, but haven't made so many other cards in between. As I have some charity sales coming up quite soon I need to make some other cards. Sadly, I can never make enough sympathy cards - that slot is empty in the box I have at church and I haven't got any left at home.

This is a clean and simple one, made with a ready shaped card blank that has a very light green shaded background. I inked the La Blanche foam stamp with memento cottage ivy and coloured the centre and petals of the daisy with copics. The sentiment stamp is a Dovecraft one that I picked up for 50p at The Works.

Use of the daisy stamp inspired by the photo for Inkspirational 37:



This is also for:

ABC 44: sympathy
House of cards month three: clean & simple
A little bit crafty September: clean and simple
Soartful September: a single flower with a minimalist design
Paper-crafting journey: flowers
Stamp dreams 19: stampings
Digi sketch challenge: use a rubber stamp
Eureka 56: shaped cards
Stamp with fun 223: not square

The glory of Christmas 16: monochrome


This is my design team card for The glory of Christmas 16: monochrome. It was lovely to see so many joining in last fortnight's 'anything goes' challenge - I hope that many will return during this coming fortnight and take part by making a monochrome Christmas card. It doesn't have to be black and white, it can be shades of any colour. And there will be a prize for the randomly chosen winner, so do hop on over to The glory of Christmas and join in - you've got to be in it to win it!

I used an A5 landscape opening card, cutting away half of the front. I randomly stamped the Anita dove stamp inked with stazon black, stamping just one on the inside panel so just the curl of the tail shows when the card is closed. The Personal Impressions sentiment stamp with also inked with stazon.



This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
One crazy stamper September: Christmas
Sparkles Christmas 32: non traditional colours
Emma's cards 20: birds
Creative card crew 44: things with wings
Crafty bloggers network September: things with wings
Lady Anne September: must have wings
House of cards month three: clean & simple
Nutcrafters 51: CAS

Another Christmas fairy with sparkle


This is my second card for the September mid-month inspiration for the CCAYR Christmas fairy with sparkle challenge.

This time I've used 'snappy tots' Christmas fairy, die cut with a nestability bauble and matted on to a larger bauble with a piece of gold Kanban paper. The background paper is Graphic 45 'we wish you a Merry Christmas'. I added some sparkle with the gold stars from Poundland and added a Craftwork cards sentiment circle.


This is also for:

Hobby home: Christmas
Paper creators 14: make it Christmassy
Emerald faerie garden 47: magical creatures
Sparkles 48: fairies and/or butterflies
The sisterhood of crafters: use a digital stamp
A creative romance: dies or punches
Penny's 144: anything goes
Designed to color 20: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Get creative September card challenge: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday September: anything goes
Sister act 24
Inspire me Fridays 120
52 card pick up 2.37

Christmas fairy with sparkle


It's mid-month already and that means an inspiration post on Christmas cards all year round. This is the first of my mid-month cards for the September challenge. Please click on the link and see the lovely cards of the rest of the team ... and you still have until the end of the month to join in the 'Christmas fairy with sparkle' challenge.

 The digital image was a freebie I found on the internet, which I dotted with a quickie glue pen and added silver glitter, then matted on to a couple of offcuts of mirror card. The shaped card blank was already decorated. I added ribbon on to the silver strip, then on to the card, adding the flowers with brad and the silver sentiment.

Colours are good for Festive Friday 17:



This is also for:

Hobby home: Christmas
Creative creations 18: early Christmas makes
Southern girls 77: make believe
Eureka 56: shaped cards
Hanna and friends 180: special cardform
Lady Anne September: must have wings
Joanna Sheen: ribbons
Craft your passion 179: glitter and gloss