Saturday, 23 August 2014

Simply less is more


It's a long time since I played along with a challenge at Less is more, but the sketch for today's challenge 186 

was just right to showcase a stamped chipboard square that I'd made this afternoon. I found up a piece of chipboard that I had previously coloured with Caran d'arche neocolor pastels that I had swiped and blended with a baby wipe to produce an ombre effect for Keep it simple 47: ombre.

I stamped the piece of chipboard with a favourite Magenta stamp that I haven't used for ages - inked with Stazon black.


This is also for:

Shopping our stash 165: chipping away (chipboard)
Bizzy Becs August: anything goes
Addicted to stamps and more 109: CAS

Thinking of you


This card was prompted by Jane Taylor's card that we asked to CASE for AAA cards 16:


I've used a kraft base card, mounting an offcut piece of kraft card with owls outlined in gold foil, matted on to a piece of gold mirror. The motif in the middle is one from Poundland and a Craftime sentiment.


This is also for:

Brown sugar 108: let's get krafty
Crafting for all seasons 84: monochromatic
Perfectly rustics 29: masculine card
4 crafty chicks 207: let's get masculine
That's crafty: this is a man's world
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 226: clean and simple
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Kreativeinkauf 18: anything goes
Creative inspirations 277: anything goes

Kraft time


The background paper of this card is a piece taken from the lovely Bazzill Basdics 'timeless pack, mounted on to kraft. I found an ATC that I made long ago - I took part in a swap and made a few of them and this was an extra that I kept for myself - it was originally made using an Indigo Blu 'take the time' stamp. I can't believe how well it goes with the paper - it's as if it was made for it!The brown paper stickers were from Poundland (a lovely range that they are doing atm).


This is for:

Brown sugar 108: let's get krafty
Crafting by designs: rock around the clock - music or time
Crafting for all seasons 84: monochromatic
QKR stampede 102: monochrome
Catered crop: music expressions
Perfectly rustics 29: masculine card
4 crafty chicks 207: let's get masculine
That's crafty: this is a man's world
Pattie's 98: altered or recycles (the ATC)

CHNC challenge 191: merry and bright


It's time for a new challenge over on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge blog  and the theme for CHNC challenge 191 is 'merry and bright' - interpret in any way you wish, as long as the creation is for Christmas. I'd love to see you there.

For my card I've used My Mind's Eye 12 days of Christmas papers, using up some snippet pieces for those across the bottom and down the side. The glittered 3D stickers were from Poundland (last year or the year before ... time goes so quickly).I've used a sentiment circle that I found in the bottom of a Christmas box and a recycled sparkly bow - can't remember where I rescued it from.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Deep ocean 84: Christmas in August
Polka doodles 34: get organised for Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 162: any holiday
Penny's 191: Christmas (or children or critters)
Pixie's snippets week 138
Freshly brewed August 2: glitter galore
Corrosive 206: B unique - 3 items starting with the letter B: baubles, bling, bow
Crafty ribbons: celebration with ribbon
Let's craft and create 95: ribbon or twine
Clear it out: anything goes (all old supplies)
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): use your stash
Crafty girls 25: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 43


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 43: anything goes - please look and see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries.

For my card I used Lacy Sunshine's winter abbey (kindly supplied by the sponsor), coloured with spectrum noir and die cut using Xcut rectangle parenthesis, cutting some mirror card with one of the larger dies. The background paper is a digital one printed and mounted on to a black card blank - I found this here (a wonderful site with lots of lovely papers to download - I've bookmarked it).

The flowers were from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

Jingle belles: winter card
Catered crop: music expressions
Crafting by designs: rock around the clock - music or time
Natalie and Amy 23: die cuts & flowers
Card and scrap 80: flowers
My heart pieces: use a digistamp
Moving along with the times: feeling a little vintage
Crafting for all seasons 84: monochromatic
QKR stampede 102: monochrome
The sisterhood of crafters: your favourite colour - purple!!
As you like it: favourite embellishments and why: flowers - they always add texture to a card
We do doobadoo 13: add textures
Die cuttin' divas 179: pinterest inspired - purple music notes
Paperminutes 335: die cuts
Papertake: to die for
Pause dream enjoy 17: punches or dies
Scrappers delights 28: anything goes with die cuts
Take a word: frame
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 71
Crafting by designs August anything goes
DL.ART August

Completely Christmas 26: anything goes


This is my design card for Completely Christmas 26 using Bugaboo Stamps 'stocking line' (Bugaboo are sponsoring the challenge) - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the team and join in with the Christmas fun.

The background of my card is some paper free with a magazine. I mounted the image (which had been digitally coloured in Microsoft Paint) on to an offcut piece of card and added the Craftwork cards sentiment circle and the fabric felt buttons from Poundland (I do love those - I'm glad I bought two packs because I doubt they will have them again).


This is also for:

ABC Christmas: Q for quick and easy
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Deep ocean 84: Christmas in August
Penny's 191: Christmas (or children or critters)
Polka doodles 34: get organised for Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 162: any holiday
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 226: CAS
My heart pieces: use a digistamp
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 71
Crafting by designs August anything goes