Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The pride of the peacock


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I wanted to make something in response to the Inkspirational challenge 64 where this lovely photo was given, especially as I bought a pack of peacock feathers recently.


I found that I had a lovely digital image on my PC that I originally got from Papercraft Star (no longer in existence, unfortunately) or a wrought iron peacock.

I printed this out on to a piece of pale blue card and lightly brushed with a mix of dusty concord and peacock feathers distress inks - they look more vibrant in real life than in the photo. I then place one of the peacock feathers over this and took a photo that I then used digitally with the quote to finish the card ready to be printed. This way, I still have the peacock feather. I think it would get too damaged to try to adhere one to the card, so I felt this was a good way round it.


This is also for:

Word art Wednesday 148: anything goes
Take a word: birds
Glitter n sparkle 101: use a digi
2 cute ink 114: anything goes
Kreativeinkauf 18: anything goes
Natalie and Amy 24: things with wings
Creative craft cottage digi creations 8: digi/things with wings
Little Miss Muffet 93: blues and greens

Full steam ahead ...


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I was asked to make this card for a grandson going to a new school. My friend had seen this card and asked for something similar.


This is for:

Crafting for all seasons 85: wheels and/or cogs
Hobby cutz 64: for the boys
Papertake: repeat repeat
Cardz 4 guyz 35: clean and simple
Ooh-la-la 164: clean & simple
Fairytale 99: clean and simple
Card and scrap 81: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 39: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 73
Crafting by design September: anything goes

Ahoy there matey!


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One more seaside card using the Hunkydory kit with a little 3D boat sticker added. Difficult to see in the photo, but the sentiment circle says 'Ahoy there matey!'


This is for:

Country view crafts September: nautical
Pink gem 127: it's summer time
Hobby cutz 64: for the boys
Crafty sentiments: spots and/or stripes
Craft for the craic 8: something with circles on it
Craft your passion 39: going round in circles
V's sweet 27: circles and dots
Miriam's crafting 16: kids
Card and scrap 81: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 39: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 73
Crafting by design September: anything goes

More seaside


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Singing: Oh I do love to be beside the seaside! Unfortunately, summer will soon turn to autumn, but it's always lovely to think of sunny days at the seaside. This is a birthday card made with some more of the Hunkydory seaside kit  (not much left now), with the addition of a pair of 3D flip flops sticker and a glittered beach hut, part of a prize from Flourish with a bling.


This is for:

Country view crafts September: nautical
Pink gem 127: it's summer time
Dream valley 90: no stamps allowed
Crafty sentiments: spots and/or stripes
Card and scrap 81: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 39: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 73
Crafting by design September: anything goes

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 52: anything goes with buttons


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This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 52: anything goes with a twist: button or buttons. The challenge is being sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and I used their 'whimsical snowflake tree', printing it quite large and mounting on silver mirror card and then on to a card blank that is a cross between blue and purple - lovely rich colour. I decided to leave the image plain apart from the buttons and dots of glossy accents. Buttons are a mix of Do crafts Tilly daydream vintage and Teresa Collins.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Southern girls: we've got the winter blues
Sarah Hurley 96: buttons
The stamping boutique: glitter it up
Crafts4eternity R192: digital
Glitter n sparkle 101: use a digi
Ooh-la-la 164: clean & simple
Fairytale 99: clean and simple
Digi choosday 36: monochromatic