Friday, 1 May 2015

Another card for CCAYR May challenge: vintage


This is my second design card for Christmas cards all year round May challenge - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

The background paper is an offcut piece of Simple stories '25 days of Christmas' collection 12 x 12 left over from a previous card. I stamped directly on to it using the lovely vintage post card stamp by Stampendous. Ribbon and 3D stickers/sentiments from stash.


This is also for:

Christmas card challenges 21: anything goes
Fab n funky 257: Christmas
Pixie's snippets week 174
Artistic inspirations 129: anything goes with a twist of ribbon
Crafty ribbons 118: anything goes with ribbon
3 girl jam April: anything goes with ribbon
The stamping boutique: ribbon and/or lace
Craft-dee Bowz May: anything goes with a handmade bow
Make my Monday: vintage
Cute card Thursday 371: use a sentiment
Red rubber inspirational 218: the letter S - stamping, sentiment, snow scene
One crazy stamper May: anything goes
The pink elephant 296: anything goes
Simon says Monday: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 103: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 244: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 181: anything goes
Not just cards 18: anything goes
Inspiration destination 31: anything goes
Sister act 104: anything goes

Christmas cards all year round May challenge: vintage


This is my first design card for Christmas cards all year round May challenge - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

The background is a patterned card by Imagination Crafts on to which I stamped my favourite vintage Santa image, Santa collage by Rubber Stampede and also two Docrafts stamps, inking all of them with versafine onyx black and heat embossing with detail clear powder.


This is also for:

Christmas card challenges 21: anything goes
Fab n funky 257: Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 197: any holiday
Cute card Thursday 371: use a sentiment
Red rubber inspirational 218: the letter S - stamping, sentiment, snow, Santa
Craft stamper make it take it May: take a stamp - anything goes
Creatalicious 74:- embossing
V's sweet 34: emboss it
Sparkle n sprinkle May: anything goes - used embossing powder
One crazy stamper May: anything goes
The pink elephant 296: anything goes
Simon says Monday: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 103: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 244: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 181: anything goes
Not just cards 18: anything goes
Inspiration destination 31: anything goes
Sister act 104: anything goes

Buckwell Crafts challenge 8: spots or stripes or both


This is my design card for Buckwell Crafts challenge 8: spots or stripes or both. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.


I've used A Lil Digi Heaven 'beach lounger', kindly supplied by one of the challenge sponsor. Lozzy will also be giving Micro Dots Digi Papers and Checkout Digi Papers to two winners.

Unfortunately, the idea that I had for my card was better in my head than the finished result. I used drawing gun to cover up the image while I brushed Spectrum Noir aqua tints across the piece of card. This is the first time I had used drawing gum, so the result was far from perfect and I'm still trying to get better results with the aquatints ... I should have given myself more time. I apologise to Lozzy and my teamies for my poor effort.

I coloured the image with Spectrum noir pens, including putting the spots and stripes on the beach loungers.

The yellow ink for the sand was mixed with a bit of gold, so in real life there is a lovely shimmer.


This is also for:

Perfectly rustics 46: new technique (using the drawing gum)
Crafty gals corner 17: stripes and/or polka dots
Digi choosday 17: CAS
That's crafty: let's keep it simple
Without words April: under my umbrella
Create something catchy 14: mixed media
Love to create (PanPastel UK) 9: anything creative/mixed media goes
The pink elephant 296: anything goes
Simon says Monday: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 103: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 244: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 181: anything goes
Not just cards 18: anything goes
Inspiration destination 31: anything goes
Sister act 104: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for May


It doesn't seem possible that four months of the year have gone already and it's time to start the CHNC challenge extra for May. The image is Little penguin winter - decorate tree by Bugaboo Stamps, who are the sponsors of the challenge. I coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and die cut using an X cut parenthesis rectangular die, using a larger one for the green mat. I distressed slightly with stormy sky ink. These and the sentiment were mounted on to clear acetate with white snow spots, which was then matted on to red card. It's impossible here to see that there is a layer of acetate - had to avoid reflection with the photo.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas 4
Christmas card challenges 21: anything goes
Fab n funky 257: Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 197: any holiday
Creative inspirations 311: cute critters
Cute card Thursday 371: use a sentiment
Spectrum Noir facebook April: use a die cut shape
Whimsy 82: colour an image
Digi choosday 17: CAS
That's crafty: let's keep it simple
Winter wonderland: clean and simple
The pink elephant 296: anything goes
Simon says Monday: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
613 avenue create 121: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 103: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 244: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 181: anything goes
Not just cards 18: anything goes
Inspiration destination 31: anything goes
Sister act 103: anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge


This is my card for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge - if you haven't discovered this challenge blog yet, please hop on over there and get using some of your hoarded patterned paper. For those who already know about the blog, please note that there is a change of rule: From now on you may enter any creation on which patterned paper has been used - you are no longer required to completely cover the creation with patterned paper, as long as you use some on your creation, obviously the more, the better.

For my card I used some of the Crafts House Alllsorts paper (not from the prize pack, from another one!), using one of my favourite wedding stamps by Anita, inking with versamark and heat embossing with Wow! metallic rich super fine gold powder. I added a bit of colouring here and there with spectrum noir pens.The organza ribbon with gems was from Hobbycraft - I was able to use up a couple of snippets of it behind the bride and groom - it isn't one continuous piece of ribbon. Sentiment panel and Wedding Day wishes have been in my stash for ages.



This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 174 (snippets of ribbon)
Fashionable stamping 96: lovers
The paper shelter 201: love is in the air
Vintage challenge 101: wedding
Red rubber inspirational 218: the letter S - stamping, spots, stripes, shine, swirls, sentiments
Fairytale stamper 54: favourite stamp (favourite wedding one)
Cute card Thursday 371: use a sentiment
Artistic inspirations 129: anything goes with a twist of ribbon
Crafty ribbons 118: anything goes with ribbon
3 girl jam April: anything goes with ribbon
The stamping boutique: ribbon and/or lace
Eureka 138: add some bling
Allsorts 308: bring on the bling
Crafty gals corner 17: stripes and/or polka dots
Creatalicious 74:- embossing
LiaStampz 88: embossing (wet embossing)
As you like it: favourite style of embossing and why - I love heat and dry embossing (probably in equal measure for the results), but I never tire of seeing the powder turn shiny when heated - pure alchemy!
Simply papercrafts 3: anything goes or lots of layers
Retro rubber 13: anything goes (the stamp is much older than one year!)
Craft stamper make it take it May: take a stamp - anything goes
Sparkle n sprinkle May: anything goes - used embossing powder
One crazy stamper May: anything goes
Crafting by designs May: anything goes

Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
The house that stamps built: WIW April anything goes
Stamp and create April: anything goes
The pink elephant 296: anything goes
Simon says Monday: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
613 avenue create 121: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 43: anything goes
Craft your passion 259: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 57: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 103: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 244: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 181: anything goes
Not just cards 18: anything goes
Inspiration destination 31: anything goes
Sister act 103: anything goes
DL.ART April