Friday, 15 June 2018

Summertime birthday


I'm really not sure how I'm fitting in crafting when I really haven't got much spare time, but I seem to be making cards at odd times when I can. About ten days ago I decided to blog quite a few cards that I'd made, but not shown, having little time to do so. Having done that, I've got spurred on to make and show more cards.

I hadn't entered any sketch challenges for ages and ages, but I'm now on a bit of a roll, finding various ones and making cards for them. I'm enjoying doing this because it is prompting me to make various styles of card that perhaps I wouldn't have done without the sketches.

So, this card is for Tuesday morning sketches 457:


I used some decoupage bits to layer on to a die cut oval with scallops. The background paper was from my offcuts box. Sticky ribbon with gems was from Poundland (why does it look crooked in the photo when it doesn't irl? - lol!)  The  epoxy flourish was from Flourish with a bling (Australia) Jack, forest green.



This is also for:

MFT birthday project
CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
Creatalicious 141: anything goes + option: flowers
Scrapy land 91: anything goes with a die (Spellbinders scalloped oval)
Scrapping 4 fun 117: summer
Sparkles 105: let's be pretty
Dragonfly journeys 120: rose garden
Crafty catz 421: anything goes
Polka doodles 24: anything goes
The creative crafters 5: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 238: anything goes
Scribbles 66: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Best wishes



This is based on the sketch for Stamp ink paper 154:



I inked the lovely Penny Black wind caressed stamp with stazon jet black and coloured part of the papers with a pink and a yellow spectrum noir. I used the Tim Holtz stampers anonymous script stamp (same as in the previous post) while it was still  out on my desk. The card trim across the bottom is an unknown piece that's been lurking for some time and needed to be used.


This is also for:

Retro rubber 88: anything goes - both stamps are older than one year
Addicted to stamps and more 296: anything goes
Southern girls: anything goes

Just purple


This is for the sketch for CAS colours & sketches 276 (with a sentiment added across the top):


I stamped the Penny Black butterfly edge inked with stazon gothic purple (unfortunately, looks more like black in the photo, but is a deep purple) and overstamped using the Tim Holz Stampers Anonymous script stamp inked with memento grape jelly, using this also to ink the Anita's sentiment stamp.

I've come to the conclusion that it's just as hard to get a photo of a fairly deep purple as it is to get a good photo of white - lol!


This is also for:

Monochrome magic 12: monochrome with a twist of purples
Daring cardmakers: anything but white
Penny Black Saturday challenge June: anything goes
Inspiration destination 152: anything goes + twist: use a real stamp
AnMaCreatief 81: butterflies
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Christmas cheer


This is for Atlantic hearts shetch 268:


The stamp is one that I bought some time ago and hadn't even inked, so I used jet black stazon and coloured with spectrum pencils. The sentiment is from Papermania bauble Christmas, again inked with jet black stazon.

Difficult to show white cards successfully:


This is also for:

12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 160: anything goes
Pile it on 143: all sorts of holidays
My time to craft 372: holidays
Country view crafts June: the written word - add text
CAS Christmas June: masculine
Christmas at sweet stampin June: anything goes
CRAFT 472: Christmas
Happy little Christmas June: anything goes
heartful stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes + a stamp
Time out 111: holidays + option: one layer card
Jingle belles: I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
A snowflakes promise 52: anything goes
Inspiration destination 152: anything goes + twist: use a real stamp
Colour crazy 24: anything goes coloured in
Color inspiration link up 35
Crafty catz 421: anything goes
Polka doodles 24: anything goes
The creative crafters 5: anything goes
Classic design team 26: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes