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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

On The Beach



Well it's been far from beach weather here today, rained continually now for two days and tonight was really windy too, rain beating on the windows, had to put the central heating back on, not flaming June for sure.  I made my little tag for Tag Tuesdays challenge of Seaside.  Sloshed (technical term!) on some Paperartsy acrylic paints quite thickly, adding bits of white for the breakers,added some Taupe frantage for the shingle. Don't know why they give the frantage colour names as everyone I have used just comes out gold despite shaking it up.  I don't know the name of the stamp of the children as it belongs to a friend and I had stamped a few up ages ago,coloured them with watercolour pencils and stamped the Inkilicious birds in the sky.

Tag Tuesday  -    The Beach



Monday, 26 June 2017

Snowy cottage in the woods



Just been playing with a, new to me, stamp from Crafty Individuals. Tried stamping it in various colours,this one is versafine smokey gray, just a few little touches of colour and lots of glitter,piece of star embossed blue card and a surround of silver glitter card, if I make more of these would probably add a sentiment.


This one actually looks a lot better in real life, stamped with encore blue ink, embossing folder inked with the same colour.  I like the top one better but the actual image stamped in blue is lovely, just needs a less busy background I think.

I'd like to enter the first card into Mo's June Rudolph challenge

Dressmakers Corner



Seem to be stuck in the doldrums again recently and even though I have lots of new stash I  can't get motivated.  To give myself a kick up the  ********  I thought I would try and enter a few challenges and this is my card for Cardz4galz challenge which is Sew and Sew.  Oxide ink background ,stamps from Inkylicious and Indigo blu,free border stamp with Card Making magazine,tape measure and cotton card a magazine freebie. The dressmakers corner stamp is from a very old SeeDees stamp set.anyone remember them. I had forgotten I had any until I unearthed a box full of them in the back of the cupboard, never know what else is hiding in there ! I'd also like to enter

Eclecticellapu challenge - Touch of pink and/purple

and 

Fashionable Stamping - Make it feminine

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Letters/numbers or both



Woops ! forgot to publish my post for Try It On Tuesday challenge starting today, think the heat has addled my brain.  The challenge this time is Letters/Numbers or both.  For my card I have used one of my old Stampers Anonymous stamps which has both letters and numbers on it. Stamped it onto an oxide ink background. The base layer is anothe inky piece, some numbers stamped down one side and layered with some tissue paper,another couple of pieces of inky card, plasterers mesh and a couple of die cuts. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you on our challenge

Friday, 16 June 2017

Under the sea



I haven't made a tag for ages so it made a change to have a play, It's quite a small tag (3"x 6" ) The tag was a dark brown so I started by painting it with gesso ,first mistake as then of course it resisted the oxide inks I wanted to use. eventually with a bit of perserverance I got a decent coverage,I had not planned what I was making but the colours looked like the sea to me.I stamped the large seaweed and shells stamp from Kaisercraft and white embossed it. Next mistake was to stamp and white emboss a sea horse which looked awful,decided to cover  it up with frantage marine embossing powder,heated it up and embedded a white die cut sea horse,die cut the anchor and shells and coloured them with aquamarine treasure gold,added a few sequins for bubbles and a scrap of meshy stuff to finish. I'm entering these challenges

Go Tag Thursday  - Anything goes
Moo-mania - Under water
Tag Tuesday - Texture
and 
Sparkles Monthly challenge - embossing ( heat or dry)

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Fairy Edna





A couple more cards for the charity box, I'm not doing very well with it this year so I need to get on and make some more.  I bought this Stamping Bella Edna stamp at Port Sunlight and this is her first outing, although she comes with a Martini stamp I decided she was drinking wine as our ladies in the village get out the wine at the slightest opportunity !

Moving along with the times -  Embossing wet or dry
Watercooler challenges -           Feminine
  

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Family Portrait


A just for fun card using Kevin's gang cats from Indigo Blu, I'm not sure what the background is as it's from "the stack" but I think its distress inks on glossy card, a couple of torn scraps across the bottom for the grass and the gang are coloured by dabbing with spiced marmalade and cracked Pistachio DI, made a mess of stamping the sentiment as I used versafine forgetting it doesn't dry on glossy card but it almost wiped off with a baby wipe and I re stamped with Memento.  I'd like to enter my card into

That's Crafty Challenges - Feline fine

and

Addicted To Stamps - Animals.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Happy Post


I'm delighted to be able to say that I have been invited to join the Design Team at Try It On Tuesday, well it took me all of 3 minutes to say yes !  I have followed this challenge ever since I began blogging so I was super excited to be asked.  The first challenge I was asked to join in with is right up my street , I love Steampunk but hadn't done any for ages so it was fun to dig out some old supplies and ideas.  My base card is a piece of Mirri card dabbed with alcohol inks and embossed with a cogs EF. The clock and the big cog die cuts are triple embossed with some very old metallic EP,some of the other cogs have gilding wax applied..The lady is a Hampton Art stamp and I glued watch parts to the cogs on her head.Big Sizzix butterfly and teeny tiny flowers and the word soar cut from a Adage tag.  Do pop over to the challenge site and see the fabulous examples by the design team

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Favourite Stamp


This month at Stamping Sensations the challenge is to use your favourite stamp.
For my card I used quite muted colours for the background,oxide distress inks twisted citron and worn lipstick and a bit of text stamping. I love this poppy stamp from Carabelle Studio, whats not to love about a poppy stamp LOL. I had a bit of a problem painting the poppy head over the oxide inks,everything I used seemed to just disappear into the background, eventually used my very old charisma pencils.  Do hope you will join us in our challenge this month, we are a stamping challenge so your entry must have stamping as the focal point.



 

We are sponsored this month by Visible Image who are offering  a prize of £35  to  spend in their store

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Pink Angel



This month at Sparkles Christmas , Helen has chosen the theme of Non Traditional colours. Struggled to think of what I could use for this as I must admit I'm very old fashioned regarding Christmas cards,however looking through my box of 12x12 Christmas papers I found several sheets of pink and green papers and remembered making cards years ago with them. A friend had borrowed my favourite angel stamp and brought it back last week so it was still on the table, found some pink Brilliance ink ( must say my Brilliance inks are very old but still stamp beautifully). I hope you will join us with this months challenge and add to your Christmas card stash.