Thursday, 24 May 2018

CAS Snowmen

A very CAS Christmas card today so I can join in a few challenges and sneak in a last minute entry into the 'CAS Christmas May Challenge', where the theme is 'Snowman'.   My card is a one layer card, using just two stamps.

The image is a wood mounted Funstamp 'Snowman Border' rubber stamp.  A friend gave me the stamp recently after she asked if I used "those wood and plastic things for making cards", LOL!  She had been given a bag of pre-loved craft things and thought I might like them, as she didn't want them.  I stamped the image with Memento 'Tuxedo Black', holding my breath as I tried to get the image straight first time.  Fortunately it looked fine, so I didn't have to turn it into a layered card. 😉  The image was coloured with ultra fine Sharpie pens and the snowmen and snowballs covered with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle brush pen, the sparkle shows up better IRL.  The sentiment is a stamp from a Papermania set, which by luck I also managed to stamp straight without a stamp press.  😊

I am joining the following challenges:

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Twofer - Butterflies

Darnell's Twofer Challenge started when we were on holiday and now that we're home there are only a couple of days left to join in the challenge!  Challenge #5 is to use butterflies, making two different cards, for two different occasions, using the same stamp or die. 

I decided on the Memory Box 'Vivienne Butterfly' for both cards.  I knew there wasn't something quite right about the card on the right.  Just before making my post live, I suddeny realised I'd forgotten to add the butterfly's body!   So I quickly added the body and took new photos for this post.  

I am joining in the Twofer Challenge #5 with this pair of cards.

My first card is my second attempt at an Impossible Fold card.  I started with a piece of 7" x 5" green card.  The patterned papers are from a very old Provocraft paper pad.  For this butterfly, I also used the Memory Box 'Darla Butterfly' which I cut out in white and attached the green 'Vivienne Butterfly' die cut over the top.  The butterfly is attached just in the middle to leave the wings free. I used a Woodware punch for the leaves.  

This is a side view of the card.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

For my second card, I covered the front of a card blank with blue card.  I used the Memory Box 'Vivienne Butterfly' die in the middle of a snippet of yellow card, creating an aperture.  Behind the aperture I attached a snippet of grey card.  I die cut a blue 'MB 'Vivienne Butterfly' and popped it in the aperture.  The edge of the yellow card was die cut with a MB 'Stitched Country Border' die and I added a 'Blue Babe' Nuvo Crystal Drop in each of the scallops.  I finished off my card with a sentiment from the Happy Little Stampers 'Dandelion Wishes' set of stamps.  

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

Thursday, 17 May 2018

In the Pink

The Allsorts Challenge finishes tomorrow and I knew I wouldn't get home in time from our break in Devon to make a card.  So, with the limited supplies I took to our caravan, I came up with a CAS card today with the theme 'In the Pink', which I'll add to my box of ready-made cards.

My first problem was that I had no pink card, patterned paper or ink.  I found a pack of card, which included several sheets of pink, in the local Pound Shop.  I had a few dies with me from The Works, so I used the Rocking Horse and a couple of the Stitched Circle dies.  I keep some computer generated sentiments in the caravan, so chose an appropriate one, matted it on pink card and attached it with foam pads.  We stopped in my favourite craft store on the way here and by chance I bought a bottle of 'Party Pink' Nuvo Crystal Drops.  I added three drops in the corner of the card, they are the same colour pink as the card IRL.

I am joining in the following challenges:

We were held up in a traffic jam in Devon today. 😉

Wednesday, 16 May 2018


A masculine card for a keen gardener today.

I used an old wood mounted stamp, Jolly Nation 'Gardening Man' and coloured the image with Promarkers.  The embossed background is pearlised paper, using a Leane Creatief e/f 'Garden Tools Small'.

I am joining in the following challenges: