Sunday, 5 April 2020

Rainbow Background

A craft group I belong to had another cyber challenge evening as we can't meet in person at the moment.  The theme was 'Rainbow' and this is what I came up with.
The black/grey patterned paper die cut was in my bits and bobs box and had been in there for quite a while!  I used the die again with snippets of colours card to create a rainbow effect.   The flowers are Memory Box die 'Chloe Stem' die cuts.  The die was one of the first Memory Box flower dies I bought and it is still one of my favourites.  The stamp is from the Stampin' Up 'Vertical Greetings' set which I inked up for the first time using Versafine 'Onyx Black'.

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Saturday, 4 April 2020


The April Crafty Calendar Challenge begins today, with the theme 'Add a Butterfly'.  Our generous sponsor this month is SheepSki Designs, who kindly gave the DT digi stamps to work with.
After making a twisted easel card for the first time recently I decided to make another for my DT card. I chose to use the Sheepski digistamp  'Poppies', which I coloured with Promarkers.  The image was die cut with a MB 'Stitched Circle Layer' die and layered on a black MB 'Stitched Scalloped Circle' die cut.  I added a black butterfly gem and drew a flight path with a fineliner pen. The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up and I used a Spellbinders 'Dainty Dots' embossing folder. The sentiment is computer generated.  I sent this card to my daughter, who is self-isolating at her home with symptoms of the coronavirus.  Thankfully, after feeling pretty rotten for most of this week, she is feeling much better.

The Crafty Calendar Challenge ends on April 28th.  Please visit the challenge blog to see all the wonderful creations the DT have made.

Friday, 3 April 2020

Owl Card

It's my great niece's birthday today and this is the card I made for her.  It's a shame she won't be celebrating in the way she'd hoped, but I'm sure her family will make sure she enjoys her day.

The image is from a Woodware set of stamp.  I stamped the owl with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured it with Promarkers, using the colours as in the Stampin' Up patterned paper.  The wings are attached with foam pads to add some dimension.  I used Memory Box 'Stitched Octagon Layers' dies to layer and mat the image.  The sentiment is computer generated.

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..... and finally, a word of advice. 😉

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Poppy Flip-It Card

A Flip-It card I made today.
I used a Sizzix Framelits 'Circle Flip-its #2' dies for the base card and circles.   The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up 'Peaceful Poppies'.  The sentiment stamp is from the SU 'A Good Day' set of stamps and I added a touch of red with a ultra-fine Sharpie.

The image on the back of the flipped circle is a stamp from the SU 'Painted Poppies' set, coloured with Promarkers.

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Thought for today.....