Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Twofer ~ Geometric - Squares

I'm back from a lovely few days in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.  First we watched our local football team play win against Wycombe Wanderers FC and then we visited a couple of National Trust properties, as well as Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

In my last post HERE I made an emoji card, which reminded me of a NBUS set of little emoji dies I have in my stash.  As the Twofer challenge doesn't finish for a couple of days, I thought I'd pop over with a second entry, this time using squares on both cards. 

After checking the rules, I read that punches are allowed as well as dies or stamps.  As I wanted to use 1" squares, it was quicker to use a punch than a die. 

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

On my first card I started by stamping the sentiment using a stamp from the Happy Little Stampers set, 'Doodled Flowers'. The emoji shapes were cut using yellow, black and red snippets, inlaying the features, which was surprisingly quick and easy.  The punched white squares were layered on black punched postage stamp squares and attached to the base card with foam pads.  As everything, apart from the base card, was very small snippets I'll be joining in snippets challenge in the Playground.  I had intended entering the emoji card in my last post, but had a Senior Moment as I realised I posted it a couple of days early! 

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

For my second card, the 1" punch was used to punch squares in very small snippets of LOTV snowflake patterned paper.  As LOTV are no longer producing paper pads of their gorgeous papers, I'm sure I'm not the only one to save even the smallest leftover piece.  The punched squares were attached to a larger snippet of plain blue card, before attaching it to a Sue Wilson 'Double Pierced Square' white die cut.  So, two cards using up more of my ever-growing snippets pile!

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

Friday, 17 August 2018

Twofer - Geometric

The theme for Darnell's Twofer Challenge this month is Geometric, two different cards, two different designs for two different occasions, following the theme.  I chose to use the same circle die on both cards.

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

At a recent craft day I played around with my Pixies Powders for the first time to make some backgrounds.  I used one of these backgrounds for my card.  I laid the stencil on a piece of watercolour paper, sprinkled the Pixie Powders over and sprayed with water - a new technique for me.  Before removing the stencil, I laid another piece of watercolour paper over the top to soak up the excess ink, which made a negative image for a future project.  I love the shiny effect of the Pixie Powders, which show up much better IRL.   I'm hoping I've interpreted Stencil Monoprinting correctly as I want to join in the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge with this card.   I made the frame using Memory Box 'Stiched Circle' and 'Stitched Scalloped Circle' dies.  The stencilled background is die cut with the same stitch circle die and inlaid in the frame.  The silhouette boat is a Poppystamps 'Marina Sailboats' die cut.  The sentiment is from the Happy Little Stampers 'Doodle Flowers' set and stamped with Versafine 'Onyx Black'. 

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

My second card is a birthday card, using the same Memory Box stitched circle die.  I used various circle and tear drops punches for the features on the emoji face.  The background is embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder and the sentiment is computer generated. 

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Thinking of You

Welcome to my new follower, Sylvia of Designs for Occasions.

My craft room tidying and decluttering is going well - I can see the floor and there is a space on my crafting table! 😊  As I don't want to lose my crafting mojo, I've stopped to make a card for a couple of challenges.

The image is one of my current favourite stamps, 'Swirly Whirly - Cats' from Little Claire Designs, stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with grey and blue Promarkers.  The sentiment, a stamp from Happy Little Stampers, is stamped with Versafine 'Onyx Black'.   I die cut the image using a Creative Dies Plus 'Wonky Stitches' die and layered onto a blue mat.  

I am joining in the following challenges:

Monday, 13 August 2018


I'm having a break from tidying and decluttering my craft room.  I started blitzing it a couple of months ago, but I get easily distracted when I find something I'd forgotten I own!  I'm determined to get it finished this week....fingers crossed. 😊

A masculine card for my niece's hubby who is celebrating his birthday today.