Saturday 6 July 2024

Allsorts Challenge ~ Romantic Occasions

This is my second post today.  Please scroll down to see my Crafty Calendar Challenge DT card.

It's my turn to introduce this week's Allsorts Challenge and I've chosen the theme of  'Romantic Occasions'.  I have already made several Golden Wedding Anniversary cards this year and still have a couple to make.  I can't believe that my hubby and I will be celebrating ours in September.  Where have the years gone!

I use this Marianne Design heart cross stitch die a lot for anniversary cards.  I die cut the heart shape into a Memory Box ' Stitched Circle Layers' die cut.  The stitching was done with crochet cotton. The mat is a  Memory Box 'Stitched Scalloped Circle' die cut.  I used a Creative Expression 'Heart Lattice' embossing folder for the raised part of the easel card and also on the base.  The sentiment was typed on the computer and I added two die cut hearts from the Sue Wilson 'Mr & Mrs' set. 

Please hop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to see the beautiful creations the DT have made for inspiration.

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Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Add a Sentiment

The July Crafty Calendar Challenge begins today with the theme 'Add a Sentiment'.  Our generous sponsor this month is SheepSki Design.

For my DT I used the SheepSki Designs 'Huddle' digi stamp, coloured with Promarkers.  I used a mistletoe embossing folder to frame the image.  It was a preloved one I bought which I think may be a Sheena Douglass folder.  I'm using the embossing folder for the first time, so I'll be sharing my card over in the NBUS Challenge.

The Crafty Calendar Challenge ends on 28th July, so please pop over to the challenge blog to see all the beautiful creations the DT have made for inspiration.

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Sunday 30 June 2024

Eclipse Card

A second post from me today, so please scroll down to see my earlier post.  I have continued to multitask, crafting and watching England play football.  Phew!.... what a tense game at the end.

I saw the Eclipse card that Val put on her blog today HERE and decided to have another go using this technique.  I've only made one Eclipse Card before and that was HERE in 2017, so it was about time I tried it again. Back in 2017 is was often called Hidden Word, Camouflaged Word or Steganography, but the same technique now seems to be called Eclipse.  A friend celebrates her birthday this week, so this will be for her.
The patterned paper was from The Range.  I used a preloved Happy Birthday die a bought a while ago.  There was no packaging, so I'm not sure of the brand.  I put tiny foam pads of the back of the die cut to raise it up.  I felt the card needs something extra, so I punched out a few flowers for the corners.

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I've been multitasking this weekend, with a small craft table set up in front of the television so I can craft and watch the football (soccer) at the same time.  I have a growing box of part finished projects, stamped images and die cuts which I decided I should start using up. This image was coloured up ages ago and I thought it was about time I used it on a card.  

The stamp is one of my favourite poppy stamps,  a stamp from the Hero Arts 'Delicate Blossoms' set. The image was coloured with red Promarkers and a sparkly green pen.  I layered the image and the panel of patterned paper on black mats.  The sentiment is a stamp from the Stampin' Up ' Best Year set, stamped with Versafine Clair 'Nocturne'.  Three black flower gems finished off my card.

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