Sunday, 11 October 2015

Magical Autumn (With Glitter & Stuff)

Hi! Here's another one-layer card for the Less Is More challenge, but this time with glitter and gems instead of embossing. I'm not sure the glitter shows up very well in the photo, but it's all over her wings, and on the tips of the flowers.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Less Is More: "One Layer - Autumn"

Lavinia: "Glitter & Gems"

Crafting When We Can: "Whimsical With Wings"

Clear It Out "Theme: Things with wings  Stash: Glitter"

Moving Along With The Times "Fairy Enough"

One layer Autumn Card

Hi! Less Is More have a One Layer Autumn challenge at the moment, so I've had a go at a couple of cards.

For this one, I masked the panel with post-it notes, but I cut a flower border in one to get the pattern above the panel. Took me ages to get all the sticky bits of post-it off the punch and the newly-made stencil, though! I stamped and embossed a few times in gold first, and then stamped again in yellows, oranges and deeps reds. I used ink dusters for the background. I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment, but it's a bit speckly as I forgot that you have to be careful when embossing after removing post-its, as the embossing powder can stick there :-s  Oh well. Here's my card:

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Less Is More: "One Layer - Autumn"

My Time To Craft: "Autumnal Colours"

Come And Get It: "Happy Fall Ya'll"

Friday, 9 October 2015

And Some More Autumn-ness

Hi! Here's a card I made, inspired by all the Autumn colours at the moment. I masked the panel, stamped the leaves in 3 different colours, stamping twice to get different shades, and then used ink dusters for the background.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Hand Stamped Sentiments:

4 Crafty Chicks: "Masking"

Simon Says Stamp: "Autumn Is In The Air"

Crafty Creations: "Falling For You"

Time Out: "Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile"

Monochromatic Pumpkin Pie

Hi! Here's a card I made inspired by the current Colour Me...! challenge, to use Pumpkin Pie and white. I had added Stickles to the orange flowers, and added a few gems.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Colour Me...!

Hiding In My Craft Room; "Monochromatic"

Shopping Our Stash: "Birthday"

Muse Inspired Brushos Card

Hi! Inspired by this week's Muse challenge, I've been playing around with Brushos to get some lovely vivid colours! I've taken the colours, the flower and the white sentiment from the Muse card. Here's a couple of variations of the design:

I'm entering the first one in the Muse challenge. Here's the beautiful Muse card:

I'm entering the second card into the following challenges:

Thursday, 8 October 2015

A Bit of a Weird One

Hi! I've slowed down on the card-making front, partly because we have a lot going at the moment, and partly because I've been having a lot of migraines. I've just upped the dose of my migraine-preventative pills, which has made me feel rubbish and drugged for the last few days, so I thought I'd try to make something to cheer myself up! So... this is what I came up with. Yes, I know, it's a bit weird. Still deciding whether I like it or not.

Less Is More has a 'Jewel Colours' challenge at the moment, Addicted to Stamps has a photo inspiration challenge which inspired these colours against black, and City Crafter has a 'Scribble Doodle Fun' challenge.

On white cardstock I doodled the flower with an embossing pen, and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I coloured the image with distress inks and a water brush, and then cut it out and 3D-mounted it onto black card backed with Tip Top Taupe card. I added gems for a bit of bling.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Less Is More: "Jewel Colours"

Addicted to Stamps:

City Crafter: "Scribble Doodle Fun"

CAS-ual Fridays: (Distressing, Sparkling, Embossing)

The ABC Challenge: "S is for Sprinkles" (Embossing Powder)

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Birthday Wishes

Hi! Here's a card I made tonight, inspired by this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge, and the colours from the Just Us Girls challenge:

I added a few gems, and some Stickles on the flowers, to add some sparkle, The card is layered on to silver-patterned vellum, and then black cardstock.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

CAS(E) This Sketch

Just Us Girls

Crafty Cardmakers: "Make It Sparkle"

Wags 'n' Whiskers: "Glitter / Sparkle"

Monday, 28 September 2015

Forest Friends

Hi! Here's a card I made last night, inspired by three challenges:

These are the challenges I'm entering:

Colour Me...!

The Card Concept - Not sure which style this is. Somewhere between 'Clean & Layered' and 'Classy & elegant'?

The Paper Players

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Sugared Flowers

Hi! Here's a card I made today, inspired by a couple of pastel-coloured challenges. I should be cleaning the house, but... Well, anyway. Here's my card:

Here are the challenges I'm entering this one in:

Crafty Sentiments:

Cupcake Inspirations:

Crafty Creations: "It Takes Two"

Simon Says Stamp: "No Designer Paper"

Creative Inspirations: "Something Sweet" 

Bewitching Birthday

Hi! I've made another card with the Little Witchling image, but a birthday card this time. Who says witches are just for Halloween!?

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:


Paper Shelter: "Birthday Card with Sentiment"

Crafting When We Can: "At The Cinema" (Bewitched film)

Creepie Cute Witchling

Hi! I love Halloween. I know some people find trick-or-treaters annoying, but tiny ghosts and monsters turning up at my door, trying to look scary while being extremely polite, are very cute! I don't usually think about Halloween until a couple of days before, when panic sets in, the shops are now empty of scary-looking sweets, and I have to make up a load of treat bags before the hoards arrive!

However, we don't really have much use for Halloween cards in the UK. Even if you're going to a party you wouldn't usually take a card, which is a shame because there are so many gorgeous Halloween stamps and papers out there... I've made a card anyway, because I love this image from Creepie Cute Stamps! I think I might make some smaller versions as tags for the treat bags!

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room: "Swirls and Twirls"

Creatalicious: "Halloween"

Hiding In My Craft Room: "Any Holiday"

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Vellum Flowers

Hi! Here's a card I just made, inspired by the current Time Out challenge to "CASE Tracey". I stamped and then embossed the flowers onto vellum with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel. The vellum had silver polka dots on it already, so I used the other side so they were more subtle. I fastened the flowers together by one petal, then used 3D squares in the centre of each flower to lift them off the page a little. I coloured some white cardstock with SU markers and punched out the flower centres and leaves, then cut out a slightly curved stem.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Time Out: "CASE Tracey"

Fab Friday:

CAS Colours & Sketches: