Sunday, 19 November 2017

Thank You!

Hi! Here's a card I put together today. I actually made the flowery background a few years ago, but wasn't sure what to do with it, so it's been kicking around in the unfinished projects pile! The background was made with Crafty Notions colour sprays, gilding flakes and stamped flowers. I covered the flowers with some sort of glaze, but I can't remember what I used now. Then I glued the glass pebbles to the flower centres. The background was a much larger piece, but I liked how this section of it looked through the frame so I cut it down to fit, then added the sentiment.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp: 'It's a Stitch Up'
Tuesday Throwdown: 'So Very Thankful'
Fusion:
CAS-ual Fridays:
Cupcake Inspirations:
Creatalicious: 'Anything Goes with Optional Thanks'
Mix It Up: 'Anything Goes with Optional Stencilling'


Ingredients:
Flower stamp from Crafty Notions
Crafty Notions Colour Sprays
Gilding Flakes
Glass Pebbles
Some sort of glaze
Sentiment from Stampin' Up! set: Easy Events


Oxides and Woodware Trees

Hi! I just bought a few more colours of Distress Oxides, as I am completely besotted with them! I've been making backgrounds with them, spritzing with some Glimmer Mist, then paper piecing them onto cards - much more fun than colouring! I'm not a huge fan of fussy cutting, but I love the end result. I finished them off with a glitter pen and Nuvo Drops.

Here are a few I have made with one of my favourite Woodware stamps:




I'm entering this one in the Allsorts challenge: 'Glitter'





I'm entering this one in the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge:






I'm entering this one in the Inkspirational challenge:






I'm entering this one in the Crafty Calendar challenge: 'Autumn Colours'
 



I'm entering this one in the Pearly Sparkles challenge: 'Autumnal Colours'


Ingredients:
Woodware Stamp: Christmas Trees
Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserve, Antique Linen, Iced Spruce, Fayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover
Brilliance Ink: Platinum Planet
Glimmer Mist: Iridescent Gold
Nuvo Drops: Silver Lining, Pale Gold, Autumn Red
Gelly Roll pen: Clear Star


JOFY Trees Obsession

Hi! Here are a couple more cards made with Distress Oxide backgrounds and a JOFY trees stamp. These two are inspired by the colour challenges at Color Throwdown and MFT. I used Distress Oxides to make the backgrounds (with some Brilliance ink for the silver in the first card) and cut them out to fix to the card. I used a glitter pen and Nuvo Drops to add some final touches.




I'm entering this one in the Color Throwdown challenge:





I'm entering this one in the MFT challenge:



Ingredients:
JOFY stamp set 57
Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet
Brilliance Ink: Platinum Planet
Glimmer Mist: Iridescent Gold
Nuvo Drops: Silver Lining, Violet Galaxy
Gelly Roll pen: Clear Star


Thursday, 16 November 2017

Stencilled Tree

Hi! Here's a Christmas card I made which is hopefully subtle enough to be ok for a man. It's really hard to make non-blingy Christmas cards! I made this one by sponging distress oxides over a stencil, then spritzing with water. Once dry, I gave it a spritz of Glimmer Mist, so it has got a bit of a shimmer.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps:
Watercooler Wednesday:
That's Crafty!: 'Stencil It!'
Stamping Sensations: 'One Layer Christmas Cards'


Ingredients:
Imagination Crafts stencil: Fir Trees
Sentiment stamp from Happy Little Stampers
Distress Oxide Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Peeled Paint
Glimmer Mist: Iridescent Gold


Monday, 13 November 2017

JOFY Trees - Getting My Fussy Out

Hiya! Sorry if you're bored of the JOFY trees, but as the saying apparently goes, I need to get my fussy out... According to my lovely crafty mate Linda and my lovely Aunt Sue, 'Getting your fussy out' is a common saying, which means getting it out of your system. However, I have never met anyone else who has ever heard this saying, and it sounds a bit rude to me, so be careful who you say it to. Maybe it's an old Nottingham saying that has fallen out of use, who knows!

Anyway, I tried to make some oxide backgrounds based on 3 colour challenges, with mixed results! But I love how they have turned out, anyway.




For this one, I used Peacock Feathers Distress ink, Bottle Adirondack ink and Platinum Planet Brilliance ink to create the background for the trees, and added detail with a glitter pen and silver Nuvo Drops. I'm entering this one in the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge:





For this one, I used Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks, but as the colours have blended a little, there's actually some green on there too! But as I only used the colours in the challenge (despite what I ended up with), I'm still going to enter it in the Paper Play challenge, and hope they'll let me off with that!






I made this one with Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks, Peacock Distress ink and Bottle Adirondack ink. I added gold Nuvo Drops, but they have taken up the colour of the ink in places, which I quite like and wish I could say it was deliberate... I'm entering this one in the Shopping Our Stash challenge:




Ingredients:
JOFY stamp set 57
Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers
Adirondack Ink: Bottle
Brilliance Ink: Platinum Planet
Nuvo Drops: Pale Gold, Silver Lining
Gelly Roll pen: Clear Star, Copper


Muse Trees

Hi! Here's a card inspired by this week's Muse challenge, although my trees are black with a white background. I really like black & white Christmas cards, they make a nice change from all the bright colours! I made a background with black Distress Oxide ink and Liquid metals, then stamped and embossed the trees. I cut them out and pieced them onto the card. I added Nuvo Drops and a glitter pen for sparkle and dimension.




I'm entering this one in the Muse challenge:



Ingredients:
JOFY stamp set 57
Distress Oxide Ink: Black Soot
Liquid Metals: Platinum, Pewter
Nuvo Drops: Silver Lining
Gelly Roll pen: Clear Star