Sunday, 14 January 2018

Ruby

Hi. My lovely neighbour Ruby passed away on Friday. She had been ill for a few months, and in hospital with pneumonia for the last couple of weeks, but it was still a shock. She was such a lovely lady, and she used to look after our cats while we were away. She loved baking, and often popped round with cakes for us. We have known her for 17 years, and the street won't be the same without her.

I wanted to make a Sympathy card for her family, but I find them so difficult. You want them to somehow express how you feel, and they'll always fall short. I ended up trying a couple of designs, but went with the one with the vase of flowers in the end. I suppose that although they are difficult to make, sympathy cards are also a bit of therapy, giving you something to do when you feel so sad and empty.

Anyway, here are the cards I made:




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps: "Clean and Simple"
Watercooler Wednesday: "All About Occasions"
MAWTT: "Flowers"
That's Crafty: "Feeling Blue"





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp: "Winter Blues"
Alsorts: "No Patterned Papers"
Crafty Creations: "Anything Goes"
Crafts Galore: "Anything Goes"



Ingredients:
Stamps from Stampin' Up! 'Summer Silhouettes' set
Sentiment from Woodware 'Jane's Script'

Vase digi from Vectorstock
Adirondack Ink pads: Aqua, Denim, Hazelnut, Juniper, Cloudy Blue
Nuvo Drops: Pale Gold



Wednesday, 29 November 2017

More Distress Oxide Trees

Hiya! I am completely obsessed with Distress Oxides! I have been making backgrounds with different colour combinations, using the watercolour smooshing technique, then spritzing with Glimmer Mist. I stamp the trees onto the backgrounds and fussy cut them out. After gluing them to the cards, I have added detail with a glitter pen and some Nuvo Drops.

Here are a few I have made:




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

The Card Concept: (Style: CAS)
Always Fun: 'Anything Goes'
Crafty Creations: 'Anything Goes'





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

That's Crafty: 'Green with Envy'
Muse: Christmas: 'Any Holiday Card'
Watercooler Wednesday: 'Anything Goes'





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Just Us Girls:
Challenge Up Your Life: 'Trees'





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

AAA Cards:
HLS Watercolour:
Uniko:


Ingredients:
Woodware Stamp: Christmas Trees
Distress Oxide Inks: Too many different colours to remember!
Glimmer Mist: Iridescent Gold
Nuvo Drops: Silver Lining, Pale Gold, Red Berry
Gelly Roll pen: Clear Star


Monday, 20 November 2017

Simple Christmas Card

Hiya! Here's a quick card I made using die cuts. I've kept it simple and glitter-free for a change! Just a little reindeer in the snow. It's a small card, just 10cm square, so I might use him as a large tag.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Cards in Envy: 'It's Only Paper'
CASology:
Sparkles Monthly: 'White Christmas'


Ingredients:
Echo park Christmas Reindeer die set
Winter Scene die


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