Sunday, 31 July 2016

Thank You

Clean and simple on Sunday have the cue of
 
'Thank You'

Here are my cards

 
I added some scoring to the top right hand corner

 
Supplies:
Card stock: White and navy in 160gsm
             Sentiment: Stitching cards words-wishes-art-nouveau
Flat backed pearls
Flat backed gems in clear
Thread: White: DMC Blanch
Beads: clear and orange glass
The complete Crafter's companion
 
 
5 Aug

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Primary coloured balloons

Time out challenges have this bright picture for inspiration
 
 
I concentrated on the picture on the right hand side of the lights and made my card using a variety of primary colours, as well as the black.
 
 
I made a pastel coloured version here.
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in black
              Balloons: Anns paper art. balloons
Jef Paper Tear Edger LP-06
2 Augg
 

Friday, 29 July 2016

Tulips

I have been wanting to try the colour combination shown at Curtain call challenge for a while so was very happy to take up the challenge.
 
 
My Card
 
 
If you look closely you will see that I used up a lot of different coloured 'end of skeins' greens for the leaves.
I will also be entering this over at Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge which is
'Anything goes'
 
My inspiration
 
Source: Jo Nevill
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 180gsm in white
Paper: Black and white pin stripe Scrapbooking
Thread: Orange: DMC 334
             Pink: DMC 730

28 July
 

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Another Christmas in July!

Split Coast Stampers have a new challenge at  Free 4 all 335 which is 'Christmas in July' and

Here is my card

 
I will also be entering it over at their Christmas Cards challenge and at Freshly made sketches were the sketch is

Supplies:
Thread: White: DMC Blanche
             Red: DMC 047
card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Black 80gsm
           Santa's hats Free down load

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Distressed flower tags

CAS colours and sketches's latest challenge is
 

I used it to make some tags which I had seen on pintrest
 
 
and this one fitted the bill perfectly
 
 
and close up
 
 
The flowers are store bought. I distressed the edges
 
I will also be entering this over at Simply less is moore were the cue is
'Tactile'.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in blue and yellow
Flowers: store bought in pink and blue
Cuttlebug
Die: Branch: Memory box exquisite coral
        Circle: Sizzix circle
Ink: Color box in chestnut


27 July
 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Dimensional butterflies

Butterfly spot challenge have a new theme and it's
 "Butterfly, dimension and/or Denim"
I went with the butterfly and dimension option.

 
This is a small card and on reflection think that maybe I should have used smaller butterflies. Oh well there is always next time!
 
I will also be entering this over at  Split coast stampers Featured stamper 493 were we are celebrating the work of Vikki. I have the same butterfly punch that she used in this card so to honour her I made a card using that punch. It has two sized butterflies on it, Vikki used the small one and I used the bigger.
 
My Inspiration

Source: Unknown


 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                    Scraps of red, yellow and white
Paper: Black and white dots
           Flowers. Both sources unknown
Martha Steward three butterfly punch
Liquid Pearls in gold
Craft glue
 
 
26 July

Monday, 25 July 2016

Perfect for the Beach

"Nautical/By the sea'

When I made this card I did a second one in slightly different colours.
Here it is, perfect for the beach section of the challenge


I will also be entering this over at Sugar pea designs mix-it-up-challenge-8 were the cue is

 

and at Dragon fly journeys were the cue is
'Sugar rush'

 
 Supplies:
Thread: Green DMC 704
              Pink: DMC 730
              All other colour codes and brands unknown
Card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: Free download from Google
25 July

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Circles

Sugar pea designs have this as an inspiration
 
 
I used the colours and the layout this time around
 
 
I added some paper to the flap of a bought envelope to make it more personal.
I made this card for my Brother in law for his birthday.
 
I will also be entering this over at  TGIF challenges were the challenge is
 
 
I did die cutting.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                   Scraps of red, blue and silver
Paper: Pale green, silver foil and gold wrapper from a chocolate
Enamel dots in blue and gold
Cuttelbug
Die: Sixxiz circles 

1 August
 

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Orange flowers

 
 
Here is my take
 
 
 
Supplies:
Thread: Orange: DMC 3340
             Green: DMC 699
Flat backed gems
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Apricot: recycled used envelope
           Gingham: Free down load from Activity village
Liquid Pearls in gold    
 
 
31 July

Friday, 22 July 2016

Sequins

CAS on Sunday have asked for something that I don't often use on my cards and that is
'Sequins'.
Recently a friend gave me a packet of sequins which she had received with a crafting magazine so I was able to take part in this challenge.
I made this card for our God Daughter's birthday.

 
 I took my layout inspiration from this card
 
Source: Debbie Hughes
 
Supplies:
Pattern: Bergkaarten.
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Soap wrapper
Pink sequins
Double sided tape
 
22 July

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Another Christmas card

 
 
I seem to be on a bit of a roll as far as Christmas cards are concerned. Here is another one.
 
 
My Inspiration
 
Source: Unknown

Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Pattern: Stitching cards christmas-snowflakes
Rolfes metallic pen in gold
Satin gold edged ribbon
Double sided tape
Thread: Gold DMC E436


21 July
 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Jingle Bells

CAS colours and sketches have a lovely simple sketch
 
 
My card/s
 
 
and up close
 
 
The letter is hand cut as I don't have letter dies that big. The sentiment is handwritten.
I will also be entering this at Share joy challenge were I went for the Clean and Simple portion of

 
 
My inspiration
 
Source: Helen Geddes

Supplies:
Card stock: White in 160gsm
Paper: 80gsm in red
Pentel fine liner
Double sided foam
bells
Thin wire
20 July
 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Peace

Word art Wednesday is a new challenge which I have recently discovered. Their cue is
"Peace".
I have recently started stitching my Christmas cards so this fitted perfect


I will also be entering this over at Split coast stampers April Christmas card challenge.
Supplies:
Cards stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Silver foil
           Green Peace: Free download Source unknown
 
 
 19 July

Monday, 18 July 2016

Silk ribbon Iris

Freshly made sketches have a really simple sketch this week
 
 
My Card
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Handmade in purple and neutral
Ribbon: satin green and white spot
Butterfly: Scrap book embellishment
Pattern: Silly ribbon Embroidery on cards by Ann Cox
Fancy scissors

18 July

 

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Doodle hearts

 
 
I concentrated on the colours and came up with this anniversary card
 
 
I will also be entering this over at Simply less is moore were the cue is
'repetition'

Supplies:
Pattern: New Design, new projects for embroidery on paper by Erica Fortgens
Card stock: 160gsm in white and red
Paper: Gold and silver 80gsm
Yellow flat backed gem
31 July
 

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Art

CASology have a very different kind of cue this week
 
 
I did something with watercolour as that is definitely a form of painting
 
 
I will also be entering this over at Split coast stampers Free 4 all 334 were the challenge is 'Frameworthy'.
I created a frame for my image by using a gold and blue layer as well as over at TGIF challenges were the challenge is
 
 
My inspiration

Source: Sara Hoogendoorn
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in both white and blue
Paper: 80gsm in gold
Pattern: Easy Embroidery on Paper by Joke de Vette
Thread: Apricot: DMC 3824
             Green; DMC 368
              All other colour codes and brands unknown
Ink: Artic in aqua

18 July
 

Friday, 15 July 2016

Camel

Sugarpea designs challenge 6 has this cue card. I picked up on the palm trees and
 
 
 made this card. I just love his feet!!!
 

I will also be entering this over at   Simon says stamp Monday challenge which is
'Flora and Fauna'.
as well as Split coast stampers Free 4 all 333 which is to used something 'recycled' on your card. The oatmeal card stock that I stitched on is actually the back of a calendar. I just loved the colour and the thickness is perfect for working on.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                   Oatmeal: upcycled calendar
Rolfes metallic pen in green
1 August

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Two sketches

 

and TGIF challenges have very similar sketches this week

 
I made these small cards

 
and up close




Supplies:
Cuttlebug
Ebossing folders:  Cuttlebug Floral flourishes and swiss dots
                             Pebbles
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in white, blue and pink
Flat backed pearl
14 July
 

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Potplant

CAS colours and sketches have these great colours this week
 
 
I made a small card this time around

 

Supplies:
Cards stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free download from Activity village
Pattern: Stitching cards flowerpots
Rolfes metallic pen in gold
Gold peel off
13 July