Friday, 31 July 2020

Shake It! - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

How has your week been? Good I hope.  We had a trip to A&E earlier in the week with my little one but thankfully everything is fine.  It was a surreal experience seeing everyone with masks but the practices in place certainly made you feel safe.

The Daring Cardmakers Challenge this week is entitled 'Shake it!' and I do love a shaker card as they are fun.  I'd been meaning to use my rainbow shaker die which I teamed with unicorns. 

I used distress oxide through my stencil to create my whimsical background.  My images were stamped and coloured in using my Chameleon pens.  This time I didn't add anything more to them as I wanted the rainbow to be the focal point.  The only other additions I made were a couple of stamped and die cut clouds and a sentiment.

I filled my shaker with a mixture of seed beads and sequins as I didn't have any sequins small enough for the two smallest arches of the rainbow die.

You can see lots more inspiration for the challenge 

Have a lovely weekend!

Products Used:
Time for Tea Designs Rainbow Mini Shaker Die
Time for Tea Designs Storms Don't Last Forever Stamp & Die Set
Time for Tea Designs Say Anything Stamp Set
Everything else from my stash

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Christmas in July - Time for Tea Designs DT

Happy Wednesday!

I think I started making Christmas cards at the beginning of the month ready for the Create & Craft Show that took place on Monday.  I made this one just for this post as it combines elements from all 3 of the new Time for Tea Designs Christmas releases together with one of the fabulous slim line dies - the Candy Stripes Slimline Cover die.

Of course I couldn't do my first blogged Christmas card of the year without some sparkle and I used glitter card to cut out the 'HO HO HO' which are actually letters from the HOORAY die set!

My images were all coloured in using my Chameleon pens and die cut.  I added the santa hat on to the dog by cutting it out of a stamped image from the Santa Paws set.

All these Christmas stamp and die sets are currently exclusive to Create & Craft.

See you again on Friday!

Products Used:

Time for Tea Designs Hooray Sentiment & Coverplate Die 
Everything else from my stash

Saturday, 25 July 2020

So Grateful For You - Time for Tea Designs DT

Happy Weekend!

Time for Tea Designs has a new release which came out yesterday.  It is huge and has a mix of everyday and Christmas products.  Today I'm showcasing a combination of the new release stamp sets - the Background Stamp and the All Occasion Critter Stamp to form a cute scene. It's definitely somewhere I'd love to live as it looks so idyllic!

I used the Circle of Love dies to make my circular Easel card.  Next, I stamped and masked the Background Scene stamp and used the Sunnyside Up stencil as the backdrop.  

I coloured in the background using a mix of Chameleon pens and Distress Oxide ink pads to form a scene.  I then went on to die cut the rabbit and bees from the All Occasion Critters stamp.  After colouring them in I adhered them to my scene.

A frame from the mini frame & border die set was cut and used as a stopper for my easel card.

You can see and purchase all the new releases HERE and don't forget to use my code T4TSHABNEEZ10 for a 10% saving on anything in store!

The latest Christmas releases will be on Create & Craft on Monday at 4.30pm.  I've a number of samples to share so watch this space!

Enjoy your weekend!

Products Used:

Time for Tea Designs Background Scene
Time for Tea Designs All Occasion Critters
Time for Tea Designs Circle of Love Die Set
Time for Tea Designs Sunnyside Up Stencil
Time for Tea Designs Mini Frame & Banner Die Set
Chameleon Pens
Distress Oxide Ink Pads

Friday, 24 July 2020

Three Musketeers! - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

It's been a good week with lots of outdoor activities.  No matter how old my boys get we still enjoy going to feed the ducks and swans.  We are lucky to have a nature reserve walking distance from us so visit it often.  I still remember taking the boys in their buggies!!!

Joanne from the Daring Cardmakers has found out that it’s the birthday of author Alexandre Dumas today - The Three Musketeers is probably his most famous work so she'd like to see three of anything on your cards this week.

I recently bought a preloved stamp set and as it had 3 flowers in the vase it was ideal for the challenge!  I smooshed my background with oxide inks and I loved the more muted shades that I got on my second sheet of card.  I usually do a couple to mop up the inks as I hate wasting it.

The flowers and vase were paper pieced and I used paint with my stencil that I dabbed to give more texture.  I love the 'Take time to do enjoy the little things' sentiment which I heat embossed to finish.  I kept this really simple as I felt it didn't need anything more and I wanted the flowers to be my focal point.

You can see lots more inspiration from the DT HERE and I do hope you'll join in!

See you again tomorrow!

Products Used:

Aall & Create Flourishing Vase Stamp Set
Aall & Create Lotsa Dotz Stencil
Distress Oxide Inks 
Acrylic Paint
Everything else from my stash

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs Collaboration Blog Hop! 

Our design teams have come together to share some amazing inspiration featuring Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs products, and there is a prize up for grabs, too!

On to my card!  It was fun to be able to use the two brands together and I picked elements that worked together to make a fun jungle scene! 

I decided to create a card for someone who had graduated or done well in their exams so what better way than to combine the Chimply The Best stamp set with the Dream Big die set.

As toucans are found in the jungle I added one to my scene along with the Amazonian Leaves which I spritzed with water after inking with distress oxides to give them a different look.

The monkeys work so well with the Dream Big die as you can entwine their tails through it and I love how the monkeys can hold items in their hands too!

Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs will each be giving away a £25 to their respective stores.

Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on 28 July 2020 on both the Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs blogs.

You should have come from Heffy Doodle and your next stop is Amanda Fitterer

Blog Line Up
Shabneez Khan-Muztar < YOU ARE HERE

Good luck with the Hop!

Friday, 17 July 2020

Frida Kahlo/Mexican - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

It was odd when I read the title of this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge as for the past 2 weeks my little one has been learning about the life and work of Frida Kahlo in his Art lessons and I had been listening intently.  Mexico always conjures up images of bright, bold colours which I love so you might need your sunglasses to see my creation today! Ha!!!

I didn't even know that toucans were native to Southern Mexico until Google told me - the power of Google!!!  Of course I had the perfect stamp set in mind and I began by creating the background using my distress inks through a stencil.

My image was stamped, die cut and coloured with my Chamelon pens and I added glitter to the party hat and glossy accents to the beak.

You can see a lot more inspiration from my fellow DT HERE and I hope you will join in with this fun challenge!

It's an exciting week for me in the blog world next week with lots going on so watch this space!  

Have a lovely weekend,

Products Used:

Time for Tea Designs Celebrate Sentiment Die
Time for Tea Designs Quilted Square Nesting Dies
Time for Tea Designs Clouds Stencil
Chameleon Pens
Distress Oxide Inks Pads

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Big Hugs - Time for Tea Designs DT

Happy Wednesday!

Time for Tea Designs have a new release pending with sneak peeks from next week for which I have been busy making samples for.  I have successfully managed to blog about all the current release of which this post has the final stamp and die sets that I haven't yet shown you.

This cute stamp set is called Big Hugs and has a very cute focal image with the hugging hamsters.  I coloured the image with my Chameleon pens and die cut it.

I die cut a heart heart die to create an aperture into my card base and backed it with paper then stuck on my image.  From the same die set I used both parts of the other heart die and stuck a sentiment on one and then die cut XOXO in the other.

As ever, you can get 10% off anything in the Time for Tea Store using my code T4TSHABNEEZ10.

See you again on Friday!

Products Used:

Time for Tea Designs Big Hugs Stamps & Die Set
Time for Tea Designs Small Heart XOXO Die Set
Time for Tea Designs Dotty Hearts Cover Plate Die
Time for Tea Designs Rainbow Brights Essentials Paper Pad
Chameleon Pens
Everything else from my stash