Friday, 22 June 2018

What A Wonderful World - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

Hasn't the weather been glorious?  Think there's a heatwave forecast for next week as well......summer has finally arrived!

A new challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers has been set by our Kathy and she has chosen the lyrics of 'What A Wonderful World' as it's close to her heart.  You can choose to incorporate all of it or parts of it and of course as it mentioned rainbows I was ecstatic!

I had this idea in my head of using my stitched dies to make a rainbow and I think it works don't you?  Just an addition of some glittery clouds, sun and and gems to finish.  The sentiment is a stamp from an old issue of Quick Cards Made Easy.

So, there you have it.  Lots more inspiration on the Daring Cardmakers Blog HERE and I hope you'll join in as there's so much to choose from in this challenge.

Birthdays parties and a charity drop in are on my agenda this weekend.  Hope you have a good one whatever you get up to!

See you again soon,

Products Used:
Rainbow Wishes stamp from Quick Cards Magazine
MFT Sunny Skies Die
MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Dies
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 15 June 2018

Anything But White - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

Joanne has chosen the challenge this week and it's to use 'anything but white' on your card background.  I didn't have any trouble with this one as I often use different coloured backgrounds for my cards.  Plus you know I love my colours!

As time was short I decided to emboss my background.  It's funny how sometimes you forget to use items or techniques.  I admit to not using an embossing folder for a couple of months at least.

The unicorn stickers were given to me some time ago and had been sitting on my desk waiting to be used so this card was actually based around using the unicorns!

There's some really inspirational cards made by my fellow DT members HERE and I do hope you'll join in with the challenge.

I'm very much looking forward to this weekend as we will be celebrating the festival of Eid that follows the month of fasting.  We get together with family, the children get gifts and we enjoy a meal or two together.

I hope you have a good weekend whatever you do.


Products Used:
Marianne Designs Embossing folder
Unicorn Stickers from G&T
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 8 June 2018

Let's Go Tropical! - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

Not sure about tropical weather today which I could certainly do with as it's Sports Day for the boys today!  As I type I can see the grey clouds but hopefully they will pass...... I do enjoy watching the boys and their friends and cheering them on!

On with the Daring Cardmakers challenge which I set this week and I have requested anything tropical.  I'm talking about bright, bold colours and prints. Tropical, fruit, flowers, birds and animals can all feature.  I think you get my drift!

I've had such a lot of fun with my creation as the theme is one very dear to my heart being one who loves bright and beautiful!  I went all out using monstera leaves that are typically found in the jungle together with some tropical flowers and the Aloha sentiment.  Most of the dies are by Trimcraft.  My favourite has to be the pineapple which I'm sure you 'll agree is the star of the card - a favourite Trimcraft die of mine!

I do hope you'll check out the rest of the inspiration over on the Daring Cardmakers blog HERE and I look forward to seeing your creations!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Products Used:
Trimcraft Aloha, Pineapple, Flowers and Leaf Dies
Spellbinders Leaf Dies
Sizzix Circle Dies
Everything else from my stash

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

CrafTangles May 2018 Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday to you all!

CrafTangles is hosting it's very first blog hop which is open worldwide so if you fancy getting your hands on some of their products then please hop along!

Blog Hop Order:

1. CrafTangles
2. Rahmat
3. Shabneez - you are HERE!
4. Paru
5. Swapna

In order to be eligible for a prize you must visit all the blogs above and leave a comment.  CrafTangles will choose 2 winners who will each get a goody bag!  It is open worldwide.

You have until 3.30pm on 3 June 2018 to enter.  Good luck!

For this blog hop we each chose 3 stamps from the CrafTangles April release.

I've chosen to do one layer cards.  These are the ones I actually do least of as I prefer to have some depth on my cards.  Therefore it was a bit of a personal challenge.

This first card is actually on of my favourites.  I used a simple technique of inking the stamp with different coloured distress inks.  I love the effect it gives and I added a sentiment.

Next up I used the 'Will You Be Mine' stamp set and once I stamped and coloured the image I masked her and added ink through a stencil.

For my final card I used a variety of distress inks through the polka dot stencil and stamped one of the stamps from the Happy Mother's Day stamp set to finish.

So, don't forget to leave a comment and move on to Paru's blog to continue the blog hop.

See you again soon,

Products Used:
Distress Inks
CrafTangles Photopolymer Stamps - Will you be MineCrafTangles Photopolymer Stamps - Floral Circle BackgroundCrafTangles Photopolymer Stamps - Happy Mothers DayCrafTangles 6"x6" Stencil - Polka Dots

Friday, 25 May 2018

Colourful Paper Flowers - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

I thought I'd bring some colour to my blog post today as it's wet and miserable outside.  Dawn has chosen the challenge this week for the Daring Cardmakers.  She'd like to see paper flowers on your projects.  You can see lots more floral inspiration by my fellow team mates HERE.

I used pre die cut flowers that I got in a pack a long time ago with crafting material for the boys.  I picked a colourful array of flowers and assembled them on a background then added a little foliage and gems to embellish.

It just goes to show you don't necessarily need lots on a card and clean and simple can be just as effective, especially if you're pushed for time.

Once again my intention is to take it easy this weekend although I do have a mountain of ironing to get through and other household chores that don't do themselves.  I'm sure some of  you can relate to that!

Enjoy your weekend and see you again soon,

Products Used:
Everything from my stash
Stamp from an edition of Quick Cards Magazine

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Cards for Dad with CrafTangles

Happy Thursday!

A very rainy start to the day but I'm up on the CrafTangles blog HERE with a trio of cards perfect for Dads.  You could use these stamp sets for birthdays or Father's Day which is coming up soon in the UK.

These cards were all created using the Father related stamp sets brought out recently.  For my first card I added a touch of glitter with a little washi tape and alphabet lettering.

I do like the sentiment which has become quite popular over the years.  I used my Zig pens to colour the image, fussy cut it and adhered it to the pretty plaid papers.

For my next card after colouring in the image, I masked it and used my distress oxides to make a background.  I added sentiments and a little paper to set it off.

For my final card I used a stamp set that could actually be used for anyone providing the percentages apply of course!

I liked the quirky dictionary style of the word Dad in this stamp set.  I added stitched banner dies and backed with pretty plaid paper.

I hope to see you again tomorrow, I have a card ready but need to write my blog post!

Products Used:
CrafTangles Happy Father's Day Stamps
CrafTangles Dad You Rock Stamps
CrafTangles Dad My Protector Stamps
CrafTangles Pretty Plaid Paper Pad
Versafine Black Ink Pad
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 18 May 2018

Time to Say Goodbye - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

A little later than usual today as I have been trying to get my photo taken and it just wasn't happening - do you ever suffer with this?  It's either the lighting or the composition or both in my case!

Anyhow, on with the new Challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers which has been set by Svenja.  She has picked 'Time to Say Goodbye'.  This could be a new home, sympathy or retirement card.

I've gone along the sympathy lines but used a thinking of you sentiment.  The sentiment was one I've  had in my stash for a long time.  The papers are from the First Edition Perfect Allusion pad and I've made a gatefold card adding fussy cut flowers from the same paper pad.

Can you believe I have nothing planned for this weekend?  We have begun fasting for the month of Ramadhan so I'm trying to take it a little easier on the weekends.  I'm very much looking forward to it.

I hope you have  a wonderful weekend whatever you do!

Products Used:
Trimcraft First Edition Perfect Allusions Paper Pad
Everything else from my stash