Friday, 29 May 2020

Big Celebrations - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

It's been a lovely week full of sunshine and I managed to plant my border up and the little one has sown some coriander seeds so we'll see how that goes.

The Daring Cardmakers theme is Big Celebrations today.  Whilst it may not be possible to celebrate with others in person in the current climate you can always send a card to help someone celebrate!  I've recently had a barrage of commissions and this one is a favourite of mine for a 70th birthday.

I used a lot of layers and predominantly an old Hunkydory Collection I had stashed away.  I made it bright and cheerful so it could take pride of place where ever the recipient chose to put it.

I added extra touches such as little Prima paper flowers and gems as they helped with the layering and giving additional texture.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Products Used:
Hunkydory Butterly Collection (it's an old one so I don't know the actual name of it)
Prima flowers
Everything else from my stash

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Panda Love - Time for Tea Designs DT

Happy Wednesday!

The days are all out of sync this week because of the Bank Holiday and Eid.  It was odd celebrating with just the 4 of us but we managed to get in some zoom calls with family.

I've gone with a CAS card today and opted for the Time for Tea Designs Pandamonium Stamp set together with the Dotty Hearts Cover Plate die.  Sometimes you just need something simple to get the message across!

I love the Dotty Heart Cover Die as it gives a beautiful stitched effect that's perfect for any background.

I have coupled the Love sentiment die with stamps from the Say Anything Clear Stamp to create my sentiment.  My panda has been coloured with my Chameleon pens very subtly with the emphasis on the love letter!

See you on Friday!

Products Used:
Time for Tea Designs Dotty Hearts Cover Plate Die
Time for Tea Designs Love Sentiment Die
Time for Tea Designs Say Anything Clear Stamp Set
Chameleon Pens
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 22 May 2020

Birds of a Feather - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

Friday has come around sooooo fast this week and only a couple more days before we celebrate Eid.  It'll be odd not celebrating with the entire family though.  First time for everything I suppose!

The Daring Cardmakers has a bird themed challenge this week and I'm using a new Toucan set I bought recently.

I began by creating the background using my oxide inks through a lovely tropical leaves stencil.   I then stamped, coloured and cut my images out and arranged them on my card together with a die cut frame.

To finish just a couple of leaves and hearts and a little glitter glue.

See you again next week!

Products Used:

Time for Tea Designs Tropic Like It's Hot Stencil
Time for Tea Designs Smile Sentiment & Scalloped Frame Die Set
Dovecraft Glitter Glue

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Sending Crafty Hugs - Time for Tea Designs DT

Happy Wednesday!

We're certainly loving the current heatwave - wonder how long it'll last?  It has been lovely to sit in the garden and get the boys involved with growing some fruit and vegetables as well.

I'm sharing another of the Time for Tea Design New releases today, the Crafty Cats clear stamp set.  This set is definitely perfect for all of us crafty folk!

The set contains a number of cats and lots of craft supplies to accessorize your cats with!  The coordinating die set enables you to cut out the paw of the cat so she can hold something in it - in my case a pencil!

I used my Chameleon pens to colour in the images and I think the cat looks rather cute with the stripes don't you?

See you again on Friday!

Products Used:

Everything else from my stash

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Bearing Gifts New Release - Time for Tea Designs DT

Happy Weekend!

How's your weekend going?  I sat in the sunny garden for a while yesterday which was lovely.

Time for Tea Designs has a new release available tomorrow at 3pm on Create & Craft.  There are a number of new products which the rest of the Design Team have been giving sneak peeks of over the week.  My card is highlighting the Bearing Gifts Stamp Set.

It's such a cute stamp set with a number of bears and lots of accessories so I had a lot of fun creating with it.  I used the heart grid stencils with distress oxides to make a background then coloured in the images with my Chameleon Pens and fussy cut them out.

I used the Rainbow Brights paper pad to create the perfect heart frame for my creation!

See you next week,

Products Used:

Time for Tea Designs Bearing Gifts Stamp Set
Time for Tea Designs Rainbow Brights Paper Pad
Time for Tea Designs Hello Rectangle Nesting Die Set
Time for Tea Design Heart Grid Stencil
Time for Tea Designs Blender Brush
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Chameleon Pens

Friday, 15 May 2020

Keep It In The Family - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

I miss my family - a lot.  A hundred miles never seemed far but it feels like it at the moment. 

It's International Family Day and that's the Daring Cardmakers theme for their challenge to celebrate our families near or far!  With this in mind I actually thought of my Mum when I made this card.  I think of both my parents daily but Mum in particular as we are fasting and I remember how much effort she used to put into making special meals for us when we were young.

I've used the Maggie Holmes 'Heritage' paper pad for my creation in celebration of my Mum.  I've used bright colours and flowers as they are her favourites.

I've matted and layered papers from the pad and fussy cut elements.  The only additions I made are for texture - so a little fabric and pearls finished it off nicely.

Lots more inspiration from the Design Team HERE.

Hope you'll join in and see you again on Sunday for a sneak peek of new releases from Time for Tea Designs.

Have a lovely day,

Products Used:

Everything else from my stash

Friday, 8 May 2020

Inky Backgrounds - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

How are you? Lots of flags and bunting on our street today to commemorate VE Day.   The boys are waiting for the Red Arrows that are due to fly over but unsure if we'll see them.

Rizwana has set her first challenge this week on the Daring Cardmakers and she's asked to see inky backgrounds.  I absolutely loved making the background for my card and am so pleased with the way it turned out as I hadn't used paint this way before.  I'm always so reliant on inks so thought it about time I used the paints I had stuck in a drawer.

I realised I have so few flower stamps (odd I know) so I treated myself to a set on sale which is designed by Tracy Evans for Aall & Create.  In fact, I have been inspired by her many tutorials on You Tube which I have been following.

I used a brayer with the paints to start off with, added distress oxide around the edges and distress ink through a stencil.  I used a plastic tube to make the circles of ink and lots of spatters in white and metallic gold.  I love a bit of glimmer as you know.

I cut the flower out a couple of times and layered it then added a sequin mix to the centre to finish.  I love the sentiment 'Take Each Day One Step At A Time'.  I think it's a really appropriate sentiment in light of our current situation.

Have a lovely long weekend,

Products Used:

Docrafts Artiste Paints 
Craftangles Alphabet Stencil
CrafTangles Sequin Mix
Everything else from my stash