Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Triple Time Stamping at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's my turn to choose the challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz this week and I have chosen theTriple Time stamping technique or Triple Mat technique. There are lots of samples on Pinterest and Splitcoast Stampers if you're unfamiliar with the technique.

I used the SU Traveller set in shades of blue with a central pop of red for the ship. in the past I have popped the layers up on foam pads but I kept this one flat for easier posting.

Make sure you check out the great inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Less is More - Ombre

Yay!! I have a card for Less is More - that's two weeks running!! This week the ladies have asked for Ombre, which is a technique I've not used before.

So I inked a piece of white card with several blue inks, this is the second attempt. On the first I had a go at flicking water on it and dabbing it off with a piece of kitchen towel, but I think I was a bit heavy handed with the flicking as it looked a smudgy mess!. I stamped the flowers from Serene Silhouettes with black archival ink and then added the vertical sentiment.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

We are Three at Cardz 4 Guyz

Hello, it's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and we are celebrating our 3rd birthday! So I decided to make an age appropriate card, although I have no idea who it will go to as I don't have anyone in the family or even friends who have a neatly 3 year old. But it gave me a chance to use up some very old decoupage papers from Papernation.

The word Birthday is a rub on and unfortunately it really shows up in the photo, it really doesn't look as bad as this in real life.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Seeing Stars!

I'm determined this year to enter a few more challenges.When Less is More first started I was a regular there, entering most weeks but just lately it has become very sporadic! So this week I have a card for it -yay! Mind you I made it on Monday and have only just found time to photograph and blog it.

The theme is "Dimennsion". I used embossing paste through a stencil and added a couple of embossed lines top and bottom to edge the panel. Then I added some colour by using a red copic on the stars. With hindsight I think I preferred it all white, but don't think it would have photograhed very well!
I'm also taking this to Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge where the key word is Stencil.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Up, Up and Away at Cardz 4 Guyz!

At Cardz 4 Guyz we are back after all the festivities with a new challenge. Joan has chosen the theme Up.up and away to start us off.

I chose to use these cute kites from Simon Says Stamp.I lengthened one of the tails to join onto the birthday wishes stamp, with hindsight I should have joined them both up! The background is a snippet of card from a play with brushos.The kites and clouds were also snippets of white. So I will be popping over to the Playground with this just to make sure Parsnip doesn't still have a hangover!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year and photos for Miss Di!

 A very Happy New Year to all my blogging and crafty friends, I hope 2017 is a good one for you.

Way back in October/November I promised Miss Di that I would post some of the official wedding photos. It's taken a while as the photographer had problems with Windows 10 and her computer crashed twice while she was trying to process them. By the time I got the DVD I was getting busy in the run up to Christmas, so although I had loaded them onto the laptop and looked at them, that was as far as I had got. Today I finally got round to emailing some to relatives, but at the moment all my emails are stuck in the outbox! Hopefully it's not my laptop but the ether being busy! Anyway I have had a play and put together a small collage as I'm sure you don't want to spend ages ploughing through a lot of photos.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

AUR - Summer or Autumn

Hello all, hope you all had a good festive break and that Santa was good to you!

I'm sneaking in at almost the last minute to the Always Use Rubber challenge, where the team want to see Summer or Autumn. So that means flowers for me, a nice change after all the Christmassy themes.

I lightly sponged the embossed background with blue ink to add a bit of colour to match in with the main image. The paper used was my first try with acrylic paper and watercolouring. It certainly has quite a nice texture but is a bit too creamy in colour for me.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Wednesday, 21 December 2016


A final Christmas card for this year!

I used a sheet of the paper from one of last years SSS kits, along with one of the stickers that was also in the kit. I added a stitched frame and some sequins. The white card was some of my large amount of white snippets so I'm having a quick visit to the Playground, where rumour had it mince pies are being served by Parsnip behind the bike shed (along with other Christmassy refreshments! hic!)

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

CAS Christmas at Cardz 4 Guyz

The last challenge before Christmas at Cardz 4 Guyz is CAS Christmas chosen by Jan. Mine is super simple. I have been loving this stamp set every time I have seen it used in blogland, so succumbed and tracked it down!

It was so easy to make a batch of these simple card, stamped, coloured with Sharpie pens and ahint Of gold WOS on the parcels and some glitter on Santa's hat. Job done!  Dont forget to pop over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT have come up with.


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