Monday, 14 May 2018

Getting Krafty

I have been itching to use these lovely Elizabeth Craft Dies since I bought them last January!  I knew I wanted to do something simple and thought I'd try kraft on white.

The Current Timeout Challenge gave me the perfect opportunity with their current "Inspired By Words Challenge"

I'm getting ready for an artisan market I help organise with various artisans from different fields all local to Luxembourg.  I haven't had a lot of time with Simon's recuperation from surgery so I'm having to work late into the night making enough cards to sell.  I liked the simplicity of this design so much I decided to make up a batch of others with various sentiments.  

Supplies : Elizabeth Craft Designs Pair Of Leaves; Crea-Nest-Lies 44 and 52; WOW! Vanilla White Embossing Powder; XCut Herringbone Embossing Folder; Sentiments from WMS Teeny Trees, WMS Big Day Today, WPLUS9 Funky Flowers

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Saturday, 12 May 2018

Ship in Port

I have a fundraiser market coming up shortly and I've been busily trying to stock up on cards to sell.

My first port of call when I'm in need of inspiration is usually the Viva la Verve Sketch monthly sketch and as usual Julie Tilman did not disappoint.

Viva la Verve May 2018 Sketch

That banner got me thinking nautical!  Initially I was going to to make a masculine (probably Father's Day card), but ended up with this encouragement card instead which I thought would be perfect for a young person (male or female) about to fly the coop!

Stamps and Dies : Verve Strong Anchor and Matching die set; Verve Stitched Pennants (some creative die cutting to make it this long); WMS Safe Harbour Sentiments

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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Push Biking up Daisies

Last week summer finally seemed within our grasp and it was easy to imagine sunny blue skies and fields full of daisies - this week it's a little more difficult.  

The fluffy white clouds were made using a die cut WPlus9 cloud border and Salty Ocean DI.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Other Supplies
Dies : Marianne D. Vintage Bicycle; MFT Rolling Hills and Fence; Frantic Stamper Village Sky;
Stamps : WMS Old Country Roses (Sentiment); Jaine Drake (Sarah Hurley Special Editions) On Your Bike (Envelope and Inside)
Inks : Charcoal Colour Box Fluid Chalk (sentiment); Smoke Blue Versacolor (Envelope and Inside)

Friday, 27 April 2018

Putting my spin on it

A quick post to show you this card I created last week.  It was for 10 year old basketball fan.  I downloaded an image of a basketball court and a basketball inserted them into a word document, resized them and printed them on white cardstock.  I die cut the basketball with a Spellbinders Circle die, coated it with glossy accents and sprinkled ultrafine glitter while it was still set.  I attached a brad to another circle and attached this circle to the back of the basketball - giving me a basketball brad!

I attached the basketball brad to the centre of the court, added a 1 cut Sizzix Serif Number 1 and added the court to the card blank with dimensional to give the brad freedom to move.

Pretty simple card really. Here's a basic video of the card in action!

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Monday, 16 April 2018

A Shiny Red Apple for the Teacher

Pretty soon it will be time to thank all those wonderful people who put so much energy and time into educating our children - I will be relying on this Verve Teachers Count Stamp set quite a bit in the next few weeks.

The Glossy Apple from 3 thicknesses of white cardstock using a Sizzix Original Die.  I coloured it with various alcohol markers and applied several coats of UTEE to make it nice and shiny.

Here's the sketch I used for some much needed inspiration to jumpstart my flagging mojo!

Viva la Verve April 2018 Sketch

I think bringing the teacher an apple is an excellent tradition that should be brought back in!

Less is More Challenge #369 Bring Something Back

The SSS Wednesday Challenge wants us to add some Texture

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add some Texture

Other Challenges

PINspirational 6th Anniversary Anything Goes Challenge 

Happy Little Stampers April Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

Verve Teachers Count Stamp Set;
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Numbers & Letters;
Sizzix Originals Small Apple;
Crea-Nest-Lies XXL #21 Stitched Circles
QuickCutz Nesting Squares #2

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Amazing Bee

I've had most of the elements for this card lying in a box ready to be assembled for ages while I waited for some inspiration.  In the end I decided on this sentiment from Verve's Beautiful Things set.  After all a bee hive is a pretty amazing structure and a bumblebee's flight is supposed to defy the laws of physics isn't it!!!

There were a couple of challenges that caught my eye this week and for which this card may qualify

Make My Monday Challenge #68  - Things with Wings

Time Out Challenge #107 Spring (no optional twist here I'm afraid)

Casology Week 295 Believ

The Male Room Challenge 83 - Symmetry 

PINspirational 6th Anniversary Anything Goes Challenge

SSS Wednesday Challenge - Add Some Texture

Verve April Diva Yellow

Supplies :
Verve What's the Buzz Stamp set and matching dies; 

Verve Beautiful Things Stamp set; 
Spellbinders Labels 4 and 14, 
Craft Emotions Honeycomb Background Die;
Glossy Accents and Rayher Ultra Fine Glitter on the Wings

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