Saturday, 20 May 2017

CCT May Colour Challenge

 
 
Hello! It's a colour challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown and it's an unusual one...
 
 
 
 

I made my card using SU's Pretty Pines Thinlits. There is actually gold card behind one of the pine cones but the photo hasn't picked it up. The washi tape is gold too. Lots of fun to make and interesting to use these dies with colours of cardstock that you wouldn't usually think to use! We are looking forward to seeing your interpretations of this colour combo. April x

Friday, 19 May 2017

Ahoy There!

 
 
A nautical card from me today! Inking up bits of cardstock to resemble pieces of wood has been my obsession of the week. I used a Gina K tutorial that you can find here.
 
The sailor guy here came free with a magazine. It's really bugging me that as I type this I realise I haven't coloured in his chest. If I was a perfectionist I would have to re-do this photo. Sadly I am not, so you will have to imagine it's cold on deck and he is wearing his thermal vest...or it's so cold he is gradually turning into a block of ice!
 
 My card was inspired by a few wonderful challenges. The sketch is from Sunday Stamps
 
 
 
 
The colour scheme is for the Favourite Colour Combo challenge at Cards in Envy. I have chosen turquoise, red and shades of brown.
 
 Last but not least, my card is quite snippety, so it is sailing through the gates at Pixie's Snippets Playground!
 
Here are my other 'woodgrain' cards of the week!
 
 




They are lots of fun to make as they involve nothing more technical than a scoreboard and swiping an ink pad around. Sadly I was too over-enthusiastic with the 'swiping' and have temporarily broken my Sahara Sand inkpad! :-)

Happy crafting! April x

Saturday, 6 May 2017

CCT May Sketch Challenge


Hello! We have a sketch challenge for you at Christmas Card Throwdown brought to you by our lovely hostess, Lucinda -

 
 The perfect excuse (if you need one) for really going to town with all those festive layers! I've used lots of bits of leftover dsp combined with some punched holly leaves, ribbon and sequins. Lots of fun to make! I do hope that you will join us there, April x

Friday, 5 May 2017

In the Meadow

 
 Hello! Here is a card made with the lovely In the Meadow stamp set. I did some masking with a Post-it note and a bit of brayering. The colours are Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate and Early Expresso, with some gold sequins and washi tape thrown in too! There was also some additional stamping on the background using Timeless Textures.
 
I was inspired to make this card by the theme over at The Male Room which is 'Many Legs', so I thought I would enter these eight legs! Happy Friday! April x

Saturday, 22 April 2017

CCT Technique Challenge Reminder


I couldn't resist making another shaker card for our technique challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown. The DT cards and cards already entered are so inspirational - I hope you will join us there! April x

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Unicorns


Hello! I hope you had a lovely Easter. Here is a card I made for my friend's daughter. It was her sixth birthday! I came across these cute unicorns here made by a German demonstrator called Dani. They are made from a combination of pieces punched with the Owl Builder (very sadly retiring) and the Fox Builder punches. Super-cute I think! Here is a little herd of them galloping across the grass:

 
 
We had some very nice weather just before Easter. Here is a photo from a lovely walk around the marine lake at West Kirby.
 
 

 
 
We also did some pottery painting. Here is my finished pineapple!
 
 
 
The unicorns are very snippet-friendly of course, so they are off to visit Di and Parsnip over at Pixie's Snippets Playground. I think Parsnip should be able to catch the pink unicorn for a quick trot around!!
 
Happy crafting! April x

Saturday, 15 April 2017

CCT Technique Challenge


Hello! We have a technique challenge for you at Christmas Card Throwdown -

 
 
It's time to dig out those sequins and sparkles and if you're anything like me, stand there puzzling for a while about just which bit gets stuck where! They do look impressive when they are completed though and I am sure we will see some amazing examples of this (fiddly) technique :-)
 
I have used SU's Santa's Sleigh for the reindeer and the tree background. All kinds of sequins and glittery bits were also dredged up from the corners of the craft heap! Lots of fun to make (and shake!)
 
Have a lovely Easter! April x