Saturday, 17 June 2017

CCT Theme Challenge


Hello! It's a theme challenge this time at Christmas Card Throwdown and we are looking for:

 
 I have made a folded circle card for my DT effort, with a combo of Marianne Design paper and the Nutcracker guy from SU's Sparkly Seasons. There are some amazing creations from the rest of the DT to inspire you! I hope you'll join us! April x

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Spring Awakening




Hello! While I was blog hopping around I came across a tag challenge that I fancied having a go at.

 
 The theme of the challenge over at Just Tag It is 'Przebudzenie wiosny' which means Spring awakening. I created some pieces of card spattered with water and various Distress Inks. The background was also stamped using SU's Timeless Textures and embossed with a very pretty pale pink embossing powder - Donna Salzar's Mix'd Media Inx embossing powder in Chiffon. There was also a lot of liberal spraying of Hero Arts Metallic Shimmer in Gold. Details were added in copper ink with my fountain pen. I have a super cute mint green Kaweco Sport fountain pen and I got some copper ink as a way of encouraging myself to write my Christmas cards last year!
 
I'm also going to send my tag to Di and Parsnip at Pixie's Snippets Playground because I think this might actually be my first 'distressed' style creation after the trauma of the gold embossing paste on the carpet slipper debacle...
 
Happy crafting! April x
 
 
 

Saturday, 3 June 2017

CCT Stash Challenge




Hello! We have a challenge to use up your stash at Christmas Card Throwdown this week!

 
 
You don't need to use all three! I have gone for sequins and gems combined with a Memory Box die and a colour scheme of Bermuda Bay and Soft Sky.
 
We look forward to seeing your blingy Christmas cards! April x

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