Tuesday, 30 August 2016

A Tuesday post from the Purple Princess???? Whatever next!

Morning

Hope you all had a terrific weekend .... we did AND the weather was kind to us ... re-SULT!

And now ... an ATC for your perusal as I managed to squeak in a little crafting yesterday ...




My ATC
And a closer view of the crackle
And a closer view of my shrink plastic image
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of black card
  • Snippet left over from a recent masterboard using acrylic paints/Stampers Anonymous images
  • Shrink plastic on to which I stamped the Stampotique image using Ranger Archival jet black ink and coloured using Sharpie markers before heat shrinking
  • Crackle Accents applied to masterboard panel and set aside to dry
  • Once dry I rubbed Ranger Archival jet black ink in to the cracks and wiped the excess off using a baby wipe - which gave an altogether grungier feel to the otherwise pretty perky masterboard!
  • Having adhered the crackle panel to my black matting layer I doodled a border around the outside using a white gelly roll pen
  • Attached my shrink plastic image using Cosmic Shimmer glue before adding the Fiskars sentiment using Ranger Archival jet black ink


 


I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. That's Crafty - August 19th challenge - GET CRACKING
  2. Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge - challenge No. 224 - SUMMER CAMP - who remembers Wednesday Addams at summer camp dressed like a goth!!!
  3. Crafting from the heart - challenge No. 125 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Welove2create - challenge No. 18 - ANYTHING (Mixed Media) GOES .. paint/stamping/shrink plastic/ crackle glaze/ doodling - reckon that qualifies!

Since it was a Bank Holiday yesterday AND (somewhat uncharacteristically) a nice day, the husband and I decided to go out for a drive in the sunshine and take some air and a little exercise

The River Severn, at Shepperdine
Looking south - you can see both Severn crossings here
the upper one is the original and thus the lower one is the newer Second Severn Crossing
What a beautiful day it was - too nice to stay in
And I woke up this morning to see this ... did it get lost at the balloon fiesta!?!?!


Sunday, 28 August 2016

Lazy Sunday morning and a snippet make

Morning all

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, we've had nothing planned for this weekend .. for a change, it's been lovely!

It's Snippet Sunday today and I've a make to share with you ...

My card
The front and back of my card and the back of the envelope
The inside of my card and the front of the envelope
Materials used:

  • 10cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 9cm square
  • Two snippets of card (left over from yesterday's make) cut ot mat with a 1.6mm border
  • Lavinia image (NBUS) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Sharpie markers used to colour
  • CAS-ual Fridays sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Plaid dimensional gloss to highlight the circles





I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 244 - USE SNIPPETS
  2. Inkspirational challenge - challenge No. 116 - USE PRIMARY COLOURS (black and white also allowed)
  3. DJKardKreations - challenge No. 7 - NBUS (Never Before Used Stash)
  4. Sweet Stampin' - 27th August challenge - NO DESIGNER PAPER
 

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Welcome to Saturday and a challenge post ...

Morning 

I hear the weather is set to change for this Bank Holiday weekend - well, colour me surprised ... NOT!!! We live close to several very congested motorways so we seldom plan to go anywhere this weekend, we're practically gridlocked from mid morning Friday to mid afternoon Monday! More time to craft, if you ask me!

Speaking of which, on to my first make .... it turned out to be almost "CUTE" been a while since I've done cute - thanks to the ladies from LIM, sometimes good to ring the changes!

My card
The front and back of my card and the front of my envelope
The inside of my card and reverse of my envelope
Materials used:
  • 10cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of 200gsm white card cut to 9cm square
  • Two pieces of 200gsm bright blue card, cut to mat with a 1.6mm border
  • Magenta peel off placed and then coloured using peerless water colour paints
  • Hampton Art sentiment stamped using Bahama blue ink
  • JOFY circles stamped using dandelion ink
  • For the envelope and rear of the card I used a Personal Impressions leave stamp as I didn't have that many peel offs 




I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 291 - RECIPE WEEK ... to use a sticker, sticky label or peel off ... oo-er missus! This was nearly VERY tricky as I disposed of all bar one of my peel offs when decorating in 2015!!!!
  2. Inkspirational - challenge No. 116 - PRIMARY COLOURS (with black.white/cream allowable too)
  3. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 20 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES
  4. Moving Along With The Times - challenge No. 27 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE

And now, a bit of fun here .... I just the thought of this grumpy gorilla with a Santa hat! - made for gorilla loving pals in mind


My card
The inside and back of the envelope
The front and back of my card and front of the envelope
Materials used:
  • White A6/A2, 300gsm card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card, cut to 13 x 9½cm
  • Two pieces of red card, cut to mat with a 1.6mm border
  • Snippet of white card on to which I stamped my All Night Media Santa hat using Adirondack watermelon ink
  • Plaid dimensional gloss and glamour dust used to decorate the hat before setting it aside to dry!
  • Dimension's gorilla image stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Background coloured using Pro Markers - blue pearl and pastel blue
  • Paper Artsy splatter image stamped off once before printing using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight the larger "snowflakes!
  • Sentiment printed from computer run through my Xyron sticker maker and then matted

I'll be entering this make for the following challenges:-
  1. CraftyCatz - challenge No. 335 - ANYTHING GOES with the OPTIONAL twist of HATS!
  2. 4CraftyChicks - challenge No. 313 - GO SENTIMENTAL
  3. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 114 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge - challenge No. 296 - USE A SENTIMENT

Have a great weekend everyone


Friday, 26 August 2016

Welcome to the official start of the weekend! ... and the Friday Funny

Morning all,

What a change in the weather? Still hot and sticky but cooler than the day before and MISTY all day, had to turn the lights on around 14:30!!!

I needed to make a gift card holder for some dinner show tickets for a friend celebrating his 60th birthday ...... he has an awesome sense of humour so I was pretty sure I could get away with the cheeky sentiment too!. Not only that but I had recently seen some awesome masterboards on-line and wanted to see if I could combine that, and some new stash .... here's how it evolved

My finished masterboard card

Materials used: for the masterboard
  • White 200gsm A4 card (Rymans)
  • White gesso applied to the card
  • Fresco paints: Banana*, Bora Bora* South Pacific*. Ranger acrylic dabber in pearl, applied with a brayer
  • Tim Holtz woodgrain stencil used with Ranger pearl acrylic and a piece of cut and dry
  • That Special touch squares stencil* brayered with Bora Bora* and both the positive and negative used
  • Stamposaurus stencil (small squares) and South Pacific paint* applied with a piece of cut and dry foam
  • Seth Apter images stamped using Hobbycraft white and Daler Rowney blue acrylic paints before setting aside to fully dry
Materials used: for the card
  • CAS-ual Fridays WTF, ? and sentiment + Happy Little Stampers numbers stamped with Ranger Archival ink
  • I obviously didn't want to reproduce the same image inside the card (as this is where the dinner show tickets will be) or on the envelope so used the Anita's sentiment, stamping it with Ranger Archival jet black ink
New stash marked with * ...... see the materials used laid out below

I'll be entering this for the following challenge:-
  1. Little Red Wagon - challenge No. 356 - BIRTHDAY
  2. Creative Moments - challenge No. 100 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Through The Craft Room Door - August 23rd challenge - ANYTHING GOES

 

Here's how it went from a piece of white A4 card to a masterboard and on to a card

Gesso followed by brayered layers of acrylic paint
Followed by some stencilling with acrylic paint
Shows the white stencilling a little better
And then some stamping with acrylic paint
Looks like I have plenty left for more cards and an ATC ... yep! I was right ......


Not bad, four cards AND an ATC from one piece of A4 masterboard
you would hardly believe how little waste there was either!
One ATC
With one of the smaller pieces left over
A 10cm square card
a 12cm square card
Further materials used:
  • 250gsm card blanks and matching sized envelopes - C6, 10cm square and 12½cm square
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in white, bright blue and navy
  • Inks: Ranger Archival jet black and cobalt blue + Versamark
  • Stamp Cabana cobalt blue embossing powder + heatgun
  • Images by: Imagine That, Stampers Anonymous


 


I'll be entering the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Galz - challenge No. 86 - EMBOSS IT - that'll be my ATC as it was heat embossed
  • Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 292 - ANYTHING GOES - that'll be my THANK YOU card
  • Cards in Envy - August 15th challenge - HIP TO BE SQUARE - that'll be my SQUARE THANK YOU CARD
  1. Simon Says Stamp - August 24th challenge - HIP TO BE SQUARE - that'll be my SQUARE BIRTHDAY card
  2. Craft Your Passion - challenge No. 326 ANYTHING GOES - that'll be my SQUARE BIRTHDAY CARD
  • Stampin' Royalty - challenge No. 343 - BIRTHDAYS - that'll be my RECTANGULAR BIRTHDAY card
  • Crafting from the heart - challenge No. 124 - ANYTHING GOES - that'll be my RECTANGULAR BIRTHDAY CARD
  • The Crazy challenge - challenge No. 229 - BIRTHDAY CARD - that'll be my RECTANGULAR BIRTHDAY CARD

And now for this week's Friday Funny ... I get to thank facebook for this one too .... ENJOY



Have a great weekend

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Welcome to Rudolph Day

Morning peeps.

I know I don't normally post on a Thursday but I DO like to participate in Rudolph Day and this month that's on a Thursday ... this was a really quick card to make but there was drying time involved with both the paint and the stickles - nice for a change though, AND it's another Christmas card towards my 2016 quota - YAY!

My card
And a closer view of the sparkle
The front and back of my card and reverse of my envelope
The inside of my card and front of my envelope
Materials used:
  • 10cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 8½ cm square
  • Two pieces of black card cut to 9.1cm square
  • I brayered Luna lights and Ranger dabber in pearl over one panel of white card and allowed it to dry
  • Once dry Chocolate Baroque snowflake and My Favourite Things sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Stardust stickles to highlight, including tracing the sentiment to really twinklify it!

 


I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Scraps of Life - August Rudolph Day challenge - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
  2. Craft Your Passion - challenge No. 326 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting by Design - August 24th challenge - GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS
  4. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 208 - HOLIDAYS
  5. Creative Inspirations - challenge No. 256 - CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST