Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Wednesday Words

I'm playing along with Let's Get Sketchy today. As well as a sketch there's also a mood board to help inspire.

Here's my page:

I've use colours from the mood board and added a strip of flowery paper and rotated the sketch as my photo was portrait. I'm also thinking the gruffalo costume links quite well with the hair and expression of the top pic in the mood board.

I've added a couple of embellishment stacks and love adding all these little word labels - a bit of a current trend for me.

I'm also really pleased with how all the pinks inspired by the mood board work so well with this boy page because of the colours of the cushions and throw on the sofa.

Papers: Simple Stories, Sunshine & Happiness; Echo Park, Celebrate Easter
Alphas: AC thickers, Memo
Dies: Scut spiro circle
Punch: Woodware, circle
Embellishments: Simple Stories brad and stickers; Sparklets enamel dots

Huge thanks for dropping by my blog today, your visit has made my heart happy.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Tuesday Talk

Today I'm playing along with Time Out who are celebrating their fourth birthday. Huge congratulations to Sandie and her team for achieving this milestone. So much work goes on behind the scenes to produce a challenge blog and I want them to know that I appreciate their hard work and fabulous themes.

So for my birthday card I wanted to embrace the sunshine, love and laughter from the quote and picked out some sunny yellows as my starting point.

And I couldn't resist the fun expressions on the faces of the sun and elephant - brought a smile to my face anyway! I paper pieced the elephant and coloured in the face of the sun to just add a bit more definition.

I added a straightforward Happy Birthday to finish off - love the font and it seemed to match the simplicity of my card perfectly.

Stamps: HLS, Mix Mash, Whimsical Friends 
Ink: Mememnto, tuxedo black
Die: MFT Die-namics, doubled stitched rectangles
Colour: Prismacolor, yellow 

Thanks so much for spending time looking at my blog today, I always enjoy your company.

And keep crafting! 

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Monday, 19 March 2018

Monday Moment

Hello everyone. I'm here today to share a card I made using the colours from Just Us Girls and the word prompt from Inkspirational.

Here's my card:

I started by stamping the three colour splashes and then created the sentiment quote on my computer. I printed the quote and then used re-positional glue to stick the card over the paper, lining up the words with the paint strips. The whole lot then went through the printer again and it worked - there have been times when I've completely jammed the printer doing this, but luck was on my side today!

Stamps: Precious Remembrance Shop, New Day
Inks: SU, chocolate chip, sahara sand, tempting turquoise
Embellishments: enamel dots

So pleased to have had your company today, thanks so much for visiting my blog.

And keep crafting! 

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Sunday, 18 March 2018

AAA Cards Game #111 - Use Only One Third

Hi and welcome to my b;log.  Today I'm sharing my DT card for the new AAA Cards Challenge that starts today where we want you to only use one third of your CAS card.

I plumped for using the top horizontal third for my card, but of course it could be any third, horizontal, vertical or diagonal.

And as Winnie & Walter are sponsoring this challenge I mainly used their products.  I die cut the happy several times for dimension and placed it near the top before stamping the hat and CHRISTMAS.

I'm loving how there's a trick of the eye that makes the happy look as if it's been cut out of the white card base rather than out of the teal card and added on top.

Stamps: Winnie & Walter, Seasons Tweetings; Uniko, Festive Sentiments
Ink: SU, dapper denim
Die: Winnie & Walter, In a Word Happy Cutaway
Embellishments: Stickles, crystal

There are examples of just about every other way of using one third that comes to mind on the AAA Cards blog - HERE. So much inspired creativity from the DT!

Thanks so much for spending some time looking at my blog today, it's been fabulous having your company.

And keep crafting!

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Saturday Spot

Another share of scrapbook pages today. The final ones from the fourth lesson of Shimelle's Clear the Desk class. I can't rate this class highly enough, it's not only got me using up paper by the bucket loads but also revved up my love of scrapbooking all over again and given me the kick up the backside I needed. Amazing value for money - only £10.00

Clear the Desk online scrapbooking class

Here they are then - and there is a lot of them - starting with the fourth collection of papers chosen from my stash using Shimelle's guidelines:

So what are holidays all about - well food is top of my husband's list!

And sand is quite near the top of mine, although watching my grandchildren's faces is easily the best bit for me.

Digging from a sandcastle right down to the sea seems to be a bit of a family tradition.

As does burying one member of the family in sand!

It's that cute adorable little face again.

And equally adorable but in a more grown up kind of way. Check out those huge banana splits!

Fun in the pool and playing nicely - well probably trying to dunk each other!

Sand angel and just chilling in the late afternoon sun. And don't I wish this scene was the type that happened most - don't be silly Jane this was a one off break from the constant energy and non-stop movement!

A couple of Project Life style pocket pages for all those got to be included snaps.

The sea and the waves and the danger and the kids having fun while the adults stood watchfully and wondering if they's have to dive in and do a Bay Watch impression.

A captured precious moment that happens quite often but rarely when you've got a camera in your hand to preserve it.

And finally after all that sunshine a Christmas page to complete the class.

Huge thanks if you've made it to the end of this page and I hope you've enjoyed looking. It's been so fun sharing what I love and I really appreciate you taking the time to look.

I'll be back in the morning with a card and a new challenge at AAA Cards, but until then keep crafting!

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Friday, 16 March 2018

Friday Focus

So Spring is supposed to be here? Well I'm not feeling it yet, so I've decided the best way to experience it at the moment is by creating a card. And as STAMPlorations want Spring themed cards for their March challenge that's just what I've done!

Here's my card:

I stamped and heat embossed the daffodils and the SIMPLY and then sponged distress oxide ink over in two colours. The gorgeous was die cut several times for dimension in the same colour card stock as the base card.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Spring Daffodils; STAMPlorations, Bold Sentiments Gorgeous
Inks: Versamark + Ranger superfine black embossing powder, Ranger distress oxide, spiced marmaladfe, wild honey
Die: CUTplorations, Gorgeous

Thanks a ton for visiting my blog today, I really appreciate it.

And keep crafting! 

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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Thursday Thoughts

I've made a very bright and cheery card to enter into the Winnie & Walter March Color Combo Challenge. Here's the inspiration pic:

And here's my card:

I stamped and heat embossed the circles background stamp. And I think I just about managed to get all the colours onto it using my copic pens.

I added the large happy cutaway, also from Winnie & Walter and a stamped birthday from a retired Uniko set.

Stamps: Winnie & Walter, Mini Scenery: Round & Round; Uniko, birthday (retired)
Die: Winnie & Walter , In a Word, Happy Cutaway
Pens: Copic, R29, YR16, Y18, YG13, B24, BV17, V17

Thanks for your time today, it's been a pleasure to have you visit my blog.

And keep crafting!

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