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Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Tis the season......6

 For today I have put together a Christmas card with a snowman.  I just love this cute little guy.

I used 300gsm linen card.

MFT dienamics die for the aperture

Paper from paper pad - Chalkboard

sentiment composed in word and printed

snowman stamp and die I am unsure of their origin 

Copics to colour him 

Double sided foam tape between front panel and card base

And Voila here he is.



This has been entered into 

Classic Design 8 ag 31/08

Christmas Craft Creations patterned paper 12/08

My time to craft holiday 40 winter holiday 24/08

Christmas kickstart 65 never in a nativity31/08

12 months of Christmas 91 ag's 31/08

Perfectly CAS 28 Festive 14/09










Sunday, 7 August 2022

Just a simple one .......8

 Today I ordered some hammered card and the about an hour later I remembered I had a cupboard housing different types of textured card. I found leather, hammered, silk weave and bark textured card. Still one can never have enough card eh!!!!

I used bark as the base and for the bouquet on top using the leather look. I water coloured the flowers and leaves. I can't remember where the flower wrap is from. The flowers are Gummiapan. The bow I made using bakers twine
The sentiment is one of my used stamps and is unbranded.








Thank you for taking the time to come on over and take a peek at my blog
This has been entered into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create Aug 2022

 I have recently joined as DT over on 613 Avenue Create.  There a few ladies I have worked with before when running my own challenge blogs and it is lovely to be working alongside them again.

For this month our sponsor is 


and what beautiful images and papers she has created.  

I have used a beautiful fairy perched on a flower.  I used the already coloured image (My colouring these days are not up my standard like it was in the old days and am quite disappointed with myself) 

Anyhow I wanted to merge her with a background of beautiful blue flowers by PNG Wing and that is exactly what I did.  The sentiment was composed on my laptop and placed next to the images.  I had printed the image twice so I could punch out the butterflies and to also create the trailing dots.  

For this method I place double sided tape on the back of the card and run a die which has dots in the design - I used Sizzix snow die which came in a set with reindeer - cannot remember the actual name sorry.  I then painfully and patiently removed the already sticky dots with the sticky backing with a pokey tool and placed onto the card - doesn't always work first time but perseverance is the key word!!!!

We have 

Guest Designers this month 

Vannessa Danka. 

and 

Why not head on over and share some love.  


Go on over to 613 Avenue Create, join in with the fun challenge and give all the designers some love on their blogs.  They work tirelessly producing beautiful creations each month.  By the way we all become inspired by all - it works both ways.

Hugz Elaine x

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Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge 21

 Hi all hope everyone is well

Have some good news.  I am now designing for

How fabulous is that. I am looking forward to getting to know and work alongside some fabulously talented ladies.  This is a bi- monthly challenge blog - two teams, Team Darlene and Team Diane.  I am on Team Diane.  

The theme this month for Team Diane is as always Anything Goes Christmas  using this mood board. Such beautiful colours
                                       
 

For my first addition to the DT inspiration I have made this JOY card.

I cut three frames interlocking with each other.  I then used pale blue backing paper with stars behind the apertures (I have not used paper for years and have a stash of it... somewhere!!!!) Once dried I placed the frames back into the negative space,  i used Alexandra Renkes letter dies.  Just simply cut the letters twice and adhered them together.  I placed the front panel onto the card base using double sided foam tape. 

Here is the result.


Why not head on over to our new challenge have some fun - I am sure we never have too many Christmas cards.  We would love to see your creations.  Remember we all inspire each other and that is the fun in creating.

Thank you for visiting my page and you are welcome anytime... love to have visitors.

Hope to see you in this months challenge 

Hugz Elaine x

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Monday, 1 August 2022

AAA Birthday Challenge #40 Anything Goes Birthday 10

 Hello everyone

I am so blessed to be a new DT member of  AAA Birthday cards challenge blog and with such talented ladies to be working alongside. 

Our Guest Designer for this month is Nance and what a stunning project - thank you Nance for joining us this month. Why not hop on over and see for yourselves 

It is that time of the month for a brand new challenge over at.......


Yes anything Birthday goes therefore I am sure this theme is well loved by all. I know I do!!!!
For my make for this month I thought I would attempt to make a male-ish type of card.

I do not have any stamps for the sky or waves. mental note to find some. So I tore some card and used distress oxide ink, Speckle egg and denim Adirondack ink to try give a little depth to 'so called' clouds and waves. Notice I said try lol. I am not that great at trying to scenes but will keep trying lol - I need to!!!!!

Now a while back I bought a large box of dies from eBay - lucky me someone was giving up craft.  The problem is they were not in their packages so I cannot identify their origin. If anyone recognizes them please leave a comment. would help me out so much.

I don't know the origin of the frames they could be by Gina Marie designs but am unsure.  I am also unsure of the sailboat and dolphins dies though thinking about it they maybe Charlie and Paulchen
 
The bird stamp is by Inkylicious




Now it is your turn to come on over to take in and enjoy the fabulous makes by my fellow DT's,  They are stunning each and everyone of them.  Also not forgetting our GUEST Designer for this month, Nance. Come on over and join in the fun.  It will be great to see all the beautiful makes to gain inspiration.
Thank you for dropping by 

Elaine x

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Saturday, 16 July 2022

Seagulls having fun......3

 Today a seaside scene. I used a

wave stamp (unknown origin) over the lighthouse diecut (Gummiapan) and then on the base front card. I placed yellow card behind the lighthouse for the windows
The tiny seagulls and shell are also from Gummiapan
The large seagull is from a set by Charlie and Paulchen
Matted using navy card.

Friday, 8 July 2022

Beauty is the dragonfly.... 1

 Today I delved into my joblot of dies I bought from ebay, I just love diving it grabbing one blindly and just go with it (no I have not gone threw them at all with much restraint, I love surprises!!!)Anyway it was the dragonfly's turn to be worked with - I love him.

Cream Linen card base and front panel
Square patterned die -one patterned and smaller plain one on the inside to make a frame - again do not know where it came from except from my hoard of stash obviously without packaging
Cut him out of the front panel and adhered some leftover alcohol vellum I made a while back. There wasn't much left so after cutting him out I threw the tiniest bit of scrap in the bin.
I cut him out twice - once to adhere to the background filling in the space from whence he came.
The second I stuck just the body to the bottom for his 3d wings.
Once I had finished with the body just plain card I felt there was something missing, So off I went scrabbling though the bin for a sliver of the background and yes I found the tiniest piece going lol. I cut just his body and stuck it onto his plain old body lol
The sentiment is an unknown stamp (well to me anyhow as always)

Thank you for visiting me






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Thursday, 7 July 2022

Happy Birthday Happy Birthday ........1

 Hi again all you lovely crafters.  Good to see you again, hypothetically that is lol.

Today I have put together another Birthday card just for no reason except for pleasure and to add to the loads of cards I give to Charity.

 The list of supplies I used are here

White linen card

flowers Gummiapan - Swedish company - just love their dies.  I used water colour pens for the colours.

The hearts are by Impression Obsession. 

Pearl from stash - the over brimming stash just like most crafter's you know the one where you can't even remember having something and then order it again lol.

The bouquet wrap I cannot remember where it came from (yes I lose packets prob ended up in a bin

So here it is


                                    Thank you for dropping by for a peek

This has been entered into the following challenges

Allsorts anything goes Flora/fauna 10/07

Happy Little Stampers July watercolour challenge - 01/08 

The flower challenge CAS Flowers - 01/08 HONOURABLE MENTION

TTCRD July 5th 21/07




Monday, 4 July 2022

Where in the world are you? 2

 I saw a challenge over at AAA Birthday cards and the theme is Where in the world are you? Well I sat here so long wondering what on earth I was going to do.  My style mainly is CAS and had no ideas at all lol

After a couple of hours it came to me CAS, Birthday and the hint to where I live!!!! Out came my book of 1st class stamps lol.

I embossed the MFT peek a boo frame stuck the stamp in the middle. How easy was that and can't understand why that idea took so long to emerge lol.  I had some small envelope dies so cut them and layered them up for dimension,

The important stamp is by Dylusions and the small happy birthday I cannot remember the origin.

I used red card behind the front panel and the adhered it to the card base using double sided foam tape





Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  

This has been entered into the following challenges

Creative Fingers 234 anything goes 08/07

Arty Divas anything goes june 21 25/07

Krafty Chicks 618 anything goes 10/07

A Perfect time to craft 7 anything goes 01/08 

TTCRD June 21st anything goes 06/07

AAA Birthday 39  where in the world  01/08

Pearly Sparkles 75  CAS 02/08 TOP Three

Creative Crafting Uncles 30 CAS 10/07







Flutterby Birthday Wishes

                                                          Hello all

I have just signed up to be a DT for the following challenge blogs as follows:

Merry Little Christmas challenge blog - Anything Christmas goes

Mix it up challenge blog  - Always anything goes with an optional twist of technique

Love to Craft challenge blog - Always anything goes

Love to Scrap - Always anything Goes

The challenges run for 6 weeks, starting on the first of the month running until the 15th in the following month.

Thank you to Leslie for taking me on

This card I have put together Love to Scrap

I have used cream linen card with a neutral color linen card

I die cut the heart placed in the center.

The flower die I believe is Alexander Renke.  I cut it twice, one in cream and the other in the neutral color.  I then paper pieced it together. I also used a couple of other flower dies for behind the main diecut,

 I used my small butterfly punch three times from Vaesson Creativ again in the neutral card.  The tiny dots I made using double sided tape on the back of card and run one of my dies which would produce waste when used normally. Very carefully and so patiently lifted them out and placed them on the bottom butterfly.  

The sentiment was composed on my computer and printed.  I took a photo of the card and used the app paint to pick the color font I wanted so it matched the card 




Thank you for popping onto my blog to take a peek of what I have been up to.
Why not head on over to Love to Craft and of course any of the others I have listed above.  We would love to see your beautiful creations which I am sure we will all gain inspiration and above all have FUN

This has been entered into the following challenges


Creative Fingers 234 Anything goes 13/08

Sparkles Forum 153 Things with wings 15/07










Sparkly Flutterbys 1

                                           Hello all

I have just signed up to be a DT for the following challenge blogs as follows:

Merry Little Christmas challenge blog - Anything Christmas goes

Mix it up challenge blog  - Always anything goes with an optional twist of technique

Love to Craft challenge blog - Always anything goes

Love to Scrap - Always anything Goes

The challenges run for 6 weeks, starting on the first of the month running until the 15th in the following month.

Thank you to Leslie for taking me on

I have made this card for Love to Craft (July) 69 Anything Goes

I used Sentimentally Yours background paper I received with a magazine.  I don't usually use patterned paper and tend to make my own backgrounds using oxide ink, alcohol ink, shaving foam technique etc etc

purple card for the matting 

Butterfly die unsure of origin (again from my joblot of dies from ebay)

small butterfly punch for the tiny one in right hand corner

To add a little interest I laboriously stuck teeny tiny rhinestones on and trailing from the butterflies.  My eyes just cannot take it anymore lol.It is a shame it they are difficult to see in the picture

I mounted the front to card base using double sided foam tape




Thank you for popping on over to my blog and why not join us over at Love to Craft and have some fun at the same time
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Sunday, 3 July 2022

Beeeee Happy....1

                                                 Hello all

I have just signed up to be a DT for the following challenge blogs as follows:

Merry Little Christmas challenge blog - Anything Christmas goes

Mix it up challenge blog  - Always anything goes with an optional twist of technique

Love to Craft challenge blog - Always anything goes

Love to Scrap - Always anything Goes

The challenges run for 6 weeks, starting on the first of the month running until the 15th in the following month.

Thank you to Leslie for taking me on

This card was made for Mix it Up challenge of Anything goes with optional twist of CAS


I made this for either a wedding/engagement - something different

The camera roll die I have no idea of its origin.  A while back I bought a huge joblot of dies from ebay, obviously not in original packs therefore no idea - sorry.

I layered it up twice and reinserted the cut outs after stamping with my gorgeous little bee stamp bought from Gummiapan (a Swedish company).  I trailed the little black dots into the middle insert creating a heart.  The dots are made by using black card die cut using a die which has lots of dots which would be waste.  I adhered double sided tape on the back and die cut the front.  This gives you self adhesive dots that are extremely fiddly to get out and use - much perseverance and patience is a must lol

This was then matted onto black card and the front adhered to card base using double sided foam tape

The stamped sentiment is by I think by Dylusions





Thank you for taking the time to drop by to take a peek.  Please head on over to MIx it up challenge play along and most of all have fun.  

This has been entered into the following challenges

Pearly Sparkles Challenge CAS 01/08

Perfectly CAS 28 0ne quarter 13/08 

Creative Fingers 234 Anything goes 13/08 WINNER

TTCRD Anything goes June - 08/07

613 Avenue Create July anything goes option Black and white 02/08 TOP ROCKER




All about NOEL. 7

 Hello all

I have just signed up to be a DT for the following challenge blogs as follows:

Merry Little Christmas challenge blog - Anything Christmas goes

Mix it up challenge blog  - Always anything goes with an optional twist of technique

Love to Craft challenge blog - Always anything goes

Love to Scrap - Always anything Goes

The challenges run for 6 weeks, starting on the first of the month running until the 15th in the following month.

Thank you to Leslie for taking me on

This card is for Merry Little Christmas Challenge July - Anything goes Christmas

I used the Noel die by Creative Expressions

I cut it using white and silver card for the word and matting. 

I think the Trailing Ivy die is also by Creations Expressions (threw the packaging away like I have most of my craft items) has also been cut from the silver card






Thank you for taking the time to take a peek at my blog pop on over to Merry Little Christmas challenge for this month. Have fun and play along we look forward to seeing you there

This has been entered into the following challenges

HLS July christmas in July CAS with optional gold 01/08

HLS July Christmas anything christmas 01/08 

Peace on Earth 19 Christmas  19/07 TOP THREE

TTCRD anything goes June21st 07/07

Taylor made cards 4U - Holidays in July 04/08

The Holly and the ivy anything Christmas 119 28/07

Paper Dragonfly Creative challenges no7 Christmas in July  29/07

12 months of Christmas 90 01/08




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