Thursday, 18 May 2017

This fortnight's challenge at AYLI is Skin or Fur colour combo and why?


This fortnights challenge at As You Like It Challenge
is hosted by the lovely 
Lynne



The sponsor of this challenge is



This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Skin/fur Colour combo (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Its become a regular thing to show you some photos from my garden so this week I have a few more...

This stunning moth was drying its wings on sunday morning


I even managed to pick up the bean cane and turn it gently so I could show the side view
I dont like moths at night when they flap in your face but I could not help to admire how beautiful this one was... 


My alliums that I bought and planted last year are so close to bursting open now a
little rain should do the trick 





So onto my card and the challenge at AYLI
Skin/fur Colour combo?

I don't tend to lean toward making a huge amount of cards with people stamped images but sometimes there is a need for them and on this occasion I needed an 18th Card for a good friends daughter

I always go for pale skin tones I find them the easiest to create so they are my favourites
I work with Spectrum Noir Pens for the skin so I have used:

TN1, FS2, FS4, FS8, CR4 and CR7.

I have also paper pieced this image as I really love the effect this brings and Yes I even Paper pieced the shoes! and I realllllly love sewing on cards so I whizzed it through the sewing machine too! and a tip I would suggest is that you keep a needle separate for your crafty sewing because as we all know but tend to forget is that Paper blunts!
rock paper scissors taught us that :)


Here are a few challenges I am playing

Cutie Pie Challenge - #111 Cute + Ribbon and Rubber.


Sweet Stampin - include stamping Shabby Chic

Ooh La La Creations - #228 Beginning with B - Brown

Allsorts - Ring around the roses - A creation with a rose
Now I love flowers as you know and I love the open type of roses like this
so that is the type I have used on my card :)
Its also their Birthday Next week the challenge blog will be 8! WOW!!!!


Happy Crafting hugs me xx


Thursday, 4 May 2017

My Favourite die is....

This fortnights challenge at As You Like It Challenge

 


The sponsor of this challenge is
This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Die (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.


Wow this is a difficult challenge theme but I have to say that my Oliva Alphabet set is my 1st Favourite also this set has been discontinued I am not quite sure why its an AWESOME set..... and the Star is from a New Set Sweet dixie nesting dies and seems to be my 2nd Favourite die at the moment, I have made this card a few times now and this time experimenting with Yellow and turquoise. 



Here are a few challenges I am playing along with:
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Masculine
The Crafty Addicts #36 - Add a Sentiment
Crafty Catz - #369 - Anything Goes + twist: use 5 of something - The Name - 5 letters
Cute Card Thursday #476 Anything Goes


Now I thought I would share a couple of photos from me garden too






Happy Crafting hugs me x

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

ABC Christmas challenge Keeping it simple

Good morning everyone!





So onto this Months Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge
and our lovely Host is Me!


yay!

This months challenge runs from Wednesday 3rd May to Tuesday 30th May





The Themes this time are:

J – Jingle bells and K – Keep it simple



The Sponsors are:


Me yay! Samantha and my prize is....


and 


For my card I choose to use the theme Keep it simple



I used 2 stamp sets that were sent to me as a gift
thank you to that person she's a star!



I have stamped the main deer image and heat embossed it

Then I stamped off the edge with the text stamp and then distressed it all
a few water splatters and a little colouring in
some white stitching, 




I would like to join a few challenges with my card:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge The Great Outdoors

Crafting When We Can - Clean & Simple  
 A Gem of a Challenge - Embossing Wet or Dry 
Allsorts - Embossing

Winter Wonderland Add Some Sparkle or Bling - 3 Gems



Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Celebrate

This fortnights challenge at As You Like It Challenge



The sponsor of this challenge is




This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite shape of cardbase (& why).
This can be square but you must say why!
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.


I love 15x15cm Square cards, I love the clear crisp shape and also love that I can matt and layer and love I only have to take off ½ cm off 2 sides and it's exactly the right size for the red layer and then I took off 1cm off 2 sides for the top white layer.

Here are a few challenges I am playing along with:


Ooh La La Creations - #225 Layer It Up!
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Addicted to Stamps and More - #236 Anything Goes
House That Stamps Built - Add a Die Cut
Retarte - #94 Anything Goes

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