Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Anything Goes Challenge #76 - Sketch

The nights are drawing in and the weather is cold and miserable so what a good excuse to craft! Over at Anything Goes we have a new challenge, just follow the sketch - easy peasy. The design team have come up with some beautiful designs - as usual, do pop over and take a look.

My DT card is a commissioned birthday card for a little girl whose favourite colour is pink.

This is another 8 x 8 card, I must admit that it is one of my favourite sizes to work with. I inked up a paper doilly with DI  worn lipstick and topped this with a die cut using pink pearl card which was run through with a Happy Birthday embossing folder.
The image is a Penny Black stamp that I have had in my stash for a long time, sadly unused, why? because I had forgotten I had it! How many of us do that? Who hasn't bought duplicates too? Anyway when I came across it it was just right for this little girl. It was coloured with promarkers and die cut with labels 23.
The little birdie sentiment was die cut using Fancy Tags 2 and the other sentiment was cut freehand. The butterflies were made with the spellbinders dies Les Papillions . Some lace and pink pearls were added to finish.
I am entering this into the following challenges: Bingo - Emboss, Pink, Flowers  Babies and/or children  Break out your punches or dies Always Anything goes Birthday card for a girl Always Anything Goes

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Anything Goes Challenge #75 - Early Christmas

Oh my goodness, where does the time go, September already, the days are flying past. We also have a new challenge over at Anything Goes which is Early Christmas, although its not that far away now and  I think we are all turning our attention to all those Christmas cards we need to make so here's a reason to make a start. Do pop over and have a look at the lovely creations my fellow teamies have made.

Here is my contribution an 8 x 8 card using IndigoBlu and Creative Expressions stamps, available from the Craft Den

The background is coloured with DI aged mahogany and the new mowed lawm. When I was applying the inks I really liked the "blotchy" effect - you know that point when you have laid down the colour just before you start to blend, so left it at that stage. Using the aged mahogany I stamped the IndigoBlu 'Frosted Baubles' corner stamp in the top left corner and with a bit of manoeuvering used just the swirl and the snowflakes part of the stamp to stamp the other 3 corners.

The sentiment stamp is another from IndigoBlu  which was stamped with flitterglu and then gilded with Morris Dancer flakes, this was die cut with grand labels eleven, coloured in the die with mowed lawn and then matted onto maroon cardstock.

As it's Christmas, Poinsettias are apt as a floral embellishment and also fitted into the colour scheme lol! These stamps are from CE's Holly plate and were coloured with mowed lawn and aged mahogany with black seed beads glued in the centres. I cut down between some of the petals so they could be curled.

All the materials used here can be ordered on line from the lovely Lynn at the Craft Den.

I am entering this card into the folowing challenges: Stamped Flowers Traditional Colours Anything Goes Anything Floral Flowers Anything Goes Always Anything Goes Tic-Tac-Toe 3 in a row: Ribbon, 3D, Flowers Distressed