Thursday, 24 October 2013

Less is More - Trees

Less is More has my favourite ever theme this week - Trees - but life has got in the way of me making a card and this one is just scraping in at the last minute.  The stamp is made by Inkylicious; I have had problems with their stamps in the past but they persuaded me to give them another try at Ally Pally and replaced a stamp that had deteriorated.  The stamp has a choice of the couple I have used or a child on a swing which can hang from the branches.   Background uses Autumn/Halloween shades of Pan Pastels on a linen cardstock, I do like they way they highlight the texture.  The card is made from the same cardstock and I've used Pinflair glue to add the image with some dimension.  Oh, the sentiment is by Technique Tuesday.  Sorry for the poor photo, it was take it after dark or not at all now the nights are drawing in!

I'm also entering my card for:
Simon Says - Halloween/Halloween colours
Pan Pastel UK - autumn colours
Caboodle Doodles - Halloween colours
Lady Anne's - autumn

Thursday, 17 October 2013

The C*****mas Word...

Yes, it is getting to be time to start on those Christmas cards - unless you are one of the smug people who has already made them!  This lovely image is from the Joanna Sheen Hollypond Hill Christmas CD.  I've matted and layered a few times, added some paper that came free with a magazine, some punch cut snowflakes and a big bow.

My card is for the following challenges:
Simon Says - Christmas
Craftroom Challenge - our feathered friends
Deep Ocean - Christmas is round the corner

Monday, 14 October 2013

Things with Wings - Ooh La La Challenge #141

Good Morning and welcome to a new Ooh La La Challenge.  This week our theme is Things With Wings and I suspect many of the DT will have picked images from the lush new Shawn Jenkins Collection CD, which has so many stunning images with butterflies on.  I've used a pyramage design called  Tulip, the DP also comes from the CD.  I've cut a strip from it and reversed the chevrons, what do you think?  There is also a punched border, a mini pyramage, some metal butterfly charms and a butterfly sentiment - quite a theme going on here - which also fits CD Sunday's Butterfly Challenge.

I'm also entering the following challenges:
 Totally Gorjuss - wings and things
Card Crafters Circle - use three embellishments
Divas by Design - three or more layers

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Clean & Simple Christmas

 This week's Less Is More Challenge is to make a White on White Christmas card.  I chose to make even the sentiment white, so I used my Silhouette to cut out the Noel.  It is mounted with Pinflair glue on  Swiss Dot embossed background, the whole card is made from pearlescent white card.  A punched snowflake rests on the O and I resisted the temptation to add more!

I then used the negative to make another c&s card, but chose this time to add colour, this is simply glued onto red card with some gem stars added.  If I'd stuck it down dimensionally it could also have been WoW, but I like this version too.

I'm also entering my card for:
Keep it Simple - all is white
Crimbo Crackers - embossing
Simon Says - going dotty
Divas by Design - CAS

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Going Dotty

You may need your sunglasses to look at this one lol!  It's from the new Ooh La La release of artwork by Shaun Jenkins and it is a perfect fit for Simon Says Challenge this week - Going Dotty.  Dotty DP is also from the CD, I've added a few random extra butterflies, all with Stickles added to give them a bit of bling.  Some ribbon and lacy ribbon, with the corners of the DP punched out with a MS punch.  The image is raised up with Pinflair glue.  Hope my card has brightened your day :).

I'm also entering my card for:
Try it out Tuesday - going dotty
Crafting Cafe - anything goes
Fab'n'Funky - ribbon