Sunday 20 September 2015

One Stitch At A Time # 246 Anything Goes .... With Leaves

Hello to all my friends and fellow bloggers and if anybody has landed here by chance I hope you like what you see and will coma come back again. (Oops! slip of the finger.  I certainly don't want to send you into a coma!!!!)

Another challenge for OSAAT  and this time we would like you to use leaves on your creation. The image I have used is Parrot from Barbara Jenson and you can find it  here. 

** Please scroll down to the previous post for my 
Christmas Card Club entry.**

My Card

5" x 7" kraft base card - Papermania
kraft card for matting - Papermania
Embossed paper - from Stash
Leaf die - Spellbinders Foliage
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Promarkers to colour

The backing paper is a lovely leaf embossed paper which has been in my stash for years so I'm glad to have been able to put it to good use at last. He looks a rather grumpy parrot to me - maybe he had a long night! I have to say I've had a few of those myself  lately and the night certainly is long when you are lying awake.

We do hope you decide to join us this time.  Here is the prize you could win - five digi images and a paper pack.  Certainly worth the try!

Well that's it from me so take care!

Saturday 19 September 2015

Christmas Card Club # 19 - Embossing

Good morning.   Two Christmas cards in a row, but is time for another card for the Christmas Card Club.  It is due tomorrow but I have another card to post then. This time our hostess is GranMargaret and she asked us to use embossing on our cards.  She left it to us whether we used "dry or wet embossing."  I was greedy and did both. Most of the components for my card came from what was in a magazine I bought.  I don't like saying "freebies" because at the price of magazines they are not exactly free!  Although to be fair this was a great gift because it included two embossing folders, three stamps and backing papers too.

My Card

6" card base- The Range cardstock
Red cardstock - Rymans
Backing paper - from magazine
Embossing folder - magazine
Sentiment stamp - magazine
Dies - Spellbinders Circles and Lacy Circles
Ribbon and pearl - from stash.

The embossing folder is rectangular but I made it square as suggested in the magazine.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink and heat embossed with iridescent embossing powder.  It doesn't show at all in the picture but when the light catches it it looks lovely.

Hope this finds you well.  We had a glorious summer day yesterday!  I'll never understand our British weather so it's best not to try!

Take care.

Thursday 17 September 2015

Moving Along With The Times .... Use Both Hat And Scarf

Good morning. I am very excited today because this is my first day on the DT for Moving Along With The Times.   Today's challenge was set by Janice and she asked us to include both a hat and a scarf..  The only images I could find with both of these were Christmas images so I was forced to make a Christmas card ... lol!  I just love making Christmas cards so I was in my element.

My Card

Red card stock - Christmas Red from Lime Tree Crafts
Backing Papers - "Woodland Wishes"  Lili Of The Valley
Image - Christmas Art Pads "Tis The Season" LOTV
Poinsettia - Brittania Dies 
Corner Accent - Spellbinders Parisian Accents
Lace, Ribbon, Pearls - from stash

I made a 6 inch square card base from the Lime Tree card and I also used the same card to mat the image and green paper and die cut the corner accent. In the photograph it looks more pillar box red when in fact it is darker and richer. I cut the sentiment from a scrap of paper in my bit box because the colours matched everything so well. After adding the lace, ribbon and pearls all I needed to do was add some glitter to her outfit and job done!

Please pop over to MAWTT  and check out what the rest of the DT have come up with.

Take care.

Sunday 13 September 2015

Cream Shadow Box

Good morning to you all.  Hope everybody is feeling well getting plenty of crafting in.  Unfortunately Mr Mojo is still playing away from home and I am struggling to make cards.  Instead I decided to go with this little shadow box.  I'm never quite sure what to call them; I used to call them box cards  but I decided maybe shadow box is better.

My Project

Cream card stock - Jelly Bean Crafts
Pink card stock - Pennies Worth
Sentiment - Quietfire Designs
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaves - Britannia Wreath Strip
Die Cuts - Spellbinders Label 1 and Decorative Labels 1
Pearls from Stash

I originally made  a shadow box at a Make and Take by Oyster Stamps at the NEC about three years ago.  When I got home I wrote down the instructions while they were still fresh in my mind and since then I have made lots. I made a double A frame and glued it to the back of the box so that it could be free standing. On occasions I have actually attached them to a card base but I must admit that I prefer it like this.

Well that's it from me. Take care.

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Courage In The Cairngorms

Good morning to all my friends, fellow bloggers and anybody who landed here accidentally.  Well after a couple of beautiful days when I thought summer was returning it is again cold and dull.

My Card

5" x 7" card - made from Kraft card
Green pearlescent card  - from stash
Candi - Craftwork Cards
Embossing Folder - Tartan Trellis Sue Wilson
Sentiment - Computer generated

I initially tried this card using a white base card and it was really not nice!  I realised this before the glue dried on the embossed card so I was able to peel it off and attach it to the Kraft card instead. Weirdly it left a red stain all over the white card which obviously was one of the dyes that made up the dark green.  I embossed the green card with Tartan Trellis embossing folder which was quite a good choice for my Scottish picture - but it was totally random and I didn't actually choose it for that purpose.  I matted the image on more Kraft card and once I had computer generated the quote I also matted that with Kraft card.  I usually keep male cards fairly straight forward without too many embellishments and I think the candi works just fine.

Had a fabulous girlie evening last night.  I went to a fashion show in Stratford upon Avon with a few other girls from our WI.  It was organised by the Stratford WI to raise funds for the NHS Trust Foundation building a cancer unit and eye unit, so a wonderful cause.  It was four local fashion retailers in Stratford and the "models" were all WI members, or friends and family.  They were fabulous! We had great seats very close to the stage and catwalk so had a good view of everything. It seems so long since I had a night out and it was great.

Hope this finds you all keeping well and getting lots of crafting done.

Take care. 

Sunday 6 September 2015

OSAAT Challenge # 245 Anything goes .... With Gratitude

Good afternoon dear friends.  It's time for another challenge at One Stitch At A Time.  I am using My Best Friend from the designer Alipeeps Art  and you can find it here.

My Card

White card stock - The Range
Backing papers - First Edition "Love Letters"
Sentiment - JustRite Stamps Grand Sentiments
Flowers - Prima (ancient stash)
Pearls - from stash
Promarkers to colour.

6" x 6" base card made from The Range card stock. Otherwise I think it speaks for itself.  The Prima flowers are actually a deeper green than the photo show.

We would love you to join us for our challenge and this is what you could win, so don't hang around.

Hope you are all well.  Take care.

Entered into:

Saturday 5 September 2015

Christmas Card Club # 18 - Christmas Carols

Good morning.  I hope you are all well.  It's been pretty cold here and I must confess that we have lit the woodburner a couple of evenings!!  I don't like being cold!  Here I am with my card for the Christmas Card Club - a day early again because I will be posting again tomorrow.  Rita is our hostess this time and she has specified Christmas Carols.

My Card

Cardstock - The Range
Midnight Clear stamp - JustRite Stamps
Poinsettia - Marianne dies
Frosty Border - Memory Box
Leaf sprigs - Spellbinders Foliage
A2 Curved Borders One - Spellbinders 

I used white card stock from The Range and formed a 7" x 5" card base and I die cut the bottom of both front and back edges with SB Curved Borders One.  Whilst still in the die I inked across the bottom with Brilliance Pearlescent Ice Blue ink pad.  I used the same ink pad to stamp the beautiful image.  I really love this stamp and it barely needs anything adding to it to make a lovely card, so it makes for nice fairly quick and easy cards.   In order to have the same blue throughout I also inked up some white card before die cutting the foliage sprigs.  I then added Twinklets Diamond Dust to the Poinsettia and Crystal Glamour Dust to the snowflake border to give the feeling of iciness .

If you would like to see what other members of the CCC have made then if you pop back tomorrow you will find their details on my sidebar. My Christmas cards are mounting up but I really need to get a move on because I do send lots and lots of cards!  I keep saying I will cut back but never do.

Well I will leave you now.   Take care.

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Crafty Time Challenge .... Anything But A Card

Good morning to all my fiends, fellow bloggers and anybody who has just dropped in.  Sorry I have been missing all week.  I have tried to drop in and do some commenting but I've not had time for blogging or crafting.

Well the usual Bank Holiday Weekend again!  Although I must say that here in Oxfordshire on Saturday it was a beautiful summer day but unfortunately it didn't carry over to the Sunday.  The nights are also drawing in!!

Anyway, today it is time for another challenge at  Crafty Time.  Our sponsor  once again is Sherrie Baldy and this time we would like you to show us anything but a card.  Now that gives you a lot of scope and we are really looking forward to seeing all your creations.

My Project

Winner will receive three images from Sherrie Baldy

Pink polka dot/gingham cardstock - Crafters Companion
Image - Dee Dee Dimples by Sherrie Baldy
Pink card for matting - "Love Letters" First Edition
Bag die - Docrafts
Flowers and pearls - from stash
Promarkers to colour

A nice easy project today - which is lucky because Mr Mojo seems to have taken a holiday and I'm struggling to get back into the swing.

Hope this finds you all well.  Take care.