Monday, 18 November 2019

Mid Month Inspiration - November 19

Hello there,

I'm here today to provide you with some mid-month inspiration for our latest challenge over at Stamping Sensation.  Our theme is 'Traditional Christmas Colours' and I've opted to use green on my card.  It's a simple card this time as I've made quite a few of these this year and we all know just how time consuming making Christmas cards can be.  Here it is:


The trees and sentiment are by Inkylicious and the deer are by Crafty Individuals.  I've stamped the trees using VersaFine Clair (Shady Lane.)  

Don't forget that we are very generously sponsored this month by Lesley and David from
'Chocolate Baroque'
The prize are these two fabulous Christmas themed stamp sheets 
    

We'd love you to join us this month and to be inspired by our 'Traditional Christmas Colours ' theme but please remember that Stamping Sensations is a 'STAMPING' challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.

All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x

I'd like to add this card to the:

Monday, 11 November 2019

White On White

Hello there,

I hope that you're all keeping well and happy.

I've had a busy morning, catching up with some housework and I've made two Christmas cakes which are just starting to smell amazing.  It's made me think that I really need to start getting organised for Christmas as today is the first time this year that I've given it a thought and it will be here before I know it!

I'm here today to share a card that I've made for this week's challenge over at Allsorts, their theme is 'White on White.'  Now is not very often that I make a card without using inks, so this one is quite different from my usual style and I hope that you like it.

I went to the Stamperama show at Harrogate on Saturday.  It was a fabulous show with lots of stalls and a great atmosphere.  I was quite relieved really after the last show at Doncaster had been so much quieter than it usually is.  I had a lovely catch up with Jean and Malcolm from Crafty Individuals and also with the Inkylicious crew.  I also met and had a chat with the lovely Judith Smith who's the head of Chocolate Baroque's Design Team.  There were lots of fabulous demos going on and I really enjoyed watching John Lockwood using the new stamps by Two Jays which he'd demoed on Hochanda last week.  It's the first time I've met him and he's such a lovely chap. The samples on his stall were beautiful and I was tempted into buying the Cut and Emboss Snowflake border that I've used on today's card.  There were some beautiful samples made with it and I just couldn't resist.  Here's my card:


Some of you may have noticed that I also used this folder on yesterday's Remembrance card too.  I've just a put it on a white 6 x 6 card and used a snowflake die which I think is by Memory Box, but don't quote me on that.  I've used Ranger Liquid Pearls on each of the border's snowflakes.  It's a very simple card to make and you could easily make large batches of this in a very short time, which is exactly what we all need in the run up to Christmas.  I may be temped to add a gem to the center but I've left it off for now to fit in with the them of the challenge.

I think that's all for today.  It's been lovely to have a little more time to chat as I seem to always be in a rush these days.

Take care and I wish you lots of happy crafting x

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Traditional Christmas Colours

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge over at Stamping Sensations and our theme this time is 'Traditional Christmas Colours.'  The colours are Red, Gold and Green and you can use any or all of them.  Here's the card that I've made:


The image that I've used is by Crafty Individuals and I've heat embossed it in gold before using various inks to water colours it with.  I've also added a couple of little red gems in the center of each flower.  I've used distress ink with a little glycerine in the background.  I find that this gives a nice, smooth finish and you don't need to use as much ink.

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x