Love is in the air

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #652 is All Dressed Up (ADU). The theme this week is “Anniversary/Wedding”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I created a background on the base card just using gesso and on top of this added a backing paper which was again blue, but not what you would imagine of a sky. Under the hot air balloon I added some silver thread as well as every cloud has a silver lining.

The hot air balloon was coloured with pencils, but in vibrant colours, and I fussy cut it out so that it was floating in the sky.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image from ADU
  • Pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Gesso
  • Silver thread
  • Blue patterned background paper

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

With sympathy

Hello and welcome to my little part of blogland! Whatever life throws at us we know (sadly) that we will always need sympathy cards. That’s just life! So this challenge I thought I would make a sympathy card for my box.

The sponsor for this challenge is KLM. Each week we invite you to join us at the Through the craft room door blog, the theme is always anything goes!

For this card I chose to use an image and a sentiment from KLM. The floral element I chose to use twice and rotated it to be a top and bottom element to edge my sentiment. I did all of this within Inkscape before printing the image in black and white.

For my sympathy card I didn’t want something bold either, I just wanted something quite subtle. To achieve the subtle effect I coloured with muted colours and kept things simple.

To tie in the colour I chose a background sheet that had similar colours in it but TL only showing a small amount of the backing sheet meant that even though it’s a busy background it’s not overpowering.

Here is a summary of the materials:

  • 300gsm card base
  • Images from KLM (flower spray and sentiment)
  • Pencil crayons
  • Floral backing paper

As always, I hope that you like the card. It’s lovely to see that you’ve stopped by to leave a comment. Thank you.

Debbie

Anything goes (and we all need Christmas cards!)

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #648 is Jan’s Digital Images. The theme this week is “Anything goes”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Pencil crayons
  • High tack glue
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Backing paper
  • Does

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Back to school

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #648 is Oddball Art Co. The theme this week is “Back to school/Anything goes”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I die cut the note paper, added the image onto this. Then tore a strip of the print paper to the edge of the image and overlaid some gold star washi tape. All of this was edged with the gold paste. I also got out the sewing machine and ran around the edge of this topper I had built.

I created a background with distress ink and a stamp and cut this to add onto the base card. I ripped the print paper and went around the background print with some gold and stuck a square of this onto the background. On top of this I stuck 3 sides of the notepaper topper to make a pocket for the topper tag. Onto the topper tag I added a good luck die cut.

The paper clip I cut out of white card 4 times. Layered the 4 die cuts up to make it more sturdy and covered it with the gold elsewhere on the card.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image from Oddball Art Co
  • Chameleon pens
  • High tack glue
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Distress oxide inks
  • Edged tag die
  • Gold metallic paste
  • Die cut paper clip
  • Die cut note paper
  • Gold star washi tape
  • Black and white print paper
  • Circle dots stamp (indigo blu)

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Crazy friends

The sponsor for this challenge is Dr Digi. Each week we invite you to join us at the Through the craft room door blog, the theme is always anything goes!

The background paper is a background I made with brusho (terracotta and gamboge) that I had in my stash. I chose to print onto this background and colour the image with watercolour pencils.

I cut the background to fit a 5×7” card and inked around the edge with Festive Berries Distress Oxide. The sentiment is one I picked up recently and absolutely love. So I stamped this is black pigment ink and heat embossed this with clear powder. I then mounted the topper image I had created onto a rose gold metallic mat. I also had some metallic bits on my desk which just filled the space nicely to complete the card.

Here is a summary of the materials:

  • 300gsm card base
  • Image “Quackers” from Dr Digi
  • Brusho (terracotta and Gamboge)
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Metallic card and dots
  • Distress oxide ink (festive berries)

As always, I hope that you like the card. It’s lovely to see that you’ve stopped by to leave a comment. Thank you.

Debbie

Gift set

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. This is a little gift set I made for a friend’s birthday as I know she appreciates the work that goes into them.

I made the box and a band to hold everything together. The box was decorated with a Tim Holtz stencil. Just building up the layers and colours. So inside this box are the 6 cards/notelets below which I’ve showcased some JMC stamps.

Alongside these cards I didn’t want to leave the envelopes blank so I also decorated those as well!

The recipient was thrilled with her gift so it made the work worthwhile.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • JMC stamps
  • Chameleon stamps
  • High tack glue
  • Card bases – 300gsm
  • Distress oxide inks
  • Stencils

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments. Tell me how you would feel if you received this as a gift.

Debbie x

Shaped card

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #646 is ADU. The theme this week is “Shaped Card”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

The shape of my card on the surface appears to be a square, but it’s not just a square it’s an easel card.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Pencil crayons
  • High tack glue
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Distress oxide ink
  • Cloud stencil

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Graduation

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #644 is QKR Stampede. The theme this week is “Grafuation”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Chameleon pens
  • High tack glue
  • Gold star washi tape
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Distress oxide ink

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Music time

The sponsor for this challenge is Twinkle Lane. Each week we invite you to join us at the Through the craft room door blog, the theme is always anything goes!

girl standing in front of a wall

I printed this image twice so great I could choose a couple of the elements to decoupage to give a bit of depth.

The background paper is some rice paper with some black soot distress oxide in the area under the image so that the image stands out from the background. I also added a strip of washi tape which is gold and tones in with the image.

The image has been coloured with distress oxide inks and some metallic pigment inks.

Here is a summary of the materials:

  • Kraft 300gsm card base
  • Image and sentiment from Twinkle Lane
  • Sheet music rice paper
  • Ink pads as pictured above
  • Musical gold washi tape

As always, I hope that you like the card. It’s lovely to see that you’ve stopped by to leave a comment. Thank you.

Debbie

Wearing Spring Easel Card

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #643 is The Paper Shelter (TPS). The theme this week is “easel card”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I absolutely love this digital image and I’ve requested it a few times but until now have not been lucky enough to have it chosen for the DT image to use!

I also chose to learn how to make a new type of easel card that I have never made before. This one like other easels folds flat, but the stopper is a 3D bar which you can see here:

I layered up some of the image and also used some of the 2nd image I printed to add extra elements to the bar and inside.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Black doodle pen
  • High tack glue
  • Ruler
  • Score board
  • Guillotine
  • Card base – 300gsm

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x