#460 CRAFT challenge – Spring/Easter

Our sponsor for this challenge was Eureka Stamps and I chose to use their “flower border” digi stamp. Head over to the CRAFT challenge to join us this week.

I had a couple of rabbits and the girl stamp in my stash as well as the background. Putting these together made me think of Easter, spring and April showers. I hope you like the combination.


Dream Valley challenge #175 – Spring colours

Our sponsor for this challenge is Paper nest dolls.

I felt that the colours of the papers radiating out from behind the main image were all spring type colours and they made me think of spring.

CRAFT challenge #459 – Animals

Our sponsor for this weeks CRAFT challenge is DRS Designs pop over and join the challenge at the CRAFT challenge. The digi designs I have been using for this challenge are “see you later alligator” and “skippy the penguin”.

For this challenge I chose a text block to be the main focal point of my card as we often don’t use them we just add an appropriate sentiment based on theme.

As well as the DRS designs images I also used a butterfly stamp from the Flutterby collection textured elements. The background stamp was from Hobbycraft and was their “A6 animal print background” and also Ultimate Crafts “Bricks and Paving” stamp set. The sunflower was one I had in my stash and to accompany this I chose an exotic looking stem!

Dream Valley challenge #174 – Vintage

Our latest Dream Valley challenge is Vintage – take a look and join us.

I used stamps from my stash for this challenge, ones that were of vintage cars, maps and tickets. I also chose to make a male card as these are often harder to do and I think we shy away from them a little. I know I certainly make more female cards than I do male.

I cut an elegantly shaped square card blank and used some distress inks and stamps to make a background to stick the stamped images on top of. The main images I also stamped, inked, distressed and shaped and layered these up.

#457 CRAFT challenge – Sketch

Head over to CRAFT challenge to join the latest challenge using the Sketch that Jo has created for this challenge. The sponsor this week is Digital Papercraft.

For this challenge I cut a card blank 5.5″ x 7″ and inked around the edges with tattered rose distress ink. To add depth I also used the same colour ink through one of the John Next Door stencils Quatro Flourishes. I used my chameleon pens to colour the main image and then inked and stenciled around the edges of this again with the tattered rose distress ink. I mounted this onto a grey mat. Found a sentiment I was happy with and stamped that in stone grey stayz on ink and inked with the same distress ink. To fit the brief I also needed a strip towards the bottom of the main image and some focal detail to the top right of the card. I raided my stash to find come co-ordinating papers and used the grey from the mat to create a strip and found some buttons which fitted the colour theme to finish off.

I’m really pleased with the end result. I hope you like it.

Gorjuss 18th

This is a card for a girl at work who is turning 18 this month. I’m hoping she likes it!

I chose a Gorjuss girl with her handbag as the recipient of this card always dresses well and likes her handbags and it’s an appropriate image for someone coming if age.

I used a side stepped card in kraft card for this project and inked the background, the stamped images, the die cuts and coloured the image with the same inks. I used a Dovecraft stamp for the happy birthday. A combination of Kaisercraft “perfume” and Tim Holtz stamps for the background. Then Papermania stamps and dies for the 18TH.