Skully lovers and gothic border

Hi there, I wanted to write a blog post to show you some of the latest stamps I was working with from Stamp Addicts. These were featured in their latest tv show on 29th March 2022 on Create and Craft.

This first card is using “gothic border” which I’ve placed back to back as a focal point down the card. It’s stamped with 3 distress oxide inks to give some interest and variation in colour so that it wasn’t so ‘flat’.

Again using the gothic border we have a simply edged card that would work for a wedding or an anniversary. simple but classy.

Another way of using the border allows you to create a square and looks like it could be corners rather than a border.

Moving on to the Skully lovers I’ve also used the gothic border in the background building up a stamped backdrop with distress oxide inks. I’ve then fussy cut the skulls and flowers as the facial image and raised and shaped this on silicone glue.

And on the inner panel I’ve stamped the border randomly to coordinate.

The image below is a little more dark and looks like it’s got a lace touch to the edges by using the top of the gothic border.

Last but not least, a card using the skully lovers coloured with pencils, mounted onto a black and white rose background put though a heart embossing folder and tinted with red ink.

Let me know what you think and hopefully this has given you some inspiration.

Debbie

Stamp Addicts DT

Shoes….

Hi everyone. I’m a little late with this post, but better late than never!

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #630 is All Dressed Up. The theme this week is “Female”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

For this one coloured the image with pencils, and cut the image out to layer onto a background. I inked the background and layered this under a die cut in black. I think it’s quite striking, but allows the topper to still stand out.

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

  • Digital image M printed onto super smooth card
  • Backing paper from my stash inked with distress oxide inks
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Distress oxide inks
  • Metal die
  • Black card
  • Card base – 300gsm

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

Debbie x

Pigs might fly

Hi there everyone. Are things harder when than they were pre Covid? Part of me thinks that I’m certainly picking up more ailments that are taking longer to get over? That’s just my observation today!

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #628 is Dr Digi House of Stamps. The theme this week is “Not a card”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

Not a card kept me thinking for a while on this one. When we choose our images we sometimes have something in mind and other times we don’t. Sometimes we change what we decided upon, or we can’t think of what to do, or we simply forget!

For this one I had the image coloured, but was then ill with a sickness bug for about 4/5 days before the challenge was due. The night it was due I got the inspiration and it just came together. Ideally I could have done more, and I will one day, but right now I’m at least happy that I’ve completed the project!

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

  • Digital image from Dr Digi’s House of Stamps printed onto super smooth card
  • Backing paper from my stash created with distress resist spray and distress oxides
  • Colouring pencils
  • HB pencil
  • Paper stump (for blending)
  • Lace
  • High tack glue
  • Picture frame with mount

I printed the digital image onto some super smooth card and coloured the image. The image was coloured firstly with a HB pencil which I blended out. When you do this try and think about where the light is and where something is on top of something else that would also cast a shadow. On top of the pencil I started overlaying the lightest of the pinks, again thinking about the light source. On top of this I added the darker pink and then faded it out with the lighter pink. It’s all about building up the colour, so layer it up (I did this a little more to get the tones).

To finish off I also grabbed a background out of my stash, which I’d made in the past, and along with some lace this gave me a sky and clouds.

I actually love what I’ve made and can’t wait until I get a bit of time to go back in and add to it at some point. Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Debbie x

Christmas

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #627 is The Paper Shelter and the theme is Christmas. 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:

  • Blue 300gsm base card made from an A4 sheet
  • Digital image
  • Stamped and die cut sentiment
  • Backing paper also from TPS
  • Snowflake die cut with pixie powders
  • Sequins
  • High tack glue

I printed the digital images onto some thin card and cut out the topper image. I also had a large doe cut snowflake which toned in with the colour palette so I added this in between the background layer and the topper.

To finish off I also added a few sequins to add some sparkle. It’s a great image and makes stunning quick cards.

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment. X

Seahorse

So now that we’ve been back to work for a couple of weeks it’s like the Christmas break never happened. Do you ever feel like that? 😞

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #624 is Trimgym, who is the coordinator for our CRAFT challenge group and the theme is Anything Goes (ATG). 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:

  • Cream 6×6” scallop edged 300gsm base card
  • Digital image
  • Chameleon pens (BV2, GR1, BL4, VO2)
  • Bead curtain cling rubber stamp from Stamp Addicts by JudiKins USA
  • Happy birthday you old bird stamp from Stamp Addicts
  • Distress Oxide “Stormy Sky”

For this card I stamped the bead curtain onto a spare piece of card to create a topper which I’ve also edged with the ink to give more of a focus to that panel.

Onto another piece of card I printed the digital image of the seahorse, fussy cut it and coloured it with the listed Chameleon pens. I wanted subtle colours and I think that these work well.

To finish off I also added the sentiment “Happy Birthday”, but this was taken from a stamp that actually has a second line which I’ve masked so that this didn’t get inked just leaving the section I wanted to use.

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment. X

Christmas the last stretch!

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #622 is Colour of Love and the theme is Christmas. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

The image has been coloured with Chameleon pens. With the tree I wanted some variation in colour so I’ve added glitter to every other layer. In each of the 2 corners I added a snowflake corner stamp and some word stamps to help frame the image. Then I inked with the Iced Spruce and stamped with the snowflake stamp on the base card.

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

  • White 5.5×6.5” 300gsm base card
  • Digital image
  • “Iced Spruce” distress oxide ink
  • Chameleon pens (NU2, NU00, GR1, NU3, PK3, BR1, BG3, WG3, NG4, BG4, BL3)
  • Nuvo Glitter drops (Silver Moondust, Spring Frost)
  • Silver Star Gelly Roll pen
  • Crafty Roo snowflake corner stamp and word stamps
  • Stamp Addicts snowflake stamp

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment. X

CRAFT challenge – #615

The sponsor for this challenge is Sweet n Sassy and the theme is Christmas – non traditional colours. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

The cute little mouse snuggled up into the hat was coloured with Chameleon pens and then given a bit of glitz and glam by adding glimmer powder. I cut the image out on my scan n cut and then worked on the background. I took my card blank and stamped in a versamark clear and added pink embossing powder. I then added some more glimmer dust into the winter themed background border stamp.

As always it’s lovely to see that you’ve stopped by to leave a comment. Thank you.

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 21st September 2021

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

I created my card using the following:

Ike’s Art heart postbox digital image

A4 pink and white polka dot 300gsm card

Chameleon pens (RD4, NU1, PK3, PK2, PK4, VO2, PL5, RD2)

Distress oxide inks – Victorian Velvet and Picked Raspberry

Studio light ticket stamp and die set

Tattered lace starburst ovals

Leaf die

Fuchsia pink paper

Sparkly cream 240gsm card from pink frog

Gems

Paper trimmer

Anita tacky glue

The image I chose to use was this lovely postbox. With the hearts on it, it screamed anniversary to me and love, hence why I coloured it in red and pink Chameleon pens.

I recently picked up the ticket cutting die and decided that I wanted to team these up with the postbox image. I die cut 3 of these, created a background with some Victorian Velvet distress oxide ink then stamped with picked raspberry using some of the stamps from that set and others from another set. I mean it’s great to mix and match your stash isn’t it!

I cut out the starburst ovals but also kept the centre and used a pick up technique, with the distress oxide picked raspberry ink, to colour this mat. Next cutting out a few of the leaves too.

As always it’s lovely to see that you’ve stopped by to leave a comment. Thank you.

CRAFT challenge #605

Welcome to this weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge the sponsor for this challenge is QKR Stampede.

This cute fella has been coloured with pencil crayons and a graphite pencil. I drew a doodle border around him to give some separation from the background stamp. The background stamp was stamped in versafine Clair ink. A couple of words were then highlighted by adding some distress ink onto them in red as well as the stars being coloured yellow. To finish off I mounted this onto black and red, then added it to a base card.

I’m looking forward to seeing your entries, so let’s see what you can do!

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 15th June 2021

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

I made this backing paper using one of the flowers from the Oddball Art whimsical flower collection which has so many flowers in it. When there are large collections it’s sometimes hard to choose, but there are so many ways to use the images. I decided that just replicating and rotating one digital image and using distress inks to make a backing paper would be a different idea and went with that.

I hope to see your creations. Thank you for stopping by!