Lego men

My nephew is turning 10 years old at the beginning of May and is very into his lego. I wanted to send him a lego inspired card, so this one is on it’s way to Canada 🇨🇦.

Alongside the lego men image I stamped the happy birthday greeting. I then inked the base card and the edges on the image topper. The inks were from the Tim Holtz distress inks collection. I chose to stamp around the base card to edge it with the triangular border stamp you can see. I added some personalisation by cutting out the name and age for my nephew and sticking these onto the card.

I’m entering this into the Stick It Down Card Sketch challenge for April.

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#507 CRAFT challenge – Add a charm

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I chose to colour Eve for this challenge, I think she’s a wannabe rock star! She is coloured with my Chameleon pens on this occasion. I die cut the image to make it into a topper and put some distress inks around the edge of it. A rock star always has a bit of bling so I drew around the edge of the topper with a nuvo glue pen and rubbed some gold and silver leaf onto the edge. I cut a slightly bigger oval mat from a coordinating card stock.

The sentiment was stamped onto the topper. I then adhered the topper to the mat and attached the charm with a brad through the two layers.

On the card based I used a gold ink pad through a music stencil and then overlaid some distress inks to create a coordinated background and then laid 3 ribbons on top of each other to bring the colours together.

The topper was then added on some silicone glue to raise it slightly.

#504 CRAFT challenge – Sketch

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For this challenge I chose the poppy design and my colour scheme of reds.

I coloured the poppy with Chameleon pens (which I love) and felt the red needed to go onto a black and white background. I found the backing paper which had both of these colours on it and instantly knew that was the one. Then I went through my stash of off cuts to find other papers that would tone in with the scheme. Putting it all together I felt that the background needed to have a black boarder mat so make it stand out a little. I felt the poppy lent itself to the ‘thinking of you’ sentiment. The card base was a white 7″x7″ card blank which I’ve stamped with a circle/target stamp in the ‘fired brick’ distress ink.

#501 CRAFT challenge – Christmas humorous

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The cat and dog have been playing at Christmas time. I’m so glad I don’t have to cope with this shenanigans in my house!

I chose 4 distress inks to watercolour with for this image and that aren’t necessarily ones you’d associate with Christmas. I like to do this to mix things up a little.

I found some snowflake paper to coordinate with the colours I’d chosen, cut some swirls and some snowflakes and stamped a sentiment.

#499 CRAFT challenge – Anything Goes

I’ve spent most of my weekend watching my children play football and rugby so it was lovely to be able to come in out of the cold and take a moment to craft. Wind, sleet, hail, it was awful!

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I used the image “love my iPad”. Most kids these days have an devices so when I saw this image from All Dressed Up I wanted to use it!

I used images of iPhones to put the girl with her iPad and the lettering HB2U (happy birthday to you). Behind the HB2U I cut out the centre panel of the iPhone and replaced it with a brush background I created which was in my stash. The girl I coloured with pencil crayons and the rest of the card is toned with distress inks.

#497 CRAFT challenge – Christmas

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What acute and jolly snowman. I coloured this guy with some glitter pens I had in my stash as being January the sparkle of Christmas has gone and this will hopefully bring a little back!

This hopefully shows the glitter a bit more!

The background I created with a couple of stencils and some distress ink. I added a snowflake flourish to the top left and a sentiment to finish the card off.

#493 CRAFT challenge – Sketch

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This is the sketch that my card is based upon.

The image I chose wasn’t circular, so this in itself was a challenge. Firstly I cut the image in a circle but I just felt it didn’t work. So then I came up with the idea of creating a circle wreath behind the image so keep to the theme. The leafy die I used is s tattered lace one.

The two strips are both inked/stamped rather than additional paper too. I taped the two areas individually and used various coloured distress inks and background stamps and layered them up.

The image itself is coloured with coloured pencils. I really like this digital image. I hope you like my card too.

#492 CRAFT challenge – Make Your Own Embellishment

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The embellishments I’ve made for this project as the die cuts at the bottom of the image and also the three dots to the top right of this card. I made the dots from a hot glue gun and coloured them with my Chameleon pens.

This is such a cute koala, I love him! He is coloured with Chameleon pens. They are so good for getting a gradient like on the watermelon.

The background is created using a splatter stamp in various orientations with second generation prints and various complimentary different colours of distress inks.

The “thanks” text is one of the standard words that I’ve cut out from my scan n cut machine and I’ve just filled in the heart holes with the red used for the mount.

#191 Dream Valley Challenge – No Squares or Rectangle Cards

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I coloured this cute Star Stampz image with Chameleon pens using colours OR4, OR3, NU4, BG4, BG3, RD3, BV2, PK3, VO2. I’ve seen so many images with hair coloured in non standard colours that I have wanted to give this a go as I tend to stay traditional! I think that this girl carries off the colour what do you think?

As this challenge called for a shape that wasn’t a square or a rectangle I cut the card blank from a die in my stash. Then I cut the image out of a smaller nested die to match.

The card blank was then inked with Milled Lavender and stamped with various abstract stamps in Milled Lavender, Hickory Smoke, Peacock Feathers and Spun Sugar distress inks. These were then inked around the topper image too to tone in with the card base. On the topper I stamped the ‘Just for you ‘ sentiment and used some foam pads to raise the topper slightly from the card base.