#476 CRAFT challenge – Shabby Chic

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As it’s the end of the school year this is a thank you card for one of the teachers who is also leaving the school. She’s been there for the children so it’s sad that she’s leaving.

The colouring on this card is simply with colouring pencils. I don’t know why but that was what I wanted to use. The background rectangle was coloured with distress oxide inks, a diamond stencil from John next door and some pearl crafters companion spray. The oval mat was from a background making try out session and was from boho shimmer sprays I picked up while on holiday last year in Canada and some stencils. Finally the corner accent embossed pieces were again made on the background session, then later embossed and I used some guiding wax to tint them and some distress inks to tone the look together. The embossed background I then fussy cut to give me two corner pieces. I love this look and hope that it is well received! All of this was mounted up onto an A5 card blank I made along with a matching envelope.

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#474 CRAFT challenge – Thank you

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When I’d coloured in this image I realised that the last image I did as a DT challenge for Sheepski Designs was in a purple pallet too! Not sure if that is a significant coincidence!

For this challenge I coloured the image with Chameleon pens and I was able to use the blending chambers to make them blooms lighter or darker, as well as the stems too. The background was done with distress inks and scrunched inked, inked again and the colour built up. It gave me a colourful base to add the flower vase to as well as a thank you sentiment. The card was quite stark white so I chose to use some grey distress ink around the edge of the card, the topper and the sentiment. I felt this blended them all in together.

BBQ Fathers Day

My best friend asked if I could make a card for her dad for Fathers Day. She wanted a BBQ apron with the tools so here’s what I came up with.

I cut the card base into the apron shape in cream card, and I then inked the apron and pocket with some distress ink. Then I cut out some BBQ tools and a cloth and inserted these into the apron pocket. The wording was then cut out and adhered to the pocket and I chose to add some stitching to the edges of the apron and the pocket. I also made a matching envelope and added some ribbon for the bit the goes around the neck.

I’m hoping that the card was gratefully received by her dad.

#181 – Dream Valley Challenge – Add some bling

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For this challenge we are using things from our own stash, so I’ve chosen to use a couple of dies. One is an edgeable die and the other is a peacock. It’s not often that I leave a die cut white, but I felt that the inking behind the die with distress inks and distress oxide inks embodies the peacock colours. These colours also tone in with the gems I’ve added onto the peacock which are my “bling”. To make the side edge die pop I’ve added some of the inked card to the inside right edge of the card as well and of course a few more gems.

I also added a sentiment which says ‘just for you’ to finish off the card. I hope you like it!

Doggone it!

I made this birthday card for my youngest and I’m hoping that she thinks that the middle dog looks like Buddy.

I stamped some of the dogs onto post it notes so that I could cut them out and make masks. I love this technique as it so simple to do. If you don’t know what mean by this it’s when you stamp an image in the foreground and then you cover it with a “mask” which is the same stamp which you overlay while you stamp over the top of this, then you remove the mask and the second stamp looks like its behind the first. It allows you to put things behind other things rather than stamping over the top or having to put things next to each other. It’s a good technique when you want to group things like these dogs. Once I’d stamped them all I then water coloured the images with a water brush and distress inks which I picked up from my mat. After colouring the dogs I stamped the “doggone it” sentiment and also a mask for this too. I put the mask over the sentiment and inked around the edge of the card to lightly tint the background leaving the sentiment white so it would pop.

I hope you like the dogs!

#470 CRAFT challenge – Come Play Outside

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I love this image! It was a pleasure to colour with my Chameleon pens. I felt that this image needed a simple finish so I die cut it into an oval around the image to give me a topper. I inked around the oval with distress ink (I only wanted a light colour so I just used what was on my blue inker).

Recently I spotted these really pretty little flowers so I lightly inked those too so that they weren’t stark white. I then added a backing paper from my stash.

I hope you like it!

#180 Dream Valley challenge – For a man or boy

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I recently bought a coffee stain stencil and felt that this worked with the image. I think in this case it might be whiskey rings after a hard night gambling! I should hasten to add I’ve never done that, but I can imagine lol. I added the cards to the card as I felt it might look like one of the hands the gamblers in my imagination might have had.

I hope you are able to buy into my imagery!