Autumn days duplicity

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. The trees are getting colourful and the weather is changing so autumn is definitely here!

For the DT challenge this week the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #656 is Sheepski Designs. The theme this week is “Autumn/Halloween/”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

This week I chose to use my distress oxide inks and a Dylusions mica spray. I chose an image called “Duplicity” – for some reason I’m drawn to skulls and butterflies! I printed this image out twice so that I could decoupage a second layer for the rose and butterflies. The parts that are layered I gave also added the mica spray onto so that they stand out against the main image.

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

  • Digital image from Sheepski Designs
  • Distress Oxide inks (see above image for colours)
  • High tack glue
  • Silicone glue
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Metallic card mat

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

Debbie x

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Gifting stationary

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. So this week I have managed to get Covid again (2nd time) so I’m glad I had my project prepared in advance for another DT challenge. The sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #654 is The Cutting Cafe. The theme this week is “Gift box/bag”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

As you can see I’ve chosen a gift box. The stationary box set comes as either PDF’s or SVG’s so that you can either print and cut out with scissors or digitally cut out the pieces. Either way you can see that it’s a fabulous gift set. There’s a base and lid to the box with various apertures. I chose this one as it was an interesting shape and added some acetate into the window.

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

  • Digital cutting files/PDFs from The Cutting Cafe
  • High tack glue
  • Grey spotted box base card plus white card blanks – 300gsm
  • Distress oxide inks, stamps, washi tape and papers to decorate the cards and envelopes.

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

Fathers Day

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 #640 is Oddball Art Co. The theme this week is “Male”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I chose to do a spotlight heart for this father’s Day card. The heart also symbolises the love I have for my dad. He’s so understated that this day is to celebrate him.

I cut a heart out of the image and coloured the heart in the colours of the camper van that mum and dad owned when I was younger. Around the camper I then added a pencil drop shadow as I wasn’t colouring the rest of the image. I also added some subtle stencilled hearts in the background. I then mounted the image onto an orange mat and onto a brown base card and added the heart back into the image on foam tape to raise the spotlight heart.

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

  • Digital image
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Heart Die
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Distress oxide ink
  • Foam tape

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

Debbie x

Anything is possible…

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!

girl standing in front of a wall

The image has been coloured with coloured pencils which I’m loving at the moment. I then added detail along the sides with a stitch effect die and inked around the edge of the topper. A sentiment was added into the speech bubble and to fill the gap I felt like the faither flower fitted in with the theme. If anything is possible you need to have faith don’t you?

Here is a summary of the materials:

  • White 300gsm card base
  • Image from Oddball Art Co
  • Sentiment from JMC stamps
  • Coloured pencils
  • Distress oxide ink
  • Flower “faith” die cut

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

Beautiful flower blooms

As the year progresses and the weather gets better the flowers in the garden are starting to bloom and it’s looking much more pretty.

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

The flower blooms image has been coloured pencils which I’m loving at the moment. I then inked around the edge of the topper rectangle with the same ink that I had used to stamp onto the base card with a flower border. On the two long sides I then added some detail with an x border die.

Here is a summary of the materials:

  • White 300gsm card base
  • Floral blooms image from Jan’s digital stamps
  • Sentiment also from Jan’s digital stamps
  • Coloured pencils
  • Distress oxide ink
  • Flower stamp

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