Ride your bike!

This was a birthday card for a guy at work and I was really pleased to hear him say my talents are wasted at work when I spoke to me and thanked me for his card.

The Paper used here is one from The Enjoy your ride 12 x 12 paper pack &there’s more from The Range. I added some Distress Oxide ink in Soot Black to the edges on the paper and also added some techy 1’s and 0’s around the edge of the card using Creative Expressions Stamp by Andy Skinner called Enigma. He’s been bought a Love Island water bottle by a female colleague, but he doesn’t watch, so I ironically added his name just like on the water bottle to the front of the card…… so funny – he even felt the need to tell me he didn’t watch the programme which of course I knew! To complete the theme I also made a matching envelope from the same paper pack.

Dream Valley Challenge #219 – Hand coloured image

Come over to the Dream Valley challenge and join us for our latest challenge. This week we could use images we had in our own stash.

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The main focal image is by Stamps by me from the Thanks for everything A5 stamp collection. I stamped this onto one of the Tattered Lace nested note papers dies. I masked the flower I’d stamped and used distress oxidePumice stone to stamp with Elizabeth Craft Designs, planner essentials stamps patterns 2 and I also used the same ink to “smudge” the background a little and soften the background. The flower itself was coloured with Conte water colour pencils and a water brush. To finish I stamped around the backing paper and added a sentiment.

I hope you like my hand coloured card.

Design Team cards for Stamp Addicts – using Harmony by Sherry West

These are 3 of the cards I made using Harmony for my first time as a DT member for Stamp Addicts. I was sent 4 stamps to create cards and this is one of the stamps, see my other posts to look at the other cards I created which were featured on Hochanda on Friday 7th February 2020 at 7pm.

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This is the first card of three I made with Harmony. She was coloured with Chameleon pens (NU00, NU2, NU3, NU1, CG5, CG8, BL2, NG4, BR1, WG3, GR1, VO2, BL3). The image was cutting out on my scan n cut machine and mounted onto some vellum with a gold honeycomb pattern. The stamps for the phrase “Dream” are from a Papermaina set “Bellissima” alphabet and were used with versamark ink and gold embossing powder. The base card was covered with some paper from a paper mania set. Finishing touches were done using a Sakura jelly roll gold pen.

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The second card was coloured with Chameleon pens (YO2, NU2, BR1, NU00, NG4, WG3, NU0) plus new touch markers (134 raw silk, 109 pearl white, 26 pastel peach, 132 milky white, 107 sand). The image was cut into a square topper, inked around the edge with Distress Oxide ink pumice stone, mounted onto black and a backing paper. Finally the sentiment “dare to dream” was added to the topper.

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The third card was again coloured with Chameleon pens (WG3, WG7, CG5, BR1, NU2, BL2, PK2, VO2, NU00, NG4). The image was again cut into a square topper and inked around the edge with Distress ink seedless preserves. A background was also stamped in the same ink with Elizabeth craft designs planner essentials – patterns1.

Dream Valley Challenge #218 – Love

Come over to the Dream Valley challenge and join us for our latest challenge. Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter and the theme is Love.

for this challenge the design team were all given one image. It’s amazing how many different creations come from one image. This hopefully gives you some inspiration to take an image and make it your own.

Freddie’s motorbike

A friend at work asked me to make a card for her son who is into motorbikes. This is what I came up with.

I’m really pleased with it. the motorbike is from a men’s set that was on a magazine a while ago along with the background stamp which I’ve used to create the card background. I stamped the background stamp in three colours, slightly offset from each previous colour to give the background effect.

The letters for Freddie’s name were die cut from black card and then randomly inked with blue and then some gold finger wax added. I think they’re great and look kind of rusty.

I stamped the sentiment onto the mat “time to celebrate” and die cut the “just for you”. Then finally I drew some lines around the mat and the card edge to frame.

CRAFT challenge #539 – Christmas

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this time is Cute N Crafty Mommy.

This is the last challenge of 2019, and also the last challenge of the decade! I’ve used a combination of techniques for this card, and the plan didn’t start out that way it just evolved! So there’s the cute digital image, there’s stamping and inking, there’s die cutting, there’s even a peel off strip and some glitter on top of a 2-way glue pen.

Firstly I coloured the image with some alcohol markers. I think used a 2-way glue pen to cover the hat brim and the Pom Pom and covered these in glitter. I then die cut the image to make a topped and inked around the edge with some distress oxide ink. With the same ink I stamped snowflakes onto the card blank. I stuff an off cut of a First Edition paper onto the left hand side of the card and cut this to follow the scallops around the card base.

Where the edge of this met the snowflake stamping I added a black glitter peel off strip. Onto a spare piece of card I stamped 3 baubles which I coloured with the distress oxide ink, and glittered the pattern on them. Onto the base card I stamped the hanging strings and stuck the baubles at the bottom of each string. The topper image was stuck below these and the pink glittery die cut was stuck towards the left along with 3 gems. Finally in the bottom right hand corner I stamped a sentiment.

I hope that everyone has a happy festive break and that 2020 brings you all that you wish for.

CRAFT challenge #536 – make an embellishment

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this time is QKR Stampede.

I chose this cute fellow, I can imagine him floating down the river.

I’ve had this card blank cut and inked for a while, but what I wanted to put on it back then just didn’t fit. So when I came across it again this time around I felt it was appropriate.

Its a sliding easel card which folds flat (great for postage!).

I coloured this guy with my Chameleon pens and used some of the wet brusho to colour around the image mat, literally just by dragging it through the left overs. I didn’t waste the rest of the left over pigments either I made a background sheet for my stash.

So onto the embellishment which is what this weekends challenge was all about.

My embellishment was this dragonfly which I stamped, coloured with brusho and a spritz bottle. Once dry (you can use a heat gun to speed up the drying time) I cut him out and covered him in glossy accents. The glossy accents layer was quite thick so it curled the card slightly giving it some shape.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

PIP ATG 1946

LTCCB #40 ATG November challenge

Creative fingers challenge #175

TTCRD Anything goes challenge – 19th November 2019

Come and join us for the latest challenge from Through the craft room door (TTCRD).

Our sponsor this time is KLM Digital Designs and the prize is a $10 gift certificate.

I coloured the cute gnome with Chameleon pens and gave him a frame but using a Tattered Lace harvest themed die. I had to extend the die cut as it wasn’t large enough to go around the image so I cut it out twice and joined it together at the sides. The part I cut out from the bottom of the top piece I used to decoupage the pumpkins at the bottom of the frame.

I then coloured the base card with distress oxide inks and stamped a tree stamp, from Stampers anonymous “Regal findings CMS014” set, at different angles to give the impression of texture to the background.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Pip 1946

Digi Chooseday ATG Week 47

Dream Valley Challenge #209 – Autumn colours

Come over to the Dream Valley challenge and join us for our latest challenge. A big thank you to Sheepski Designs for being our sponsor.

The image I’ve used is called “coffee break”. I printed the image into some white card and below the image I stamped the sentiment “Don’t let life ruffle your feathers”. Below this I lined up a die to give the pretty bottom to the topper. I cut this to make it a long section to fit onto the front of a 5×7 kraft card which I inked with some distress oxides. The same oxides I also used around the image to tone the white card I’d printed onto in with the inked base card and the coloured image. I chose some of my Chameleon pens (YO2, BR3, BR1, NU3, NG4, OR3, NU4, YO3, BR5, RD5, BR2, BR4, NU1 and NU00) to colour the image in tones of autumn.

I wanted to give some interest to the background of the card base as inked it just looked too plain. I had some leaves I’d previously cut and coloured in my stash so I inked these with the residual ink on the inkers and them I stuck them down and formed a more interesting background.

I’m entering this into Pammies Inky Pinkies #1936 challenge.

Dream Valley Challenge #208 – buttons and/or a bow

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Buttons and a bow were needed for this challenge and I managed to use them! I chose the background paper first in this project and then used the coordinating colours from my Chameleon pens. I stamped the sentiment and inked around the edge with distress oxide ink. I stuck the girl to the side of the sentiment and mounted this slightly off centre so that my bow could go to the left of the image and the buttons to the right.