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.

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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

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TTCRD anything goes challenge – 7th December 2021

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 wreath has been coloured with Chameleon pens, and the card blank was stamped and inked to give subtle interest and to tone in with the colour pallet.

Here is a summary of the materials:

  • Chameleon pens (NU1, NU2, NU00, GR1, GR2, NU3, BR1, GR3, YG3)
  • Creative Expressions CEC830 Faded Fauna Stamp Set
  • Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink
  • Gold card to mat the topper image
  • Ticket die cut, stamped and inked and used for the sentiment

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

Peggy the Penguin

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #619 is JMC Designs and the theme is winter. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

So here’s a summary of the materials:

  • White 300gsm A4 sheet cut, scored and folded to make a base card
  • JMC digital image “Peggy” from the Arctic Adventures collection
  • Die cut stamped sentiment
  • Tacky glue
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paper sheet from the Paper Tree, cut to shorten and overlay
  • ice Spruce ditresss oxide ink
  • Snowflake stamp
  • Chameleon pens (RD2, RD4, YO3, CG9)

I coloured my sweet little penguin “Peggy”with Chameleon pens and cut her out on my scan n cut machine.

I then took the paper sheet from a The Paper Tree paper pad and cut it and then fussy cut around the items at the bottom of the sheet so that it could overlaid.

The stars were a little bit bold so I chose to cover the top part of the paper with a thin coat of white acrylic to knock back the colour slightly.

After layering up the papers I stamped some snowflakes in Iced Spruce Distress Oxide and used this to also ink around the edge before mounting it onto a base card. I added the penguin, a sentiment and a snowflake.

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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.

CRAFT challenge – #614

The sponsor for this challenge is Oddball Art and the theme is Halloween/autumn/thanksgiving. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I chose one of this flower vase with the poisoned petunias. It is coloured with Chameleon pens and the background of the topper was then inked with Weathered wood distress oxide.

This was then mounted onto black card onto a kraft card blank

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.

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 7th September 2021

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

I’m using an image called Autumn Breeze. The windswept girl comes with a backing paper and I’ve chosen to reduce the size of her so that I could add a sentiment to the blank space. I have also inked around the outside of the image with some distress oxide inks and over stamped with some text in a pale colour to add a little more age and texture.

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

CRAFT challenge – #609

The sponsor for this challenge is Sweet n sassy. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge.

With everything that has been going on in the last 18 months I think that our children need a card like this to tell them we love them and that they are unique and that they will come through this.

I’ve coloured this sweet little Sweet n Sassy digital image with chameleon pens, mounted it onto a note page created from an embossing folder and inked with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide. Onto that I have stamped “Be Unique” which is a Woodware clear stamp

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

CRAFT challenge #595

Welcome to this weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge the sponsor for this challenge is Crafty sentiments.

The theme of this weeks challenge is “recycling”.

With recycling in mind there is a whole heap of things you could do on your projects.

For this project I chose to use some old bubble wrap to make a background with distress inks. Plus the ribbon is from the packaging of a orchid I had for my birthday last week.

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