CRAFT challenge – #613

The sponsor for this challenge is Jan’s Digital Stamps and the theme is anything goes. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I chose one of this flower vase and this beautiful sentiment. The sentiment resonates, I think, after all of the lockdowns we have had over the last 18 months or so. Everyone has had their moments, but we have come through it and survived!

I coloured the image with chameleon pens and added some ink around the topper to help frame the image, but wanted to soften the block shape by adding some die cut borders. This was put onto a darker pink mat and all of this is added to a pink and white polka dot 300gsm base card.

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

CRAFT challenge #575 – Gift box/bag

This weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge is on and our sponsor this time is The Cutting Cafe. These challenges keep you going when you have a lot on yor mind. Crafting can absorb you and help with mindfulness.

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To think that this was a few pieces of white 300gsm cardstock! It’s amazing what you can achieve with a few stamps and some distress inks. I used both stamp sets from the Indigoblu box sets that have been out and I’m so pleased with the results. The cutting file allows you to make a tall box like this or a smaller box (but could be adjusted to make something in between as well). I chose to make the larger one to challenge myself. I cut all of the pieces and stamped them flat before construction. 

I hope that this might inspire you as well to create any occasion boxes!

Thank you for looking at my blog post and I hope that you will leave a comment.

Debbie 

CRAFT challenge #561 – Shabby Chic

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this time is All Dressed Up.

I loved this typewriter when I saw it, so I was really pleased to work with it. The typewriter image has been coloured with Chameleon pens, I’ve made the flowers to tone in with everything and added some leaves and the lacey background.

I hope you like my card and that you come and join the challenge.

Best Auntie @ 70

My aunt was visiting the U.K. for her 70th birthday and I’d been making up these flowers from a crafty day with friends. My aunt isn’t a fussy or pink girly girl so I went with blue tones. She’s always there when I need to reach out so i wanted to let her know she’s a good aunt on her special birthday.

I love the script on the phrase which I cut out with my scan n cut machine, and to add to this I cut out some numbers in a script font too. I found some coordinating paper which wasn’t overpowering and too girly, created a deeper colour mat and added a free hand drawn line border. Not every card is about colouring in and digital images, but they can sometimes simply be about paper.

I hope you enjoyed the card.

#188 Dream Valley challenge – flowers

Come over to the Dream Valley challenge and join us for our latest challenge! This challenge is using flower digi stamps from Sheepski Designs. I have made two cards using two of their designs.

I have coloured both of the images with Chameleon pens and both backgrounds were made with distress inks but using different techniques. The first card is made using the cling film method and the second was spritzed with water and the dry embossed.