Back to school

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 #648 is Oddball Art Co. The theme this week is “Back to school/Anything goes”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I die cut the note paper, added the image onto this. Then tore a strip of the print paper to the edge of the image and overlaid some gold star washi tape. All of this was edged with the gold paste. I also got out the sewing machine and ran around the edge of this topper I had built.

I created a background with distress ink and a stamp and cut this to add onto the base card. I ripped the print paper and went around the background print with some gold and stuck a square of this onto the background. On top of this I stuck 3 sides of the notepaper topper to make a pocket for the topper tag. Onto the topper tag I added a good luck die cut.

The paper clip I cut out of white card 4 times. Layered the 4 die cuts up to make it more sturdy and covered it with the gold elsewhere on the card.

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

  • Digital image from Oddball Art Co
  • Chameleon pens
  • High tack glue
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Distress oxide inks
  • Edged tag die
  • Gold metallic paste
  • Die cut paper clip
  • Die cut note paper
  • Gold star washi tape
  • Black and white print paper
  • Circle dots stamp (indigo blu)

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

Debbie x

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

Inspired by a film

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge I’m sure you can guess the film that inspired this card in seconds.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #632 is oddball Art Co. The theme this week is “Inspired by a film”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I coloured this image with pencils, not sure why but I’ve got a thing about pencils at the moment! I then die cut the image and a further layer using what I believe are crafters companion dies (though feel free to correct me if I’m wrong!) and mounted them onto some contrasting blue backing paper and glued the layers onto my base card.

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

  • Digital image
  • Backing paper from my stash
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Dies
  • Card base – 300gsm

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

Debbie x

Love/valentines

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #626 is Oddball and the theme is Love/valentines. 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:

  • White 5×7” 300gsm scalloped edge base card
  • Digital image
  • Chameleon pens
  • Die cut sentiment
  • Distress oxide ink
  • Backing paper

I coloured this cute little giraffe with my chameleon pens. I wanted to show that a card for love could be for the birth of a child. Love is all around us.

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment. X

Recipe

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #621 is Oddball and the theme is a recipe. 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 7×7” 300gsm base card
  • 6×6” backing paper
  • 2 other papers cut to mat the topper
  • Digital image
  • “Victorian Velvet” distress oxide ink
  • Chameleon pens (NU00, NU0, YO2, BV2, VO2, BR1, NG4)

Thank you for stopping by, and “Bee Happy”.

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 – 15th June 2021

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!

I made this backing paper using one of the flowers from the Oddball Art whimsical flower collection which has so many flowers in it. When there are large collections it’s sometimes hard to choose, but there are so many ways to use the images. I decided that just replicating and rotating one digital image and using distress inks to make a backing paper would be a different idea and went with that.

I hope to see your creations. Thank you for stopping by!

CRAFT challenge #572 – Halloween, Autumn or Thanksgiving.

We are having a…….

Design Team Call

If you would like to be part of our fun, friendly team then check out the details below. You don’t have to have any previous DT experience so if you fancy ‘getting your feet wet’ just get in touch here

We are looking for several permanent designers who like the rest of us are committed crafters. All we ask is that you commit to producing one project a week, following the themes and using any freebies that our generous sponsors provide. You will need to have a blog to share your creations and advertise the challenge to coincide with the time the challenge goes live. We also ask that you comment on allocated entries to the challenge – this is a great way to get inspiration for your own crafting. It’s that simple!

So now to this weeks spooky card for Trimmies Craft Challenge using cute and creepy house from our sponsor this time is Oddball Art Co.

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 9th September 2020

Come and join us for the latest challenge from Through the craft room door (TTCRD). Our sponsor this time is Oddball Art.

big eyed mad hatter

This image was great fun to colour! I used my Chameleon pens and then found some distress inks which coordinated to make a background. The block stamp I’ve used in the background is one with a clock which I felt was appropriate and fitted with the mad hatter theme.

I hope you’ll join out challenge thank you for looking x