Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Fancy Folds at Cards 4 Guyz.

I'm quite taken with the twisted pop up card and it fits well with this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. I dug out some coordinating papers from a very old paper pad bought originally from QVC.


The stamps are from SU, I stamped them on the patterned paper then stuck them on white card as the paper is very thin. I think it might go to my grandson in due course. as always I hope you like and will be able to join in.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

A Little Octopus!

Those of you who read my blog on a regular basis will know that I am involved with the Octopus For a Preemie UK charity, (see the sidebar and HERE ) so when I sat his cute Lawn Fawn stamp I couldn't resist!

I cut out a stitched rectangle square from SU then  stamped him in black and clear embossed him. I  masked him off and stamped the bubbles in Versamark and embossed them in white. I sponged some Distress Oxides ink over the top. I coloured the little octopus with a pink Copic. The white and blue mats are both snippets so I'm off to the Playground to see what mischief everyone is up to.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Grey and Pink

The new challenge at Make My Monday is to use grey and pink, a very pretty combination.
I used a SU stamp set which has been really popular, but has been sitting on my desk uninked!


It was such a quick card to make and I love the effect of the paint splash on her dress. I'm afraid I'm a day late posting this, I'm going to blame the building stress!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Tiny fingers and toes

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Cardz for Guyz. This time  we are looking for Tiny Fingers. And Toes. But do remember it is for a male card!


Recently my neighbours had twin boys and I made this card for them. I had no stamps that mentioned twins so I went with the sentiment from a SU set instead. The little suits are also a SU stamp and die set, now retired. Everything except the card base was snippets so I'm also popping over to the Playground. I've been MIA over there for a while.


Thursday, 27 July 2017

Fancy Folds for Allsorts

The challenge this week at Allsorts is Fancy Folds. I had just finished making these two cards for two friends who have birthdays on the same day.


I used the gorgeous new Lemon Lime Twist card together with papers, dies and gold stickers from the Eastern Medallion Suite from SU.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

July Rudolph Day

Fortunately I made this card for Rudolph Day well in advance. I decided to do some reorganising of the craft room as I'm running out of space, so I have spent the last week unmounting my wooden stamps. It was a bit of a time consuming chore and I had very sore fingers from pulling the fom and labels off, but they really take up so much less space it was worth it. I also re- discovered stamps I had completely forgotten about, so I'm looking forward to using them again.

Anyway oto the card. I used a NBUS die that I bought last Christmas and never used. Red glitter paper to back it and a red embossed sentiment finished it off. Definitely easy peasy.

It will be a good one I think for a bit of batch making.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Monochromatic at Make My Monday

The challenge this time at Make My Monday is Monochromatic. I decided to go with blues.

I used an Inkylicious seascape stamp on linen card.I sponged over it with Distress Oxide ink and misted it with water before stamping the image. I coloured in the boat  a bit more, mounted it on a scrap of navy card and added some rhinestones. The sentiment is also an Inkylicious stamp.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

My TV debut!

I can't seem to put the video on here , so here is the link:


Christmas in July

It's time for another new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and it's Christmas in July!! I used a NBUS Penny Black stamp and coloured almost exactly the same as the packet suggestion.

I have to say I was rather pleased with it. I embossed the sentiment in white to make it stand out on the black base.

The last few days have been very exciting and a bit nerve wracking. Those of you who are regular readers of my blog will know that I have been making Octopi for Octopus for a Preemie. I have also become the local coordinator for them for Frimley Park Hospital, which recently started to use them. Last week they issued a press release about them and as a result Radio Surrey did an interview with me on Friday morning( by telephone, thankfully so I didn't have to get up too early, even that was early enough for me). You can hear the interview HERE about 1 hour and 25 minutes into the recording.  Yesterday I had to go to the hospital again for BBC South Today filming a piece about them as well. It should be aired tonight on their programme at 6.30pm. It wasn't as easy as the radio one as he didn't ask questions, just got me to talk about them, which I wasn't really prepared for.
 

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Eastern Medallions Z fold card

I have seen a lot of z fold cards in blogland recently so thought I would have a go at making one for my friend's birthday.

I used the Eastern Medallions suite of papers, stamps and dies from Stampin' Up! which I have had for some time now and never used. I also used Fresh Fig card from the new in colours as well. The card base is Very Vanilla. I am really quite pleased with how it turned out, so hope my friend likes it!


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