Wednesday, 9 August 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge 345


Here is my entry for the latest MFT Sketch Challenge.


I used the Recipe for Happiness set on this one. I used the utensils to create the background to the circle and the salt n pepper pot for the main backing. I like how they are bunched up at the bottom and spread out nearer the top. I bent the acrylic sentiment from the set to suit the curve of the circle. I coloured the chef using my Promarkers. 

Entering this into the I Love Promarkers Challenge - One For The Boys


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Sue Wilson Colour Challenge


Here is an entry I made for the Showing Off The Sue Wilson Style facebook group. This month the challenge is to use only yellow, brown and white to create your Sue Wilson masterpiece! I used the Atlantic Ocean collection for this card.

The sentiment is from Stamping All Day and is Welsh for Happy Birthday.

Are you a fan of Sue Wilson cards? If so, why not join the Facebook group HERE for loads of inspiration

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Ben's Card


Most of my dies are bought from SET Craft. Ben and his team are great! 
Ben recently had a milestone birthday and I made this card. I used the centre of the Atlantic Ocean dies to create the patchwork effect. I placed them on a piece of sticky sheet and covered it with gilding flakes. Then simply cut a frame using double pierced squares.

Friday, 4 August 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge 344


I know, a second post today. I had to have a go at the MFT Challenge this week. I upended the sketch. I used the hill dies to resemble the two lines at the bottom. I wanted the mountains to be more of a V shape like the sketch but failed to stuck to the way they were!
 

I used my new dragon stamps and dies as well as the mini cloud stencil for the base card. The centre looked a bit stark so I added some pine trees from the Warm & Fuzzy stamps. 

This was my first attempt at a scenic card and using dies to build up a landscape. I enjoyed it but need a lot more practice to be anywhere near as good as some of the MFT fans. You can't really tell that there's 3D foam lifting the hills trees and dragons to add dimension.

Christmas in August


Seein as Sue Wilson has started her Christmas Double Days over on her Particraft blog, I thought I'd share one I made using one of her cards as inspiration. I used the Poinsettia Cluster three times across the diagonal. I cut the poinsettia out in black too to create a shadow.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Buckle Cards


Last week I met up with my craft group to try out another Sue Wilson technique - her infamous BUCKLE cards! Totally different look to what I usually do but good to test yourself. The green above was my 'try it out' card. We used white/cream card and colour cloud - no coloured card in sight!
 

I had another go this time using the lilac colour cloud. 
 

Having already made 2 of these, I decided to rotate the design on the day. I used yellow colour cloud this time (thanks Judith!)

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

I've been spotted!


Not only am I pleased with my first shaker panel but also that I have been spotted by My Favorite Things and featured in their 'I'm Spotted' post today!
 

I stamped the tent repeatedly to create a background paper. The brown panel was a bit stark so if you look closely, you'll see that I have used the small pine tree to stamp repeatedly onto this with brown ink.
 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Drink Gin


I love how this card turned out. Used Sue Wilson's Belgian Borders and Belgian collection dies for the main focal area. Added a bit of foliage. The stamp is from Stamping All Day and comes as two seperate pieces so that you can change it up!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge


Here's my first ever attempt at an MFT sketch challenge. I've only recently had my first ever set so expect mostly Warm and Fuzzy themed cards! The backing paper is Stampin Up from years ago but thought it went well with the stamps and theme. The tree backing was stamped repeatedly. The scene was done with some masking.

MFT First


Here's my first ever card made using My Favorite Things products. I fell in love with this camp inspired set called Warm & Fuzzy Friends. I used the smaller stamps to stamp a background but it felt too harsh so I used vellum to tone it down!
 

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Feeling Fishy


Yesterday I shared my shadow box using the Christmas dies that came with it. When I saw these in the new release from Sue Wilson, I had to test them in the shadow box die! Didn't have all the right colours of card so cut most of them out in white and used the promarkers for the first time in ages!




Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Feeling Festive


Too early for Christmas? I couldn't wait. Having watched a Sue Wilson video where she made the Christmas Shadow Box, I saw the die set in a sale and had to get it. I tried to keep to the same colour scheme and came up with this. See the original video HERE.




Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Patchwork



I used a Sue Wilson tutorial to create a patchwork effect card. Very different for me but I liked it and the colours matched the wedding colours too.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Memories Box


A little trip WAY out of my comfort zone today.
With thanks to the help of Tracey, Lalkygirl, I ventured into the world of mixed media last Saturday!


I turned up at hers with the box above and did panic half way through when I had this...


...but I love the end result! Awaiting patiently now for my Gesso to arrive - oh and some waxes, and some mica sprays, and some new dies, and some mebellishments...







Sunday, 11 September 2016

My first ever


So being brave and sharing with you my first go at decorating an MDF shape. I stuck within my comfort zone with choosing how to decorate it as I usedd a Polkadoodles digi kit - Winnie in Wonderland. That way if it all went wrong, I hadn't wasted anything and could just print another (luckily as that is exactly what happened!)


I printed the backing paper and attached to the large heart. I then printed the Queen onto paper, cut her out and used decoupage glue to adhere her to the heart itself. I printed the grey paper and cut out some swirls and glued these down. I then printed a co-ordinating paper onto some thin card, turned it over and printed the back to match so the flowers would be red both sides and cut out and formed the flowers using a Spellbinders die. Some foliage from Sue Wilson dies and a few playing card embellishments from the digi kit finished it all off.


I still need to find a ribbon that I'm happy with so that I can hang it.

I am entering it into the Polkadoodles Challenge.