Thursday 26 June 2014


Here we go again, Thursday again already and another new challenge starting over on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog.  Our theme this week is 'Circles' and our prize sponsor is Rick St Dennis Digital Stamps

Here's my DT card

I created the circular base card using a die from a set of Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities, I then cut the design layer using a size smaller die from the same set.

I just love this circles die set from Designs by Ryn and the theme this week was a perfect opportunity to use it.

Firstly I stamped the main image on the circular layer and stamped the single circle images on scraps of card which I then cut out using circle nesties.  I then added lots of colour using Distress Inks, applied by brush in a random manner.

The sentiment is from a set by Inkadinkado, stamped using Archival Black ink.  I then attached the small circle elements over the main image using Pinflair glue to give them dimension.

Finally, I added touches of Glossy Accents in the centres of each circle.

Thanks for dropping by to check my project today, I hope you enjoyed your visit.  The rest of the DT creations are on the CCT Blog, well worth a visit to check them out.

Thursday 19 June 2014

Beside the Seaside

Don't Thursdays come around quickly, I can't believe it's a whole week since I was telling you we had a new challenge starting over on the Cute Card Thursday Blog, but here we are again with yet another challenge !  This week our challenge theme is 'Beside the Seaside' and our lovely prize sponsor is Whimsy Stamps.

Here's my DT card

This week my card is a little different as there is no stamping on it.  Now my Followers and regular readers will know just how much I love stamping and colouring, but occasionally it is nice to do something different.

I bought a gorgeous 8 x 8 paper pad at the Sincerely Yours show in Taunton a couple of week ago, it's by Craftwork Cards and called 'Harbour Boulevard'.  Each sheet is nice on it's own, but some have great elements to cut out and decoupage or work as elements in a design.

The background on my card is part of a sheet which has the lighthouse image on it.  The sheet was too large for my card, so I used part of it and cut out the lighthouse from the rest and attached it - can you see the join ? Ha Ha !.  I love the shell border around the edges and used the bit I cut off the bottom of the sheet to add another element on the bottom of the card.  I cut the beach hut from another sheet from the pack.  I used a little Distress Ink, applied with a brush to create a cloud effect on the background paper and distress the edges a little.

I used some Marianne's dies to cut out the wave layer, adding some DI and a little Frosted Lace Stickles on the crest of the wave to look like foam.  The sailing boat and seagull were also cut using Marianne's dies and then coloured using Promarkers.  The shells and anchor were cut with Marianne's dies and again coloured with Promarkers.  The fronds of coral were made using a Martha Stewart punch and a scrap of cardstock.

I layered up the wave and strip of shell paper, then attached the beach hut, anchor, shells and coral using Pin Flair Glue to add just a little extra dimension.  I also attached the sailing boat and seagull with Pin Flair.  Finally,  adding Glossy Accents on the anchor and the on the lighthouse glass, windows and door.

This was a really fun card to make, nice to pull all the different elements together to create a scene.

That's it from me today, hope you enjoyed seeing today's project and that you'll be back real soon.

Thanks for visiting.

Thursday 12 June 2014

So Macho !

Happy Thursday Bloggers, hope you have a wonderful day planned.

We have a new challenge starting today over on the Cute Card Thursday Blog today, this week our theme is 'So Macho' and our lovely prize sponsor is Whiff of Joy Stamps.

Here's my DT card for this week

I decided the 'So Macho' theme fitted nicely into a vintage style design as I always think this style is perfect for a man's card.

I used a number of stamp sets from Tim Holts by Stampers Anonymous and Graphic 45 to create the various elements.  Stamping the images using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and colouring with other DIs applied by brush.  I then added Glossy Accents to some of the elements - pen, nibs and the top hats  - to emphasise them a little.

The background was created using DIs and stencils by Memory Box and the scraps of ribbon were from my box of ribbon bits.

I attached some of the element using Pinflair Glue to give them a little dimension but at the same time keeping the card fairly flat for posting.

That's it, hope you've enjoyed seeing today's project, do check out the creations from the rest of the DT over on the CCT Blog, they're full of great inspiration - enjoy !

Thanks for stopping by today, leave me a little comment if you have time, I love it when I have comments to read. 

Thursday 5 June 2014

Perfectly Pink !

Good morning and Happy Thursday to you wherever you are.  This morning I awoke to a lovely blue sky and sunshine, however it didn't take long for the grey clouds to start gathering so I'm guessing we are in for another day of showers.  Oh well, I'll just have to stay indoors and craft then !

So, as it's Thursday we have a new challenge starting over on the Cute Card Thursday Blog, this week our theme is 'Perfectly Pink' and our prize is sponsored by Bunny Zoe Crafts.

Here's my DT card for this week's challenge.

Last Sunday I went along to the Sincerely Yours Craft Show in Taunton with a couple of my lovely crafting pals.  We had a nice day wandering around all the stands and finding lots of things we never knew we needed !   I couldn't resist a fabby set of flower stamps on the Honey Doo stand and also a very nice paper pad - like I need more paper to add to my huge stash !

I used the Honey Doo set to stamp the flowers onto some very pretty floral paper, which was a magazine freebie.  It's double sided and the other side was the lovely green dotty pattern and I used that side to stamp the leaves.  After cutting out, I curled the petals slightly and assembled a couple of each size of flower to create this multi-petal flower.  I added a pink faux pearl in the centre and a gentle dusting of Stardust Stickles on the petals and leaves to give a little sparkle.

I created the background using another of my new purchases - a stencil by The Craft Workshop - as I thought the hearts design would work well for a pink and girly design.  I used Distress Inks applied through the stencil onto a square of white cardstock, dried with a heat gun and then applied more of the palest DI (Spun Sugar) all over then added Picked Raspberry DI around the edges.  Finally I attached this stencilled layer over a piece of the paper used for the flower, to bring all the design elements together.

The pretty pink ribbon was from my stash as were the tiny pearl heart gems.

The little postcard sentiment is from a set of stamps by Little Claire and, as I wanted this to be a Get Well card, I stamped, cut out and attached the extra words to the postcard.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing today's project, do hop over to the CCT Blog to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT, there's a really gorgeous handbag made by Deb which is well worth a look.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little crafty space in Blogland, I really do appreciate it.