Friday, 23 June 2017

I Must Go Down To The Sea Again - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

I'm not sure where this week has gone what with working flat out and preparing for the festival of Eid which marks the end of the month of fasting.  The boys are getting so excited and I just remembered that I haven't wrapped their presents yet!

The challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers today is set by Lythan who has recently moved and misses her sea views.  I love the sea, it's so calming and relaxing.

For this Challenge, I found a lovely image from Kanban with a sentiment that worked as it has a beautiful sea view.  I used a stamp and chalk inks for the background and finished off with washi tape and some huge brads from my stash - they're great!

You can find a lot more inspiration over on the Daring Cardmakers blog HERE and I hope you'll join in with the Challange!

Enjoy your weekend,

Products Used:
Kanban Topper
Versamagic Chalk Inks
Unbranded Stamp
Adhesives from Stix 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 16 June 2017

Out of this World - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

A really quick blog post from me today.  It's been a mad week with preparations for the boys' school fete tomorrow and helping out a friend in need which has left me with very little free time.

The Challenge set this week is by Joanne who asks:

For as long as people have been communicating

it seems we've told stories of the fantastic and unexplained. Let's
see some imaginary or mythical beings this week - fairies, mermaids,
aliens, unicorns, hobbits, dragons... where will your imagination take

For my super quick creation this week I used files from the Silhouette Store.  These have been designed by Sarah Hurley and go together so well.

The waves are a stencil file which I used as a backgound by taking alternate pieces out, I loved the effect it gave.  The mermaid silhouette I cut out of glitter as I wanted some bling, besides I think I've made so many male cards recently I needed to go girly!  Finally, the sentiment is a cut file but I changed it to a write file.  The sentiment is just fabulous - don't you agree?

Enjoy the summer sunshine!

Products Used:
Silhouette Files designed by Sarah Hurley
Adhesives and card base by Stix 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Celebrating Father's Day with CrafTangles DT

Happy Tuesday!

I've got my debut post for CrafTangles over on their blog together with a tutorial.

Well, it's not long now until Father's Day and you can never have too many Father's Day cards can you?! I loved the image of the child and father on this stamp set so decided to use it in two different ways.

For the first card, I embossed and inked the stamp giving it a negative effect, using a stencil to add interest.

For the second I went for the vintage look and gave the card a distressed look.

I love how you can give the same stamp a totally different look just by altering colours and products used.

See you again on Friday!

Products Used:
CrafTangles Stencil
CrafTangles Stamp Sets
CraftTangles Sequins
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Versamark Ink Pad
Tonic Nuvo Clear Embossing powder
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 9 June 2017

Paper Straws - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

We took the boys with us to vote yesterday as they had already been doing some work on voting at school.  My eldest was not impressed that nobody won this morning.

Over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Dawn has set the challenge this week to use paper straws.  We have loads of straws in the house but they're all plastic and although I can see my boys using them on their projects I thought they looked a little cheap for I made my own!

I'm still on the Father's Day theme although a little more grown up this time.  However, I did have fun spraying the background and making my own straws!  I thought it would be a fun activity to do with the boys in the holidays.

I heat embossed the wooden frame to give it a glossy sparkly look and used foam stars and sequins to embellish.

You can see all the wonderful inspiration my fellow DT members have created HERE.  I hope you'll join in!

Enjoy your weekend,

Products Used:
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz
Tonic Nuvo Embossing Glitter Powder
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Docrafts Mr Mister Paper Pad
All Adhesives from Stix 2
Everything else from my stash

Monday, 5 June 2017

Angie's Digital Stamps DT - Challenge 10 (June)

Happy Monday!

The June Challenge is up on Angie's Digital Stamp Blog with the theme of Anything Goes.  As Father's Day falls in June I've used a cute digi stamp from Angie's store, as it reminded me of a Dad with his children.  I thought it would be a good card for the boys to give to their Dad even though I'm sure they'll be making their own creations at school.

I hope you'll join in with the Challenge as you can win a digi stamp of your choice from Angie's Digital Stamps Etsy Store as a prize.

See you again on Friday!

Products Used:
Docrafts Stamps - border and sentiment
Amy Tangerine - die set
Sizzix Die Set
Dovecraft Back to Basics - Bright Spark paper pad
All adhesives from Stix 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 2 June 2017

June Elemental Challenge - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

It's been a mad but enjoyable week with the boys on their half term break.  The weather has been glorious so we've enjoyed being outdoors and catching up with friends and family.

It's the first Friday of the month and you know what that means - an Elemental Challenge on the Daring Cardmakers blog.  I got to set this Challenge for the first time.  I used Distress Inks on water colour paper for the background and die cut the flowers and the banner from the same sheet.

In the Challenge you have to use at least 3 elements and I have chosen the wool/twine, the flower and the picture with the scenery (I loved the colours).

I hope you'll join in with the challenge HERE.  

Enjoy your weekend!

Products Used:
Painted Blooms die set 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
All adhesives from Stix 2 Anything
Personal Impressions Stamp Set
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 26 May 2017

In A Teacup - Daring Cardmakers DT Challenge

Happy Friday!

It's been a mad week full of meetings and to round it off it's Sports Day today so I'm off to cheer the boys on!

The challenge set this week by Leo is to use a teacup and fill it with something different.  I didn't have anything teacup related in my stash so I used a free SVG that I cut with my Cricut for the base card.  I decorated it with Sweet Nothings paper and lace.

I punched out butterflies and heat embossed the wings on the pink butterflies before adding pearls to the centres and a sentiment.

There are some wonderful inspirational cards by my fellow DT members over on the Daring Cardmakers Blog.  I hope you'll find time to visit over the long weekend and join in!

Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend!

Products used:
First Edition Sweet Nothings paper pad
Docrafts Butterfly Punch
Tonic Nuvo White Embossing Powder
Craftwork Cards Sentiment
All adhesives from Stix 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash