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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Mini Distress Ink Pad Holder

I thought I would share with you a project that I've been working on, one I also thought that I had messed up too. Just before Christmas I found this wonderful storage box for Mini Distress Ink Pads, I found it on the Candy Box Crafts website. So when it arrived I looked through my 12x12 paper pads and decided to use one of my precious Graphic 45 pads. The one I chose was Artisan Style. I merrily started drawing around measuring and cutting out the papers and after sticking on the centre piece (the handle), I realised that the gap in the trays was quite tight in fact so tight that the tray would not slide down the handle. So at this stage I set it to one side hoping that once it was dry the tray would fit, but that did not happen. I was gutted needless to say, but hubby came to the rescue and found a thin file in his workshop and filed away some of the centre gap so I could now get the trays to fit.



I have now finished and am so pleased with the overall look now . The top three trays fit all 60 of the ink pads and the bottom tray which is slightly deeper has room to store blending tool in.


The knobs were some that I had bought for another project but went with this so well and it makes it easier to get the lid off.


Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Texture At PCC and Butterfly Challenge

I made this card to cover two challenges, At Perfectly Created Chaos the theme is Texture and the Butterfly challenge is looking for Jade and/or Jewels. The card looks more jade in real life than it does in this photo, but it has got jewels on as well so I have the challenge covered. I started by embossing a piece of white card stock in a Tattered Lace butterfly embossing folder and the taking a distressed crayon (peacock feathers) and rubbing over the whole of the card. Next I took a damp baby wipe and rubbed over the crayoned piece, as the crayons react with water this gave it a softer look. I then took the same crayon and went back over the top of the raised areas this time I left it alone. I mounted this onto some gold mirri card and then onto a white 6x6 card blank adding some gold and white ribbon around the middle. The fern is from tattered lace and the beast wishes a Tonic die. The butterfly is a Tim Holtz stamp, which was coloured and fussy cut before I added the jewels to the body. I mounted this onto the card with glue gel.



Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Coffee and Cream with Stamping Sensations

My card today was made for the challenge over at Stamping Sensations which this month is Coffee and Cream. The stamp set that I have used is from Chocolate Baroque - As Free As A Bird. I made a 6x6 card base using some brown card and also used the same colour for my matting. I then stamped onto cream card using Brushed Corduroy distress ink for my main image and also the background. For the background I used the tail feather of another stamp from the set. I was tempted to distress the edges of both the background and the main image but in the end decided that I liked as it was, uncoloured in any way.



Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Monday, 9 January 2017

Something New

The challenge over on the CD Sunday blog at the moment is Something New and new to me is this gorgeous CD by Debbi Moore - Art Deco Elegant Moments. This card is for my Mum's birthday which is on Thursday. She has not got the Internet so I'm safe posting this on here now. The main image has been decoupaged and put onto the card with foam pads, so plenty of dimension going on, as I also cut out the border of of another backing paper and put this on with foam pads too. I've added flat backed pearls and some flowers made from my favourite Crealies die in a matching colour with gems in the centre. It had to be in green as this is her favourite colour



I would also like to enter this into the challenge over at Ooh La La which at the moment is Feminine and this card defiantly fits the bill.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Sunday, 8 January 2017

A Birthday Card and Two Challenges

I suddenly remembered this morning that it was our Great Nephew's Birthday tomorrow and I hadn't made him a card yet, and with it being Sunday it's a new challenge over at Pixie's Snippets Playground. So with both of these things in mind I started rummaging in my scraps box. I found lots of small (but not too small) pieces of white card, plus a square piece that I had stamped something on and then abandoned it. Then I remembered that the new challenge over on the Allsorts Challenge blog was Dogs and/or Cats, and sitting in my cupboard were both the cats and dogs sets of stamps from Tim Holtz. As I have never inked any of these stamps I thought it was time to remedy this. The reason that I picked this dog over any of the others and the cats, is the fact that yesterday afternoon my sister turned up with her dog. I had just started chopping up some meat ready for dinner and this was the look that Luka (the dog) gave me thinking that I might throw a piece his way. I created an inky background using distress inks and then over stamped around the edges with a star swirl stamp from Stamping Up and an ink pad with luminous ink however it did not show up in the photo very well. I stamped the dog on a smaller piece of card and then coloured him with Aqua pens before cutting him out with the matching die.



Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Friday, 6 January 2017

Zucchini At The Butterfly Challange

My card today is for a fairly new to me challenge blog, Butterfly Challenge. When I say new to me this will be the second time that I've entered anything, but the blog itself has sat in my sidebar for many months with the intention of me taking part. When I saw what the challenge was this month I was a bit stumped, but thanks to Valery, who runs the Butterfly Challenge, she has put up a description of the colour Zucchini, which is hues of yellow through to hues of green. Then I wondered if I had anything that looked like it could be this colour. In the end I found everything that I needed for this card in my scrap box with the exception of the base card which came from my stash (if I hadn't already entered into Pixies Snippets Playground this week this card would have been ideal).



Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Allsorts Challenge - Something New

The challenge over on the Allsorts Challenge blog this week is Something New, and my something new for this challenge is New Lavinia Stamps. I bought them last November but this is the first time that they have been used. My background was made with some mopping up from a play that I had last year using Dylusion sprays. The colour is so strong with these sprays that I managed to create  several backgrounds for future projects. I used a mask and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink to create the mountains in the background and also for some of the foliage and stars. The rest was stamped with versafine Black Onyx. I used a Wink of Stella on the fairy wings, a gold pen on the flowers and stickles on the stars. 



Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Pixies Snippets Playground

Well Christmas came and went pretty fast and apart from a little online crafty shopping it was craft free for me too. This is my first card since before Christmas and it's for the new challenge over at Pixies Snippets Playground, all you have to do is use a snippet somewhere on your card to enter. This card was made completely for my snippets box including the card base that I found in the box (not sure how that got there as there was nothing wrong with it). The patterned paper was from a piece left over that I had used for another project and was printed from MCS Summer Bliss CD. On Friday of last week I received some new Tattered Lace dies, bought before just before Christmas, so I used this beautiful butterfly and foliage die on this card along with a Thank You die. I always like to keep some thank you cards in my box as you never know when you are going to need one.



Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Happy Christmas

Well I'm almost finished now, just the housework to do and tidy the craft room if there's time. I just wanted to wish all of my followers and visitors a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



Thank you for all of the wonderful comments that you have left over the past year, I really do appreciate them.

Sue

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground

Whoa, where has this week disappeared too? Christmas Day is rushing up too fast, I need it to slow down a little please. I still have so much to do before the big day arrives. I did find time to make this Birthday card to enter into Pixie's Snippets Playground, using some new dies from Tattered Lace. There was a CD which came with the dies , so I printed off one of the backgrounds and placed onto an A5 black card which I had gone around the edges with some blue and gold gilding wax. Next I cut out of some scraps of black card that were in the box, the Steampunk owl and cogs. Again I went over them with the same gilding waxes to give them a shine before popping them onto the card. The Happy Birthday stamp is from Chocolate Baroque from one of many sets that I have. This is now winging it's way to someone who's birthday is between Christmas Day and the New Year. No time for sitting around, must get on with some more Christmas prep.



Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue