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Monday, 27 November 2017

Seven hills Craft Challenge




Over at the SevenHills Craft challenge we have been asked to pick one of these  colour palettes and to make a Christmas themed card.,I chose the last one which can be interpreted as either gold and silver or blues grey and browns.

I chose to use silver for the dove and gold for the olive branch and to make it involved taping off  the branch and heat embossing the dove and then taping off the dove and heat embossing in gold the branch....and a LOT of hair tearing .:)
The paper smooches image is usually much sharper but I had to  emboss it twice as there was gaps!!Its maybe not the best heat embossing that I have done but it might have been the texture on the linen cardstock that I decided to use that was causing the problem!But apart from that I am happy how it turned out in RL

I then mounted it on gold mirror card.
Before mounted that I then heated embossed the sentiment again from PS in silver.

Thanks for taking the time to look
xxx

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Muse Christmas Visions no.2



This is my take on Elizabeth's second card over at MCV and I admit that it kinda went off on a tangent....
You see discovered I  don't have a  branches stamp so then I had to think of something else so thought branches  = trees! with me so far?
Then I found my little cottage one and I just love it  and so from that this card was born !
So my inspiration came from :-

Branches (well trees have branches dont they??) and Elizabeth's are pine branches!
Inky backgound
Colours blue ,black and yellow
Image to the left of the card  ...Ok I'm reaching with that one :)
Has intended to put on  a white sentiment but had a senior moment and had inked and stamped it before I remembered !!! 

But thanks for looking 
xxx





Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Muse:Christmas Visions



This week over a Muse:Christmas Visions  they have a Guest Designer and it is none other than ElizStewart and she has given us not one but two cards to play along with !

For my card I chose the snowflake one ...Isn't it a beauty loved that diecut snowflake in the middle!
(hoping time allows and I can have a go at doing an inky background one like Elizabeth's second card too!)

I found my eye drawn to the word Joy and the snowflakes on Elizabeth's card so I went with that .
I found my inspiration from:-
The word Joy 
The sparkly snowflake 
and finally the tiny bits of bling - gems  

Thanks for taking the time to look
xxx

Monday, 16 October 2017

October Sketch




This months challenge over at Seven Hills Crafts is a sketch one

You can twist it, flip it, change the shapes to suit - as long as we can see the general starting point for your inspiration was our sketch

I found myself doing all of the above :)
The star shape led me to think of Christmas and that led on to using my favourite wreath layering stamp by W9 and I blinged it up a bit by adding some wink of stella to the holly leaves - which is an unknown stamp ..read that as I have forgotten! and the black blobs are in RL gold glittery stickles.

Adding it all to a stitched mat that I think is the Mama elephants one and then popped iton to red shimmer card stock. 

Thank you for taking the time to look
xxx

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Cupcake inspirations



This month over at {Cupcake Inspirations } they have a colour challenge going on and when I saw it I just couldn't help thinking about making a Christmas Card ...cant seem to stop making them just now! and these colours lend themselves so perfectly for this type of Christmas card





In RL my sky on the card is a darker shade of navy but whenever I highlight the card to see the silver embossed stars -it lightens the sky but I'm sure you get the idea! I also used a wink of stella on my silhouette images as I saw on those cupcakes a fine dusting of glitter on the frosting but the photo doesn't show it up at all :(

I love this paper smooches stamp set and have used it a few times I must admit! but love how it tells this story so simply - and its so quick and easy to recreate if i want, (except when you have to cover up the original sentiment as it went on squint...that took a good few goes!!!! :)


Thank you for taking the time to pop over and have a look
xxx


Monday, 25 September 2017

Card Concept 78



Unheard of for me but I have another card that I'm posting today!...
Can you guess its a horrible day outside ??
:)

This time I'm taking part in the Card Concept Challenge.Where they had this beautiful inspiration photo which just screamed baby card to me!


I took inspiration from the colours of the drawers and the jumper .



I used Lawn Fawn little bundle stamps coloured with pro markers and hand cut it out 
To make it a bit more girlie I added a wink of Stella to the clothes to make them sparkle in the light ..maybe you can see it better in the close up?


Not sure if this would be classed as a CAS card or a clean and graphic  or maybe we can say it's both????

:)

Thank you for taking the time to look
xxx

Muse:Christmas Vision





Yeah I know I can hear you you say this is nothing like the Muse card but there is no way on this earth that I can have done anything as stunning as Stephanie's card!!
So instead I went the route of taking the ...

Colours (ok mine are paler but there is blue and green red and silver on my card!)

One focal image in the centre

Silver Embossing

Oh and the same words on the sentiment which again is below my focal image 
:)
I originally added stars to the background but it just didnt look so I settled for star like flowers ..ok Im reaching with that one :)

Thanks for taking the time to look
xxx