CAS Grunge and Girly Girl

Hi Everyone,

thanks for your lovely comments, they were very much appreciated.

Today I have two projects for you. First of all a big Thanks to Manderly from Lacy Sunshine for her help yesterday. This brings me to my first card the girly Emmmilou Boo’s Inchworm, the digi for their challenge #32, which I want to enter, the theme is ‘Favourite Colours’. I have chosen to work mainly with pink and green to create this dreamy card …

Emmilou Boo's Inchworm

I had to take the picture before the glitter glue had time to dry as I wanted to get the post out tonight. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations’ new release SUBWAY ART BUILDER Dare and goes really well with the cute Emmilou. Thought the pretty patchwork paper from the docrafts Boofle collection would be perfect to go with Emmilou’s casual look.

My second card is a CAS Grunge one …

CAS GrungeI have been meaning to use the big sentiment stamp by LOTV for quite a while, finally I had my chance. I teamed it up with Kaisercraft’s Grid stamp, Papertrey Ink’s Grunge Me Set (Larger splatters) and STAMPlorations’ Holiday Artsy set (rings) plus Island Indigo, Baja Breeze and Pool Party inks by Stampin’Up!  To add to the grunge feel I slightly sanded my white brads and tied the twine offset from my two embossed lines. To Finish I sprayed some Baja Breeze and Island Indigo to add the fine splatters.

I want to enter this grungy card into the following challenges

Additcted to CAS – Grunge

CASology – Metal, the word ‘Nickels’ and the brads

Less is More – Three colours or three shades of the same colour, I used shades of blue

Cardz 4 Guyz – Bingo Card, I went for Twine, Brads, Embossing (2 embossed lines)

Finally I would like to remind you of the STAMPlorations Blog Hop, there is still time to join in …

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With only 9 stops and lots of prizes up for grabs, it should be easy for you even if you never hopped before, more details can be found here.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Summer Days

Hi Everybody,

You might remember that I recently started using digi stamps, to be precise some lovely vintage ones from Nicecrane Designs.

Well today I got another tasty vintage card for you using my Nicerane digi stamps, this time with a summery theme.

Summer Days

Luckily the sun came out just in time to take the picture outdoors. We had some very heavy rainfall earlier in the day.

I coloured the girl in using Promarker and Spectrum Noir Pens. The rest of the picture is coloured in using some brushmarkers and blender pen. for this I tend to scribble some brushmarker on an acrylic block and then I pick the ink up with my blender pen to colour in. I find that I get a similar effect to using water colour with this technique. As I am new to using digi stamps, I so far haven’t dared using a waterbrush for colouring given that I only have an inkjet printer and I am a bit afraid that the ink might start running …

I am entering this pretty girl into the anything goes challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. Ohhh, I’ve just seen they are doing a blog hop with some prices up for grabs, so make sure you pop over and join in!!!

The sentiment I used is from Lily of the Valley. Here is what else I used: Nellies Multiframes and Lace Border dies, Memory box Tessatina Border die, Spellbinders Nesties Scalloped Circle dies, Cheery Lynn Fern dies, and from Stampin’UP! I used Sizzix Wood grain embossing folder, Boho Flower Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (small flower). The pretty paper is from the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady collection.

Have Fun and Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Valentine & 3D

Happy Valentine’s Day, Everybody!!!

Here is the card my hubby found on the doormat this morning as if it had been posted through the letter box.

He loved it.

As you can see I’ve gone wild again with distressing. I just sometimes like to give projects the ‘aged’ effect. Staying with tones of one colour made it look less busy. I suppose one could have achieved the layer effect using some masking, but I wanted it to be 3D especially as it didn’t have to go into the post. I know some of you are concerned about this issues given that postage for a large letter is about 75 pence and therefore creeping a bit too closely to £1. But I must say I do like the 3D effect, it just gives natural depth and shadow in all light conditions. Layering is the easiest way to achieve this unless one goes for more complicated constructions. I shall have a think about that, could be a theme for a class ‘Pop Up cards and more’. Please let me know your views.

For now have a great day and allow yourselves to be spoiled. 🙂

Back again tomorrow. Happy Crafting!!!

supplies: stamps – SU, LOTV; inks – SU, Tim Holtz; die cut flower – SUP; ribbon, eyelet, distress tool, card etc from your local craft store