Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Going Green

I've been on a bit of a crafting roll today - well, CAS cards can be very quick to make if you've already got them planned in your mind!

For this card, I've used a Studio G  stamp set that I've had for a couple of years and has only seen ink once before - thank you very much to Shopping Our Stash for picking Three or More Trees as this week's theme and reminding me to dig it out.

I stamped the leaf trail repeatedly around the edge to form a border, leaving a space for the sentiment. The main image is layered onto two scraps of green card from my stash, and the darkest layer, which is actually dark green and not black as it appears in the photo, is cut from a rather nice green-and-gold envelope that I couldn't bear to throw away. Look out for the gold bits in a future make!

Dapper Gent

Here is a very quick and CAS card that I made for the latest challenge at AAA cards - Masculine.

The specs and 'tache are stamped with Versafine ink that always seems to give a proper BLACK black, if you know what I mean. The stamp itself came from a magazine cover mount a few years ago, I think. I've added some googly eyes, washi tape and a sentiment made using a hand held Dymo labelling machine.

Snowman and Santa Selfie

It's Rudolph Day at Scrappymo's where from the 25th to the end of every month we have a chance to share a Christmas card - and if that makes you shrug and think that Christmas is ages away, let me remind you that it is just two months away today!!!

I've used this super fun digi from Dr Digis, called "Selfie Santa" and coloured it in with Promarkers. I thought up the sentiment to go with it and created it on the computer. The papers are from a DCWV 12 x 12 pad simply called "Stack 9".

I am also sharing this with
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use a sentiment
CRAFT challenge - Christmas  

Cards with Movement at Cardz 4 Guyz

Today for the latest challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz we would like to see cards with movement. It might be a slider card, or a spinner card, or any kind of kinetic card.

I chose to make a magic window card (and I wouldn't be giving too much away if I were to say that I'm not the only member of the DT to have done so!). The finished card has an uncoloured image:

But pull the tab and - hey presto! - the image is coloured in!!!

The instructions that I used were printed off from an email I received back in 1999 and have been meaning to try ever since.... and they didn't work. So I ended up spending an afternoon watching You Tube videos to try to understand exactly what gets stuck to what, and where it gets stuck. It's worth it, though, for the impressive result, and I'm crossing my fingers that one of my teamies will have provided a link to some easier-to-understand instructions.

The main image stamp is by Crafty Individuals, the cogs and gears are various stamps from my stash and the background card is covered with pieces torn from a sheet of tissue printed with vintage advertisements.

I am sharing this with
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes 
Use Your Stuff - Heritage  -  because of the vintage balloon image and the vintage advertising paper

Monday, 24 October 2016

Tiny Tots at Ooh La La Creations

Our new challenge is waiting for you at Ooh La La Creations Challenge and the theme is Tiny Tots.

For my card I have used papers from the Shawn Jenkins Collection CD, which is available in the Ooh La La Creations Shop. I love all the cute little creatures in the picture - every time I look at it I find another detail to smile about. The die cuts I have added are cut with the X-cut "Baby icons" set.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

A Snippety Halloween

I really wasn't intending to make any more Halloween cards, but the photo challenge at Just Us Girls this week was one I just couldn't resist.

Here's my take on it.....

I have no pumpkin die, so I used the smallest die from a Nestabilities Ovals set to cut 5 ovals  and stick them together to form one, with a tiny scrap of green for a stalk. The trailing "vine" is an ivy sprig cut with an old (Marianne, I think)  die and the cat is cut with the Dee's Distinctively Dies set "Retro Cats 2". The tiny pumpkins are confetti that fell out of the packaging of something I bought on ebay recently!

All the die cuts are done with Snippets, so I'm taking this card into Pixie's Snippets Playground with me.

And I'm also playing along with the Spooky challenge at Cuttlebugmania -  although I find black cats cuddly and pumpkins delicious, at this time of year they are both allowed to be spooky.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Winter village

Thee's a recipe challenge this week at Less is More, the recipe being to use Acetate or Vellum. I think it's going to be a very popular one - there are some wonderful cards in the gallery already.

Here's my take on the challenge:

I used a die from the X-cut Village Build-a-Scene set to cut across the front of  a white card. Then I cut straight across the front 1cm from the top and replaced the front of the card with a square of acetate, placing the lower, die cut, area of the card back in position after adding a stamped sentiment. I used a peel off marker pen to colour the windows yellow from behind, and covered the whole of the inside of the card with dark blue paper.

I had planned to add the silver star to the inside of the card, but when I tried it, it looked better on the outside. There's a hint of sparkle to the acetate too - that isn't really meant to be there, I put the acetate down somewhere I'd been using glitter and the static on the surface picked it up, but it looked so pretty I didn't want to wipe it off! I fear it will drop off before Christmas though.

I am also sharing this with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use a sentiment