Recognition

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Wedding ....

I have been working on a Wedding collection inspired
by 
Here are the photo's...
I have used the gorgeous and pretty Magnolias For Her stamp set.
I used Zig pens for water-colouring and good quality water-colouring card throughout.
Some of the leaves have been done using card and some on vellum to add contrast.
The Invitation has been layered onto vellum, heat embossed 
and coloured to add further dimension.
I loved the way Yana used layers in her inspiration fabulous card.
I was also inspired by the gold antique trims on the background of the card 
so I stamped and heat embossed a flourish stamp in gold on the card 
to represent this.
You can see this better on the wine tag.
I used a die cut to make the favour box and  heat embossed in gold around the sides and again on the name place card.
All finished off with sequins, tiny diamante's, splats 
and yellow perfect pearls to pick up the yellow on the inspiration photo.
I had so much fun making this set.
I don't normally do a lot of fussy cutting and prefer to stamp and mask, 
especially since I got the Misti, so it made a really lovely change 
and I enjoyed the challenge.
Thank you so much for finding time to stop by.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter....
Altenew - July Challenge - Weddings and Photo Inspiration
CAS-ual Fridays - Gift Tags -Bottle Tag ... 
Update I was lucky enough to get a 'Favourite' for the tag...Thank you so much x









Sunday, 24 July 2016

Christmas in July....

I was inspired to make a one layer Christmas Card today
for the One Layer Challenge .... Christmas in July....
Here is my card....
Lots of masking and thinking about the layers but I got there in the end...
Lets just say this wasn't my first attempt!

Not as CAS as first envisaged but if you could see the red as white that may help.....
I die cut a tag and used this for a mask.
I then sprayed several different colours of reds and gold.....
Boy do these look rich and shiny in real life.
After stamping and embossing the lines, still with the mask on, 
I had a fun time playing with colouring the tag.
I finished with stamping and embossing the bow on top of the tag and the sentiment.
The card held up well to all the water but I would use a heavier water colour card next time.
If it hadn't been a one layer challenge I would have just used the die cut tag,
but hey where's the fun in that?
Thank you so much for stopping by I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter with my One Layer card....
One Layer Challenge - Christmas in July....
Update-My card was hi-lighted in this challenge, thank you so much
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Challenge - Gold
Update - I was lucky to get a Favourite for this card - Thank you x
Addicted to stamps and more - Holiday
Update-Honourable Addict for this card..Thank you x
Make My Monday Challenge - Sentimental
AAA Cards - One Stash Favourite
I love my sprays as they are so very pretty


Saturday, 23 July 2016

Explore....

Today's tag was inspired by .....
the theme of Travel at Art Journey...and Stamplorations - Mixed media challenge
I wanted to make the tag with a friends theme...
their travels, their journey, their exploring and their memories...
I have used distress inks, stencils and stamps on the background.
I have also stamped with white gesso and used clear embossing paste with a stencil.
I have used a white gel pen for hi-lighting
and heated copper frantage, which adds gorgeous texture and dimension.
Thank you for stopping by today, 

I have changed back to Blogger today (from Google+), so that I am no longer a no-reply blogger...
however...... as a result I have lost my google+ followers.......
So I will see what tomorrow brings.....
Need to think about this!
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter....
Art Journey - Travel theme
Stamplorations - Mixed media challenge - Anything but a card and using a stencil 



Thursday, 21 July 2016

Colouring on Kraft.......

Second post today.......Deadline approaching......
Having fun with Camp Create and the MFT Challenge
and another challenge for me is Colouring on Kraft......
I wanted to try a few different techniques whilst using the same stamps....
I don't have coloured pencils so I have used the mediums that I have......
Stamped and heat embossed the flowers in white EP.
Used a brush and white pigment ink for the first layer.
The flowers where coloured  using acrylic paints.
The Hello sentiment has been die cut and raised up onto foam.
Finished off with stripes of silver washi tape stuck to CS and trimmed,
flicked with white ink and doodling around the edges.
I liked how artsy the white pigment 'played' with the acrylic paints....
Stamped with black archival ink.
Used a brush and white pigment ink for the first layer.
The flowers where coloured  using Zig water-colour pens.
The Happy sentiment has been die cut and raised up onto foam.
Finished off with stripes of silver washi tape and flicked with black ink.
I wanted to see if I could use water-colours on Kraft 
and by using the white pigment ink first it worked...
Stamped and heat embossed with clear EP.
Used a brush and white pigment ink for the first layer.
The flowers where coloured  using acrylic paints and Zigs.
The Thanks sentiment has been die cut and raised up onto foam.
Finished off with stripes of gold washi tape,
dotting/doodling with a white gel pen on the flowers and a gold pen in the corners.
Interesting effects with pigment, Zigs and acrylics.
I will be trying coloured pencils next....'when' I get them!
Sorry the post is so long today.......
I have enjoyed participating in the MFT Camp Create Challenge and for me this is the final card...
This is a photo of the 5 cards for the challenge...

I am also entering the CAS Mix Up Challenge and The Paper Players CAS/Watercolor challenge..
with today's kraft card......

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter....
Hello Blue Card......
MFT Camp Create - Coloring on Kraft
MFT funky flower stamps and Hello die cut sentiment
Happy Little Stampers - Anything using Dies
Thanks Pink Card......
CAS Mix Up Challenge - Stamp-Colouring-Plus Die Cutting-Doodling
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge 14 - Top horizontal line
Embossing/Doodling/Add Dimensional
Heat Embossing/White gel and gold pen doodling/Sentiment raised onto foam and glitter washi tape
The Paper Players - Water-colour - CAS



Masking......

Today's card.......
Having fun with Camp Create and the MFT Challenge
and today's challenge for me is Masking......
After die cutting the London Skyline out of masking paper 
I attached it to CS to use as a mask.
I have blended a few shades of blue inks for the sky and reds for the Moon.
I edged the skyline with red to give a 3D effect.
I removed the mask and again blended the same colours at the bottom.
The hello sentiment was also die cut and used as a mask.
I finished with stamping and embossing the I miss you sentiment and
flicking water to represent water...The river Thames.
The card ended up being on one layer.
I enjoyed using the die cut as a mask instead of using the actual die cut.


I am enjoying participating in the MFT Camp Create Challenge 
and chose the colours to enter The MFT Color Challenge too.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter....
MFT Camp Create-Magnificent Masking
MFT London Skyline Die and Hello Die and I Miss you stamp
MFT Color Challenge.....I chose the colours so I could also enter the color challenge

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Dotty Foiling........

Today's card.......
I had a fun and fiddly time doing this card.......
I started by foiling CS with four different colours of foil.
The foiled card was cut using the dot cover plate die.
I die cut another one out of black CS and 
then spent a little while popping them in to give an in-laid effect.
I also popped on a few black dots onto the black sentiment strip.
The Hello sentiment has been die cut and popped up onto foam.
The gold surround has also been foiled using double sided tape.
I continued to have fun and now have a few backgrounds at the ready!

I am enjoying participating in the MFT Camp Create 
and today's challenge for me was 'Foiling'...
I choose the colours to participate in The Male Room colour challenge
I have used Purple as my other colour because the gold and black are neutrals.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs 
x
Challenges I would like to enter....
MFT Camp Create-Fantastic Foiling
MFT cover plate and sentiment die
The Male Room - Colour challenge - Use Red and Blue and one other colour......
Happy Little Stampers - Die cutting-Anything Goes

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Flower Background....

Today's card.......
I have never used stamps in this way to create a background before and I enjoy it!.....
I started by water-colouring the background with Sprays, that I dipped a brush into 
and wet the water-colouring card first.
I used five different colours and had fun.
After it had completely dried I stamped and white heat embossed the flowers and the leaves.
I enjoyed using the same colours to enhance and paint the flowers.
Because some of the 'sprays' I used had mica in them some of the flowers 
have a really pretty shine to them.
The wish sentiment has been die cut and layered onto foam.
I finished off with a few sequins and silver washi tape down the side.
This is why I love to enter challenges as it takes you out of your comfort zone...
I am enjoying participating in the MFT Camp Create 
and today's challenge for me was 'Backgrounds'...Stamp and colour.......
I chose the colours to participate in The Sevenhills Craft Challenge...
It is a colour challenge and I have chosen the first colours..The pinks and the green.
I had lots of fun playing with stamps and colours today 
and produced something out of my comfort zone...
Becca from Damsel of Distressed has a special birthday so I am linking up to her birthday blog.
She creates the most amazing colourful and fun projects and I wish her a very Happy Birthday x
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs 
x
Challenges I would like to enter....
MFT Camp Create-Background Bonanza
Flower and leaves stamps from MFT and the Wish Die
Craft Stamper - Anything goes using a stamp
Becca from Damsel of Distressed has a special birthday so I am linking up to her birthday blog
I am always inspired by her use of colours xx







Saturday, 16 July 2016

Wish Big.....

Today's card........
I have used a stencil for the fluffy clouds, distress ink and glitter embossing paste.
I have die cut a stitched rectangle, popped up onto foam 
and inlaid the die cut balloon, wish sentiment and Little girl to appear that they are floating.
The little girl and balloon have been water coloured and hi-lighted with wink of stella.
I liked the scale of the large balloon against the 'big' sentiment.
The Wish sentiment has bee die cut and dry embossed with a small circle embossing folder.
The little hearts have been heat embossed with silver.
I was inspired to inlay the die cuts by MFT Camp Create-Inlay made easy Challenge
and I used the sketch from Stamplorations
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs
xx
Challenges I would like to enter....
The Wish die is MFT

Stamplorations - Sketch Challenge
My inspiration came from this wonderful card by Suchi...Here
The Mixed Media Challenge - Cards Only - Sparkle
I was waiting for my Kathryn Stamps and dies to come to link this up to your birthday

Happy Little Stampers - Die cutting-Anything Goes