Monday, 7 November 2022

Fabulous Floral Slimline Card by Alex Syberia Design for Little Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #193 on the 6th of November, 2022


Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for challenge #193, the 6th of November 2022 challenge for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I'm writing this on Saturday afternoon after an awesome lunch for my Father's birthday today and before we dash for a basketball game for my son.

Anyway, here is my completed card:

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

I chose to use Fabulous Floral Slimline Card Panel by Alex Syberiawhich I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • pink - RV000, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV19
  • yellow stamens - Y38, YR09
  • background - BG0000, BG000, B00, BG01, colourless blender
  • outline - B16
I have cut out the coloured image using my paper cutter and then adhered to a white slimline card from Envelope Solutions.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes and bonus classes.

Here is a photo close-up of the colouring before it was cut and before I added the colourless blender to the background:

There is inspiration from the rest of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 19th of November, 2022. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 6th of November, 2022 to find out the winners of Challenge #192.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge #62 - Anything Goes plus the Option of Open Technique



Thanks for looking!
                            

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Feeling Sketchy at Let's Craft and Create Challenge on the 5th of November, 2022

 

For this month's challenge at Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog we have the optional theme of

Feeling Sketchy - Use a Sketch

Here is my card:

I searched in all my craft challenge bookmarks for a current sketch - there are a lot of sketch challenges that have closed down, but finally I found Sketch Saturday! So I used the sketch #712 that is current now as I write on the 23rd of October, but I think it will have finished before I post. Not to worry, it is a lovely sketch and I think I will use it for a few other cards!

Here is the sketch:

I just received a bunch of stuff from Simon Says Stamps from Stamptember and one of those items that I fell in love with was the October 2022 Card Kit, which had beautiful sunflower stamps. So I stamped the single sunflower from Sunflower Fields by Simon Says Stamp using Rich Cocoa Memento ink on to one of the Kraft deco tags that came in the kit. I then coloured with the following PrismaColour pencils:
  • sunflower petals - white, canary yellow, cadmium orange hue, orange
  • inside of sunflower - white, mineral orange, burnt ochre
  • leaves and stems - apple green, olive green
I added some twine that came with the Kraft deco tags.

I then die cut a circle of paper from Summer Vibes Paper Pack by La-La Land Crafts using the biggest Stitched Nested Circles die set and the strips of the same paper, but the other side using Stitched Ribbon dies both by La-La Land Crafts.

The sentiment label was die cut from white card stock using Scalloped Sentiment Labels die set also by La-La Land Crafts (the first time I have used this die!) The sentiment from Sunflower Fields was stamped in Nautical Blue Memento ink, which I also used to edge the label.

Here is a photo of the proposed layout before I glued everything, also I was trying to decide whether I used a white card or a Kraft card:


After consultation with my teenage daughter, I have used a Kraft square card from Envelope Solutions.

Here is another photo of the card:

I found inspiration from the Simon Says Stamp DT, who showcased some awesome projects especially Suzy Plantamura who posted five projects using the Sunflower Fields stamp set and as usual, from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes.

I can't wait to use the rest of the October 2022 Card Kit!

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Let's Craft and Create Challenges are monthly and go live on the 5th of every month and you have until the end of the month to add your creations which can be anything goes plus an optional theme.

There is inspiration from the rest of the Let's Craft and Create DT over on the Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card stash.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 4 November 2022

Winter Robin by Sheep Ski Designs for Winter Wonderland Challenge on the 4th of November, 2022


It has been a crazy busy few months and I had a bit of a rest last month. I am back at Winter Wonderland this month and we are hosted by Christine.

Welcome to our tenth challenge for 2022.

Our theme is:

Robin Redbreast

So here is my project:


Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme of Robin Redbreast.

We had a choice of two images this month and I chose Winter Robin, which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It blending card and then used my paper cutter to cut around the image after I have coloured it with the following Copics markers:
  • back - E44, E47, E49
  • red - R24, R27, R46, R59
  • breast - E40, E41, E43, E44
  • beak/legs - E35, E37, E39, white gel pen
  • eye - E47, E49, white gel pen
  • leaves - YG23, YG25, YG67
  • berries - R46, R59, clear Wink of Stella
  • branch - E15, E18
  • snow - BV0000, C00, C0, C1, clear Wink of Stella
  • sky - B0000, BG0000, BG000, B00, BG01, colourless blender
  • outline - B16
You can see a bit of sparkle with clear Wink of Stella on the close-ups:

I adhered the coloured image to a square white card from Envelope Solutions, then stamped Happiest of Holidays from Happiest of Holidays Clear Stamp Set by La-La Land Crafts in Nautical Blue Memento ink using my MISTI.

As usual, I have drawn some inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her awesomMonthly Classes and Bonus Classes.

Here is another photo of the completed card:

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
There is inspiration from the rest of the Winter Wonderland DT over on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card stash.
We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only! We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous Christmas creations. Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 1st of December, 2022.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Let it Snow Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 5 October 2022

The Colours of Fall/Autumn for Let's Craft and Create Challenge #188 on the 5th of October, 2022


For this month's challenge at Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog we have the optional theme of

The Colours of Fall - use any or all of these colours - red, yellow, orange, brown

Here is my card:


I already had Autumn Molli from La-La Land Crafts stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending card and then I coloured her with the following Copics pens:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • hair - E30, E31, E55, E57
  • purple - V12, V15, V17, BV08
  • green - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
  • grey - W0, W2, W4, W6
Here is a close-up of the colouring:


For the card - I have used a Kraft square card from Envelope Solutions and the Falling for Fall Layering Stencil from La-La Land Crafts. For the colours, I tried to use Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron with Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon. I really need some blending brushes!!


I then stamped one of the sentiments from Autumn Molli on to a Ticket that I had already die cut from white cardstock using the largest of the Ticket dies from La-La Land Crafts. I stamped the sentiment using Elderberry Memento ink and my MISTI, before outlining with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo and smudging with Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon and Brushed Corduroy.

Here is another photo of the card:

As usual I found inspiration from the La-La Land Crafts DT, who showcased some awesome projects on the La-La Land Crafts blog and as usual, from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
TBD


Let's Craft and Create Challenges are monthly and go live on the 5th of every month and you have until the end of the month to add your creations which can be anything goes plus an optional theme.

There is inspiration from the rest of the Let's Craft and Create DT over on the Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card stash.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 8 September 2022

August 2022 Card Chain Challenge Reveal

 

Apologies, but life has just been crazy - we have had crazy cold weather and our study with my computer is on the cold side of the house, so it is just not a place that I want to sit!
So here is a very basic version of my post:

I signed up again for the Card Chain Challenge! Essentially you sign up and make a card that you send to the person before you in the sign up and the person that signed up after you, sends you a card!

For August, I made a card to send to Suze in NZ - this is wh
at I sent her:



Here are the options that we had to make the card:


Theme Options:  Legs / Fruit and Flowers / Friendship

Product / Technique Options: Acetate / Aperture


Here are some photos from a different angle so you can see the dimension and the sparkle from the glitter behind the acetate:



I have stamped Jumping for Joy Marci on to X-Press It Blending card using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured with Copics.

I also die cut the Sun Smiles die and the Three Clouds die from yellow and white card stock, respectively.
The Celebrate die was die cut from gold and white card stock and then adhered together.

To make the shaker component, I die cut one of the stitched ovals from Double Stitched Ovals Die set from white cardstock and cut a piece of acetate to fit and used foam tape to add dimension for the chunky glitter - I think I added too much glitter as it didn't really shake that well!
I adhered a paper from the Celebrate Paper Pack to a white card from Envelope Solutions.

Here are some close-up photos:

As usual I found inspiration from La-La Land Crafts DT, who showcased some awesome projects on the La-La Land Crafts blog and as usual, from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
TBD

I hope that Suze likes the card!

Thanks for looking!

Frame It for Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog on the 5th of September, 2022

 

Apologies, but life has just been crazy - we have had crazy cold weather and our study with my computer is on the cold side of the house, so it is just not a place that I want to sit!
So here is a very basic version of my post:


Anyway, for this month's challenge at Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog we have the optional theme of

Frame It! Use a Frame

Here is my card:


Here is another photo:


I have stamped the critters from Best Day Ever from La-La Land Crafts with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured with Copics pens. There are some outline dies for this set: Best Day Ever Outline Dies, so I have used those!


I have die cut some white card stock using the Linked Squares die from La-La Land Crafts for my frame and used foam tape to give it dimension.

I have adhered a paper from the Celebrate Paper Pack from La-La Land Crafts on to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions using double-sided tape. Then stamped the show-ground silhouette image from
Best of Times Clear Stamp Set from La-La Land Crafts using Nautical Blue Memento ink.

For the sentiment, I die cut one of the ribbons from Stitched Ribbon Dies and stamped the sentiment from Best Day Ever from La-La Land Crafts in Nautical Blue Memento ink.

Here is photo of the layout:

Here is a photo of two of the critters before they were die cut:


As usual I found inspiration from the La-La Land Crafts DT, who showcased some awesome projects on the La-La Land Crafts blog and as usual, from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
TBD


Let's Craft and Create Challenges are monthly and go live on the 5th of every month and you have until the end of the month to add your creations which can be anything goes plus an optional theme.

There is inspiration from the rest of the Let's Craft and Create DT over on the Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card stash.

Thanks for looking!

Little Camp by All Dressed Up Stamps for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #189 on the 4th of September, 2022


Apologies, but life has just been crazy - we have had crazy cold weather and our study with my computer is on the cold side of the house, so it is just not a place that I want to sit!
So here is a very basic version of my post:

Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for challenge #189, the 4th of September 2022 challenge for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.

Here is my completed card:

Our sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up:



Here's a bit about All Dressed Up:

Hi, my name's Wendy, founder of All Dressed Up. I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children (my inspiration behind the characters) - in particular, my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with trends and all things digital.

Day to day, I work as a textile designer working traditionally within childrenswear, fashion and interiors. Although my work is mostly digital, my work process remains hand-drawn which I hope comes across in my artwork. 

All Dressed Up was created in 2013 as a place to share my digital stamps which back then was a whole new challenge for me. Since, I've been lucky to have discovered a whole creative community and welcomed the All Dressed Up design team who have been amazing to work with. Through our online community and Instagram, the team keep me on my toes to keep on drawing, creating and inspiring. My favourite thing is seeing how my characters are continually given brand new personalities!

On our Facebook and Instagram page we host regular tutorials, challenges (and freebies!) and is the real heart of our community. The stamps are available from the All Dressed Up Etsy shop which is continually updated on a monthly basis with lots of limited edition and seasonal stamps available in particular.

The All Dressed Up community is a friendly bunch (if I do say so myself!) and we would love for you to get involved, see your work and for you to share your stamping tips too! Do get in contact and be sure to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to see what we're creating at the moment.


I chose Little Camp and I have coloured with Copics which I will add later. 
I have cut out the coloured image using my paper cutter and then adhered to a white card from Envelope Solutions.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes and bonus classes.

I didn't even take a photo before I cut it out, but here is a close-up of the colouring:

There is inspiration from the rest of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 17th of September, 2022. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 4th of September, 2022 to find out the winners of Challenge #188.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
TBD


Thanks for looking!