Monday, 2 February 2015

Tired? Yep!

Hello all!
I have just remembered that I haven't posted my card for the challenge at Friday Sketch Challenges.
((I do have another life you know, outside the craft room....................Dear Lord I am such a liar!!!) and although it is now 1 in the morning, I'm prepared to do it now and put up with the tired, washed out look I'll be wearing tomorrow.....yeah, right!!!

The sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique who have loads and loads of images to purchase for every occasion and if you just so happen to win the challenge, then a £5 gift voucher to spend at Digi Stamp Boutique will be yours!
Ok, here's the sketch to follow, created by Shirley on the DT team.:-

This is the card I made by following the sketch :- 

I decided to make a 'Z' fold card for this challenge. The ribbon wraps around the card to keep it together.
I used Lili of The Valley paper pads
           Tim Holtz distress inks
           Spellbinders and Tattered Lace dies.

L x

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

And Finally....

Oh, yeah, I'm on a roll! Hahahaha!
I have just made one other card for a challenge.
Why? You might ask.
Because I can I will reply!
To be honest, I was entering my first card into this challenge until I re-read the rules etc and realised that Kraft cardstock must be used! So, I got out the Kraft card and this is what I made :

The challenge at The Kraft Journal is to make a CAS card from Kraft cardstock and/or products from their site, in only a few minutes! This one fits the bill as it took me 17 minutes in total to create it! Most of that time was in trying to eke out the Kraft from the die!!!! Nightmare!

Items used :
Kraft cardstock
Spellbinders GrateWorks die
Tattered Lace sentiment
American Crafts Ready Set Go paper pad.

That is, finally, the last post of the day as I am pooped and ready for bed (but not before I sneak a packet of Walkers plain crisps upstairs with my cup of hot milk and honey!!!!).

See you all soon


All White again!

So, I'm back!
I did say in my last post that I would have another little card to show you lovely crafty folk and here it is!

Again, I've made this one in the CAS style (yes, I'm always banging on how it's my favourite....BUT IT IS!!!) but added some pops of colour in the way of the lovely Bentley Bear!

Items Used :

Spectrum Noir markers
Neenah smooth white cardstock
Tattered Lace Starlight Plaque
Tattered Lace heart dies.

I cut an aperture into this card too (see previous post!) and overlaid the tattered lace die to the outside to give Bentley Bear a roses frame for his bouquet!

All in all, a cute little CAS card, methinks, and it didn't take long to make either! 

I'm entering it into these challenges :
The Cutie Pie Challenge blog - challenge #83 white on white and oh so cute
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - challenge #103 Valentine
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Love, Valentines Day challenge.

That's all for now folks so be sure to pop back in the near future as I have some lovely items to share with you all ! 

L x

All White!!!

Hi everyone!
Yes, it's that time of the day when, after crafting and making some loveliness at my desk, I eventually get around to writing the blog and actually posting some pics of my makes.
 I had to go to the GPs first thing this morning for some blood tests and then straight home to wait in for a new bed delivery - which, I've just found out, won't be coming until tomorrow morning. Just as well I had no other errands to run today or it would have been a wasted day. I remember having things like this happen when I used to work and had to take a day off to wait for a delivery which didn't come - sooooo frustrating. Nowadays, deliveries are simpler when there's no job to rush off to!

..........Today has been all about Clean And Simple. And the two cards I've made (yes, TWO), reflect this very well!,

This first card I made is for the challenges at :
 Quirky Crafts Challenge blog - challenge #2 - Through the Quirky Window! The idea is to make a card with an aperture and place something within the aperture as a focal point.
Melonheadz Friends - CAS challenge

Items used :
Neenah smooth white card
Tim Holtz ragged lines embossing folder
Spellbinders nestabilities circle die
Tattered Lace Starlight Square die
Spellbinders Poppy Patch die
Silver Mirri card
Tsukineko Brilliance Starlight silver ink

It wasn't an easy card to make even though it has fewer elements to it than others I've made because it had to be precise! If the cuts weren't sharp or clean, then the CAS effect just wouldn't work.

Here's the finished article!!!

I will be posting another item shortly and probably several more after that as I've been oh such a busy girl!!!!

L x