Thursday, 31 August 2017

National Day of Embroidery

Did you know that today is the National Day of Embroidery?
That's not really true, I just made it up so that I could participate in the fun challenge over at Splitcoast stampers F4A392 where it's
 
'National day of .......'

We are welcome to fill in anything on the dotted line. I am filling in Embroidery.
Recently I chopped up an old, holey hand embroidered table cloth of my Mom's and made myself some summer PJ's. With the leftovers I made these gift tags.

 
I got my inspiration from something similar that I had seen on Pintrest
 
I will also be entering this over at Simon says stamp blog Wednesday challenge where it's
'Anything goes'
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Scraps of an old embroidered table cloth
Punch
Pentel Fine liber in black
Paper: Brown: Upcycled soap wrapper
           Green: Scraps  
1/6 sept

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Merry Christmas in gold

Just add ink has this inspiration
 
 
I concentrated on the colours and made a Christmas card
 
 
To finish I added some peel offs in gold
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Gold peel offs
Gold beads
             Gifts: 1001 ideas for easy embroidery on paper by Erica Fortgens
30 aug
 

Monday, 28 August 2017

Soft Palette

Color throw down have a lovely gentle palette for us this week.
 
 
I did another baby's bottle
 
 
I will also be entering this at Simply less is moore where it's
 
 
I used a button
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white and pink
Peel offs in silver
Button from my stash
Pattern: Bergkaarten
28 aug
 

Sunday, 27 August 2017

A Rose Bud

CASology have this cue
 
 
I made another small card with a rose bud
 
 
I added some glitter for a bit of interest
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free download from Activity village
Glitzin' Glam in irredescent
28 aug
 

Friday, 25 August 2017

Sleeping Kitty

I just love the photo that Pinspirational challenges is using this week.
 
 
Some of my favourite things.
I am sharing another of the cards made in my long forgotten past. (Story here. ).
No dogs I'm afraid just a sleeping kitty.
 
 
I did emboss the cat stamp.
 
I will also be entering this at Simon says stamp blog Work it Wednesday August where we have to use a
 
"Stamp"
 
Supplies:
So long ago I have no ide besides the obvious card stocks!!!
28 aug
 

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Girl you are fabulous

 
 
I made yet another tag, sorry for the over load

 
The tag is hand cut.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white and pink
High Heel charm
Single hole plier punch
24 aug
 

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Put a bow on it

"Put a bow on it'

I made a card with gifts on it

 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
pattern: 1001 ideas for Embroidery on Paper by Joke de Vetter
Scraps of ribbon
Paper: Free download from  Activity village
24 aug

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Blue and white snowflake tags

'Add a sentiment'
 
I made some Christmas tags
 

as well as at Christmas card challenges where it's

 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: Scraps
Sentiments: Computer Generated
Stickers: Snowmen and flakes
Single hole plier punch
 
23 aug

Monday, 21 August 2017

Prickly

Casology have a new cue and it's
 
 
I was given a pack of shaped sticky post-it's as a gift a while ago. They where all very cute but I found them to be too small for my liking so they lay in my drawer for a while. Then I had a brainwave. I stuck a whole whad of them together to give the image some dimension and turned them into tags.
Here are some hedgehogs
 
 
Here are the ones I made with the mushroom post-its.
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Hedgehog shaped post-its
Scraps of paper
Pentel fine liner in black
Glitzin' Glamour silver glitter
21 aug
 

Sunday, 20 August 2017

For old times sake

I was tidying out a cupboard the other day and I came across a small hard briefcase which I had totally forgotten about. It was in essence my first 'craft room'. It contained my entire craft supplies for when I first started making cards. Hard to believe when I now have an entire room dedicated, almost solely, to my sewing and craft stuff!!! Anyway inside where some old cards from that time. Very amateurish but I guess we all had to start somewhere and I had a lot of fun.
 One of them fits the challenge over at Butterfly spot challenge this month which is
'Butterflies, Y is for you choose and/or Wedgewood blue'

So just for old times sake here it is

 
I splattered two of the butterflies using a stencil and an air brush and then double stamped the other two. The 3D butterflies where embossed too before they where coloured in with a felt tipped pen.

Even though I made this card a long time ago, when I was browsing a gallery over at Split coast stampers FS550 this card of Diane's reminded me immediately of my card. So I will be using it to honour her.
 
 
Supplies:
I have no idea after all this time! 
5 sept

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Pink, green and yellow

Color throw down have this challenge
 
 
I made a small card
 
 
 
I will also be entering this over at Curtain call challenge where it's the same colours just reversed
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Paper Pizzazz plaids
Flat backed gem
Pattern: Easy Embroidery on paper by Joke de Vette
21/25 aug
 

Friday, 18 August 2017

By the Sea side

AAA cards have this cue
 
 
 
I made some tags
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm
Sea shell stickers
Sentiment: Computer generated
Paper: Scraps
Pink and white washi tape
One hole plier punch
Pentel fine liner in black

Thursday, 17 August 2017

See the light

'See the Light'

I made a Christmas card
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: 80gsm in gold and red
Red Beads 
18 aug

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Vehicles

I'm using a little poetic license with my entry at Simply less is moore this week where it's
 
 
 
 
I made a tag for a baby with a pram on it
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free download from Google
Button from my stash
Cuttlebug
Die: Sizzixx circles
Pram:Satin applique motif
Pentel fine liner in black

18 aug
 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A pink Fairy

"For a child"

I was recently asked to make a card for a little girl who was turning 5 and loved purple and pink.
Here it is

 
Supplies:
Card stock: 200gsm in pink
                    160gsm in white
Thread: Green: DMC 911
             Purple: DMC 3887
             Gold: DMC E3821
16 aug

Monday, 14 August 2017

Heart birthday wishes

CAS colours and sketches have a sketch for us this week
 
 
I used it to make a personalized birthday card
 
 
I coloured with aqua pencil crayons and smudged with mineral turps as I don't have any colouring pens.
 
I will also be entering this at CASe this sketch. were it's
 
 
 
 Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in purple
Paper: Paper Pizzazz soft tints
Flat backed pearls in pink
Digi stamp: source unknown. From a course I went on
Letters: Alphabet stickers


14/17 aug
 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Ye oulde world

Time out challenges ave a d├ęcor photo as inspiration
 
 
and here is the card I made. It's for one of my nephews
 
 
I used a map from an old atlas and the sentiment is computer generated.
 
I will also be entering this at Simon says stamp blog Monday challenge where it's
'Happy Birthday'
 CAS on Friday where it's
'Birthday'
and at Split coast stampers FS549 where Sharon is the Featured Stamper. I am honouring her with this card.
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Old Pholiph's atlas
Cuttlebug
Die: Sizzixx circle die
pentel fine liner in black

16/14 aug
 

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Teewit tewoo

Color throwdown has some very pretty colours this week
 
 
I made this card
 
 
I shared a similar card here.
 
Supplies:

Card stock: 160gsm in white
Pentel fine liner in black
Stickers: Stickers and dimension: OwlsCuttlebug
Die: Tim Holtz: Branches and bird
Gold stars
Craft glue 
14 aug
 

Friday, 11 August 2017

Safari

It's a while since I have been able to take part in a Casology challenge but this one is right up my alley.
 
 
Here is my card
 
 
 

 
Supplies:
Card stock 160gsm in red
Paper: 80gsm in silver
Brass brads
14 aug
 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Ice cream inspired gift tags

Don't you just love the intensity of the colours in the photo over at Pinspirational challenges this week?
 
 
I made some more tags, concentrating on the mauve and blue colour combination.
 
 
Once again the sentiments are computer generated and the tags hand cut.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Plier punch single hole
Buttons from my statsh
Paper: Paper Pizzazz soft tints
            Purple; 80gsm
Pentel fine liner 
14 aug
 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

A Purple Hand bag

Always playing with paper have a very bright challenge this week
 
 
I made this little bag
 
 
I will also be entering this at CASe this sketch where it's
 
 
as well as at Dragonfly journeys where it's
'Keen on Neon'
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Spots:  Free download: Source Unknown
           Purple: 80gsm
Flat backed gem
10 aug
 

Monday, 7 August 2017

Skating Snowman

Christmas card challenges want a snowman this time
 
 
I loved making this card, especially the cute little paper clip knitted skates
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: Free download. Source unknown
Rolfes metallic pen in gold
Pattern: Bergkaarten
Paper clips
black 4 ply wool
Glitter glue in silver
8 aug
 

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Green and Gold Christmas

Color throwdown have this cute photo
 
 
I used the colours to make a Christmas card
 
 
I will also be entering this at Curtain call challenge where it;'s
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Double sided tape
Tartan ribbon
Liquid Pearls in gold
Gold beads
7/10 aug
 

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Food and drink

 
'Food or Drink'

for a baby anyway.....

 
I used peel offs in silver to add a border to my topper.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Pattern: A free download from Bergkaarten
Peel off in silver
silver button 
7 aug

Friday, 4 August 2017

A quadruple of cards

 
 
but they are still happy for us to upload a card or two
Here are my cards
 
 
I had so much fun stitching the first one, which was the green one, that I decided to see how they looked in differnt colours.

I will also be entering this over at AAA cards where it's a



and at Uniko studio where this is my second entry into there currant challenge

 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in pink, blue, green and cream
Seed pearl beads
Flat backed gems clear
Flat backed pearls
Self adhesive decorative silver tape 

5 Aug