Saturday, 28 April 2012

Sketch and Spring

These are Challenges in every sense of the word. 

30 minutes deciding which stamp to use, 10 minutes to make it and at least 30 minutes photographing it.  It is a very cold, dull day today and we just could not get the light right, so after trying several different rooms, angles - card and husband - and a couple of arguments thrown in for good measure it ended up with me holding a piece of tin foil on the right hand side of it to reflect the bit of light on the left hand side and Voila - we finally managed to get a photo.  I loving every minute of it.

This is my card for this weeks Less is More Challenge Number 65 and CAS-ual Friday Challenge CFC50.

The image is from Inkadinkado Set - Utopiary embossed with WOW Gold embossing powder and the sentiment from Stampin' Up Pocket Silhouettes set.  I also used Distress Inks - Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw and Brused Corduroy mounted on Kraft Card.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

How Charming

Today I have decided to get completely carried away with myself and enter this card for two challenges.

Less Is More have asked us to produce a card with a Charm and Cas-ual fridays have supplied a lovely sketch to work from so hopefully I have met both criteria with this entry.

Hope you like it.

The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Trendy Trees stamp set.

Thanks for having a look.

Sunday, 15 April 2012


(Or as it has become known to me Cock-a-doodling).

This weeks Less Is More Challenge.

To make this I used :-

Crafts-Too Circles Cutting Die (to make a mask)
Artemio Picoti Picota
Artemio Mini Circles
Free Stamp from Craft Stamper Mazagine (Text only)
Stampin Up - Sanded (to make the ground)
Distress Inks - Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive and Stormy Sky
Memento Ink -Tusedo Black
Promakers - Gold, Berry Red, Cocoa and Sandstone
Micron 03 Fine Black Liner Pen
Post-it notes for masking Chicken, Coop and Sun

Hope you enjoy looking at as much as I enjoyed making.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

A Bit Of Bling

Note to self : You can not get clever with glitter!

I think I am becoming addicted to these challenges.  I saw this link on another bloggers page so decided to have a go.

st lukes charity cards challenge

To make:
White and Pink Card
Inkylicious Swiss Dots stamp
Stampin Up Afterthoughts stamp set
WOW Embossing Powder - Sparkling Snow
Pink Glitter
Crafts Too - Circle Dies

I decided the best way to deal with glitter was to spread some glue on my crafting sheet, then use that as the "ink" for the Swiss Dots stamp and stamp onto white card, sprinkle with glitter and of course it would stick perfectly with no shedding.  Wrong.  All I can say is it worked on the practise piece.

Version 2 - Add Stampin Up Melon Mambo Ink Pad and WOW clear Embossing Powder.

Patience is a virtue.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Three Shades of Green


My first attempt at the less is more challenge.

The card was inspired by the Inkylicious Stand at the recent Hobbycraft Show at the NEC.

Made using

Inkylicious - Silhouette Town Clear Stamp
Distress Inks - Shabby Shutters and Crushed Olive
Stampin' Up Ink Pad - Old Olive