The sketch challenge over at Skipping Stones Designs had me stumped for a bit. All those squares, no square punch or die and I lack the ability to draw and cut out tonnes of squares. My mojo was packing its bags and walking out the door refusing to play along. It threw me a parting shot as it was on its way out – ‘If you had of used circles I would have played along’.
So I promptly pulled out my sole circle punch and begged Mr.Mojo to come back. (Does everyone else consider their mojo male? I think there is plenty of evidence to say it is – stubborn, cranky when you ask it to do something, packs up and walks out when you need it most, lazy at times and leaves a mess everywhere it works!). Right enough ranting, here are the results of Mr.Mojo and I kissing and making up!
I used kraft card as the base and some basic grey purple paper. I punched the circles on a purple card stock and stamped the butterflies from the Dandelion Dreams SSD set. I used the Sentiment Frames set for the sentiment and frame, cut it out and adhered with dimensional foam. Everything was stamped in teal ink, the photo doesn’t pick that up great though :/ I hand cut a butterfly and gave it a pattern using the Grunge SSD set and added some ribbon and purple gems and popped it up on dimensional foam.
Categories: Animals, crafts, Flowers/Plants, Nature
Tags: basic grey, circle punch, dandelion dreams, grunge, lack of mojo, lost mojo, sentiment frames, sketch, skipping stones designs
Well I cant quote the raven on this one because I shall be using him forever, not nevermore!! I love the work of Poe so when I won this LaBlanche raven stamp from Cards n Scraps I was so delighted. I am using him in a work on progress that I cant wait to get done and reveal. The raven is just perfect for the project , and even though others may find him creepy, I love him! This tag was just me trying him out and seeing what he looks like. I embossed him onto the tag and over stamped a script stamp all around him. I stamped the script stamp off onto some scrap paper first so I could have it faded looking. I stamped some cogs using some stamps I made myself from the cogs Tim Holtz die and added a paper flower with a cog in the center just for a bit extra steampunk-ish-ness! (apologies about making up a word there but I am sure you all understand!)
Categories: Animals, crafts, Flowers/Plants, Uncategorized
Tags: cardz n scraps, cog, edgar allen poe, nevermore, quoth the raven, raven, script. stamp, stamp, steampunk, tim holtz
I have had this super cute dragon stamp for a while and wanted to use him so decided to make a birthday card with him. I coloured him using one of my Christmas presents – Staedtler Fineliner markers. I use part of a flourish die cut coloured orange for flames and put the dragon on pop dots to make him stand out a bit. I think the hole that he burned through the card stands out more – naughty dragon
I am entering this in the challenge over at Moxie Fab World where they want to see you stamping images and colouring them with markers. They have an amazing prize up for grabs so check it out!!
I am also entering it in the Annabelle stamps Say it with Polka Dots challenge. My dots are quite subtle but are there on my purple card stock!
Two more cards from the scrap pile (for the scrap pile?!). The first one was scrap left over from my Sentimental Sundays design team entry – check out the current challenge here. I adore this little raccoon stamp and once I stamped him just to get him inky I couldn’t help but colour him in. Then he just had to go onto a card and so here he is. He has stolen my heart ;p
The second card was pink scrap, white shimmery scrap, and me wanting to try out a new die I had just gotten. The beautiful butterfly die is a new die my friend Timi had gotten and I have to tell you, I am mighty jealous of her with this die!!
So there you go, my never ending pile of scraps does not seem to be getting any smaller but it does seem to be producing an awful lot of cards lately!
I wanted to make something clean and simple and yet striking and to show off this wonderful leaf stamp. I used wild honey and frayed burlap distress inks to ink up the back ground. I then repeat stamped the beautiful leaf stamp in brown ink. The sentiment is from the same set and I decided to ink it in black to make it really pop. I know the card is simple but it appeals to me and what I like – and that’s what matters, right?! When it comes to furniture I vary in taste between uber modern and retro, vintage and antique. In my crafting I am a bit similar. Sometimes I love vintage and distress. Other times I like achingly simple cards. This one is in the middle somewhere. It makes me happy to look at, and I hope you have enjoyed looking too!
Oh and it turns out there is a tonne of challenges this will fit into. Its my first ever entry into so many challenges so here is the list:
Cards for Men - Autumn
A pocket full of Posies - Autumn leaves
Craftalicious challenges – Harvest festival/autumn
Sentimental Sundays – Autumn or fall
Kaboodle doodles – Celebrate the colours of fall
Stampin’ for the weekend – Autumn inspiration
Annabelle stamps – Say it with NO DP!
Phew, I dont know how some people manage to enter so many challenges with one entry all the time, this has me exhausted!!
This is my entry for the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room – the theme is ‘Fresh Living’ and the project has to be inspired by nature and/or using green. I think I managed to get all those elements onto my card! I used one of my Tim Holtz on the edge dies to scallop the edge of the card and then laced some ribbon through it. The image was stamped and coloured using distress inks. The paper used is K and Company, I love the big bold pattern on it. Anyway thanks for stopping by and looking :~)
I dont know about a leopard but our white bunny sure does seem to be managing it! Its not so clear in the photo above- him being white makes it hard to get a good picture of him. But the few dark hairs he had on his face are spreading. I thought it was a smudge of dirt the other day but it keeps growing. Now they have gone really dark and are in a heart shaped pattern. You can just barely make it out in the photo, but I promise in real life its really obvious. His way of wearing his heart on his sleeve I guess!
bI threw this together while testing out my newly purchased watermark resist ink pad. I stamped the butterfly in the watermark resist ink on a piece of scrap paper. I grabbed a bit of (dirty) sponge, and dabbed on some Faded Jeans distress ink. There was some green distress ink on the sponge already. I liked how the two colours looked so I grabbed some white card stock and bam, a card!
I am going to enter this over at Delightful Challenges – the theme is so simple, no dp and no embellishments!
PS: Does anyone else think flutterfly is a better word than butterfly?
Categories: Animals, crafts, Flowers/Plants, Nature, Objects
Tags: bam, butterfly, card, distress ink, faded jeans, flutterfly, green, scrap, sponge, tim holtz, watermark resist ink
I made this following the sketch over at clean and simple. I really liked the sketch when I saw it and had an idea for a card in my head. I finally got the chance to make it. However, as always when you build an idea up in your head, the finished product just did not match up. I tweaked and tweaked and finally just had to leave it. I may come back and have another go when I am not so tired some time. I do love the ribbon colour on the card stock, and of course my new Tim Holtz texture fade on the brown bazil. Right, off to get some sleep!!
Categories: Animals, crafts, Nature, Objects
Tags: bazil, build, build up, card, card stock, challenge, clean and simple, idea, texture fades, tim holtz
This is a fossil we picked up on a beach in South Africa. It was one of the biggest beaches I have ever been on. The sand dunes were as big as houses! We sat down for a rest on the top of the cliffs over looking the sea and these were just lying about everywhere!