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
One of the definitions I found of clean and simple cards (CAS): ‘A clean and simple card has limited layers and sometimes just a card base. It leaves a lot of “open space”. It uses little or no embellishments. CAS cards should be easy and quick.’
I think I managed to comply with the definition of CAS
This week at Sentimental Sundays we want to see your creations focusing on the Sentiment! The prize for this challenge will be four INDIVIDUAL sentiment sets from theRaindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection. If you like the weekly freebies offered here, please visit the store to see even more! They also offer custom digital designs at an affordable price with tutorials on how to use them.
This week my project is a altered photo frame, and instead of framing a photo I framed a lovely sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs Family Sentiments set.
The sentiment is actually printed on a light blue card, but with the glass in front of it for some reason it came out looking white! Here is a quick before shot (I had started painting before I remembered to photo it!
Make sure to head on over to the Sentimental Sunday blog to check out the DT’s work and show us your work too!
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!
This is my DT project for Sentimental Sundays this week where the theme is Valentines – plus a sentiment. We are being sponsored this week by Deedees Digis. The design team got to play with some of the wonderful digis and I used ‘Valentines Tweet’. I created a basket shaped card – you know for a romantic Valentines picnic. I then added the cute little bird to sit on the basket. I cut the sentiment out and hung it from a bow on the handle of the basket.
Make sure you take a visit to see the other DT’s amazing work and while you are visiting take a trip over to Deedee’s designs to check out her wonderful digis!
We have two prizes for this challenge!
The first prize for this challenge will be a $10.00 gift certificate for Deedee’s Digisshop. Deedee has generously volunteered to sponsor our challenges here at Sentimental Sundays on the first Sunday of every month. Be sure to pay a visit to her shop and see her wonderful creations.
The second prize for this challenge
will betwo individual sentiment sets
from theRaindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection
. If you like the weekly freebies offered here, please visit the store to see even more! We also offer custom digital designs at an affordable price with tutorials on how to use them.
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 have not had much time to get crafty lately so this was a quick hit and run into my craft room to get that creative itch soothed! I loved the idea of red and white which is the theme for this weeks Say it in over at Annabelle stamps. The bright red card stock against the crisp white card stock just looks so good! I used a heart shaped doily and a love stamp that ‘just about’ fits in the centre of the doily! I used my lace edge punch to give a bit of interest to the red card. Then decided to step away and leave it clean an simple. I do however have lots more ideas for this colour combo so as soon as I manage to get back some free time watch this space!! In the mean time head over and check out the challenge at Annabelle stamps and while you are there check out their stamp store too – its full of amazing sets
Categories: crafts, Flowers/Plants, Nature, Objects
Tags: annabelle stamps, card, challenge, craft, doily, lace, love, martha stewart, valentines day
I decided last weekend to make an advent calendar. I was going through ideas for styles for what I wanted and decided on one. I got a frame, removed the glass, got out my mod podge and the Bo bunny papers from the Crafty Alley kit and got to work. I was using chipboard numbers for on the tags and realised I did not have enough, so I placed an order for more with Cardz n scrapz. They deliver next day, which was going to be perfect for the calendar. However, then it started snowing, and as a result I have not yet received my extra numbers! I am ok up to the 11th for the moment at least But hurry up mister postman!!
The photo isn’t the best (see my previous post today complaining about that!) so you cant see some of the details in it. Firstly the frame is a lovely cream colour, not white as it looks here. Secondly, the berries and ornaments have been treated with glossy accents so they have a raised, dimensional look.
All the tags hang on red and silver star shaped brads that I painstakingly hot glued on. The tags have been kept fairly simple, just the gold painted numbers on the front. When you turn the tag over there are snowflakes stamped on the back. It works great so far. Hopefully it is something that will last us for a while. Now in the mean time keep your fingers crossed my postman turns up so I can fully finish it!
I am entering this over at Simon Says Stamp and Show. They say show a tag. Well here you go – have a look at 25 of them!
Categories: crafts, Flowers/Plants, Nature
Tags: advent calendar, advern, calendar, challenge, christmas, countdown, craft, snow, stamp, tag, tim holtz
Just a quick post to show the tags I made for the recent tag swap on the Crafty Alley Ning. There was no theme, just do whatever made you happy. I decided to go for a 4 elements approach as when I was distress inking up my tags I couldnt pick which colour combo was my favourite! Nearly everything on the tags was coloured using distress inks. I also personalised each tag with the 1st initial of its recipient. I chose who got what at random. I had great fun making these tags and I hope the rest of the ladies in the swap like them and had as much fun as I did!
Oh and as I used every colour distress ink I own I think this qualifies for entry over at Simon Says Stamp and Show – they want to see your distress inks!
I had seen these corner book-markers on a few blogs and always fancied trying one out myself. It was actually quite quick and easy to make and I think it came out quite well. I used paper scraps for the most of it, so I can see myself making more of these with more scraps! I kept it quite simple, not many embellies or layers, as it has to go in a book and still allow the book to close. The vintage Santa ticket is from Miss Cuitepie. She has a whole set up for grabs – for free, and they are amazing, you should swing by and check her work out!!
I forgot to take a picture of the back but it looks quite neat and tidy. I also included a little plate for writing a message or personalising the book marker on the back. I will try to remember to take a picture and put it up here. For now thats it from me, my pillow is calling. I will leave you with a image of the book marker on a book, as is intended..