Its anything goes challenge time over at Annabelle Stamps Blog. I have been trying to have fun crafting and enter their challenges again but have been so busy I have not gotten a chance to. So it was great to just have fun, break out my Annabelle supplies and create this card. I used up lots of scraps from my desk too so it was an added bonus! I used the Easter Blessings set for the frame for my image. I then used my favourite All Things Grow set to stamp the butterflies.
I inked these in two tones of distress inks and misted them before stamping on watercolour paper. I then fussy cut out the frame and painted it with distress inks to match my background papers. I used a gorgeous wood grain paper on kraft card. I used some of the super cute Annabelle Gingham Twine and created a faux bow. I added some Pumpkin sprinkles then too.
Oh and I stamped the sentiment in grey beside the butterflies to make it subtle and make sure the butterflies and frame shone.
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This month at the Sarah Hurley Designs challenge we are Recycling! We want you to create something by recycling. I had great fun with this empty tub of mini love hearts.
I added some gesso, blue paint and Sarah Hurley papers and elements and made this….
I am playing along with the latest sketch over at Annabelle stamps today, ac153. I used to play along with Annabelle stamps challenges all the time but have been so busy lately I haven’t in ages. I have decided to set aside time this year to craft for fun though so this is my first effort at my resolution
I had fun inking up some card and altering the front of this small notebook! I masked the centre of the card with a mask I made of the guitar. I then stamped a music background all over it. I then stamped the guitar into the centre of the masked area. I outlined it with white gel pen and added some faux stitching in white too.
I added a banner with a title for my notebook and then added some Annabelle Stamps star gems under this.
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This week at the Sarah Hurley Designs Challenge Blog we have our new monthly challenge up. We want to see Fireworks and Bright Colours! I created a notebook using the fantastic Curio Kit. I printed onto the outside and inside of the cover pages. I then filled the notebook with lots of different coloured pages (and different sizes too) and bound it all with a borrowed Bind It All (thank you Timi!!). It is a firework of colour!! I created the cover by digitally layering some elements from the kit over some of the papers. I also added some digital firework bursts onto the papers.This makes for a very fun and colourful notebook!
Inside front cover page:
Inside back cover page:
I love this curio kit, it has the perfect selection of colours and the embellishing elements are just fantastic!
Make sure to check out the challenge blog to see the rest of the Design Team’s amazing work, they have produced amazing work as always!!
Its time for another challenge at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog, and this month we want to see ‘Something Magical! We are sponsored by Joanne Sheen with a £10 voucher up for grabs!
I have altered a teeny book box that contained a little tag with a key for a 21st birthday. I painted it all over with gesso, then blue paint and then covered it with papers from the Fairyland CD.
I cut out some elements from the CD to decorate the cover, sides and inside. Then I put a little fairy inside to grant your wishes!
Make sure to check out the rest of the design teams magical creations. Then share your work with us!
It has been a while since I got to craft for a challenge! I couldn’t resist cutting into the new papers I got for my birthday and making something with them. I used the Waltzing Mouse challenge sketch for this one, you can see it here. I used a WMS sentiment and a little heart stamp from one of the sentiment sets for on my banner. I threaded some ribbon through the card to use the existing banner on the paper and added some bling to the hearts & butterfly. Other than that all the detail on the card are the papers, which is very unusual for me! Even the dimensional butterfly is cut from the papers.
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When I sat down to create something for the Skipping Stones Challenge I gave myself a extra challenge – to get rid of the pile of scraps on my desk while doing it! This was quite a challenge in the end as the scraps were from about 3 different projects so were all very different colours and didnt work with each other. So I picked the colours that I liked the most and then realised there was not enough of them to make a card. So I tried to incorporate the sketch into a tag….
I used the SSD grunge set for the wood grain back ground and then used the poem stamp from the uplifting set for the sentiment. Love these sets!!
Over at Moxie Fab World there is a great challenge to use your punches in an innovative way. I dont know how innovative my use of punches are but to be honest it was good to just be using my punches. They tend to be a little bit neglected by me. I also only have about 5 of them so that in itself is a bit of a challenge!
I used some Christmas paper from my stash for my background, I love the look of this paper. I then used a circle punch to cut out the white and red circles. I punched the heart out of the centre of the white circles. I then matted these with some more red circles. I paid these across the bottom of my card and raised the white ones on foam tape to add a little extra dimension. I then added two larger hearts and a banner across them for a sentiment.
There are some fantastic entries to the challenge over at Moxie Fab World as well as a few other fantastic challenges to get you off to a crafty new year!
Over at Create With Kate they are having their first ever challenge! The challenge is to create an object with a red and white colour scheme and it has to be a simple design. I loved working with this criteria and created the card below….
I die cut the snowflakes out of the red card and mounted it onto the white card base so it is actually a snowflake negative you are seeing. I then stamped Let if Snow and embossed it in white embossing powder. The embossing looks a bit messy but the patches you see in the letters is actually a snowflake pattern on the stamp, I dont know how clear it is in the picture though.
I really enjoyed the red and white combo, I think I will be making a few more of these cards! Make sure you check out the challenge here and see all the fantastic entries!!
There is a fantastic new sketch up at Skipping Stones this week. I have been so busy but the sketch was so CAS and lovely I had to give myself some time out and plat along!
I moved the flower elements (after turning them into birds) so that they were at an angle. I then replaced the sentiment with a ribbon and went with a sentiment on the inside only. You would imagine with such a simple sketch I would have been able to follow it to the letter….I have never been good at doing what I am told though ;p