Monday, 31 July 2017

Holly tags

I used the Freshly made sketches sketch to make some Christmas Tags
 
Here they are, quick and easy.
 
 
The sentiment is computer generated and the holly and stars are both stickers. The tags are hand cut and I did faux stitching to complete
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Scraps of holly and red
Single hole plier punch
ribbon
31 july
 

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Fresh colours

Color throw down has a lovely fresh colour combo this week
 
 
I made a small card
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Scrap
Liquid pearls in gold
Rolfes metallic pen in green
31 july
 

Saturday, 29 July 2017

You've got the edge

'You've got the edge'

I made a tag and added a second layer to exaggerate the edge.

 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in cream
Cuttlebug
Die: Tag: wPlus timeless tags 2
        Heart:2 die 4: heart
Paper: Fabscarps Dots with red
Pentel fineliner in black
single hole plier punch
cord 
31 july

Friday, 28 July 2017

Baby jump suit

CAS colours and sketches have this sketch
 
 
I used it to create a card for a baby boy

 
First I traced the shape onto the card stock and then pricked the holes. Once I had finished stitching I hand cut the little jump suit.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white and blue
Hand made paper
Dotty ribbon
Gold beads
pattern: New Designs, New projects for embroidery on Paper by Erica Fortgens 

31 july
 

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Red, black and white

Always playing with paper have a colour challenge this week
 
 
I choose red as my third colour 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Merry Christmas: computer generated
          Black: 80gsm
Beads: Black bugle
           Red round
28 July
 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Winter in July

'Winter in July'

Where I live it is Winter in July, although it hasn't been a very cold one so far.

I made a stitching pattern from a doodle and stitched this very abstract snowman

 
I will also be entering this at Pinspirational challenges where it's
 
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Double sided Foam dots 
28/31 july

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Merry Christmas Tree

 
 
I stitched an old favourite
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Rolfes metallic marker in gold
Flat backed gems
Pattern: Free download from Bergkaarten 
25 july

Monday, 24 July 2017

Summertime Blues

TGIF fchallenges has this cue
 
 
I stitched a delicate blue flower
 
 
I will also be entering this at Uniko studio where it's
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in mauve and white
Pentel gel pen in blue
Liquid Pearls in gold
27 july/22 aug
 

Sunday, 23 July 2017

A pair of Butterflies

Matching pairs and/or color of orange peel, with a butterfly or two of course!
I made a pair of butterflies, no orange in sight I'm afraid.

 
I used artist pastels to colour them in. To complete I smudged the pastel using an earbud
Supplies:
Pattern: 101 Ideas for embroidery on paper by Erica Fortgens
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Scrap of paper
Flat backed gem sin pink
Pentel artist pastels 
25 july

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Green flowers

CASe this sketch have this cue
 
 
I have really enjoyed stitching the pattern I have used for today's card and did it in a variety of different colours. This is the last one ( for now!)
 
 
I will also be entering this at  Simply less is moore where it's
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Thread: DMC 4040
Brad: Uprint Scrapbooking brads D252
27 july
 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Lots of layers

The flower challenge have the following for us
 
 
I experimented a bit with layering, something that isn't my usual style. I did some dry embossing


 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Strip: Microsoft Publisher
           Pink: 80gsm
Cuttlebug
Die: Swirls
Red Foil
Rolfes metallic pink
Flat backed gem I red
Pattern: Easy Embroidery on Paper by Joke de Vette 
25 july

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Blue and white

Curtain call challenge has a great colour scheme. I love blue and white
 
 
I made another small card which I free hand doodled around the edges to complete.
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Liquid Pearls in gold
Pentel fine liner in black

25 july
 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Just add a twist

Just Add Ink have a fun challenge
 
 
Mine is an abstract shape turned into a Christmas Card

 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white and navy
Thread: DMC Blanche
White beads
             Shape: New Designs, New projects for embroidery on paper by Erica Fortgens

19 july
 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Blue butterfly

Always playing with paper  have a sketch challenge this time
 
 
I made another butterfly card 

 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in plae blue
Thread: Green: DMC 896
Flat packed pearls

 
19 july

Monday, 17 July 2017

Watermelon colours

Color throwdown have a lovely colour palette for us this week.
 
 
I made a small cards

 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Freedownload: Source Unknown
Pattern: Free pattern from Stitching Cards. Sadly it is no longer available
Fat backed pearl
 
17 july
 

Sunday, 16 July 2017

What big eyes you've got.......

CAS colours and sketches have this sketch for us
 
 
I made another owl card but this time I used a different pattern
 
 
 
Supplies:
Pattern: Bergkaarten
Cards stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free download: Source unknown
Pentel metallic gel pen in gold
17 july
 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Ornaments

This fortnights challenge at Christmas card challenges is
 
 
I made a card using a digistamp this time.
 
 
My colouring needs a lot of practise but I had fun. I coloured with aqua pencil crayons and then blended with mineral turps.
 
I will also be entering this at Dragonfly journeys as well  as Splitcoast stampers F4A386 where it's
'Christmas in July'
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free download: Source unknown
Aqua pencil crayons
Mineral turps
Corner punch 
16/22 july

Friday, 14 July 2017

Turtle Love

Splitcoast stampers FS544 is honouring Ann Greenspan this week. I loved her turtle card here.
Recently I was asked to make a couple of cards for an engagement and one of them also had turtles on it so I thought it would be a perfect way to honour Ann if I shared it here.
It is also my 16th wedding anniversary today so it's kind of fitting in that way too.

 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Fabscarps dots with lime
Thread: Pink: DMC 3326
              Green: DMC 3348
               Red: DMC 047
White sequins
Small wobbly eyes 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

A square of Green velum

CASe this sketch have this for us
 
 
I made another small card using a square of green velum
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Green velum
Pattern: Easy Embroidery on paper by Joke de Vette
Pink flat backed gem
 

13 july
 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Large pink flowers

 
 
I focused on the large pink flowers
 
 
I will also be entering this over at Addicted to CAS where it's
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock; 200gsm in pink
                   160gsm in white
Liquid pearls on gold 
12/22 july
 

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Tic Tac Toe......

I have found a new challenge over at Tic Tac Toe challenge. Here is there cue card
 
 
I have choosen the last vertical column for my card
 
 
The ribbon is in a vertical stripe behind the topper and if you look carefully at it you will see the pink at the top.
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsmin white and green
Thread: Green: DMC 663
             Mauve: DMC 105 and 155
Self adhesive satin ribbon
Pattern: Ann's paper art
10 july
 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

The colour Vermillion

K for key and/or colour Vermillion, which is a scarlet or rich red and a butterfly or two of course.
I have never heard of the colour vermillion so I hope I'm on the right track with this card.

 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free download: Source unknown
Gold peel off
Thread: Vermillion: DMC 5601 
12 July 

Friday, 7 July 2017

Keep it Summery

'Keep it summery'

 
 Working in my garden is definitely something I do a lot of in Summer and so I get a better change at seeing the wonderful array of insects, both wanted and unwanted.

I will also be entering this at Simon says stamp blog Wednesday challenge where it's
'Summer Sunshine'
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Green strip from Google
           Red: 80gsm
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Wooden Ladybirds
21/12 July

Thursday, 6 July 2017

White on White

 
 
Recently I made this little card and it's perfect
 
 
I hand embossed the frame using a Crafter's Companion.
 
I will aslo be entering this over at CAS on Sunday here it's
'Flowers'
 
My inspiration
 
Source: Pintrest
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Carfter's Companion
Embossing tool
Liquid Pearls in platinum
flat backed gem
Punch: Olba Bloemenponstang punch with attachment Q006 and Q007 for flowers 
7/12 July
 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Flowerpots

 
 
The idea is to use as many or as few of the above as you chose.
I made two cards with bright flowers on them.
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: scraps
Flat backed gems in champagne
6 july
 

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Celebrating a Mother's love

Time out challenges have this cue
'Celebrate'

I have chosen to celebrate love with this card

 
 It was made for a Mom to give to her daughter and ended up framed and handing on the daughter's bedroom wall.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white and pink
paper: hand made paper in Burgendy
Pattern: New designs, New projects for embroidery on paper by Erica Fortgens
5 july