Sunday, 28 June 2020

Tattered Lace

I have just been using a new to me Tattered Lace collection of dies - Petals of  Lace.

I have not used one of these types of collections before and  I can say that I really enjoyed myself.  Took me a good part of the day discovering what I could do with the dies and downloads.

I have finished one card.  Fairly simple in that I haven't added anything fancy - just created a central sentiment.  I have been looking at galleries and Pinterest to get some ideas of what can be done - in the future - with a little imagination and lots of 'stash'.

This first one is for the person who kindly organised my getting the collection. Hope she likes it.


Saturday, 27 June 2020

Flower basket - 'Thank You' card - pattern by Judith Maslen

Here is a card made using a Judith Maslen download pattern called 'Thank You' but I have changed it to 'Happy Birthday'. I have also changed the border shape and the grid pattern.

This is my second attempt at the card. I didn't like my first interpretation hence a second go with changes. The first try of the central image was saved and is now an ATC.  The image was a perfect ATC size. So rather than waste it, which would have been a shame, I just found a background with all the info needed on the back.

I enjoyed changing the border and the grid.  I had to think about what would work.  It took my mind off the heat which was tremendous here yesterday.

 Here is the ATC.  Nothing added - just used some brads to fix to the ATC back.

Hope you like it.  I enjoyed working and trying to keep cool.


Thursday, 25 June 2020

Some new makes and some 'finishing offs'

These are both from Judith Maslen parchment patterns. They were started in workshops and finally finished in the last couple of days.

This is using a couple of Groovi plates and a pattern from an accompanying book.

Here is another Judith Maslen pattern - this time Christmas.

Sunday, 21 June 2020

CD Plus Challenge #38 - hosted by me

I am typing this on Wednesday waiting for the storm that has been promised. I have a humdinger of a pressure headache so something is on its way.   In the meantime, I have a very Summery image to show you.  At least it makes me think of Summer/Autumn - a pot of Honey.

This card is a bit of a mixture.  Obviously, it is a gatefold card.  In the inside, I have used a copy of a stitched card I made quite a while ago.  Luckily it seemed to scan very well.   I added the sentiment and the border with my graphics programme.  The outside of the card is a digital download of a honeycomb image with the die-cut BEE HAPPY added.
Here is the stitched card of the honey jar that was made a while ago.

I started to play around with the stitched card because I  wanted to enter a Facebook challenge where we had to use bugs, the letter B, and colour Yellow and the card had all of those.
So I have had two cards using the same image very differently.

I hope all are well and safe.


Monday, 15 June 2020

In the pink - for any occasion

I am fairly up to date with required projects so I have been having a crafting play.  I needed to make a couple of 'Sending a Hug'  cards for the UKSN group to which I belong.  I decided to use my Kaleidoscope CD and programme.  I have such fun with it and often save images from various places just so that I can see what they look like 'kaleidoscoped'.

This is the 'pink' card I made:

The central image (topper) was copied again and used in the kaleidoscope programme to make the background sheet.   I printed out two copies - one for the card and one to use for die-cutting the flowers affixed in the 8 corners.  I used the Sakura Blossoms die set from Marianne. I love this die. The flowers are small and perfectly formed for this kind of embellishment.

This card is for my go-to box. I can use it for almost any occasion.

I made this after I had made the 'Sending a Hug' card that I needed to make.  This is the one I made and because the person it is for doesn't know it is coming I can show it here:

A beautiful photograph of a rose was used for the kaleidoscope and I used a curved star shape for the centre.  I then did the same as above - printed out an extra sheet to use for the die-cut flowers which were affixed around the star shape. The words were added by my ACDSee graphics programme.

I hope all are still well and happily crafting.

Carol xx

I am entering my 'pink'  card here

Thursday, 11 June 2020

NUB Facebook Challenge with UKSN

Our NUB - never used before -  challenges are still going strong and I have made another card that qualifies for the June NUB:

The image of the young lady busy crafting came from a book of such images called  'Craftaholics Collection' by Katy Sue Designs.  I purchased this book last year and I am sad to admit I didn't use any of the images until now. 
The die used for the 'green swag' was a very new purchase and was received the morning I made the card.  The dies used for the pink flowers have been in my stash - unused - for some time.

Having finished all my Christmas cards I am now going to try and concentrate on some parchment work.  Bye for now.

Sunday, 7 June 2020

CD Sunday Plus Challenge # 37 - Anything Goes

I can't believe that the last few mornings and evenings have been quite as chilly as they have been. I am writing this on Friday and last night I put the heating on for an hour when I finally sat down to watch some TV.

I hope all are well.  I know that we are allowed some movement from homes but quite honestly having regard to some things that have gone on I feel safer where I am.  At home, crafting is much the best place.

On that subject  - before showing you my card - I want to personally welcome our new team member Jo.  Welcome, Jo and I hope you will enjoy your time with us.  Jo is probably known to you as Seafield Jo.  There is more about Jo on the blog here.

Here is my own card for the challenge. A parchment one.

My dear friend Debs had her own business for quite a while and she designed and created craft CDs. I have them all - especially as I used to be on her design team.   My particular favourite was a CD   that was done in collaboration with Pamela West.  It is called 'Dayze of  Innocence'.
I printed this image onto parchment - created a very simple border, and enhanced with embossing in the right places.  After I had mounted it using some pink and purple card I then added some die cut bullrushes.
I have used this image a few times. Here is a previous one with a more complicated border and beads.

I look forward to visiting your blogs and if you feel like leaving a comment as you pass by it will be avidly read and greatly appreciated.  Please don't forget to visit my fellow teamies and perhaps give Jo a special welcome.
Stay safe everyone.