Thursday, 26 May 2016

Gold & Green

Over at Gecko Galz Papercrafting Facebook page, gold & green is one of the five challenges. I haven't played digitally around for ages. I love losing an hour or two playing with masks, different materials, shadows etc and trying to find the right bits and bobs from all the digi kits and where they look the best.

And of course, just had to add some butterflies.

image from Gecko Galz- Gypsy Magic
elements from various digi kits, mostly free from Serif
sentiment in Juice font
entered in: Gecko Galz Papercrafting Facebook group

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Garden of Dreams

The monthly challenge over at gecko galz is Garden of Dreams, it was hard to pick an image as there were so many lovely images to choose from.

In the end, I picked this Sunflower one, as sunflowers would be in my garden of dreams, I tried growing them but they don't seem to like me, plus bee's -  we should all have some bee friendly flowers in our gardens. Sarah Raven website is a good place to go and buy/get ideas & tips/recipes. Plus the words 'beautiful colours' - sums up gardens in general.

Do Crafts luxury die cut panels
scraps of paper in stash
Spellbinders Sentiment (1) die
Gecko Galz image Provance Garden 2

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

R for Recycled & Ruby Red

Loved doing this card, although it was plan B as I couldn't find the gift bag which was for plan A, one day it will turn up so that plan is on hold till then!

The only thing which wasn't a reused item was the actual card blank.

I used a Birthday card I received this year as my backing card, I loved the colour and texture of it, so I thought I would matt a piece of card on top to hide the design and leave a white border round but when I was resizing it too fit my card blank, I chopped it all off the bottom instead of a bit off the top and the bottom, so that the gold cake stand was now in the middle of the plain border so turned the card round and used that, not the same tone of colour but the texture was still there.

The lovely brown butterfly wrapping paper came from a 7 days of Easter swap I took part in. Carefully unwrapped the parcel as I knew the paper would come in useful one day.

Spellbinders die - Sentiment One

I cut a few of the paper butterflies out,glued them to a thin card first so they were a little bit firmer for shaping. And then placed them over the original butterflies on the ripped paper.
Then put the sentiment on, tried putting gems on but it didn't look it right. Plain and simple it is.

entering in: butterfly challenge = R is for recycle and/or red

Sunday, 15 May 2016

woodgrain, kraft & white

Phew, actually remembered to blog this before the challenge finished!!

I had so much fun making this card. Although I think it looks like a Nordic version of Hilda Ogden's living room wall. (if you have no idea who I'm going on about, it means that I'm older than I think I am!)

This isn't my style of card at all, but I love the colours. Even Andrew liked it, though he did say 'Is the antler supposed to come off the card like that?'. Yes, dear, it is supposed to be like that!! *lol*

reindeer die freebie magazine
misc sentiment
Old Treasures paper pack  from The Works
white card
kraft paper

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Lovely little Spring card today, Daffodils are one of my favourite flowers, their bright yellow brightens up even our garden.

Love this sweet image of the little Trumpet boy heralding Spring.

image from Gecko Galz
create n craft yellow gingham (Yee Haa!!!)
everything else from stash.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

digital birthday cards

Had a lovely coffee date with some ladies I don't get to see very often, one of which I didn't know was coming and it was her birthday this week, so I thought I'd use this challenge theme and do a 100% digital card and pop it on her facebook.

Now, it not be everyone's cup of tea but she loved it.

Gecko Galz 'day of the dead' sheet 1
free Serif kit papers & flourishes
100% digital
I digitally decoupaged the skull and also the rose on the left, adding shadow but its still hard to see as the picture is quite dark
Also matched the backing colour to the darkest one on the image to blend it in more.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

T is for teal and/or texture

Quick post - Teal was a very hard colour for me, this was the best match!

Plenty of texture on this - frayed ribbon, glitter, gems, different paper flowers, resin flower and material flowers plus the doily.

Had to work for this card!!

entering in: butterfly challenge = T for teal / texture