Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Taking it Nautical

Card done for the latest gecko galz blog challenge.

Have used this image before but I kinda like it, its very serene and has a 'would love to live there' vibe.

entering in: gecko galz = Taking it Nautical

would write more but am really really tired, will update later xx

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

V is for Vase and/or Vanilla

After yesterdays ongoing card saga, I decided to do a quicker one today, I had already been through my pile of Decoupage sheets (a friend of a friend gave me a carrier bag full, piled up its about 2 inches thick!) and found some likely images to match the challenge over at the Butterfly blog. (Although I didn't actually use it for decoupage)

Once I picked the one I wanted, I realised that a pack of A5 card with envelopes, given to me as part of  The 7 days of Summer Swap over on Cardexchange) would match the colour scheme, plus it was textured card which went well with the mosaic pattern on the image.

All I had too do was die cut some butterflies using Tattered Lace Mini Butterflies set, grab some gems and Spellbinders Happy Birthday sentiment and I had a card.

Very quick and simple card to do, doing this card as prompted me do another similar card, this time in blue -  but not using the main image but one of the decoupage levels. Watch this space *lol*

entering in: Butterfly challenge = V is for Vase and/or vanilla

Monday, 22 August 2016

Anything Goes

This card took me hours!!!! And all because I wasn't happy with the right hand I decided to add a flower...... dropped the bead box and lost the last matching flower for the middle....made a sentiment and stuck that on flower, looked naff so pulled it off......then chopped it up and stuck that on, looked naffer.......did another flower & sentiment, ditto.....did another flower......back in the bead box - found another white flower so then pulled middle off of one of the flowers, stuck the white on that and then stuck the original onto the new flower.  Phew!

And for the love of all things Craft, why is it when you want a gem to stick exactly where you put it, it keeps dropping off but when you accidently drop it on your work in the completely worse place possible it sticks like you've used the strongest superglue EVER???

patterned velum by Laurence Llewelyn Bowen
white flowers coloured by Almond & Pastel Blue promarkerx
Dovecraft 'Floral Muse' doily
image from Lunagirl 'Butterfly Cards'
gems, flowery middles, lace and pins from stash

Sunday, 21 August 2016

New beginnings

Over on my facebook page, I occasionally select a random photo of a crafty make, anyhow I popped one up of a card I did for a friend who was leaving her job, but wasn't sure what she wanted to do, so I choose 'new beginnings' as my sentiment, a couple of years ago.

Off of the photo, I was asked to do another, luckily I still had bits of the same paper to hand, so I jigged another one up, only slightly different this time.


Thursday, 18 August 2016


Floral is this months challenge over at Digitally Sweet (link at the bottom of the page) but I was struggling with my chosen project....decided to scroll through all my files again to see if I'd missed anything I could use and totally changed my project. As you do *lol*

So now, I have a 100% digital 5x5 envelope front.

Gecko Galz - Coquette Design Kit paper 3
Gecko Galz - Ephemera Fun design sheet
Gecko Galz - In the Garden of Tomorrow image
I digitally cut out the bird/flower image from the Ephemera Fun sheet and placed the image in the bottom corner, did the same with the pink rose and copied it once and placed them amongst the flowers, again did the same with the yellow butterfly and copied it again placing round the image till it looked right.
Placed the music sheet as my background, picked a suitable paper and put that over the background, changing the colour by matching it to the cream in the birds wing and then played round with the transparency tool till it was light enough too be able to see the music underneath. Used a punch to punch through both papers, so when it is printed you will have a clear space for the address.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Colour me this

The Fripperies and Butterflies colour challenge doesn't have many players, in fact the last 2 months has seen me enter on my own, now I don't mind winning *g* but when you're Billy No Mates, its a bit sucky. I declined the prize pack by the way.

My make for July 15th  - Aug 14th challenge on this colour scheme:

Is a digital postcard done using a Gecko Galz image from Seaside Beauties 2 design sheet, back of a postcard from Google search, sea shell border from Google search.
I coloured matched the sun and the sentiment from the colour chart.


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

P is for punches & pink

Had a lovely week off last week with Andrew, only been in my new job for 2 weeks so I was so pleased that they honoured the holiday. Lovely just to chill in the sun, and potter around. (not sure if I posted on here what happened with my last job, but that's a post for another day) Today is all about the butterflies!

The challenge for this fortnight is P is for punch and/or pink - I used this stamp again, its turning into a favourite, this time I paper pierced it with matching ink to paper - Hot Pink and Christmas Green pigment inks from DoCrafts, the paper was also from docrafts capsule collection. Love the effect.
To incorporate the Punch bit of the challenge, I used a small butterfly punch I had given me - and punched through the white card, putting a piece of the same pink paper underneath to match the Rose.
I've had the backing paper for years and it was one of those I liked but never could never match to a card design. To finish it off, I added 4 little pink gem stones and 8 white pearls in the corners.
Again with the off cuts/inking testers from this card, I made a small tag to match, only adding a stamped 'with love' sentiment in the same Hot Pink ink.

entering in: butterfly challenge = P is for punch and/pink