Friday, February 24, 2017

Tear It Up

Hello Crafters.
 
Its my turn over at Daring Cardmakers this week to host the challenge and my dare is called
 
 Tear It Up
 
I want to see some torn elements on your cards.  So get ripping up those background paper, toppers, die cuts etc... 
 
 
I have torn my backing paper into stripes and laid it over another sheet of designer paper.
 
I went with a love theme. 
 
I then used a love heart die to create the little row of hearts which I have cut into the paper and backed with a sheet of bright pink.



I then stamped the sentiment in black and added a few of the die cut hearts as embellishments.
 
Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs for more lovely ideas.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge

The winter school holidays are on the go at the minute.  My daughter is into her second week so not much time to blog and craft.  I have found a little time to myself once the kids are in bed.  So I got out my craft supplies and I was inspired to make a card for the Paper Sweeties challenge.
 
 
I was inspired by the white panelling on the door and also the flowers, heart and the pretty plaid pattern.
 
I did post my card to the paper sweeties Facebook group first as I didn't have a chance to blog when I made it.


 
I used a retired stamp set from Paper Sweeties called make today beautiful.  I stamped the leaves and plant pot on to some green plaid paper and then used the rose stamp onto some pink card.  I used the stitched  dies from Stampin Up and mounted some of them with foam squares. 
 
I then cut out a little red heart from glitter paper using the sweet cut die set called Coffee, Yes Please and added it to the flower pot.
 
A sweet clean and simple card from me today.
 
xXx

Friday, February 17, 2017

Lets Go Geometric

Happy Friday Everyone.
 
Its challenge time at Daring Cardmakers.  This weeks host is Leo and the challenge is called Lets Go Geometric.

Leo would like to see a geometric pattern on your cards.  This could be cut from patterned paper, stamped or die cut.  But it has to be made not a ready made patterned paper.
 
A geometric pattern is a pattern consisting of lines and
geometric figures, such as triangles, circles and squares, that are
arranged in a repeated fashion.    


 
I cut my little triangles from designer paper using a bunting die.  I then arranged them on a square of white cardstock to make a pattern.  I lost count on how many times I arranged these.
 
 
I love this set.  It was so cheap.  I found the mini dies whilst on a trip to Hobbycraft the last time I was in the UK.  I think I only paid about £2.50 for them.
 

 
I then stamped the greeting with black ink and added a few of the triangles as embellishments.  A clean and simple card from me this week.
 
Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs
 
Kathy
 
Have a great weekend.
xXx
 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Mirror, Mirror


Hello Crafters.

I hope you had a good week and you are ready for the weekend.

This weeks challenge over at Daring Cardmakers is hosted by the lovely Sharon who has called it..

Mirror, Mirror.

Sharon would like to see something reflective on your card.  This could be foiling, shiny stickers, mirri card or even mirrored tiles.

Here is what I came up with.


I apologise if it looks a bit similar to last weeks card but I wanted to use the same die again.  I also needed a few men's cards.  We all know that they are the worst to make.

So I used a mixture of silver, copper and gold mirri card for the cogs and gears.
I then inked around the edge of my designer paper and added a stamped greeting.


I even used the centres of the cogs/gears to add a few embellishments.

Quite a simple card for the men in our lives.

Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs.

Kathy






Saturday, February 4, 2017

February Elemental Inspiration

Hello everyone.
 
Wow hasn't it gone fast since Christmas and I cant believe we are into February.
 
Its the beginning of the month which means its Elemental Inspiration over at Daring Cardmakers but first we have sad and happy news to share this week. We are sad to say that Purvi is leaving us as work and family commitments are getting in the way of crafting time, but you never know, she may be back.....
The good news is that having spent a few weeks with us Shabneez is now joining our permanent  DT member, so we will see more of her fab cards.
This week we are very happy to welcome a new Guest Designer, 


has been a friend of The Daring Cardmakers for a long time and its lovely to be able to show her cards on our blog for a few weeks.
 
Here is this months elemental inspiration image.
 
 
Lots of lovely elements to pick this week.
 
Here is my card.
 
 
The elements I have picked are the pocket watch, colours and gear/cogs
 
 
I used a cogs and gears embossing folder from Tim Holtz for the background which I then inked up in tea dye and a bit of teal.
 
I then die cut all the cogs/gears from a mixture of copper and gold mirror card.
 
The die cut pocket which is from Xcut which I cut from some strange coloured foiled card.  I have no idea where it came from as a crafty friend gave it to me.
 
Don't forget to check out the Design Team Blogs for more lovely inspiration.
 
Kathy

 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Jar of Loveliness

Two posts in one day.  I find it difficult to blog these days as I have a little one at home and he just doesn't want to leave Mummy's side at the moment so while its quiet I thought I would get on and enter a couple more challenges.

This time I have used my favourite stamp set from Stampin Up called Jar of Love.  I love this little set as it can be used for all sorts of occasions.  I like to buy a set that I know I will get my moneys worth out of and this is definitely one of them.

 
I just love the little flowers that come in the set as you can two step stamp them.  I actually stamped off to make the pink flowers as I didn't have the right colour pink for the challenge at Colour Throwdown.

 
I really liked the image in the picture so I based my card on that.

 
The layout for the card was taken from the Sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  To make the circles I used the stitched framelit dies from Stampin Up.


 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.


Merry Monday


Hello All.
 
Well I have made a start on the Christmas cards and a great way to find inspiration was to join in with the challenge over at Merry Monday.
 
Here is the lovely inspiration picture for you to use.
 
 
I was inspired by the mug of coffee so here is my take on the image.
 
 
I recently bought the lovely stitched dies from Stampin Up so I just had to give them a try on this card.

 
I also used a sweet little die set from Paper Sweeties called Coffee, Yes Please.  I cut out the little take away cups and added some glitter hearts.

 
The sentiment I used was from digital set downloaded at Pink Petticoat.
 
Thanks for stopping by.