Sunday, 28 July 2019

Hot Stuff!

I don't often use sketches for my cards, but sometimes I like to check them out for ideas. Back to using images I've had for a while too.   I did actually print and colour this one ages ago, but it got wrecked somehow and I never got to use it. It's from the Va-Va-Valentine's set that Power Poppy did last year. The sketch is also from Power Poppy for their challenge. 

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Cardstock
  • Patterned paper
  • Sequins
  • Banner dies
  • X-Cut Oval die
  • Red Stickles
  • Heart dies
  • Memento ink - Tuxedo Black
  • ProMarkers - Cool Grey 1-4, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Amber, Gold, Crimson, Poppy, Red, Marine & Yellow



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Power Poppy - Sketch it Out!
  2. The Paper Shelter - Summer Break ATG
  3. Your Scrapbook Place - July ATG
  4. Colour Crazy - WK29 ATG


Friday, 26 July 2019

Lovely Skull

I'm finally digging into my images that I haven't coloured yet.  It's not easy right now with the kids at home, but I'm determined!  I really love skulls, so it was a no-brainer for me to grab this Aurora Wings image 'Skull and Roses'.
As usual, I had no plan at all when I started colouring, but I had to do the roses in a blue-purple.  To really make the image stand out, I have used my very favourite card fold - the twisted easel.  I felt like the image needed to stand out, so I did a simple inked background, with shimmery purple card, gems, lace and ribbon for the bottom piece.  I haven't added a sentiment as I love cards that work for lots of occasions.   

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Recollections shimmer card
  • Lace
  • Ribbon
  • Recollections gem embellishment
  • Distress Inks - Stormy Sky & Dusty Concord
  • ProMarkers - Champagne, Holly, Pine, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Aubergine, Prussian, Violet, China Blue & Warm Grey 1-5




I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Aurora Wings July FB Challenge - ATG
  2. Crafts Galore Encore - #65 ATG
  3. Creative Fingers - #168 ATG
  4. Colour Crazy - WK29 ATG
  5. The Paper Shelter - Summer Break ATG



Sunday, 14 July 2019

Merry & Bright

I don't usually get Christmas cards started until November - I'm a terrible crafter, LOL. Summer holidays with the kids and all the birthdays I have to make for tend to take precedent there, so this year I am trying to get a few done at least. 
I am also trying to use images that I've had for a while and not used before, so for this card I have used 'Rooftop Party' from The Paper Shelter.  I think it was a freebie at the time I got it, but it's still available in the store.
I created a fun background of bright lights to go with the theme of the image and surrounded it with foliage for a sort of wreath. 

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Plain & shiny cardstock
  • Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament sentiment stamp
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Festive Greenery dies
  • Stampendous Red Dragon embossing powder
  • ProMarkers - Crimson, Poppy, Red, Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Black, Sandstone, Holly, Lush Green, Henna, Powder Blue, Walnut, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Cinnamon, Gold, Sunflower, Cool Grey 1-5, Marine, Turquoise, Mint Green, Primrose, Soft Lime & Lemon
  • Blue glitter gel pen


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. The Paper Shelter - #391 Holiday Time
  2. TTCRD - WK9 July ATG
  3. CCC Digi Creations - #105 Christmas In July
  4. Creative Fingers - #168 ATG
  5. Power Poppy - Do you need a little Christmas?


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