Saturday, 19 July 2014

Singin' in the rain!

At "Less is More" this week we have a song title to inspire our cards.
We chose Singin' in the rain.
I saw the show in Chichester theatre a few seasons ago and was really glad not to be sitting in the first few rows of the auditorium as they got soaked. The devilment on the dancers' faces was a joy to watch! Not all the recipients were as pleased!
Here are my cards for this week.
Here are a couple of dear little Technique Tuesday chickadees. I think they are ace! The sentiment is computer generated in Janda Scrapgirl font and mounted on a reduced length Clearly Besotted die-cut. The cloud and raindrops are from a Lawn Fawn die set.
Here is a little chap splashing about from Lili of the Valley!
What a cutie, coloured with Mirage Pens. I really like them and they were very inexpensive (as pens go)!
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted. Same clouds as above!
Inkspirational has the Word Prompt Splash, so this is for that too
I lost 3lbs this week, which really pleased me... just another 13lbs to go!
Wish me luck!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

One layer finger prints

I have been a real plonker this week!
I merrily made several cards, as I thought for this week's challenge at Less is More, forgetting that it was a ONE LAYER week. You can see the cards I made by mistake at the bottom of this post!
I only remembered just before leaving for a cricket match on Friday evening, and so had to start all over when I got home at about 10pm.
The challenge is to make a one layer card incorporating a finger print or prints. Here I used my fingers to make fish! (not fish fingers).
I clear embossed the background with SU's Gorgeous Grunge stamp and clear embossed then inked with Memento Summer Sky ink. The finger prints are with Distress Ink using appropriately enough ...Salty Ocean!
I simply doodled on the scales, tails and fins etc and then stamped some bubbles from  Rubbernecker stamp and added a sentiment from The Alley Way Stamps.
This is simply an embossed rectangle inked with Antique Linen Distress ink then a fingerprint in Gathered Twigs and again doodled legs and tail etc.. The repeated sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.

Here are the mistakes!
 and another
and finally!
Sorry this is such a dreadful picture!
I must try harder!
Needless to say these last three are not suitable for a one layer challenge but the ideas could no doubt be adapted!

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Case Study 199

Amid some wedding bits and bobs that I'm doing for my daughter's friend, who's getting married in Portugal soon, I decided to make a card based on the inspiration at Case Study!
I just loved the colours!
I decided to use the theme of circles, text  and butterflies too! 
The butterfly dies are from Memory Box, the sequins are Dienamics and the sentiment (which I computer generated in Problem Secretary Normal) is mounted on a Dienamics Circle Stax and a Nestie circle.
The background was stamped with an Impression Obsession large background stamp and inked with Scattered Straw Distress ink and Memento Summer Sky.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

A couple of cards

A musician friend of mine is approaching 60 and I wanted yo make him a card with a musical reference.
This is a little contrived but I think it just about works. 

I saw this Cheery Lynne die of an embellished treble clef at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday and thought it might come in useful. It is a G clef... indicating what pitch the notes on the stave should be played... so as it was a G I decided to use it for the first letter of my friend's name... Geoff. I tried to get the E on the E line of the stave and the two Fs in the F space on the stave.
At the beginning of a piece of music there is often an indication of the speed at which the music should be played, so I used his age as this.
The birthday greetings are from Clearly Besotted dies using recycled wrapping paper. The stars are from Memory Box.
Papertake challenge has the theme Star and Stripes, I saw on Lorraine's blog this morning and so thought that this having both stars and stripes would qualify!
This second card was made for the challenge at a new blog called the Cutting Edge Challenge.
The buildings are from a Savvy Stamps die and the sentiment from Tattered Lace. The sunset was made with Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon
The Cutting Edge Challenge
The inspiration this week is from this fab card!
The main rule for this challenge is that there should be some cutting, either manual or electronic in evidence on the submissions. What a lovely thought!