Saturday, 23 July 2016

Feeling tactile

The challenge at "Less is More" this time is for two weeks. 
Next weekend Sarah, Anita and Chrissie, together with ex DT Anne plus various LIMettes will be in Swindon for Happy Little Stampers' Craft Retreat. What a riot that might prove to be... with Kylie (organiser) and her Mum plus Darnell from California we are destined for a ball... there may even be a little crafting done!
Anyway, the theme to take you through these two weeks is 
So we would love to see something that would be interesting to the touch!
Here I used a die from Marianne cut in felt and fabric of this really rather cute monkey! Somehow the editing using Pic Monkey isn't as clear as Picasa, so I may well have to revert.
The sentiment is from an old Cuttlebug die and the branch from Memory Box.
I've been a little short on time this week partly because of a trip to Sussex, highlight of which was attendance  of the opera  at Glyndebourne. It's a venue I have long wanted to attend and my visit was all I had hoped... the setting, the food the singing and the production were all amazing!
Here I am having just finished our pre-performance champagne and canapes in the beautiful gardens.
If I have time I'll add another card for this week's challenge but I need to get around to visiting all last week's entries first!
This is a card I just made for friends of friends. The butterfly and vines are from Poppy Stamps and the hearts from a large SSS die.
The blue finish on the card was achieved with Inka Gold paste and Distress Inks and the sentiment was computer generated in a colour matched ink.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

More colours

Week three of my Guest Designer spot at CAS Colours and Sketches and it's round to another colour palette.
I find some combinations tricky, but this one feels a little jazzy and somewhat rock and roll so hence the drum kit. It was a downloadable image from the Internet with splats from inks as close to the designated colours as I could manage. The stamps are from Stampin' Up and Stamplorations and the sentiment was computer generated in VNI-Thufap2 font, which is freely downloadable.
It's a simple one layer card... very CAS!

Saturday, 16 July 2016


The theme over at "Less is More" this week is  Repetition.
I guess you could repeat whatever you fancied but I chose to repeat the Happy Birthday.
This was the card for my husband... I relish the fact that for a few weeks he appears a year older than me, but I soon catch up!

Here is another 
Computer generated sentiment, double die cut wellies, and die cut cloud and raindrops!

Today should have been the final day of my cruise to the Mediterranean. It still seems a little odd that we didn't go, but I hope that the cruise we are taking next year in compensation for forfeiting this one will be amazing!
Tomorrow I shall be meeting Darnell at Heathrow! Good times are ahead!

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Time for a Sketch

Here is my card for the second week of my Guest spots at Colours and Sketches!
This is simply a bundle of die cuts!
Sizzix - Wire bundle and wild flower
Memory Box - butterfly
SSS - Floral spray
Hero Arts - Congrats
Embellishments - Crystal gems and Nuvo Drops in Silver Lining
The card for the base of the butterfly was coloured using Inka Gold paste, mixed with Distress Inks and spritzed with water and then prints were taken using card.
We should still be on our Mediterranean cruise, I've just about round to the notion that we will be taking it next year instead, when I hope the cruise line won't be overbooked again!