Saturday, 20 December 2014

Family at Christmastime

The challenge at Less is More for the next two weeks is entitled family.
I'm rather busy with mine at the moment as I'm in Bath looking after a poorly granddaughter. I think that the excitement of school Christmas preparations and festivities were a bit much for her. Let's hope she'll be back in fine form by the time the chap in the red suit arrives.
 Here are my cards.
Here I used a few of my new Simon Says Stamp stitched dies to make a little house. I used 2 sizes of squares and then re-cut the larger one to make the triangle for the roof. The mount panel was shortened slightly and the sentiment one was elongated a little to accommodate the word welcome .
I love the burlap, I made another card with the white and burlap in reverse.
I'm adding this one to the challenge at Addicted to CAS, whose challenge is also FAMILY.
I don't know who decides on their challenges but several times the subject matter of their challenges has been really similar to ours at Less is More... there must be some empathy or something going on... ours are decided months in advance!

Here's another in similar style using a Cuttlebug die. The sentiment was computer generated in KG When Oceans Rise font. 
I'm not sure if these little birds are siblings, but there's a definite family resemblance. They are from Technique Tuesday.
More of the family rolled up!
I saw this sentiment on the internet and thought it was so true...

There's not too much white space on this one, but I rather wanted to see some of the wood backdrop. If I'd had a larger card base there wouldn't have been an issue!
Here's a Penny Black image... I love all the ducks and chickens they have available, they have such great expression on their faces.
The sentiment is from a Cuttlebug die.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

One Layer Week at "Less is More"

The theme for one layer week at "Less is More" is SNOW!
I have had such a busy time this week, with lots of engagements singing carols... three times at Manor Farm for their Nativity in the farmyard, one rehearsal on the Isle of Wight plus our normal choir rehearsal for our Christmas concert this evening. Phew!
Here is an emboss resist , with various snowflakes (mainly freebies), stamped in Versamark and clear embossed. The ink was applied with sponge daubers in Bashful Blue and Soft Sky SU ink. A few extra snowflakes were stamped on top of the ink and embossed in silver.
The sentiment is from Butterfly Kisses.

Here are a couple of digi images from Dearie Dolls. They are coloured with Mirage Pens and twinkled with Glamour Dust. I think they're fun!
For this last one I used a Memory Box stencil with Pearlescent White Embossing Paste, again sprinkled with Glamour Dust whilst still wet. In order to get the sentiment to match I did use a die from Clearly Besotted. To be truly one layer I should probably have used the negative of the die cut as a stencil too, but sticking all the loopy bits in was a little daunting and as I've had a busy week, I'm afraid I chickened out! It is also twinkled with Glamour Dust!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Case this sketch #102

Here is the sketch from  Case this Sketch this time where the much talented Hannelie has recently joined the design team.
As you can see this is a fairly close take on the sketch but one that I was messing about with for ages... things like inky fingermarks and things like wonky stamping all adding to the frustration. Anyway here it is. 
I may send it to my son and daughter-in-law as they were both successful in interviews last week for additional positions to complement their medical workload. I'm so very proud of them both.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Take it Make it

It's time for another Take it Make It challenge at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog.This time the theme is to stamp or emboss in white!
Her I used a Dreamweaver Stencil and Pearlescent White Embossing Paste, which was then sprinkled liberally with Glamour Dust!
The dry embossing is from a  Couture Creations folder and the sentiment from Clearly Besotted.
Why not join in!
I'm off to sing carols with a group of friends in the Victorian Farm in Upper Hamble Country Park.  It's where the Wartime Farm was filmed. 
We've had this engagement for over 20 years and we always enjoy it...even though it's often VERY cold!