Saturday, 21 November 2015

Brusho Love

We've been having some internet issues lately so there's been very little blogging opportunity for me. 

I made this one a few weeks back and I have to say I rather love it. I had the idea in my head and just went for it. Initially the heart focal was going to be just the lined paper that I had been ripped out of a little scrap book to make space for thickness of the papers and photos. I die cut lots of hearts, folded them in half  and glued them all together using only a thin line of glue down the centres. I inked the edges and placed them but wasn't happy with the look so I  decided to spray them with water and sprinkle with red brushos. Then the magic happened purely by accident, I got out my heat gun to dry them quickly and the heart really puffed up giving the perfect look. I faked the stitching down the centre by piercing with my pattern makers tool and adding the inky stitches.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
TCA4, Die cuts,
CCC100, Sprinkle.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Mixing It Up! With A DT Call

Good evening crafters, I'm here this evening to share with you the latest challenge at Southern Girls.
 The theme is 

Now if you know me, you'll know I don't tend to use a lot of patterned paper, I'm more of a CAS kind of girl but I have to say, I rather like it.
The image that I used is 
It's by one of today's sponsors All Dressed Up, please check the challenge blog for full details of all of the sponsors this time.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

A Snowflake Promise, Winter/ Christmas,
Inky Chicks 59, Silent Night,
Papertake, Let it Snow,
Unicorn 3, Christmas.

Here's Some Information For You!
Do you fancy joining the Southern Girls?
We are having a little Dt call at the mo!
If you want to find out more, make your way 
 for full details.

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Monday, 2 November 2015


It's time for Lavinia's new challenge theme today, and to get you started on those Christmas cards, the theme is 
For my first card I used the Holly stamp, after several attempts at creating a wreath with the sprig, I ended up drawing around the inside of a circle die, adding a freehand doodle then tapping the stamp with two shades of green ink pads to give a more variagated look. A twine bow twisted amongst the leaves and glitter to the leaves completed the look.

For my tag, I masked the top and bottom sections, lightly adding colour to the background using pale pink and blue, I then randomly stamped the beautiful "Zen snowflakes" in pink, lilac and blue adding the seasonal words, I wonder why I ended up singing songs from "Frozen" .
A pierced edge, a bit of bling and glitter complete my tag.

Now, I struggled a bit with my final card, I toyed with not sharing it but I just love this Santa stamp! The card originally was just the Kraft section but a longer piece of card, then a little voice in my head said,"how can a brown card with a bit of gingham ribbon say Christmas?" so I trimmed it down and mounted it on a red card base, still wasn't happy so I cut off the back and mounted it on a white card. Am I happy with it? no! I wish I'd not listened to that little voice and left it as a longer Kraft card.
For future reference, what do you think, is a Kraft card acceptable to send at Christmas?

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Allsorts 335, Christmas,
C4C310, Christmas,
Polkadoodles, Sparkle Bling or glitter,
RRR128, Christmas,
WW, Christmas.

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