Friday, 8 June 2012

Forgotten Friday

I have an offering for Judith's Forgotten Friday challenge today which is a mixture of 'forgotten', 'scraps', and a 'cased' idea which I saw on a recent Penny Black challenge blog. Do take a look at Judith's blog because she has a lovely card using the latest stamp set from Chocolate Baroque - fabulous sunflowers which should cheer up what is looking like another dull, wet and windy day.  Anyway back to my card - the thing I liked about the idea was the two tags with text which form part of the design so I went to the scrap box and pulled out a couple of die-cuts which I knew were lying there unused since I did a Big shot demo last year.  I stamped some text onto them and sponged with distess ink, then dug my Cropodile out of hiding (can't recall when that was last used) to add eyelets, then tied together with some baker twine and a little punched tag (Stampin' Up). Background paper was a magazine  freebie overstamped with swirls; the floral panel behind the circle is a Chocolate Baroque stamp, from the Fantastic Florals sheet and the first time this particular image has been used.  The daisy flower is from a Crafty Individuals stamp which I've had for some years but has been neglected for too long.  Both flowers were stamped onto scraps of card and the die-cut circle (Nellies Die) from a scrap of kraft card. Finally the tickets were in the scraps box too - leftovers from another project when I stamped extra ones which I didn't need at the time.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Hybrid Crafting

A bit of hybrid crafting  steampunk style today combining stamping and some digital dabblings using Craft Artist.- not much more to say about this really. The fellow on the bicycle is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque Teeny Tiny set and has been stamped onto a Tim Holtz large ticket shape with a bit more overstamping.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Make My Monday week 52

The main topic this month at Make My Monday is EVENTS associated with JUNE and as the birth stone for the month is PEARL they are asking for a birthday card with pearls.  I'm afraid I just had to break into a new sheet of paper for the background on this one but the rest of it all came from my scrap boxes.  The flower is a stamp from Imagination Crafts and has been coloured using Coloursoft pencils, background paper is from Prima  with added strips of card embossed or punched.  The border strip was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and Stampin' Up punches were used for the sentiment and the piece with pearls at the top. If you follow the link you will see  some great ideas from the Design Team.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Sunday Stamper Week 208

The theme set by Hels for Sunday Stamper this week is very 'jubilee' with red, white and blue to be used and as usual she has come up with a great project for inspiration.  I decided I'd make a Jubilee tag for my collection and started off by printing a Union flag design (My Craft Studio) onto card from which I then cut out the tag.  This was overstamped with a selection of stamps from Papermania Urban collections and the 'stamp-edged' square was one of those stamps also.  Some scraps of die-cut lace were coloured  to go along the bottom with a patriotic flower. The numbers for the year were cut from scraps of sponged card using X-cut dies, a Tim Holtz Type charm and some 'diamonds' on the crown and that's it.  Apart from a sheet of card for printing the background everything else here was from the 'scraps boxes.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Simply Stampin' Challenge week 62

There is another colour challenge on the Simply Stampin' blog this week and these are the colours we've been asked to use
Luckily I had scraps of all these in my stash and also matching ink colours to stamp up the Funky Four designs (three of them anyway). Shapes were cut with Nestabilities and punches and Sizzix embosslits die used for the butterflies.  I don't think I would have considered putting these colours together but they've certainly produced a bright and cheerful card.