Thursday 5 April 2018

Just For You

My second card in a week - progress on the blog front eh???  I saw a demonstration recently on one of the craft channels; tried to keep some of the ideas in my head and I've enjoyed putting this card together.  The stamps are from a Hobby Art set called Floral Patchwork.  I started by stamping the buttons around the edges of a piece of kraft card, followed by the rest of the stamping onto watercolour paper.  This was coloured using water-based brush pens with some sponging around the edges and a pen drawn partial border on two corners.  These images are great fun to colour and I'm sure there are lots of ways of combining them into cards for all occasions.

Stamps - from Floral Patchwork set Hobby Art

Monday 2 April 2018

Pixie Crafty Playground Challenge #323

I think I'm probably due for the naughty step because I managed to completely miss making anything for the previous Playground Challenge but I'm fairly on time with a card for the current one.  It is well worth a trip over there to see the so cute card which Di has made for our inspiration and of course the items used will be winging their way to a lucky winner in the usual draw at the end of the two weeks.  The only thing I didn't have for this card was any suitable background paper so I started by trawling through some of my very many craft CDs looking for something which would be good for baby cards and eventually I managed to find something in blue and also another pattern in pink so these were printed off.  Of course I now have some pink and blue snippets for another time!!  Everything else on the card is from the snippets boxes - watercolour paper to stamp the image; scraps of card for the banner, border and layering; gingham ribbon oddment; more small scraps to die cut the words.  The stamp used was from a set which came free with a magazine quite a long time ago and I must own up to the fact that I don't think the packet had ever been opened until I made this card - image coloured with water based brush pens.

Yet again I have to apologise for being a bad blogger of late but I will try to get back into the swing shortly - have to really because I can't keep on apologising can I??

Stamp - magazine freebie from way back, coloured using water based pens
Die - a Spellbinder one which I've had for years
Words - Crafter's Companion dies
Banner - Sue Wilson dies
Papers - printed from craft CDs