This is the image I stamped for the card below first of all, but it was too dark for what I wanted and was going to discard it - then I thought - No, I will make it into a different card for the Arty Girlz challenge which is Nature this week! So I added some Stickles and matted it onto a lilac card with a greeting. It is a very simple card, but I like to do these sometimes as I think they are just as effective as the more 'busy' cards.
The challenge on Penny Black Saturday Challenge is Friendship, and the theme is Friends on Sunday Stampers , so I have used 2 Penny Black stamps to make my card. I stamped the flowers using chalk inks to get a soft impression, then stamped the saying, and matted them onto some patterned paper. I punched a couple of flowers to co-ordinate with the pp, and found a Friends fabric sticker which matched too!
The current them on Dans Ma Maison il y a is de la Musique. I covered my house in 7 Gypsies paper and rubbed over it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I printed off an image from Art-e-Zine, and added her together with a butterfly scrap, a charm, and Dymo words, Primas and rik rak!
I am working on a Garden Album and each month on the 1st I take a photo of each side of my garden plus loads of photos throughout the month and then at the end of each month I do my pages with some journalling. Here are some of May's pages.
The challenge on My Time To Craft this week is Circles, and we on the Design Team were given some Jayne Nestorenko stamps to use. I covered my card in patterned paper with circles on, and added a strip of a different colour. I stamped the mouse image and watercoloured him in with my Marvy Le Plumes. I matted him onto the card and added a stamped message, and some Primas with Copper Stickles in the centres.
A friend made me a lovely skinny, so I have made one in return for her. She loves black (can't understand what is wrong with pink personally!) so I have made this in cream, black and gold - I hope she likes it!!
Sorry, this is the last photo of me I will put on - I promise! But the challenge on Funky Fairy's this week is Glorious Food and I wanted to scrap this photo of my cake at my Queen's Guide Award party! I used more K & Co Blue Awning paper for this one too (others further down the blog!).
The challenge on Sunday Stampers is Ebony and Ivory and I have nipped in at the last minute with this card. I used this bird stamp yesterday for another challenge and realised it would go nicely with the DCWV black and white flowery paper I had. So I stamped him in black and clear embossed him, then simply matted him onto some black card and onto a strip of the pp. I then punched some flowers and stamped a greeting.
The theme on Make a Moo or Two this week is Summer. I inked my moos with Broken China and Mustard Seed Distress Inks, then stamped the images and watercoloured them in. I added a Prima for the sun, drew some birds and printed off the words to finish them.
The theme on Papertake Weekly is Feelin' Hot Hot Hot, using hot colours. I covered my card in orange paper, then stamped a bird image twice in Versacolours inks and clear embossed them, then matted it onto yellow and green, and did the same with the greeting. I punched out some flowers and made orange centres with a Gelly Glaze pen.
I am on a roll today! I don't usually blog this much in one day! Here is another LO I made about my Queen's Guide Award to go in my album about me. More K & Co. Blue Awning papers and embellishments. Note for fifi - see how they almost spelt my name! You weren't the first one to do that then!
There is a new Penny Black Saturday challenge blog and the first theme is to use the first Penny Black stamp we bought. Well I think this is my first one! I have certainly had him a while and used him the last few Christmases, and I love him! So here he is, stamped and coloured in and matted onto some snowflake paper with a simple message. I am in a simple card mood at the moment!
The theme on Arty Girlz this week is a Hint of Pink. I stamped a bird image and matted it onto some pink and then lemon paper. I added a piece of pink patterned paper to my card, stamped a message and matted that in the same way as the image. Quite a simple card.
The theme on Small World of Inchies is Hearts this week, so I used a piece of K & Co Hannah paper, stamped a Fancy Pants heart and glazed it with Glossy Accents. Then I managed to stamp a word with hearts on it and added a tiny heart gem, finally eding the inchie with Cherry Pink Stazon that I had stamped the other things with.
This week the challenge on Dans Ma Maison Il y a is du soleil. I used Broken China, Mustard Seed and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks for my background and sun, and stamped a variety of images all over, adding some little embellishments too.
The weekly challenge on UKS is to use a photo of an achievement or something we are proud of, so I used one of me receiving my Queen's Guide Award - many years ago now!! We had also to use 4 of something, and some stitching (I stitched a button on the big flower). It was a good chance to use my lovely new K & Co Blue Awning papers!
The new challenge on My Time To Craft is Buttons and Buckles, so I made a birthday card for Louise. I stamped my Little Cotton Rabbit and watercoloured and stickled her! I matted her on the card, together with a greeting. I added some buttons and gems, some grosgrain ribbon with a buckle and a large number one, which is silver not blue as looks here!
I have some more birthdays coming up and have made some bits and bobs all in a similar way, by inking with Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, stamping a background stamp in Sepia Versafine, then stamping and embossing the flower image and matting it onto the card etc, and adding greetings, primas etc.
It was a friend's birthday yesterday so now she has opened her pressies I can blog them! The first is a 4" x 4" canvas that I used pink and blue Distress Inks and silver dabber, and added a House Mouse image that I had stamped onto card and watercoloured and Stickled. Then I stamped a House Mouse message and added that, and finally put House Mouse footprints round the edges!
The second pressie is a piece of mountboard, inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Gold Glimmer Mist, then I stamped a Crafty Individuals bird stamp, cut it into 4, edged with Gold Krylon pen and added it to the mountboard, having stamped the background. I added dragonfly brads to finish.
The new theme on Make a Moo or Two is Men. I used K & Co backing paper for my moos, printed off some images from Art-e-Zine, rubbed Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the backgrounds, and added some Tim Holtz Doodads and brads.
We have holidayed at the same place for many years, and I have started an album going back to 1986 when we first started going! I am using lots of photos as I have loads and don't want to just pick out one or two, so it will be a busy album I think!! Here is 1986.
The weekly challenge on UKS this week is to use baby photos of yourself, something pink, some stripes, something metal and something recycled, and as I started a book of myself as a baby a while ago I made this LO for it today. The 'something recycled' is the journalling block which was a piece of backing card from some stickers! I still have my Pinky teddy too!!
It was my turn to set the theme on My Time To Craft this week, and I chose birds. I stamped my image and watercoloured it in. I matted it onto co-ordinating paper and added a strip of patterned paper down the side. I punched out some flowers and added Copper Stickles to the centres, and printed out a message on the PC, and finally inked round the edge of my card with Distress Ink.
The theme on Small World of Inchies is Orange, so here are my orange ones. I inked some K & Co backing paper with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, and added orange brads, orange butterfly images, orange ric rak and I coloured some tiny jigsaw pieces with orange Sakura pen.
The theme on Arty Girlz this week is Paint, so I got my acrylics out and thought, what now! I stamped a Crafty Individuals image onto what started out as a card, and clear embossed it, then painted blue and green dabbers over with a paint brush and rubbed some off with a wet baby wipe. Then I thought, no, I don't want it as a card, so I cut it into an arch and started stamping, sticking things on, and adding Stickles too (click on it to see the sparkly bits)! It is a bit colourful, but I quite like it!
The theme on InchybyInch this week is Fairies. I inked my background with Broken China Distress Ink, and stamped some flowers, added an image from Art-e-Zine, a Tim Holtz Doodad and a star embellishment.
The theme on Make a Moo or Two this week is Cats, so I have used K & Co Hannah papers for my background, stamped a few bits on, and added downloaded images from Art-e-Zine, some ric rak and primas and Tim Holtz Doodads to finish.
The theme on Sunday Stampers is Dogs, and I needed to make a card for Georgia's little dog Dutch as it is her birthday this week! I used some DCWV Pet Stack papers, an Anitas rubber stamp and a greeting stamp.
I am a bit behind on the Elsie Flannigan challenges I am supposed to be doing, but I have managed to do Week 24 - we had to work on a plain white background for this one. All I need to do now is work backwards through the book until I get back to where I was!
The current theme on A True Friend challenge blog is Bath Time, so I have made my LO using photos of Holly being washed a couple of summers ago! She loves playing with water but isn't so keen on being washed with it!!
I made this card for the My Time To Craft challenge theme of Brads and Eyelets. We were given a Bootiful stamp to use also. I stamped Maggie and water coloured her in, Stickling her heart and hairbands! Then I attached her with some eyelets to a mat, stamped a message, and used heart shaped brads to attach some Primas to the card to finish it off.
I have just set the June Scrapbook challenge for Craft Swap Forum, and here are the pages I made as examples. I used Creative Imaginations papers and white chipboard embellishments, plus some green Bazzill cardstock.
I am married with 3 grown up children ,4 grandchildren and 2 dogs! I have always done crafting of some sort, originally knitting, cross stitching and tapestry, then I began paper crafting some years ago and haven't looked back!
I like to take photos of my garden for scrapbooking and the one on here is a sunflower that the birds kindly planted for me!
P.S. - Now I have gone back to doing a lot of knitting, crocheting and sewing too!