I needed to make a card for a man so wanted a suitable sketch and the one on Papertake Weekly this week was ideal! I used my House Mouse Gruffy stamp and coloured it in with Copics and Marvey Le Plumes.
The ingredients for this week on Ready-Steady-STAMP are to use canvas (I used Claudine Helmuth's Sticky-Backed Canvas), Brown, cream and white (I found it difficult to incorporate white as I wouldn't usually with browns and creams!), the letter A, rain drops (or Glossy Accents), and a scalloped circle. I covered my fat book page with the sticky-backed canvas and inked it with Vintage Photo and Tea Dye Distress Inks. I stamped my Personal Impressions tree onto cream card with Adirondack Rust and clear embossed it, then cut it out and put it on my page - my first attempt at stamping directly onto the canvas didn't come out properly! I cut a scalloped circle with a Nestabilitie die and put it under the Primas and leaf brad. I used white for the word autumn (letter A!) and cream brads. Finally I used Glossy Accents to make drops here and there! I think I got it all!
The theme onMy Time To Craft this week is Cheers Me Dear - and we have to use some kind of beverage on our card. I used my House Mouse stamp, coloured in with Copics, with mats cut with my Nestabilities dies.
The current challenge on Ready-Steady-STAMP is to use the list of ingredients - use wax paper with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, use some cork, use metal embellishment, use blue, and use a monument image. We also have to stamp. I bought some wax paper having not used it before and put it through my Big Shot with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, ironed it between 2 sheets of white card and then inked over the card with Distress Inks. I love this and will do it again! I had a small scrap of cork from an old QVC TSV - just enough to cut a couple of corners with a Cuttlebug die. The metal embellishments are the Paris and Eiffel Tower, and I stamped the words and a couple of swirls. Hope it is all ok!!
The theme onMy Time To Craft this week is Christmas - I picked this theme as it is never too early to start making those Christmas cards! I used my new Christmas teddy stamp and watercoloured it in with Marvy Le Plumes, and some DCWV backing paper.
I came across a challenge blog I hadn't seen before, Let's Get Shabby and their current challenge is to use Ginghams and Florals, in a 'country cottage chic way'. I loved making this LO of Louise and hope I got it right! I used a variety of papers, some are K & CO, and the background gingham is Gin-X. The title isn't wonky - it is my photography!
The theme onMy Time To Craftthis week is to use Neglected or Forgotten Stash. I have had this set of stamps, I think they are Paper Bag Studios, for well over a year or even more and not used them so I made a skinny and finally used them.
The theme onGothic Arches this week is Toys. I haven't joined in with this challenge for a while so thought I would have a go. I used BG paper for the background, an image from Art-e-Zine and various embellishments for my Arch and edged with a Copper Krylon pen.
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!