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Monday, 19 September 2016

#173 Autumn

Mary is hosting our challenge and the theme is Autumn. That can be autumn colours, or autumn themes such as harvest or falling leaves etc.
 
As usual You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT
 
Mary
I made an easel card using left over pieces of printed paper for the base and a design from Jayne Netley Mayhew's Autumn Collection of decoupage sheets.

Josephine
 
The background was stamped with a range of leaf images using a Kaleidoscope Autumn Leaves pad, and then coloured with Promarkers. I tinted the background with Distress Ink to take away the pure whiteness of the card I'd used. Die cuts and ribbon to embellish.
   
Glenda
 
  I chose to use some of the colours of autumn for my challenge card. The image was coloured with Prismacolors markers and was accessorized with leaves, button and twine.  The background paper was dry embossed.

Judy
I made this card using several different techniques.   The rubber stamp I used is called Baby, Mama, Papa Boo by Stampassion and it was coloured with Copics.  The background was created using some unmounted rubber stamps and Distress Inks. The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts.

Ina
I made a collage of Autumn coloured leaves with a sponged and stamped background addingvariegated cotton and button to finish.

Angela
Made this using a stamped background paper which was die cut and used to decorate the black card, then splattered white paint onto it. I used a journaling card die to make a topper. It's not obvious here but the leaves stand out slightly. Decorated with metallic gems to complete the design.

Marlene

I have used a Tilly Daydream pre-coloured image and Tilly Daydream Papers. Spellbinders Leaf Die Ribbon and Ribbon Bow

Pam

This image is Fall Angel by Mayumi Ogihara.  I colored her with copics and embossed the card background using a die.  I offset the orange and the image to create interest.  The die cut leaves and sentiment banner are from my stash junk drawer.

Sally
For my Autumn themed card I have used some leaf stamps from Hobby Art, watercolours and a wood grain effect embossing folder.
 
I created the background paper myself using an old but beloved stamp from a German company. The cute Hedgehogs are from a new set by My Favorite Things.
 

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#172 Layer It Up, Winner and Top 5

Marlene hosted our Layer It Up challenge and her winner and Top 5 are:-


1 Ina
 
and her Top 5 are:
 
Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge. 

Monday, 5 September 2016

#172 Layer It Up

Marlene is hosting our Layer It Up challenge. Lots of layers please!!!
As usual You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT
 
 Marlene

Josephine
I've used several techniques in this card: The background is coloured with Promarkers and Distress Inks, and I've used various die cuts and a Spirelli-type accent, and layered everything!

Glenda
An engagement card I made with six layers counting the ribbon and flowers.  I love making layered cards and I particularly love this one as it was for a dearly loved couple.

I have used a piece of my gell print paper from my stash that is in yellows, purple, white and gold for my background and I used several rubber stamps over the gell print to give the card interest and texture. My final layers were the added images that I stamped, inked, coloured and die cut or cut to create the top layers. 

Mary
I used several sheets of the same design from Hunkydory's Little Book of Winter Wildlife and cut out varying amounts to create a decoupaged image. I also layered several ovals to create a base for my sentiment.

Ina
I used a pre cut sheet of flowers for my layers popping each piece backing it and inking my card stock with a hydrangea stamp to match.

Jackie

Lots of layers are not usually my thing - so I have used a card I made at a stampin up class, using all their materials, dies and stamps.  The image was coloured with promarkers.

Angela
Just for a change I've been working in my journal. There are so many layers here starting with stencils and pieces of lace and net, then doilies cut with Tim Holtz dies, decorated tags and the butterfly set in a frame. Lots of details of how I made this can be found on my blog.

Pam
Layers and layers of circles created this cheery little birthday card. The image and sentiment are from Jane's Doodles, Garden Friends.

Bec
I have used all left overs for this card to celebrate Father's Day here in Australia.  About six layers all popped up on foam dots.

Maike
If you count the frame I have put six layers on this card ;o) It was a lot of fun to think about the different levels on the card and I really like the dimension!

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#171 By or Under The Sea, Winner and Top 5

Bec hosted our By or Under The Sea challenge and her winner and Top 5 are:-

Winner

and her Top 5 are:
 
Congratulations to you all. Could the winner please email me at the address in the side bar to collect your Woodware prize. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge. 

Monday, 22 August 2016

#171 By or Under The Sea

Bec is hosting our By or Under the Sea challenge. We want to see what you can come up with that is either an underwater scene or a coastal/beach scene.
As usual You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

We are sponsored for this challenge by


WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION

With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.


Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website www.woodware.co.uk.

Our design team are playing along with the challenge so check out our blog, which is there for inspiration at www.woodware.co.uk/blog.


Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Bec
I have used an old stamp set that is a favourite for this fun card.

Josephine

One of the things that I think of when I think of the seaside is seashells, so these sweet stitched motifs seemed perfect!

  Glenda
You never know when by the 'sea' what you might 'see'. I see a little mermaid blowing bubbles. She was coloured with Prismacolor Markers and I sponded the  image background and the corresponding piece behind it with Stampin Up ink.  The sentiment was created on  a Word' document.

The theme of  "by or under the sea" brought to my mind "lost treasure".  I had this small old metal  box that I had in stash.  My assemblage is made of bits and pieces of findings and a couple of  pretty digital images.

Mary
I love House Mouse designs so I used a decoupage sheet from the Silly Summer set from Joanna Sheen which I had in my stash. To embellish my card I used a Tattered Lace castle die to create a 'sandcastle'.

Lin
I upcycled a £2 bathroom cabinet I got from the local recycling centre. Details  and more photos on my blog

Angela
Made this with leftover Masterboard, Kanban Industriana papers. The dies are by Tim Holtz and Marianne, stamps by Joy, Marianne and Tim Holtz. Finished the inside with the addition of Stickles Glitter glue.

Kimx
My card has been made using a couple of Sea themed Dreamweaver metal stencils (Seahorse, Fish and Scales background), a tree die and plenty of dye based ink.

Ina
Used an Under the Sea embossing folder inking and heat embossing it. Cut out a circle for my background to highlight  my sea animals. Lots of sponging, touches of glitter and glossy accents.

Pam
I used watercolors for this sweet stamp by Phyllis Harris.  I decided to keep this one in my Craft Room in honor of my little brother, Scott.

Jackie
My card was made using spectrum aqua pens to make a background and a rubber stamp from my stash. 

Sally
I have used some Hobby Art stamps and shells to create my under the sea themed card.

Marlene
For this card I have used an Lili of the Valley Stamp, made into a Centre Fold card.

Maike

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