Monday, May 7, 2018

It's time for the May challenge at Unstampabelles.

#79:  1, 2 and 3 items
Twist - Journal about the items in your blog

This means use items of 1, and 2, and 3 multiples.

Here is what I created.

Items of 1:  1 brown ink, 1 torn element
Items of 2: raised embellies, 2 large yellow hexagons, 2 striped patterned papers
Items of 3: 3 sizes of hexagons, 3 small hexagons

You really only need to have 1 of each number of items.

Happy creating.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Two cards, same design, different look

Welcome to May. Don't you love the first of the month when all the new challenges go up?

Here is the new challenge for Archiscraps and my design team offering.

This beautiful building is the insp pic and the challenge is to use cork.

I recently added a packet of cork butterflies to my stash.  I needed two Mother's Day cards and I love making two cards at once. If you have your stash out and want to play it takes no extra effort.  I gave the card on my left to my Nan. I also gave her a cuddle rug in dusky pink and some pink roses so the image suited.  I gave the card on the right to my Mum. I stamped the sentiment. Both quick and easy cards to make.

Why not enter a project yourself this month?

Monday, April 9, 2018

Card using patterned vellum

Hi friends,

Congratulations to Judy W who was the winner of my prize for last month.

This month's challenge at Unstampabelles is to use vellum/acetate.

Twist - create a new view
TIP: something new to look at..........

I  have created a card using white patterned vellum. By backing it with a dark cardstock it looks completely different and makes the white pattern stand out more.

I've chosen to use only three colours to make the card look more cohesive. The techniques I've used are layering, inking and punching.

This was a very simple card to make. Using the wood veneer heart and the buttons gave it more dimension.

I hope you join in this month. I look forward to seeing what you create.

Feel free to follow me.


Dale x

Friday, April 6, 2018

Kaisercraft Small Easel

Good morning fellow crafters.

This morning I have finished my project for April 2018's challenge from Kaisercraft. They have asked that we take inspiration from the mood board below. Quite gorgeous, yes?

I have chosen to create the Kaisercraft Small Easel. It starts out as an undecorated wooden project of 3 pieces.

I've used the Kaleidoscope paper and 3 Kaisercraft paints, which I mixed together. Soft Moss, Metallic Gold and Eggplant.

I will used this as a stand in my craft room and it will be handy to use to photograph my projects.

 The gold paint has been used around the edges.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Who loves lace?

Happy Easter and April Fool's Day.

Today is the 1st of April and as such there is a new challenge at Archi-scraps.

Here is the inspo photo and you have to use lace.
I would love to visit this Library.

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I have made two cards for this challenge. They are the same design but I have used different colours to highlight that you can use the same design but achieve a very different result.

What do you think?

I used the colours from the pic and used layering as there are many layers to the library. I love books so much. I read two a month, one chosen by my book club, which I've been in for 15 years and one just for myself.

Do you love to read?

What are you reading now? Do tell me, I'd be interested to know. I've started the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I've seen all 3 seasons of the show. Love it!

Happy crafting.

Dale x

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Kaisercraft wooden frame decorated

I wanted to create an off the page item using paint.

I chose a Kaisercraft Artist Trading Card wooden frame. It comes in two pieces.

I've used two Kaisercraft paints. Soft moss is used on the front and the back of the backing piece and sage is on the front piece and edges.

I've added some white twine with gold accent to hang it and various pretties to tart it up. I like the sentiment which says "Memories are timeless treasure of the heart."

This is my design piece for Unstampabelles this month.  The challenge is to decorate something wooden and the twist is to use paint.

I'm offering the prize this month, which are two embossing folders and a ribbon pack.  Why not join in?

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Photo frame for my son

Hello readers,

Today I have an off the page item for you to see.

My son wanted a photo frame for a special photo of his.  He did some voluntary work for Teach, Learn, Grow and had a photo to keep to remember the group he was in.

I surprised him by going beyond his expectations. He loved it.

This is my design piece for Archiscraps challenge this month.  The insp pic is:

Castello di Sammezzano
This castle looks sedate on the outside but on the inside? It’s an explosion of color and texture. The 16th century masterpiece of architecture and design sat abandoned in Tuscany, Italy, for decades.

Here is your stimulus picture for March and the challenge is use chevrons and the colour blue.

Head over to Archiscraps to join the fun.  There's a prize of some items from Spotlight to win.