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Monday, 12 February 2018

#205 Love & Romance and DT call

Before we get to today’s challenge, I am really sad to report that June has left us due to personal reasons. I want to thank her for all her hard work and wish her luck in the future. I am hopeful when things are a little more sorted she will be back. In the meantime if anyone is interested in joining our lovely team could you add DT after your name when you enter the challenge below!

We are a nice relaxed bunch. There is no pressure to create for every challenge, which is once every fortnight, although ideally you would; and we don’t have sponsors so you won’t have to work with a particular image or item.

Now down to business.

Marlene is hosting today's Valentine themed challenge, Love & Romance

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Love & Romance theme.

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Marlene

I have used a Marianne Design Heart Die and a X-Cut Heart Die. Embossing Folder and lots of Pearls

Josephine

A three-dimensional card with a die cut heart shape, a watercolour wash using glitter pens and some die cut letters and very old paper from my collection to make a traditional Valentine card.

Angela

This is a tag from my year journal which I made using stencils, stamps and Angelina fibres then completed it with ribbon, a metal heart and pin. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Judy

This is the card I made for my husband for Valentines Day. I used one of my gelli plate prints for the background which I stamped with a Italian Love Poem. "Loved Tag" is a old rubber stamp from my collection which I coloured with Copics.

Margaret

I created the background of my card with texture paste through a stencil and then added the colour with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals. The cluster consists of a piece of gauze, some die cuts and a few flowers. I also added a little stamping on the side.
Cheers! Margaret xx

Glenda

A 'heart'felt card expressing Valentine love with a stamped image, Prismacolor Markers. and lots of die cut and punched hearts!

Mary

I used the romance set of Popcorn the bear stamps coloured using Promarkers and Tattered Lace mini ruffle dies.

Jackie

My card was a plain and simple valentine, as it was for a man! I used some backing paper from a cd, a heart die and a stamp for the word I and YOU. The scroll sentiment was made using craft artist.

Kimx

This card was actually made using one of Jane Gills fabulous Christmas stamps from a couple of years ago. I do like a stamp that has multiple uses.

Lin
My valentine offering is a combination of different companies dies. Mainly Tonic, but some Crafters Companion and one Simon Says Stamp, and construction acetate. Please see my blog for details

Maike

I have used last month's free (with playing along her challenge) digi stamp to create this card. I thought the red frame would go well with all those hearts and also added some dry embossed hearts as well to add a little more interest to the card base ;o)

We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!

#204 Get Inky/Messy, Winner and Top 5

Chanya hosted our 'get inky/messy' challenge and her Winner and Top 5 are:-



13 Carole J


and her top 5 are




34 Clare Sutton

 
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, 29 January 2018

#204 Get Inky/Messy


Chanya is hosting today's challenge, Get Inky/Messy. This can also include messy paint items, or sprays etc.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Get Inky/Messy theme.

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Chanya13

Hello, this time I want to show you a simple card. I cut all flowers from paper and covered all edges with Distress Ink - tea dye. Some of flowers I glued on 3D foam. The sentiment reads 'For You'

Angela

I had great fun getting messy with this card. I stamped onto the card blank then covered some card with Oxide inks, spraying water over to spread it. I used a sizzix die to cut the centre blob and the rest are waste pieces. Sequins and threads complete the design.

Josephine

For this, I've used a free stamp from a magazine, coloured with pencils and edged with Distress Ink. The background uses acrylic paint, stencils and my gelli-plate.

Glenda

My Inky/Messy card was created by using rubber stamps and a butterfly die. I stamped the inky blobs using blue and black ink and added additional circles obtained from the die cut butterfly.

Mary

I flicked green ink over pink card and matted this onto white card. That's the messy bit done! For the rest of the card I used stamps from the roses set of Joanna Sheen's favourite flowers collection colouring the images using Promarkers and the edges using Distress ink.

Judy

Love this get messy challenge. I used my gell plate to create my background for my card by combining acrylic paints, inks, stencils and sprays. The lovely lady is from my collection of unmounted stamps, the name of the company that makes the stamp escapes me. The image was coloured with Ink Inktense pencils and distress spray inks.

Maike

For this "Get Inky /Messy" challenge I created an alcohol ink background on vellum and had loads of fun playing with all those colours.

June

I used 9 colours of Alcohol Inks for my 'inky/messy' background then die cut it and stamped the same sentiment around it


I used 3 of the colours for the inside of my card and thought the sentiment was rather appropriate for the inside as well as the card front. Full details are on my blog

Marlene

For this card I used Distress Inks and a little water and free stamps from Magazine

Jackie

The background to my card was made using the new Distress Oxide inks - I used silhouette stamps from my stash for the images, and a Lynda Chapman die for the sentiment.

Lin

I made a Distress Oxide background which I used to cut a frame and as the background behind the diecut aperture in my card. More details on my blog

Margaret

I created the background for my base panel by dropping a small amount of Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in two colours on a piece of watercolour cardstock and spraying it liberally with water. Added a strip of gauze, wrapped the panel with a piece of twine, and then attached some die cuts and flowers. The yellow flower was coloured with watered down Squeezed Lemon Distress Re-inkers.


The background to this card is made using the Mop-up technique and Oxide inks. My lovely flower is from Woodware by Jane Gill. See my blog for details

#203 Bling’s The Thing, Winner and Top 5

Lin hosted our ' challenge and her Winner and Top 5 are:-



7 Creative Smiles
I love all the gorgeous bling on this one, and there is so much work gone into it. Well done Donna, hope to see you back again soon.

and her top 5 are


5 Mistyblue's Creations
The bright colours of the image caught my eye on this one, and of course the lovely line of and dots of blingy gems.
 
Such a pretty shabby chic style. Loving all the frantage and the lovely blingy embossed image. A very elegant card.
 
This one definitely met the 'bling' theme. Layer after layer of lush glittered paper contrasting beautifully against the teal/turquoise.
 
22 Jinny
Love the blingy circle edge and the cute little elephants have been edged with lots of lovely sparkle too.
 
Love the delicate colouring of the image, and the all that white space makes it really pop.

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, 15 January 2018

#203 Bling’s The Thing

Lin is hosting our first challenge of 2018, Bling's The Thing. We would like to see lots of bling, ie, glitter, gems, or anything else that's sparkly.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Bling's The Thing theme.

Before we get down to the team's creations, we have relaxed our rules a little and no longer have a limit of 15 entries into our challenge, but we still require a permanent link to our challenge post in your post.

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Lin

My 'bling' is layers of glitter card and mirri card. More details on my blog

Mary

I used a stamp from the Louise set of Scruffy Little Cats colouring it using Spectrum Noir pens, make up and Liquid Pearls. I added gems to each flower centre and then matted and layered the image onto glitter card, mirri and white card.

Angela

Hi all. Made this with Graphic 45 papers which I embellished with Stickles Glitter Glue and bright red and gold brads all layered onto a black card blank.

Glenda

The papers are all sparkly and I added some rhinestones and a silver shiny tag holder to complete the bling effect. The flower already had pearls as it center.

Judy

For this week's card I used an old rubber stamp from my collection called Rose Coloured Fairy by Stamps Happen that I coloured with Copic markers and pencils. To make my card sparkle I added glitter washi tape, Wink of Stella, glitter paper and gems.

June

I've used one of the new embossing folders with the combined die and highlighted the swirls with bling. I also adhered the cut out heart to the inside of the card and edged it with larger pieces of bling. Happy crafting!



Maike

On my card I have used an image by Sugar Pea Designs which I love and which is absolutely perfect for this challenge. It even had a sentiment with the word "gem" in it ;o) Hope you like all the glitter and sparkle - the cute gopher certainly seems content with it. Happy crafting, Maike

Agnieszka chanya13:

Hello, today I want to share with you my first card for first communion which I made this year. I used pastel colors combo and added some gems and flowers.

Josephine

I've used Twinkling H2Os for background and image colouring on this as well as some bronze embossing powder, sticky gems and mirror card.

Margaret

Happy New Year everyone!!! For my card, I used some layered papers and added a piece of lace with a row of tiny pearls alongside. I have included a few gem flourishes in the flower cluster and added a large glass gem to the chippie.

Kimx

I know that Christmas is a dim and distant memory, but it is also the perfect occasion for a bit of bling, so here is the card that I made for my Granddaughter.

There is lots of glitter and sparkle, and a bit of Glossy Accents as well.

We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!

Jackie

My card was made using some images from a MCS kit, and utilised some left over shiny art deco paper I had in my stash.  There are gems highlighting the corners and it hasn't come out very well in the photo, but the dresses are dotted with glitter!

Marlene
I have used a vintage photo which comes as a set called Memories of Philomena from Crafts and Me Shop. I used lots of embellishments and distressed the edges.