Saturday, 23 June 2018

Birthday butterfly

This week's challenge on Less is More is to use an item from your "bits" box to make a card.  Like most crafters I  hate to throw anything away so I have plenty of scraps.  Luckily I had sorted these out last week so could quickly find what I thought would make a good card.  Here is my card - I added the sentiment and the pearls but everything else was from my "bits" box.  This must be one of the quickest cards I have ever made! 

The only difficulty is remembering what you used so here are the materials I think I used:-

Die - Sizzix butterflies framelits (unsure how this was coloured)
Sentiment - Stampin' Up "Sassy Salutations" embossed with pearl silver embossing powder
Background - yupo paper inked with distress inks but I can't remember what I used for the silver shimmer
Frame - Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles

The background was inspired by one of Loll Thomson's videos on how to create a faux mother of pearl effect.

Thank you for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  Now pop over to Less is More and see how the other participants changed their scraps into beautiful cards.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Night sky

Cornelia has produced this lovely card (below) as the inspiration on the Muse Christmas Visions blog for the current challenge.  She explained that she used a bag from a Chicago shop for the skyscape on her card

I was inspired by Santa and his reindeer flying across the moon but decided to set this in a rural setting as I don't have any suitable city dies.  This is the first time I have used the Tim Holtz trees die and I was pleased with how easily it cut the card.  I used a mask for the moon and then coloured the sky with distress inks, spritzing the ink with perfect pearls to produce a starry effect.  Finally I mounted the panel on silver mirri card and cut out the sentiment from the same card.

Materials used:-

Sissix Thinlets Tim Holtz tree die (661604)
Sissix Thinlets Tim Holtz holiday words script
Moon mask - Clarity stamps
Santa stamp - Hobby Art "from our home to yours" set
Distress inks - broken china and faded jeans

Thank you very much for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  Margaret

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Muse Joy

Pam A has created this beautiful card (above) to inspire us at the current challenge at Muse Christmas Visions.  I loved Pam's design with the dove in the circle and the die cut sentiment and tried to create something similar in my card.  I used Brushos for my background and die cut the dove and the sentiment. Finally I mounted the panel onto some blue card.  The end result was a clean and simple card to add to my stash of Christmas cards.

Materials used:-

Brushos - various shades of blue
Watercolour card
Dove die - Apple Blossom from Craft Stash Ltd (possibly from a magazine)
Lawn Fawn dies - Scripty Joy, Large Stitched Rectangles Stackables and Large Stitched Circles  Stackables

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  Margaret

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Time Out where the challenge is Holidays

Happy Little Stampers June Christmas Challenge - anything goes with an optional twist of joy