Saturday, 23 June 2018

Sweet Stampin' - Food and drink

Over at Sweet Stampin' this week we want you to use food and drink on your projects. I have to confess that I struggled with this theme. However, if you look closely at my card, you'll see that amongst my creatures from the Neat and Tangled, Beach Day set, you'll see that the hippo is eating watermelon. That counts as food right? And, I was impressed with how tenuous a link this is, they look like they're about to for go a swim in "the drink" aka the sea! Told you it was a rubbish link!
I fussy cut my elements from the set that I'd coloured with my copics and added them on 1mm foam tape to the card. I stamped the sentiment from a Waffle Flower stamp set and drew in a frame to finish.
I hope you all manage to stay cool as the weather here is likely to get much warmer next week. Luckily, I have a week off work, but not so luckily I'd planned to spend it giving the house a good tidy and deep clean. I may be a melty puddle by the end of the week... Stay cool!

Friday, 15 June 2018

The Flower Challenge Reminder - Use a Previous Challenge

It's halfway through the month again (Seriously, where is this year going?) and so we wanted to remind you all of our current challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month we want you to use a previous challenge for your creation.
I used our "Embossing" challenge and embossed a piece of white card using the centre of an 8x8 Tonic embossing folder. I glued this onto a 5x7 card base with a mat of purple/blue card behind it.
I had some flowers made from the JOFY 62 stamp set left over from the flower challenge card I made last month. I die cut the sentiment in black card twice and glued them together to give some more rigidity to it before gluing it on the card. I added the flowers onto the card with foam tape and added a gem in the centre of each. Truth told, I was going to add three flowers but in between deciding on the layout and sticking them down, I managed to lose one! That was a few days ago and I still haven't found may have wandered off with my marbles.
We're all really looking forward to seeing your creations, but please remember to check our rules as we get upset if we have to disqualify a card from our top picks because it doesn't follow the challenge rules. Happy crafting x

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Sweet Stampin' - Father's Day / For a Special Man

Yep, Saturday again (Yay!) and so it's time for our new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and this time we want to see your makes for Father's Day or for a Special Man.
I was a naughty girl and had to rustle up a card at the last minute and so made a super quick and simple 4x4 card.
I bought the super cute Cooling Off mini stamp set from Clearly Besotted's June release and when it arrived earlier this week stamped and coloured in some of the images with my copics. I simply had to cut him out and add him to my card on some 1mm foam tape. I used the stamps " you are so" and "cool" from the set and stamped them in black archival. I also stamped the Father's Day sentiment from the Clearly Besotted, Build it Beaver stamp set on the card. I drew in a border to finish the card. I  would have added glossy accents to the ice lolly, but had to get the card photographed and blogged before it would have dried from milky to clear. I might add it now though.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.

Monday, 4 June 2018

The Flower Challenge # 21 - Use a previous challenge

I used our "Blue and Yellow" challenge for my card this month. I bought a few lovely stamp sets recently from Polkadoodles. I used two of the flower stamps from the "Delicate Doodles" set and the bees from their "Bee Nice Sentiments" set.
I stamped the flowers on some mixed media paper in black archival and stamped the bees too. I coloured the flowers in using Spectrum Noir sparkle pens and a waterbrush. Once dry, I added some dots to the flowers with a white gel pen. I stamped the bees on a scrap of card and after colouring them in cut them out. I mounted the panel on a piece of yellow card and used foam tape to add it to a 6x4 card blank. I added the bees, only gluing them down under the bodies so that their wings had some dimension. To finish I added some stickles to their wings.
I hope you enjoy playing along with us this month, and enjoy looking back over our previous challenges. We'll have some more inspiration for you halfway through the month x