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Monday, 19 June 2017

#191 Here Comes Summer


June is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Here Comes Summer, appropriately themed given our hostess' name!

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it's Summer themed.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

June

I used 2 Distress Inks to colour my white card, giving it a tropical look. I die cut the embellishments and chose the word 'hola' in keeping with the tropical theme, and added a cocktail above the letter 'a'

Josephine

A card for one of my husband's brothers, and what says summer more than the seaside! I've used an image and paper from Pamela West, and completed with some matting and a computer-generated sentiment. What can I say? The men in our family don't do fussy!

Mary

When I think of summer I think of a colourful garden full of flowers. I have tried to conjure this up with the use of various Tattered Lace dies and Promarkers.

Judy

When I think of summer I think about the beautiful colours of all of the flowers and the butterflies . I have used alcohol inks in several colours on my background and then added a die that reminds me of my parents fence when I was growing up. The butterflies also were coloured with Alcohol inks and a white gel pen.

Margaret

Summer to me means hot days, and lots of flowers in the garden. My card is made with papers from the Vintage Summer Basics range by Maja Design and I've added some pretty flowers, sisal, twine, gauze and lots of prills and micro beads.

Glenda

Who cannot love Summer, the best of all seasons (especially if you live in a colder climate). I used this wonderful image from Tiddly Inks to represent our Summer theme. I coloured her with Copics and Prismacolor Markers, added some colourful background paper and to complete the theme, a couple of flowers .

Jac

So what says summer more than ice cream! For my card I have used the adorable Ice Cream Izzy from Simply B stamps, coloured up with copics and chameleons papers, paper is K & Co as is the frame and metal rimmed tag, added a die cut doily and leafy swirl and finished off with some little prima flowers and a candy dot

Lin

I created the background with Distress Oxides and then stamped Kay Carley's stamps to create a Summer Garden, and coloured with Koh-i-noor Watercolour Pencils. More details on my blog

Jackie

My card was made for a friend who was feeling down - I used the new Hunkydory USB key to print off my images which were mat and layered onto black card to make them pop and then added to a 6 x 6 card.

Angela

Summer always reminds me of hazy days in the garden which I've tried to show in this card. I coloured the background with Tim Holtz Oxides and then used a variety of Paper Artsy stamps for the detail. I finished it with a few blobs of Stickles Glitter glue.

Agnieszka chanya13

Summer for me are full of flowers, colors and butterflies. I love to spend time in my garden. So today I have a very romantic card for you.

Kimx

When I think of summer I always think of bright, hot colours and flowers so here is a card full of orange background papers and a fabulous old Magenta flower.

Maike

When I think of summer I think of relaxing holidays and a lovely time at a beach. To create the center piece I used some images from the "Life is good" set by Lawn Fawn.

Pam

I have great memories of playing golf on summer evenings in Ohio. I thought this adorable Lili of the Valley Image was a perfect fit for this Challenge. I made a notebook cover for a 4 x 6 paper pad. Fun and easy to make and cute too!

Sally

For my card I used the 'Summer Holiday' stamp set from Hobby Art along with one of their texture stamps and Polychromos Pencils to colour.

#190 Special Man/Boy or Father’s Day, Winner and Top 5

Margaret hosted our Special Man/Boy or Father's Day challenge and her winner and Top 5 are:-


67. Nats Paper World


and her top 5 are

18. Maya
 
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.
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Monday, 5 June 2017

#190 For a Special Man/Boy or Father’s Day

Margaret is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is For a Special Man/Boy or Father's Day.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it follows either of our masculine themes.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Margaret
This is my first 'host' post and, although I know a lot of crafters don't enjoy making 'man' cards, I really do.  I have to make quite a few during the year so that's probably a good thing .. LOL!!  For this card I chose to use a double fold card with a tied down tag.  The papers are from Kaisercraft and, in addition to the tag, I have added a flair, some washi tape and a metal trinket which was cut in half.  This card was made for a very close friend's birthday.

Josephine
A fairly simple card for my husband's birthday. I've used a stamp from Crafty Individuals which I coloured with Promarkers. I've matted using a Spellbinder's die, threaded that with some Perle cotton and backed it with some Papermania paper from the Persimmon collection.

Judy

I made this card for a very good friend of ours birthday. I used a stencil by Stampendous for the background along with an element and birthday die by Tim Holtz. The sailing ship is a stamp from my collection that at this moment I can not remember the makers name. To complete the card I added a couple of ship dies.

Mary

I used several sheets from Hunkydory's Little Book of Sports and Games to decoupage the image of bikers and matted and layered it into various pieces of coloured card.

June

I embossed a piece of white card a little smaller than the 8" base card, and embossed it with a Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder. I used several Distress Inks to colour the rays of the card then matted it onto a black mat, I added 4 brads and adhered to the base card. I stamped and die cut the sentiment, added mounting foam and attached it to the card. I made this card for our 9 year old grandson to give to his dad.

Angela

Hi all. I've made this card for a friend who gave me a whole load of his old car Tax Discs which I made into a collage style Masterboard. Covered this with stencilling, spraying and text stamping then completed it with a sentiment and the Tim Holtz Vintage Auto stamps. Happy crafting, Angela x

Glenda

This card is for a grandson. I was trying for the masculine look so used browns, greens and a bit of burlap. A birdhouse , a leaf and a sentiment completed the card.

Marlene

I have used an image from Digi Stamp Boutique and made a BBQ scene.

Agnieszka chanya13

This time I made a card for a little boy, with lot of layers and clouds. Sentiment: Today is your birthday.

Peggy

This card will probably go to my son. Background paper is kraft paper with gold foiling. Embellishments and sentiment from Anna Griffin's "For Him" line.

Maike

I have used a few images from a Mama Elephant set and paired them with a sentiment by W Plus 9.
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#189 Floral Profusion, Winner and Top 5

Jackie hosted our Floral Profusion challenge and her winner and Top 5 are:-


46. coops


and her top 5 are

70. Lynne in NI



21. Steffi H.


54. Scrap & Doodles: Night


  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, 22 May 2017

#189 Floral Profusion

Jackie is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Floral Profusion. We would love to see your creations covered in flowers, lots of flowers. Please do not enter with just one flower as that is hardly a profusion of flowers!

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it has lots of flowers on it.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Jackie

My card was a get well card for a colleague in hospital. Real flowers weren't allowed so we sent paper flowers instead! I used a combination of bought and hand made paper flowers for my pop up box card, along with some die cut butterflies.

Josephine

A card for a colleague who's having a special birthday, loves blue and is and leaving within a few days. I've used dies from Sue Wilson, Crafter's Companion, Spellbinders and Sizzix along with a computer-generated sentiment and a little glitter glue.

Mary

I used Tattered Lace's Sweet Serenity Blissful Blooms CD ROM and matching dies together with a Tattered Lace embossing folder.

Glenda

I used a clear stamp 'Shadow Flowers' by Local Rubber King for the main image, and punched out the four small flowers with paper punches and used a Memory Box die called 'Fabulous Phlox'. for larger corner flower.

Judy

I made this easel card for a friend that has been feeling under the weather. I hope that it cheers her up. The image I used is from Bugaboo Digital stamps. I coloured the image with copics, gell pen and glitter. To complete my card I added a die cut dragon and a sentiment.

Angela

A slightly grungy birthday card today which has a Masterboard background. The stamps are by Paper Artsy using Tim Holtz Oxide inks. Finished with Treasure Gold and coloured gems. Happy crafting, Angela x

Marlene

I have used a pre-coloured Lili of the Valley precoloured image from one of their art pads which are now discontinued, add lots of different flowers and a Butterfly Die

Margaret

I love adding flowers to my feminine cards so I really enjoyed the theme on this Challenge. Papers used are from Maja and I have added a piece of lace at the side and also did a little stenciling with translucent texture paste. Added some gauze under the flower cluster and included a few berries, gem sprays and die cut leaves as well as some randomly scattered prills.

Jac

Cut this cute little gift bag on the Cricut using the 'To You From Me' cartridge, used a sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink and then added lots of Prima flowers and then some pearls.

Sally

I have used two stamp sets from Hobby Art and watercolours to make my card.

Pam

I used Art Impressions watercolor stamps for this challenge. Still learning with these stamps, but they are a lot of fun. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

Agnieszka chanya13

Card for First Communion. It is for a boy so I used blue papers and flowers.
 
Peggy

I used a free svg by Diana Tunnicliff for this card base. I cut it in Cricut Design Space and added some Anna Griffin flowers, sentiment, ribbon and pearls.

June

The largest flower shown is made using 'foamarin' the other flowers from card stock. I didn't use any dies to cut the flowers, they were all hand cut, shaped and dusted using several distress ink pads by Ranger. I also used gold mirri as the card was for a couple celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. I added white satin ribbon, strands of pearls and pearl hearts. I typed the sentiment and die cut it using one of the stitched flags die set by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
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