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Monday, 21 August 2017

#194 Under The Sea or At The Beach

The team have been having a well deserved Summer break but we are back now and raring to go.

Sadly, two of the team, Sally and Pam have decided to leave us. Thank you Sally and Pam for all your support over the last couple of years. We wish you both well in the future.

Judy is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is either Under The Sea, or At The Beach.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it's matches either of the two above themes.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Judy


I saw a wall plaque with the saying "Let your cares drift away" and that it would make a nice card using my new Stampendous set of sailboat rubber stamps and a Tim Holtz set of tree. I coloured my sailboats and my scene with watercolours, wink of Stella and a white gel pen.

Josephine

For this, I've used an image and paper from the Joanna Sheen Josephine Wall CDRom Enchanted Dreams. I layered an image and a cropped version of the same image in Photoshop Elements and added a fish embellishment.

Jackie

My card this time was for a little girl who loved Ariel the Mermaid... so I made a "fishtank" that folded flat for her birthday card! I used a scene and some images from a sticker set I had in my stash, and combined it with some embossed acetate for the bubbles and some christmas tree decoration to be the seaweed...

Angela

More Distress Oxides for the background which makes great looking sea. The dies were by Memory Box and Tim Holtz. I finished it with clear gems to represent the bubbles.

Glenda

Theme At the Beach: image 'Gloria' by Mo Manning, designer paper DCWV paperstack called Razzel Dazzel, and a Cherry Lynn die cut. .

Mary

I used a sheet from La Pashe Ltd's The Wrinkles at the Movies and added card and acetate to make a 'porthole'.

Margaret

This one was a little difficult for me as I had nothing really 'Beachy' in my stash. The background paper put me in mind of a run down Beach Shack but I couldn't find an appropriate image so settled for a run down Life Saver watch tower instead. The chippie represents fishing nets, the micro beads for sand and the sisal represents the dried grasses etc. that you find in the dunes.

Lin
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I created my Under The Sea card by starting with a gelli plate and finishing with lots of diecuts! More details on my blog

Jac
 
I couldn't decide how to colour this cute little fella up so instead I went with paper piecing and love how he turned out. He is Simon the Seahorse and is from Simply B stamps. I have used papers from MME and teamed it up with some coloured cs for the banner and sea shells which were all cut on the Cricut. The paper that Simon is matted onto has been inked with 3 different distress inks and I finished off with a stamped sentiment and some liquid pearls.

Marlene

I have used a Dis Digi Design stamp, coloured with Promarkers, Lawn Fawn Sun Die, Die-namics Pierced and Plain Dies and shells from the beach.

June

I have used Distress Inks for the background, a few real shells, dies to cut and emboss the fish, reeds, anchor and sentiment

Peggy

I couldn't think of another image that matched the theme as much as this one. This is a Conie Fong image. This scene is from a Kit and Clowder Monthly Class. I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils.

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#193 Lots of Layers Winner, and Top 5

Chanya 13  hosted our 'Lots of Layers' challenge and her winner and Top 5 are:-

66 Emily HSU




and her top 5 are


11 KartenKram 

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, 17 July 2017

#193 Lots of Layers

Chanya 13 is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Lots of Layers

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 layers to match the theme.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Chanya 13

Today I prepared an invitation for a baptism. I used blue papers - it's for boy. Added chipboard which I covered by embossing powder, Marianne Design doily and flowers with leaves.

Josephine

An image from Delicious Doodles coloured with pencils, papers from Papermania, die cuts from Spellbinders and Tattered Lace and a computer-generated sentiment, and lots of layers!

Mary

I have used toppers and papers printed using My Craft Studio's Wondrous Wildlife CD ROM.

Judy

I made this card for my husband's birthday. The digital image is by SLS lines which was coloured with Copic Markers.

Angela

All the layers on this card have been created using stencils and stamps and finished off with coloured pearls. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Glenda

The card is for my BIL and features a QKR image,and has seven layers. His birthday follows shortly after the Calgary Stampede (he is from Calgary) so thought he would enjoy it.


Lin
My card was for my Niece who is struggling with Chemo after a forced stay in hospital with cellulitis and neutropenia. Up until that point she had been so positive and I wanted to encourage her to remain that way. I couldn't resist these lovely flowers from JOFY and the sentiment was perfect too. More details on my blog

Margaret

The card I have created is for a very close friend's birthday. I have used 3 paper layers, 1 of corrugated board, 1 of chipboard and two tags .. 7 layers in all.

Sally

For my card I have used a Hummingbird stamp and some papers from Craftwork Cards to create my layered project.

Jackie

I don't usually have lots and lots of layers on my cards - so for this one I thought I would keep it relatively simple and used a Hunkydory stackable pad I got for my birthday. All the elements came from 2 sheets in the pack, apart from the gold mirri card I used for the base layers of each bit. I counted up to 6 layers if you counted the ribbon strips!

Pam

I usually do not use a lot of layers on my projects, so this was very challenging for me. I have used seven layers to create this notepad holder. The image and sentiment are Altenew. The notes image was created from a Lawn Fawn alphabet stamp set. I have to admit, layers to add quite a bit of interest. :)

Marlene

I have used a Candibean Stamp from Dis Digi Downloads coloured her with my Promarkers and added a Marianne Design Die, flowers, double ribbon Bow and a Butterfly Die

June

I have used Spellbinders's Ovals to create several layers and embossed the Gazebo die, also by Spellbinders, in pink to add another layer beneath the white die cut gazebo

Maike

I have used many different stamps by Lawn Fawn to create an underwater scene. With the theme "Many Layers" in mind I used some patterned paper and a frame o the front, layering one of the star fish on top of the frame. Also the inside of the card is actually another layer that you can lift to write a message beneath.

This challenge will run for the normal two weeks and finish on 30th July, but we will then be taking a break until August 21st!

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#192 Tic, Tac, Toe, Winner and Top 5

Marlene hosted our 'Tic, Tac, Toe' challenge and her winner and Top 5 are:-

  83 - Sandie's Card Garden
 



and her top 5 are


23 - Irene's Art

33 - Jana K 

34 - Creative Smiles

62 - Glenda's Cards
 
81 - Shona Hamill

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, 3 July 2017

#192 Tic, Tac, Toe

Marlene is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Tic, Tac, Toe. Please choose a line from the grid below, either top to bottom, left to right, or diagonally.



As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as your all the items in one straight line from the grid. Please mention in your post which line you are using so we can check quickly that it complies!

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Marlene

I have used a LOTV Stamp coloured with Promarkers. This image reminds me of the 1950's as the image is called Bobby Socks. The line I have used is Pearls or Gems, Stamp or Digi and Die- Cuts

Josephine

I've followed the left-hand vertical line, so I've got stitching, gems, and I don't know about you, but butterflies definitely mean summer to me! I've used a Tonic Sew Pretty die and a Martha Stewart border punch for my butterflies.

Judy




I followed the line from bottom right hand side to top left, summer, stamp or Digi and embossing wet or dry. I used an silhouette stamp that I embossed with a black and silver embossing powder. I love the summer scene. I used the tri-fold card and added an extra frame.

Mary

I used the bottom row of the grid. The background papers are from Tattered Lace's Village fete CD ROM and the digi,also from Tattered Lace, is called summer breeze.

Glenda

I used the diagonal line from top left 'Gems or Pearls', down to the bottom right 'Die Cuts'.

Agnieszka chanya13

I made a card for gold anniversary. I used line: pearls - digi - dies.

Lin

I've gone with the diagonal line Die cuts, Image, Pearl see my blog for details

Angela

For this card I chose Gems, Stamps and Die Cuts. I had lots of left over pieces from an earlier project so this was a good time to use them up. What can I say, it's different!

Maike

I have followed the diagonal line from the bottom left to the top right and had a lot of fun creating this summer card using images from Gerda Steiner Designs.

Pam

I chose to follow Summer, Stamp and Dry Embossing for this challenge. This gorgeous mermaid is from Impression Obsession, the sentiment is Rubbernecker and the embossing folder is Taylored Expressions. A very fun challenge!

Jackie

I went for the top line with my card - Gems, ribbon or twine and embossing (heat) for my nautically flavoured card this time.

Jac

I chose to go diagonally with Summer - love seeing hot air balloons on a lovely summer evening Stamp/digi - Hot air balloons stamps by PTI and Embossing - cloud embossing folder. The hot air balloons and cloud dies are also by PTI.

June

I chose to use the right hand, vertical column and embossed a tag for the sentiment, add cute green buttons along the ribbon and die cut the pink roses

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