Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Like buses

Then like buses, two come along at once!
Here is my second card for Mrs A's Butterfly challenge

Your 6 elements are Lapis Lazuli /Laser Lemon/Languid Lavender/Layers/Lace +your Butterfly.

I wanted to try and use all the elements. Here is my card:
Flower centres - Lapis lazuli
Flowers - Laser Lemon
Gems - Languid Lavender
Layers in flowers and lattice
Lace Butterfly -  I was pleased and surprised to find I had a lace butterfly stamp. 

I made a small lattice and wanted it to look as though the flowers were growing up a garden trellis. I got in a bit of a sticky mess making the lattice. For some reason I used glue and not tape but I'm not sure that tape would have been less messy. Also discovered that I'd used two types of cards which were slightly different shades! That's what comes of working in the evening. No-one will notice but me. 

Thank you to Mrs A for running the challenge. Great ideas and we learn new colours every time. x

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Thinking of you

Good morning

Here is a card I had to make for a sad occasion. 
For once it turned exactly as I'd planned. 

I just wanted something simple and pretty. I inked the background and spritzed lightly rather heavily with water but actually I quite like the look. 
I stamped in black and added a little gold embossing. I brushed some off before I heated. 
I'd meant to take a photo of the shine but I've sent it now so it's too late. I just wanted a little gold. It shows up when angled. 

I love inking and like these soft colours. 
I'm linking this to Mrs A's Butterfly challenge. #128 L

Here I have only used Lavender and a butterfly but I am working on a card with all 7 elements so I'd better get a wriggle on an finish it. 

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Black and White

We have an unusual colour challenge for you this week at 52CCT. 

I was excited to have a go but then choosing which way to go with the challenge was difficult. I look forward to seeing all the inventive ideas in the gallery. The team have already done a great job. 

I used some simple silhouette stamps and sentiment which came with Creative Stamping magazine a while ago. 
The for extra interest I cut out snowflakes. 
It's very hard not to add a pop of colour but them's the rules!

Have fun with  our challenge. 
Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day. x

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Smart snowflake

The year is flying by, as usual, and we will soon be into the chaos which comes before that day in December. Regular followers of 52CCT will have a nice, little stash of Christmas Cards all ready to send and a nice, little smug look on their faces. Lol. 
We start the new month with a sketch:

and here is my take on it:

It turned out to have a bit of a modern look which wasn't really the plant but hey. 
It's not too late to catch up and create some great cards all ready for December. 
Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day. 

Friday, 30 August 2019

What a relief

What a relief, I'm posting a card and it's not a Christmas Card. 
No it's a last minute birthday card. I used to like to plan ahead and get cards made in good time. Perhaps I'll manage that again with a bit of organisation. 

First stop for inspiration was the Butterfly challenge where Mrs A challenges us to Spin the Butterfly Wheel. 
Your 6 elements are Key Lime /Kobe/Kobi/Kraft/Knots+your Butterfly.

N.b Kobe = Dark Burgundy
       Kobi = Pink Lavender

Mrs A says she hasn't made these colours up but I'm not so sure. LOL.  My husband, who doesn't really think teal is a colour, would certainly think so. He also thinks pink is pink. 

You can choose any or all of these elements. In the end I only used the colours though I tried to get the others on. Maybe I'll have another go. 

Anyway, they are a lovely colour combination and here is my card:

I embossed the butterfly in bronze and the used inks to colour. I like the pooling effect you get with an embossed image. 
I added two strips of paper to edge and then the sentiment. It turned out almost as I envisaged. 
I did raise the butterfly up slightly with scraps of card on the back to give a little dimension but not too much. 

Thanks to Mrs A for running the challenge. 
I'm also popping into Pixie's Snippets Playground as I've used a few snippets.

Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day. x

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Another new technique

I've been introduced to a new technique here at 52CCT. Netta has challenged us to use:

There are links demonstrating this technique here. It's really very  simple and I'm sure I'll have another go soon. 

I'm sure you could create all kinds of interesting effects with different colours and stamps. We look forward to seeing what you create and you have an extra week to be creative as there are 5 Saturdays this month. 

Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day. x

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Naughty or nice

Our new challenge at 52CCT 

was a proper challenge for me as I don't have any elf stamps. After trying to be artistic, I resorted to Clip Art and here is what I did:

I'm right out of my comfort zone with prints and layering. I just can't seem to do it as well as other people. I guess I should try and learn - you can learn anything on the internet, after all! By the time I've finished I have a pile of paper rejects cut into different shapes which all goes back into my file for another time. 

There are digi stamps and clip art if you find you don't have any elf stamps in your stash. We certainly wouldn't want to encourage you to go out and buy more!
We look forward to seeing what you create. 

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day. x