Addicted to Stamps and More ” Bingo “

Lots of fabulous entries again last week for our Make your Mark challenge,  thank you all for making it so difficult for us at Addicted to Stamps and More to choose our winners ,this week it’s the turn of the bingo card so come and see what we have in store for you

I chose Orange, black and dies for mine and here it is

I’ve used spellbinders label dies to cut the black card and the orange leather and stamped onto it using this lovely Waltzingmouse stamp.Ranger archival ink works perfectly on leather and doesn’t smudge. Tim Holtz on the edge die embossed and spellbinders edgelets added to the side. A couple of pearls that I coloured with copics as I didn’t have black or orange in my stash. See I can make a card without using my Cameo !!!

Do pop over to Addicted to Stamps and More to see the amazing cards by the rest of crazy bunch I’m sure you will be inspired.

That’s all from me back to bed !! hopefully I will be able to catch up with you all within the next few days

Marie

Sorry for the shortness of this post but am a little under the weather and the medication makes me woozy and no it’s not gin !!!!!

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CAS-ual Fridays ” Kraft On”

Unaccustomed as I am to posting on a Saturday night but a cancelled dinner date , ( just as well as I am on a diet and its nil by mouth in the Gin department ) has given me the opportunity to rustle up a card or two. While tootling along through blog land  I noticed that my lovely blogging friend Jenny from Crafting in the Country is saying farewell to CAS-ual Fridays and as I love this  inspirational bunch of ladies and their fabulous cards I thought I would join in.

We are asked to use Kraft paper on our cards this week and as if by magic and I kid you not I had one whole piece ( that is the extent of my Kraft stash ) sitting in front of me on my desk and I don’t know how it got there !!!! Seriously I don’t , it’s not mine !!!! Well it is now cos it’s on the front of my card !!! Finders keepers !!!!

I cut some hearts in various sizes with my spellbinders using pages from an old book, the one piece of  ” found ” Kraft paper and some red felt.

I first went mad making little holes all over the kraft paper heart and then sewed all of the layers down the centre of the card leaving the cotton a dangling ! The sentiment is by Paper Smoochies and it is from set that I won from Jenny a while back so its quite fitting really. I actually held my breath as I did the sewing as I very rarely use my machine for cards and was afraid it would go all wobbly,  lucky for me I actually got a near straight line , phew ! Having said that as soon as I took a photo I got a tiny blob of glue ( now where did that come from !! ) on the front of the card so it is destined for the bin, unless anyone knows of DAS ( dirty and simple ) challenges that are looking for mucky kraft cards !

Please pop over to CAS-ual Fridays and see what the amazingly talented DT have come up with to inspire us all and there are tons of fabulous entries too.

a couple of days ago I had a mini crop at my new crafting studio and invited a few lovely crafty friends to join me we had a fabulous time and it was so much fun even if I was worn out the next day ! Here are a few piccies….

Here are a few of the girls ‘ pretending ” to craft

Katerina striking a pose !

The lovely Olga doing her thing on the Cameo !

Thanks to Gogo,Olga,Eleni,Irini,Dota and last but definitely not least Katerina for a fun-filled evening !

Take care

Marie

Addicted to Stamps and More ” Make your Mark ”

Time for another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and this weeks theme is ” Make your Mark ” You are free to make a card of your choice as long as you use markers of some sort. As I have said before this is not my strong suit actually not sure if I have one , it’s always a tricky time when this challenge comes around and I tend to stay with something really easy as you will see with card.

I made the base with my Cameo of course , seems I am definitely addicted to that ! The flower and butterfly set are by Hero Arts which was stamped with black archival ink and then coloured with Copics and lashings of glossy accents over the top for shine and definition.  There is also a lovely butterfly on the inside of the card  nice but not worth a photo lol !Now that I have acquired a cat at my craft studio I’m finding it difficult to keep anything sticky and gooey out of Ziggy’s reach,  I thought Bailey and Rosy where naughty but Ziggy can jump and climb and  reach things I thought I had put out of harms way. The only place I think anything can be really safe here is if I put it in the fridge !!!!

We would love to see your lovely ” colouring in ” at Addicted to Stamps and More and if you need a little inspiration why not pop over and see what the gorgeous ladies have created for your viewing pleasure.

Right am off to tidy up my little studio as I will be hosting a mini crop here tomorrow ( any excuse for a knees up ) so I really need to do a bit of mopping.

Take care

Marie

Get Creative October 17th Challenge ” Clean and Simple “

Yes me again just couldn’t stay away !!! This month over at Get Creative we are celebrating our second birthday and after the resounding success of last October’s month of card making we have decided that this will become a firm fixture on our calendar , that means that the thirteen team members will each be hosting their own challenges and they will also be responsible for choosing a winner and offering a lovely prize. You can enter as many times as you like as long as your card is for a specific challenge .

For my challenge I have chosen Clean and Simple  (CAS)  I seem to be stuck in that mode at the moment, to be honest I’ve been stuck in it for a while and am thoroughly enjoying it !

Your entry MUST be Clean and Simple. This means that clean and crisp lines, minimal or no embellishments and lots of ‘white’ space should be used.

 White space does not need to be ‘white’. It can be any colour. White space is a term used for the area of your card with no stamping, embellishments etc. So come and see what I made

I used this lovely stamp by Inkylicious with black archival ink and coloured the eye with a blue copics marker. I placed over the eye an oval beveled glass dome to give dimension. I had a bit of trouble with the lips as due to the intensity of the black ink every time I colured them red they just look very dark and I wanted something bright and luscious. I ruined loads of images untill I finally had a brain wave. I used glossy accents to go over the lips and when dry coloured over the top with red copics and got exactly the look I was going for. I created  a frame with my cameo to encase the eye and popped it if with some foam , the sentiment was computer generated. I really enjoyed making this card so made another using the same stamp but using yellow leather this time as a base

I really love the effect of stamping onto leather and this image was a joy to work with ,  for once I can actually say that I  really like how they turned out .
We would love to see you over at Get Creative and if CAS is not your style then there will be twelve other themes to choose from and each one has a gorgeous prize , which reminds me nearly forgot to show you what the winner of my challenge will receive.

Graphics 45 12 x 12 Little Darlings Paper Pad, it’s absolutely jam-packed with beautiful retro pages , to be honest I wanted to keep it for myself !

You have until the 29th of the month to upload your card …….so on Get Creative

Marie

Addicted to Stamps and More Sketch Challenge

Hello lovely ladies hope you are all well and feeling crafty . Today your in boxes will be dinging twice with scheduled posts from me so no it’s not a mistake, sometimes the  various DT challenges collide and today is one of those days.

First up is our challenge at  Addicted to Stamps and More and we have a lovely sketch for you to follow this week,  come and have a peep

My lovely Cameo once again came to the rescue die cutting this beautiful black card, in fact this is an envelope,  instead of sealing it I opened it out and placed some yellow card stock in the centre. I made the coordinating flower once again with my Cameo and added this little heart that I made using my melt art pan and UTEE with a sprinkling of gold SU  embossing powder.

Another little Cameo creation with a little embossing and a birdie brad, not very sure about this one but I made it so I’m sharing it anyway !

Once again thank you all for your wonderful support at Addicted to Stamps and More,  it’s so lovely to see your creations each week. Why not nip over and see what my wonderful team mates have created this week to inspire you.

Look out for my second post later today

Take care

Marie

Addicted to Stamps and More ” Clean and Simple “

Yes it’s that time again another week over and time to play at Addicted to Stamps and More were our theme this week is Clean and Simple , we would like you to create a card leaving lots of lovely white space ( or black or brown or any other colour you fancy ) as long as its well clean and simple !

So without further ado come and see what I made

The stamp is Hero Arts I used the water-colour method and SU inks , added a touch of Glossy Accents to the leaves and a bevelled glass dome to give a little dimension. ( Yes I actually stamped something !! ) but I did use my Cameo to cut the frame lol !

As this was quick and easy , actually it wasnt that quick as I kept going outside the lines and had to re stamp  several times, I decided to treat you all to another

Ah yes my Cameo once again to the rescue , it’s so good for creating CAS cards and to be honest just about anything else,  don’t know who the DP belongs to as the cover came off the pad many moons ago. Have to say I love the sentiment here which was also supplied courtesy of my Cameo. I want to enter this one into The Cameo Spotlight challenge who are having a colour challenge this week,  I do hope there is enough colour on this card ! Do pop over and pay them a visit as the DT have created some stunning projects with their Cameo’s.

Please pop over to Addicted to stamps and More to see the wonderful creations by my fellow DT members , amazing work as always !
Before I go would just like to share a photo of Ziggy who is my room-mate at my craft studio, I have to do this sneakily as Rosy and Bailey are dead jealous and if they get wind there will be all hell to pay ! So Valerie, Lynne and Florence  no snitching !

Cant wait to see what you come up with !
Until then……

See ya

Marie

Addicted to Stamps and More ” Halloween “

 

Hic !!!!!!! What can I say !!!!! Thanks to all of the smarty pants that pointed out my HUGE spelling mistake on my wedding card on the previous post !!!! OMG how embarrassing,  out there for all of the world to see,  and not only that but I sold the damn thing within an hour of making it and the person who bought it didn’t notice it either !!!! Thank goodness I live in Greece I just hope the person who receives it can’t speak English. Moving swiftly on……time for another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and our theme this week is ” Halloween ”  I loved Halloween when I lived in London that and bonfire night but unfortunately neither of these are celebrated here in Greece .

Please excuse the rubbish photo but due to the 3D style of this card I just couldn’t get a decent shot. I used my mate Cameo to cut the card and welded the bat into the top corner. Added a couple of white mice and the spider on the inside of the card, Miss Muffets mate is covered in stickles , not that you can tell and to be honest I don’t know why I bothered cos you can’t see a trace of the glittery stuff !

Seeing as how my lovely cameo was all warmed up I decided to make another , I used the tree stamp from SU  for the background and coloured it with Pan Pastels , added the bats and cut the frame with my Cameo.

Wait there’s more ……..

This little spider card was embossed with a Mr Holtz texture impressions folder and a couple of googly eyes added this was just a silly whim of the moment card so please don’t be harsh with me

Right one more and then you can go…….

Again my cameo came to the rescue ( think I’m addicted ) cut the shape and the image and coloured with SU inks,  inserted the cut out into the negative space which had been run through the Big Shot with this fun Tim Holtz embossing folder. Did you notice the little border of bats at the bottom ? I don’t know about you but they look more like space invaders ( for the older amongst you ) than bats don’t you think !. A few pearls and a bit of foam and there it is !

I do hope you will pop over to Addicted to Stamps and More the DT has some fabulously spooky cards for your viewing pleasure and also our newest members are debuting today so do hope you can visit and give them a big warm welcome.

While I was trawling blog land I came across a fabulous challenge site called Art With No Boundaries who’s theme is Halloween and October. I was totally blown away by the amazing DT here and their fabulous creations something totally different , I was well impressed I can tell you so I thought I would link up there too. Hope I am worthy .

Before I go thank you so much for your well wishes regarding my foot,  am still suffering and am having to increase my pain medication somewhat, by the time my foot has healed my liver will be shot to pieces !!!

Take care my lovelies

Marie

 

Get Creative Annual Card Making Party !!!!

Good morning everyone
Over at the
Get Creative Blog
we are holding our
annual month of card making!
We had such a fantastic response last year
that we will do it every year!

October 6th is

World Card Making Day

so in honour of this we will hold challenges all month

13 challenges in all
and 13 prizes

of course it is a double celebration

as we celebrate
Get Creatives
2nd birthday!!

so come and join us in an hour
10 am EEST
as we kick off with the first challenge
of our month of challenges

Καλημέρα!!
Καλώς ήρθατε στον ετήσιο μήνα
δημιουργίας καρτών
του Get Creative!

Είχαμε τέτοια φανταστική ανταπόκριση πέρσυ
που θα το κάνουμε πλέον κάθε χρόνο!

Στις 6 Οκτωβρίου είναι η

Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Δημιουργίας Καρτών

και για να την τιμήσουμε θα έχουμε προκλήσεις όλο τον μήνα

συνολικά 13 προκλήσιες
και 13 βραβεία

Φυσικά η γιορτή είναι διπλή
καθώς γιορτάζουμε
2α γενέθλια του
Get Creative!!

Ελάτε λοιπόν μαζί μας σε μία ώρα

στις 10 πμ ώρα Ελλάδας
καθώς θα ξεκινήσουμε με την πρώτη πρόκληση
για αυτόν τον μήνα γεμάτο προκλήσεις.