Hello lovely crafters I hope you are all well and are managing to escape the tremendous heatwave that is sweeping across Europe. Living in Greece the summers are generally very very hot and to be honest, I’ve never gotten used to the high temperatures so I feel for you all especially those of you in the UK and my lovely little sister Karen from Crafting With Mabel who is suffering the extreme highs.
On to my card…..I noticed that The Sisterhood of Crafters is having a fun challenge they are asking us to make cards incorporating butterflies, dragonflies, and bees or all three.
Happy Little Stampers are also asking for cards using dies and anything goes so here is my “anything goes”
A bit of a close-up here for those of you who are suffering like myself with “bloggers blindness”.
I absolutely adore the ovalish die aperture but for the life of me, I don’t remember who makes it as I threw the packaging away and no one seems to know its origin.
I’m in a bit of a quandary as I’m not sure if the star of the show is a butterfly or a kind of dragonfly Mr. Tim Holtz calls it a funky insect but isn’t specific. If Vicky from Crafting Claire happens to pop in I’m sure she will know as she has proven to be a fountain of knowledge on more than one occasion. Anyways my “funky insect” was coloured with distress Oxides and then splashed with water and layered with foam. I made a shaker card adding sequins and some lovely Dp that I had in my stash which just so happens matched perfectly with the “funky insect”. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Metalic Sticker Book, I just love those stickers great value for money and so much easier than stamping.
I do hope you will pop over and visit The sisterhood of Crafters and Happy little Stampers as they have some fabulous cards in their galleries and the design teams have outdone themselves
Wishing you all a cooler/warmer next few days
I’m happy to be back after a few week’s break whilst refurbishing my holiday home and was pleased to learn that my previous card was chosen as top three over at The Sisterhood of Crafters for their pink challenge.
I also had a week’s holiday in the UK staying with my crazy sister from Crafting with Mabel, oh what a time we had mainly crafting and shopping for crafting supplies. I was able to bring back lots of goodies that I can’t get here in Greece, my suitcase was full to the brim it was a close call as to whether or not I would leave my clothes behind but decency prevailed.
July just so happens to be my birthday month so when I saw that Addicted to Stamps and More’s challenge this month was Birthdays then I just had to take part.
I just love this dragon die it’s from the Colorize series by Tim Holtz I had so much fun even if it did take forever to make. I’m wondering if the dragon is giving the little birdie the egg as a present or is it the birdie giving the dragon the egg to keep warm, what do you think?
The background was created with distress inks splashed with water, Dina Wakely’s gloss acrylic was sprayed over the top although you wouldn’t know it was gloss from the photo. Another Tim Holtz die for the cactus and distress inks used to colour both the dragon and cactus. The sentiment is from Spellbinders hot foil range and the little birdie has fallen out of its packet so I don’t know who it’s by.
I’m also entering into The Critter Crazy Challenge who are asking for real or imaginary critters as its feature.
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies is up and running so am entering there also.
I do hope you are all well and look forward to catching up with you all but in the meantime do pop over to the above blogs as they have some amazing cards to inspire us.