Pink and Gold

I’m back with another post the second within a week, that’s one more than I did in the whole of last year !!!!

After making the decision to start blogging again my crafting mojo did a bunk !! but who am I to be deterred !! No sir not me. So here I am after giving myself a good talking to and having spied the theme over at Less is More Pink and Gold one of my favourite colour combinations I just had to have a go. So here is my go!

I used my Cameo to create the hexagon and to foil in gold around the edge. For the pink background, I used Pink Flamingo and Picked Rasberry oxide inks, and splashed them with water. The floral image is a Spellbinders glimmer plate . Where is the foiling you might ask, well as I didn’t want too much gold (this is Less is More after all ) I did some jiggery-pokery with my Cameo and printed the image in black and white.I used foam tape to pop up the florals and attached it inside the frame. Once again I’m using the Yana Smakula hot foil plate and die for the sentiment, I think I’m addicted to it as the last three cards have had the same banner. A gold pearl (not blob) as I previously referred it to from Pinkfesh studios completes the look. Thank you Vicky from Crafting Clare

Also entering Happy Little stampers watercolour challenge

Do pop over to and have a peep at the galleries both have wonderful entries and as always the DT’s have created beautiful cards to inspire us.

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend.

Take care

Marie

Spring

A big thank you to everyone who popped over to visit my little sister at Crafting with Mabel for her first ever blog post. I know she truly appreciated it as did I.

Spring is in the air !!!! well it appears once or twice a week here in Greece and then reverts back to winter, having said that I have been inspired by so many spring cards I’m seeing that I decided to enter a few challenges.

The embossing folder is by Altenew which I coloured with distress oxides very carefully as I only wanted the raised portion of the leaves to have colour. These gorgeous little butterflies by Pinkfresh studios are part of a set including hot foil plate,stencils and dies which I have used here and I love the effect. The sentiment is by Yana Smakloula also using a hot foil plate and co-ordinating die cut banner and to finish some little gold blobs (technical term) by Pinkfresh studios.

I would like to enter the following challenges.

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies

Can You Handle The Pressure. Anything Goes With Embossing Folders With A twist Of Green

NBUS Challenge #36

The butterflies die cuts,stencils and hot foil plate are having their first outing

Take care

Marie

DIES …………….

Well, here I am back for a second post in a year, that’s one more than last year! I’m really determined to take part in lots of challenges and hopefully keep the creative juices flowing. Plus I have a huge incentive as I’ve talked my little sister Kal at Crafting with Mabel into starting a blog, she’s been crafting for a few years but has never posted anything so if you have a moment pop over and say hi and give her a little encouragement.

I’ve noticed that there are quite a few challenges for die cuts at the moment and boy do I love my dies I’ve invested quite heavily in them over the past few months mainly after watching the amazing Terese from Lost in Paper, that woman has cost me an absolute fortune! Definitely worth every penny though.

So without further ado…..

I recently bought this lovely oval die frame and by accident threw away the packaging as you do, so if anyone can enlighten me as to which company it belongs to please let me know The flower die is Antique Rose by Altenew cut using three layers of card, distress oxides in picked raspberry and broken china for the background splashed with water. The sentiment is by Yanna Smakoula hot foiled in pink and cut with a matching die-cut banner. Sequins and acetate complete the card.

I’m entering my card into two challenges

Happy Little Stampers

Little red wagon. challenge #645 Die Cuts

Do pop over and check them out tons of inspiration in the galleries and by the DT’s

Take care

Marie

Can You Handle The Pressure?

Well, what a very apt title !!!!

I first started creating cards way back in 2010 and did so for several years making wonderful friends along the way. I took a break for a few years due to ill health, life, and lack of time. I continued to make cards but just didn’t post them. I recently looked back at those early days through my blog there were so many wonderful memories and loads and loads of my terrible cards !! What really stood out were the friendships and laughter shared with crafty friends so……. I have decided to give it another go and Can You Handle the Pressure just so happens to be the name of the challenge blog !!!!!! so let’s see if I can.

Anything Goes Embossing With A Twist of THINK SPRING

A simple card using the Fabulous Altenew 3d embossing folder Decorative Florals. I ran it through my Spellbinders Platinum and used Distress Oxide inks to colour the image which is also beautiful left as is but as the challenge has the twist Think Spring I decided to add some colour. I finished it off with a hot foil sentiment by Yana Smakula which unfortunately doesn’t show up well in the photo,a little gem a Spellbinders frame and there it is!

Do pop over to Can You Handle The Pressure and check out the DT and their fantastic creations,I’m so glad I’ve found a challenge for embossing folders I’ve got loads of the blighters !

Till then ,take care.

Marie

Addicted to CAS # 207 “Autumn”

Happy to be back blogging after an extremely hot summer with temperatures nearly 40 c every day so the challenge over at Addicted to CAS seemed a perfect way to cool down and welcome the onset of autumn.

My cameo cut the image from Kraft card and I used distress oxide to do a tad of water colouring.

Also playing along with CASology who’s cue word is one

Happy little stampers

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend and am looking forward to seeing your amazing cards. Do pop over and check out the DT’s and the card galleries on the aforementioned blogs so much creativity !!!

Marie

Happy Little stampers.

Anything Goes With Dies

Well it’s been an absolute age since I entered a challenge but after seeing what’s going on over at Happy Little Stampers I decided to take the plunge.

I chose to use one of my most favourite die sets by birch press designs called Regal Peacock.

There are four layers plus the body which means the possibilities are endless and I’ve made many a card using different colours and textures.

For this particular one I used mirror card and glitter foam.

For the background I used a variety of distress oxides and made a frame using spellbinder dies.

There are some amazing cards in the gallery at Happy Little stampers and the Design team have outdone themselves.

I do hope you are all keeping well during these difficult times and look forward to popping by and seeing your creations.

Take care

Marie

Less is More #417 Out of Focus

Hello lovely ladies, I do hope you are all well during these difficult times and crafting without guilt !

Thought I would play along with Less is More who have a very interesting challenge

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I used a design from Silhouette studio and printed the butterfly line image onto acetate. I cut out the butterfly image from card and placed the line image in the negative space. Then using another piece of acetate I dabbled with alcohol inks I made tons of different designs or splodges as they should be called until I found one that I liked and placed it behind the the first piece of acetate . I really love playing with alcohol inks and find it very therapeutic and addictive, needless to say I have ton of acetate for future projects. I then mounted it onto card and added crystal drops which I later regretted as less really is more !!!

Do pop over and see the wonderful creations at Less is More once again the DT has created some beautiful cards to inspire us.

 

Take care

Marie

 

 

 

CASology . Gingerbread

Well it’s been an absolute age since I posted anything so much so that I’ve forgotten how to write a blog post ! So for that reason alone I’ll keep it short and sweet. One of my favourite challenge blogs CASology has brought me out of retirement to take part in their latest challenge.

My card is super simple , a sentiment and image from Silhouette library printed onto acetate and popped up with foam to give dimension . Sorry about the poor photo but as you all know its so hard not to get a glare when using anything shiny . I made a frame with my silhouette and added the image.

Please pop over to CASology as the DT once again has worked its magic and I see they are also looking for new DT members so definitely well worth visiting.

Take care

Marie

Inkspirational : Designers choice .Use kraft

Hello lovely ladies

It’s been a year and a half since my last post can’t believe how time has flown. So many things have happened,  some amazing some no so good but one thing that has been a constant is my love for crafting even if I didn’t share anything I made !

Today I’m going to rectify that and join a challenge,  a challenge that I have followed but never actually taken part in.

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Inkspirational are asking us to use kraft on our creations so here goes….

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Unfortunately my camera doesnt want to cooperate its been feeling very neglected so after hours of photo taking this is the best I could get.

I used a Tim Holtz media die and cut one in Kraft and one in white card Using a blending tool and archival ink I dabbed away at the white card and then offset the kraft panel slightly so I could just see a tad of colour. The sentiment was printed and then cut with my Cameo.

A simple card but I love how it looks in real life shame about the photos though.

I also want to play along with Happy Little Stampers who are asking us to play along with their challenge Anything goes with dies.

Do pop over to Inkspirational and HLS both of the DT’s have created some spectacular cards

Take care

Marie

Less is More Challenge 343 – A Real Object

Hello lovely ladies

 

Its been such a long time since I last posted or entered a challenge it’s taken me ages to write this post.

Since the end of last year I’ve started an evening course to learn how to design patterns and create my own clothes I’ve really enjoyed it but as with all things crafty it’s become an obsession and card making has fallen by the wayside. Actually that’s not true I’ve been making cards just not blogging them as all of my energy and money has been ploughed into my new hobby. Today though I decided to take the plunge and enter a couple of my favourite challenges albeit with a very simple card. so here goes

 

Less is More – A Real Object

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The lovely limettes are asking us to add something real to our cards so this is what I came up with

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I used my trusty Silhouette Cameo to cut the image popped it up with some foam for dimension and added the paper clips for my ” real thing ” very simple.

I’m also entering into City Crafter challenge whose theme this week is

Back to School

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Well that’s all from me and I do hope it wont be another six months before I post again.

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend.

 

Marie