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Time for a new challenge over at Less is More this week and what do those crafty ladies have in store for us…….
White space but not WHITE
Well I’m hoping that this fits the bill although the image covers a large part of the card the colours are limited and the design simple, I stand to be corrected if this doesn’t fit the criteria.
The black outline and frame is cut with the Cameo , I did a bit of jiggery pokery with my compound paths releasing them and filling in the blanks as it were with red and blue then printing on to acetate. I then lay the black frame and flowers on top and added a touch of foam underneath to give dimension. It’s quite a tricky and painstaking process but I love the effect especially if you use acetate as you can see the shadow of the flower if you look carefully. Its a bit of a bugger to photograph though and it took me ages to get a piccie without my ugly mug staring back at me !
Here’s another using the same technique which fits perfectly with the Inkspirational Challenge theme this week.
Do pop over to Less is More and Inkspirational to see the amazing and inspirational cards from the DT’s and both galleries are choc o block full of fabulousness.
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Yes it’s April fools day today , have you been pranked yet ? I was first thing in the morning by my lovely sister can’t say what the prank was but she got me fair and square.
To celebrate today the cheeky but talented Darnell of djkardkreative is asking us to share our ” oopsie – boopsies for all the world to see and do I have one for you, oh yes I do.
This is especially poignant as I’m sharing a card that I entered into a challenge at Less is More a few years back and didn’t realise my mistake until I got the comments and it was too late to change it.I was absolutely mortified at the time but it didn’t stop me from entering their challenges.Why so poignant well…….today I just learned that I was showcased at LIM for their “Whats outside your window ” challenge so I’m embarrassed to post this but also happy at the same time.
Can you spot the mistake ? of course you can, I can only attribute my mistake to bloggers blindness !
Do pop over and join in this wonderful and fun challenge its a one day only affair so come on I dare you …..
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I was so excited and a little overwhelmed to have won the Fantastic Plastic challenge at City Crafter a few weeks ago my prize being guest designer for their latest challenge
I love to make shadow boxes and that immediately came to mind when I saw the inspiration photo.
I used a small Ribba frame from IKEA as the base , the clouds were cut with my Cameo using vellum,acetate and card, some were coloured with Pan Pastels and some were printed. The angel and the outer black frame were also cut with my Cameo. I didn’t like the shape of the frame so made my own and adhered it to the front this part actually took me longer than making the rest of the inserts !
If you would like to see a tutorial on how I made something similar you can see it here there are lots of photos to help guide you through
This is what it looks light lit from behind I have it on a shelf in my craft room lit with a strip light also from IKEA.
Here’s another interpretation of the theme in card form this time
I made a mask with some of the leftover clouds from the shadow box and used Pan Pastels to make the clouds both blue and pink, yes I have pink clouds where I live. The robot is Hero arts with a touch of glossy accents the sentiment stitched border and rocket are all from my darling Cameo.
I see that CASolgy has another great theme for this week
So I’m entering my shadow box
I do hope you will join us at City Crafter this week the DT has once again produced some amazing art to inspire us all and I look forward to seeing your wonderful projects
Wishing you all a fabulous day
Hello to one and all from sunny Thessaloniki !
The sun is out the sky is blue and its time for another challenge over at Less is More
What’s outside your window
I was sitting in the kitchen at the time and that was my view but I couldn’t find anything washing related so I went for the next best thing.
The pets !
Actually I don’t own a cat but I do have three doglets who are often on the other side of the glass especially on lovely warm days like today.
I don’t have much of a view from my apartment but thought I would share a view from my summer home……roll on summer
This is Molly and Bailey , Rosy the porker was feeling a little camera shy today and refused to co-operate .
Super simple card although I did have to cut those blinds several times to get them the way I wanted , curtesy of my darling Cameo of course.
Do pop over to Less is More as once again the DT have worked its magic lots of wonderful inspiration.
Right I’m off to get that washing in its really spoiling the view !
Have a wonderful weekend
Hello to one and all !
There’s been lots to celebrate at “The Pap” residence of late hence the quietness of my blog. First off being showcased at Less is More for their texture challenge, big shock for me and it was one of those picking yourself off the floor moments, I’m glad to say no damage was done (to the floor) !
Another reason to partay was at the weekend Mr P and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary . We had three wonderful days away with friends in the mountains in Zagori Greece where we visited the highest gorge in the world. Unfortunately the weather was rather inclement to say the least a blown out tyre and having to be rescued and brought home plus four new tyres didn’t manage to bring us down. We still managed to have a ball it was definitely a trip to remember
Here’s me being all coy at lovely village called Papigo.
We had to get up this road in order for me to be all coy ( and have lunch ) in the above photo
This is a photo of the Bikos river at the foot of the gorge couldn’t believe the colour !
Now being the bad crafter I am I’m always late with cards for family members and I was really stumped making a card for Mr P . I wanted something simple I made two cards and took them with me in the hope that I would choose one whilst I was away , as it turned out I didn’t like either of them so the poor man didn’t get one !!!! how bad am I !!!
Having said that upon my return I saw that CASology’s cue card was DOODLE and that gave me an idea
Two doodled owls popped up on foam and a doodle border. The sentiment sums up exactly how I feel about my man, who would have thought that a holiday romance could last all of these years !
Here’s another I made with the help of my Cameo and a piece of bevelled glass.
Please do pop over to CASology as always the DT have created some amazing and inspiring cards for your delectation .If you’ve gotten this far and I hope you have I just wanted to share some ” proper ” doodling by my son Alexi he did this whilst he was watching a movie using my supplies.
Well thats all from me wishing you all a wondeful day
Hello to one and all
I’m doing a happy limp today, should have been a happy dance but I ran 12 km last night and the old calf muscles won’t allow me to boogie.
The reason for the happy limp is that I won at City Crafters for their Fantastic Plastic challenge , winning feels really good especially as I’ve not been back blogging that long, what can I say those ladies obviously have great taste !
Another reason for the jigging about is that a fantastic new challenge has started run by Silhouette UK and for those of you who know me know how much I love my Cameo you can understand my joy. The new DT has just been announced and what a talented gaggle of gorgeous girls they are ( try saying that after a few Gin and tonics )
To cut a long story short the card I’ve made ( yes there is a card to follow ) fits very nicely thank you very much into both challenges, mainly because I made it fit !
Silhouette are asking us to use the above image which just so happens to be a free one and can be found over at the Silhouette store.
City Crafters want us to use Polka Dots
Finally my card
I used the image to cut the top layer of black card, then went back into the design released the compound path and filled in the empty space with patterned paper from my Cameo fill box, printed that out and cut just around the edge of the flower to give me a base, I used double sided foam to pop it up and inserted the printed flower back into the negative space. Clear as mud so far……….
The Black outline of the flower was placed over the top and I added a button to hold the whole thing together, the sentiment is also from the Silhouette store. I do hope you will pop over to Silhouette UK and to City Crafters both DT’s have amazing and inspirational projects for your delectation.
Right that’s all from me I can hear my bread burning in the oven.
Hello lovely ladies and gents.
For the last ten days I’ve been unable to take part in any challenges or upload photos from my i devices , some sort of conspiracy between the so and so’s ! For some reason ipad, iMac and even the most reliable Macbook have refused to play ball, well actually I snapped the charger on my Macbook and there was no replacement to be found ! It was Something to do with my photo programme it’s been such a nuisance as there were so many challenges I had cards for and I couldn’t play along dag nabit ! and other such superlatives.
I really wanted to take part in the last couple of challenges at Less is More especially for their 5th birthday and for their one layer challenge. Now one layer cards are not my forte and I did struggle but I made one , could I upload the photo , no siree , I tried and tried and I nearly cried in the end but to no avail.
Third time’s a charm and as this week’s theme is Texture , the arrival of my brand new embossing folders from WRMK were just the ticket.
I was inspired to make this card by the fabulous Kristina Werner who had made some cards using the WRMK next level embossing folders and watercolours I immediately ordered the folders and I wasn’t disappointed so thanks Kristina .
I used Pan Pastels on Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed card using a sponge to get the effect I desired and then whipped it through the old Fiskers Fuse. Spellbinders card creator dies were used to create the frame which I popped up with foam to give dimension and as I used the negative space I’m entering this into the City Crafter challenge who are asking us to use the negative space from our dies. The feather was cut with my cameo.
I was so impressed with the dimension achieved with these embossing folders that you’ll be seeing a lot of cards using them over the next few weeks , the results using leather were particularly effective but didn’t photograph too well on this miserable sunday here in Greece.
Do pop over to Less is More and City Crafter two great challenges with super makes from the DT’s and lots of lovely cards in their galleries .
Wishing you all a beautiful day today.
Hello lovely ladies and gents.
I’ve been playing around for ages now making shaker cards and using acetate so when I saw that City Crafter were having a challenge dedicated to Fantastic Plastic I knew I had to play along.
I love to make large cards I’m all about the size lol but most of the stamps I like are a bit on the small size so this is were my Cameo comes into play. With a bit of jiggery pokery I can with the aid of my scanner import the stamped image into my Cameo software and then enlarge the image to whatever size I fancy, which is what I did in this case. I converted the image to a cut file so the black top layer is card cut very nicely thank you Cameo. A tad more jiggery pokery and I was able to colour between the black lines after I had removed the compound path. I printed this out onto acetate and placed the black card over the acetate , I popped it up with some foam to give dimension. There are some great sentiments with this stamp set but I just couldn’t bare to cover up those cute little faces.
Here’s another using different colours I’ve slightly offset the black layer to give a different effect.
Do pop over City Crafter the DT have some amazing cards for our inspiration.
Hello lovely ladies and gents.
I hope February finds you all in fine fettle, whatever that is, full of beans and jam packed full of creative juices.
After a long time in the blogging wilderness I’m finally feeling the urge to create and blog again and am enjoying visiting your blogs for a good old nose. So many new techniques, so much talent it nearly scared me off I can tell you but no, I shall perceiver a girl’s gotta start somewhere.
I noticed that my old mucker Smiley Kylie over at Addicted to CAS has a super theme this time round
Oh and Smiley I can’t comment on your blog for some reason !
AAA Cards Game #57
(my first time playing along with these lovely ladies)
I made a super simple card aided and abetted by Spellbinders dies and a red wax seal , nope I didn’t fire up the old Cameo this time it asked for a day off so my Fiskars Fuse came to the rescue.
Told ya it was simple !
After having perused both galleries for ATCAS and AAA Cards I feel a bit insecure as there are so many amazing and inspirational cards and both DT’s have done wonders. Do pop over to both of them and have a little wander around you won’t regret it.
Wishing you all a wonderful week
Hello lovely ladies and gents.
I recently discovered a new challenge blog (well to me its new anyway) and guess what its only for Silhouette users yippee !!!! So whats it called then….
Double yippee as its anything goes and as I make mainly cards using my Cameo this is just perfect for me.
I used a cut file from the silhouette Studio and black card to cut the image, that was the easy part, I then removed the compound path ( Silhouette users will know what am talking about lol ) and added colour in between the black lines using the advanced colour settings. It was printed onto acetate along with the sentiment then the black frame was layered on top, popped up on foam and then added to a white card base.
I love the finished result and it looks much better in real life honest,its always a challenge trying to photograph acetate but I love the shadow effect you get if you pop it up with foam. I think you may just be able to see the shadow of the bird if you squint your eyes up and cross them a little, well that’s what I did anyway !
I’m so excited to find Silhouette Challenges and do hope you will pop on over and see all of the wonderful entries in the gallery so much inspiration.
Would also like to link this up to Less is More as my 2nd entry for their Silhouette challenge
Also linking to Try it on Tuesday who also have the theme Silhouette and lots and lots of inspiration from the design team and in the gallery