Wednesday, 6 July 2022

GD at The Male Room

 Morning all. Today I'm guesting over at The Male Room for their latest challenge. I won their embossing challenge with this card and was asked to GD as a result. So without further ado, here is my card.

Their new theme for this month is-

There were a few ideas spiralling about in my brain but in the end decided on this design using the Paper Smooches Zoo Crew set.
I had a die cut white panel left from an other project which I stamped with an array of outline crocs from the set in Memento Tuxedo Black. I realised it wasn't the right card for Copic colouring, so on a scrap of Copic friendly card I stamped one again then coloured him with Copics before fussy cutting him out.
The fussy cut croc was then glued over one of the outline ones and the stamped sentiments, also Paper Smooches added. The completed panel was then attached on pads to an A6 white base card.
That's it really but there's no doubt some more fab inspiration from the Male Room team here.
Thanks to the Male Room DT for asking me to guest this month.

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Jingle All The Way

Good evening. 
There's a brand new challenge starting at HLS CAS and here's my take.

So no excuses not to get your stash Christmas of cards up to speed! My take uses the cute Santa from MFT and a scrap of NitWits Christmas DP for the background. I found this example of Santa holding a tray of pressies on Pinterest and thought it was a good idea, so that's where my card started.
I found a small panel of red Bazzil card in the stash, cut it to A6 and cut an oval from the center. A small snippet from another project created the snow drift and the DP completes the sandwich.
I drew a line on some Copic friendly card, masked and stamped the pressies before fussy cutting and adding to my little scene. The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed in white EP. The finished panel was added to an A6 base card, simples.
Where will you go? We'd love to see your takes but if you need a bit of inspiration there's plenty over at HLS CAS from the team.

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"Have yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas" (Cards for Children)

Friday, 1 July 2022

Playing cards with Michele Ferguson

Good afternoon.
Over at Color Hues we have a new colour combination for you but we are also playing along with the wonderful Michele Ferguson - I card everyone, as part of her Playing Cards With ...  series of posts. So without further ado here is my take on the colours and Michele's theme of Stars and or Stripes.

I need to get a wriggle on with my Christmas card stash, so as someone reminded me recently, blue and red make a good Scandinavian Christmas combo. I rooted in my stash of DP and found some red from a Marianne Designs Scandinavian Christmas set and although the blue had been used previously, I found some other suitable in the Christmas DP box!
The stars were punched from the DP and then arranged onto a thin frame of white card, cut from a scrap of card with 2 circle stacked dies. A few small silver gems were added to complete.
The frame for the wreath was cut from some white linen effect card trimmed to leave a border on my A6 base card with a square die and the sentiment from Uniko stamped in red below.

Now it's over to you. You don't need to follow Michele's theme of stars and or stripes just keep it to the Color Hues colours of red and blue. Of course if you want to use Michele's theme then that's perfectly fine too!

There's more red and blue inspiration from the rest of the team here and why not pop over to Michele's blog and say hello too.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Anyone For Cricket?

Good morning. I've heard from a blog friend that they have been unable to leave a comment on this blog. I'm not sure why as all the settings are as before but if you have tried like Sarah and been unable I do apologise an can only blame Blogger!!!

Anyway it's time for a new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz and this time our theme is:-


There are lots of things which suggest summer, tennis, it is the start of Wimbledon fortnight, sun, sea or sand but I went with the theme of cricket. Nothing says summer in the UK more than cricket. I've spent many a summer evening taking my son to cricket matches along with his mates. A car full of spotty teens with all their kit, driving off to some quiet village cricket ground, not sure why they piled into mine, perhaps it was my music choices! The sun wasn't always shining and sometimes we got there only to turn around and come straight home because of a heavy downpour. You could also find me on the sidelines with a score book, often huddled in many layers to keep out the chill!
He doesn't play these days but he tries to get to as many Headingly Test and other 1st class and one day matches as work and family allow.
So here is my take using one of my earliest LOTV images.

After colouring with Copics and fussy cutting, he was arranged onto some punched grass and NitWits DP, framed with a simple frame matted on blue. I added a cricket ball made from a circle of dark red card with some white fine liner detail. The sentiment is from Magnolia, I think, it's from so long ago I can't remember!! Mounted on a die cut piece of yellow satin card, I added a smaller 'cricket ball' to cover the central flower.

So where will the summer theme take you? We'd love to see your takes in the gallery. There's more inspiration over at Cardz4Guyz.

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Masculine or Feminine
Has to be masculine. Although I love making girlie cards, I have far too many males in the family to make for and masculine cards also suit my CAS style. I agree with Squirrel that you can give a masculine card impact without embellishments!

Make it Masculine

Friday, 24 June 2022

More Uniko BA Inspiration For The June Release

Morning all. 
Today I'm over on the Uniko blog with some more Brand Ambassador inspiration using some of the recent new release. I had so many ideas that I just had to share a few more of my makes. All the details can be found over on the Uniko blog.

See you over at Uniko!!

Monday, 20 June 2022

Christmas Wreath

Good afternoon, just popping by with this cute Christmas card inspired by the team at CAS Christmas where their current theme is wreath, it's so good to have them back don't you think? The stamp was a freebie in a magazine a few years ago based on the Margaret Sherry images. 

After stamping and colouring these cheeky mice  with Copic markers, I fussy cut them and mounted the wreath on pads. The sentiment is from Uniko's Christmas Wishes. A quick card for my Christmas stash which isn't as large as it should be by now!
The sun is out today but not hitting the heights of last Thursday and Friday, it was impossible to do anything without breaking out in a complete lather! Even the dog couldn't cope and he always seeks out the sun, must be the Chihuahua in him.
Bye for now.

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L is for little