Sunday, 29 March 2015

Christmas Card Club #7 Mo's Choice Feature a Critter/s ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well.  It was nice and sunny for a change this morning although the wind was blowing a holey!

This fortnight has shot by and I have been busy creating things for challenges and other secret squirrel stuff lol!  I made the time yesterday to whip up a Christmas card because it’s our lovely Mo’s choice this fortnight and we were challenged to feature a critter or more.  I used a snippet of Centura Pearl Snow White to create the topper/stamped panel, snippets of white and cream card to die cut the deer’s which I watercoloured with an old ink pad.  I created the background with my torn paper masks, Pan Pastels, Visible Image trees and winter tree stamp set, and old Adirondack ink pads.  It was a quick creation which looks good and is great for posting.  I’m going to spend some time whipping up some Pan Pastel winter landscapes ready for stamping so that I have a pile of snowy scenes ready and waiting – they are one of my favourites to create.  So here is my latest Christmas card …

One more created & great for posting 

Created for me and especially for these Challenges:

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment.  I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do next week ttfn Karen x

Visible Image: winter tree stamp; fir tree stamp set
Cuttlebug die cutting machine; Memory Box deer die
Paper Masks; Pan Pastel Sofft Tools; paintbrushes; pot of water

Card Paper: Kanban card #; snippet Crafter’s Companion Centura Pearl snow white accents card; snippet DP matt #; snippets of white and cream card for die cutting
Colours: Pan Pastels; SU grunge/vintage colour mini ink pads #
Adirondack IP’s:
Glues: Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue

# VOS: + 8 years minimum no idea if still available to purchase


Friday, 27 March 2015

March Rudolph Day ...

Hello lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well, it’s nearly the weekend.  I’ve a couple of new followers to welcome today, hello and welcome to Neets B and Kevin, I hope you like what you see and if you ever have any questions please leave me a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can if possible.
Before I share my card I want to thank everyone who left such positive and lovely comments on my very basic doodles – I was terrified about sharing them because I’m no fine artist but I love to doodle! 
I will be sharing more doodles and other stuff in future because I think I’m over the fear/terror of sharing my doodles with you and because I won an awesome step by step drawing book from Unruly PaperArts in January and I’m a bit obsessed with that right now.  Oh yes it’s so much fun and I’m feeling very blessed because of that lol!

Today I have a Christmas card to share with and here it is …

Another A6 card ready to go 
Got to use up old stash and some snippets too!

Created for me and especially for these Challenges:

I need more Imagination Crafts stencils and Silkies paints because I love them and they’re great for creating quick Christmas cards and even though I’m on a different journey right now we’ll still need them, lol!  Last year I ended up rushing because mum wanted/needed more cards so I had to give her some of the ones I had made for us, she’s done that to me in the past, this year she is finally retiring from work so I hope she won’t need as many and that means December will be a lot less stressful.  I’m hoping that when December does arrive all I’ll have to worry about is approximately six special cards – I had the regular sized ones made and ready to write until mum pinched them lol!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment.  I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do over the weekend ttfn Karen x

Imagination Crafts Christmas Holly Stencil
Ranger Cut N Dry Ink blending foam

Crafters Companion: A4 Centura Snow White Accent snippet for panel; A4 Kraft for base

QVC UK: Imaginations Paper set (an American company) #

Imagination Crafts Silkies Sunshine Satin and Turquoise Satin

Imaginations Set as above Bubble Sticker #
The Ribbon Girl Pleated Ribbon

Double sided tape; masking tape

#VOS: mum purchased it from QVC for me at least five years old and possibly a lot more older than that

Monday, 23 March 2015

Another MM bird Tag ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was good and your week has started well.  Today I have another MM Arch to share with you and here it is …

The dried arch was a little too orange in colour so I grabbed the pink paint and added a light wash of colour that I darkened as I went further down the page.  Once dry I wanted a bling arch so I added Dreamweaver gold embossing paste through my Sequin Waste stencil (Tando).  I then left it overnight to make sure it was dry before moving onto the next steps.  I stamped the bird cage onto some recycled white tissue paper and blast it before adhering it to the arch with the Maimeri medium.

Created for me and especially for these Challenges:
(use one CI stamp/product: I use one of 3 CI stamp sets I have)
Frilly & Funkie Challenge Bring On The Bling: plenty on this cute creation
Pan Pastel Challenge #6 Alter It: cereal boxes and tissue paper

I’m having lots of fun learning MM basics and techniques from Roni but this arch is about me and the fun I’m having finding out what I like, what works well for me and what doesn’t.   When I was halfway through this project I was not 100% happy.  So I went back and played more but using colours, stamps and embellishments that I really like and love.  A fabulous bonus is that I used some very old stash too!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment.  I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week  ttfn Karen x

Crafty Individuals stamp set: Elements A6 Plate CI-234 Birds, Branches & Cage stamp set

Inspiration Journal On-Line shop: Dina Wakley Scribbly Bird stamp set (thank you Darnell)

Tando Creative: Sequin Waste stencil (thank you Tando Creative Challenge)

Martha Stewart butterfly mould (thank you DH)

Heat gun; pallette knife; pot of water; paintbrushes


Card Paper:
Cereal Box card
Tissue paper from a parcel
Page from an old journal I am recycling, see here for the full post and pictures of before #

That’s Crafty DecoArt Americana Multi Surface Satin Acrylic paint: deep turquoise; turquoise waters; vanilla shake; flamingo

That’s Crafty DecoArt Mixed Media Fluid: raw umber

The Works Crawford & Black acrylic paints: ultra marine; brown; copper; rose; white

Ranger Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders: perfect bronze; perfect gold; copper; forever violet; perfect pearl #

Gold Dreamweaver Embossing Paste #

Cotton lace #; pink grosgrain ribbon
Butterfly created with Fimo Air Dry Light Paper Clay

Double sided tape; foam pads; Stix 2 Hot Glue Gun (thank you Brenda)

Other:  Maimeri Gloss Gel (thank you Pan Pastel Challenge)

# VOS + 5 years minimum

Friday, 6 March 2015

A MM Tag experiment ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was good and you have lovely weekend plans, TGIF!  I have a mixed media arch to show you today and here it is …

Thankfully these arches are for myself 
And can be deep

This is my second tissue paper background arch created after reading Roni’s how to post sharing and if you want to find out how then please look here.  I followed the post tutorial to create the background and before painting it I looked through my stash to see what I thought would work with the arch to see if I had what colour and themed embellishments needed to be used and found the Friendly Plastic hearts, cherry blossoms, roses and a Sheena flower stamp that I’d previously stamped and embossed onto a snippet of parchment paper and coloured with Aquatints.  I used snippets to die cut three branches and painted with brown mixed media fluid.  I grabbed a bird I’d created with MS moulds and air dry clay last year and added colour and worked out the layout before gluing in place – simples and lot of stash used too!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment.  I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do over the weekend  ttfn Karen x

Crafters Companion Sheena Douglass stamp sets: A5 A Little Bit Sketchy Flower Power
Cuttlebug die cutting machine; Memory Box branch die
Martha Stewart bird mould
Small heart cookie cutter; heat gun; paintbrushes; pot of water

Card Paper: cereal box card; tissue paper from a parcel; snippets of card for die cutting

Colours: Spectrum Noir Aquatints Perfectly Primary
DecoArt Mixed Media Fluid: brown; buff; primary yellow
Pebeo red acrylic paint; rub on waxes #
Pebeo outliner gold #

Embellishments: WOC: red roses; cherry blossoms; rose leaves
Red flowers # ; green accent beads # ; Fimo Light air dry clay

Glues: Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue; Maimeri Glossy Gel Medium

Other: Versamark IP

# VOS + 7 years