Wednesday, 4 November 2015
Numbers, Flowers and a Butterfly ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. Life is very busy and I’m not going to time to sit and create from scratch this week. So I’ve a few quick cards to share this week so I could enter challenges as well as use my ‘created by me background’ stash and I needed a quick thank you card for a friend and here it is …
Another A6 but good to post
All that paint, I am struggling not to automatically reach for orange right now lol!
A final look
Created for family and these Challenges
Crop Stop Challenge Blog #9 Link Party
Fussy & Fancy Challenge #151 Flowers
Inspiration Emporium Challenge
There is embossing powder on my project
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge Thank You
Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge #104 Anything Goes twist of Shabby Chic:
I am a newbie trying to create Shabby Chic style
Wednesdays Creative Inspirations Challenge #334 Sparkle:
it is very soft, I hope it’s okWOW Embossing Powder Challenge Anything Goes
I used two different snippets to create this card as well as my lovely butterfly stamp, two different EPs, ribbon I’ve had for a very long time (thanks to my friend Helen I have some lovely ribbon in addition to the candy ribbon I won) and several WOC daisies. This card is a thank you card that is going to a friend and as I need a couple of those this week I got to whip a couple up very quickly this afternoon.
I only recently created the orange panel that is stamped with the numbers and I remember exactly what I did. I used a thick largish snippet of double sided pearl card. Because they have a natural shimmer I wanted to see if it was coloured with an AquaTint would the pearly shine still be there and it is: yay! I coloured another snippet, white matt card, with the same ink and put them aside to dry. The final step was to stamp, add EP and heat emboss both pieces: simples!
My blogging and visiting will be more miss than hit this week. I’ve a GP appointment I have to get to and I’m still not right after that blooming fall last week. I am hoping to get to the Post Office and do some local shopping. Until I can do that I can’t the prizes out to my candy winners, for which I hugely apologise. We’re just hoping that the GP doesn’t insist I go to A&E because I’m pretty sure nothing is broken but I feel so blooming awful still!
I was hoping to be able to create my Tim tag before or over the weekend as I’ve become strict about that. I copy the step by step techniques and photos Tim shares on the 1st of the month and then I don’t visit his tag post until mine is created and photographed. If I start comparing my attempts to others then the bad OCD kicks in and I get obsessed. All because I want to learn more crafty stuff lol!
Although I’m not stamping or creating projects I’m practicing my drawing skills. Some things have improved and others well maybe I will get better with time 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 this week ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Tim Holtz CMS213 Perspective stamp set; very old centimetre measurement stamp #
Miscellaneous Tools: heat gun; paint brushes; pot of water; pipettes; palette
Card Paper: snippets cream pearl card #; 300 gsm card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Spectrum Noir AquaTints Beautifully Grunge; WOW clear EP; Cosmic Shimmer black pearl EP #
Embellishments: WOC daisies #; ribbon #
Adhesives/Mediums: Versamark IP; Collall all purpose glue
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 5 years old