Saturday 28 January 2017

Time to dig out an 'Old Die'

How often does an old die get put away and forgotten about
especially when there were so many more
 new ones 'you had to have'
It was timely that I got out that very old much loved
'Tattered Florals' die from the man himself - Tim Holtz.
I bet it sold zillions!
It was for the latest challenge over at Just Us Girls
that called for that very die.
Yes it's our Photo Inspiration and I am guessing that
our Hostess Nancy is wishing for 'Summer'
with this beautiful photo.

I started with the basic white card stock and
added 2 dark green strips either side of
the spotted dp. I would love to have added a little
Lady Beetle but the only one I had was too big.
I cut out the background flourish
with a Spellbinder die then added my daisy
which I cut out several times and shaped it.
Again I got out some forgotten about craft essentials
which sadly you don't see much any more -
yellow flower soft - a perfect centre!
This was popped. Added a few dew drops
and inked my sentiment which is from
49andMarket. Super font.
That's it!
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Thursday 26 January 2017

Going for 'GOLD'

It's Challenge Time again over at Shopping Our Stash
 and they are going for 'GOLD' this week.
 You can find all the details Here.
How fabulous is that!
Here is the card I will enter for this challenge.
As you can see I went with lots of gold.
I love using my SU Four Feathers Stamp/Die Set
and this is what I used here.
I heat embossed 2 of the feathers with
Stamp It gold embossing powder
and the third I embossed with clear embossing powder
on bright blue paper for contrast.
I used the same paper for my card base.
I added a strip of gold with a stencil from
ARTplorations called Plaid Maker 
 I like the effect I got from not making 3 solid lines.
This was inked up with ColorBlast Paste.
I also added a bit more to the back of the feathers with
STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge
and stamped it quickly cleaning it before it dried and
a few dollops of blue ColorBlast Paste
 Spritzed a little with Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers.
My sentiment is the CUTplorations Hello Word die
cut 3 times and the top one heat embossed
the same as the feather.
Finished off with a little blue bow.

I am also adding this to the 

and their CUTplorations Challenge Here
Hope you like what you see and leave a comment.
Thanks for dropping in today. Till next time
Cherrio from

Sunday 22 January 2017

A Forever Friend

Over at Time Out the current challenge is their
Case with your own Twist and this is the card we are CASEing
from the fabulously talented Ksenija
As you can see it is so clean and simple
so I followed in those lines choosing to
copy most of the layout.
I changed the stamp sentiment and the green strip.
I started by inking up SU Creative Elements in black
then coloured it with SU Gumball Green &
Tim Holtz Festive Berries adding glossy accents
to the red.
My sentiment is from STAMPlorations
called Fond Expressions 2.
Card base is white to which I lightly inked up
a background from SU Sweet Summer
with Memento New Sprout
(if you look closely enough you can see it)
I attached my image with dimensional squares
after cutting it out with a stitched die.
To finish and to copy Ksenija's strip down the side
I inked mine with green Wink of Stella.
That's it for me today.
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