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Monday, 23 February 2015

#133 Stripes

Leslie is hosting for us this time and she would like to see Stripes. Sadly this is Leslie's last challenge with us, and we will miss her, but we wish her luck in her new ventures.

Inspiration from the team

Leslie
The clear embossed diagonal lines were created with the Impression Obsession Diagonal Lines background stamp. I cut and inked strips of GKD 6x6 patterned papers and affixed them on the opposite angle. The hello die cut is from Mama Elephant.

Mary

The Tatty Twinkle images were coloured and cut out before attaching them to a background created from my stash of papers.

Vania


I've used some paper from the Joanna Sheen Thomas Kindaid CDRom and dies from Sizzix and Marianne to create this card for my son's birthday.
I have used two different shades of blue stripe papers from Buckwells Craft Supplies the image is a stamp that I have had for many years.
I used a home made stencil and a blending tool with some Tim Holtz Scattered Straw and Hero Arts Tide Pool inks to create some diagonal lines as a backdrop for my spring romance card. 

Marlene
I used one of the new Candibean Stamps from Di's Digi Designs, different
makes of striped papers.

Sally
I have cut some strips of papers and glued them onto a square of backing paper to achieve my striped background. I have also used a sentiment stamp, a butterfly and some ribbon, lace and pearls.

I chose some lovely My Mind's Eye striped papers from my stash to compliment the stamped and embossed flower.

Bec
My lovely stripes are from Bo Bunny and older range - Back to Basics.  I fussy cut out the banners and frame from these papers as well.  I popped up the green balloon to give it all a bit of dimension.

Carole
I picked this card frame from Crafter's Companion Sugar and Spice CD, and teamed it with two of the co-ordinating striped papers!! 

Lin
I used papers from Basic Grey for my Stripes, and an image from Sugar Nellie. Please see my blog if you want more details

Jackie
I've been playing with Serif a lot lately - my card this time was composed using Craft Artist 2, but elements of it were cut out and layered physically.  The butterflies were a memory box die and buttons were from my stash.

Sue
 
There are all sorts of stripes in here, some obvious, some not... the papers are from MME, which I have used with the stripe going top to bottom and the corrugated card where the stripe goes horizontally.  Love the pop of red against the white and neutral colour scheme!
 
LIN W
 

#132 Love, Love, Love Winner and Top 5

Lorraine was our hostess for our Love, Love, Love challenge and she has selected her Winner and Top 5:-
 


66 Claire's Crafty creations
With this beautifully designed card

and her top 5 are:
 


69 Samra


64 Coops


43 Bjørg


19 Papersniffer


Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner's or Top 5 badge on your blogs.
 
 

Monday, 9 February 2015

#132 Love, Love, Love

As Valentine's Day is a heartbeat away our host for this challenge, Lorraine, would like to see your love themed creations. So love, romance, valentine, wedding or engagement will all be suitable.

This is the team's interpretation of the theme

Lorraine
I have gone for lots of hearts, I have used a new Tiddly Ink Love image, added sparkle dome embellishments, a stamped sentiment, the papers are actually from a Christmas collection
 
 

Josephine

I've used paper from the Joanna Sheen Ivory Cats CD and die cuts from Marianne and Sizzix to make a valentine's card with the traditional Be Mine sentiment inside.

Pamellia

For my Love creation, I decided to do a romantic garden theme using the most romantic colour there is...PINK! Lots of hearts, flowers and birds made with dies, clay and stamps.

Mary

I decided to celebrate the love between long married couples and the title of the stamp I used is called 'Flirty Seniors'.

Carole

I used DoCrafts' Valentines Selection and Love Sentiments downloads to make my card, where I have made the sentiment the main focus.

Marlene

I used Antique Papers from the Works. The Stamp is A Creative Impressions Heart embossed with Papermania Tinsel Silver Embossing Powder.

Leslie

I created an embossed and sanded background from dark pink cardstock which looks red in the photo. I used Stampin' Up! Six Sided Sampler stamp set with coordinating Hexagon punch to create the large hex shape which I embellished with twine and stacked buttons. The front and inside sentiments are from Leaving Memories.

Jackie
For my card I used an image and backing paper I found in my stash and stamped and cut out the bunting from red card to make my banner, which was "hung" using bakers twine.

Kimx
I have used a stencil from Dreamweaver for the background and stamps from the new Woodware catalogue for my card.

Sally
I have used some dies from Marianne Designs for the heart frame and some tag stamps from Inkadinkado. The papers are from Craftstyle, a Cheery- Lynn flourish die, some paper clay roses and embellishments from my stash finish my card.
 
Mine is another page for my art journal.

 
Sue
I've made an anniversary card for my Brother and Sister-in-Law who celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary at the weekend.  I decided not to go all cutsie, and went for an Eiffel Tower whic has been stamped and embossed, over a stamped and distressed postcard, and neutral papers.  This card would work well as an engagement or wedding card, or with a change of sentiment as a birthday card!

A wedding card for our love theme using these two cuties from The Greeting Farm coloured with Copics. A simple background to leave the images as the main focus.
 
LIN W
 

#131 Combine(Merge) Two or more stamps using the masking technique, winner and top 4

I had to delete several entries into our last challenge as they were not combined/merged using masking, plus the odd one who entered 30+ challenges when our limit is 15! Please, if you enter a challenge, read what the requirements are first and also read their rules. We knew we would not be inundated with entries because it was a more particular type of challenge, but it was disappointing to have to delete several because people just hadn't read what the challenge was about.

Julie was our hostess for our combine two or more stamps challenge and she has selected her Winner and Top 5:-

and her top 5 are:
 



 

 
 
11 HunnyBunny
 
 
Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner's or Top 5 badge on your blogs.
 
 

Monday, 26 January 2015

#131 Combine(Merge) Two or More Stamps using the Masking Technique

Julie is hosting today and wants to see you combine (merge) two or more stamps in your creation. You might do this digitally or go down the traditional masking route. This is a challenge to merge two or more stamps together, please do not just stamp two times with different stamps, they need to be merged so that they appear as one stamp! We expect you to mask either with paper, masking fluid or digitally. Could you please TELL US what stamps you have combined (merged) and how.

This is how the team interpreted the challenge


Josephine
For this challenge, I've used two Clarity stamps - the flowers and the vase. The resulting image was coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils. I intended to embellish with some flowers, but when I assembled it, I liked the clean lines so I decided to leave it with just an added sentiment.

Lorraine 

For my card I have used 2 Tiddly Ink images the little girl is called Sunshine Anabelle, I have merged her with 2 sets of Emma's flowers, then added a sentiment using my MCS programme, the image has been coloured with both Graph It Markers and Copics, the papers are from the DoveCraft Sweet Paris Collection I then added some flowers and punched butterflies.

Pamellia
I have used four different stamps to create my 3D focal image. A birdcage, a bird, a clock and some roses. I combined layering and masking to build a spring garden full of colour and dimension!

Bec
For this challenge I have used an old Stampin' Up! set that I had never inked up.  I added the hearts to the bicycle basket and the balloons on the back.  I coloured all with Copics.

Mary
I have used stamps from Jayne Nestorenko's Adorable summer collection called 'April showers'. I began by stamping  the little girl with her umbrella. I then masked this and stamped the steps behind her. Using one of the little stamps in the set I stamped the cobbles and raindrop. I then used the corner stamp twice. I coloured the design using Promarkers.

Marlene

I have used Stampendous Stamps Jumbo Forest Friends. I began by stamping the Deer. I masked this and stamped the Pine Needles Behind the Deer. I coloured the design with Promarkers.

Leslie
I used the Paper Smooches Crystal Clear stamp set with coordinating dies for my Ball jar of posies with lid. I used one of the stamps from the Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for the background, stamped off once, with the jar, lid and flowers loosely masked. I finished the front panel with a gorgeous EK Success Swarovski Elements dragonfly charm.

Kimx
I have used two rather old, but rather lovely Hero Arts stamps and plenty of masking for my card.

Sally
I have used some old stamps from Creative Expressions and Sticky Notes to mask my images, then coloured the scene with Copic Markers.

Sue

After much faffing I managed to join together two Kenny K images, then coloured with my copics and fussy cut them out, and popped them on a simple card - the background is a Tim Holtz embossing folder that I have embossed onto co-ordinations cardstock then sanded back to give the impression of a brick wall

Lin
I stamped my prima doll stamp, and then masked her off to stamp the wings. I then masked off the wings and stamped the background over the top. Further details on my blog
 
LIN W