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All work exhibited here is my own design, unless otherwise stated, in which case I shall have credited the original author of that work. I am thrilled to be able to share my designs with you but would appreciate that you respect that these are my designs and do not copy and place them anywhere else online or use them for your own personal gain in any way.

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Monday 21 October 2019

DV #212 Add A Sentiment

Our challenge today at Dream Valley is to Add a Sentiment, and we are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy.

I’ve made a really nice and easy card and something you can do in a hurry! Using our Sponsors fabulous pre-coloured (I can only dream to colour this well) image called Mighty Wizard. I printed the image onto decent quality printer paper and fussy cut round it…… it has been stuck onto a 7” card blank.

I drew a frame round it with a microfine pen in purple, and then stamped the greeting using Clarity Word Chain small stamps….. the Wishes stamp I had to make up myself as they didn’t have one….. so I chopped up (sacrilege) the Kisses and Wishing stamps and cobbled the beginning of one with the end of the other to create the missing word!

Apologies again for the quality of the image….. it’s way too dark, but no matter what I did with it I couldn’t get it to properly reflect the brightness level!

I am entering this into:-

Challenge Up Your Life – #116 Frame
Crafty Creations – #400 Anything Goes
Dream Factory – #73 The Little Witch
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #116 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede – #368 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too – #154 Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge – #10 Anything Goes
The Fairy and The Unicorn – Oct: Anything Fantasy Goes
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes wk beginning 15.10
Try It On Tuesday – Witches, Wizards, Halloween

Monday 14 October 2019

CCM #243 Sparkle

I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by, here we are in the throws of Autumn in the UK, cold and drizzly and quite depressing. Hopefully our challenge today will cheer you up…….. Sparkle.

I started with a page from my Studio Light square journal. It has lovely paper/card in it, one side smooth and the other has a texture. I chose the smooth side, and using three colours of Distress Oxides, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet and Broken China I made a watercolour background.

As close to the middle as I could get I stamped the gorgeous Thalia from Pink Ink.

I coloured her in with my Jane Davenport Magic Wands. I got these in a bargain collection of her stuff on ebay….. some of which I already had which I shall flog on and some of which I didn’t yet have, these pencils being amongst them. Now I love my polychromos, the closest idea to these, but these went on like a dream on the watercolour card and blended beautifully. With a little Gamsol and a blending tip from the parchment craft range at Crafters Companion., I did go over the whites of her eyes with a Sakura gelly roll in white as they were very blue looking from the background colouring!

The butterfly is from the Thalia stamp set and I stamped it onto acetate and glittered it from behind. It actually doesn’t look as messy to the nake eye as the camera has made it look, or at least to my named eye it doesn’t and as it’s for my journal that’s all I am worried about, lol

The sentiment, also from Crafters Companion, is one of their rub on sticky transfers that they make for foil, but I used mine with glitter. I also glittered her upper lid under the brow line crease.

I added a frame around the image with three very fine line pens, and to finish it off popped a couple of large faceted self adhesive gems from Craft Buddy.

I am entering this into:-

A Vintage Journey – Inky Wings
Addicted To Stamps – #362 Make Your Mark
Arty Divas – #6 Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life – #116 Frame
Colour Crazy – #40 Anything Goes
Creative Artiste – #54 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Elliebelle’s Crafty Wednesday – Oct: Stamp It
Gem of a Challenge – #20 Anything Goes
Imagine That Creative Playground – #10 Anything Goes
Just Us Girls – #509 Trend Week, Frame It
Lavinia World – #11 Anything Goes using Stamps
Little Red Wagon – #518 Cut It Out
Polkadoodles – #41 Anything Goes
Scrapper’s Delight – Oct: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge – #10 Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes

Monday 7 October 2019

DV #211 CAS (Clean and Simple)

Today’s challenge over at Dream Valley is Clean and Simple and we are sponsored by LeAnn's World 101.

I made my background by stamping  with versamark and embossing in white so I would get a resist look, using Studio Calico Lattice Background.

I spritzed heavily with water and then dripped various colours from Dr. PH Martin’s Bombay Inks on, and rolled over it with a roll of kitchen roll to soak up the excess paint and take away the heaviness of the colour. I let it dry naturally as I had heat embossed earlier and didn’t want to alter that.

When it was dry I diecut it with MFT’s Snowdrift Coverup MFT775. I placed the frame down on my card and held it slightly in place long enough to re-position the diecut wavy strips so they would be neat and tidy. I didn’t notice until I photographed it that I had the last one to the right slightly off.

I diecut the Sheena Birthday sentiment die from a copper coloured mirror card and popped on using thin foam tape strips.

I am entering this into:-

Addicted to Stamps – #361 Anything Goes
Angie’s Digital Stamps – #36 Anything Goes, Optional Twist Autumn Colours
Brown Sugar – #294 Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge – #10 Anything Goes
Crafting By Design – Oct: Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude – #56 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner – #199 Fall Colours
Crazy 4 Challenges – #505 Focus On The Sentiment
Creative Fingers – #172 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – #602 Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky – #451 Autumn Colours
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #115 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles – #40 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede – #366 Anything Goes


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