Here are just a few of my creations - I mainly make cards, but I've been known to dabble

Here are just a few of my creations - I mainly make cards, but I've been known to dabble

Saturday, 29 August 2015

The Male Room Challenge Blog - Challenge No 17: Stash - Use Newsprint


Well hello there!  Today I bring you a new challenge blog that is aimed at masculine cards! 


Excellent stuff!  Masculine cards are hard to do - ask just about anyone!  Thanks to Marcelle for finding the challenge blog and letting us know about it :o) 

As you can see from the title, my entry is into Challenge # 17: Stash - Use Newsprint.  Now I've seen newsprint and map books etc used on cards but this is my first go at using newsprint myself.  I made sure to choose a page with sports stuff on it - in case someone decided to read it (as I can't help doing myself).

I hope you love it - it was lots of fun to make.  I used my local free newspaper.  Some wax twine I bought from Blitsy. Cardstock in a kraft colour, various Tim Holtz distress inks and black versafine ink for the distressing.  StampinUp inks were used to make the splotches as well.  The sentiment stamp is from Inspired By Stamping: Guy Sentiments.  The cog shapes were cut out on my die cutting machine and secured with a screw 'look' brad.  Oh and I used Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge* and Hero Arts Brush Strokes* stamp sets.
*Retired/discontinued

Here is my entry into this challenge, I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it!


Inside the card, it's light enough to write a message on there

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Cheers
Karen

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Outlawz Progressive/Freebie Challenge - August 2015

Hi there!  Today I bring you my latest entry for the Outlawz Progressive/Freebie Challenge - August 2015.  

We were so lucky this time to receive a gorgeous digi courtesy of Make It Crafty.  I adored the image called "Wishful Asha" so much that I went and bought some extra digital stamps from their shop.  

I picked up the "In The Garden Collection" and one of those images has been placed behind Wishful Asha to provide a complete picture.  By the way, I find making backgrounds really difficult and this made it so much easier!

Now this was a picture that required a whole lot of relaxing colouring in and believe me, it was lots of fun to colour!  For a first go I'm really pleased with how the whole scene came out, I hope you like it too!


For more inspiration, please visit the gallery at the Outlawz.  The posts for this digital image are tagged with PF09.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting when you do, I appreciate it!

Take Care
Karen

Monday, 3 August 2015

Blooms & Butterfly

Hi there, I hope you're doing well, and enjoying your jaunt around various blogs for inspiration! 

Today I bring you a card I just now finished, as I write this it's 10.55pm on a Monday night.   I find I usually get my crafty mojo late at night.  Being a night owl that suits me just fine, however I do regret it the next day when I can't stop yawning! lol  

This card is pretty much a feast of StampinUp goodies, some old and some new:
Stamp sets: Stippled Blossoms (flowers)^, Butterfly Basics (sentiment) and Watercolour Wings (butterfly) and Dots for Days.
Cardstock: white (from stash) and Blushing Bride.
Inks: Blushing Bride, Craft^, Crisp Cantaloupe^ and Lawn Fawn Wild Rose
Others: Pink satin ribbon (from stash), glue dots, stampin dimensionals, multi matte medium glue, wink of stella pen and stardust stickles.
^ retired

For this card, I stamped the flowers on white cardstock, cut it down and glued it to the bottom of the cardbase.  I covered the lower portion and then stamped the dots for days on the upper portion in craft ink.  I cut a slit in the card fold for the ribbon and placed a bow on top with glue dots.  The butterfly was done last night using the pink coloured inks, stickles and wink of stella shimmer pen.  That was glued at the top and a dimensional cut in half and placed under the wings so they remain fluttering.  Finally the sentiment was stamped on the bottom.  I hope you like it!



Thanks as always for stopping by and commenting, many thanks for both!
Cheers
Karen