Friday 29 July 2016

ATC & Card: Beach Monkey


Whoo-hoo!! I was winner at Catch the Bug with this card.

This week at Wicked Wednesday there is a colour theme.

Here is the gorgeous colour palette:

I used a Bugaboo Freebie Friday called Beach Monkey Inner Tube for my ATC.

The background was made to shimmer with a faux mother of pearl effect, using metallic white acrylic paint applied with a baby wipe and, when dry, blending inks on top. It doesn't really show in the photo, but it catches the light beautifully. Some texture was added to the 'pool' with tiny squares stamped in Grey Flannel. Blue dyed gauze was added along the bottom. The ATC was edged in black ink and I drew a border.

The image was coloured with Spectrum Noir markers. It was fussy cut and attached on foam pads.

Next, I made a simple 'over the edge' card, using the ATC as a topper.

I used some Boardwalk design paper from Carta Bella as the background and matted it onto black card. The ATC was matted onto black, then boardwalk DP, then black and finally cream to match the card.

Die cut leaves and a die cut flower embellishment were added. Part of the sentiment was computer generated, printed and matted on to black card then attached on foam pads. The word 'sunshine' was die cut four times and stuck together. The colour was achieved by lightly blending Spiced Marmalade ink on to it.

Thanks for stopping by today.


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Wicked Wednesday #220 Colour Palette

Catch The Bug Weekly Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Moo Mania - Summer

Ruby's Rainbow #134 - Fun in the Sun Recipe

Words 2 Craft By #31 Just Keep Swimming

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #374 Summer

Julia Spiri Challenge #22 AG with a twist of 'At the Beach/Sea')

Creative Knockouts #152 AG

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG

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Wednesday 27 July 2016

Poppy Sprite


I used the gorgeous Poppy Sprite digital stamp from Aurora Wings for my card today.

I decided to make a simple gatefold card to reveal the Poppy Sprite inside.

I used digital paper from Pixel Paper Prints for the background and adhered white die-cut doily halves as a backdrop for the image. The image was coloured with Spectrum Noir markers and die cut with a Cottage Cutz stitched rectangle die. It was added on foam pads for some dimension. The sentiment is a glitter sentiment from Papermania and this too was attached on foam pads.


The front panels had the same patterned paper which was decorated with white die-cut borders and corners from the Spellbinders Parisian Accents set. I added two die cut flower embellishments, each with a clear gem centre, as a finishing touch.

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I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Aurora Wings Challenge #33 Tic-Tac-Toe
I used centre down row - colours and 2 out of the 3 embellies

Crafty Boots Challenges Picture Challenge

The Paper Shelter Summer Break Challenge - AG

Monday 25 July 2016

Dreams of the Beach



Here is a simple layered card for the Geko Galz July Facebook Challenge.
The theme is Dreams of the Beach.


The image is from the Geko Galz 'By the Shore' collage sheet and the papers are from the  La Isla Bonita paper pack. I used the Tropical Flowers and Sunset Beach papers printed to A6 size. 
The gorgeous image had its edge inked with Memento Danube Blue and was then mounted on back card to make the colours pop. A pierced rectangle die was used to cut the frame from Tropical Flowers which again was matted on black card. This made up the card topper. 
The background is Sunset Beach matted onto black card.  The card topper was attached on foam pads.
I liked how the card looked at this stage, but decided to add some embellishments.
Flowers were attached to the top corners of the image and a wooden word embellishment was inked and heat embossed with holographic glitter powder.
I think I preferred the simple, un-embellished version. What about you? 

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I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Geko Galz Facebook Challenge July - Dreams of the Beach

Delicious Doodles Challenge July - Beside the Sea

Dragonfly Dreams July Challenge - AG

Card and Scrap Challenge 121 - AG

Creative Craft Cottage Challenge 68 - AG

Live and Love Crafts Challenge 49 - Sprinkles of Summer

Sunday 24 July 2016

Silver Moonbeams


Here is a card I made for a Silver Wedding Anniversary.

The image is from Gecko Galz, from a collage sheet called Moonbeams. I framed it in pink glitter card and matted it onto a black, die-cut, stitched rectangle. 
I used black card as the background and added a Spellbinders Shapeabilities ornate frame called 'Floral Affair' in silver. This die cuts and embosses. The image was added on top of the frame, at a slight angle, on foam pads. Punched hearts were added to the corners and a Tattered Lace 'Blossoms' die-cut flower was created in pink, silver and black. A Papermania tag sentiment finished it off.

The inside was lined in pink paper. A black border was die cut with a border punch for the edge of the card. Hearts were added in diagonally opposite corners and a computer generated verse was printed, die cut and attached.

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I'd like to enter this to these challenges:

Gecko Galz July Challenge - Moon and Stars

One Stitch At a Time Challenge 267 - AG with Dies

Broken Fairy Challenge AG with a twist Embossing (Dry or Heat)

Crafty Calendar July Challenge - Punches and/or Dies

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge 24 - AG

Die Cut Divas July Challenge - Make it Glitter