Monday, 21 August 2017

Camp Create - My Favorite Things

Hello, hello,

A very photo heavy post today - I've been playing along at My Favorite Things who've kicked off session two of Camp Create.  I managed to create a card for each of the challenges in session one - not sure if I'll be able to complete them all this time but I have managed four so far.

First up is Inlaid Made Easy - inlaid die cutting looks so simple but it took me ages to work out how to do all the cuts!  I used the Die-namics Sunflower die, together with MFT's Fishtail Banners, both of which I think are retired - the sentiment is from Polynesian Paradise:

For day 3 (yes, I'm aware I've missed a day)  the theme is Background Bonanza. You can see the You Tube video here. I blended a distress ink background and white embossed Bundles of Blossoms over the top.  The sentiment's from Adorable Elephants:

Next up is day 4's challenge - Monochromatic Magic. I used some yellow Color Bursts on watercolour paper and white embossed with Bundle of Blossoms again.  I cut an MFT Banner and a smaller Fishtail Banner to use as the background for Dienamics Upsy Daisy. A strip of ywllow washi and a sentiment from Polynesian Paradise and it was all done:

Are you still with me? Last card for this post features Awesome Ombre, a bonus challenge. I created an ombre like sky and grass with distress inks and added a sweet little elephant from Adorable Elephants. The rounded banner die cut is from Blueprints 24.

That;s it folks - I'm all carded out! Fingers crossed I can get the rest done on time! Thanks for calling by!

Claire x

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Fusion Card Challenge - Orange and Black

Evening bloggers!

Did you get the time to play along with Fusion last week? The new Fusion Challenge is up and running and features one of my favourite colour challenges - orange and black:

I think I was inspired by everything in this week's pic - as soon as I saw it I knew CAS-ual Fridays Amazeballs (now retired) would be perfect.  You have the option to use just the sketch or the inspiration pic or even use both like I've done.

I'm also entering it into the latest CAS-ual Fridays challenge which has a friendship theme - I think all my friends are totally 'amazeballs!'

Thanks for stopping by!

Claire x

Monday, 14 August 2017

Frreshly Made Sketch #300

Hello folks,

One of my favourite challenges, Freshly Made Sketches,  is celebrating 300 sketches this week:

I used the colours from Altenew's August inspiration challenge with Hennah Elements. I coloured the largest bloom with Copics but wanted to soften it, so gold embossed the flower on to vellum and layered it over the top. To give it some dimension I fussy cut the flower and popped up the layers with dimension tape. 

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Friday, 11 August 2017

My Favorite Things - Creative Construction Blueprints Challenge

Hello again,

I'm continuing my MFT obsession by joining in with their new Blueprints challenge. I never seem to stop raving about my Blueprints dies - I only have the one set but if I won the lottery tomorrow I'd be buying the lot! This new challenge is to use a Blueprints die set to create a card by either using one of the Blueprints sketches provided or making up your own design:

I used the sentiment strip, rounded corner banner, sequin stars and stitched panel from Blueprints 24 to create my card. The stamp set is Up in the Air, coloured in Copics and set on a blended distress ink background. I stamped the sentiment in pewter to match the glittery star sequins.

Hope you get the time to get inky this week - thanks for popping by,

Claire x

Monday, 7 August 2017

Fruity Triple Whammy!

Evening folks!

It's a rare crafty moment when I combine three different challenges on the one card. Less is More have a colour challenge based on tropical fruits, Casology's cue word is 'juicy' and AAA have a Summer theme for their latest challenge:

This was another card that came about through random stamping on a scrap piece of paper.  I used the citrus slice stamp from Whimsy Stamps' Feeling Fruity (now retired) and just hoped for the best! The sentiment is from PTI. 

Thanks for calling by,

Claire x

Sunday, 6 August 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge - Santa's Elves

Morning folks!

I've been getting all glittery for this week's sketch over at My Favorite Things:

This little man is from Santa's Elves - I used a really fine glitter and glue pen to make his hat and sleeves sparkle.  I also added some to the tree, then coloured the baubles with a Copic. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Claire x

Thursday, 3 August 2017

New Fusion Card Challenge - Pastel Pencils


Time for a brand new Fusion Challenge - this week's pic features some pretty pastels. Heaps of inspiration to be drawn from it. You could use some of those pastel hues with a splash of metallic silver or you could just use the sketch. You could even combine the two like I've done:

I embossed some blooms from Altenew's Hennah Elements on to some vellum. I then coloured the back of the vellum in some lighter shades of Copics to give them a softly coloured look. The silver embossed senitment is from PTI.

You have a couple of weeks to post your card on to the Fusion blog to be in with the chance of being pronounced Zen Master!

Thanks for stopping,

Claire x