Saturday, 26 November 2016

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

Hello and happy weekend!

I didn't think I'd be able to pull a card together for this months blog hop over at PTI but after I saw the post go live this morning I quickly got my supplies and did this:

I have to admit, not much thought went into it. I only have one Christmas PTI set that I've had for years called Take a Bough - it's so old it's now in the PTI vault! I really must update my Christmas supplies! I mainly took the colours from the pic and added a sprinkling of glittery snow on the branches. I'm also going to play along over with the lovely ladies at Time Out where the challenge is: Christmas with an Optional Twist of Glitter/Shimmer.

Time to take a peak at how everyone else has been inspired!

Thanks for stopping,

Claire x

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Feeling Feathery

G'day folks!

Quick card for Addicted to CAS where the theme is 'ombre' and for Less Is More who have a vintage theme:

Thanks for stopping!

Claire x

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Giving Thanks

Hello and happy Sunday to you!

I've been playing around with one of my new Altenew purchases which has been on my inky wish list for a very long time - Hennah Elements.  I used the colours from their November Challenge inspiration pic: 

Since it's Thanksgiving this week there's lots of challenges to link up to with a 'thank you' theme so I'm also playing along at CAS-ual Fridays and Stamplorations which is running a special thank you themed blog hop .

Thanks for stopping,

Claire x

Friday, 4 November 2016

Celebrating 300 Weeks!

Hello folks!

A clean and simple card for Less is More which is celebrating a whopping 300 challenges - the theme this week is 'celebration:'

Why do clean and simple cards take me so long? It took about 5 minutes to blend up a background with some distress inks, perhaps another few minutes to add the snowflakes in embossing powder and Versamark. And then it kind of stopped there. Should I have the whole panel covered in the snow scene (no, too busy), should I have a panel at the base, partially covering the pattern (the pattern at the top overpowered the bottom), should I have curved edges, straight edges, should the panels be white or navy...the list of questions went on....

Anyway,  it didn't look 'clean' enough for Less is More so I ended up using a couple of curved panels using some Lawn Fawn dies to clean it up a bit. I'm happy now!

Thanks for taking a look!

Claire x