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