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Monday, 13 February 2017

#182 Add Some Texture

Maike is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Add Some Texture. You can interpret this how you like, either embossing, heat or dry, texture paste, fabric, etc. let your imagination go wild.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it has lots of lovely texture.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Maike

I wanted to have many different textures on my card so I chose to dry emboss the background, but leave an area smooth. I also added some very smooth enamel dots and of course this cutie from Avery Elle.

Josephine

I've used dies from Sizzix, Sue Wilson, and Tattered Lace, along with a Cuttlebug embossing folder to make this card. I love the texture of embossing, and I think the Ditsy Flower dies are going to become a favourite.

Judy

I created this small canvas using watercolours, Stampendous cling stamp, stencils and washi tape. I love adding texture to a piece using molding paste coloured with PanPastels.

Marg

I created a masculine double fold card for this challenge. Lots of paper layers, all with distressed edges, and I have added texture paste through a stencil, burlap webbing and washi tape.

Angela

I made this card using a masterboard which had been embellished with Glass Bead Texture Gel by Winsor and Newton, then matted and layered it with the spotty textured card. Finished it off with the addition of die cut flowers, ribbon, sentiment and gems. Happy crafting, Angela x

Mary

I have used a Tatty Twinkles stamp called Coffee with friends. I paper pieced the chair back, Tatty's clothes and the table using varying textured papers and used handmade paper to frame the image.

Glenda

The textures used in the making of this card are: Fun foam leather, Twine, Embossed feathers and background paper showcasing various type of texture.

chanya13:


Today I made mixed-media card. At the beginning my background was a pice of white paper. I used watercolor paper. I splashed it with liquid water color ( green and dark green), later I postmarked it with some images and used stencil. I applayed gel medium and covered it with embossing powder. Next I used some distress ink - tea dye. I also added some metal embellishments.

Peggy

I added texture to my card by using an AG Cuttlebug Embossing folder on the frame and background of the frame. I added multi-layered flowers & gold foiled flourishes. This is one of my favorite card layouts and it can be found in Cricut Design Space Access.

Jac

For texture my background paper from First Editions Neroli pad has a fabric texture to it then I have embossed the red panels with swiss dots, the speech bubble also has some embossing as do the little leaf die cuts. I punched the butterfly twice, first in the backing paper and then in some vellum and layered them up finishing off with some little blue gems.

June

I've used Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste and a mask for the main design and covered the mask with the texture paste. I used a Memory Box Die for the centre of the design and cut 2 swirls in purple and one in white, overlapped them and adhered to the centre of the card. The sentiment is from my stash that I'd previously stamped onto vellum and 'fussy cut' it out. Several thin mat and layers plus the purple gems completed this 8" square card

Full details are available on my blog

Jackie

I also used some Phill Martin texture paste on my butterfly card - I used a stencil which came in a create and craft member gift pack, and some lace, ribbon and papers from my stash.

Kimx

As I have just become a Great Auntie for the second time I decided to make a baby card for this challenge. I have used an embossing folder for the background coloured using plenty of Starlight paint, Sparkle Medium and Wax from Imagination.

Sally

For my card I decided to use a Butterfly embossing folder by Crafts-Too to create the background and focal point. I also included some crackle texture on the background and hessian fabric along with chunky glitter.
 
 



#181 Love, Love, Love Winner and Top 6



Lin (me) hosted our Love, Love, Love challenge and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting all your blogs and admiring all the amazing creations. Thank you! My winner and Top 5 are:-


 

143 Hazel (Didos)
I just loved the expressions on the two bunnies' faces, and that 'northern lights' background is stunning!


and my Top 5 are

Well top 6 actually because I couldn't narrow it down anymore and as I'm the boss here I can do what I want, lol!

5 Marjut
I love the gorgeous vintage feel of the colours here and all the fabulous texture.

38 Andrea Norris
Andrea's Colouring is sooo amazing I can almost feel how soft those little bears are!
 
I love this original gift wrapping, the lovely rustic feel of the corrugated card and the gorgeous knitted heart. Stunning!
 
Loved the watercoloured edge and the stunning sentiment stamp embossed in white really pops.

These two cute owls are so beautifully coloured and those googly eyes really suit them.

Really liked the unusual take on a valentine card here. The world die and sentiment are a perfect match.

Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.
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Monday, 30 January 2017

#181 Love, Love, Love

Lin (Me) is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Love, Love, Love. As Valentine's Day is just a couple of weeks away now is the time to make something special for the one you love, or just for someone in love!

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it has a love theme.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT


Lin
As I don't have a 'love' interest (everyone say ahhh) I have made a wedding card for my love theme, using a LOTV image (my favourite one) and a Chloe Endean stamp for the frame surrounding the embossed panel. More details on my blog
 
June

As the theme is Love I made this for my husband for Valentine's Day. I used the heart die and the sentiment die by Crafter's Companion and the tiny hearts are from the Romantic Edger Die Set by Sue Wilson. The embossed corner is an embossing folder from my stash

Judy

Love is the theme of this challenge and I made my collage card for my husband for our wedding anniversary this month. The collage is made up of designer paper, die cuts, punches, washi tape and rubber stamping. Hope he enjoys the card.

Josephine

I chose to make a traditional style valentine card, and used some gorgeous Sue Wilson dies, punched hearts and a computer-generated sentiment.

Glenda
Love has many options so I decided a cute Valentine card for a grand niece would be my choice,  I used a Mo Manning digital stamp, Stampin' Up paper, Stampin' Up cardstock and a few dies for my card.

My parents have just celebrated their Ruby Anniversary and I didn't want anything cutesy or too fussy so in the end I plumped for white on white with just the little red ribbon.  The cuts are all done on the Cricut and I've used foam pads to raise the heart and the frame.

I used a digi from Beccy's Place called Owl Love and coloured it using alcohol pens.

Like Glenda said, love has many options and, as we don't really get involved with Valentine's Day, I have made a card for dearly loved friend's Birthday. This is a double fold card made with layers of designer paper, lace, die-cut leaves, a chipboard frame, flairs, some sisal and an altered flower.

I couldn't quite decide whether this would be a Valentine or Anniversary card so hedged my bets with the sentiment. Made this with my favourite technique, another Masterboard, heart dies and tiny heart brads. Happy crafting, Angela x

My card was made for a friend to send to her husband for Valentines Day.  She didn't want cutesy, and he doesn't like romantic, so I thought this fitted the bill!  I used a score board to emboss the hearts on my base card, and a stamped "kiss" for the rest of the background. 

 
This is a card for my hubby for Valentine's Day.  This sweet stamp is Sharing a Secret by Dreamerland Crafts.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  I love it!  It's exactly how I feel about our relationship.  Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day. 

Hello, today I want to share with you a wedding card. I added heart chipboard which I covered Cosmic Shimmer - golden lustre, added some fabric roses and paper flowers. A sentence means: Young Couple on a wedding day.

Sally
For my Love themed project I used the 'Baa- Humbug' and 'Thinking of Ewe' stamp sets from Hobby art, along with some Marianne Designs dies, an embossing folder and acetate to create a shaker card.

Peggy
For my card, I used K and Co. "Smitten" paper for the background.  All the lovely dies are from a new set by Anna Griffin called "Love/Easter Seasonal Cut and Emboss Dies. 
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#180 New Beginnings, Winner and Top 5


Jac hosted our New Beginnings challenge and her winner and Top 5 are:-


 

3 Lena Loken

and her Top 5 are


4 Crafty Julie
 

 
 

Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.
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Monday, 16 January 2017

#180 New Beginnings

Jac is hosting our first challenge of 2017, and the theme is New Beginnings. We want to see your creations related to new beginnings, that might be the arrival of a baby, a new relationship, marriage, engagement, a new year's resolution even!

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the New Beginnings theme.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Jac

What better way to start the New Year than being a New DT member! I chose to make a New Baby centre step card using lots of Cricut cuts and some liquid pearls.

Glenda

I think the best of all new beginnings is the arrival of a baby. I used a Mo Manning digi called 'Spit Happens', some patterned paper, a few die cuts and embellishments and here is the card. Easy peasy.

Mary



I chose to do a new baby card as on of my nieces is expecting a new arrival. I used several sheets from Hunkydory's Little Book of Smudge and Motten and decoupaged the design. I then added peel off sentiments which I had coloured using a permanent pen.

Judy

I chose for this challenge to do a new baby card using an old Stampin Up rubber stamps. The stamp was originally a roller stamp that I took the rubber off of the roller and mounted it on a wooden block. I coloured my card with Caran D'Ache water colour crayons. To complete the card I added a sentiment and a button and ribbon.

Josephine

Another new baby card! For this one I used a variety of dies from various manufacturers. I've embossed each of the patchwork squares, and finished the card with a sticky pearl.

Margaret

I have to agree with Jac, being a new DT member is a lovely way to start the New Year!

Another lovely beginning is moving into a new home. My card was made with layers of designer paper, some chipboard pieces, diecut leaves and homemade flair with a lovely bloom and twine bow for the finishing touches.

Angela

Hi all. I also chose to make a New Home card in readiness, I hope, for a member of our family who will soon be moving house. The background is one of my many Masterboards and the houses are by Paper Artsy stamped onto old book papers and more Masterboards. I finished this off with the punched birds, Stickles and 3D gems.

Peggy

I, too, am happy to be starting 2017 as a new member of this lovely Design Team. I chose to make a wedding card for a couple getting married later this year. I used pearlized paper and several Anna Griffin dies to complete this project.

Kimx

I decided to make a New Home card for a crafty friend for this first challenge of 2017.

I have used a Magnolia stamp coloured using Distress inks and layered onto a piece of embossed background.

Chanya13

Hello, I'm so happy that I can be a part of DT. For my first inspiration I prepared a card for a little boy. I used blue and white combo. I added some pearls and flowers. A sentence is: welcome on the world little boy.

Pam

Happy New Year! My theme for this challenge is "When a New Day Begins"

This pup stamp is Penny Black "I'm So Cute". The sentiment was computer generated and that awesome smile stamp is from Honey Bee Stamps. The card is embossed with a folder by Taylored Expressions.

Jackie

It looks like Chanya 13 and I have the same die! My card is a staple that I get asked for every time someone needs a baby card - it's a simple box with an acetate window in which I put a first size pair of baby socks. Around it, tied by a ribbon is a wrap around card On the inside cover, I put details of the baby's birth.

Maike

Wondering why I am sharing a New Year's project? We couldn't celebrate New Years Eve with our friends as planned, because they both were ill, so we decided to celebrate at January 28th which is the Chinese New Year. It will be the year of the Fire Rooster, so I decided to make these take-away boxes as gifts for my friends.

Sally

For my card I decided to make a Congratulations card for the arrival of a New Baby. I used three sets of stamps from Hobby Art and Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers.


Lin
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I too have gone for a baby card! Chances are I will have need of one some time in the year! My patterned paper is from a very OLD DCWV pad, Nanna's Nursery, and the dies, apart from the stars are from Sue Wilson. More details on my blog

We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!