Monday, 18 June 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #214 - Wet or Dry Embossing

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to my blog!  Thank you so much for stopping by.

The new Challenge is live at Crafty Cardmakers and this one is all about embossing!!
    Lin is our host and, as usual, you can make anything you like as long as it has either wet or dry embossing on it or, you can even do both!!

Once again, I have created a card.
Surprise!! Surprise!!  LOL!!
I don't have many, but I do have a few embossing folders in my stash and I think it may be years ago that I actually used one of them!!
I cut a piece of pale blue card stock to fit my card base and embossed it with an EZ cut Embossing Folder.  Then I decided that I wanted to tear it down the middle and leave a bit of a gap in between so I had to trim the side edges so it would still fit the base.  I lightly rubbed over the raised areas with a VersaColor Stamp Pad and popped a small piece of lace in the gap at the top and bottom.

The chippie frame was heat embossed with Seafoam White embossing powder by Ranger. 
Added a piece of medical gauze under the flower cluster.  Before adhering the gauze to the card, I dabbed it with a small amount of texture paste so that, hopefully, I could shape it a little better.   Happy to say it works!!
The leaves were cut with a Cheery Lynne die and the flowers were coloured with watered down acrylic paints.

I hope I have given you a little inspiration to join in with this Challenge.  Do, please, pop on over to the CCM blog and check out the amazing creations by the rest of the Team and, while you're there, link up your entry!!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #214 - Wet or Dry Embossing

Thank you so much for your visit  and for any comment you may care to leave.  I love to read them and appreciate every single one!!

Have a fabulous day!!
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg

Monday, 4 June 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #213 - For a Man/Boy

Hello dear visitors and welcome to my blog.  
So happy you stopped by and hope you are having a fabulous day!!

It's time again for a new Challenge at Crafty CardmakersMaike is our host and the Theme is For a Man/Boy so, as usual, anything you care to make is fine, as long as it follows the Theme!

This Challenge certainly came at the right time for me.  I was procrastinating (again!! LOL!!) about having to make some man cards for friends and rellies that have Birthdays in the middle of the year and, when I saw this Challenge Theme, it was just the thing to get me motivated.

I am still trying to use up papers from my stash so these are older ones from Kaisercraft.
 While hunting for papers I came across the plaster tape and the burlap ribbon so decided to add some on here.
 For something different, I added a small pieces of ribbon to the sides and attached them with a couple of brads.

 The sentiment is from a cut-apart page I found in one of my paper pads.
 The chipboard is by Little Birdie.  I cut it into two pieces so it could be layered and heat embossed it.



Voila!!  Done and dusted!!

Do pop on over to CCM and take a look at the fabulous creations by the rest of the Team.  You will love it and I'm sure you will be inspired to join in.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #213 - For a Man/Boy

Thank you so much for your visit and do enjoy the rest of your day!!
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

The World is Yours - A Man Card

Hello dear visitors and welcome to my blog.  Hope you are having a wonderful day.

I'm here to share another man card with you.   
A lot of you have said that you really don't enjoy making these but, funnily enough, I actually do.   Maybe it's because I do make a lot of pretty, girly cards and, doing these is a nice change from that.  Besides, I really don't have much choice as I need to make quite a few during the year for the male side of my family and friends.  They would be upset if I only made cards for the female side and, honestly, you can't upset the blokes can you??  Not worth the hastle!!  LOL!!

The papers are all old ones from my stash.  I think these are mostly by Kaisercraft although there could be some different brands as well.  I'm not really sure, as I've been pulling them out of their paper pads looking for ones that match, without taking much notice of brand names. 
Added a little piece of an old 2Crafty Chippie just to fill the corner ..
.. and also popped in a few prills here and there.
Found a page of cut aparts and postcards which came in handy to create this small collage ..
.. and the clocks are printables from the net.
Popped a small metal trinket in between the layers just for fun ..
.. and decorated the inside as well.
Inked the edges of the papers with Ground Espresso Distress ink and also distressed them with my scissors. 
Fairly simple and easy peasy to put together.   Just the way I like it!!  LOL!!

I have made, and am still making, more cards similar to this one and, hopefully, I will be sharing them over the next few weeks. 
Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for any lovely comments you may care to leave.  They are very much appreciated.

Have a wonderful day!!
Take care and God Bless.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #212 - Things with Wings

Hello sweet visitors and welcome to my blog.  So happy you decided to stop by.

It is time for a new Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.  Glenda is our host for this Challenge and the Theme is Things with Wings.

I decided I was going to create a couple of ATCs but, what to use as my Winged Things??  Well, my fave Things with Wings are butterflies so .. why not use those??
Why not indeed!!

I used pasteboard as my base.  Pasteboard is similar to chipboard but it has a layer of white paper front and back and is a bit cheaper to buy. 
For a bit of texture, I scrunched up a piece of tissue paper and adhered it with Matte Medium.


To add the colour, I sprinkled Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals and then sprayed with water.  The colour used here is Danny Zuko's Denim.


 
The butterfly die used is the Vivienne Butterfly from Memory Box .. 
.. and the Magicals colour on this ATC is Tears on my Pillow Tangerine.
For a touch of extra interest I added some torn washi tape at one side ..

.. as well as the Threads and Borders die and a sprinkling of black prills.
The words were computer generated, then trimmed to size and edged with a Sharpie pen.  The doodling around the edges of both ATCs was also done with the Sharpie.


To check out all  the details of the Challenge and for some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Team, pop on over to the Crafty Cardmakers blog.  I'm sure you will feel inspired to join in and can't wait to see what you create.


Thank you all so much for stopping by my blog today and a special thank you for the wonderful comments that were left on my last post.  I do appreciate them so much.

Have a wonderful day!
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #211 - No Patterned Paper

Hello my lovelies and welcome.  So pleased you stopped by my blog today.

It's time for another Challenge at Crafty CardmakersValerie is our host and the Theme is 'No Patterned Paper".  

No patterned paper??  So, what can I use??  Ahh!!  I still have a piece left over from that Masterboard I made a while ago .. I'll use some of that!! 
Well, the idea didn't come about quite that simply.  Took a while to even remember that I had the piece .. LOL!!  But, once I located it, it all went fairly quickly from there.

I actually procrastinated about this Challenge for nearly two weeks.  Yeah, I know, pathetic, huh!!  Just didn't know what I wanted to do.  Did I just want to use cardstock, did I want to create a Masterboard or just a simple MM background??  Kept putting it off and putting it off until  I only had a day or two left to get it done!!!
Took a little while to find this left over piece of Masterboard.  I had put it in a safe place so I wouldn't lose it!  Well, it was so safe that I couldn't even find it .. LOL!!  When I finally did find it, I simply cut it to the size I needed, lightly inked the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink and then adhered it to my card blank.
Needed something to go under the flowers and I was going to use a stamp but, those of you who know my work, will also know that stamping very rarely works well for me.  So, I decided to use a die cut instead.  This one is by Altenew  and is available at Megs Garden

So, my card was almost finished but it just needed something more.  Ah!!  Of course!!  The old reliable prills!!  Perfect!  (Yes, I did try mixing a few microbeads in as well but didn't like how it looked so took them out again.  A few of them managed to hang in there though. LOL!) 
Mmmmm!!  There's still something missing!!   What's this floating around on my workbench??  Ah!!  A little sentiment left over from another project .. the perfect thing!!
.. and done!!
Sorry about all the silliness .. just felt in one of those moods .. LOL!!

I hope you will pop on over to Crafty Cardmakers and check out the gorgeous creations by the rest of the Team.  I am sure you will feel inspired to join in with the Challenge!!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #211 - No Patterned Paper

Thank you so much for your visit and for the lovely comments left on my last post.  Very much appreciated.

Take care and God Bless.