Tuesday 28 July 2020

July Rudolph Days

Wow I can't believe that it's time for the Rudolph Days Challenge again. The time is certainly rushing by even though we've been in lockdown. I'm a little late joining in this month, but with the rules on social distancing relaxing a little, this weekend I had a couple of my Crafting friends around for a bit of a catch up and craft. We sat a distance around a large table. It was so good to see them again after so long. Anyway onto my cards. I found some backgrounds sitting on my worktop the other day and used these to make my cards this month. Two were blended inks, Prisma by Hunkydory and the other three were Spectrum Noir sparkle pens that were blended on the paper with a wet brush. I over stamp onto these using  this gorgeous stag by Studio Light. As there is a verse of "Chestnuts Roasting" running through the middle of the stag I decided not to add a sentiment at this stage, who knows I might at a later date. As normal Maureen has a fantastic prize for the person who is picked at random at the end of the month, I do hope that you can join in the fun.

Hope you are all keeping well.

Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always apprciated.

Sue xx

Thursday 23 July 2020

Thank You

This is a card that I made for a very special friend who very kindly went and searched for a collection that I had tried to buy (unfortunatly Create and Craft failed me) but never received. Thanks to her hard work and effort I now have the collection that I was trying to buy. You know who you are if your reading this, I can't thank you enough. I made the card using Pink Ink's Hare stamp, first by making a background using Picked Raspberry in Distress Oxides and Tim Holtz Stencil. I then inked in some hills and using small stamps from the set in the background made a scene. I then stamped the hare onto the scene and also stamped it onto a piece of white card, after using very pale pink alcohol pens and a blending pen on the hare I fussy cut it out and stuck over the one on the scene. I'm going to enter this card into the months challenge over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog as this month their theme is All Creatures Great and Small.

I hope that you are all keeping safe and well

Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.


Sunday 19 July 2020

Album Workshop Number 4

I've got a bit behind with showing the Albums that I've been making on Clare Charvil (My Creative Spirit) Facebook live workshops. This one is number 4 The Polly Pocket Album which was made 4 weeks ago now. I ended up with quite a lot of photos on my camera that need to be downloaded and edited. For this Album I printed my own papers from a Tattered Lace USB in My Craft Studio called Picture Postcards. The papers on this USB are gorgeous and the A4 full sized papers lent themselves to being shrunk down to postcard size and used as ephemera cards in the album. Needless to say this is quite photo heavy.

The Memories Die is from Tonic

Pocket on the Front for tags.

Pocket and box pocket on the inside front , enough room for ephemera cards and a tall wallet.

The open wallet.

Wallet in the box pocket.

First page with the front flap lifted showing the pocket on the inside as well as the outside.

The centre of the album, I've added a frame to each page here made from a Crafters Companion die.

The forth page and the back with the pockets filled with tags, ephemera cards and a short wallet.

This photo shows more pockets on the inside fold outs and also the bottom box pocket.

 The short wallet ties with a robbon.

The back.

I've already completed Album Number 5 and have the instructions for number 6, however I am playing catch up on that one. We changed our internet provider on friday and while everything went fairly smoothly I didn't have internet on Friday evening so could not craft along.

Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.
Keep safe and stay well.