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Monday, 22 August 2016

#171 By or Under The Sea

Bec is hosting our By or Under the Sea challenge. We want to see what you can come up with that is either an underwater scene or a coastal/beach scene.
As usual You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

We are sponsored for this challenge by


WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION

With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.


Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website www.woodware.co.uk.

Our design team are playing along with the challenge so check out our blog, which is there for inspiration at www.woodware.co.uk/blog.


Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Bec
I have used an old stamp set that is a favourite for this fun card.

Josephine

One of the things that I think of when I think of the seaside is seashells, so these sweet stitched motifs seemed perfect!

  Glenda
You never know when by the 'sea' what you might 'see'. I see a little mermaid blowing bubbles. She was coloured with Prismacolor Markers and I sponded the  image background and the corresponding piece behind it with Stampin Up ink.  The sentiment was created on  a Word' document.

The theme of  "by or under the sea" brought to my mind "lost treasure".  I had this small old metal  box that I had in stash.  My assemblage is made of bits and pieces of findings and a couple of  pretty digital images.

Mary
I love House Mouse designs so I used a decoupage sheet from the Silly Summer set from Joanna Sheen which I had in my stash. To embellish my card I used a Tattered Lace castle die to create a 'sandcastle'.

Lin
I upcycled a £2 bathroom cabinet I got from the local recycling centre. Details  and more photos on my blog

Angela
Made this with leftover Masterboard, Kanban Industriana papers. The dies are by Tim Holtz and Marianne, stamps by Joy, Marianne and Tim Holtz. Finished the inside with the addition of Stickles Glitter glue.

Kimx
My card has been made using a couple of Sea themed Dreamweaver metal stencils (Seahorse, Fish and Scales background), a tree die and plenty of dye based ink.

Ina
Used an Under the Sea embossing folder inking and heat embossing it. Cut out a circle for my background to highlight  my sea animals. Lots of sponging, touches of glitter and glossy accents.

Pam
I used watercolors for this sweet stamp by Phyllis Harris.  I decided to keep this one in my Craft Room in honor of my little brother, Scott.

Jackie
My card was made using spectrum aqua pens to make a background and a rubber stamp from my stash. 

Sally
I have used some Hobby Art stamps and shells to create my under the sea themed card.

Marlene
For this card I have used an Lili of the Valley Stamp, made into a Centre Fold card.

Maike

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#170 Time, Winner and Top 5

Good morning, it's Winners time again. Such a shame we didn't have more entries, but those we had were worth the visit.

I hosted the Time challenge and my winner and Top 5 are:-

Winner

8 Jana K
Love the soft and delicate colour palette, which was perfect for all those gorgeous shells!

and my Top 5 are:
 
 

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. 

Monday, 8 August 2016

#170 Time

Lin is hosting the challenge this time. Our theme is time. You can interpret that how you like as long as it relates to time in some way, and if it is NOT obvious you must tell us how it matches the theme please.
 
As usual you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT
 
170 TimeMy Time creation is a canvas, using Paper Artsy stamps and paints. See my blog for details

Josephine
I've used some dies from the Do Crafts Chronology collection to make the watch, along with paper and a label from the Persimmon collection, finishing with a computer generated sentiment for a belated birthday card.  
I used a stamp with a theme of pocket watches and a script type background . I made the butterflies dimensional  and sponged the background for a vintage type feel. I will be using it for a sympathy card.
 
I had this men's watch a friend gave me for my stash of findings and I immediately thought about it for this challenge.  Lots of different elements can be found in the collage including star, butterflies, flowers, bottle, sewing bobbin, jewellery,  numbers, tiles gears, stencil, and keys.
 
I  sponged some clock dp then continued to ink the corrugated cardboard and adding the clock face. Also attached some cogs, sentiment, liquid pearls and cotton and distressing the edges.
 
I have used a Darice embossing folder  to emboss the clock background  and a Tattered Lace die for the central clock. The sentiment was created from peel off letters.

For my card I decided to use some stamps and papers from Crafty Individuals alongside some die cuts.
 
For this card I made a Double Tent Fold Card I have used Chronology Papers and Stamps

For this card I decided to use some stamps by 'Pinkpaislee', 'Sam Poole' and 'Stampendous'. The background paper was sprayed with inks before being stamped and the sentiment was made using Tim Holtz dies.
 
I have used the Kaisercraft Sears & Son range to make a special card for my grandfather. 
 
 
This reminds me of my mom.  She worked hard, but always found time to play. I hope that you find "time" to play.
 
This card is for a friend of mine who finished his doctoral dissertation after quite a lot of time of studies and research. I used a stamp by Technique Tuesday and created a galaxy like background with Distress Inks.

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#169 Summer, Winner and Top 5

Good morning, it's Winners time again.

Bec here. I hosted the Summer challenge and my top spots go to:-

Winner
 
I love the shape and all the fun elements on this card.  Great Summer feel.

and my Top 5 are:

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. 

Monday, 25 July 2016

#169 Summer

Bec is hosting our Summer Challenge.You can interpret this how you like, a coastal scene, summer activities, vacations etc. as long as it relates to Summer.
 
As usual You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule.

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Bec
I have combined a couple of Simple Stories Ranges and embellishments for this beach themed card.

Josephine



I used images from Crafter's Companion Halcyon Days CDRom, and used a Marianne Carousel die to make this card for a friend's daughter.

Mary
I used several sheets of the same image from Hunkydory's Little Book of Flowers and decoupaged the image

This card is for a wonderful friend and close neighbour Poppies are symbolic of summer, at least to me.. The card is simplistic but I am pleased with how it turned out..Th stamp is from Just Inklined.

I used some rainbow coloured cotton twirling it around some jac paper to make an 'All Day Sucker' - hence the sentiment and reminds me of my youth enjoying the outdoor sunshine and munching away at one of these lollypops.

One of the special things of summer for me are all the flowers in bloom.  My card was made using a cling rubber stamp from the JOFY collection from Paper Artsy coloured with Posca Pens and a white Gell pen . The background of the card was made using a Gelli Plate. The fence was cut with my Cricut and the sentiment was created with my computer.

Pam 
This little cutie is Pure Innocence, Fun in the Sun.  I colored her with copics and added glossy accents to her sunglasses and beach ball.  The beautiful die is from Concord and 9th. Glitter card stock was used to make the pool.  Looks relaxing, doesn't it?

I created a box card with lots of sea creatures, because when I think about summer the first thing that comes to my mind is the sea ;o)

I have gone with bright summer colours and butterflies for my card.

 
My card is all done with stencils and blended distress inks and I am another one using bright cheery summer colours.

When I think of summer it reminds me of all the gorgeous insects we get in the garden and that was the theme for this card. I made this with one of my own Masterboards using Tim Holtz and Inkylicious stamps.

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