Wednesday, 4 December 2019

The Flower Challenge #39 'Use a Die'

Hi there friends, it's December did that happen so quickly? are you all ready for Xmas yet? I think I am just about prepared now but there are always those last-minute things to do aren't there.

Anyway I am back with another DT card for 'The Flower Challenge' again and this time it's 'Use a Die'. In fact I used several dies here and also this faux letterpress technique see how to do it HERE.
We have a prize to give away yet again and this time it's Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps they are giving our lucky winner an e-gift card worth $25. 
Our March winner Nancy Penir from Artful-Notions is our talented Guest Designer too, she makes such beautiful cards, do check out her blog if you haven't already. 

We really hope you will all try and join us this time for the last challenge of the year. Also a big thank you to everyone who has joined in our challenges all this past year. From all of the Design Team over at 'The Flower Challenge' we wish you all a very Happy Christmas too ;)

Okay here is my card below, come and have a peek and enjoy the rest of your week whatever you have planned ;)

Use a Die, Faux letterpress technique

Smooth White card
Watercolour card
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Layered Poinsettia dies
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Twisted Metal Tags & Accents
Spellbinders labels 4 die
Crafts Too Embossing Folder Bringing
AlteNew watercolours
Leaf punch
Hero Arts Wet cement ink

I made my card base then cut another panel for the top layer. I added my ink to the 'flat' part of my E/F then added my card topper and ran it through my machine. I added my topper to the base card.
Next I cut out all my elements using the various dies. I watercoloured the flower then inked the smallest die too using matching ink. I did my inking by leaving the card in the die before inking it up to leave an edge uninked.

Then I punched a few leaves and added all my die cuts to my card attaching a pearl to the centre of my flower to finish it off and my card was complete.

You have until the 25th Dec to enter our challenge.
We are back with reminder cards on the 15th again.
Please add our cue card below when entering
 our challenge ;) 


Saturday, 30 November 2019

LIM #409 Pick a Triangle card

Hi there friends, I am here with my usual card for the 'Less is More' challenge again today. They want us to 'Pick a Triangle' this time, my mind was a bit blank after doing so many Xmas cards recently.

It's such a busy time Xmas isn't it! always forget how much there is to do lol! Anyway I came up with this idea for a card so I hope it's ok.

Back with more cards for 'The Flower Challenge' soon, today I am also wrapping loads of presents ( the grandchildren are making an unexpected visit so I daren't risk them peeking at them), re guilding a mirror and trying to reupholster a bedroom stool! I haven't tried either of the last two before either so wish me luck lol ;)

Oh and take a quick peek at my OH's little houses/bird table he made me recently in my previous post if you have a spare moment ;)

LIM, CAS, Triangles
White Linen card 
Silver card
Silver sparkly card
Concord & 9th sentiment
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Heart punch

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

More little houses etc.

Hi there friends, I am back with more things made by my talented OH again. I asked him to make me some little Winter houses last year to fit on my shelf in our lounge.

He made me a  few lovely little houses...(pics in an earlier post) ;) then I asked him to make me some beach huts to go with my Summer look. I like to change small things in there every season, like cushion covers, matching flowers and a large painting.

Yes I do sound a bit mad I know lol, but I have a few I can switch around now and I love how different it makes it all look. We have a dark wood like LVT floor (see earlier pics of new floor) a brown cognac coloured corner leather suite and cream curtains and rugs so it's easy to change the look with accessories.

Anyway now it's Autumn I asked him to make me some Autumn little houses. I have my Autumn cushions, flower arrangement and  Autumn large picture up now of course lol. He made me these sweet little houses and a church and they look so lovely. I have even added little lights inside them so they can be lit up at night 'squeals' ;)

So I am sharing some pics of them here, he also made a kind of manor house too. Our old bird table has seen better days so he made a new one, I love it. Although some annoying bird has since pecked out the little window panes in the middle of them now......I said maybe it was thinking of moving in and thought the window was the entrance lol.

I am sharing a pic of one of my lanterns too, I have added candles for now but dying to try a Christmas arrangement there soon. I am quite obsessed with these lanterns now lol and have a few around the house. My OH dreads seeing yet another I think, little does he know I have two more in my craft room waiting to be deployed he he shhh!

My new obsession may well be  Apothecary jars, I adore them and am trying to source some as we speak. I want some in my new kitchen and will fill them with seasonal things too he he shhh... don't tell!

Ok see below for more 'stuff'...and enjoy your day/week whatever you have planned ;)

 All lit up
 sorry pic not great....light issues... but you get the idea
......and please ignore the mess in the background as we were
 still sorting it all here after having the floor done ;)

Manor house

Bird Table
 Apothecary jars
  Not mine but you can see why I want need some ;)

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