Thursday, 18 August 2016

Viv in the spotlight


Today it's the turn of my team mate Viv to be in the spotlight following our current challenge to the DT to share either a technique that is new to them or one that they particularly enjoy using, so I will hand you over to her.................

"I received a card from a friend some time ago who had done the Faux Mother of Pearl technique so I thought I would give it a go. It was quite easy and overall I was pleased with how it turned out. It's simply done by using white acrylic paint, dragging across your base card then leaving to dry completely. By sponging or brushing Distress Inks over the dried acrylic paint you end up with lovely shimmery effects (which as with all things that shine are terrible to photograph to capture how it looks in real life!)


I used Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Shabby Shutters on the panel then stamped my image over it, adding teeny drops of Perfect Pearls onto the berries. I smudged the post mark stamp a little on the base card unintentionally and was going to do a new one but dear husband said 'postmarks are often smudged' so I left it alone!"

Many thanks for sharing Viv.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

August challenge - Anything Goes

Please note: our July winners post is right below this one.

Welcome to our August challenge where we are again keeping it simple as so many are busy with summer holiday activities................

********Anything Goes********

You can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges and use any make of stamp......but can I please remind you.........we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment quote as the focal element of your artwork


We are pleased to welcome back Foil Play as our sponsor, they specialises in rub on foils and ultra fine glitter, along with card toppers and 3D decoupage (die cut and traditional) and a great selection of greetings and embellishments too. New products are added often and the site offers an array of over 11,000 different paper craft products from classic and well known brands, including Kanban, Hunkydory, Dufex, Craftwork Cards, La Pashe, The Hobby House, Debbi Moore Designs and many more.

Foil Play has no minimum order and you can pick just the individual products that you want, without needing to buy a huge kit. There are plenty of crafty bargains, including big discounts for bulk packs of selected products. UK P and P is free when you spend over £10, orders are packed carefully and sent speedily by First Class mail. One lucky winner will receive a £35 voucher to spend at their on line store.

We are pleased to welcome Leeane as our Guest Designer this month, she has made a lovely card that really reflect the hot sunny weather we are enjoying.


The DT have been busy as always and have some super inspiration to set you on your way.................


Good luck to you all and have fun with this months challenge.


Saturday, 6 August 2016

July winners


Good evening all, I am literally just back from holiday so doing a really quick post with our July winners ahead of tomorrows new challenge.

It seems there were a few problems with the linky whilst I was away, at the moment I have absolutely no idea what went wrong and must say a big thank you to my teamies for doing their best to keep things running and find a way for you to still add your entries in the comment section.

So I am pleased to announce the winner who is...........................

A totally delightful floral creation

Huge congratulation Sue, please mail me with your full name and postal addy so I can send your prize.

And our top 3.................

A super inky background and colour combo

Such a pretty gift bag and stunning colouring

We had a tie for thied place............................



Well done to you all, please collect our Top 3 badge for your own blogs.

Our new August challenge will be posted in the morning.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Pretty inky backgrounds from Joan


Good monring, it time for our mid month inspiration post where the Design Team are currently sharing some techinuques that are either new to them or ones they particularly enjoy.

A little note about this months winner and Top 3, as I am currently away the winners post will be a little late but I will do it as soon as possible on my return, do keep an eye out for it.

This month it's the turn of Joan, so I will pass you over to her.....................

My turn for mid month and although I don't have a new technique I thought I revisit a technique I haven't used for a long time Here are the supplies needed


Take a piece of wax paper and emboss it through an embossing folder


Put the piece of embossed wax paper between two pieces of card stock, any type, I used one piece of glossy and one plain piece, now iron the stack and you will end up with two pieces of wax resist card stock.  The bit I like best is then colouring the card stock with ink pads or sprays and seeing the resist pattern pop out. Here's a couple of mine



And here's the stack I ended up with in no time at all

 Finally here's a few cards I made with some of them



Thank you so much Joan, a lovely display of pretty backgrounds and cards.

 
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