Saturday, 31 August 2013

52CCT - Pick a Previous

This time for the challenge at the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Sarah has 'Picked a Previous' and she's challenged us to pick a previous colour comb AND sketch.
I have chosen April 2012 colours
and January 2012 sketch

Here is my card (sorry the photo is not up to much as I had to photograph it under artificial light)


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps (from the new Autumn/Winter mini): Wonderful Wreath, Joyful Christmas
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Big Shot, Mosaic Embossing Folder
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -


Friday, 30 August 2013

Stampin' Up News

The seasons are changing again and it seems we are gently drifting towards Autumn. School begins again soon and we shall be kicking our way through mountains of fallen leaves before we know it. I do love Autumn though and it's even better because Stampin' Up have just launched their new Autumn/ Winter mini catalogue


There is a link in the left side bar click on it to take a look or e-mail me to arrange postage.

It's a great time too to buy the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and Bitty Butterfly punch: for a limited time you can buy both of them together as a bundle and save 15%



Click this picture at the top of the page for more details and then drop me an e-mail to place your order.

Isn't it funny how things come in threes? The third piece of news I have for you is the forth 'Best Of...' set


The Best of Christmas comes in clear mount only and costs £13.95 plus p+p click HERE for more details of this and all the other 'Best Of...' sets.

Thanks for reading xx

CC&S - The Double

The new challenge over on CAS - Cards & Sketches is well under way. It's the 5th Thursday too so that means colours and a sketch - take a look


Here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Kind and Cosy, Papillon Potpourri
Ink: Night of Navy
Card Stock: Whisper White
Paper: Marina Mist DSP
Accessories: Circle Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

I've had a little bit of good news about my dad - the cancer hasn't moved to his lungs but is a recurrence of his lymphoma which is in the glands around the lungs. It's still not good but better than was first thought, it still means more chemo though and that's never a good thing.
Thanks to everyone who has left messages and e-mails with your good wishes - it does mean a lot xx



Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Catching Up

I have taken a few days out, my poor dad is not good again and it looks like his cancer has moved to his lungs. He's having some scans and tests today and it's a very worrying time for us all. I do find it very difficult to craft when I'm worried and I've missed a couple of my DT posts - so sorry but today I do have a card.
The third challenge goes live today over in The Male Room and this time the theme is THE GREAT OUTDOORS.
Here is my card


I love this set - it was an impulse buy as I just fell in love with the moose but he is proving very useful for The Male Room challenges! Walk in the Wild also has two bird images - a pheasant and a grouse I think (it looks like the bird from the whiskey adverts anyway!) plus it has a sentiment so an all round useful set!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Walk in the Wild 
Ink: Soft Sky, Always Artichoke,Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Modern Label Punch
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Sketch Time

It's Thursday and that means a new sketch challenge over on CAS - Colours and Sketches - take a look


And here is my card - I'm really pleased with this!


This is such a lovely sketch - thanks Kylie - so I limited my colour palette to just a grey, blue and white (I did use a little black too to stamp my butterflies).

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Best of Butterflies, Papillon Potpourri
Ink: Black Stazon, Soft Sky
Card Stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Paper Eastern Elegance DSP
Accessories: Bitty Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -



Monday, 19 August 2013

Child's Play

Good morning everyone - it's time for a new challenge over on Make My Monday and this week Laura has chosen the theme of 'Child's Play' for our challenge - this could be a child's birthday or new baby card.
Here's my card


I love this stamp set and I'm using it for the first time today as it's perfect for a child's birthday card don't you think?

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Bug Me, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

Saturday, 17 August 2013

52CCT

Crumbs - is it Saturday already? Must be time for another challenge over on 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown then!
This week the theme is -


Here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Bells & Boughs, Special Season (available Sept 2013)
Ink: Markers - Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron
Card Stock: Whisper White
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

Friday, 16 August 2013

One of those days

Yep - yesterday was just that. I had intended getting up and posting my DT card for the challenge over on the CAS - Colours & Sketches blog but one thing after another happened and I collapsed into bed late last night realising that I never did get around to it!

The challenge however is a colour theme - take a look


and here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: The Open Sea, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Bashful Blue
Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories: Dimensionals, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Circle Punch
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Challenge #2 in The Male Room

Well I can safely say that the first challenge over in The Male Room was a huge success as we had over 100 entries! Challenge no.2 starts today and we have the theme of REFLECTIONS, Now this could be reflections on water, mirror images or if you are a scrap booker or make memory books perhaps a page looking back reflecting a memory - the choice is yours please just make sure it's male.

Here is my card

                                

This is the card I made recently for my Son's 20th birthday (I can't believe I have 2 children now in their 20's!). For this card I didn't use my brayer - although you could - I used my sponges to lightly dab the dark ink on to the card stock. The Midnight Muse ink is very dark but using a sponge meant that it could be lightly applied and built up gently to give the effect I was after. My moon was created from a punched post it note  - I made 2 actually so that the reflection was created, oh - and I did use my brayer to create the reflection of the ship. It's really easy - once you have created the background, ink up your stamp and then very carefully roll your brayer over the top. Make sure you have your card in the correct position and then roll your image from the brayer on to your scene - it's then the exact mirror image - simples. (I will do a tutorial if enough people want it).

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: he Open Sea, Serene Silhouettes
Ink: Midnight Muse, Black Stazon
Card Stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Sponges, Brayer
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

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Monday, 12 August 2013

3D Flower

Good morning all - it's time for another challenge over at Make My Monday. Rosie is our Hostess this week at she would like to see some dimension in our projects - here's mine


I've been playing with my clay again this time adding some Strawberry Slush re-inker to colour it. I also coloured a flat backed gem with a black marker for the centre.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies
Ink: Basic Gray. Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush, Old Olive, Basic Black - all markers
Card Stock: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot, Chalk Talk, Little Leaves, Adorning Accents, Clay, Seam Binding Ribbon
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Red and Gold

It's time for a new challenge over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and this week it's a colour challenge

You are allowed to use BLACK and WHITE (or off-white) in addition to the red and gold. No green! :) Please have fun with this one!


For my metallic gold I chose to go with gold embossing powder and went very minimalist making my sentiment the main focal point - take a look


I found some gorgeous ribbon my my stash drawer which was a perfect match for the Cherry Cobbler card stock I'd used so I used it to wrap around my card and add a large bow.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Delightful Dozen, Summer Silhouettes
Ink: Versamark
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot, Apothecary Accents, Gold Embossing Powder
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Video

This is a video someone shared on Facebook and I would like to dedicate it to my craft club ladies - and all you other craftaholics out there!



CC&S - Sketch

The beautiful Kylie has taken over the month of August at CAS - Colours & Sketches and this week she has a lovely sketch for us to follow - take a look


I love the simplicity of this sketch and don't forget that if you take part you can rotate it, flip it and even change the shapes - just as long as we can recognise the sketch in you finished card.
Here's mine


Materials
Stamps: Kind and Cozy
Ink: Midnight Muse, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Card Stock: Whisper White
Paper: Gingham Garden DSP
Accessories: Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Make My Monday

Things have been a bit quiet here blogging wise as I had to dash away this weekend to my parents. It's always a mad scramble too to catch up with everything going on when I return!
My card for this week's Make My Monday challenge didn't get posted so I will show you now along with the card I also made for the Midweek Motivation.
The challenge is Silhouettes - take a look



Both cards have been inspired by the fabulously talented Michelle Zindorf and use a variety of Stampin' Up products

Card 1
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes
Ink: Midnight Muse, Soft Sky, Summer Starfruit
Card Stock: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit
Paper: In Colour DSP stack 2013/15
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents, Mosaic Madness EF, Brayer, Basic Rhinestones

Card 2
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Everything Eleanor
Ink: Black Stazon, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar
Card Stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border, Modern Label, Basic Gray Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Brayer
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Thanks for looking - see you soon