Sunday, 29 May 2016

Last Minute Crafting


Hello my lovelies!  Today is the last chance I will have to get any crafting done for just over three weeks!  I should be getting things organised to pack now, but . . . what the heck?  We don't actually go until early Tuesday morning, but I still have loads of things to do before we go, so tomorrow is going to be out and as Sunday is my 'Funday', it had to be done!  I might manage to get some blog visits in tomorrow, but I can't promise.  I do have a few posts scheduled, so you will see some in June from me!

Right, onward.  I will list my supplies below the pictures.  Here they are.





Supplies used:

Dutch Doobadoo 'Grunge' stencil
Lawn Fawn 'Just For You Labels'
Hero Arts 'Color Layering: Flowers For You'
Altenew 'Crisp Inks'
Lenor 'Unstoppables' (smelly balls . . . you know, don't you)

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know!


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Do You Have A "Go To Cardmaking Formula?"


Hello all you lovely people!  How are you doing today?  Good, I hope!  A couple of days ago, I was watching a video by one of my favourite CAS card artists, Yana Smakula about her "go to formula" for her CAS cards.  This got me thinking about today's card.  It was so easy and quick to make.  I'll explain.

I always have a stash of  'practice' background pieces that have been, smooshed, sprayed, inked or other techniques used on them and after they have dried I usually put them in my drawer.  I also, usually have cover plate panels, whereby, I get a new cover plate, cut a panel to 'test' it and then that goes into the drawer too . . . you are getting the picture now, aren't you, I can tell.

Well, today I pulled out some of those pieces and put them together in a card . . . it was so QACAS!!  So, I think that this might just become my "go to formula", as I rather liked the way this one turned out.  Here are the rest of the pictures.





So, tell me ladies, what would be your "go to formula" for a successful card?

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know!


Sunday, 22 May 2016

No Internet Connection, Hence, Four Stash Cards


Hello crafty buddies!  As some of you will know, today I was without internet all day until around 17:15, or thereabouts, so, of course, there was only one thing for it . . . hole up in my craft room!  Some more cards that I needed for my 'stash' was masculine birthday cards (I am not very inventive when it comes to masculine cards, especially for the men in my family, as they are not particularly into the usual kind of sports)  therefore, I never really know what to do for them.

Well, I had been playing with some alcohol inks on glossy photo paper and I had two panels in different colours.  I have had these inks for years and only recently dug them out again.  So, I used these panels to make some masculine cards with.

Be warned, my lovelies, this is definitely a picture heavy post, so grab a cuppa and pull up a comfy chair, or, if you are in a hurry, forget it until another day ;)  Here goes.

Card #1 - Half of one inked panel




 

Card #2 - Half of the inked panel above




Card #3 - With half of the second panel




Card #4 - The other half of the panel above





Two of the cards together

Finally (thank goodness I hear you say) . . . the insides decorated with the 'left-overs' from the outside panels


  
I have tried to get around to as many of you as I could today once my internet was back up, but if I have missed any of you, I will be trying to catch up tomorrow!

So, what have you all been up to while my back has been turned?  All good stuff I hope!

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know!