My turn to share this week at the Unstampabelles challenge here
#112: Seasons and Seasonal
with the TWIST: use handmade flower(s)
REMEMBER: No stamps!
At the moment it is the start of winter here in Melbourne, I am already looking forward to summer though. I do like roses and have several white iceberg standards in my garden however they are not in flower at the moment – they tend to look their best here in early November. Picture the Melbourne Cup at Flemington for those into horse racing. So roses are definately a seasonal flower.
A close up of the textured rose paper I made. I used the Stamplorations (Artplorations) stencil Old Rose Prints, textured paste, re-inkers and a touch of glitter.
I cut my piece down and added to co ordinating cardstock to one side of my card base. I used rolled roses with enamel centres and die cut leaves to complete my card.
I am linking my card upto the current Stencil challenge at Stamplorations here
Now while I had the texture paste, reinkers and glitter out I made a few other pieces!
I kind of got carried away! I would have made more too except I ran out of bench and floor space in my craftroom. Yep I started putting pieces on the floor to dry. I’m sure I have enough to last me for years now.
Thanks for stopping. Don’t forget to check out the Unstampabelles blog and enter the challenge.
Just popping in to share a few recent requested card makes for a friend.
The next couple of cards seem to be frequent repeats!
I did consider not sharing even though they are new makes they are layouts I have used many times before! Funny I don’t really like mass producing – made 10 of one card as an invitation once and that was a struggle! However going back to making a card that seemed to work doesn’t seem to be an issue! Especially if it is for a friend and I can show them a pic before I start.
Do you ever go back and make a card again?
Sadly we were in need of a sympathy card this week.
Once again I have gone for simple white die cuts with liquid pearl centres and a simple sentiment from Avery Elle – stamp and die cut.
I have an outrageously large pile of NBUS to play with before more new play things arrive 🙂 My dilema what to play with first!
In the meantime I plan to do a little reading – Bridgerton the Duke and I – while I continue knitting a Weir for myself.
Popping in to share my creation for the current challenge at Unstampabelles here
#111: ADVENTURES – TWIST use something three times The adventure can be one you are having or someone else has had or will be having…..it is up to you to interpret the theme! Repetition is the key – three buttons; one word – repeated there times;three different papers or ribbons or die cuts…..whatever is in threes. We have some excellent inspiration for you
Remember, you can do anything that is paper craft related BUT NO STAMPS!
So I’ve gone with the adventure of a hot air balloon ride.
And for the twist I’ve used 3 hot air balloons, 3 clouds and 3 stickers!
Die cuts from SU Up&Away thinlits, stamplorations cutplorations and uniquely creative. Stickers also from Stamplorations. I die cut the largest balloon in fun foam and popped the smallest balloon up with foam tabs to give some extra dimension.
I hope to see you join in the fun at Unstampabelles.
Back in Feburary I took part in the #seworderly challange on instagram run by @arabesquescissors and @mollyandmama. I was lucky enough to win a pattern pack from @arabesquescissors which included a very cute catherdrawal sachet pattern. I have never made a cathedral window pattern before so this was a first for me. I had fun making this little draw string bag.
Popping in today to share my make for the latest challenge at Unstampabelles here
Challenge #110: Animal Fun!
TWIST: Layer it Up!
Any animal you use – human or non-human – will fit this one
Just Remember please: NO STAMPS!
I’ve opted to make a punch art owl. Check out last weeks post to, owls seem to be a DT favourite!
I have had this punch art “recipe” in my ideas file for a long time, so long I have forgotten where I got it from – it is hand written on a cue card! If it is your idea thank you. Below are a few photos of the basic shapes I used. The small orange heart is used for the beak.
I popped my owl up on a stenciled background with some foam tabs for dimension along with a few die cut leaves.