....Until our current 'Nature's Beauty' Challenge ends and I have no idea how Lucy is going to pick 5 'winners' from the entries so far - the standard is so very good!! Have a look at the 23 images as of now HERE
Malcolm and I are having a couple of days away very soon - we are taking the overnight ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam - and I'm getting very excited. It will be so nice to have a change of scene if only for a short while, and hopefully we will get lots of photos - tulips perhaps?!
Meanwhile this is a little piccie of myself and Monty Moodle on a walk through the woods the other day - the bluebells are almost fully in bloom (I love bluebells!!) It was very peaceful in there ....
Now back to the crafty handiwork..
I had better rattle through some more of the team's inspiration on the subject of Nature's Beauty before time runs out on me. Here we have another little butterfly beauty by Joanna
Features our butterfly die and floral branch die
- it is adorable Joanna!
And I have a pop up card of delicious delights by Daniele
Quite a lot of Crafty Individuals products featuring in here. The Winged Butterfly Lady
, and the Dragonfly Drawing
are amongst the stamped images. If you check out Daniele's blog she has more information on making it HERE
. Its beautiful Daniele - thank you!
have been playing very nicely with the bouncing bunnies from CI-372
Then Helen has made a glorious hanging with our Tiptoe through the Tulip stamp...
And my final showing for this evening is a creative and colourful card by Brenda
, who has also kindly given us the details in a step by step format as follows...
1. Place doily stencil on
tag and apply distress paints (festive berries, spun sugar, picket fence) using
blending foam and dry..
2. With tumbled
glass, spun sugar and milled lavender distress inks blend colours over the
whole piece and then mist with water and dry again.
3. Apply tumbled glass
through a latticework stencil using an ink blending tool.
4. Lay an alphabet stencil on the card and spray with a glimmer mist or re-inker mist
that you have made up yourself. (I used one I had already made up a while ago -
sorry don’t know the colour).
5. I then cut
the decorated piece to fit a C6 card and stamped the birdcage and
roses image (CI-320) centrally using black archival ink.
6. Stamp it once more on
plain white card and cut out the cage and bird, ink them both with distress
inks and edge with walnut stain.
7. Find a scrap of
patterned paper that fits the colouring of your design and die-cut ‘Victoria
8. I knew I wanted the
little bird and flourishes but it didn’t fit my corners as I wanted it to so I
cut both down to find the bits I could piece together to balance my design.
Then inked the pieces with walnut stain distress ink.
9. Distress and ink
the edges of your card and assemble the pieces together.
10. Embellish with whatever
else you may have in your supplies that would fit the design and the theme. I
used remnant rubs and chit-chat stickers.
After the riot of colour you have seen here tonight I hope you too feel inspired to join in our little Challenge.
p.s. Be one of the first to check out the very cool new MDF goodies on our site HERE
now (with more to come soon) - yum, totally yum!