Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Fold Back Card






Thank you to everyone who has joined in the first three challenges , and welcome to the fourth Challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond this fortnight we would like to see a Fold Back Card.

I have made the simplest one here, first  fold back the left side of your card as shown below, 






now you can decorate the base card.





Ensuring you apply the adhesive to only the left side of your topper apply topper and add embellishments.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Go Green -Upcycle







Today's Challenge at Make My Monday was chosen by Pryia and the theme she has chosen is " Go Green-Upcycle". I  haven't made a card this time but have used an oak stave that would have ended up in the wood burning stove to make a holder for tealights.



We live in the North East of Scotland near the Whisky Trail where Distilleries abound, there are 7 working and 1 historic in a small area. Distilleries are supported by Cooperages, and there are 2 nearby,1 where barrels are repaired, and 1 who make them new as well as make repairs.

Below a stave which is no longer suitable for use



Sanded using hubby's orbital sander, the oak cleans up with a bit of care and sanding, I then marked the position I wanted to put the tea-lights and using a 40mm circle hole cutter, cut to the depth of the tea-light. Poor hubby was on tenterhooks the whole time, not sure whether he was worried about me or his tools though.





 Pop over to the Challenge Blog for some inspiration and see the fabulous makes there.


Challenges

https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/ltccb-22-may-anything-goes.html
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/cmc104-anything-but-card.html

HO HO HO




We've had glorious sunshine for the past few days, poor folks in Wales and the South East of England who have had lightening storms and flooding. A day spent in the garden (Sunday), managed to get quite a lot done, now need to rotovate an area and prepare it for planting at the end of summer. Surprise surprise another Christmas card.


Challenges


http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-challenge.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-anything-christmas.html
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/get-ready-for-christmas-may-edition_23.html
https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-rudolph-days-challenge.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-395-christmas.html
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-159-anything-goes.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-418-anything-goes-with.html
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/tie-holiday-ribbon-around-christmas-tree.html
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-371-circles.html
http://intaas.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/ch-34-nothing-square-or-oblong.html

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Beautiful Blooms




It's Jocelyn's  choice this week at CD Sunday and she has chosen the theme "Beautiful Blooms". This image is from Just Inklined The Next Big Thing

Head on over to the challenge and see the other DT cards then please join us, as long as you use an element from a CD and name the CD you used you will be eligible for a top 3 pick and a prize from Jocelyn I look forward to seeing your creations.


Remember the challenges are also posted  on Facebook as well



Challenges

http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-212-favourite-florals.html
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/favourite-flora-or-fauna-and-why.html difficult to choose, but flowers because of the abundance of colours and scent
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2018/05/poppies-for-memorial-day.html

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

One Sheet Wonder




Thank you to everyone who has joined in the first two challenges , and welcome to the third Challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond this fortnight  "One Sheet Wonder" we would like to see at least 2 cards made from a sheet of patterned 12 inch x 12 inch paper, there are lots of ideas on Pinterest which you can find here. You can use a double sided sheet or as I have done one side only. As I prefer mid to larger cards I made my own template, and managed to use every last piece of the sheet, the smallest areas being used to make the candles and hearts.




We would love you to join in, two cards are all you need to make, look forward to seeing you there.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Hint of Summer to Come






Today's Challenge at Make My Monday was chosen by Janet and the theme she would like to see is a " Hint of Summer to Come". I have used an image from Paper Boutique, Butterfly Garden, When I start to see butterflies in the garden I know summer is just round the corner.


 Pop over to the Challenge Blog for some inspiration and see the fabulous makes there.


Sunday, 13 May 2018

Well Earned Rest




A second Christmas card today, this time a Simply Print image from Lili of the Valley , layered onto a mat and the card, lovely and simple.

Challenges

http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-anything-christmas.html
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-challenge.html
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-41-optional-thememake-it.html
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-28-anything-christmas-goes.html
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-19.html
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/j-and-k-are-for.html keep it simple
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/chnc-challenge-385.html

Let it Snow




I printed off a few House Mouse images when I had the CD Rom out last week and this is another card for the Christmas Box.Tags from Lili of the Valley, papers from Tonic and stash.


Challenges

http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-anything-christmas.html
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-challenge.html
https://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/challenge-no-15-let-it-snow.html
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-41-optional-thememake-it.html
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-28-anything-christmas-goes.html
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-19.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/chnc-challenge-385.html

Glamorous Art Deco


It's Margaret's choice this week at CD Sunday and she has chosen the theme "Art Deco". This image is from Craft's U Print and the backing paper from Ooh-la-la Shawn Jenkins CD.

Head on over to the challenge and see the other DT cards then please join us, as long as you use an element from a CD and name the CD you used you will be eligible for a top 3 pick and a prize from Margaret I look forward to seeing your creations.

Remember the challenges are also posted  on Facebook as well

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Magical Woodland





This month at Crafty Calendar we are sponsored by All Dressed Up, and Wild Orchid Crafts and our theme is "Things with Wings" I have used the cute fairy Magical Woodland from All Dressed Up, colouring her with Promarkers.







Do drop in to be inspired the DT cards for this month, hope to see you there.


Challenges

http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-358-anything-goes-with-option.html

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Using a Craft CD






Welcome to our second Challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond, our challenge today is to use a Craft CD, I have several CD's which I turn to regularly, they offer a huge choice of images and papers. I have used Joanna Sheen's House Mouse CD 's in this post. The sentiments are from TLC

You can use the images in different ways, simply print off the page as it appears on the CD example below,or select a single image from the sheet, import it into your photo editing or graphics programme and use it from there, I often resize the images and add sentiments to them before I print them. I have shown a couple of examples of cards, some with backing papers and smaller images, others where the image is much larger.



 as page appears on Cd 




another example demonstrating the different looks you can achieve  










I hope you will join in with us , and look forward to seeing your cards.



Challenges


http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/week-465-all-about-pets.html
http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/hmfmc-265-anything-goes-or-lets-be.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/challenge-57.html
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/include-animal-challenge.html
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/qkr-stampede-challenge-293-anything-goes.html