Saturday, 8 February 2014

A weekend offering for challenges ...

Hello lovely peeps!
I hope your weekend has started well
Thank you for the lovely comments on my recent creations
You are very kind and I really do appreciate it! 
When I saw the themes at some of my favourite challenges I really wanted to play along.  I delved into my box of images and my folder of backgrounds and here is what I have to share today …
A C6 landscape card made from snippets 
I adore this die cut and the colouring technique 
Side view
A final view
I created a 12" square stencilled background when I won the Pan Pastels from Premium Craft Brands.  I have not been able to through away this very last snippet of that paper.   I'm hoping to make more PP backgrounds soon.  I have fallen in love with them and looking forward to playing with them a lot more soon. 
I hope you are all warm and dry, whether that be in this dreadful wind and rain in the UK or the serious snowfalls in the USA.  Keep safe everyone.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment
I really appreciate it Thank You
I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this weekend
ttfn Karen x

Crafting by Designs Challenge  February Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge  #256 For the Birds
Crafty Girls Challenge  #11 Anything Goes
My Craft Creations Challenge  Always Anything Goes 0203-0215
Premium Craft Brands/Pan Pastel Challenge  #5 AG with a stencil

Huge thanks to the Paper Playful DT for all their hard work
Clarity Stamps: Floribundance flower clear stamp
Sheena Douglass A5 Little Bit Sketchy Always Floral stamp set (flower)
Premium Craft Brands 12x12” Fantasy stencil
Pan Pastel Sofft Tools
Cuttlebug die cutter
Spellbinders Nestability Bird Die
Sponge Dabbers
Splodgeaway mat
Ranger Ink Blending tool and foam
Heat Gun
Pan Pastels: red and blue
Adirondack IP’s: Stonewashed; Denim; Tea Dye
Ranger Archival IP: Cobalt Blue
Versamark IP
WOW EP: WS01 Black Twinkle
Blue textured card to make A6
Snippets: cream card for bird; DIP Picked Raspberry coloured card for flower
Pastel paper #
Flower sequins #
Cosmic Shimmer glue
Foam pads 

# VOS: no idea when or where I purchased this item or if still available


rachel said...

lovely make Karen - you're so clever with your snippet busting - fabulous xx

Terry said...

Thankss for sharing your fabulous birdie with the Dt from Premium Craft Brands, love the bird and the colours you have worked with Hugs Terry xxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Karen that bird image is awesome he looks like he has that old porcelain effect, at least that is what I see in the picture, the paper and design is ACE.
lorraine x

Donna Ellis said...

Karen, you bird looks fabulous - I'm not able to stamp all the way to the edge like you did. Did you put so sort of foam under your bird die cut to give it a firmness for the stamp? It's really pretty. hugs, de

verybellemakes said...

Great bird image! Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Meighan Wheller said...

Fabulous die cut and I love the papers you have used to create your card Karen. Wonderful work. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Creations and we hope to see you again soon. All the best. Meighan DT