Friday, 18 March 2016

Lots of textures from Pinky


Good morning everyone, time for our mid month post and a reminder about our Flower Power theme, we has seen some lovely entries so far but if you have not joined in yet or would like to enter again there is still plenty of time to be in with a chance winning the super prize from 'be Creative!'

Following on with our challenge to the Design Team where they are sharing either a favourite technique or one that is new to them, this month Pinky has stepped outside her comfort zone and has a super textural card to share with us. I will hand you over to her to tell you all about her creation......


I decided to challenge myself this month with some techniques I haven't tried before.

Using colouring pencils on kraft paper and using some gesso. A big accomplishment for me as this is NOT my style of card but I so admire all you ladies who can pull this off on a regular basis!!


The colouring on the kraft was pretty easy, it had a nice smooth base to work on and the solvent glided over it nicely. I made the flowers and leaves using the Tonic punch/stamp set and just put everything together, added some glitter and gesso, and hey presto!

My aunt was the recipient for this card and in her words 'I love it!'.. Good enough for me lol.

To create my card I used:

  • Stamps - summer flowers - geranium from Creative Expressions
  • Papers from Papermania rose garden
  • Kraft paper and pink card
  • Medium - coloured pencils, Sansodor solvent, glitter pen
  • Embellishments - doilies, lace
  • Punches - Tonic Cardenia punch and stamp set, Martha Stewart Heart punch, Marianne square die
Thank you so much Pinky, your card is a delight.



Sunday, 6 March 2016

March challenge - Flower Power


Welcome to out March challenge and with the promise of Spring it's the perfect opportunity to start thinking about blossoms and blooms with the theme...............

********Flower Power********

You can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges, use any make of stamp......but can I please remind you.........we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artworkIt so upsets us to see names come out in the draw who are not eligible for the prize because they have not read the rules. 

There is a fabulous prize on offer from........................


We are very pleased to welcome back 'be Creative!' as our sponsor this month. They have their own super range of design papers and coordinating embellishments plus so much more and you can browse their store here. News and new products are also on their Facebook where you will see some ideas for using the new products and you can also order from here.  They can also be seen regularly on Hochanda TV and have a Design Team blog here.
 Here is the Prize. Design papers, pearls and gems galore!


We are thrilled to welcome Oksana as our March Guest Designer, she has made this beautiful floral creation using some of the Tonic products which she won in our January challenge..............


And here is the super inspiration from the Design Team, as always such a varied collection of artwork showcasing the teams individual styles..............

Brenda


Using Vintage Collage paper pad and tags from Be Creative

Dora


Joan
Using Be Creative Papers

Lynne
Using Be Creative Summer Hues paper pad, alcohol markers and bottle caps

Sally
Using Be creative Pastel inspirations paper pad, bottle cap and Be Creative alcohol markers

Using Be Creative vintage collage paper pad, alcohol markers and glitter glue

Tracy

Viv

We looks forward to seeing all your lovely creations.


Friday, 4 March 2016

February winners


Good morning all you crafty Peeps, what a fabulous month it's been with so many wonderful creations, out thanks for all your entries and helping make it such a fun challenge.

The design Team have deliberated over their votes which was mega difficult with so much talent on display, but the votes have now all been counted and I can announce that the winner of the £35 store voucher from Visible Image is...................................

The beautiful Butterfly just floats off the dramatic background

Huge congratulations Carol, please mail me with your full name and postal addy so I can arrange for you to receive your voucher. And don't forget to collect our winners badge for your own blog.

And now for our Top 3, again as voted for by the Design Team.......................

A real classic, striking and elegant

Super stamping and inking

Fabulous combination of stamps

Well deserved recognition to you all, please collect our Top 4 badge.

And the randomly selected winner of the NEC Hobbycraft show is.....................


Please mail me with your postal addy from the link above Daniele so I can post out your tickets.

I will be back Sunday with a new challenge.


Wednesday, 2 March 2016

February challenge - Anything goes

Welcome to our February challenge where this month we have a nice and simple theme of........

********Anything Goes********

Usual rules apply, you can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges, use any make of stamp......but can I please remind you.........we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artworkIt so upsets us to see names come out in the draw who are not eligible for the prize because they have not read the rules. 



Visible Image  Here at Visible Image we design and manufacture exciting and ‘different’ gorgeously thick clear photopolymer stamps... Arty images, inspirational quotes, brilliant backgrounds and more! Perfect for cardmaking and mixed media projects. They are offering one lucky winner a fabulous £35 store voucher.

And we also have another pair of tickets to give away for the NEC Spring Hobbycraft show 17th - 20th March


We are pleased to welcome Jane as our Guest Designer this month with this super card............
And here is some inspiration for the Design Team, thank you all for your lovely artwork................

Brenda
Using Visible Image Create with your Soul sentiment


Dora


Eret

Joan
Using Visible Image butterfly and sentiment

Lynne
Using Visible Image Colours Of The Wind

Sally
Using Visible Image Play it loud and Jazz it up 





Happy crafting.

 
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