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 keep it simple

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.


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.


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.