Saturday, 12 June 2021

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Challenge 546: Non-traditional colours. 12 June 2021


 A new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Non-traditional colours'

Do pop over and see the fabulous inspiration from my teamies!

If you enter you could win a prize... 

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize this week:

Funfair Helter skelter clear stamp
and Life is a Carnival paper pad

Just a simple card today!
I am following this sketch from


1. White rectangular card blank.
2. Layers of teal then pink paper from my stash..
4. The images are fussy cut from Lunagirl Pink Christmas 2.
5. Finally I added some pink pearls.

Hope you will join in with

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 11 June 2021

Index Card time!

These are today's makes for Oddball Art Co - Our Oddball theme for June 2021 is 


Yes, I know it's June but I am still using the


 - both images -

I have already used this set for a pair of ATCs - find the post here
 and the paper clip card - find the post here

But I am doing that ICAD thing - and I thought these images would be perfect on Index Cards.
So here we have two index cards - small pieces of art on cards, 5 inches by 3 inches.
(ATCs are just 3.5 by 2.5 inches.)

Notice Mister Spiky has turned up again!

These Index Cards are similar to my ATCs but I have used Gelli print backgrounds rather than papers from my stash, and coloured the images with markers rather than my shimmery watercolours.

Step ONE

Print the images and colour with markers.

Step TWO

Fussy cut the images using scissors and a craft knife.


Using my Gelli plate and acrylics make some pulls. Choose appropriate ones and cut to size. Adhere to the index cards.

The first one is acrylic paint with marks made with some home-made hot glue stamps. The second is acrylic paint with marks made with some commercial foam stamps.


Add the sunflowers to the backgrounds.


Add sentiments - printed, trimmed, distressed along the edges with black ink and with a couple of embellishments.

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Color Dare Challenge #448


 This is another make for the

Do pop over to the Color Dare Challenge and take a look at my teamies' makes!

This is today's colour scheme 

I have used Almond, Desert Rose and Sage in my card - plus black, white and gold.
Basically my card uses a background - a pull from my Gelli plate. I put blobs of white gesso on the plate with drips of appropriate alcohol inks on each. After brayering this about I did the pull.

  1. White card blank
  2. Layer of black card with a strips of gold washi and background put together about a third of the way across and from top to bottom.
  3. Two rectangles of background matted on gold.
  4. Sentiment stamped directly - a Stampin Up stamp.
  5. Gold butterfly sticker.
  6. I then decided it needed some doodling...

The strip of gold washi doesn't show up too well in the photos.

I have used a sketch from The Sketchy Challenges and I will link this card there.

Hope you will join the Color Dare Challenge...

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday 627


Wednesday again, so I am linking to the Stamping Ground.

First of all I would like to share my happy mail from 624... This is the lovely post that has arrived so far! Thanks again to Zsuzsa, Caro, Diana, Maureen, Lynne, Angela and Lisa Jane!

Actually I have received lots of happy mail this week - a crafty prize just now - and several packets from online shopping! It is just too easy to click this and click that, especially when in lockdown. Hopefully things will ease a little tomorrow. Our numbers are nothing like those in teh UK or other countries but the powers that be have definitely been cautious.

Here is my desk picture for WOYWW #627

The first time I linked up to WOYWW was week 576 on June 18th, 2020  - I think that means that next week I will have linked up every week for over a year!

Still in the utility room. I am in the middle of a workshop by Natalie May, making a canvas cover to go over my large Dylusions journal. The stencil on the top is from Art by Marlene - which arrived in the post yesterday...

I managed to get two Wanderlust weeks finished this week -
Week 22 with Shawn Petite

and Week 23 with Kate Crane

I also discovered ICAD but if you want to see more details of these makes please scroll down to the next post.

To finish a fantastic sky the other night:

And surprise birds on the bird table and through my craft room window today:

Happy WOYWW !!

ICAD 1-9


Another post for Effy's Blog Along

I have seen lots of mention of ICAD...
I wondered what it meant - and then I saw Index Card A Day during June and July.

Serendipitously, when I went to Office Works, I picked up these. I always look in the bargain boxes. When I saw these, I thought I can use them. But at the till, the person there couldn't find them on the machine - so she couldn't sell them to me - so she gave them to me...

You may remember I used them for my poems a couple of weeks ago...

Anyway I was still not sure what to do - but I thought I could make a piece of artwork on a small card 5 by 3 inches - and at least try for every day in June and July.

June 1st - A Gelli plate background using white gesso and alcohol ink producing muted colours. Then two circles cut from a Gelli pull using acrylics and a stencil (Tracy Scott). The sentiment is a Tim Holtz chipboard.

June 2nd - A Gelli plate background using acrylics. I just looked to see if an image revealed itself and did a bit of doodling.

June 3rd - This was just a clean off pull after using a Tim Holtz stencil on the Gelli plate. Then doodling with paint pens.

June 4th - We went for a walk and we saw this painting on a fence:

This is my version on an index card:

I am very fond of pelicans - we see a lot out the back here. 

The word is stamped using kids' foam letter stamps. I also made an ATC on a Gelli pull background.

June 5th - Another Gelli pull - just paint through a stencil and doodling. Another Tim Holtz chipboard.

June 6th - Acrylic paint daub. the word is a sticker.

 The watercolour flowers are some I had left on my desk after Wanderlust 23 pages with Kate Crane.

June 7th - Testing Dylusions shimmer paint in bubble gum pink directly onto the index card.

Think I also got a smear or two of blue. create is a Tim Holtz die - I used black card and a Gelli Pull to cut the mat and word.
I also added a bit of faux stitching around the edges.

(This one tends to curl up...)

June 8th - This is just a little sketch with HB pencil after watching Ida Anderson Lang tutorials.

June 9th - I spotted a freebie digi from Twistoon Gnome Sun, printed it several times on a Gelli pull (a muted colours one using white Gesso and alcohol inks) and added colour with markers. I then added some penwork with a  Micron pen and the word is a Stampin' Up stamp.

I also made a card and an ATC with this image:

Hoping that tomorrow will bring an easing of the lockdown restrictions...

Happy Crafting!