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Sunday 30 April 2023

May is pretty, May is mild

 



   
Have you found the new home of the Outlawz Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge yet?

I do hope you will go and check it out! 

Our Song/Rhyme this fortnight is from Jane

May Is Pretty, May Is Mild
by Annette Wynne

May is pretty, May is mild,
Dances like a happy child;
Sing out, robin; spring out, flowers;
April went with all her showers,
And the world is green again;
Come out, children, to the glen,
To the meadows, to the wood,
For the earth is clean and good,
And the sky is clear and blue,
And bright May is calling you!

May is pretty, May is mild,
Dances like a happy child,
On a blessed holiday,
Come out, children, join the play!



PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IF YOU DO NOT TELL US WHAT INSPIRED YOU, YOUR CARD/PROJECT WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PRIZE DRAW!

Remember the card I made for the last challenge?


I was on the same theme when I made three of the ATCs in this set:


For the other two I used LeighSB Designs Svgs.
My inspiration came from May flowers coming from April Showers.

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Thanks for playing along!


Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 26 April 2023

WOYWW #725

              WOYWW        

I have just returned from my holiday in Egypt so am only just getting back into my craftroom but as it is Wednesday I am linking to the Stamping Ground!

Follow the link to find out more about What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday and maybe join in... This is my post for WOYWW #725

SO here's my desk!


I was inspired to make an Egyptian journal page (scroll down to the next post to see more info.)

Apart from that not much crafting has been going on - although I did have a go at carving alabaster


And of course I have some marvellous photos



If you are my friend on Facebook you will have seen many of these!

Even of the towel embellishments in the cruise boat room each night!


By the way I am happy to exchange ATCs with any of you - please let me know - remembering that I am in Australia...

Wishing you a happy week...

Happy  WOYWW!

Tuesday 25 April 2023

Creative Warriors Inspiration Team - Term 2 Post #18

    This is my next inspiration for the Creative Warriors Inspiration Team 2022 - Term 2! 

with Michelle Grant Designs

You will see our inspirational creations on the Facebook Group


I have just come back from a fortnight's holiday in Egypt so my journal page today has been inspired by that!


I have combined the face from Charmed


with a patten from  Pattern 3


and cat heads from Cindy Porter's Paper Dolls Animal heads



The page started with acrylics in yellow and blue stencilled with a hieroglyphics - a stencil I recently bought from Stencil girl. 
I added the cats (deified by the ancient Egyptions) on strips of stencilled paper and the pyramids - just shapes of yellow textured cardstock with the slanting wall emphasised with the patterned paper.


I then added the face printed on white card, drawing the shape of the Tutenkhamun mask around it. I painted this with gold shimmery water colour and added further colour with markers. Each item was distressed around the edges with black soot distress ink.



Happy Crafting!


Wednesday 19 April 2023

Addicted to Stamps and More - Any Occasion #444

 



The above is my Any Occasion project...for Challenge #444 at Addicted to Stamps and More


I have used a pale green card blank matted with a piece of patterned paper from my Francheville Warlukurlangu Artists 6 by 6 paper pad.
I then die cut the pieces from a piece of old thesaurus paper - Tim Holtz Umbrella Man and Tonic Studios Smile.


  Happy Crafting!


Sunday 16 April 2023

I see rain clouds - Outlawz Songs and Rhymes Challenge

 


   
Have you found the new home of the Outlawz Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge yet?

I do hope you will go and check it out! 

Our Song/Rhyme this fortnight is from Theresa



PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IF YOU DO NOT TELL US WHAT INSPIRED YOU, YOUR CARD/PROJECT WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PRIZE DRAW!

Inspired by: I see rain clouds...flowers too

A simple card today...

I started with a yellow card base and then my embossed card (Apple Blossom folder). I added brush pens and lost shadow Distress Ink plus black soot around the edges.
I the added the sentiment (LeighSB Designs) and the die cut - not sure of the brand.



If you haven't already, please join our 
to stay up with all the challenges.

Thanks for playing along!


Happy Crafting!

Saturday 15 April 2023

Outlawz No Stamp Challenge

   This is my next post for the Outlawz new

 No Stamp Challenge 

which will start on the 15th of each month. Find more details here

Our challenge theme this month is Easter/Faith

This is my card:


I started with a turquoise card blank matted with a paper from my stash.


I then added various die cuts - dies from Apple Blossom and Tonic Studios in another paper from my stash.

Thanks for playing along and we can't wait to see what you create!


Happy Crafting!



Friday 14 April 2023

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #544

 


This picture shows my 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 tried to use colours similar to Peach, Harbour and Rosemary using Distress Oxides. Spritzing them with water made the blue much bluer. However the Happy diecut (Tonic Studios) is more representative of the colour.
 

I started with a bronze card blank. The stamp is from Bee Crafty . I also added some penwork.

Hope you will join the Color Dare Challenge...



Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 12 April 2023

Creative Warriors Inspiration Team - Term 2 Post #17

 


    This is my next inspiration for the Creative Warriors Inspiration Team 2022 - Term 2! 

with Michelle Grant Designs

You will see our inspirational creations on the Facebook Group

I have combined Charmed


with a paper from Believe



The page started with Distress Oxides in a sort of rainbow. 
I then added the image printed on tissue and fussy cut shapes from different prints to add more colour.
Finally I added paint pens, Stabilo All and  shimmery water colour.










Happy Crafting!