lördag 11 juli 2020

🍭Allsorts - I spy something beginning with B 🔠

This week it's Brenda's turn to host the challenge and she chose I spy something beginning with B. She has had that theme before and I always enjoy it. This time I came up with: B for Butterflies, Bloom, Brown, Button and Bow.

I made an envelope card using white cardstock as a base. With a patterned stencil and by distressing the edges I got the old look I was going for. The die cut butterflies are coated with a pearl medium, so are the hand made foamiran flowers. I only buy white foamiran and colour the flowers with distress ink to get the nuance I want. And the medium, iridescent medium from Winsor&Newton, is my go to thing for making things sparkly. It's easy to add to colours or mix with water and the bottle lasts forever.
Our sponsor this week is Chocolate Baroque with this wonderful limited edition stamp:
Butterfly Tree single unmounted rubber stamp - Chocolate Baroque

lördag 4 juli 2020

🍭Allsorts - Summertime 🌞🕶️⛱️

It is once again my turn to introduce this week's challenge at Allsorts. And since we're entering the month of July I thought it suitable to set the theme to Summertime 🌞🕶️⛱️. 
I made a gift tag with die cut flowers, cat tails and butterflies. It's a bit different to have the flowers fairly flat cause usually when I use the daisy die from Sizzix I put at least two flowers together and curl the petals a lot but this worked fairly well also 🌼. Looking at the photo I regret not using a more brown cardstock for the cat tails to make them pop but they're securely glued on so it can't be remedied 😇

For a lucky winner we have a gorgeous stamp from our sponsor this week:

                        Lady in Hat cling mounted rubber stamp - Chocolate Baroque                  
Chocolate Baroque is a small independent art and craft company, based in the historic market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham in the North-East of England and is owned and run by Lesley and David Wharton. 

Lesley will be sharing a new and very exciting collection of stamps on Hochanda TV on Tuesday 7th July at 10am and 3pm, these are something really different and you won't want to miss out.

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from Sue's hand drawn originals, complemented by old original drawings and typography from Lesley.  The rubber stamps are made in house, by David, to our very exacting quality standards. And nothing gets past his eagle eye!

lördag 27 juni 2020

Allsorts - So cute

This week at Allsorts the theme is So cute, an easy one :) I used this old Magnolia image, coloured with Distress ink Broken China and Pumice Stone and I put some Diamond Stickles on the wings to make them shine a bit extra. A bunch of flowers and nothing extra since I love the colour of the background paper and wanted it to show. The center of the daisy is bright orange in original but that was not what I was going for so I painted it with white acrylic. 


And our sponsor this week:
Chocolate Baroque is a small independent art and craft company, based in the historic market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham in the North-East of England and is owned and run by Lesley and David Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from Sue's hand drawn originals, complemented by old original drawings and typography from Lesley.  The rubber stamps are made in house, by David, to our very exacting quality standards. And nothing gets past his eagle eye!

                                                 Swirl Centre Flowerhead cling mounted rubber stamp
                                                 Chocolate Baroque Swirl Flower




lördag 20 juni 2020

🍭Allsorts - Pets🐶🐱

This week at Allsorts Ellie chose the theme 🐹 Pets 🐰, so let's see those projects featuring our furry friends. I chose the adorable dog Patch from Lili of the Valley, coloured with distress ink Frayed Burlap and placed it on a die cut background that I coloured with a mix of Distress ink Tumbled Glass and Perfect Pearls. The colours went well with the vintage note paper and the turqouise bow. The die cut notes are glossed to get some extra texture. 


Today is my grandson's third birthday so celebrations are in order. And four days later it's his little brother's first birthday. Bad planning from the parents I would say ;)

lördag 13 juni 2020

Allsorts - embossing

This week at Allsorts Kath set the theme to Embossing, wet or dry. 
So I made a white card with white butterflies 🦋, and embossed some swirls in the corners. The butterflies are from Ebay, the swirl stamp is a favourite from Stempelglede. The jury is still out on the golden pearl-dot on the butterflies 🤔 but it's dry now so it can't be helped :) 

Postal service is still sparse in the UK so no prize to be shipped this week.

lördag 6 juni 2020

🍭Allsorts - summer sunshine 🌞

Morning, this week Wendy set the theme on Allsorts to summer sunshine, main colour yellow 🟡. 

I made a card (that looks more orange than yellow so you'll have to take my word for it when I blame the light in the photo) using some fresh flower paper, made a double belly band with punched edges and a big ribbon bow. A nice card for an early summer event such as a graduation 😉

lördag 30 maj 2020

Allsorts - 🧚🏻‍♂️ magical words 🧞‍♀️

This week at Allsorts it's time to be inspired by 🧝🏻‍♀️🧙🏻‍♀️ Magical words 🧚🏻‍♂️🧞‍♀️.
So I made a card and matching tag using some fairy clear stamps picked up on E-bay. Lightly coloured and glossed as focal point, didn't think it needed more decoration. They are really adorable.



lördag 23 maj 2020

Allsorts - Gingham, stripes and dots

Time for a new challenge at Allsorts and due to the current covid 19-situation we still can't send out any prizes so we are saving those for later, we do hope you understand and feel like joining in our challenge anyway. 
This week the theme is gingham, stripes and/or dots. I made a gift bag with dotted design paper as background. Cut out the name Eddie on my Silhouette Cameo and added some flowers, lace and a bow. It was supposed to be for my younger grandson's christening but it had to be postponed due to the Corona-situation, we'll see when that ceremony can take place (I'm a bit worried for the dress, a family heirloom worn for generations and he's growing every day...) 
But that's how the world is right now and christened or not, he'll be fine :)