Thursday, 25 August 2011

Medieval Knights

Are you ready for a bit of medieval, masculine madness? Here's the olde recipe: Add a sprinkling of knights in shining armour, a splash of blood spattering, dollop in a wax seal, blend a fleur-de-lis, mix with a wonderful colour combination, bake in papers that you create yourself and this is what you end up with! I actually love this set of masculine cards!

These are the Colour Create DT items that I've created for today's challenge. Our fab Kerry picked the amazing combination of RED, KRAFT and WHITE/CREAM with an optional extra of CREATE YOUR OWN PAPERS.

I'm entering these into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Masculine Cards
Cards For Men - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Red or Ribbon or Roses
Sparkles Forum Challenge - One For The Boys
Lollipop Crafts - Make it masculine
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes

Card 1: Sizzix Bigz Fleur-de-lis die. Waltzing Mouse text stamp (on the fleur-de-lis).Kraft paper embossed with forever friends black and gold embossing folder. Red backing paper created by stamping and clear embossing various birthday sentiments at right angles. White embroidery thread. Fleur-de-lis wax seal and brass coloured brads finish the card off.

Card 2: Background: Waltzing Mouse text stamp in brown ink, a Crackle Background stamp embossed in white detail embossing powder and 'blood splatters' added by a paper artsy splatter stamp.
Main Image from Tanda Stamps medieval set - embossed in red. Brads and red ribbon from stash

Card 3. Red Background: Watermelon, Cranberry and Gold Alcohol inks. Over stamped with a small Fleur-de-lis stamp embossed in detail white.
Kraft Background: stamped with Waltzing Mouse text stamp
Main Image: Tanda Stamps
Ribbon, Embroidery Floss and Wax seal.

Hope you can join us for the challenge over at Colour Create; the design team have made some stunning creations this time.

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Catching Up!

It's time to do a catch-up! My goodness, there have been no posts on here for over a month, so it's definitely time to correct that situation and add a couple of the items that have been made in the interim. There are some health reasons for the interruption in service but the details of that are not important; the important thing is that things should start improving from now onwards.

Anyway, let's start with a couple of Colour Create items. This first one is for the current challenge which has been set by Liz and has the amazing colour combination of Blue, Green, White, Brown and Red with the optional extra of Texture. What a fab combination that is!

This card was made for my daughter's birthday (on Friday 12th Aug) so as she has now received it, it is safe for me to post the image on here. She's nuts about Audrey Hepburn so I'm always on the look-out for Audrey stamps.

Next up is the little recipe holder that I made for the previous challenge. That one had the theme of Pink, Green and White with the optional extra of Cooking.

I couldn't find any 'cooking' stamps so I interpreted the theme with the recipe holder and then thought it'd be good to have one of these specifically for French cuisine. Hence the Eiffel Tower and the 'Bon Appetit' stamps

Inside there are little pockets for slipping the recipes into, and the whole thing wraps up small enough so that it can be stored. The template for this recipe holder is free from Papertrey Ink and you can access it by clicking HERE.

I need to say a quick Thank-you to Di who is stepping down from the Colour Create design team so that she can create a challenge for her own line of digi stamps. Good Luck Di and thank you so much for the inspiration and wonderful things you created for Colour Create.

Sharon xx