Thursday, 16 August 2018

Using up 8x8 papers

I've had this HOTP 8x8 pad with die cuts for years.
I decided to use it up as I had already finished my Counterfeit kit and I'm going overseas on Monday.

I managed to make 5 cards and still have a couple more sheets of the red check.
Here they are!


The challenge at Unstampabelles is to emboss plus make a card for a male.

I've used plain vellum and put it through the cuttlebug to emboss it.
The sentiment is one of those strips you cut off the bottom of scrapbooking paper.
I added a blue star rhinestone as a finishing touch.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Feeling sketchy

Here is the sketch at Feeling sketchy #199

I have an 8x8 pad from hot off the press named home grown, so I have used it to make this card.
It just says best wishes so it could be for birthday or get well etc.

Monday, 13 August 2018

613 creates & addicted to CAS

At 613 creates they have an anything goes challenge with a twist of magical or fantasy.

I have used 3 FWAB toadstools and the word wish on my card to add a fantasy theme and the green background has been dry embossed.

I can see a fairy under those toadstools, can you? Ha ha.

At Addicted to CAS they want a masculine card.
I've made a PA card for Fathers Day, keeping it simple and clean


Sunday, 12 August 2018

Last page for this month.

I had the orange paisley paper from MME left in this month's kit.  It worried me because it was so busy.
Then I found a sketch on facebook that meant I could partly cover it up plus use up some scraps.

I had to start a new pack of alphas, you can imagine why!
I managed to get the souveneir ticket on this layout plus a few embellishments.
The orange border strip went well here too.
Here's the sketch I used.

Challenge #1 Put it on an angle.

Our first challenge at Counterfeit kits is to put it on an angle.

I started with a wood look paper from Bella.
Next I layered a strip of gold stripes with some 8x8 paper I had in my kit.
I adhered my 2 photos then added a border strip below the photos.
One of the reasons I did it this way was to use the chipboard letters that I found.
They matched well to the background and the spotted pattern on the orange paper.
The big title is the feature(other than the photos.)

Did you notice my cluster on the right hand side?
They surround my journaling.

The cork V shaped border trim was a short piece I had left but it was perfect on this.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Let's get sketchy

Here's the sketch at Let's get sketchy.
Great I thought because I get to use up strips of paper that I keep for cards,layouts etc.
This used up all the oranges, golds, and cream tones.

These are articles from famous musicians, Roy Orbison's guitar, ELVIS's suit and John Lennon's piano that he wrote Imagine on.

It even included a quote which fits my theme. "I will be by your side in high tide and low tide".
I'd like to think those dead musicians are watching over me.
Challenge #2 at Counterfeit Kit Challenge is to use Mixed alphas as strangely enough I ran out of M.
All papers on here are from this month's kit.