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Thursday, 31 August 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 243

Today I am up to Day 243 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

When I bought the Woodware Egypt stamp set, I also saw a Christmas Greenery set.
I bought this one too and here is my first ATC using this set.



I started with a scrap of green card. The stamp and 'Tree' were stamped on a 'smooshed' Distress Ink background. Each layer was cut out with a Tonic ATC Collection die. I added some red Zig real brush colour to the image and fineliner to highlight the card shape.


Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 242

Today I am up to Day 242 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

As my husband has been working in Egypt for the best part of the last year, when I saw the Woodware Egypt stamp set, I just had to have it...

This is my fifth ATC using stamps from this set...


I started with a scrap of green then blue card. The stamps were stamped on a Distress Oxide background. Each layer was cut out with a Tonic ATC Collection die. I added some Zig real brush colour to the images, then glossy accents.



This picture shows my set of 5 Egypt ATCs:




Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 241

Today I am up to Day 241 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

As my husband has been working in Egypt for the best part of the last year, when I saw the Woodware Egypt stamp set, I just had to have it...

This is my fourth ATC using stamps from this set...



I started with a scrap of green card. The stamps were stamped on a Distress Oxide background. Each layer was cut out with a Tonic ATC Collection die. I added some Zig real brush colour to the images, then glossy accents.



I added sequins to give the impression of a pyramid.






Happy Crafting!


Monday, 28 August 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 240

Today I am up to Day 240 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

As my husband has been working in Egypt for the best part of the last year, when I saw the Woodware Egypt stamp set, I just had to have it...

This is my third ATC using stamps from this set...



I started with a scrap of green card and then yellow. The stamp was stamped on a Distress Oxide background which had had a dampened stencil applied to it. Each layer was cut out with a Tonic ATC Collection die. I added some Zig real brush yellow colour to the image then glossy accents.



I then added the ceramic scarab (my husband brought me a packet of these back from Cairo) with a length of twine threaded through it. 






Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 27 August 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 239

Today I am up to Day 239 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

As my husband has been working in Egypt for the best part of the last year, when I saw the Woodware Egypt stamp set, I just had to have it...

This is my second ATC using stamps from this set...



I started with a scrap of green card and then added the two stamped item. The two stamps were stamped on a Distress Oxide background which had had a dampened stencil applied to it. Each layer was cut out with a Tonic ATC Collection die.
I then added the ceramic scarab (my husband brought me a packet of these back from Cairo) with a length of twine threaded through it. 










Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 26 August 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 238


Today I am up to Day 238 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

As my husband has been working in Egypt for the best part of the last year when I saw the Woodware Egypt stamp set, I just had to have it...

This is my first ATC using stamps from this set...



I started with a scrap of blue card and then added the two stamped items. The two stamps were stamped on a Distress Oxide background which had had a dampened stencil applied to it. I cut each image out - with a Tonic ATC Collection die and a punch. I added a blue distress oxide ink to the edges. To the pharaoh I added extra colour using Promarkers. 








Happy Crafting!


Friday, 25 August 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 237

Today I am up to Day 237 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Another swap - this time for ATC Swap UK on facebook.


This month the theme is 'Pub Names'  - I got a bit carried away and made a sixth - now I have to decide which 5 to swap!

Today I went for 'The Flower Pot'.




I started with green card and a scrap of smooshed Distress Ink background as the first two layers, both cut with Tonic ATC dies.
The background was mentioned in the Happy Little Stampers Video that I posted on Tuesday. On this layer I stamped the flowers - the stamp I also used in the Video.
I punched a shape for a flower pot from a scrap of Distress ink background.
 I printed the name on the computer, trimmed it, and used a fineliner to add faux stitching.








Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 24 August 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 236

Today I am up to Day 236 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Another swap - this time for ATC Swap UK on facebook.

This month the theme is 'Pub Names' and this is the fifth of my 5 ATCs.

Today I went for 'The Royal Oak'.



I started with blue card and a scrap of smooshed Distress Ink background as the first two layers, both cut with Tonic ATC dies.
The background was mentioned in the Happy Little Stampers Video that I posted on Tuesday. On this layer I stamped oak leaves and a tree in brown and black ink - the stamps are from Stampin Up's Lovely as a Tree set.
 I printed the name on the computer, trimmed it, and used a fineliner to add faux stitching.










Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 235

Today I am up to Day 235 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Another swap - this time for ATC Swap UK on facebook.

This month the theme is 'Pub Names' and this is the fourth of my 5 ATCs.

Today I went for 'The Duke of York'.



I started with blue and beige cards as the first two layers, both cut with Tonic ATC dies.
 I then added the Tattered Lace die cuts.
 I printed the name on the computer, trimmed it, and used a fineliner to add faux stitching.









Happy Crafting!

Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes - Challenge #256


Here's my card for the Anything Goes Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More



I have had to make several sympathy cards recently - this is just one.
I used a cream card base with an arched window aperture.
Behind this aperture I placed some gelli plate background.
I added a pale blue banner at the bottom stamped with 'Thinking of You'
 and with a paper bow.



Here are two more cards made to a similar design:






Hope you will enter the Challenge!




Happy Crafting!




Digitally Made - there's still time...


There is still time to enter the August Digitally Made challenge...

Digitally Made is a 100% digital crafts challenge blog and this month's theme is 'Pets/Animals'!

You may remember my contribution at the beginning of the month - a digital layout using photos taken at Twycross Zoo
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I decided to continue with my camel theme, this time using photos from when we lived in Abu Dhabi in 2006.



I have used frames, pages and tag from Dragons Lair Designs and Serif Craft Artist 2 to combine it altogether, together with the text.

Finally I added the white camels - pngs from Vera Lane's Hump Day


Hump Day - quirky camel digi stamp with sentiments





Hope you will take part in this, the fourth Monthly Challenge in Digitally Made!



Happy Crafting!