Friday, 30 December 2016

Clarity Challenge December 2016 - Carol Singing and Christmas Joy







I used my favourite Carol for this one, just some basic stamping with a little gelly roll glitter pen on elf and Santa's sleigh, although it doesn't show up in photos!


Monday, 28 November 2016

November Clarity Stamp Challenge - A blast from the past

Clarity Stamp Challenge - A blast from the past


This is one I was going to enter earlier in the year and didn't get it posted in time so I thought I'd use it for this one as it really is a blast from earlier this year !


Saturday, 29 October 2016

Clarity Stamp October Calendar Challenge

Clarity Stamp October Calendar Challenge


I'm really pleased with how this has turned out even though I didn't have the right trees, I used the bare trees and the mantles.  First time I've made up my own ink pad too.  When it came to it I decided not to put the sun in as I was worried I'd spoil the effect due to the fact I haven't got a circle punch (would be handy and now on my list) and I hadn't got any decent shade of backing paper to match in.  I was a bit disappointed with the orange edge, it would probably mix in better with a backing paper and I might do that at a later date as I've only stuck down with glue dots.  I love the big tree without the leaves though and, as many of the trees around here are on their way there I thought it still appropriate!   The writing was a bit of a worry and glad I followed Barbara's advice and used a pencil first.  There was still plenty of rubbing out I can tell you.  However, overall I love the colours and some of the perspective in this which was probably more lunch than judgement! 


Friday, 28 October 2016

Recent makes

Recent makes

Paul and Simon's birthdays



Jemma's birthday

 Holly's birthday


Emily's birth card




Clarity Stamp Challenge for October 2016 - circles and squares

Clarity Stamp Challenge entry for October 2016 Circles and Squares

I've gone out of my comfort zone and done something not symmetrical, also tried some more cutting - not there yet but practice should make perfect one day.  I decided to keep the backing simple, i.e. just onto the card as sometimes with the colour parchment it's difficult to find the right backing.  This reminds me of Wedgwood.  




Thanks for any comments ! 

Friday, 30 September 2016

Claritystamp Calendar Challenge - Sept 2016

Just about made it by the skin of my teeth for this month's challenge !   Busy month what with a 2 week holiday as well !

Here's my entry for this month's calendar's challenge.



Don't look too closely, my masking work needs improvement!