Thursday, 13 September 2018


Tomorrow I'm off for a few days R&R with hubby in the caravan so I'm happy to have finished off this card for the AAA Cards CAS Game #123 - a sketch.  I inked my sunflower stamp with Distress Inks and embossed it with clear EP. ... I added a little extra colour to the center and some shadows.  Next I cut a large circle with a stitched die in tan card - so my white space in tan brown and cut that down to fit my sunny yellow card.  To finish I stamped and die cut my sentiment and attached with foam tape. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.

Thinking of You

The challenge this week at Power Poppy Creative Confetti - Design in the Dark, is to create a card on a dark background.
That's always a challenge for me but I have enjoy trying out something different - I used Distress Oxides and cotton tips to colour my image which I stamped on dark grey paper.... I was quite surprised with the result and next time I'm going to use Distress Inks to see if I can achieve a more vibrant colour.  After I'd finished colouring I spritzed lightly with water and it came up nice and bright (see bottom pic) but since then the colours have softened.  I finished the card with a stamped sentiment and framed the panel in black on a red card.  I am also playing along with Watercooler Wednesday WW187 - Kath's "All About Occasions" challenge.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.


Sunday, 9 September 2018

Wishing you a Holly Jolly Christmas

Christmas wreaths are the theme for this months CAS Christmas challenge... so I put my mojo into gear today and have made this card.   First I dry embossed a large white card with a holly EF.  I used a holly sprig die to cut four branches from dark green metallic paper and formed them into a ring...then die cut some different sized red glittery berries....tricky part was getting to all stay in place while I glued them down.  I cut a square white card to attach my panel and to finish stamped my sentiment and framed it with red card and used foam tape to hold it in position.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

Best Buds tag

What a lovely sunny weekend we are enjoying over here in Queensland, Australia.... sharing my time being in my garden and at my desk.  I have a tag today for the Stamplorations TAGplorations Summer Vacation challenge... Stamped my flowers and embossed with white EP and water colored with Distress Oxides then I tried pulling and adding some of the flower colour into the background...not successful but I like how it turned out.... lightly stamped some script over the tag and a sentiment and sponged the edges.  Attached this to a stitched die cut tag and added some threads.  To finish I stamped my sentiment on die cut circle and cut one a little larger in the same colour card as the tag and attached with foam tape. I am also posting to Stamplorations Never Ending Anything Goes challenge as I used their Heleniuim stamp.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend


Saturday, 8 September 2018

Happy Birthday

Double 'D' challenge this fortnight is 'Pop' a Wheelie ..... so I chose to die cut a bicycle and colour the frame with markers and silver gel pen.  Then I die cut a heap of mini flowers which I arranged to flow out of the basket.  I found an oval die cut in my stash and used the negative as a frame - under this I put a piece of designer paper and stamped on my sentiment.  I added a yellow frame to my tall card and used an orange card.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend

Live Life to the Full

Nice bright colours for this weeks Colour Throwdown Challenge - ctd509.... red, orange and blue.
My background panel was created with Distress Oxides and a fair bit of water misting... I dried the first colour completely before adding the second.  Then I stamped my dancing girl image and coloured her with markers and fussy cut  before adding some matching colour blocks as a frame and attaching with foam tape along with my stamped sentiment.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend

Happy Birthday

Sometimes you start out making a card with an idea in mind and then by the end of it all, it turns out so different... and that's how this card evolved.   Wasn't planning of doing any fussy cutting when I stamped my image and used Distress Oxides to water colour it.  I die cut the white panel with my painted image and it looked plain as... so I picked purple from the small flowers to add my dry embossed background and the light purple panel from an experiment I did with swiped glue and ink.  Then to finish I settled on this stamped sentiment of red, that I found in my stash - too big so I placed it sideways and that was just right - I think.  I am playing along with Watercooler Wednesday challenge WWC18- Marsha's Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge, Simon Says Monday challenge - Stamp It On ( with their Stamptember Stamping Party), Also Stamplorations - Theme and Sketch challenge - Summer Vacation - Stamps and Anything Goes, and because I've used a Stamploration stamp I am joining in their Never Ending Anything Goes challenge.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.


Relax and Restore

 I finished off my card this morning for the Power Poppy Creative Confetti challenge this week.- Fab Finds... and below is the supermarket catalog page that inspired my card - I focused of course on the white orchids, the white space, aqua blue towels and round dark edged mirror, and the 'relax' word for my sentiment.
I stamped my image and used colouring pencils to colour it.  Then stamped my sentiment on a round die cut and cut another circle for my frame from the same grey colour card I used to frame the front panel.  I am also playing along with The Flower Challenge #24 - Anything Goes.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend