Saturday, 22 July 2017

Merry Christmas

This afternoon I combined two challenges to come up with another Christmas card for my stash.
I used the layout at CAS(E) this Sketch CTS#321 and the theme at Shopping Our Stash #312.
My super cute House Mouse stamp came in very handy for the theme to use a Light Globe on your card so I stamped and embossed my image, coloured it with Distress Inks and added some gold Inference Powder so the lights appeared to me glowing. I used the square stitched die to cut the image and added a red banner. To finish I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with a star shape and with the die still in place, added some sponged yellow and gold Inference Powder.  I am also posting to The Holly and Ivy #10 challenge - Anything Goes.  Thanks for taking a peek

Shopping Our Stash #312 - You Light Up My Life


Wishing You All the Happiness....

I made this tissue paper panel earlier in the month for the CAS Mix Up July challenge.. scrunched some white tissue and laid into onto a glued square of white card - then I spritzed it with some pink spray - as it dried it collected in the creases as a darker pink - the panel also has a sparkly finish which I couldn't capture with the camera angle.  I stamped and embossed my image, and then coloured it with Distress Inks, plus a couple extra flowers for my sentiment tag. Assembled my card with a pink layer to help highlight the flowers and tissue creases.  I also used the colour inspiration at Power Poppy - Hues to Use - Pink, Yellow and Green and also posting to The Flower challenge #10 - Heat Embossing.  Thanks for taking a peek



Thursday, 20 July 2017

Thanks So Much

Today I've made a card using the colour from Hues to Use at Power Poppy and have again tried something a little different.  I used Distress Inks for my image outline in Wilted Violet and then some masking and res-tamping the image with Hickory Smoke.  Then I used a damp brush to pull the ink onto the petals and added some colour to the centers. I framed the panel with dark purple and mounted this onto a grey patterned designer paper.  To finish I added a strip of green/purple ribbon and a button.  Thanks for taking a peek

It's Your Birthday...

Happy to be making another card for House Mouse and Friends challenge HMFMC#245 - Let's Get Some Berries.   First off the berries were a problem.. no HM stamps with any sort of berry... but on checking my few stamps thought I could mask out the 'chocolate mousse' on the ice cream container and just hand write in 'strawberry'...  so that's what I've done, then coloured the image with Distress Inks to match some old patterned paper I found in my stash.  Then I discovered a mini strawberry stamp, so I stamped and fussy cut a few to add to my card.  To finish I mounted the image panel on a layer of red and stamped some sentiments and used the stitched die cut  tag to give them so shape. I am also playing along with Freshly Made Sketches #FMS297 using the layout. Thanks for taking a peek

"Let's Get Some Berries"

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Hope Your Birthday is as Special as you are

It's handy having some images already coloured ready to go, so this one suited nicely for the element on this card using the sketch at Try Stamping on Tuesday #329.  I found some designer paper to match and decided to add some texture so embossed the bottom layer, I stamped on my sentiment and arranged the layers on a white card, then to finish 3D mounted my iris and added some gems.  Thanks for taking a peek

Wishing you a Wonderful Birthday

This afternoon I have tried something a bit different... tried using watercolour to edge my panel ... mmm sort of worked, but rather than toss it because I really like how the yellow camellias turned out, I just mounted to a red layer on my white card.  I stamped the image in Antique Linen DI and used Brushos to watercolour it.... this water colour card is really hard to control so there's a few areas got a bit messy even after I let it dry between colours. Then I took to it with my Rose Red and water and just built up the edge - I added some pale colour to the flowers and finished with a stamped sentiment.  I am playing with Power Poppy Hues to Use - Red, Yellow and Green and also over at Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes with a 'topping option' of Red and White and your choice ... so really I have two extra colours yellow and green.  Thanks for taking a peek
 "Red, White and You"

From far away a friendly light...

I just love this old stamp so it was sure to be used for a few challenges this week... Victorine Originals challnge #6 - Ahoy Landlubbers, also for Curtain Call Inspiration challenge - Surfs Up!. And I was inspired by the theme and colours over at Fusion Card challenge - Sand, Beach.
I stamped and coloured my image and then used the stitched rectangle die (inserted and part cut, then moved and cut the rest being careful to reverse it in the machine). Then simply layered it on coordinating coloured paper and to finish I added an anchor.  Thanks for taking a peek


Friday, 14 July 2017

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas....

Another Christmas card from me - one yesterday too, great to be adding to my stash...
Now this one is using all new stuff... new embossing folder (actually wondered how I was ever going to use it), new snowflakes/gift dies, and a new sentiment stamp.... all new for the ABC Christmas challenge this month 'N' for New.  I was inspired to use the EF with the theme/photo inspiration at Jingle Belles - Snowflakes hanging on an open fireplace..  And I am also joining in at CAS-ual Fridays CFC178 - Christmas in July.
In making my card I just loved the blue and white theme - I fussy cut the embossed fireplace and a few extras for the mantle piece, watercoloured my 'fire', arranged my die cut gifts and snowflakes and added my stamped embossed sentiment strip.  To finish I cut a wee scottie dog in white card using an image from the net and lighly shaded his features...I think he's cute.  Thanks for taking a peek


ABC Christmas Challenge

N is for New & O is for Old