Wednesday, 7 December 2016

'Tis the Season to be Jolly

I have finished off two cards and this tag today and they will be my last for the year.....
I posted off 90% of my cards yesterday and am relieved to have that task completed... but on saying that I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in lots of challenges so that all the cards in my stash are different.
When I saw Loll's tag  at Tag You're...It #61, I just had to play along... love the gorgeous none Christmas colours with the crisp white of the trees. This Christmas tree die just arrived this week just in time to cut my trees and decorate them with glitter. I found this shaving cream background and thought it looked a bit like the northern lights, splattered a few snow spots with white gel pen and created some snow banks with glittery snow.  Stamped on my sentiment and added some ribbons to finish. Thanks for taking a peek

Sending Warm Wishes your Way

My card for Novembers Society of Stampaholics card chain challenge went to Jerrie in USA.
I used both the layout and colour theme for my card. Swiped Distress Inks across my background and fussy cut my stamped flowers and them coloured them with Twinkling H2Os.  Thanks for taking a peek

Peace on Earth

I have made two more cards from my stash for the Muse; Christmas Vision 73 challenge... I was so thrilled to be Guest Muse and impressed with all the cards entered I decided to scrounge through my stash and see if there was any suitable backgrounds and sentiment strips.
If I can remember rightly the first card background is made with Metallic Marvy Markers and I used some die cut holly branches in silver, then 3D mounted the sentiment strip.
The second is using the shaving cream technique which I spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist and stamped on a swirl and embossed it with white, then added the sentiment strip.
Thanks for taking a peek and playing along with the challenge.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Friday Smiles

 Share a smile...  WEEK 198  at FRIDAY SMILES
Happily today I can share a quite a few photos.... ones that really have me smiling.
Can you guess??
Yes we're at the beach....
Hubby and I decided it was time for a few days away in the caravan  
...so we are at Forrest Beach, just east of Ingham which is about an hour and a half drive north of where we live.  See here hubby in the background cooking us breakfast
off on our morning stroll down the beach
to the stinger nets (for safe swimming from the box jellyfish)
yep, that's me - lolling about in the beautiful warm, clear water  
Here are a family of curlews who visit the camps in hope of being fed
Today we drove around the area and here at Lucinda is the longest bulk sugar jetty in the southern hemisphere, just under 6 kilometers (around 3 1/2 miles) 
And lastly, this sunrise had me running for the camera at 5:30 this morning.
Hope you've had a wonderful week, have you some thoughts, photos, or funnies that you'd like to share.....pop over to Annies, blog - A Stitch in Time  and join in

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Today I am very honored and wish to thank the Muse: Christmas Vision challenge team for inviting me to be their Guest Muse this week (#73). I'm feeling quite excited, but what to make for my inspiration....as I don't really have a style - I love them all and I especially love being inspired by others, so hope my card today has you looking at your stamps in a different way.

I'm not sure how crazy you are with card making but if you are anything like me, you don't throw anything out, hence I have a great stash of stamped images, off cuts, die cuts and oh yes lots of backgrounds.  So for this challenge I decided not to create new but to use some of my stash.  One card making artist that I do love is Sarita at 'Little Princess Cards, so my idea today is to only use 'Flourish' stamps on my cards....I seem to have lots of them as part of stamp sets but they get overlooked as not an image or sentiment.
I'm loving how this card turned out.... the background is made with Brushos and the sentiment strip are both from my stash. I simply stamped on a couple of flourishes and added some sequins and a thin metallic layer to top and bottom.
This card is even more 'clean and simple' - again from my stash a sentiment strip (usually while a stamp is inked I create a couple more for the stash) and I simply stamped on my flourishes (please note below - I didn't ink the whole stamp). Then attached another strip of matching coloured card to display my sentiment 

Can't wait to see how you are inspired by my cards - just have fun.  And thanks for taking a peek
I had so much fun using up my stash I managed 7 more cards and this one did include a flourish - stamped in Versamark and dusted with Interference Gold.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

JOY to the World

Recently I played around with my alphabet dies and made the word 'Jolly' by cutting around the negative of the letters.... so here I've used that technique to make my Joy tag.  I then simply used part of a stamp for the rest of my sentiment on a white strip and attached them to the really colourful background made with Brushos and spritzed with Perfect Pearls for a silvery finish,  I die cut the top of the tag, added a tassel and then positioned the center of the 'O' and attached a glittery star.  I was inspired by Tracey's tag (below) on Day 19, of 25 Days of Christmas Tags... I love how she used the glittery snowflake for her 'O'.   Thanks for taking a peek


'Tis the Season

This little white embossed on metallic blue bauble has been waiting in my stash for me to be inspired to use it.... so when I saw Jill's tag (below) on Day 25 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags, I just had to make a bauble tag.  I used a part of a die cut border as the hanging part of the bauble and decorated it with a few gems.  Then I found this piece of white embossed card, a strip of green card and a mini sentiment and to finish off the tag a matching spotty ribbon.  Thanks for taking a peek


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Vintage ATC

Today I tried my hand at some Mixed Media on an ATC I'm swapping with a friend and have decided to post it to the Stamplorations - ARTplorations Mixed Media November challenge.
I used some floral designer paper as my background and stamped on some musical notes, and the word Vintage.  Then I found some old bird postage stamps and chose one to pop in the top corner,  I used my stencil to add some wavy lines to it. I die cut a bird cage in brown card and dabbed over Picket Fence Distress Ink and after I positioned it I used coloured texture paste and a stencil to add a leafy branch. Next I stamped my bird image and coloured it with Distress Inks and fussy cut it. I added a handmade flower to the branch and layered the ATC on a green background card.  Thanks for taking a peek

Stencil Sunday #71 + November Mixed Media Challenge

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