Sunday, 18 March 2018

Happy Easter

Darn it all, I've just missed posting my card to the House Mouse and Friends challenge HMFMC #261 - got sidetracked in my garden this morning...and you wouldn't believe it, got the card finished then somehow my camera was in video mode and I couldn't get it off, so ended up using my phone and emailing to myself.... well it does happen.
PS - you wouldn't believe it but in all the rush I was trying to post my card to #260 challenge of course it's closed, so my card made it by a few minutes.
I didn't have any 'bunnies' for my card so cut a silhouette for a border inspired by a catalogue border I'd seen. Then used an oval and round die to cut my egg base and covered it with foil wrapper from last years egg, added a strip of washi tape and a bow, then balanced my house mouse friend on top. To finish I added my stamped sentiment.
I am also playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday challenge #283.
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HMFMC #261 Anything Goes/ Option "Bunnies"

Another pic, using my camera and showing the border I used as inspiration

Friday, 16 March 2018

Happy Birthday

I found some "after baby-sitting girls" time to water colour this image I had in my already stamped stash and chose to use the palette at Power Poppy's Hues to Use this week..  I always find then the problem of mounting my image panel to 'show it off'... and after some digging I found this grey spotted DP, that worked with a pink embossed panel with the pinks in the image. I framed the spotty panel with a fine black border and also the image in grey.  To finish I stamped my sentiment and attached it with foam tape.
I am also playing along at Watercooler Wednesday WWC161 -  Helen's All About Occasions challenge and to The Flower Challenge #1 - Anything Goes.
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Monday, 12 March 2018

May Your Day Sparkle..

 This card has certainly met the inspiration from Shopping Our Stash challenge SOS#344 - National Dress Day.... I've really dug into my stash and out with an old 'dress' stamp for my image - it's so old I was a bit worried I wouldn't get an image with the rubber hardening up, but it worked and I gave it a lovely lift with some water colouring and micro beads - from my stash. I die cut my stamped panel with a cutout scallop die and used pinky mauve card to frame it, onto a purple background and white card. To finish I stamped my sentiment and die cut it, sponged the edges and used foam tape to attach it.  Then I found these gorgeous shiny satin flowers I have been hoarding for a looong time and used foam tape to arrange them.  I am playing along at Just Add Ink #399 - Just Add Water - I water coloured using Distress Ink, and also to Southern Girls Challenge - Pop It Up - popped up my sentiment and flowers.

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Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog

SOS #344: National Dress Day

Southern Girls Challenge

Pop it up with Team Trace

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Thinking of You

Today my card is for Penny Black Saturday challenge - Anything Goes... my option - Chocolate Brown..... tricky for me as I don't really use browns.. anyway I challenged myself and came up with inking my PD Fuschsia stamp with Versafine brown ink and then added a slight touch of colour to the highlight areas of the leaves and flowers. I sponged the cream panel edges with brown and then added a brown frame before attaching it to the designer paper background in neutral browns, and used a chocolate brown card.  I am also posting my card to The Flower Challenge #18 - Anything Goes.
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PBSC March - Anything Goes...Optional 'Easter or Chocolate Brown'

Happy Wishes

For my tulip scene card I have used the lovely colours at Power Poppy's Hues to Use this week.  I did a fair bit of masking and stamping and water coloured my flowers with a mix of left over inks on my plastic palette. Then sponged in some sky and stamped some background bushes and a tree branch.  I framed it up and added a raised stamped sentiment.
I am also posting to Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes - Feminine, also Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Girl Power, and Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your mark.
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Simon Says: Girl Power

Friday, 9 March 2018

Queen Anne Lace..

The theme of my card today was influenced by the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge #81 - the flowers and bottles and shells. I decided to give stamping on acetate a go for the CAS Mix Up March challenge - Acetate - my elements are stamping and heat embossing, acetate and die cuts, water colouring.
I stamped my vase in aqua ink and heat embossed it with clear EP and then die cut the image. I stamped my flowers in two coloured inks - light green ink with clear EP and white ink and white EP. and fussy cut them. I did the same for the shells in different shades of ink and clear EP and added a few touches of watercolour to them. I arranged them on the card with a soft background and used the shells and coloured twine to assist with adhering the vase in place.
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Monday, 5 March 2018

Oh, Christmas tree

My first Christmas card for the my stash begins.
I stamped this tree in green ink and sprinkled Egyptian Gold embossing powder on only part of it - it's not just a flat gold when heated and there are tiny spots of gold over the green -very glittery.  To go with the shiny theme I used a gold embossed sentiment and two tone star, then layered the top panel onto gold and green metallic paper.  I am posting to Watercooler Wednesday WWC159 - All About Christmas challenge.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your week

Best Wishes

A quick card from me this afternoon, using some 'experiments' from my stash.  The background was created with Distress Oxides and the stamped image water coloured with Distress Inks.  My stamped sentiment completes my card using the layout this week at Freshly Mades Sketches #326. 
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