Wednesday, 22 November 2017

To: .... From: .... tag

I got a bit further behind in my tag making, but this morning I've another.... for Day 10 at Twelve Tags of Christmas.  Again I have used a stamped image from my stash and watercoloured it with Distress Inks, then roughly cut it out.  I die cut my tag  from a panel made with Distress Oxides smooched on shiney card stock, then die cut another tag in matching card.  To finish I stamped on my sentiment and attached the tags together with ribbon.  Thanks for taking a peek


I certainly have a wishlist and Stamplorations are having their 3rd Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Wishlist Linky Party.... so I've made a card using some stamping and masking with a flower from their Bloom Sketch set.  I coloured them with DOX and whoops made a smudge with my finger... so I've added a splattering of colour to conceal it.  To finish I stamped on my sentiment and mounted my panel to a red card.
I am also posting to their Never Ending Anything Goes challenge.  Join in the fun.
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Monday, 20 November 2017

Oh, Christmas Tree

My white embossed Christmas tree card is for this weeks Muse challenge #242. I am casing Ardyth's card (below) and although I couldn't make a grey and white card I have used dark navy blue, I like that she trimmed one side of her tree and and then I also used white gems and a few grey ones to decorate my tree.  I copied her layout  and stamped and white embossed my sentiment to the side. To finish I added a die cut star in white glitter card.  I am also posting to Inspired by All the Little Things challenge #72.  Thanks for taking a peek


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Merry Christmas

We couldn't have a 'glittery' challenge without a Christmas here I have a very sparkly ornament....have  to agree with others - it's so difficult to get a photo. This month at CAS  Mix Up the theme is 'Glitter'.
I made the background panel by applying glue to a dry embossed white card and apply gold glitter. (to apply the glue I simply spread some glue thinly on my plastic work sheet and gently pressed the panel raised side down onto the glue - no I didn't hand paint the glue to all the raised bits as you can see there are bits I missed).  Then I used VersaMark and gold embossing powder to give the panel and edge.  Next I die cut my ornament from dull gold glitter card and popped the bits out.  To get the dark red I used glitter wrapping ribbon - stuck the strips side by side onto a piece of double sided tape - that's the roll in the pic - and glued the ornament to the red, and trimmed around it. I die cut a matching 'Bow" and attached that to the top of the ornament.
Then I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in gold and attached them all the to the white card base.
I am also posting to Addicted to CAS #124 - theme BOWS.
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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Happy Birthday


My last card today is also a Male theme... I inked the clock images of the embossing folder and ran it through the Cuttlebug, then sponged the edges of the panel. I used brown card strips along the edge for the theme at Stamplorations CAS card challenge for November. And added a stamped sentiment in orangey brown.  Then from my pre stamped stash I found this clock - fussy cut it and coloured it with DI and sparkly gel pens.. and a final spray of Perfect Pearls.
I am also posting to Seize the Birthday challenge - Topping Options - Circles ... which I think my clock fit perfectly.  Thanks for taking a peek


Merry Christmas tag

My second tag today is for Day 9 at Twelve Tags for Christmas.
I just loved Loll's AI and gold deer tag but I've just created my own today
Along the same lines as a previous tag - I used this vibrant Brushos smooched and gold embossed off-cut from my stash, which I layered on deep red and dark yellow card to a bright green tag.  I then stamped my stocking, coloured and fussy cut it. And to finish stamped and rough cut my sentiment and tied on some riboon and gold cord.  Thanks for taking a peek

'Merry' bauble tag

My tag today is for Day 8 at Twelve Tags of Christmas ....
I love this large ornament stamp - I stamped and heat embossed it with Golden Sunshine embossing powder, then I watercoloured it with Seedless Preserves DOX and Fossilized Amber for the star....then fussy cut it and sliced off one side.  Took me a while to decided to just attach it to a dark purple tag and add a die cut 'merry' in soft gold card.  To finish I rounded the tag corners and for some reason decided to off center the tag and cut corners lopsided and positioned my tag hole over the bauble top, then added some gold twine and a soft gold bow.
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Believe in your Dreams

I've been so busy making Christmas cards and tags lately that all other cards have fallen by the wayside.... anyway now I've another partly finished card from my desk completed and just right for this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Masculine challenge WWC#145.
The bamboo in the foreground was made by inking up an embossing folder and using a brayer to apply the image to a card panel...then I added a tiny bit of pale yellow to the stems with a paintbrush. Then I stamped on my yacht and coloured it with bright colours   - I masked off just the image on a larger stamp and inked just the boat....I love using just parts of stamps.  Then I painted in my horizon with Distress Inks... and very light wash for the sky and foreground.  I used a dark red layer to bring out the sunset and a teal coloured card to enhance the water.
To finish I stamped my sentiment and attached the strip with foam tape and added a compass point image.  Thanks for taking a peek