Sunday, 11 April 2021

For a Special Friend


I stamped and white embossed my floral image and watercoloured it with Distress Inks.  Keeping it simple with just an added stamped and silver embossed sentiment... attached the panel to a purple card.


I am playing along with Just Add Ink challenge #549 - Choose Two - My selection is Leaves and Petals
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Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Power Poppy - Winter Blossom, Cardmaking & Papercraft mag - All Seasons Wreath
Dies: 
Inks: Versamark, Distress Inks - mustard seed, peeled paint, candied apple, wilted violet
Other:  White embossing powder, silver embossing powder

Just to say....


This card panel was created a few weeks back when I was trying out the CAS Card Mix Up challenge to use die cuts as stamps....from some recycled card I die cut this floral cluster and used Distress Oxides to colour the flowers and stems, lightly spritz with water and stamp onto the white card - I did this a couple of times and then it got lost in the piles on my desk.  So today I die cut one more image in white card and then three more times in scarp card.  Watercoloured the die cut with Distress Oxides in oranges and green and glued the layers together.  I trimmed the panel to a square card adding a strip in green as the panel was a bit narrow.  Stamped and clear embossed the sentiment and assembled the card adding so clear Nuvo Drops to the flowers.


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Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Crafter's Companion - Florence
Dies: 
Inks:  Versafine - black, Distress Ink - Abandoned coral Worn lipstick, Peeled paint
Other:  clear embossing powder, Nuvo Crystal Drops

Oh NO!!!!


"Distressing" - No, we love to have the girls over for a sleepover - last Thursday actually as it's school holidays.   But my card uses a few Distress elements - my stamped mum is from my prestamped stash, 'crackle' embossing folder with Distress Ink to colour the raised impressions, distressed edge of the paint swatch.  I used coloured pencils on the image as it's very old and the card probably not suitable for watercolouring.
I am playing along with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers  challenge #182 - D is for Distress.
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Card Recipe 
Stamps: unknown
Dies: 
Inks: 
Other:  Darice Embossing Folder - Crackle

Happy Birthday



This stamped and gold embossed image is from my stash so I only need to watercolour it and the extra butterfly and fussy cut them.  I decided on a slim line card and chose matching aqua card to frame the image and stamped and gold embossed the sentiment.  Finished off with a cream card, attached the second butterfly and some Nuvo crystal drops on the flower and glitter glue on the butterfly.


I am playing along with STAMPlorations Blog Hop & Linky Party - Things with Wings
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Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Hero Arts - Butterfly Bookmark,  Magazine freebie - sentiment
Dies: 
Inks:  Versamark,  Distress Inks
Other:   gold embossing powder,  Nuvo clear crystal drops

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Happy Birthday



Stamped the image in grey and watercoloured with Distress Inks and added a few details with coloured pencils..  Trimmed the panel to a square and layered with a pink border and attached to a white card.  Finished off with a die cut sentiment.

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Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Power Poppy - Planning for Magnolias
Dies: Creative Expressions - Mini Happy Birthday
Inks: Versafine - smokey grey, Distress Inks - Kitsch flamingo, Bundled sage, Mustard seed
Other:  coloured pencils

Friday, 2 April 2021

Have A Beautiful Day ... CCC Reveal


My card for the March Card Chain Challenge went off to Julia in the USA.   
I have used the sketch and colour palette, spring and paper piecing with my die cut.

  • die cut my Protea twice and carefully paper pieced all the cutouts in place, leaving out the centres so they could be coloured differently
  • using a post it note to mask areas I blended Distress Oxide ink to colour the flowers and pieces
  • then replaced the coloured centre pieces
  • in my stash the perfect pink misted background and found some match card to form up the sketch layout
  • stamped and silver embossed the sentiment 
  • assembled the card


Thanks for visiting  --  I love card making and sharing them
If you'd like to join in the CCC swap pop over to the blog and 
there is still time to join up for April.
And I received this lovely card from Lia in Netherlands. 
Have a Wonderful Create day,    cheers




Card Recipe 
Stamps:   Cardmaking & Papercraft mag - All Seasons Wreath (sentiment)
Dies:   Kaisercraft - Protea
Inks:   Versamark,  Distress Oxides - squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, fossilized amber, kitsch flamingo, picked raspberry, cracked pistachio
Other:  silver embossing powder

Thursday, 1 April 2021

April Calendar

When one is retired, you get a bit blasé about the date, I even have to remind myself what day it is, so half way through today I realised it was April 1st...  time for me to share my Calendar page....


..... And to wish you all the best for the new month and Happy Easter for this weekend...stay safe
Cheers and hugs

Monday, 29 March 2021

Happy Birthday


Hi and welcome to my blog today, hope you like what you see
A big thanks and have a Wonderful Creative day yourself, cheers

A lovely inspirational photo at Just Add Ink this week.. and I decided to create a card with a spring wreath.

  • I die cut the wreath and then the flower spray again and an extra flower
  • watercoloured these with Distress Oxide and used white gel pen to add a few details
  • stamped the sentiment in spiced marmalade DO and clear emboss and trimmed the strip to fit
  • assembled the elements on a background from my stash - can see the subtle sparkle from a light spritz of Perfect Pearls Mist, and then used a cream card


Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Cardmaking & Papercraft mag - All Season Wreath
Dies: Kaisercraft - Posy Circle
Inks:  Distress Oxide - squeezed lemonade, fossilised amber, spiced marmalade, shaded lilac, abandoned coral, weathered wood, mowed lawn, peeled paint
Other:  clear embossing powder