Friday, 21 January 2022

Two Gold and Silver Christmas Cards

 With this stinky hot windy weather it's perfect for staying at your desk or crocheting watching the tennis on tv, with the air con on and that's where I've been most of the week

  • Stamped this Penny Black tree: Pine & Star with Versamark and silver heat embossed the tree and at the same time managed to just add gold EP to the star
  • Stamped and gold heat embossed the sentiment from Kairsercraft: Under the gum tree leaves set

  • For this card I chose a Christmas word stamp from Imprint (Australia)
  • With Versamark I embossed the whole stamp with silver EP and heat set and then used an embossing pen to go over the large 'C' and added gold EP and heat set... it bubbled a little
  • with the embossing pen I added a scattering of small dots and gold embossed these.
  • Attached to a square card with foam sheet

I am playing along with CAS Christmas card challenge for January - Silver and Gold
Thanks for stopping by my blog
have a wonderful creative day
cheers Robyn

Happy Birthday

 Hello from hot blustery Queensland in Australia...

we've had strong winds for two days now and it's drying out my garden and blowing more leaves off the trees - don't want to venture outside except in the mornings when it's a tiny bit cooler and I need to water the pot plants.  How is it where you are?  I expect cold!!

Today I'm sharing a card for the Seize the Birthday challenge #230 - and I've used and embossing folder for my background.

  • Stamped and silver embossed the florals from STAMPlorations: Darling Dog Roses in the corners of the panel and watercoloured with Distress Inks: candied apple, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, shabby shutters, mown lawn...
  • Then I decided to fussy cut the inner edge and raise these pieces with foam sheet on the embossed background from Tim Holtz: Dot Matrix 
  • I attached these to a white card and finished with a die cut sentiment Creative Expressions: mini happy birthday, cut from silver mirror card

I am also adding my card to the Never Ending Anything Goes challenge at STAMPlorations

Thanks for stopping by my blog

Enjoy your day, Robyn


Monday, 17 January 2022

Trio of Birthday Cards

Hi and how's life at your place....

Not much in the way of card making last week as we had the girls sleepover for 3 nights and they do keep you busy... Saturday I rested most of the day too pooped to move.  Here they are at the local shopping centre where they had different craft activities 

So I got time today to finish off a few WIPs --  some loose watercolouring images I had started

  • This PSX Hibiscus was stamped with Versafine smokey grey and then watercoloured with Distress Inks:  ripe persimmon, mustard seed,  mown lawn, shabby shutters, salty ocean
  • Trimmed to a square panel and lastly added a sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Dandelion Wishes, stamped with Versafine black and clear heat embossed

  • This Hero Arts Polka dot vase bouquet was stamped with black Versafine and watercoloured with Distress Oxide: kirsch flamingo, Distress Inks: mown lawn, mustard seed, fossilised amber, candied apple
  • Trimmed the panel and added a bright pink frame... stamping the sentiment in black Versafine, clear heat embossing - from Happy Little Stampers Fun Birthday Sentiment

  • Using this Stampendous Fresh Bloom stamp, I inked the stamp with Distress Ink: seedless preserves, mown lawn using the mini cubes
  • Then I loose watercoloured the image by dragging the colours from the stamped ink.  Added a few splats of seedless preserves 
  • And stamped the sentiment from Close to my Heart -Joyful Birthday Occasions... used Versamark and heat embossed with Sizzix Fir Tree embossing powder

I am playing along with 

Saturday, 8 January 2022

Set of Four Cards


One of my favourite techniques is Loose Watercolouring.. not that I'm very good at straying out of the lines, but this process can give you lots of depth and interest for an image...
I've made a set of cards using the Hero Arts - Peeking Posies set and I'm joining in with the 

  • Stamped the image with Versamark and with gold EP heat embossed
  • Watercoloured the image with Distress Oxides mustard seed, fossilized amber, fired brick, mown dusty concord
  • Stamped the sentiment from freebie mag with Versamark on purple card and with gold EP heat embossed
  • Framed with fine edge of purple card

  • Stamped the image and sentiment (Inspired by Stamping: Big Notes set) with Versafine black added clear embossing powder then heat embossed... both onto the white card front panel
  • Watercoloured image with Distress Inks - shabby shutters, peeled paint, carved pumpkin, cracked pistachio
  • Framed the panel with matching pistachio green card

  • Stamped the image Versamark and with white EP heat embossed
  • Watercoloured the imagine with Distress Ink - worn lipstick, mown lawn, mustard seed, stormy sky
  • Stamped sentiment (Hero Arts: Petite Wishes) with Versamark onto black card strip and with white EP heat embossed
  • Framed with matching Lipstick pink card

  • Stamped the image and sentiment (Darkroom Door: Happy Birthday set) with Versamark and with  silver EP heat embossed
  • Watercoloured image with  Distress Inks: candied apple, mown lawn, mustard seed
  • Framed panel with red card

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog...
have a wonderful weekend
cheers Robyn

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Fluttering by to Say.... Happy New Year

  with a Birthday card as my first for 2022....

Hope your year has started well and that you're all refreshed and ready for some creative fun, 

Thanks so much for stopping by

and here's my card for Let's Fly challenge #135 at Lost Coast Portal Creativity

  • Inked my butterfly (Hero Arts: Quiver), using Distress Oxides - salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, after the first stamp, lightly misted it again and managed to get two more prints.
  • Stamped the sentiments (Papercraft/Card Making magazine - Beautiful blooms) with Versamark and heat embossed with silver EP
  • Added some lines of dots with embossing pen and silver embossed 
  • Trimmed the card, curved the corners and attached to a blue card

Enjoy for Day

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Merry Christmas

 Finishing off some cards ... from pieces left on my desk these last few weeks.

I went a bit nuts and cut a heap with this Sizzix Layered Christmas Flower die and this time teamed it with some holly sprigs die cut in white (from a magazine freebie - Festive Wishes) and also an embossed background - Sizzix: Flurries (one of my favs).  I'm unsure of the sentiment die... it's from my stash and I blended some maroon ink along the bottom to tie in with the flower, then added a couple of twist of gold cord.

I am playing along with Double 'D' challenge - Lots of WHITE

Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and my very best wishes to you all for a Safe, Prosperous and Crafty New Year  ...   Robyn

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

and Still More Christmas Cards

 ...and back today with a couple more cards... I'm wondering where my mojo was hiding a few months back when I was distracted and not inspired...  Hoping this burst will produce some other types of cards as Birthdays will soon start rolling around again.

A very CAS card for the AAA Cards challenge #205 - Christmas
  • Stamped the ornament from Hampton Arts: Merry Christmas Ornament with Versamark and gold embossed on a white card panel
  • Then re-stamped it on red card with gold embossing and fussy cut it out
  • Attached with foam tape 

  • No stamping at all.... Used a snowflake embossing folder Sizzix: Winter Wonderland
  • Die cut snow flakes from gold holographic card (re-cycled Christmas Cracker from last year) using die from Chloe Endean Designs
  • Die cut sentiment in green glitter card - from Avery Elle: Let It Snow
  • From the same set die cut the arch in a white card panel and also the framed border with snow drops
  • Assembled the card

Thanks for stopping by my blog,  have a Wonderful Creative day,   Cheers Robyn

Monday, 13 December 2021

More Christmas Cards....

.... at the rate I'm going I'll have half my cards for next year made, but I do enjoy my quiet time at the desk creating cards, and recently I've been showing some Scrapbooking ladies how to use the Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders...  so here are of few of those I made

  • Embossing folder from Card Making Magic: Yuletide Wishes set, using some cream patterned card
  • Die cut some Holly from the same Yuletide Wishes set and the sentiment from Crafters Companion: Entwined Holly & Yuletide Sentiment set
  • Attached to a cream card and added some glitter to the holly and a few gems

  • Magazine freebie embossing folder
  • Die cut Robin from Card Making Magic:  Yuletide Wishes set
  • Die cut pine sprigs from Sizzix: Winter Woodland
  • Attached elements to a white card

  • Embossing Folder from Sizzix: Winter Wonderland set
  • Die cut the Poinsettia flower from Sizzix: Layered Christmas Flower
  • Stamped sentiment from  Card Making Magic:  Yuletide Wishes set and embossed with gold
  • Assembled using a white card and foam tape on the flower for dimension

  • Embossing folder from Crafters Companion: Entwined Holly & Yuletide Sentiment set, embossed then swiped with Versamark and gold embossed... lots of scattered gold embossing so I spritzed the panel with gold mist
  • Die cut the Poinsettia from Sizzix: Layered Christmas Flower
  • Die cut pine sprigs and berry branch from  Sizzix: Winter Woodland
  • Stamped sentiment from Kaisercraft: mini Christmas sentiment set, onto black card and white embossed
  • Assembled the elements on pearl white card

I am playing along with 

Thanks for stopping by my blog - have a Wonderful Creative week,    Cheers Robyn