Sunday, 24 June 2018

Two Tree cards

At last I have my two 'Tree' cards for the Twofer Card Challenge #6 - Trees.   I have so ummd and arrrd about which tree to use and somewhere out of the blue this morning I thought of just making a little scene with one tree and then while making that card the idea came to make a card using my tree to depict the four seasons.

I used Distress Inks to watercolour my little lake scene before stamping on my tree and sponging in the foliage.... I wanted a soft peaceful scene to go with my 'thinking of you' sentiment which I stamped and embossed on a green back panel to frame my little scene.

For my second card I used a postage stamp die to cut four units and then decided to raise my frames so cut an extra two for each frame and glued these together.  I used the center piece to stamp my tree image and then masked and sponged in my four seasons colours.  The tricky part was lining up and attaching my four finished stamps.  Lastly I stamped and embossed my sentiment.
I am also using this card for the Just Add Ink challenge #414 - Add a Window/Frame.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

Merry Christmas

I love creating scenes with my stamping, so I've used trees, a village and Santa sleigh stamps for the Muse: Christmas Vision - MCV102 challenge.  Cornelia's striking city skyline card - inspired me to include a night sky and moon with silhouette Santa and sleigh and my cluster of buildings.  I used a circle mask to sponge my moon, then stamped my trees and buildings using a tree mask. Then sponged in my night sky and stamped on my Santa sleigh.  To finish I lightly inked my tree stamp and added shadows, also some to the buildings and then stamped my sentiment.... whoops - got the edge of my stamp and so ended up adding to the underline.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.

Saturday, 23 June 2018


My friendly owl sitting on his branch in the moonlight is a combination of die cut pieces - ovals, hearts, circles and a scalloped border, cut with my trusty Cuttlebug.  Also a die cut branch for his perch.

First I sponged my yellow moon and then used a die cut circle to mask it - I used Distress Inks - then used three shades of blue to blend the night sky around my full moon, and stamped on my sentiment.  Then I added a orange layer to frame the panel on a blue card.  I am playing along with The Card Concept challenge #95 - Owl Cherish our Friendship and Shopping Our Stash #359 challenge - She's a Craftin' Machine.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

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Monday, 18 June 2018

.....every Birthday a Treasure

Here's another of my shimmery Twinkling H2O water wash backgrounds - I just painted in a little hint of land/trees and then stamped, fussy cut and painted my yacht and positioned it with foam tape.  The scene needed a frame and then after stamping my sentiment, cut it in half and thought it needed a couple of stamped, fussy cut and coloured shells.  I am playing along with CAS Watercolour June challenge - Ocean, and also with Seize the Birthday - Beachy Birthday. 
Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day


Sunday, 17 June 2018

Happy Birthday

When I saw Shirley's Kookaburra card on Friday I just knew I had to join in the 5th Birthday celebrations at Stamplorations  CASE the STAMPgirls.  I love kookas and lucky to have this stamp and Shirley's colours and background inspired me.   I used two different stencils on my background panel -- sponged Versamark through the stencils and use clear embossing powder and heat set it.  Then I spritzed with Magical Micas Mists in two browns and blue and dried that off before touching up the blank spaces with sponged Distress Inks.  I stamped my Kooka, fussy cut him and water coloured him with DI. Lastly I stamped my sentiment and on a small strip and sponged the edge, along with the edge of the panel.  I am also playing along at Southern Girls June challenge - Team Lou - Anything Goes.   Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

Southern Girls Challenge

CAS Watercolour Reminder

The month is flying by so today is a reminder for Junes OCEAN theme 
For my card I have used one of my Twinkling H2O backgrounds  I masked off a section of card and used a wide brush to water wash my colours across the panel, but of course some seeped under... and then my panel became a whoops... my sentiment smudged and I decided to trim around the colour wash.
I stamped my crab and coral with DO and fussy cut them... note to self - don't fussy cut the coral again.
I attached my panel flat to a white card because foam tape would show the buckle and then positioned my coral and crab (to hide the whoops)
I have really enjoyed taking up this challenge and stretching my imagination and very happy with my cards.
Now it's time to check out the fabulous cards the Design Team at CAS Watercolour Card challenge have to inspire you and do hope you will join in, this is a real fun challenge.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

Saturday, 16 June 2018


A lovely quiet Saturday for me so plenty of time for some Netflix watching while I did some fussy cutting.  I decided to use some more of my wax paper background that I made yesterday and came up with this little underwater scene featuring a seahorse.  I stamped the seahorse and watercoloured him with Distress Oxides and fussy cut him out and then gave him three layers of Thick Embossing Powder, sprinkling in some gold and orange glitter on the last layer.  I fixed him to the panel with some gauze and two die cut 'sea weeds'.  Then I used the off cuts to die cut my sentiment mounting that on a white strip with foam tape.  I am playing along with CAS Mix Up June challenge.. Layered Embossing Powders;  my elements are - Layered Embossing Powder, stamping, watercolouring, die cuts, fussy cutting. I am also playing along at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media June challenge - Layers.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend


Friday, 15 June 2018

Lighthouse Tag

Today I've been messing about with the good old wax paper technique.... I used photographic card for my glossy card and it works real well.  Then I added Distress Oxides to see how they'd take to the gloss card - swiping it on doesn't blend very well so I smooched with the ink on a baby wipe, and used a stitched tag die to cut my shape.  Then I stamped the bottom half of my lighthouse stamp and then masked out the lighthouse and yacht and stamped the seagulls at the top.  Next I stamped the lighthouse and yacht on white card and coloured these with pencil and fussy cut them out and attached them to my tag.  To finish I used white gel pen to colour the seagulls.  I am playing along at Rubber Dance June challenge - basically using the colour palette and the tag option.  Also using my tag for the Simon Says Monday challenge - Anything but a card, and Southern Girls Challenge Team Lou - Anything Goes.     Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.


Southern Girls Challenge ~ Team Lou ~ Anything Goes!


Simon Says: Anything But A Card