Friday, 14 June 2019

Relax Tag

A fine Friday here and I'm back as Guest Designer with another tag and a reminder that you have until June 21st to join in the fun at 
......pop on over to the blog and check out the fab tags from the DT.

For this tag... I thought about how fun it is to have a little umbrella propped up in your favourite mixed drink.... I'm quite partial to a Pina Colada... so kick back and relax and enjoy!
I stamped my pineapple on dark yellow card in orange and green ink and heat embossed with clear EP and fussy it out, and repeated with green for the pineapple leaves.  I found some colourful DP and cut a half circle and pleated it up like an umbrella and attached it to a skewer and topped with a bead. I couldn't find a popper straw so had to cut a larger one down, then used foam tape to attach all my elements to the tag and colourful spotty background... to finish I added my stamped sentiment and a bunch of green ribbons.  
Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it, and thanks to the TAG You're It team for inviting me to be their Guest Designer this challenge.... happy tag making

Monday, 10 June 2019


For my card today I have had a go at layering dies to create a flower, bud and leaves... fiddly but I'm happy with the result..  For the vase I used dark teal leather-grain card and an owl die where I trimmed off his head. Arranged my elements on a stitched die cut rectangle and framed that with bright blue card and to finish added a die cut sentiment.  I am playing along with Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies June challenge..  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy card making.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Spring Sunshine Tag

This fine Friday I am very happy to be 
Guest Designer at TAG You're!
....Thank you so much Tracey for asking me to join in 

With this fabulous colourful inspirational photo 
full of shady umbrellas, 
I decided it was Spring, not gloomy Winter
and have looked also at the colours to influence my tag.

I discovered I did have an umbrella stamp and dug into my designer papers for some colourful designs to do some paper piecing. I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the tops of the brollies.  Then I re-stamped the image on matching card for the underneath side, fussy cut them and glued them together. Next I stamped the handles and silver embossed them, fussy cut and coloured them with silver gel pen.  I cut a tag shape from white leather grain card and sponged it with blue green ink and for my sentiment I die cut 'spring' from the white card and used the negative strip. To finish stamped the rest of the sentiment on scarp of inked card and tied on some cord.

Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it, happy tag making 
and hope you can pop over to TAG You're It and join in the fun

Happy Birthday

Been a busy week, so it's nice to get uninterrupted time at my desk to finish off some cards and post them... this is my last for the day - it takes more time than your think to just photograph, edit and then post them.
I started with the bowl on this card.... which is actually the cut out of the lolly jar card I made recently.. thought to see if I could get an ombre effect with watercolour pencils...not too bad (pic is not so good).  Then I sought out and die cut the flowers in similar shades to the pencils used and leaves and arranged them in the bowl with a touch of glitter glue, and finished off with a stamped sentiment strip.
I am playing along with CAS Mix Up June challenge - Ombre and with AAA Cards - who are celebrating their 5th Birthday - congrats ladies.
Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy card making.


Special Birthday...

Now these to pieces are snippets I've had on my desk for a few weeks after experimenting with pigment powders and stencils...see here for CAS Stencil challenge and my card.

I did discard them but figured to see what they might look like if I cut around the images...

Framed this one up with a stitched die cut frame onto a pink card which helped to bring out the pink in the shimmer.... then added some die cut leaves and a gold heat embossed sentiment.

Then for the second I went completely away from a clean and simple design.... die cut a circle from this lovely lemon DP and attached it to a deep pink card.  I thought to use the mustard colour from the DP to die cut some foliage and arranged them with the flower popping out of the circle.  To finish I added a stamped sentiment label from my stash too..

I am playing along with Pixie's Snippets Playground  #353 - Anything Goes using your snippets and also with Shopping Our Stash #397 - Stencil Me This.
Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy card making.

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Well I've been having heaps of fun trying out ideas with pigment powders for this month CAS Stencil challenge..... 

This is my first attempt... to much Versamark - using a new juicy pad
Then this one --I used the stencil twice, masking off sections.... not so much ink, lots of shimmer but the colour was soft and light

I made cards from these two 'messes' so I'll post them on a new post.
So then I sponged Distress Ink through the stencil - in pink, yellow and green and tamped over with Lindy's Magical Micas in the same set the micas I waved the panel through a light spray of water - very light.  Lots more color and shimmer.  To finish the card I framed the panel cut with a double stitched die and added a die cut sentiment.

I am also posting to Watercooler Wednesday challenge WWC224 - Karen's Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.
Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - the team would love for you to join in and share your stenciled cards... there's lot of inspiration on the blog and you'll see the DT have used their pigment powders in lots of different ways.