Monday, 20 January 2020

Purple Thanks

 This card on my desk inspired me to create my background

Well I never thought I'd be putting these three colours together ... Purple, Pink, Red

I sponged and blended Distress Oxide inks in these colours over white card panel.  In my stash of pre die cuts I found this three daisy piece... I decided to place the die cut on the sponged panel and light spray with water over the top section, let is soak for a few seconds then blotted off the excess  and removed the die cut... can you see the darker shadow of the flowers and leaves.  I dried off the white die cut and adhered it over the top and added some purple microbeads to the flower centers.
To finish I cut the panel to fit a white card and added a purple die cut 'thanks'.

I am playing along with Just Us Girls Colour Week challenge #519 - Purple, Pink, Red.
Thanks for stopping by my blog -- have a Happy Day

Card Recipe
Dies: Three flower die - unknown,  Avery Elle - Thanks from Pierced Hexagon set
Inks:  Distress Oxides - Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple
Other:  microbeads

Happy Birthday stenciled card

Whoooopie and a big congrats to all the 
CAS Stencil team.....

Guess what??   it's 11am and my breakfast dishes are still soaking in the kitchen sink... mmmm ... naaah I'm not worried, I sat down to check my emails with a cuppa and the next thing I have a stencil and ink and sponges.... and I've made a card

It was time his NEW stencil became creative... so  on a white card panel I taped it in place and used Tattered Rose DI to sponge over the ink - softly fading out.  I took a coral colored pencil and added some depth to the droplet points and then a line of white gel pen dots, then cut the panel with a crazy stitched die, to fit the old rose coloured card.
Next from my stash I found this butterfly die cut in white card so sponged over it with the same DI and then some Ripe Persimmon on the edges... I added some white gel pen dots to the wings too and a row of tiny pearl beads to the body.  To finish I stamped the sentiment on matching card and mounted this and the butterfly with foam tape.

I am playing along with CAS Stencil January challenge - Use a New Stencil  ....  AND  ... Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge #369 ....   AND .....  The Daring Cardmaker - Something New.
Thanks for stopping by my blog --- have a Happy Day

 Snippets Playground Badge
Daring Cardmakers

Card Recipe;
Stamps: Darkroom Door - Happy Birthday set
Dies: CUTplorations - Crazy Running Double Stitched nesting rectangles, butterfly die- no idea
Inks: Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Ripe Persimmon, Versafine - black
Other:Altenew - Flowing Drops stencil, coloured pencils, white gel pen, tiny pearl beads, gold shimmer spray

Saturday, 18 January 2020

To Someone Special

Today I'm sharing a calendar page - love the fabulous artwork and colours.   
I am also playing along with two blog challenges...
I have managed to use all the 'Q' elements on my card
...  AND  ...  
My card is celebrating life and so  my card features a butterfly - here in this world for a short time but I do love to see them fluttering about the garden.
Also from me a very big congrats for this incredible achievement - CHEERS LADIES!!

I love to try construction/folded cards with a difference and so when I saw this petal fold card I was right onto it.... details on the Butterfly challenge blog.  Cut my card from 8" x 8" magenta card and then found some lovely floral PP to add to the front semi-circles... cut using my circle dies. Then to decorate the front I die cut a butterfly from shiny silver card and a layer from pink, and added some magenta gems. From the PP scraps I cut a couple piece to fit on the inside then stamped the butterfly sentiment and silver embossed on the pink card, I decorated it with the punchout bits from the die cut butterfly and attached the panel with thin foam sheet.  I decided it needed a little sentiment on the from so stamped that on a scrap of the pink card and added an extra gem.

Thanks for stopping by my blog --  have a Happy Day

Butterfly Challenge

Card Recipe
Stamps: I'm pretty sure this sentiment stamp is an old Crafty Individuals, Julie Hickey Designs -small sentiment 
Dies: Spellbinder Nesting Circles, Dovecraft - Layering Butterfly
Inks: Verafine - black, Versamark
Other:  Silver embossing powder, silver card, DP

Friday, 17 January 2020

Happy Birthday

Well it's a happy Friday here at my desk, and thankfully we did get a small amount of rain last night, accompanied by sheet lightning and thunder and lots of wind today ... I know they've had rain in the southern states and only hope it has been some benefit to the areas with fires.

My photo today is of some beehive ginger that I have growing in the back garden

The card I'm sharing today is again from my friends collection - we had a session last Saturday and Vikki shared her Christmas present stamps... I'm loving this one as it has an Aussie theme.
I stamped the image in grey ink and used pencils to colour the image.... I added some clear Dimensional Magic to the gumnuts.  Then in my stash I had this die cut border, so I trimmed the panel to fit inside it and then attached these to a coral coloured square card.  To finish I added a stamped sentiment, on a die cut banner and mounted with foam tape..

I am playing along with two challenges - Power Poppy Creative Confetti - Small & Sassy  ...   AND  ...  Watercooler Wednesday WWC254 - Tristan's Challenge - All About Occasions.
Thanks for stopping by my blog --   have a Happy Day

Card Recipe
Stamps: Uniquely Creative - Flying By (protea), Hero Arts - Happy Birthday to You sentiment
Dies: Pretty Quick - Noel Stained Glass  Die set - border
Inks: Versafine - smoky grey, black
Other: Coloured pencils, Nuvo Clear Crystal Drops

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Two cards featuring Hearts

Hi there and welcome to my blog's hot!!  here and so humid... I need to go get the washing from the line which dries in a flash, but I'll leave to get extra dry!! while I write up my post for the January Twofer Card Challenge #23  - HEARTS.

It is also their 2nd Blogaversary - so congratulations Darnell and your fabulous team --- YEAHH!!!

So I chose to use a simple elongated heart stamp for my cards and created conventional and a non-conventional designs.

For my first card I simply inked the heart in Distress Oxide ink - Pickled Raspberry and stamped a border down one side on a white card panel..  Then I inked the top part of the sentiment stamp and stamped that in place. Next I inked the bottom part but left off the word 'heart' and stamped that leaving enough room to stamp my last pink hear in place of the word.  I used the DO to watercolour that heart and to finish added a small clear gem and mounted the panel to a pink card.

For my second card I stamped the heart in Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink in a flower shape, used the same ink to watercolour the petals.  I stamped a stem and leaf in Peeled Paint DI and  a  flower center and fussy cut it and watercolour that too and attached to the flower with foam tape.  I flicked some black paint over the image and cut black card to give a small  border before attaching to an orange card.  To finish I stamped the sentiment strip, edged that with green ink and attached with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by my blog ---  Have a Happy Day

Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Hero Arts - Letter stamps "L" - heart, Hero Arts - Life with Sunshine - sentiment, Polkadoodles - Summertime - leaf, stem, flower center
Inks: Versafine - black, Distress Ink - Ripe Persimmon, Peeled Paint, Distress Oxide - Pickled Raspberry
Other: Black paint, clear gem

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Freedom..... Happiness

For the Daring Cardmakers January Elemental Inspiration challenge - Feeling Blue!!  -  we had to chose 3 elements from the  picture (below)... which was highlighting the Pantone colour of the year Classic Blue.
I chose to use elements including the colour blue, the Willow Pattern, Vases, and the contrasting pink daisies. I stamped the willow elements in Blueprint Sketch DI and fussy cut the vase.  I inked card in the same color to cut a blue frame for my willow pattern then I die cut two pink daisies and green stems. I cut a panel to fit the white card and used an embossing folder to create a background.... using a brayer to colour the raised sections of the pattern in matching blue ink.  To finish I arranged all the elements on the white card added some brown micro beads to the flower centers and added the stamped sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by my blog --- have a Happy Day

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Clear Impressions - Cherry Blossom collection
Dies:  Sizzix - Small Tattered Florals
Inks:  Blueprint Sketch, Versafine - black
Other: Couture Creations Embossing Folder - Royalty , Micro beads