Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Sending You Birthday Wishes

This time for the CAS Mix Up November challenge - I used my Embossing Folder to emboss some metallic gold paper which I then cut with a circle die.  Next I swiped Versamark over the raised edges and heat embossed with Cream Embossing Powder.... and decided to use Distress Inks to watercolour the centers of the flowers.... that helped me decided to use a cream background which I embossed with a stitched rectangle die.  I stamped my sentiment in red ink and heat embossed with pearl gold EP. To finish I added a matching strip of card and used foam tapes to attach my circle elements.

Elements - stamping, embossing folder, die cuts, heat embossing
Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

Two Cards featuring a Wreath

 This month the theme at Darnell's Twofer Challenge #11 is Wreaths -  and I've made a Christmas card and a Thinking of You card.

First for my Christmas card, I stamped my twig wreath twice with green and brown Distress Ink and added some holly and foliage stamped in Distress Oxides.  Stamped my robin, used pencils to colour the image and fussy cut him out. I added some embossed corners using a metal die and tan mat.  Assembled my card on a red base and to finish added a red die cut sentiment.

For my second card I stamped the wreath twice in Distress Oxides in browns on cream card....framed this with a dark brown layer onto a light brown card.  I stamped my sentiment in brown and embossed with clear EP  and mounted the strip with foam tape.  To finish I added a bow, twine and twisted raffia to the corner of my wreath and decorated it with matching pearls. 
Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

Monday, 19 November 2018


Continuing on from last week at Power Poppy Creative Confetti... I have enjoyed using my coloured pencils again on this stamped Santa image - found it much easier than watercolouring.  I chose some DP in a light grey mauve as a background and a dark purple card... then to join in with this weeks Power Poppy Creative Confetti - Around the Corner... I curved the corners with a rounder and sponged the edges then assembled the card using foam tape on my image.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.

Happy Birthday

After I stamped this floral image I thought I'd like to use soft colours so chose my pencils to colour it. Then to keep it a CAS card simply stamped the sentiment and embossed with silver EP and layered the panel to a white card.  I am playing along with Watercooler Wednesday challenge WWC19 - Heidi''s "All About Occasions"   and also with Stamplorations CAS Card November challenge - Anything Goes.  And also with Stamplorations Never Ending Anything Goes challenge.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.

    Blossom Spray #2 stamp

Merry Christmas

I thought I'd try using a die to create my sentiment... so carefully inked the raised areas with blue ink and with my Tan mat in place and white card ready, very carefully placed the die ink side down onthe card, on with my top plate and through the Cuttlebug.. wow it worked - I have in impressed inked sentiment... being in blue I found this reindeer DP in my stash and used it as a background and then stamped my reindeer in blue, embossed with pearl white EP and fussy cut it out - and assembled my card.  I am playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #318 - Holiday, and Happy Little Stamper November Christmas Challenge.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day


Sunday, 18 November 2018

Happy Birthday

I have a Birthday card today for a special friend and I'm playing along with three challenges...
Stamplorations November Theme and Sketch, Power Poppy Creative Confetti - Just Color, and The Flower Challenge #26 - A Special Occasion.
I stamped my Protea image with grey ink and coloured it with Pencils then trimmed the image panel. Then I die cut a open stitched frame and stamped my sentiment and embossed with silver EP.  I assembled the card elements over a strip of dark red glitter gift wrap ribbon and used foam tape on the sentiment.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.


Saturday, 17 November 2018

Spirit of Christmas Tag

Day 12 of Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends... what a fabulous event, so many gorgeous tags from Loll and inspiration from everyone, sad that this is the final day, but I just had to join in again, I'm so in the tag making mood.  I loved the colours of this smooched watercolour panel from my stash, I added a spritz of shine mist and trimmed it to size with a stitched rectangle die. Next I decided to just use a Christmas verse stamp... and this one just fit the bill - masked and stamped the top and then fitted in a sparkly silver die cut 'Christmas', masked and stamped the bottom and replaced the word with a sparkly silver die cut Heart.  To finish I added a dark purple frame layer and die cut a stitched larger rectangle in pinky purple metallic card, punched a hole for the ribbons and added a few sparkly silver dots.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

Techniques - stamping, die cuts, smooching, misting   Products - card stock, metallic card stock, Distress Inks, Colour Mists, ribbon

Twelve Tags of Christmas

So thrilled that Loll invited me to be a Guest Designer this her fifth and sadly last year of Loll and Friends, Twelve Tags of Christmas... I know I've enjoyed playing along over the years with many others and we'd all like to thank you Loll, so much for the challenge, the inspiration and encouragement you've shared with us all ... thank you, thank you.
Now here is my CAS tag for you...

I started with cream cardstock and ran it through the Cuttlebug with a snowflake embossing folder... next I swiped Versamark over the raised embossing and sprinkled over with Butter coloured embossing powder and heat set this.... cream on cream effect. Then I die cut three varying sized snowflakes from cream glitter card and an extra two small ones. I arranged the snowflakes with foam tape between the sizes and fixed them to the tag, adding pale gold gems to the centers.  To finish I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed with pearl gold EP, and added this to the bottom and some cream and gold ribbons to the top.
Tricky to photograph, you can just catch the glitter and glossy embossing on the close up.

Techniques - stamping, dry embossing, heat embossing, die cuts   Products - card stock, Versamark ink, embossing powder, embossing folder, dies, ribbons and gems
Thanks for visiting and you have a few more days to join in and share your tags with the Twelve Tags of Christmas challenge.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Two Christmas Tags

So today I've ended up with two tags for Loll and Friends Twelve Tags of Christmas on Day 11.  
I began with this die cut background from my stash and selected the red smooched piece to go behind it.  Then I thought to add some red flowers, so stamped two poinsettias and fussy cut them, I used Distress Inks and afterwards thought they'd look better with clear embossing so stamped a couple more but used a darker red ink and clear embossing.. whoops that's was wrong it didn't match, so rather than stamp again and fussy cut I used Versamark on the first two and clear embossed them.  I die cut some holly sprigs in metallic green and added red glitter glue to the berries.  Then from my stash and thanks to my friend I chose the 'Joy' sentiment die cut in red metallic and which also included a backing die cut in white.  To finish I attached the layers to a larger white tag and added some red ribbons.
So now I have two flowers already to go and a tag cut and dry embossed with dots.... also selected a fancy red die cut label and decided to arrange one flower with another die cut holly sprig on this.   I found a stamped sentiment in the stash and used a fancy die to cut around this to form a label and added the extra flower and holly to it.  To finish I added some gold micro beads to the flower centers and a gold satin bow.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.
Techniques - stamping, heat embossing, dry embossing, die cuts, fussy cutting,   Products - cardstock,  metallic card, Distress inks, Versamark ink, clear embossing powder, glitter glue, micro beads

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Spirit of Christmas Tag

Well the days are passing quickly, less than  weeks to Christmas and Day 10 at Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends.  I have a mixed media vintage style Tag today.  Cut some green card and DP into a tag shape and added some tinted texture paste sprigs with a stencil, strip of  ribbon and lace.  Then from a scrap cut a 'photo', sponged the edges and attached with foam tape.  I die cut some pine sprigs in two shades of card and attached with some dark red pearls.  To finish I stamped my sentiment and die cut a bauble shape and sponged edges too, then tied on some matching ribbon.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.
Techniques - stamping, die cuts, sponging, stenciling texture paste.  Products - cardstock, Designer paper, inks, texture paste, ribbon, lace, pearls