Saturday, 2 July 2022

June Card Chain Challenge Reveal

 A new month has rushed on in so here I am to share my 
June Card Chain Challenge card that I sent off to Suze in New Zealand.

For my card I used the layout combined with an Easel card as the 'pop up' card technique and the colour palette and of course Friendship


  • I used a stamped floral from my stash (unknown) and coloured with colouring pencils, then fussy cut it out
  • Die cut some leaves from - Sizzix - Winterwoodland from green card and added some pencil shading aiso some twigs from Sizzix - Wildflower Stems #1
  • Cut some matching teal card strips and attached to the folded Easel card
  • For the sentiment - stamped and white embossed from Happy Little Stampers - Whimsical Friends set, on teal card, and attached with foam tape to hold the 'easel' in place when opened

 thanks for stopping by my blog, have a wonderful day,   cheers Robyn
 


Thursday, 30 June 2022

Wishing you a Warm & Wonderful Christmas

End of the month and half way through this year....   and I have a Christmas card to share for two challenges


Having fun using more of my pre-stamped images...  this cute House Mouse image stamped in black and clear embossed   and also from the stash a stamped sentiment.
Watercoloured the image with Distress Inks, trimmed the panel and added a red border layer.  Happy then to use some more of the huge patterned paper stash for the background and attached all the elements to a white card.


Thanks for stopping by my blog,   have a wonderful day,   cheers Robyn

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Birthday Hugs



Today I'm joining with friends of Loll Thompsons in wishing her the Very Happiest of Birthdays, a very special and talented lady who organises the CAS challenges ... I sent this recently made card to her and am pleased that it reach her in time

and of course you all know I love my floral cards.
A quick and simple card ....
  • Using another stamped image (Altenew - Precious Peony) from my stash, stamped with Versafine smokey grey ink and water coloured with Distress Inks
  • Die cut the large sentiment from yellow card.. CUTplorations... using parts of two sets, then smooched wild honey DI to break the colour

Thanks for stopping by my blog.... have a wonderful creative week,   Cheers Robyn

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Hoping Your Day Goes Swimmingly

 A MALE card today for the theme at Let's Squash It!!..  challenge #21



  • Used a leafy embossing folder from Couture Creations - Ambrosia.. and embossed white card
  • Smooched blues and greens Distress Oxide inks on my work mat, lightly spritzed with water and laid the embossed panel over the ink, pressed lightly with my hand and did this till I achieved ink coverage to the raised pattern
  • Used coloured pencils to colour two fish from my stash (unknown) that were once stamped in black ink and heat embossed with gold EP, fussy cut them out
  • Attached some thin strips of green card to the side  and trimmed the panel to fit a white card
  • Stamped sentiment from Sheena Douglass Sea View Collection, with Versamark and used Sizzix Fir Tree embossing powder, on a strip of vellum... you couldn't see it on the background then so I added a strip of white card behind and attached it and the fish with foam tape

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

Friday, 24 June 2022

Cheers Tag


  • Die cut a tag.. from CUTplorations stitched nesting tag set
  • Stamped image .. Stamps Happen, Red Wine Cellar with Versafine - smokey grey
  • Watercoloured image with Distress Inks when dry added some clear Nuvo Crystal Drops to the glass
  • Stamped random texture stamps around edge of tag and blended a little brown DI too
  • Stamped 'Cheers' in Aged Mahogony DI with alphabet set letters
  • Added some black and white twine

I am playing along with The Male Room challenge #163 - Tag
Thanks for stopping by my blog,   have a wonderful day,   cheers Robyn

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Best Wishes


I recently acquired this cool stencil from Uniquely Creative - Ocean Waves, and just had to try it out
  • Mixed some Distress Ink - mermaid lagoon, with texture paste and applied to white pearl metallic card through the stencil... tried to darken the blue as I came down the stencil
  • Trimmed the panel and layered onto shine blue metallic card
  • Stamped the seahorse in Versamark and silver embossed, then water coloured with Twinkling H2Os and fussy cut it out
  • Die cut some 'sea weed' from a piece of alcohol ink background with die from Sizzix - delicate leaves
  • Stamped the sentiment in Versamark and silver embossed, trimmed and attached all the elements to a blue card and finished with some dots of glitter glue


I am playing along with CAS Mix Up June Stencil challenge - Pastes/gels

Thanks for stopping by my blog,   have a wonderful day,   cheers Robyn

Monday, 20 June 2022

Share the Spirit of Christmas

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, hope you're enjoying your week....

I have a Christmas card for two challenges


  • Used a Wreath EF by Christina Griffiths (Card Making Magic) - Yuletide Wishes, to emboss image on white card
  • Die cut the Robin and more holly leaves from the same set.
  • Watercoloured all the images with Distress Inks and added some light pencil detail
  • Trimmed the panel to fit a square card and attached with foam sheet
  • Lasted added stamped sentiment - Crafters Choice - Rustic Christmas on a die cut banner from Project Life set

Have a wonderful day,   Cheers Robyn




Friday, 17 June 2022

Happy Birthday



Sharing today with you my latest crocheted rug, along with a floral birthday card

The rug is a Polly Plum design - In a Tizzy




  • Stamped the floral from Flourishes- Winter Blossom, in black Versafine around the edge of white card panel
  • Watercoloured with Distress Inks in yellows and blues, and used a white paint pen to add colour to the pussy willows and flower stamen
  • Stamped sentiment from Close to my Heart - Joyful Birthday Occasions with Versamark and silver embossed
  • Layered with a mid blue border on white card and finished with a few spots of white Nuvo Crystal Drops


I am playing along with 

Thanks for stopping by my blog    --  have a wonderful day,   cheers Robyn