Friday, 7 May 2021

With Love

I made this card for my Mum for Mothers' Day, this Sunday 9th May
It is a digital print that I coloured with Colouring Pencils, then framed it with white onto a yellow card and to finish added a die cut label with gold embossed sentiment.

I am playing along with 
Stamps:  Power Poppy digital - Kindness is the Way,  Inspired by Stamping - Poppies (sentiemnt)
Dies: Becky Higgins Project Life Nesting Dies, unknown tag die
Inks: Versamark
Other: gold embossing powder, Coloured  Pencils

Wednesday, 5 May 2021


Well I thought immediately of the rainbow colours of those Kaleidacolour pads that were the rage many years ago and wondered if there was enough 'juice' in my old pads ..  not too bad
So my 'blending' is really what you can achieve with a brayer... and I started out thinking to brayer through the stencil, using both pads so I could get a rainbow  -- no success at all - BUT - there was heaps of ink on the stencil, so I quickly placed my watercolour card panel on top and pressed firmly... a sneak look and I needed to lightly spritz with water... and whoopie it worked....the texture of the card doesn't give a smooth blend but you do get a cool outline of the stencil design.   To finish I trimmed the panel and from my stash found this 'Hello' die cut (kindly sent from a friend) in metallic card, so found some matching card to give the panel a frame.  Hope this is CAS enough --  I find it terribly hard to trim a panel when the whole thing is just lovely.

Thanks for visiting.... have a Wonderful Creative day  - Cheers

Card Recipe 
Dies:  Altenew - Simply Hello
Inks:  Kaleidacolor - Birthstone and Melon Melody
Other:  Tim Holtz - Flourish Layering Stencil, brayer

Thinking of You

A quick card from me this morning - using a card panel I had on my desk from a few weeks ago that fitted perfectly for the Just Add Ink challenge...  love the off the edge yellow flowers, and this piece was already coloured to suit--- watercoloured with Distress Ink and pencil and blotting paper blended background. I just need to add the stamped and embossing sentiment and attach to a card.

Thanks for visiting  ---  have a Wonderful Creative day,    cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Kaisercraft - Fly Free, Craftworld mag (sentiment)
Inks:  Versafine - black,  Distress Inks - scattered straw, fossilised amber, spiced marmalade, 
Other:  clear embossing powder, coloured pencils (green)

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Guest Designer at CAS Christmas

This month I have the honour of being Guest Designer for the 

I have this lovely Holly outline stamp and decided to go with the traditional Christmas colours - red, green and gold.
  • Stamped the holly image in Distress Inks which lend themselves beautifully to watercolour the image drawing the colour from the outline... I did this twice and fussy cut them out.
  • Die cut some pine sprigs and watercoloured these with Distress Oxide inks.
  • Stamped and gold embossed the sentiment on a white card panel
  • Assembled the elements on the card using foam tape

Thanks for visiting and I do hope you can join in the card making challenge at CAS Christmas
Have a  Wonderful Creative month,    cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Hero Arts - Watercolour Holly Outline, Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Joy
Dies: Crafters Companion - Winter Wonderland
Inks: Versamark, Distress Inks - Rustic Wilderness, Candied Apple, Distress Oxide - Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint
Other:   gold embossing powder

Sunday, 2 May 2021

April CCC card - Hello

This month my card for the Card Chain Challenge went across the seas to Arlene in USA.
I used the colour palette, die cuts and friendship theme

I really love how this card turned out - I'll be loose watercolouring lots now and it's fun using it with the die cuts.
  • Die cut 3 Vine leaves and loosely watercolored the with Distress Inks
  • Die cut the front card panel and used a stencil to lightly add some interest to the background
  • Die cut a purple strip and white embossed the stamped sentiment.

Thanks for visiting... sadly as this goes to air my card hasn't arrived from Linda so I will add a pic when it arrives.
Have a Wonderful Creative weekend....  cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Power Poppy - Everything's Rosy (sentiment)
Dies: Kaisercraft - Vines, CUTplorations - Crazy running double stitched nesting rectangles
Inks: Versamark, Distress Ink - Shabby shutters, Peeled paint, Gathered twigs
Other:  white embossing powder, Prima stencil

Saturday, 1 May 2021

May Calendar

First of a new month..... already May, and time to share my calendar page
and it's our Anniversary today  --  45 years  WOW!!

Thanks for visiting.... have a Wonderful month,   cheers

Guest Designer for Sisterhood of Snarky Stamper 'O' for Outdoors challenge

A bit of fun this month as Edna moves "Outdoors" and with me as the invited guest designer for

I do love the outdoors and have spent the past few mornings in my garden giving it a tidy up and make over and for me there is nothing nicer than a stroll anywhere away from the house to refresh my mind ( and exercise) - so I can get back to my desk and the crafts I love

I had this outdoor tree scene already stamped in my stash so thought to use it as the background through a window card in my old stash.  Hardest part was deciding on a snarky sentiment.
  • stamped the crafty objects in grey ink and coloured my images with coloured pencils and fussy cut these out.  Coloured the scene too
  • found some DP to use as the table top and matching card strip for the sill
  • blending ink over the textured card surface and attached all the elements
  • my Word doc is working so had to dig out my lettering set and stamped the sentiment, trimmed and edge them in black

Hope you can join in the fun at 
Thanks for visiting,   have a Wonderful Creative weekend, cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Flourishes - Stitched for You, and From the Desk of.. ,    We R Precision Press+ lettering, scenery stamp unknown
Inks:  Versafine - black and smokey grey
Other:  window card, coloured pencils

Just thought I'd share a few pics of the garden

I have installed in the garden two ends that were leftover from the girls cubby house and have been leaning about in our storage space part of the garden

and this is the quiet space where I can sit and enjoy a cuppa and the garden

Merry Christmas

Lucky for me the time difference still allows me to post my card to join in with 
I do love to keep ahead of Christmas, making cards all through the year and the way this year is flying by I'd best make the most of my Christmas card making

  • Stamped the holly image with Distress Ink - rustic wilderness and with a wet brush pulled the colour from the outline, lightly added some detail with coloured pencils
  • Stamped and gold embossed the sentiment
  • Trimmed the panel to a small slim card and embossed the edge with gold and attached to the white card

Thanks for visiting  --  have a Wonderful Creative weekend,   cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Hero Arts - Watercolour Holly Outline, Hero Arts - Traditional Messages
Inks: Versamark, Distress Ink - Rustic wilderness, Candied apple
Other:  gold embossing powder, coloured pencils