Saturday 30 April 2016

Happy Mothers' Day

My second Mothers' Day card today and both florals.   This one is made with a brand new stamp from Power Poppy Azalea set, so I am posting to their monthly challenge - Power & Spark, April - "you pick 3" three markers only to colour your image... well that was a bit difficult as I only have a few markers unpacked at this stage of our move back home - but came up with a double ended Brushables purple shade marker and a Distress Ink marker - Shabby Shutters. I am very happy with my colouring effort seeing as the purples weren't blendable. Finished off the card by mounting the fussy cut image over a purple oval onto an embossed background. Then I inked the edges of the the sentiment banner.  I am also going to post to The Card Concept #54 -Spring Flowers  I was inspired by the beautiful lilac colours in the inspiration photo and my card is a clean and layered style.


Happy Mothers' day

I have used this floral stamp from the Tulip Bouquet set from Inspired by Stamping to make my "Spring" themed card for Mothers' Day which is next weekend here in Australia. I watercoloured it and then die cut it to for the center piece overlaying a die cut lattice with mauve card to to highlight the cuts and edge.  A stamped tag, bow and pearls finish off the card - I do think my MIL is going to really like this (she's just had her 90th birthday). I am posting to Inspired by Stamping WEEKLY CARD/PROJECT SHARE THREAD April 25TH ~ This Week’s Prompt ~ SPRING THEME. Also at Crazy 4 Challenges C4C #333 the theme is Spring. And finally I'm posting to Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.  Thanks for taking a peek

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Friday 29 April 2016

Hello Dear Friend

I hate to waste anything - so I have a stash of 'scraps' of card and paper, etc. And then when I'm using ink/paint the same when I read this months Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge - Stencil Monoprint, I knew I already had a few backgrounds made with using the leftover ink on stencils - I chose this one using the Roses stencil from Kaisercraft. At Shopping Our Stash #249 the challenge is Think Ink, no colouring, so using two die cut flowers and a few scattered sequins over the background worked perfectly.  To finish I'm joining in with Virginia's View April 'Link-up Party' - a card for a Friend, so my sentiment was to die cut 'hello' to expose the base layer and stamped the Dear Friend on a background scrap.  Thanks for taking a peek

Shopping Our Stash #249 - Think Ink


Saturday 23 April 2016

Thinking of You

"So long between cards", but today I've enjoyed an afternoon in the 'craftavan' and made a card from my SIL who is very sick in hospital with undiagnosed health issues, lots of pain and she keeps on a brave face....this is for you Linda.
Some off the edge stamping and soft colouring and stamped sentiment...have you ever tried inking with colour (I used dark purple) and then using pearl gold embossing powder - great soft colours.
I've made this 'simple' card for the Curtain Call challenge - Simplicity, and also posting to Simon Says Monday challenge - Butterfly Beauty, and also at Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Make it Girlie.  Thanks for taking a peek

BUTTERFLY BEAUTY . . Simon Says Monday

Thursday 7 April 2016

Hope your day is Fabulous

Oh now isn't this photo for the Fusion Card challenge - Orchid Occasions, just stunning .. can you guess I love orchids. So of course I have made a floral card - a simple stamped and coloured image, layered on card with a slash of ribbon to highlight the sentiment and a few gems to finish.  Thanks for taking a peek

Tuesday 5 April 2016

I see it's your Birthday ... AGAIN!!!

A quick card from me this morning for the male card challenge SOS#245 at Shopping our Stash... I used elements I already had on hand  - a background and then TH birdie and then stamped up a sentiment .... the inside of the card reads "AGAIN !!!"
Thanks for taking a peek

 SOS #245 - Something For The Big or Biggest Boy

Monday 4 April 2016

Sending a Smile your way

April Happy Little Stampers CASE the Designer challenge  ... well the minute I saw Joyce's gorgeous card for this months challenge I knew I wanted to CASE her card - I love the white on white with the lovely pop of pink of her rose... so I chose a bouquet from Inspired by Stamping and some bright Brusho colours. But mine definitely looked dull so I added the layer of yellow and finished off with a sentiment and fussy cut butterfly.  Thanks for taking a peek

Saturday 2 April 2016

Just to say ...

A bit of masking and watercolour paints on the feature circle and then overstamped with a bird flourish and then I restamped the bird and fussy cut him to mount over the image. A piece of gauze and sentiment to finish the card.... hope Helen enjoys receiving this.  Thanks for taking a peek