Wednesday 30 November 2016

JOY to the World

Recently I played around with my alphabet dies and made the word 'Jolly' by cutting around the negative of the letters.... so here I've used that technique to make my Joy tag.  I then simply used part of a stamp for the rest of my sentiment on a white strip and attached them to the really colourful background made with Brushos and spritzed with Perfect Pearls for a silvery finish,  I die cut the top of the tag, added a tassel and then positioned the center of the 'O' and attached a glittery star.  I was inspired by Tracey's tag (below) on Day 19, of 25 Days of Christmas Tags... I love how she used the glittery snowflake for her 'O'.   Thanks for taking a peek


'Tis the Season

This little white embossed on metallic blue bauble has been waiting in my stash for me to be inspired to use it.... so when I saw Jill's tag (below) on Day 25 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags, I just had to make a bauble tag.  I used a part of a die cut border as the hanging part of the bauble and decorated it with a few gems.  Then I found this piece of white embossed card, a strip of green card and a mini sentiment and to finish off the tag a matching spotty ribbon.  Thanks for taking a peek


Tuesday 29 November 2016

Vintage ATC

Today I tried my hand at some Mixed Media on an ATC I'm swapping with a friend and have decided to post it to the Stamplorations - ARTplorations Mixed Media November challenge.
I used some floral designer paper as my background and stamped on some musical notes, and the word Vintage.  Then I found some old bird postage stamps and chose one to pop in the top corner,  I used my stencil to add some wavy lines to it. I die cut a bird cage in brown card and dabbed over Picket Fence Distress Ink and after I positioned it I used coloured texture paste and a stencil to add a leafy branch. Next I stamped my bird image and coloured it with Distress Inks and fussy cut it. I added a handmade flower to the branch and layered the ATC on a green background card.  Thanks for taking a peek

Stencil Sunday #71 + November Mixed Media Challenge

Monday 28 November 2016

Christmas Wishes

Have to agree with Gill at 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown..... wow it's the end of November, where has the year gone.  Anyway for this weeks she would like us to dig into our stash and use glitter on our card.  This is definitely a 'from my stash piles' card... all the pieces are from my stash....the background was created with sponging through a stencil and was just waiting for me to find this silver embossed Christmas label.  I stamped a pink flourish in the corners of my background to tie in  with the label image and fussy cut the label. Then I found this glittery wrapping ribbon in my stash to hold my label and tie in with the grey stencil sponging.  To finish my card I added a few gems.  Thanks for taking a peek

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

oh dear!!!  we are sooo close to the end of November - now the rush to get all those Christmas cards in the post ... and still I can't help myself but make one more.
Today my card is "PINK" for the Power & Spark challenge over at Power Poppy.
I created the pink background by using a dry baby wipe and Spun Sugar Distress Ink on wood-grain card stock - I like to see how inks react on different card - well it work well, then I gave it a light spray with Perfect Pearls mist - it gathered in the creases.  Then I stamped my sentiment and stocking image and embossed in silver.  I fussy cut the stocking and coloured it with Distress Inks.  I found two decorative square frames in my stash and positioned them to display my images.  I decided to add a silver embossed edge to my sentiment and added a few sequins to finish.  Thanks for taking a peek

Sunday 27 November 2016

Be merry

Merry Monday #223 have a colour theme for their challenge this week - Light Blue, Dark Blue and Pink.... I recently made this tag with a die cut bauble in dark blue. I backed the image with a piece made using shaving cream technique in pink and blue.  I die cut my tag shape in pink and then again in white and left enough card to cut around the negative so I could insert the pink tag...left enough white at the bottom to stamp my sentiment. Tied a bunch of colour threads to the top and 3D mounted it to a white card.  Thanks for taking a peek

Merry Christmas

I have had a busy weekend finishing off some cards which I put together from my stash of pre-stamped images and sentiment, and backgrounds.  This background was made when I decided to see how a puddle of gold reinker would look squashed between two pieces of card stock - then I dabbed it over with a scrunched plastic bag.  I flicked blue Twinkling H2Os over it to co-ordinate with the blue bauble.  The bauble image is white embossed on metallic blue card. I made the bauble topper by die cutting one end of a tag label die. I mounted my gold embossed sentiment on blue and hung my bauble with gold twine.  All of this gold suits well with the challenge over at City Crafters - Week 339 - Gold Finger.  Thanks for taking a peek

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #339 ~ Gold Finger

Merry Christmas tag

On Day 14 of  25 Days of Christmas Tags, Daria made a funky Christmas tree tag - so I was inspired to use this stamped tree image image from my pre-stamped stash. It was pretty plain so I dressed it up with a matching background tag, some star sequins and glittery spots of snow. Then I finished off with a silver embossed stamped sentiment and tied the two tags together with some fabulous threads. Thanks for taking a peek


Merry Christmas tag

I have made a round shaker tag inspired by Shannon's tag  (below) on Day 24 of   25 Days of Christmas Tags.  I stamped a string of ornaments on the background, added some mini sequins and topped with cellophane and scalloped die cut frame. I stamped my bird on a scrap of Brushos background and also a mini sentiment and 3D attached them to my tag. .... it all looked a bit lost so I added another circle of red card to frame it all.  Thanks for taking a peek


Christmas Bauble card

I love working with White embossed images and Brushos - this card is for the November Rudolph challenge... over at Scraps of Life.  It's a large card because I didn't want to cut off any of the lovely colours.  I added a shiny metallic aqua die cut bauble (couldn't get a good pic) and white die cut foliage.  Thanks for taking a peek

Christmas Spirit tag

This week at Muse: Christmas Vision - 72, we are being inspired by a tag by Cornelia...
I liked that Cornelia chose background tag of blue as her night sky to display the snowflakes , so I have silver embossed a swirly Christmas tree and a few snowflakes. Then my top vellum layer is actually pale blue and I have again silver embossed my sentiment and a star to top my tree and a snowflake to surround my tag hole for my silvery threads.  Thanks for taking a peek


Friday 25 November 2016

Friday Smiles

Well I've had a relaxing day today - our daughter has the day off (she's a nurse), so she shouted both hubby and me to the movies... saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them.... great movie. Then we came home, had lunch and played scrabble till it was time for her to pick up the girls from day care. 
I found a couple of pics on facebook to share.... I thought this one pretty cool for us Aussies. My sister lives rural and feeds the parrots just like this, not sure she could get this close to take a photo.
 This one I thought was worth a chuckle... as we're still decluttering after the renos and move back into the house.
 And lastly my photo of Watson, snoozing on top of the single bed mattress resting on our bedroom wall,  that the girls use when they sleep here
It's been another hot week here and no rain but I'm happy because we do have air conditioning now and I can craft away all day in my cool room.  Have you had a happy week, with plenty to smile about, why not pop over to Annie's blog and share. Have and wonderful weekend, cheers

Thursday 24 November 2016

Merry Christmas stocking tags

Well I continue to use up re-stamped bits from my stash and today I have found these two stockings that are so old I had to add modeling paste to the tops and they were off-white...I spruced them up with some glitter too. I can't remember how are created the red part of the stocking but I did over stamp with Versamark and them brushed on some Brilliant Gold Interference powder - so there is shiny swirls and stars over the boots. I found some mini sentiments and trimmed them to tag shapes and inked the edges. Then I die cut some reddish pink coloured card for the base tag and tied all three together with shiny cord.  I have been inspired a little bit my Mary's tag (below) on Day 4 at Twelve Tags of Christmas.  Thanks for taking a peek


Tuesday 22 November 2016

Christmas stocking tag

On Day 16 at  25 Days of Christmas Tags, Muse: Christmas Vision (#71), were the special guests and sponsors, with all the girls displaying fabulous tags to inspire us - the special theme is  - to use vellum.  I chose to case Kimberley's tag (below)..... the pink and gold caught my eye and the layers of tags, especially the two ovals. So I fished out the vellum - oh that was not good, mine is  sooooo old it's "antique" looking but I did find this small piece of white vellum for my white embossed stocking.... I coloured the back of the flower so it would be highlighted. All my gold stuff wasn't working so I went with silver...I created the back tag with silver card and then ran strips of double sided tape and stuck on some really sparkly silver wrapping ribbon.  My two ovals are cut from Mulberry paper ( I have a stash of that which has seen daylight for years) I just love the pink it was a wavy pattern on it.  Tied all the tags together with pink ribbon to finish.  Thanks for taking a peek