Tuesday, 28 January 2020

To Cheer You

Playing with my Twinkling H2Os today

Is it a surprise to see me making a card today with my at the moment most favourite stamp... I love that you can colour over this shadow stamp and achieve some gorgeous results... so today I stamped it in DI Antique Linen and watercoloured over it with Twinkling H2Os and added depth with coloured pencils.  Then trimmed the panel down and die cut the upper edge with a curved die to remove lots of the 'white'.  To finish I added a stamped and embossed sentiment and a patterned DP background.
I am playing along with three challenges ...  Just Add Ink #489 Colour challenge - using Bermuda Bay, Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight as my three colour choices   ....  AND .... The Daring Cardmakers - Cheer Someone Up! challenge  ...   AND  ...   Penny Black Saturday PBSA January challenge - Anything Goes.
Thanks for stopping  by my blog  --  have a Happy Day.

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Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Card Recipe 
Stamps: Penny Black - Spontaneous Joy, Hero Arts - To Cheer You
Dies: Spellbinders -  Curved Borders II
Inks: Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Vers Color - Rose Red
Other:Clear embossing powder, coloured pencils, designer paper

Merry Christmas

Doesn't everything look fresh and green...we've had a good drenching of  rain - it washes away the dust and puts that glorious fresh smell in the air and of course it's much cooler.

So this morning I'm sharing a Christmas card for the Rudolph Days January challenge ....  and I challenged myself to use one of my very old neglected stamps - some of those on wooden blocks where the rubber is starting to harden and you're lucky to get an image...just missed the right side of the red bauble.  Stamped the image with Versamark and heat set with white EP, then decided to give my pencils a rest and used Twinkling H2Os to watercolour the image.  Next die cut the image panel and found some blue to match as a background and then white embossed the sentiment and lastly assembled the panels on a white card.
Thanks for stopping by my blog  --- have a Happy Day

January Rudolph Days Challenge

Card Recipe 
Stamps: thINKing Stamps - X-mas baubles, Print Blocks -sentiment
Dies:  Crafters Companion - Torn edge nesting rectangles
Inks: Versamark
Other:  White embossing powder, Twinkling H2Os

Friday, 24 January 2020

Merry Christmas Tag

Everyone can do with a little extra LOVIN'

Created the background of my tag with a stencil inked with Versamark and used a brayer to help transfer the ink to white card, then heat embossed with white EP.... next sponged over with Old Paper DI, buffed the ink from the white when dry and trimmed to a tag shape.  Stamped the holly with grey ink and used Distress Inks to watercolour and then rough fussy cut.  Stamped the sentiment in red and clear embossed and rough fussy cut this too.  Arranged the holly and sentiment on the tag with foam tape and added some ribbon to the top, then attached to a white card..

I am playing along with CAS Christmas January challenge - Tag.
Thanks of stopping by my blog --  have a Happy Day

Card Recipe
Stamps: Hero Arts - Watercolour Holly Outline, Kaisercraft - Peace & Joy - sentiment
Inks:  Versafine - Smokey Gray, Distress Oxide - Barn Door, Distress Ink - Old Paper, Mowed Lawn, Versamark
Other:  Kaisercraft stencil - Foliage, clear and white embossing powder, Dimensional Magic, ribbon, corner rounder punch

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Happy Birthday

Look at my plants.... yes they are wet from the rain....  yeah!!! at last after days of rumbling thunder and scare the cats lightning, we got a few hours of light soaking rain.  I did think to go out and dance in the rain ... but figured I'd probably slip over and do myself an injury, so carefully took the camera out for some photos

I do tend to make mostly birthday cards, and florals - so here's another.
Stamped the flowers, coloured with pencils and fussy cut.  Die cut a window in white card, trimmed to fit a white card and rounded the corners.  The stamped the sentiment in black, trimmed and rounded these corners too.... then arranged the elements with a piece of textured yellow DP behind the window onto the white card.

I am playing along with Seize the Birthday #181 - Anything Goes challenge.  ...   AND  ... Yes, Virginia - Show & Share January.
Thanks for stopping by my blog ---  have a Happy Day

Card Recipe
Stamps: Floral stamp is my friends so will check with her and update this, Close to My Heart - Joyful Birthday Occasions - sentiment
Dies: Rounded corner stitched rectangle - cheap version,
Inks: Versafine - black
Other: Coloured pencils, corner rounded punch, Designer Paper from stash

Just Because

Excitement, excitement... look what arrived today.... some new Blending Brushes...oh they feel soooo nice, like velvet, different sizes, the small ones are hidden at the back --  but of course I just had to use them straight away

I made another card for the CAS Stencil January challenge - Use a new stencil, seeing as it's their 1st Birthday - a big congrats DT.
Onto white card I 'blended' some DI in three colours along one side and then trimmed the panel to fit a white card.  Then from my stash I found these hibiscus in similar colours so fussy cut them out (they had been coloured with watercolour paints, so I added a bit of depth with coloured pencils). In my stash also was this dark rose coloured clear embossed sentiment, so cut that down to fit with the flowers across the bottom.... a welllahhh we have a card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog ---  have a Happy Day

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Appleblossom Designs - hibiscus, Paper Roses - Into the Woods (sentiment)
Inks: Distress Oxides - mustard seed, worn lipstick, dried marigold, Versafine - black 
Other:  New Stencil - Marianne Designs - cobble stones, NEW blending brushes, cheap watercolour paints, coloured pencils, clear embossing powder

Monday, 20 January 2020

Purple Thanks

 This card on my desk inspired me to create my background

Well I never thought I'd be putting these three colours together ... Purple, Pink, Red

I sponged and blended Distress Oxide inks in these colours over white card panel.  In my stash of pre die cuts I found this three daisy piece... I decided to place the die cut on the sponged panel and light spray with water over the top section, let is soak for a few seconds then blotted off the excess  and removed the die cut... can you see the darker shadow of the flowers and leaves.  I dried off the white die cut and adhered it over the top and added some purple microbeads to the flower centers.
To finish I cut the panel to fit a white card and added a purple die cut 'thanks'.

I am playing along with Just Us Girls Colour Week challenge #519 - Purple, Pink, Red.
Thanks for stopping by my blog -- have a Happy Day

Card Recipe
Dies: Three flower die - unknown,  Avery Elle - Thanks from Pierced Hexagon set
Inks:  Distress Oxides - Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple
Other:  microbeads

Happy Birthday stenciled card

Whoooopie and a big congrats to all the 
CAS Stencil team.....

Guess what??   it's 11am and my breakfast dishes are still soaking in the kitchen sink... mmmm ... naaah I'm not worried, I sat down to check my emails with a cuppa and the next thing I have a stencil and ink and sponges.... and I've made a card

It was time his NEW stencil became creative... so  on a white card panel I taped it in place and used Tattered Rose DI to sponge over the ink - softly fading out.  I took a coral colored pencil and added some depth to the droplet points and then a line of white gel pen dots, then cut the panel with a crazy stitched die, to fit the old rose coloured card.
Next from my stash I found this butterfly die cut in white card so sponged over it with the same DI and then some Ripe Persimmon on the edges... I added some white gel pen dots to the wings too and a row of tiny pearl beads to the body.  To finish I stamped the sentiment on matching card and mounted this and the butterfly with foam tape.

I am playing along with CAS Stencil January challenge - Use a New Stencil  ....  AND  ... Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge #369 ....   AND .....  The Daring Cardmaker - Something New.
Thanks for stopping by my blog --- have a Happy Day

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Daring Cardmakers

Card Recipe;
Stamps: Darkroom Door - Happy Birthday set
Dies: CUTplorations - Crazy Running Double Stitched nesting rectangles, butterfly die- no idea
Inks: Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Ripe Persimmon, Versafine - black
Other:Altenew - Flowing Drops stencil, coloured pencils, white gel pen, tiny pearl beads, gold shimmer spray

Saturday, 18 January 2020

To Someone Special

Today I'm sharing a calendar page - love the fabulous artwork and colours.   
I am also playing along with two blog challenges...
I have managed to use all the 'Q' elements on my card
...  AND  ...  
My card is celebrating life and so  my card features a butterfly - here in this world for a short time but I do love to see them fluttering about the garden.
Also from me a very big congrats for this incredible achievement - CHEERS LADIES!!

I love to try construction/folded cards with a difference and so when I saw this petal fold card I was right onto it.... details on the Butterfly challenge blog.  Cut my card from 8" x 8" magenta card and then found some lovely floral PP to add to the front semi-circles... cut using my circle dies. Then to decorate the front I die cut a butterfly from shiny silver card and a layer from pink, and added some magenta gems. From the PP scraps I cut a couple piece to fit on the inside then stamped the butterfly sentiment and silver embossed on the pink card, I decorated it with the punchout bits from the die cut butterfly and attached the panel with thin foam sheet.  I decided it needed a little sentiment on the from so stamped that on a scrap of the pink card and added an extra gem.

Thanks for stopping by my blog --  have a Happy Day

Butterfly Challenge

Card Recipe
Stamps: I'm pretty sure this sentiment stamp is an old Crafty Individuals, Julie Hickey Designs -small sentiment 
Dies: Spellbinder Nesting Circles, Dovecraft - Layering Butterfly
Inks: Verafine - black, Versamark
Other:  Silver embossing powder, silver card, DP

Friday, 17 January 2020

Happy Birthday

Well it's a happy Friday here at my desk, and thankfully we did get a small amount of rain last night, accompanied by sheet lightning and thunder and lots of wind today ... I know they've had rain in the southern states and only hope it has been some benefit to the areas with fires.

My photo today is of some beehive ginger that I have growing in the back garden

The card I'm sharing today is again from my friends collection - we had a session last Saturday and Vikki shared her Christmas present stamps... I'm loving this one as it has an Aussie theme.
I stamped the image in grey ink and used pencils to colour the image.... I added some clear Dimensional Magic to the gumnuts.  Then in my stash I had this die cut border, so I trimmed the panel to fit inside it and then attached these to a coral coloured square card.  To finish I added a stamped sentiment, on a die cut banner and mounted with foam tape..

I am playing along with two challenges - Power Poppy Creative Confetti - Small & Sassy  ...   AND  ...  Watercooler Wednesday WWC254 - Tristan's Challenge - All About Occasions.
Thanks for stopping by my blog --   have a Happy Day

Card Recipe
Stamps: Uniquely Creative - Flying By (protea), Hero Arts - Happy Birthday to You sentiment
Dies: Pretty Quick - Noel Stained Glass  Die set - border
Inks: Versafine - smoky grey, black
Other: Coloured pencils, Nuvo Clear Crystal Drops