Saturday 29 February 2020

Love Tunnel Card

So today I tackled a 'Tunnel Card' for the "T" Butterfly challenge #137 --- well that was fun - glad I roughed one out with scrap first, ironed out a few glitches and then made it out of a pretty designer paper.

I cut a rectangle in the front panel after I'd scored and folded the card base.  Then decided to use the offcut for the centre panel and used a Label die to create the opening .... from the same DP pack I chose the light pink paper for the background... and assembled the card.
To decorate the card I chose flowers from a large stash I've had and not used for a very long time, also so pearl stamen.  I formed a cone from a scalloped die cut circle to use a wrapping tied with some teal twine, and placed this inside the card.
I die cut  'LOVE' on pale pink card and backed it with darker pink and then die cut two butterflies also from the scraps, touched the edges of the larger one with pink ink and then decorated both with White Crystal Drops and finally attached these in place and added two pink teardrop gems.

I'm really happy with the result and have included with my tunnel card and butterflies, two gems, tea rose, teal and twine.
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Dies: Spellbinders - Petite scalloped circles nesting dies  and  Labels Five nesting dies, Simply Made Crafts - Sent with Love, Paper Smooches - butterflies, 
Inks: old pink ink
Other:  Designer papers, paper flowers, Pearl flower stamen, pink teardrop gems,  White Nuvo crystal drops, twine

Friday 28 February 2020

Hold on to your Dreams

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Here today with my card for my last week as Guest Designer at Daring Cardmakers...              I have enjoyed this month and challenged my card making with some really cool themes.

This card immediately came to mind when I saw the theme for this week was - 
TAKE A FLYING LEAP, to celebrate 2020 being a Leap Year.

My frog stamp is very old and the rubber is softening but I did get a usable image when I inked it with Old Paper Distress Ink... and then I used my Distress Inks to watercolour it and finished off with some coloured pencil details.   I die cut some gum leaves and then used the negative of the cut to sponge some leaves around the edge of my card panel, also sponging in some blue for the background.  To finish I stamped on my sentiment in black and attached to a green card.
We'd love to see you join in the fun over at The Daring Cardmakers this week.
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Card Recipe 
Stamps: Stamp It - Green tree frog, Scrappy Cat - Inspirations
Dies: Ultimate Crafts - Eucalyptus Blossom 
Inks: Versafine - black, Distress Inks - Old paper, Peeled paint, Forest Moss, Shabby shutters, Squeezed lemonade, Stormy sky
Other: coloured pencils

Thursday 27 February 2020

Merry Christmas

I stamped the large sentiment in Versamark and gold embossed it on the centre of a white card panel....then randomly stamped holly and mistletoe around the edges and gold embossed these too.  Then I loosely watercoloured the images with Distress Inks and a light wash around the outer edge....trimmed the panel and attached to a white card.

I am playing along with Rudolph Days February challenge.
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February Rudolph Days Challenge

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Hero Arts - Script Christmas, Kaisercraft - Merry Kissmas
Inks: Versamark, Distress Inks - Shabby shutters, Forest Moss, Barn Door, Weathered wood
Other: Gold embossing powder 

Sending Birthday Wishes

Here this morning with a card using 'snippets' from my stash.... the gold embossed cat image is ancient but he is soooo cute I think  - the gold embossing has held up well, I wasn't sure about the quality of white card it was stamped on - it definitely wasn't watercolour card but the watercolouring with Distress Inks worked ok, then I fussy cut him out.  The label background square is a freebie from a magazine and I stamped on the sentiment, cut a thin metallic red layer to match the bow tie and layered onto a fawn square on a white square card.

I am playing along with Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge #372.
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Card Recipe 
Stamps: Cat image unknown, Kaisercraft - Birthday Wishes
Inks:  Versafine - black, Distress Inks - Hickory smoke, Barn door.
Other: gold embossing powder

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday

A lovely bright fuschia pink floral card this afternoon for The Rainbow Card  #14 challenge - Fiercely Fuschia.   
This stamped flower in a bottle is from my pre-stamped stash gifted from a friend - I coloured it with coloured pencils and fussy cut it out.  I die cut a 'circles border' along one side of a white card front and stamped and silver embossed the sentiment.  Before I attached the panel to a pink card I added a row of spotty ribbon and then used foam tape to attached to image.
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Card Recipe 
Stamps: Stampendous - ??, Kaisercraft - Birthday Wishes
Dies: Simon Says - Circle Border die
Inks: permanent black
Other:  coloured pencils,  ribbon

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Birthday Wishes

Yipppeee it's been raining ....  and it's cooool

I put together this card with pieces from my stash --  the embossed background where I had smooched Distress Inks onto the flat surface before running through the machine.  My crazy bird was already watercoloured with DI - I added buttons, and hand drew a cap with stitching and coloured with pencils, then attached with foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped on a scrap cut off the background panel and I framed it with black card and raised it with foam tape.
I am playing along with Watercooler Wednesday WWC#259 - Dawn's challenge - Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist   .....    also with The Male Room challenge #130 - Use Embossing    ....    and  Just Add Ink challenge #493 Just Choose Two -  I chose stitching and buttons.
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Card Recipe 
Stamps: Tim Holtz - Crazy Birds, Kaisercraft -Birthday Wishes
Inks: Distress Inks - various colours
Other: Cuttlebug - embossing folder - Number Collage, coloured pencils, buttons, black fineline marker 

Friday 21 February 2020

Hello Friend

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My third card this month as Guest Designer

Using some threads, fibres, yarn, twine, string on your card

I started with a sponged stencil image and a matching brown shades floral stamped image, that I'd coloured with pencils --- both in my stash.  I cut the medallion stencilled piece in half and fussy cut the flowers. Next I die cut some foliage in white card and my 'hello' sentiment in brown and also two layers of dark brown... then glued these together offset so there was a shadow.  Stamped and white embossed 'friend' on dark brown card too.  I arranged the elements and wrapped light brown raffia twine around it and left the tails long so they could be part of the arrangement.... an attached all these to a white card.
Here's a close up....

I am also playing along with Double 'D' challenge - Saying Hello!!
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Stamps:My  friends floral stamp,  Altenew -Layered Poppy - friend sentiment
Dies: Sizzix - Spring Greenery,  Simon Says - Small Hello
Inks: Memento - Desert Sand, Versamark, Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy
Other: Stencil - ARTplorations - Bloomdalia Bliss, Coloured pencils, white embossing powder, raffia twine

Blue Jug of Tulips

...... sending you a SMILE today

This is one of my favourite stamps --- well most flower stamps are favourites but this one I think is elegant and simple.... I stamped it with grey ink and used my coloured pencils to colour it.  Die cut the image in a square and added a rich blue layer to frame it onto a white square card....nice and easy.

I am playing along with The Flower Challenge #41 - Add Leaves.
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Card Recipe 
Stamps: Power Poppy - Loving Tulips, Close to my heart - Beloved Bouquet - sentiment
Dies: Poppy Craft - Stitched square nesting dies
Inks: Versafine - smokey grey
Other: coloured pencils

Just for You

I just love the stunning colors and shapes of these beautiful Hibiscus flowers in my garden

Using one of my very old wood mounted stamps today....  what female doesn't love flowers, I surely do....
I stamped the image in grey ink and watercoloured with Distress Inks.  I used a green card and a layer of coral to frame the image and finished off with a stamped and white embossed sentiment on dark green card,

I am playing along with Stamping Sensations February challenge - Feminine
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Stamps: PSX - hibiscus
Inks: Versafine - smaokey grey, Versamark, Distress Inks -Tattered Rose, Ripe Persimmon, Dried Marigold, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Painted, Forest Moss, Mustard Seed
Other: White embossing powder, coloured pencils