Tuesday 30 June 2020

Two Christmas cards

Well this new Blogger thingie is going to burst my head.... grrrrr, steam and eyes rolling
Anyway I have another of my Zygote flowers to share today and two Christmas cards.

I stamped and white embossed the ornament on white card that I cut to a tag shape and used Distress Inks to watercolour it and tied on some matching ribbon.  Found some matching DP for the background and used foam sheet to attach the tag... to finish I stamped the sentiment and white embossed it on matching card.

While I had all the stamping bits out I stamped another ornament and white embossed it too, then used Distress Oxide to watercolour it and fuss cut it out.  I added some silver gel pen to the top, silver twine and a bow.  I used an embossed background and a matching green card.  To finish I die cut the sentiment three times... green card, silver metallic and white and layered them together.  I am playing along with Rudolph Days June challenge with this card.

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Card Recipe 
Stamps: Chocolate Baroque - Snowflake Flourish, Kaisercraft - Peace & Joy
Dies: Poppy Stamps - Swirled Joy
Inks: Versamark, Distress Inks - Mermaid Lagoon, Distress Oxide - Peacock Feathers
Other:  white embossing powder, Quick Kutz - Diamonds and Dots embossing folder, silver metallic card, ribbons, silver twine, DP

Wednesday 24 June 2020

With Love

I'm loving these PB cling stamps... in florals -- for this card I used different shades of yellows and greens Distress Inks to stamp the image - and using the Misti you are able to repeat stamping until the desired colours are achieved.  I added a little white gel pen to the flower centres and finished the card with a dark brown/red border on a burnt orange card ... tying some twine and a sentiment tag to the bottom.

I am playing along with Penny Black & More June challenge - Favourite stamps   ......   ALSO   ... Penny Black Saturday June challenge - Anything Goes.
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Card Recipe 
Stamps: Penny Black - Garden Gems
Inks: Versafine - black, Distress Inks - mustard seed, dried marigold, aged mahogany, shabby shutters, mown lawn
Other:  mini tag, twine

Just Saying Hello

My first Zygote flowers for the season...

Today I have a fancy fold card for The Butterfly Challenge #143 -- Z for Z Fold
   ....   and   ....  Just Add Ink #510 - Fancy Fold

Constructed my 'Z' fold white card and found some DP with Light Purple and Flesh tones to use as the background.  From some scraps of light purple card, flesh and silver I die cut three zigzag strips and a butterfly.  Back the butterfly with light purple and added glitter glue and some gems.  Die cut a scalloped white square and silver embossed the sentiment.  Then arranged all the elements on the card

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 I have used 6 elements - Z fold card, Zenhua, Zinwalkite, Zinc (3 colours), zigzag, and butterfly

Card Recipe 
Stamps:   Hero Arts - Saying Hello
Dies: Stampin' Up - Edgelits, Couture Creations - Scallop Square nesting dies, Unknown - butterfly
Inks: Versamark
Other:  silver embossing powder, glitter glue, gems,  DP

Sunday 21 June 2020

Two Cards Featuring Circles

Time for some more fun over at
Twofer Card Challenge #28 - Circles/Bubbles.
I have chosen to use a Circles die for my two different cards...

For the first card I die cut the circles using a background piece from my stash - black gloss card with Marvy Markers... I backed this with dull gold card and managed to cut four circle through this too so the blue of the card would show through.  Stamped the seahorse on gold holographic card (an old Christmas bon-bon) with permanent black ink and fussy cut this out.  To finish I stamped and clear embossed the sentiment and added a few sequins

With the second card I went CAS, using white card to die cut the circles and backing this with a background piece made with alcohol inks.  I die cut the 'Hello' too and stamped 'friend' in red ink.  Trimmed the panel and used red card to frame it on a white card.

With my first Seahorse card - I am also playing along with The Watercooler Wednesday WWC276 - Marsha's Challenge : Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist

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Card Recipe 1

Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Fun Birthday Sentiments, Sheena - Sea View Collection
Dies: Circle die - unknown
Inks: Stazon - black
Other:  dull gold card, background made with Marvy Markers from stash, sequins, gold holographic card
Card Recipe 2
Stamps: Altenew - Halftone Hello (sentiment)
Dies: Circle die - unknown,  Simon Says Stamps - small hello
Inks:  Versafine Clair - tulip red
Other:  background made with alcohol inks from stash, red gloss card

CCC Game #4 - Favourite card received

Well Game 4 is definitely unplayable.... I couldn't pick a favourite card that a CCC friend has sent me over the years.... I have them all in a box up in the cupboard... but I do still have a few on hand that I could take a photo of.... Do you see your own card in my photo below???

I have selected three that I really like
Left - from Betty in July 2019 because I'm a lover of flowers and watercolouring
Middle - from Arlene in May 2020 - made it safely and I'm loving this little bag card with flower
Right - from Hilary in May 2019 because this is a lovely CAS card and love that gorgeous die cut corner

We're having lots of fun this month over at The Card Chain Challenge where everyone is celebrating 3000 cards sent around the world - come on over and check it out.. here
A big thank you everyone who has loving made me a card over the years and sent it all the way to sunny Queensland in Australia.

I have an old frame in my craft room to display some of my cards, others are strung up or on shelves as I love to look at them and appreciate that people have taken the time to send me a card.

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Thursday 18 June 2020

Hope Your Day Absolutely Blooms

Hi and how's things at your place....  here's Mr Watson on my knee needing some loving attention while I'm trying to finish off my card

I have lots of UFOs in my stash and pieces that I have stamped  -  like this basket, ready for an inspired moment to finish off.  It's stamped and embossed on old cardstock so I very carefully gave a light brown watercolour to it...then carefully made a slit in the top so I could tuck in the stems and leaves I die cut from various scraps of  inked background.  I used a die to cut a curved frame in white card and and orange card, but first I stamped and clear embossed the sentiment.

I am playing along with Pixie's Snippets Playground #380   ...   and  .... Shopping Our Stash #422 - UFOs
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Card Recipe 
Stamps: Power Poppy - Loving Tulips (sentiment)
Dies: Sizzix - Funky Florals, 
Inks: Versafine -  black
Other:  clear embossing powder,  alcohol ink scraps

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Some of my Favourite CCC cards

Card Chain Challenge are continuing to celebrate the wonderful event of having sent 3000 beautiful hand made cards across the world to 161 countries since 2009... there are fabulous prizes on offer and you don't have to have been part of the swap to be eligible to go in the draw... just pop on over to the CCC blog and join in the fun.

Let's Play Game 2 -  much to difficult to select just one favourite card so here are few that I am very pleased with...  you will note I love flowers.

and for a change a quirky one with string pull background

Thanks for stopping by my blog.... do hope you have a few minutes to check out the CCC blog and if you're enjoying what you see here's the link to join in the swap for July   Have a Happy Day    and Stay Safe