Thursday 29 October 2020

Sophie's Birthday Card

Well being a cat lover - 4 lovely moggies in our house, and seeing this 2020 Cat Lovers Hop over on Jo's blog - I couldn't believe my luck  because it's both grand daughters birthdays this week and I had made Sophie this cat for her 7th.
I drew out the shape on black card - 2 layers and attached them at the top of the head - cutting off the back ears as it wouldn't open, then adhered this fun fur to the front.  Drew up and cut out the cat face in grey card and added the features.  To finish I cut a tail from the scraps and added a furry "7" on a silver  card disc.

So I am playing along with the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop     ---  AND I am also joining in with Show Us You Pussy-Cats challenge #59.
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Card Recipe 
Dies: Kaisercraft - Numbers
Other:  Fun Fur, silver metallic card

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

So I've been busy finishing off mums knee rug and card this week as I need to get them in the post early as the mail is crazy slow here.  This is a corner to corner gingham crochet rug and the card is very similar to one I made recently for a friend - I loved it so much and mum loves her roses

Last month I had this lovely swirly holly stamp out and stamped it a few times in different inks/embossing on a variety of coloured card... 
I stamped this one in green ink and then while it was still in place in the Misti, added Versamark ink to the swirls and lightly to the leaves and then heat embossed this in gold.... I like how the green shows through.  Stamped and gold embossed the sentiment and sponged Old Paper DI to break to stark whiteness and to finish attached to a green card and added red gems to the holly berries.

I am playing along with Rudolph Days October challenge...
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Card Recipe 
Stamps: Chocolate Baroque - Christmas Flourish, Stamp-It - Christmas
Inks: Versamark, Versacolour - Green Tea, Distress Ink - Old Paper
Other:  gold embossing powder, red gems

Sunday 25 October 2020

Merry Christmas

From my stash I found this embossed white panel and decided to flip it and put white Nuvo Crystal Drops on the dots joining the diamonds.  Then in my stash also was one of the coloured poinsettia flowers - nicely fussy cut but I thought I'd go for two so had to stamp, white embossing and watercolour the second - you'll notice they're slightly different because I couldn't remember the inks I'd used.  I die cut the fancy label and stamped and gold embossed the sentiment, then arranged all the elements with foam tape and a this border of bright pink card.  To finish I added a spray of gold ribbon tucked in behind the flowers and to the flower centres I added a pink sequin with gold micro beads glued in the middle.

I am playing along with Just Add Ink challenge #528 - Just Choose Two  - I've chosen sequins and ribbon   ----   ALSO   ---  Christmas Kickstart challenge #40 - Pink Christmas   ---   AND  ---  Pixie's Snippets Playground #389 
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Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Kaisercraft - Christmas Edition, Crafters Choice - Christmas Dreams (sentiment)
Dies: Kaisercraft - Nesting Square Brackets
Inks: Versamark, Distress Inks - pinks and greens
Other: QuicKutz Embossing Folder - Diamonds & Dots, Nuvo white crystal drops, pink sequins, gold microbeads, gold ribbon

Saturday 24 October 2020

Peace & Joy at Christmas

I made a slim-line card to mount my stamped and pearl gold embossed dove... decided to ink over the olive branch with green ink and pearl gold too, trimmed and matted the image with pale gold metallic paper and attached to the card with foam sheet.  To add some glamour I painted the dove and stars with shimmer Perfect Pearls mist.  Stamped and embossed the sentiment too.

I am playing along with CAS Christmas October challenge - Christmas Birds
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Card Recipe 
Stamps: Cardmaking and Papercraft - Peace & Joy
Inks: Versamark, Versacolour - olive
Other:  Pearl gold embossing powder, Perfect Pearl mist

Two cards featuring Silhouettes

Back today to play along with the TWOFER Card Challenge #32 - Silhouettes.  There are so many fantastic cards by the DT and at first I was miffed about which stamp to use until yesterday I opened a drawer looking for another stamp and there in the back was this large silhouette floral wood-mounted stamp

I've made a birthday card and get well card... using background pieces from my stash... so a silhouette stamp makes for quick and easy cards.

This bright background made with Brushos was perfect for the wildflowers - stamped in black ink and heat embossed with black EP... mounted to a black card and finished with a stamped sentiment on a blue card strip.

This gorgeous little background piece fitted so nicely with the black of the silhouette... I think it's Distress Inks not sure of the colours... both the floral and sentiment stamped and heat embossed with black ink and EP and attached to black card for a frame and mounted on a mustard card.

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Card Recipe  
Stamps: Hero Arts - Silhouette, Altenew - Layered Poppy (get well soon), Unknown (happy birthday
Inks: Versafine - black, 
Other:  black embossing powder

Special Hugs

I stamped the image in grey ink and kept it in position in the Misti while I watercoloured the flowers in Distress Inks... then over stamped again in grey ink.... trimmed the panel using torn edge die and stamped the 'hugs' in grey and clear embossed... I attached the sparkly die cut 'Special' and arranged the panel on blue pp and a blue card.

I am playing along with Power Poppy Creative Confetti October challenge - Fall Away.... to colour a Fall image using non Autumn colours.   I had to google what type of flower are out in Autumn and so hope this bouquet is ok. Thanks for stopping by my blog   ----  have a Happy Day and stay safe.

Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Power Poppy - Pure Prairie Spirit, Altenew - Sentiments & Quotes
Dies:  Gemini - Torn Edge Rectangles, "Special" sentiment from a friend
Inks: Versafine - smokey grey, Distress Inks
Other:  clear embossing powder, glitter glue

Monday 19 October 2020

Christmas Spirit

I added gems and ribbon as my pink elements for my card today.....  firstly on light silvery grey metallic card I stamped pine branches along the side of the card to form a tree shape and then heat embossed in white   ---  to finish I stamped and silver embossed the sentiment and attached to a white metallic card with the ribbon and gems.

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Card Recipe Flourishes - Holiday Sparkle, Kaisercraft - Christmas Sentiments
Inks: Versamark
Other:  White embossing powder, Silver embossing powder, pink gems, ribbon, metallic card

Sunday 18 October 2020

Birthday Wishes

I have had loads of fun recently creating these pattered paper backgrounds - for this one I've used a largish flower stamp and single leaf, stamped randomly and heat embossed with white embossong powder....then added Distress Inks with a dry baby wipe and spritzed liberally with Pearl Ex (- added some Interference Gold to water in a spray bottle)  - the effect was to blend the DI and add a gorgeous shine to the whole surface.  Trimmed the panel and attached to a white with a stamped and white embossed sentiment on metallic red paper.

I am playing along with Power Poppy Creative Confetti October challenge - Happy Wishes    ....  also   Watercooler Wednesday WWC293 - Tristan's Challenge - All About Occasions
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Card Recipe
Stamps: Stampendous - Fresh bloom, Stampin' Up - Summer Solstice (leaf), Altenew - Wishing you (sentiment)
Inks: Versamark, Distress Ink - Abandoned coral, Mustard seed, Shabby shutters, Peeled paint
Other:  white embossing powder, Perfect Pearls mixed spray - interference gold

Merry Christmas

Blended light DI around edges of pale aqua card and then darker ink on the outer edge... then using a circles stencil blended different sized circles - Bokeh effect, with different shades of blue.  Trimmed the card and added a glittery blue fine border onto an aqua card.  To finish I die cut an ornament in the glittery card and backed it with pale blue metallic paper and decorated with some glitter glue dots.... lastly I stamped on the sentiment in Chipped Sapphire DI.

I am playing along with CAS Mix Up October challenge - Tone on Tone,   elements used stamping, stencilling, die cutting, Bokeh technique.
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Card Recipe
Stamps: Kaisercraft - North Pole (sentiment)
Dies:  Marianne - Christmas bauble
Inks:  Versamark, Distress Inks - chipped sapphire, mermaid lagoon, tumbled glass, Kaisercraft - White pigment
Other:  Kaisercraft Stencil -  bubbles, aqua blue glitter card, glitter glue, pale blue metallic paper, Perfect Pearls - interference gold

Saturday 17 October 2020


Having fun this month trying out different techniques with stencils.... I used photographic paper and Distress Oxide inks.  Firstly I smooched ink in different Autumn shades over the paper, and wiped it clean with baby wipes.  Then with the stencil in place sponged deeper shades over the flowers and leaves... and wiped over the surface again, bringing up the lovely bright colours.  I took to it then with a fine black marker, roughly outlining the flowers and leaves and adding some mini circles to the flower centres then white gel pen.  I used a black card base and die cut the sentiment twice - one white which I coloured up with fired brick DO and clear embossed it, and a black die cut to use as a shadow.... I used a strip of vellum to help the sentiment stand out .

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Card Recipe 
Dies: CUTplorations - Birthday
Inks: Distress Oxides - Carved pumpkin, Candied apple, Fossilized amber, Mustard seed, Cracked pistachio Distress Ink - Fired brick
Other:  ARTplorations - Bold florals mini stencil, clear embossing powder, vellum, fineline black pen, white gel pen, photographic paper

Sending a Smile your Way

Using the sketch as a guide I assembled some patterned paper with bright orange metallic card - with a strip of striped washi tape attached to the top.  Die cut an oval in matching green card and gold embossed the sentiment and finished with a floral spray - I silver embossed the stamped image and watercoloured with pencils and roughly cut the image... added some clear Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower and a gem in the center. 

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Card Recipe 
Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Merry Kissmass - (wreath), Chocolate Baroque - Amazing Birthday (sentiment)
Dies: Poppy Craft - Oval frames
Inks:  Versamark 
Other:  light silver embossing powder, gold embossing powder, washi tape, PP, metallic card, gem, Nuvo Clear Crystal Drops