Saturday, 19 June 2021

Spring Wishes

Playing with embossing folders again today... this one I've not used before from Simply Cards & Papercraft mag - Birds of a Feather... also the stamps that I used.
  • Embossed white card panel
  • Watercoloured with Distress Inks - gathered twigs, mustard seed, salty ocean, mown lawn, spiced marmalade, seedless preserves, peeled paint
  • Stamped the bird and nest with antique linen and watercoloured with the same DI plus speckled egg, broken china, and fussy cut them out and attached with foam dots

 also with NBUS challenge #27

Thanks for visiting....  have a Wonderful Weekend, cheers

Friday, 18 June 2021

Thinking of You

  • Background - liberally spritzed water over the top corner of the white card and dusted on a small amount of lemon and scarlet Brushos and let them spread - tilting and mopping a little bit.
  • Stamped the silhouette Kaisercraft Hummingbirds image in Versafine black
  • Trimmed the panel and stamped and clear embossed the sentiment (from Creativ Words & Alphabet)
  • Attached to a slim card with a red border frame
Thanks for visiting,     have a Wonderful Creative day,   cheers

Monday, 14 June 2021

Happy Birthday

Hubby is a mad golfer... plays three times a week, so he's easy to make a card for....
  • From my very old stash of stamped and embossed images... 
  • Watercoloured with Distress Inks
  • Framed panel with offcuts of green and light blue onto an orange panel
  • Stamped and embossed sentiment on orange panel and attached to a square card
Thanks for visiting  ---   have a Wonderful Day       

Card Recipe 
Stamps: House Mouse & Friends - Golf Tee Time, Darkroom Door - Happy Birthday
Dies: Versafine - black
Inks:  Distress Inks 
Other:  clear embossing powder

Hello Friends

Well, a big hello to my card making blogger friends...
    ....   I'm still here 
and realised today, it's half way through the month and I haven't finished one card
Do any of you find that you've fallen off the grid and deserted your buddies?
I do
So many lovely friends I've met.... sent cards to.....  received cards from and ...  heaps of wonderful encouraging comments....    I love you all and appreciate every single one of you
.....  and I feel like I'm floundering
So I'm hoping now that I've put this in words - I can find my mojo and you'll see me real soon

I've made so many cards over the years and even with the challenges for inspiration my enthusiasm is on a low and I don't want it to be.
I have been dabbling at my desk....        just not finishing 

Thanks everyone.....       NOW to MAKE SOME CARDS!!

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Thanks for your Friendship

My May Card Chain Challenge card went to Gail in Norway.   I used the colour palette, embossing folder, Mandala pattern, Tea and Friendship
  • Embossed my white card panel with 3D EF and carefully highlighted the the embossing with  blue Distress Ink
  • Stamped the cup image in grey and used pencil to colour it and fussy cut it out.
  • Die cut the doily in mid blue card
  • Stamped the sentiment on a white strip
  • Assembled the card.

Thanks for visiting   --   have a Wonderful Creative month   ---   cheers

Theme Options: Tea or Coffee and optional Cake/ Mandala Patterns/ Friendship
Technique Options: Embossing Folders

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Kaisercraft - High Tea ---cup and sentiment
Dies:  Spellbinders - Medallion One
Inks: Distress Ink - Blueprint sketch, Versafine - black and smokey grey
Other:   coloured pencils,  Sizzix - 3D embossing folder - Doily

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Christmas Wishes

A quick and easy one layer card for the end of the month Christmas card building stash.
I used elements that were on my desk from recent card makes
  • holly leaves - stamped, loosely watercoloured and fussy cut
  • stamped sentiment on a stamped ribbon and fussy cut
  • strips of green sparkly glitter wrapping ribbon

I am playing along with Rudolph Days May challenge 
Thanks for visiting  --   have a Wonderful Creative day,     cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Hero Arts - Watercolour Holly Outline,  Magazine freebie - Pretty Poinsettias
Inks: Distress Ink - Rustic Wilderness, Versamark
Other:  white and gold embossing powder, green glitter wrapping tape

June Calendar

From my stash again... this orchid stamped image, already watercoloured but never going to be used on a card as I overstamped it when finished and got a slight blurry image....ok for my calendar page though.
Thanks for visiting.... have a Wonderful Creative month   -   cheers 

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Special Occasion Waterlily card

Of course I had to choose Water Lily for the 

I stamped my image in grey ink and lightly watercoloured with Distress Inks then added detail with coloured pencils... added a touch of sparkle with glitter glue to the dragonfly and water ripples.
It's a large image and I finally decided to add the lattice frame... had to adjust and cut twice to change the sizing but with the little cut outs it lined up wonderfully.  Trimmed purply pink card to highlight the frame and attached to a white card.... enough busyness so I left off a sentiment so the card can be used for any occasion.

I am also playing along at Watercooler Wednesday  WWC 316 - Cathy's challenge - All About Occasions.
Thanks for visiting  ---  have a Wonderful Weekend  - cheers

July Larkspur - Delphinium, or Water Lily
August - Poppy or Gladiolus
September - Aster or Morning Glory
October - Cosmos or Marigold
November - Chrysanthemum
December - Paper White Narcissus or Holly

Card Recipe 
Stamps: PSX - K1438 Waterlilies
Dies: Spellbinders - Diamond Effects
Inks:  Versafine - smokey grey,  Distress Inks - spun sugar, shabby shutters, mown lawn, faded jeans, mustard seed
Other:  coloured pencils, glitter glue, 

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Just Because....

From my pre stamped stash I found this butterfly already to go on a stitched die cut panel.. I think I inked it with markers, lightly water spritzed and stamped.  Then I dug out this embossing folder with a butterfly and decided to add some embossed detail... but found it was angled wrong...SOOO I turned it just enough to suit and fit through the Cuttlebug.  Today I coloured in the butterfly white spaces with aqua pencil and added glitter glue and pearl gems...and also lightly to the embossed butterfly.  The stamped pink sentiment was also in my stash, so I trimmed it and layered it onto aqua stitched die cut card and added some pearl gems and attached with foam tape.  Added a pink layer frame and attached to a jade coloured card.

I am playing along with
Thanks for visiting,  have a Wonderful Creative day   -  Cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Penny Black - Quiver, Power Poppy - Everything's Even Rosier (sentiment)
Dies: Poppy Crafts - Double stitched squares, unknown - stitched rectangles
Other:  Embossing Folder - Unknown (probably freebie magazine), markers, coloured pencils, glitter glue, pearl gems

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Two Cards Featuring Cupcakes

This month at Twofer Card Challenge

I am nearly to the deadline for my post... one got slightly distracted finishing my latest afghan square instead of completing my second card.....!!!
I've made a Birthday card and an Invitation... here in Australia it is the Cancer Council Big Morning Tea event so hence my card.

Stamped and silver heat embossed my Cupcake on matt silver card so I could fussy cut out the patty paper and then again in blue and pink glitter card and clear embossed for the cupcake icing....then I glued on some micro beads on matching colours.  In my stash I found this cupcake designer paper, lucky it was similar colours to my cupcakes but a bit short so I attached a strip of the pink glitter card.  To finish I added a die cut sentiment cut from aqua metallic card and attached the panel to a white card.


On my desk I had this white dry embossed panel and thought to use it for my card front.. stamped on the sentiments and small pink cancer ribbon and watercoloured the embossed sections with Pink Distress Ink.  Stamped and fussy cut the cupcake and covered the top with texture paste and then lots of glitter and coloured the patty paper pink.  Stamped and fussy cut the cancer ribbon and coloured that too with pink Distress Ink and attached the cake with foam tape, and then the panel to a pink card.

Thanks for visiting... have a Wonderful Creative day... cheers

Card 1 Recipe 
Stamps:  Crafter's Companion - Bebunni Birthday Wishes (cupcake)
Dies: Curly Sue - Happy Birthday
Inks:  Versafine - smokey grey
Other:  silver embossing powder,  glitter card, micro beads, metallic card

Card 2 Recipe 
Stamps:  Crafter's Companion - Bebunni Birthday Wishes (cupcake), Kaisercraft - Mini Invitation set, Flourishes - Think Pink set
Inks:  Versafine - black, Distress Ink - Kitsch flamingo
Other:   Ranger -Gloss Texture Paste, glitter, QuicKutz Embossing Folder - Frame

Monday, 24 May 2021

Happy Birthday Bouquet

Stamped this lovely floral bouquet with black ink and coloured it with Pencils.  Stamped and gold embossed the sentiment and die cut onto a tag.  slip the edge of the flower stems and threaded in some matching ribbon and attached the tag.  Layered with matching aqua green card onto a white card.

Thanks for visiting...   have a Wonderful Creative day   - Cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Power Poppy - Pure Prairie Spirit,  Kaisercraft - Birthday Wishes
Dies:  Simply Made Crafts - Sent with Love -tag
Inks: Versafine - black, Versamark
Other: Coloured Pencils, gold embossing powder, ribbon

Happy Birthday

BIG Celebrations over at AAA Birthday challenge...  they're 2 this month...congrats everyone

So I created a bright cheerful birthday card suitable for giving to anyone
  • Attached my stencil over white card panel with washi tape
  • Blended a rainbow of colours through the design with Distress Inks
  • Stamped and clear embossed the sentiment and fussy cut it and layered it to a black card strip with foam tape
  • Attached all to a black card

I am playing along with ...
Card Recipe
Stamps:  Close to my Heart - Joyful Birthday Occasions
Inks:  Versafine - black, Distress Inks -  blueprint sketch, wilted violet, candied apple, dried marmalade,  mustard seed, twisted citron, mown lawn
Other:  ARTplorations  Stencil - Forest of leaves, clear embossing powder