Sunday, 28 February 2021

Joyous Noel

Time for a Christmas card for Maureen's Rudolph Days February challenge....  from my Christmas UFOs stash I found this cutest House Mouse stamped image...already for me to watercolour... I added some gold Magical Micas to the bell and banner and silver glitter gel pen to the 'skates'.....then fussy cut this.  Also from the stash this embossed Christmas background and that was all I needed - attached all to a red card that helps the sentiment banner stand out.

As I've been using the 'stash' I'm going to play along also with Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge #397.
Thanks for popping to check out my blog -   have a Wonderful Creative day, cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps: House Mouse & Friends - Joyous Noel
Inks: Versafine - black, Distress Ink - frayed burlap, fossilized amber, crackling campfire
Other:  Cuttlebug embossing folder - seasons greetings, gold Magical Micas, silver glitter gel pen

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Fly Free

Time for crocheting this week too... fourth Moogly CAL 2021 square, along with those I've done so far,

  • for the background a piece from my stash
  • stamped, gold embossed and fussy cut the cage
  • stamped the little birds in blue and yellow, clear embossed and fussy cut, glued on the cage
  • stamped and watercoloured the bird on a branch and fussy cut
  • stamped foliage in the corners, and attached the bird and cage
  • die cut and coloured three little flying birds
  • lastly computer generated, printed and trimmed the sentiment
Thanks for popping over to view my page,  have a Wonderful Creative day, cheers

Birthday Wishes

I created the background panel to display the large die cut sentiment.... stamped and white embossed the floral stamp randomly around the edge of a white panel and then blended Distress Oxide inks fading towards the centre  ... buff off the excess ink with a dry baby wipe.  Die cut the two part sentiment on white card and used the same DO inks to add colour, then die cut it again with dark yellow card and glue these together - attached the panel and die cuts to a white card and finished with a few gems.

Thanks for stopping by my blog... have a Wonderful Creative day, cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Papercraft - Celebration
Dies: Poppy Stamps - Hip Birthday Wishes
Inks: Versamark, Distress Oxides - squeezed lemonade, fossilized amber, carved pumpkin
Other:  white embossing powder, gems

Wishing you well

Oh yes we have had a lovely week with some rain... so it's much cooler but too wet for gardening, so some crocheting and a few cards for the end of the month challenges.

Stamped the image in grey on a white card panel, used blotting paper and coloured pencils to blend some mauve around the edges and then coloured in the image.  Stamped and gold embossed the sentiment, attached the panel to a white card and added a few pearl gems to finish.

I am playing along with The Rainbow challenge #26 - Mostly Mauve.
I'm happy that you popped over for a visit, have a Wonderful Creative day, cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Power Poppy - Planning for Magnolias,  Hero Arts - Take good care greetings
Inks:  Versamark, Versafine - smokey grey
Other:  gold embossing powder, coloured pencils, pearl gems

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Celebrate like you're the Queen

My friend Catherine is really egging me on to try more than cards, so I have another journal page....

  • fussy cut images from magazines.... hard task for me to chop of perfectly good mags
  • found a stamped acrylic painted background and trimmed it with sparkly red and gold 
  • stamped and gold embossed a crown and fussy cut, added a tiny gem
  • stamped the sentiment in black and added my own 'Every Day'
  • attached to journal and finally added a sparkly party hat and gems to the lucky lady
Thanks for checking this post out, I am not in my comfort zone, but having fun

Monday, 22 February 2021

Wishing You a Very Happy Birhday

A very old background from my stash, matched just lovely with the die cut flower I smooch water-coloured with Distress Inks.. along with a few green stems.  Stamped and clear embossed the sentiment, trimmed the panel and layered with a dark coral on a white card....then attached the arrangement and added a few micro beads.

I am playing along with Just Add Ink challenge #542 - photo inspiration.... love the colours and greenery and of course I had to add a flower.
So pleased you could visit my blog... have a Wonderful Creative day,   cheers

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Kaisercraft - Birthday Wishes, Basic Grey - Swirlie
Dies:   Sizzix - Wildflower Stems #1
Inks:  Versafine - black, Distress Inks - Rustic wilderness, Old paper, Squeezed lemonade, Kitsch flamingo, Crackling campfire
Other:  micro beads, clear embossing powder

Friday, 19 February 2021

Happy Birthday

😊  I'm back with another card finished off today.... this one is monochromatic in pretty pink.

From my background stash I picked this pink misted panel - then stamped and white embossed the flower stamp, watercoloured them with Distress Inks and fussy cut them out...  for my latest item I chose the foliage die I got just before Christmas and cut three from white card.  Arranged all these on my card and added a couple of twists of organza ribbon and a pink ink stamped sentiment.

Thanks for visiting my blog - hope you have a Wonderful Creative day, cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Darling Dog Roses, Happy Little Stapers - Especially for You (sentiment)
Dies: Sizzix - Winter Wonderland
Inks: Versamark, Distress Inks - Kitsch Flamingo, VictorianVelvet, Dusty Concord, Fossilized Amber,  
Other: white embossing powder, clear embossing powder, ribbon, pink drawing ink mist (homemade)

Two Birthday Cards

Even with some card making this week I was still able to make two more yarn remnant squares .... you can tell I'm smiling because I'm sharing them with you...
And I even made a Twofer set of cards

I used some photographic paper and Versamark inked through the floral stencil and then Heat Embossed with Black Embossing Powder.  Then I added Alcohol Inks to the images... started with yellow for the flower centres which was ok, till I added the red for the surrounds hoping to leave some area clear for some green around the leaves - the red took over pretty quick but I liked the results.  Cut the panel in two and made a black card and a white one - Added a green layer on the black and used the same green card for my stamped and black embossed sentiment.

...on the white card I added a black card layer to frame the panel and stamped the sentiment on the card with black ink.   Mixed Media elements.... Heat embossing, Stencil, Alcohol Inks, Stamping

Thanks for taking a few minutes to visit my blog.... hope you have a Wonderful Creative day, Cheers

Card 1 Recipe 
Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Fun Birthday Sentiments
Inks: Versamark, Alcohol Inks
Other:  ARTplorations Stencil - Bold Florals Mini, black embossing powder

Card 2 Recipe 
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping - Happy Occasions Sentiments
Inks: Versmark, Versafine - black, Alcohol Inks
Other:   ARTplorations Stencil - Bold Florals Mini

Saturday, 13 February 2021

Merry Christmas

A nice simple card .... stamp the image and watercolour, trim and mount with foam sheet to a dark red card panel with white embossed sentiment.... attach to a white card.

 Have a wonderful day, and hope you get to enjoy some creative time, cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Stampabilities - Kitty Snuggle, Kaisercraft - Christmas Carol (sentiment)
Inks: Versamark, Versafine - Smokey Gray, Distress Ink - Peeled paint, Candied apple, Frayed burlap, Festive berries, Fossilized amber, Stormy sky
Other:  foam sheet, white embossing powder

Friday, 12 February 2021

Happy Birthday

Red seems to be the colour at the moment... and this month

I randomly stamped swirls around the edge of a white card panel and gold embossed them.  Then blended Distress Inks in Candied Apple over this with darker Aged Mahogany around the edge.  Stamped and gold embossed the sentiment.  Then dress it up a bit die cut three flowers and gold embossed them too and attached with foam tape.

Happy to see you visit today.... have a wonderful creative week, cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps:   very old swirls stamp set (unknown), Kaisercraft - Background birthday sentiments
Dies:  OLBA products - floral dies
Inks:  Versamark, Distress Inks - candied apple, aged mahogany
Other:  gold embossing powder

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Sending Love

Nice to see you visiting today, hope you've had a great week.   I have been very distracted from my card making lately.... I've become addicted to crocheting afghan rug aim is to make use of the yarn remnants that one accumulates over the far I've 9 squares ......      but today I scooped up all the yarn  and put it in another room.
And out with the embossing folders... thought I only had one tiny hearts background but I do have 3 and the one I've used today is 14x14cm (5.5x5.5")

I lightly sprayed watercolour cardstock with a pink drawing ink water mist (I mixed up) and when that was nearly dry, ran it through the Cuttlebug. Then I used the pink Distress Ink (mini) to add colour and depth to the raised pattern (I cut out one of the disaster hearts to use as a mask).  Decided to die cut a sentiment and heat emboss with gold EP and for depth cut two and glued them together...there was a little heart with the die cut so gold embossed it too.  To finish I attached a shiny sheer pink ribbon and bow and attached to a white square card.

I had a few try outs with this EF - the first with a very fine water mist on thin card and the large flat heart area did have a few bump, then I tried heat embossing the raised surface but the inks bled under the decorative outside into the heart, I tried inking the EF - what a mess - never give up, I'm really liking how this one turned out...... check out Gail and Jo's tips on the Let's Squash It blog.
I am playing along with 

Have a wonderful creative week, cheers   Robyn 

Card Recipe 
Dies: Tonic Studios - Sending Love Pretty Pocket
Inks: Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Versamark
Other:  Practical Publishing - Swirly Heart Embossing folder, Pink drawing Ink spray, gold embossing powder, ribbon