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.

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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

Sunday 23 May 2021

Under the Sea ATC

I had some elements in my stash from a previous artwork
  • background created with crumpled wax paper on gloss card technique then coloured with Distress Oxides and buffed with a baby wipe
  • stamped seahorse, coloured, fussy cut and heat embossed with Ultra Thick embossing powder adding some gold glitter
  • stamped shell in Pearl Gold EP and watercoloured, fussy cut
  • die cut 'weeds' - twice
  • scrap of gauze
  • gold glitter gel spots
  • stamped sentiment
I am playing along with Lost Coast Portal Creativity challenge -#122 - Under the Sea
Thanks for visiting    have a Wonderful Creative weekend,    cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Sea View Collection by Sheena (seahorse), Print Blocks - shell, Precision Press - alphabet
Dies: Sizzix - Spring greenery
Inks:  Distress Oxides - blueprint sketch, peacock feathers, spiced marmalade, Versafine - black
Other:  Ultra thick embossing powder, gold glitter glue, gauze

Hope Your Day is Beautiful

For this months challenge I chose a border embossing folder - embossed on white card, which I then water coloured with Distress Inks and then added gems and glitter glue to create a pretty meadow image.  To add to the effect I lightly sponged clouds with a stencil to the background.  I die cut two different butterflies from colourful gloss card in my stash (Distress Oxides on photographic paper and buffed with a damp baby wipe) and added gems to these too.  Assembled the card and lastly added a stamped sentiment with foam tape

TIP - when embossing with a Border EF add a thick card shim to even the pressure through the Cuttlebug so you don't get unwanted lines from the EF

Thanks for visiting,   have a Wonderful Creative weekend,  cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Inspired by Stamping - Happy occasions sentiments
Dies:  two butterfly dies unknown
Inks: Versafine - black, Distress Inks
Other:  Gems, glitter glue, All Night Media - Summer Fun stamp art template

Wednesday 19 May 2021

Christmas Wishes

Today I'm back to share another CAS Christmas card for the May challenge - Foliage and Berries.   Who doesn't love the red and green colours of Christmas and they stand out beautifully on a white card.
  • I die cut some foliage sprays and a bunch of berries 
  • Loosely watercoloured them with Distress Inks
  • Stamped and gold embossed the sentiment on a die cut oval
  • Used a die to impress a frame outline on the white card panel 
  • Arranged all the elements and finished off with a small red bow.

I do hope you are able to come join in the fun and make a card for your Christmas stash
Thanks for visiting  ---    have a Wonderful Creative day,     cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Sentimentally Yours - Bauble Opulence Collection (sentiment)
Dies: Sizzix - Winter Woodland,   Sentimentally Yours - Bauble Opulence (oval), Spellbinders - nesting square dies
Inks: Versamark, Distress Inks - rustic wilderness, candied apple, gathered twigs
Other:  gold embossing powder, red bow

Tuesday 18 May 2021

A Cat Lives Here

Had some fun with this challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers..  A is for Animal
  • stamped my Crazy Cat and hand drew the feet resting on a comfy cushion, fussy cut
  • used Colouring Pencils to colour
  • Found a background in my stash
  • penned up a snarky sentiment
This is Henry our ginger cat....always snoozing

Thanks for visiting,   have a Wonderful Creative day,    cheers

Birthday Wishes

  • Stamped this Gladiola image in grey ink and used Coloured pencils to colour it...
  • and fussy cut it out.
  • Found this green and yellow smooched background in my stash and mounted the image with foam tape, then attached to a white card
  • Stamped and gold embossed the sentiment on to a white card strip and mount it to the card with foam tape

I am playing along with Just Add Ink challenge #554 - Just Add "G"  ...  I've used Gladys, green ink and gold embossing
Thanks for visiting,   have a Wonderful Creative day,    cheers

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Power Poppy - Glads & Gerberas, Kaisercraft - Birthday Wishes
Dies:  Versafine - smokey grey, Versamark
Inks:  gold embossing powder, Coloured Pencils

Monday 17 May 2021

Best Wishes

I stamped my poppy image with DI Antique Linen and coloured it with Colouring Pencils, then stamped and clear embossed the sentiment, and attached the panel to a black card.

I am playing along with The Flower Challenge #56 - Use Your Favourite Flower - I just love them all, they bring me happiness and a smile...  I chose the Poppy because recently we celebrated ANZAC Day in remembrance of those who lost their lives fighting for others.
Thanks for visiting ---  have a Wonderful Creative day....  cheers 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Penny Black - Spontaneous Joy, Simply Cards & Papercraft - Wild Flower Phrases (sentiment)
Inks:  Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Versafine - black
Other:  clear embossing powder, colouring pencils