Sunday 27 June 2021

Happy Birthday Rose

I have used this embossing folder and watercoloured it before.... I just love the EF and card
  • Embossed the Kaisercraft Sketched Rose on white watercolour card
  • Watercoloured with Distress Inks - squeezed lemonade, fossilised amber, abandoned coral, old paper, peeled paint
  • hint.... I am by no means perfect at colouring in between the bumps, so a little white gel pen helps to disguise this
  • Stamped the birthday sentiment from Cardmaking & Papercraft - All Seasons Wreath set, trimmed the white card strip and attached with foam tape.
  • Finished the card with a dark yellow border onto a yellow card.

I am playing along with  

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Merry Christmas

Another end of the month flashes upon us and time to add a Christmas card to my stash with Rudolph Days challenge.
  • Stamped my flower from Power Poppy -  Poinsettia set in smokey grey Versafine
  • then watercoloured with Distress Inks
  • Die cut the panel with Poppy Stamps stitched square
  • Cut red card layer to fit my white card and stamped the sentiment from Stamp It 005 set and embossed with white EP.

Thanks for visiting,    have a Wonderful Creative Weekend,   cheers

Friday 25 June 2021

Twofer Cards featuring Sunshine

Just in time to play along the June Twofer Card Challenge #39 - Sunshine - 
I have used a little cloudy sun stamp from Sheena's Sea View Collection

For my first card I stamped the sun on a white card panel and also the yacht from the same set, then masked and watercoloured the sea and sky line with Distress Inks and then the yacht and sun.  It was a bit bare so I stamped the island palm trees .  To finish, stamped the sentiment and framed the panel with navy blue edge on a white card.

My second card was a totally scene creation to go with my die cut bicycle from my stash.... used the sun stamp and masked off the sun and stamped the clouds again and  watercolourws the sky.  I used a texture stamp for the ground and watercoloured it too.  Then stamped on the trees and grass.  I computer generated the sentiment and attached the panel to a light brown card with darker brown border.

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Thursday 24 June 2021

Stockings were hung by the Chimney with Care

Sometimes I like to create a little scene  and so today I have made a little mantle piece to hang my stocking
  • Stamped the Power Poppy stocking from the Poinsettia set with Bundled Sage DI, watercoloured it with Distress Inks and fussy cut it out
  • Using some brown card I cut strips and swipe Walnut stain DI to give a timber appearance and formed it up with foam sheet
  • Stamped the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Christmas Sentiments with Versamark and gold embossed it
  • The mantle was a bit bare so I die cut a candle from Sizzix Festive Things
  • The background then was a bit tricky and decided to go with light brown card and dry embossed it with Cuttlebug Diamonds in the Rough EF.

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Wednesday 23 June 2021

Warmest Wishes

A bit of fun with my Christmas card for the CAS Christmas challenge.....
  • Masked parts of the snowman from Honkey Dorey Winter Warmers set and stamped with Versafine black on white card
  • Cut a snow slope and snowman mask and used Distress Ink - faded jeans to create a skyline
  • Stamped the hat and scarf and watercoloured them and the snowman with Distress Inks - faded jeans, candied apple, spiced marmalade
  • Fussy cut hat and scarf
  • Drew on a new face, lost twig arm and the flattened bottom with fineline black pen
  • Die cut the panel with CUTplorations running double stitched rectangle
  • Stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Clair tulip red and clear embossed
  • Lastly added some white glitter because you can't have snow/snowman with sparkle

Do you get the connection with the sentiment and snowman sliding down the hill??
Thanks for visiting ---   have a Wonderful Creative day,     cheers  

Happy Birthday

  • I recently got this die with a magazine - Card Making Magic - Between the Line Crocus set and so of course I had to die cut it straight away.... 
  • I did a bit of fiddling and part cutting then reverse the panel and recut one end of the die... so I could make a longer slim card
  • Then I found in my smooched backgrounds a long enough piece to go behind the die cut (no clue how I made this but do know I recycled the back of a bought card - shiny and slightly textured
  • Attached to a slim card and finished off with a stamped sentiment from Happy Little Stampers - Fun birthday sentiments....used Stampin' Up Island Indigo and clear embossing and a few green gems

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

Just Because

  • Stamped the Azalea flowers with Versamark and white embossed on white card panel
  • Watercoloured the image with Distress Inks - broken china - keeping it loose and light on the flowers and darker in the backgroun
  • Die cut the panel with Poppy Craft stitched die
  • Stamped and silver embossed sentiment from Inspired by Stamping - Flowers Bloom
  • Attached to a white card with foam sheet 
  • Sorry about the dull darker than real photos

I am playing along with The Flower Challenge #57 - Clean and Simple
Thanks for visiting,   have a Wonderful Creative day,    cheers

Tuesday 22 June 2021

Happy Birthday

  • Stamped various sweet pea stems from Power Poppy - Sweet Memories set,  around the edge of white card panel with Versafine smokey grey and watercoloured with Distress Inks - abandoned coral, spun sugar, shaded lilac, dusty concord, peeled paint
  • Looked a bit stark white so blended shaded lilac around the edge.
  • Stamped and silver embossed sentiment from Close to my Heart - Joyful Birthday Occasions
  • Trimmed panel and attached to purple card and added a scatter of silver gems

I am playing along with AAA Birthday Card challenge #26 - Flowers
Thanks for visiting,   have a Wonderful Creative day,    cheers

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