Tuesday 26 April 2022

Wishing You a Joyous Christmas

A Christmas card today for the April Rudolph Days Challenge... 

  • In my stash of pre die cut bits I found half a poinsettia flower... so scrounged up some more red card and die cut the rest and some leaves... from the Sizzix Layered Christmas Flower set
  • Also in the stash pile were some pine  sprigs from the Sizzix Winter Woodland set
  • Found some dotty background PP and randomly lightly stamped some Christmas text in Distress Oxide weathered wood.  Then stamp the top half of a Hero Arts sentiment stamp - Wishing you a joyous Christmas... used Versamark and Holly Berry Sizzix embossing powder 
  • Attached panel to a white card and arranged all the elements - some bits with foam tape
Thanks for stopping by my blog...
have a Wonderful Creative week
cheers Robyn

Monday 25 April 2022

Have a Beautiful Day

 This week I've been in the dry embossing mode... and today I have two more to share

With my first card, I am playing along with the 
  • I love this overall patterned EF (Practical Publishing - Floral Fancies EF) and think it looks like tiny flowers - which prompted me to die cut a heap of these little ones from the Sizzix Small Tattered Florals set from coloured card
  • In my stash I had some green smooched die cut leafy stems - Sizzix Delicate Leaves set and attached these to the embossed panel onto a white card.
  • And then set about covering the stems with tiny flowers, then added white Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centers.
  • To finish, stamped the sentiment (Stamping & Papercraft - All Season Wreath set) with Versamark and heat embossed with white EP, on a matching green card strip

  • This card came about because I was searching through my drawer of pre-stamped images (these are years OLD), and this one tickled my fancy for a male card... had to colour this with pencils as not sure the old card would hold up the water, added some silver glitter pen to the dial and hand and fussy cut it out
  • A friend gifted me this unknown EF which had a lovely circle in the centre just the right size for my image
  • I embossed it onto Core'dinations Retro Mod Squad blue card and sanded the raised embossing
  • Attached all the elements to a white card and finished with a stamped clear embossed sentiment - Darkroom Door - Happy Birthday set
  • I think there are a few witty remarks can be added on the inside when I use the card... "...not even father time can hold up time for you",  or  ".... you old codger"

Thanks for stopping by my blog..   have a Wonderful day  ..  Cheers Robyn

Friday 22 April 2022

Crazy Bird Notecard

So today (Fridays) I meet with some scrapbooking friends... where I make cards instead... suppose I was feeling a little 'crazy' today... and stamped some TH Crazy Birds and zany flowers from Stamps to Inspire - Polka Doodles - Summertime.

I created an embossed background using a Hexagonal 3D embossing folder from Practical Publishing.
The impression came out fantastic... but I thought to vamp it up - so smooched Celestial Copper metallic ink from Tsukneko over the raised surface and run it though the Cuttlebug again...  more interest added with blending Speckled Egg Distress Oxide over the raised surface.  Then arranged my stamped, watercoloured, fussy cut elements, on the panel and drew on the stems with Sharpie black marker  and attached to a green card. 

I am playing along with Let's Squash It! challenge #19 - Without Geometry, Life is Pointless.
Thanks for stopping by my blog,  have a Wonderful day,     Cheers Robyn

Happy Mothers' Day

I thought this stamp from Santa Rosa was perfect for April

  • Stamped image with Versafine - smokey grey and watercoloured with Distress Inks
  • Trimmed panel and rounded the corners and attached to matching blue card
  • Stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with white EP...  stamp from Inspired by Stamping Mothers' Day Bouquet
  • Attached panel to a white card

Thanks for stopping by my blog,   have a Wonderful Day
Cheers Robyn

Thursday 21 April 2022

Four Spring cards featuring die cut flowers

Finally finished some cards I've been working on for the month...  been having fun watercoloring die cut flowers and teaming them with die cut and stencilled backgrounds --- life just got in the way with school holidays and Easter... Happy Easter everyone

First card..
  • with Distress Inks.. watercoloured die cut flower from Sizzix wildflower stems #1
  • Die cut the frame background from Spellbinders - Diamond Effect and backed this with matching purple card
  • Attached elements to a white card and finished with an unknown sentiment stamp... stamped with Versafine black and heat embossed with clear EP

Second card...
  • Two die cut stems from the Sizzix wildflower stems #1 set, watercoloured with Distress Inks
  • Arranged on a stencilled background -- lightly blended Distress Oxide ink over Flowing Drops Altenew stencil
  • Stamped  and silver embossed sentiment from Close to my Heart Joyful Birthday Occasions set
  • Layered from panel with purple card border on a green card

Third card ....
  • Two of my fav die cut daisies from the Sizzix wildflower stems #1 set, watercoloured with Distress Inks
  • Used a Sizzix background die from Mixed Media set and back this with matching green card.
  • Stamped sentiment on panel with Versafine black ink (unknown stamp)
  • Attached elements to a white card

Fourth card...
  • Using a different floral die...from Card Making Magic - Between the lines, Intricate Crocus.... die cut the border floral and cut away the frame.. then watercoloured with Distress Inks
  • Used the same stencil from Altenew - Flowing Drops, and softly blended over a green Distress Oxide ink
  • Stamped sentiment with Versafine black and clear embossed with black EP ... stamp from Inspired by Stamping - A lovely birthday set
  • Attached elements to a green card
I am playing along with 


Saturday 2 April 2022

March Card Chain Challenge Reveal

 My March Card Chain Challenge card went to Helen in the USA and I'm so pleased that she has received it by the end of the month.

...... it was something a little bit different than my usual florals cards
I chose the theme Forest and Friendship, the colour palette (sort of) and ripped edges technique.

  • I tore some scrap paper to use as hill masks for the background and blended Distress Ink to create the hills, and sunset sky, then stamped some trees - Lavinia stamps - Trees with DI forest moss
  • I stamped the Bears from Woodland Hugs set by Samantha Chaffey with Versafine vintage sepia and watercoloured them and fussy cut them out.
  • A friend sent me these die cut trees (unknown) and I coloured them with DI brushed corduroy and used them to create a frame for the background
  • Die cut the sentiment from CUTplorations - Everyday Sentiments from black card
  • Assembled all the elements onto a dark green card

Thanks for stopping by my blog.... have a wonderful creative day
Cheers Robyn

Theme Options: Forest / Farm / Friendship
Product / Technique Options: Patterned Paper / Ripped Edges

Happy Birthday

 The TWIST to the Anything Goes challenge is GREEN... for the challenge over at 

Can You Handle the Pressure?

This embossed panel was on my desk as I'd used a friends embossing folder ...so I don't know the brand
I trimmed it to fit a white card and loosely watercoloured the background with mown lawn distress ink. Next I cut two strips of matching green card and white embossed the sentiment (a magazine freebie)n on the smaller strip and then attached it to the card. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog... have a Wonderful Weekend,   cheers Robyn