Monday 30 May 2022

Hello, my lovely friend

 Running late as usual... with my May card for the

I'm also joining in the fun at 

Rummaging through my huge collection of scraps and offcuts, I selected these two pieces just because the colours blended and I like the fairy strip.  
I used three embossing folders
  • the long thin one from a Damask Rose set,  I smooched it with broken china DO and then embossed the edge
  • then embossed the two PP scraps along the top right side with the Kaisercraft Liberty EF - I put the folder through at an angle and then smoothed some of the lower embossing with the flat side of my scoring tool
  • glued these to card and trimmed to fit a white card
  • from my die cut butterfly stash I chose a large butterfly and embossed it with Cuttlebug Textile EF.... then highlighted the raised areas with white marker
  • attached it along with a small die cut butterfly and flower in shine soft blue metallic card and finished with stamped sentiment - Jillibean Soup - Flower bloom set
Thanks for stopping  by my blog... have a Wonderful week,    cheers Robyn


Sunday 29 May 2022

Merry Christmas

 Well there goes another month of 2022...

and it's time for a Christmas card for the Rudolph Days May challenge

  • I used a stamped image I had in my stash of this ornament... well it was a partially gold embossing one that I hadn't discarded...   so I finished it off and fussy cut it out  --- Ornament from Chocolate Baroque - Snowflake  Flourish, I painted it with Mister Hueys Shine Mist and mixed in some gold Magical Micas for the star... also die cut the hang section from another die cut ornament
  • Attached the bauble to some gold Bokeh patterned paper onto a gold card
  • And finished with a gold metallic die cut sentiment - Creative Expressions - Festive Mini Expressions, that I strategically placed over the messed up embossed part of the ornament.

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

Wednesday 25 May 2022

60th Birthday Card

 Piecing together a few elements in my desk pile today, to create a 60th Birthday Card for 

The Flower Challenge #68 - Use a Number

  • I fussy cut the floral image from my stash - stamped in black Versafine and watercoloured with Distress Oxides - from Power Poppy Simply Camellias set.
  • Also selected a smooched background panel - mopped up Distress Oxides, from my desk and attached the floral with foam tape and fixed to a white card.
  • Die cut the numbers in pink and white card - Kaisercraft numbers, glued them offset so give a shadow and attached to the card.
  • Lastly stamped the sentiment from Stampin' Up - Happy Birthday to You set,  with Distress Oxide - Picked Raspberry, also a flourish from Hero Art Clear designs "J"

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

Cheers Robyn

Monday 23 May 2022

A couple of Thinking of You cards

Today I have a couple of Spring Cards .... 

I am playing along with Double 'D' challenge - Monochromatic         

and also with Four Seasons challenge -May Spring challenge

First card is using stamps and dies from Altenew Modern Anemone set...  stamped with black Versafine and watercoloured with Distress Oxides
For the background panel I blended DO in Ripe Persimmon, then attached the flowers over a diecut corner piece (Sizzix Mixed Media #2).  
To finish I stamped and embossed the sentiment (Practical Publishing - Meadow Flowers set)

For my second card I used the Blossom Sprays #5 from STAMPlorations - stamped in smokey grey Versafine and watercoloured with Distress Inks - squeezed lemonade, mustard seed and bundled sage.  I added some depth with coloured pencils
Added a die cut sentiment (Sizzix - Celebration Words Script) cut from yellow card.
To finish attached to a card with yellow border and a scatter of white Nuvo Crystal Drops

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

Sending You a Smile

Hello ...   hope you're keeping well and enjoying your day

Used a corner design embossing folder (Australian Simply Cards freebie) to emboss a panel of patterned paper and highlighted the raised areas with Distress Ink - twisted citron and spiced marmalade.
Die cut a floral piece and butterfly (unknown) and inked these with DI too - mown lawn, spiced marmalade and peacock feathers and attached to card.  Finish with a stamped sentiment from my stash

I am playing along with Can You Handle the Pressure - with a Twist of Flowers.   Thanks for stopping by my blog.... have a Wonderful Day,   Cheers Robyn

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Twofer Birthday Cards

A fun Male card... for my golfing hubby, and The Male Room challenge #162 - Sport
  • Used a fun stamped and clear embossed image from my stash (no idea it's origin), and watercoloured with Distress Inks
  • Been trying to use some of the huge stash of patterned paper... this one I thought suited the theme and attached to a blue card with the image panel.
  • Finished with a die cut sentiment in 2 shades of blue card.. from Curly Sue

Party Time at AAA Birthday challenge #37 - where it is their birthday month
  • Using some more patterned paper from my huge stash.... decided to make a slim line card - trimmed the panel, and attached to a blue card
  • This die cut stitched frame hanging about my desk added some more interest with the die cut balloons.. in purple and blue metallic card -- frame from Uniquely Creative - Persian Lattice, and balloons - Kaisercraft - Party set.  Used some thin strips of black card for the strings
  • Finished with a stamped and clear embossed sentiment - Happy Little Stampers - Fun Birthday Sentiments

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

Thursday 12 May 2022

Wonderful Christmas

Sharing a card today made up with bits from my stash.... a holly stamped background, some die cut holly and a cute birdhouse, then I found a stamped sentiment to finish the card.... all I needed was a little bird...

Watercoloured my bits with Distress Inks, lightly blended grey ink over the birdhouse so it would stand out and added some blue smooched card to the back of the heart cutout. Trimmed the panel and added a green layer onto a square red card.

With the addition of holly I quickly had another Christmas card to add to my pile.... I am playing along with Double 'D' challenge - Birds, Bird Nest/Houses and Cages

Thanks for stopping by my blog... have a wonderful day,    cheers Robyn

Monday 2 May 2022

Card Chain challenge Reveal

Reveal day for the card posted across the globe in the monthly Card Chain Challenge...  My card went to Joanne in the USA

I chose the Spring theme and also used the colour palette and layout for my card.

  • Used the Spellbinders nesting circles, to die cut the layout from green dotty patterned paper
  • Stamped Daffodils from Altenew Wishing You set, on white card for the large circle opening and watercoloured with Distress Inks
  • Stamped more flowers from Happy Little Stampers Daffodil Portrait, watercoloure and fussy cut - for the two smaller circles
  • Die cut a Daffodil from card I watercoloured with same colours so they'd match - die cut from Altenew - Layered Daffodil set
  • Arranged and attached elements to a white card
  • Finished with white embossed stamped sentiment (Floral Fancies - Practical Publishing) on black card and attached with foam tape.

We do enjoy swapping cards with card making friends across the world, big thanks to Gail and Jo for hosting CCC.
Enjoy your day, cheers Robyn


Theme Option  - Spring