Thursday 29 September 2022

Friends make the good times better

Second card post from me today.. it's been a busy week with the two grand daughters here for 3 days and they just love to have Nanny let them play with her crafty stuff....  Sophie made bugs with the egg cartons and Mia a floral wind chime.

  • Stamped and gold embossed the image -  from Stamp It - Leaf Cluster
  • Watercoloured with Distress Inks
  • Stamped and gold embossed part of the sentiment - Kaisercraft: Morning Dew set, on the bottom of a white card
  • Stamped and gold embossed the rest of sentiment on scrap and fussy cut it
  • Assembled the card and used foam tape on the 'Friends'

I am playing along with Double 'D' challenge - Things that Fall

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

Merry Christmas

End of the month again and we're adding to our Christmas Stash playing along with 
Today I am also adding my chard to the 
with inspiration from their mood board - red, white and green, foliage

  • I used the Winter Wonderland Embossing Folder from Sara Davies Signature Collection and Crafters Companion on white card for the background
  • Die cut holly and berries sprigs from green Distress Ink smooched card using die from Festive Wishes set from Practical Publishing mag.
  • I added red embossing pen and clear embossed the berries
  • Die cut the sentiment from red card... Poppy Crafts set
  • Assembled the card

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

Friday 23 September 2022

Best Wishes.....

 Two cards today as we again head towards the end of the month..

First card for the CAS Mix Up challenge ....
  • The stencil is from the cheap craft shop and I used white gesso
  • Then spritzed the card with pink spray made with drawing ink and water and when that was dry I mixed some gold Magical Micas with water and flicked on some extra sparkle
  • Die cut the sentiment (Sizzix - Celebration Words, Script) from gold and pinkish purple card and glued these offset to give a shadow
  • Stamped and gold embossed butterfly (Happy Little Stampers - Especially for You set) and watercoloured with Distress Inks, then attached with foam tape.

Second card for The Flower Challenge.....
  • Inked part of the Penny Black Garden Gems stamp with Distress Inks, lightly spritzed with water and stamped onto white card
  • Stamped and gold embossed sentiment (Kaisercraft - Birthday Wishes set) 
  • Used a rounded corner punch to curve the card panel
  • Attached to pink card to create a frame 
  • To finish I added some white iridescent sequins for the sparkle... love how they catch the pink from the card

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

Sunday 18 September 2022

Wishing You a Very Happy Christmas

 How's life at your place.... hope you're finding more time than me to make cards... I have finally finished a couple, the first is for the 

Shiny Silver and Gold embossing and lots of sparkle on the bauble..
  • Stamped and silver embossed the image from IndigoBlu magazine  and then also the sentiment from the set using gold embossing
  • Watercoloured the stars and bauble with Distress Inks and painted the stars and snowflakes with a silvery Perfect Pearls Mist.  I added glitter glue to the bauble
  • Finished the card with a red border 

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

Happy also to say at last I have finished my hexagon blanket... 2022 Vibrant Vintage CAL using yarn from my stash.

And there's been lots of time in the garden as Spring has arrived and so has the beautiful weather, lovely mornings to get out and tidy up the garden and with mango season there are lots of dead flowers and stalks that blanket the lawns.

And we've had a busy household with 3 lots of visitors including my mum (she's 91 and we haven't seen each other for 4 years)... We had a wonderful time and I had her crocheting too


Friday 2 September 2022

The Card Chain Challenge August Reveal

This month my card for the Card Chain Challenge .. went to Joy in the USA.. 

  • Stamped the images from a magazine freebie set - Life is Sweet, with Versafine smokey gray and watercoloured with Distress Inks, then fussy cut them out
  • Trimmed some matching green patterned paper to fit a card - then cut it to leave an opening/aperture and stamped the sentiment with black Versafine - Hero Arts Say Hello set, in the space
  • Attached the pp to the card and the images with foam tape

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

Theme - Flowers and Fruit, Technique - Aperture