Sunday 29 January 2023

A few more cards as we approach the end of January - where did the month go?

Enjoying my weekend, how about you?   and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Today I finished off 3 cards I started during the week...

My first card is a floral birthday card using the colour palette for the Color Throwdown challenge -ctd727....  mustard, pink & green
I stamped and silver embossed the Inspired by Stamping Tulip Bouquet and watercoloured with Distress Inks.  Stamped and silver embossed the sentiment and layered to a white card with mustard frame.

My second is also a Birthday card... for the CAS challenge at Just Us Girls #664 - Birthday.       This stamped floral is from my stash... stamped in grey and watercoloured with Distress Inks.  Stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts with grey ink and clear embossed and attached the panel to a pink card. 

My last is a White on White Christmas card for the  AAA Cards Challenge #232    I used a new Embossing Folder (Chloes Creative Cards), embossed on white card and then fussy cut... the sentiment is part of the EF too.
Have a fabulous day, Cheers Robyn

Friday 27 January 2023

Two Cards Today to Share...

 Hi, and how's your week been?    I've had a card making time and also crochet

Today I have a card for Just Us Girls challenge #663 - with a Moodboard for inspiration...

A Birthday card... Die cut the sentiment letters and ran through the Cuttlebug with a swiss dots EF.  Watercoloured the die cut daisy (Sizzix - Wildflower stems #1) with Distress Inks, added some micro beads and painted on a little shimmer of sparkle
My second is a Christmas Card for the Rudolph Days Christmas Card January challenge

From my stash I found this silver embossed Poinsettia flower already coloured, so I fussy cut and teamed it with a die cut foliage from a new set (Kaisercraft - Flora Branches). Stamped and silver embossed the sentiment on some matching patterned paper.
I'm also adding my card to the NBUS challenge #46

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day and enjoy your weekend,   Cheers Robyn

First two squares for this years Moogly CAL

Monday 23 January 2023

My Favourites.....

 Today I'm joining in with the first challenge of the year at ..

with the challenge to share Your Favourite..

Now that's a very difficult question with so many things I love about creating cards..
Mostly I suppose it's the joy of making them --  the process that goes into selecting an image (stamped &/or embossed), then the colours and what techniques might be involved... I enjoy it all

So I decided to select a few cards from the past to share..
An Easel card (fancy folds), combined with stamped and pencil coloured image then fussy cut, added die cuts and a sentiment too.

I enjoy creating other things besides cards too
Here's a folded box and lid decorated with dry embossing... and lightly sanded to bring out the pattern

I truly love to just colour images
This is a shadow stamp, stamped with a light coloured ink and watercoloured with Distress Inks and depth added with coloured pencils

And throughout the year I make Christmas cards, to share with family and friends.

Lastly this week I made this card combining a number of techniques:
watercoloured die cut image
embossed background
die cut round opening in the background card
finished with a stamped and white embossed sentiment

Thanks for stopping by my blog
Have a wonderful and creative week
Cheers Robyn

Saturday 21 January 2023

Beautiful Flowers

Hello and welcome to my blog...
Did you know there's a new Challenge out there, right up my alley because I love flowers... 

And Challenge #1, this month there is a beautiful blue and brown moodboard for inspiration.     I have repurposed a box ...  my son get these wonderful sturdy boxes with a lid and I just can't toss them out. So I hunted through my stash of 12x12 patterned paper and found this blue piece with brown flocking on it. 

Then I die cut some leaves and flowers (mostly from Sizzix), teamed them with some store bought flowers and added some glitter glue and white dots... I've not made a mixed media items for a long time and I have enjoyed it.
Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely weekend,    Cheers Robyn

Friday 20 January 2023

Growing my Christmas Card Stash

Hello and hope you're enjoying life...

Firstly I have a cute bear card... love this stamp from Stamps Happen...

..... just watercoloured with Distress Inks, with a touch of glitter glue on the hearts.   I'm adding the card to AAA Card Challenge game 231 - All About Bears

Next a stencilled background for this Poinsettia die cut flower (Sizzix- Layered Christmas Flower).  The stencil is a freebie from a magazine and blended over with Distress Oxides - Tattered rose, Candied apple. Finished off with a gold embossed sentiment.  The challenge is at Christmas Kickstart #70 - Stencils & Masks

Double 'D'  January challenge - SNOW and sister challenge Peace on Earth challenge #32 -  BIRDS ... have fab moodboards to inspire us.
The Robin (Inspired by Stamping) is stamped and water coloured with Distress Inks, then fussy cut. I used the Cuttlebug Flurries embossing folder for the background, inked the folder with blue ink before embossing and added some blended ink snow slopes. Finished with a die cut sentiment.

Lastly a couple of cards made using some gorgeous 12x12 patterned papers... cut out my wreaths and added some depth painting up the bells and berries with Twinkling H2Os.

Thanks for dropping by my blog
Have a wonderful weekend,    Cheers Robyn

Sunday 15 January 2023

A few wet, wet days and some Cards....

Hello and thanks for stopping by....
Firstly...  My Garden...   Oh it is wet and soggy - 3 days of rain and 300ml (12 inches) has us all indoors but that's ok as I've enjoyed some time with my crochet and made a few cards too.

This card featuring a sweet bear is for the AAA Card challenge #231 - All About Bears

The grey stamped image - Justina from Uptown Rubber Stamps was coloured with colouring pencils and framed with navy card on some cute heart patterned paper, with a white embossed sentiment from Kaisercraft High Tea set.

For my second card I found this stencil masked piece in my stash using a Kaiseracraft stencil - it has sparkly areas so I think I've used Twinkling H2Os with a smooching technique.  Teamed it with a die cut Scribble Heart and heart embossed green glitter card strip... finished with stamped, green embossed sentiment from Power Poppy set - Loving Tulips.

I'm joining in the challenges at Just Us Girls, Word Week #662 - Heart.

This is my latest finished crochet - a mosaic project -  Georgia's Diamonds
Have a wonderful week, Robyn

Saturday 7 January 2023

Christmas Cards

Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog...

I have 3 cards today...  a TWOFER using a Kaisercraft tree stamp

My first card using Pale Pink and Gold is for the Color Hues challenge #55.  Stamped golden embossed tree trimmed with a pink die cut hear

Next card I embossed the tree with RED embossing powder and silver embossed the sentiment and added a sprinkle of silver gel pen dots and mini hearts ---  this one is for the Peace on Earth Christmas challenge #31 - inspired by the mood board.. using Red, White and Silver

For my last card I silver embossed an ornament, Distress Ink watercoloured and fussy cut.  Dry embossed a white card strip with Sizzix 3D EF Retro Ornaments.  Silver embossed sentiment (Kaisercraft - Peace & Joy), on dark teal card. I was inspired by the Non-traditional colours - teal and silver on the AAA Card challenge game 230 Mood  Board   
Have a wonderful creative day, Cheers Robyn