Sunday 26 February 2023

Thinking of You.....

Hi and how has February been at your place... creative hopefully..  I have been sharing my time with crochet and cards and our cat - Watson, who unfortunately was attacked by dogs and has had his rear leg removed... happy to report though, he has made an amazing recovery and now hopping about on his three legs...

My first card is for the Color Hues challenge TCH#58 - Lime Green and Cyan

This gorgeous piece from my stash - using Alcohol Inks on photographic paper was perfect.  Just added some black die cut leaves (Sizzix - Delicate Leaves and a sentiment (Happy Little Stampers - Dandelion Wishes), stamped in black and clear embossed.
My second card is adding to my growing Christmas stash - for the Peace on Earth challenge #34 inspired by the Mood Board ..  I've used the red and white colours with a touch of green

I dry embossed white card with a lovely EF from Chloe's Creative Cards, then again with white card and again with red and fussy cut the two main flowers and layered them over the base card.  Watercoloured the leaves, added some red marker and clear Crystal Drops to the berries and white Crystal Drops to the flower centres.
My final card is for the Christmas Stash builder challenge - Rudolph Days for February
I used this Embossing Folder (Sizzix - 3D Retro Ornaments) recently and love the results, so with this one I added glitter glue to the sanded raised areas

Thanks for popping over to my blog...  have a Wonderful Day,   Cheers Robyn

Sunday 19 February 2023

Christmas and Birthday Cards

Hope you're enjoying your weekend...  thankfully it's been a bit cooler and less humid  here with some rain about...  so that's nice to spend some time at my desk finishing off some cards

Lets start my post today with a TWOFER- Christmas cards...  I used white core card  with 3D Sizzix Retro Ornaments EF , so I could lightly sand the raised areas.  Die cut the sentiments 3 times and glued together to added depth to them.   Playing along at Christmas Kickstart challenge #71 - Baubles

For my second - a Birthday card for the Double 'D' challenge - BIRDS .....  I have taken liberty and used Feathers
Die cut my feathers (unknown) and smooched them in a puddle of Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide.... and teamed these with some die cut foliage - Sizzix Delicate Leaves and layered them over a circle of coral card.  I used an embossed background (unknown) and stamped sentiment (Happy Little Stampers - Fun Birthday Sentiments) to finish the card

At Seize the Birthday challenge #255 -- the challenge is to Use Your Initials as a prompt for inspiration... hence R for Robyn and RED ROSES.   Just Us Girls challenge #667 - has a Mood board featuring Roses too, so I am playing along with them too.   Stamped the Roses and Leaves (Kaisercraft- Rosabella) and watercoloured them with Distress Inks, added some depth with coloured pencils and fussy cut them out.  Embossed the background with magazine freebie EF and arranged the florals with a die cut leaf (Sizzix - Delicate Leaves) and finished with a stamped and gold embossed sentiment (Stampin' Up - Happy Birthday to You.

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

Some friends and I are learning to do some Tunisian Crochet - using a rather long hook and it's quite different to 'normal' crochet...  here are my first four squares

Friday 3 February 2023

January Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Time for the first CCC reveal for 2023...  my card crossed the seas to Helen in the USA

My card for Helen is an Easel Card, inspired by the Layout and also features the colours of the Palette. 
Made my square easel card with pale pink paper stamped with script on the bottom half and sentiment stamped and embossed on the top.  Used Distress Inks to ink the floral (Penny Black Garden Gems), then fussy cut it out, and arranged on the card with some white die cut foliage.  For the stopper I stamped sentiment on die cut label with some extra floral elements.

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

THEME:  Friendship
PRODUCTS:  Distress Inks

Thursday 2 February 2023

A New Technique Blog and a Birthday Card

Some dear Blogger Friends have started a blog to share their talents, so we can be inspired to try some things out of the ordinary...  Group of Seven Cardmakers .... why not pop over and check out their cards

For January, the girls are sharing cards they made using different applications and mixes of Embossing Powders  --  Creative Heat Embossed Backgrounds

Here's what I played around with...
  • on photographic paper I swiped Twisted Citron Distress Oxide and when it was dry, wiped the surface with a baby wipe to bring up the bright colour
  • then I pounced with Versamark randomly using bubble wrap and used Sizzix Fir Tree (green) embossing powder and heat set
  • then I repeated this using white embossing powder
  • lastly with Versamark and Kaisercraft Marble stamp - stamped and silver embossed more texture
There was enough lovely background to make two cards...
which I finished off with some Die Cuts (Sizzix) and stamped embossed sentiments 

Using the embossing folder - Elegant Occasions (a magazine freebie) - embossed white square card.  Stamped and silver embossed the sentiment and finished with a die cut spray - Intricate Crocus from Card Making Magic - cut from light purple card and coloured with pencils and Distress Ink

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