Thursday 29 June 2023

Rudolph Days Christmas Stash Building

Again!!!!!! we're nearing the end of the month - June has gone and half of the year too, so it's time to share our Christmas cards with Maureen and her team    at   Rudolph Day Challenge

So I've been in my patterned papers stash again....

...... needing not much more that a double die cut glossy silver sentiment and a stamped gold embossed  one for the ornament card.

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

Monday 26 June 2023

A trio of cards featuring butterflies, birds and blooms

 Time to share a few more cards that have evolved from my desk over this month

This first card is for the Can You Handle the Pressure challenge - Anything Goes with a Twist of Butterflies.

Blended green Distress Inks over the leafy embossed border EF and stamped on the sentiment.... finished off with 3 die cut butterflies smooched in DI and spritzed with shimmer mist

Second card for the Triple B June challenge. ... with this lovely moodboard for inspiration. 
No stamping on this card... used a pretty pink marbly background (from my Kaisercraft calendar), then die cut the stitched wavy edge on white card - lightly blended edge with pink DI.  Die cut the little bird and watercoloured with DI and finished with a die cut Hello sentiment.

Lastly an Any Occasion card - for two challenges...  Double 'D' Colour challenge - I've used the purple and blues as inspiration.   
AND  Beautiful Blossoms challenge #6 - with a mood board in these colours too as inspiration.
I used a scalloped frame die and a number of my flower dies to create this little picture with a lovely patterned paper background - I smooched the flower edges with ink and added some white crystal drops for the flower centers

And my latest crochet blanket... a Mosaic in the Round by Beba Blankets

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

Friday 23 June 2023

Sharing a few Christmas Cards..


About time I joined in some challenges...   It's challenge #75 at Christmas Kickstart and as always I'm happy to add to my Christmas stash.

So I've made a couple of 'teepee' folded cards and used little bit more from my stash of patterned papers.  Finished off with a stamped gold embossed sentiment and die cut Poinsettia flowers.

Next I have two more using the Mood board at Peace on Earth Christmas challenge #42

The Reds and Greens and Florals always catch my eye.

Stamped the same image and sentiments and embossed with both gold and silver EP.  Water coloured then used a shine silver and gold layer to frame the panels on matching red coloured cards.

And lastly a card using a set.. with  an embossing folder and co-ordinating stamp (I think it's Sizzix, loaned from a friend).  Not very well stamped but finished off with a die cut sentiment that I clear embossed. 

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

Saturday 3 June 2023

Birthday Cards

No Spring flowers in our gardens on this side of the world, but some nice Autumn showers today to cool the air and freshen up the greenery in my garden.

 Inspiration for my card today from the Mood Board at 

Double 'D' - Flower challenge

Watercoloured my stamped image (Power Poppy - Simply Camellias), trimmed to fit a square card with matching pink layer  witha stamped white embossed sentiment (Happy Little Stampers - Fun Birthday Sentiments)

A couple more cards using up more of those gorgeous 12x12 pattern papers I've been saving for something special... well now's the time... too many pretty papers, just use them.

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

Friday 2 June 2023

May CCC card Reveal

My May Card Chain Challenge card went off to Brenda in the UK

I stamped this lovely image (from Stamps Happen - Sophisticated Lady) with grey ink, watercoloured with Distress Inks and fussy cut it out.  Used a piece of this lovely background paper from my recycled calendar and attached to a navy card.... finished with a stamped gold embossed sentiment (Power Poppy - Everything's Even Rosier set) and some dots of white Crystal Drops.

 I used the colour palette and the theme and technique on my card.  
Thanks for stopping by my blog... have a wonderful day,     Cheers Robyn 

Theme - Hats and Friendship
Technique - embossing