Wednesday 17 July 2024

Using Embossing Folders



Been playing with my embossing folders and Distress Inks this week...  

for Darnells IDEAS prompt





For some reason I thought to embossing patterned paper and then use my inks to highlight the raised embossing... REALLY HAPPY with my result.  Layered the panel on red and green to help lift the colours and then finished with a sentiment tag from the same set of papers I used for the embossing/


My second card came about by using a smooched panel from my stash, embossing it with a little bird themed folder and the used the nearby colours to highlight the birds... to finish I add this already to use fun bird from my stash and a sentiment I think you could use for a number of occasions.

I am going to join in the Triple B challenge for July

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have a Wonderful Day
Cheers Robyn

Wednesday 10 July 2024

A Trio of Cards featuring Die Cuts


Already the second week of the month and time for some Cards made using Dies... 

for Darnell's IDEAS prompt....   

I'm so glad she started this feature on her blog because it certainly has inspired me to make cards this year as well as crocheting.


Card One and I've used a very neglected Spellbinders die to create a frame... then used some vellum for my white embossed sentiment to place behind the opening and lastly matched some patterned paper to my sprig of flowers - watercoloured with distress inks.

Next for this card I had this bright Distress Oxide smooched panel on my desk and remembered this full Paper Rose die I had - so die cut it in blank card - easy peasy!!


My third card uses a Sizzix die Mixed Media set #2..  and it really looks nothing to just diecut it - so I teamed it with a background piece I had in my stash for ages and then die cut a heap of tiny flowers and added them to create a floral branch... finished with a stamped sentiment and layered onto yellow card.


Thanks heaps for stopping by my blog
have an amazing day
Cheers Robyn

Here's my latest crochet blanket Off the Hook
Mosaic in a Month by Juniper & Oakes

Wednesday 3 July 2024

Floral watercoloured cards

Of course they are floral cards....and for the first week of the month Darnells IDEAS prompt has us thinking INK/Colour Mediums...

Both cards have been stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink and watercoloured with the same inks, then I added a tiny bit of depth with coloured pencils.  The second card was finished with a gold embossed edge to the white panel and a gold embossed sentiment.



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Have a wonderful week

Cheers Robyn

Sunday 30 June 2024

Quick Christmas Cards

 End of June and time to join the Rudolph Days Challenge to add cards to my Christmas Stash


Two cards using the fabulous die from the Die Cutting magazine...  the hardest part of making these was poking out all the little die cut bits...  then find some nice background card /smooched inky gladwrap piece to show off the design.... you even get some snowflakes and stars to add around the image.

Thanks for stopping by my blog,

Have a great weekend

Cheers Robyn

Wednesday 26 June 2024

End of the month cards..

This month has been a busy one for me.... we had a really successful, fun morning tea for our Crochet Group Cancer Council fundraiser.  And another morning tea in our carport for hubbys golfing friend who has MND and is confined to a wheelchair... lovely to have all the his friends around.  Also had time with my daughter who's enjoying some stress free time from work and she's taken on a water painting class, so we had a bit of creative fun..

I showed her the outline water colour cards I made and we did a few..


and I did a couple of free hand painted ones

Then I had time to finish off a card using the Bokeh technique the girls at 
have been showcasing this month

so I've have had so creative time at my desk to join in with Darnell and her
 IDEAS prompt - Anything Goes for the fourth week of the month.


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

Wednesday 19 June 2024

Embossed cards


Had a crazy idea to just dry emboss parts of a embossing folder by rotating it and not completing the roll through the machine and it kind of worked.... then I swiped it with Versamark and white embossed it. To finish just added a sentiment from my stash and a die cut butterfly from some metallic smooched card. I'm joining in the fun at Just Add Ink #706 Inspirational photo using blue and white.



Then as it's Week 3 of Darnell's IDEAS prompt I have another Embossed card - this front piece was from my stash already to attach to a card and add a sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by my blog
have a Wonderful Day
Cheers Robyn
I'm a little late card making this week as I've joined a 'Crochet-a-long' project...
this is my Mosaic in a Month blanket so far... 4 parts done, 7 to go

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Two cards with the same Die Cut

This rather long floral die has stitched vertical edges but not on the top and bottom,,, so I die cut it from white card and trimmed it to fit a card... then using a smooched background (rescued from the Distress Inks technique I used last week) behind to show off the design and finished the card with a gold embossed sentiment....

As it is the second Monday of the month with 

Darnell's IDEAS IDEAS prompt - it is Die/Die Cuts week

I have also been playing around with the Bokeh technique being the focus of 
The Group of Seven Cardmakers for this month.   
And used this piece as a background to the second of my floral die cuts where I've trimmed away all the frame, and I think looks nice on the "Aqua's" background... finished with a white embossed sentiment


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






Monday 3 June 2024

Some Fun Watercolouring

I saw this technique on Pinterest and figured why not try this with an outline stamp.... so I smooched Distress Oxide inks on my worksheet and inked my stamp from this and used a wet brush to pull the colours from the outline... I love how it turned out... bit similar to last months technique at Group of Seven Cardmakers using a Speedball Elegant Writer.
And it's the first Monday of the month so with Darnell's IDEAS prompt it's time for some INK/Colour Medium.



I used the colours for the Just Add Ink challenge #704- and randomly stamped the image on white card then finished off with a stamped sentiment.


I had so much fun I made a second card and added some turquoise ink.  I think these are very summery colours so I'm joining in the challenge at Four Season - Anything Goes Summer



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

Sunday 2 June 2024

May Card Chain Challenge Reveal



Hello and welcome to my card reveal for the 
My card was sent off to Chris in the USA and featured the challenge colour palette - gold, raspberry, blueberry, scoring technique and friendship theme.






I stamped and gold embossed the floral image and watercoloured with Distress Inks.  I scored vertical lines on white card and arrange the fussy cut image with some die cut foliage and finished with a stamped gold embossed sentiment.


Thanks for stopping by my blog
have a wonderful day and start to a new month
cheers Robyn
Theme Option:  Friendship
Technique Option:  Scoring

Friday 31 May 2024

Merry Christmas card

Today I've been playing around with the Bokeh Technique... inspired by the ladies of

 Group of Seven Cardmakers  

So I finished off one of my pieces and made a Christmas card for the end of the month 

Rudolph Days Challenge 


Thanks for stopping by my blog
have a Wonderful day
cheers Robyn

Thursday 30 May 2024

IDEAS Week 4 - Anything Goes and Beautiful Blossoms


I so enjoyed making some cards with my old large PSX botanical stamps last week... I made a few more.  And they fit in perfectly with the Anything Goes week 4 of the month with Darnells IDEAS prompt.


The stamps are inked with Distress Oxide inks and then watercoloured pulling the colours from the stamped inked outline




Next I have a watercoloured floral ... the stamp used for this card is Penny Black Garden Gems...  I stamped it lightly first with Antique Linen Distress Ink and then watercoloured with Distress Inks, and finished with a stamped gold embossed sentiment. 
I'm joining in the challenge at Beautiful Blossoms #17 with the mood board for colour inspiration.


And lastly I have made a stack of small Thank You cards to hand out at our Cancer Council Big Morning Tea event at our Crochet group


My latest crochet project... Stardust Melodies blanket - a Polly Plum design which will be donated as a door prize at the morning tea.


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

Wednesday 22 May 2024

Watercolouring

This month the ladies at

  Group of Seven Cardmakers have been creating with ELEGANT MARKERS..  


Well I don't have any of these special markers but the technique inspired me to try something similar with Distress Oxide Inks...
Inked up a couple of my very old PSX stamps and pulled the colours from the outline to water colour the images... I like them



Thanks for stopping by
have a wonderful day
cheers Robyn