Thursday, 21 June 2018

Bright and Cheerful

This time I'm sharing a card I made last week at my beach house, when I had lot's of crafty time.

I did a bit of smooshing with Distress Inks and then stamped and 'fussy cut' the birds. Then I stamped the birds again on the base card and mounted the cut out bits with foam tape.  I added some splatter, sentiments and mounted on the black card.
The bird are Dina Wakely stamps and the sentiment is from Altenew.

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 Bright and Cheerful
Bright and Cheerful

Jump Start!

This is my second card for this week's CASology Challenge. The theme is *JUMPY* and my first card was a lot more literal(kangaroos), where as this card has a more lateral meaning...

The coffee cup stamp is from Stamplorations and I used various scraps of paper and card to paper piece it.
The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter.

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Coffee always gives me a jump start, but if I have too much it makes me Jumpy!

Case-ing Tenia's card

Here is the first *jumpy* card I made and posted on Instagram...

Monday, 18 June 2018

Alcohol Ink Explosion!

I decided to use a part of an alcohol ink background to make a card for the Scrapbook Boutique Challenge...

I used various colours of alcohol Ink with gold mixative and used a straw to get the 'explosive' look. The sentiment die is from Lawnfawn.

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Watercolour Roses

Here is my second card inspired by the photo for the Altenew June Challenge.

I've had this stamp set for ages, but I think it's the first time I've used it. I'm really happy with the way it worked out. I used Zig Markers again. The stamp set is Brush Art Floral and the sentiment die is from Lawnfawn.

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Striped Florals

Whilst I was away, I made a couple of cards inspired by the Altenew Challenge.

Well I probably went a bit brighter purple than the pic, but I was going by memory. The tulip stamps are from Altenew Striped Floral set and the sentiment is from Altenew Thinking of You set. It was coloured with Zig Markers and blended with clear Wink of Stellar.

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Multi Layer Embossing

I've just returned from a lovely few days at our beach house, where I went for walks and crafted to my heart's content. The mojo wasn't always co-operative, but it was very relaxing none the less. I was joined by the lovely Lyndal for a couple of days, so I had company while I crafted:)

Here is a card I made for the CASology challenge, inspired by the CAS Mix Up Challenge.

I coloured the die cut with Zig Markers (Flesh Colour & Blue Grey) and Distress Inks (Hickory Smoke) and embossed with 'Silver Pearl' embossing powder and then again with 'Metallic Pewter' on the edges.  The shell die cut is from Kaisercraft and the border die and sentiment are from Stamplorations.
These are 2 of my favourite embossing powders, so it was fun to mix them together.

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Use at least 2 Dies

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Penny Black Masculine Card

I'm back with a reminder for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. There's still plenty of time to join in.  The theme is always Anything Goes, and there's an optional twist to make it a Masculine card.

I used one of my new (to me) stamps - skyline. I'm sure I'll use this stamp a lot, as it's very versatile.

I stamped it twice - the first time in a very light blue and the second time a very dark blue.  I added a lot of water for the light blue, so that it would be more of a shadow, or perhaps give a foggy look to the scene. Then I added a strip of  contrasting paper and layered the die cut sentiment. It's almost a One Layer card!

Now it's your turn. Check out the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog for more inspiration and you can link up your cards here. Remember, it is only an optional twist, so it can be any theme, as long as you use a Penny Black stamp.