Tuesday, 3 March 2015

More Coffee Love

I'm trying to keep up with Amy in making a card a day for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Today's card was made with the help of my Silhouette, sewing machine and WPlus9 stamps.
I used memento Luxe inks and Faber Castell marker and white gel pen for highlights.

Unfortunately, I had a bit of a problem with the sewing machine. First the bobbin ran out while  I thought I was happily sewing away, then after I fixed that , the needle broke! Doh! Whose idea was it to stitch a border!!

Monday, 2 March 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop take 3

Hi there! Have you joined in the fun at the Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop yet? It's open until Friday 6 March and they have lots of wonderful sponsors offering prizes and there is so much inspiration!
If you don't drink coffee, you can make a tea or hot chocolate themed card.

I used the free digital cut file made by the lovely Julia Stainton of Belle Papier fame, to make this coffee mug shaped card.
I masked the top of the cup and then stamped the flower background from Hero Arts, using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.The sentiment is computer generated.
I used a bone folder to emboss a line at the lip of the lid, to make it more realistic.

ETA: I'm entering this  in the Simon Monday Challenge - Just a hint of clover and the Addicted to CAS Challenge - Distressed (used Distress ink)

I found this very cute coffee cup at a shop which is sadly closing down and couldn't resist!

Get Well Mum

I made a quick card for my Mum today. She has been in hospital since Thursday night, suffering from high Blood Pressure and very irregular heat rate (atrial fibrillation) and her speech has been affected, so I'm not sure if she's also had some bleeding on the brain. We haven't heard from a Doctor since Friday morning, so we're putting the pressure on to get some feedback!

At first I was not able to sit down and create because I was feeling so anxious, but It is a good distraction.

I used a mix of Distress inks, Heidi Swapp Color Shine and Brushos and the dies are from Memory Box Sonora Rose. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft and is stamped in black and clear embossed.
The base card is embossed with a We R Memory Keeper's folder.
I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Anything Goes

No Rules


I sprinkled some ink!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Mixed Media Card Challenge #9

Hello there! Another month and another season and the start of another challenge at the Mixed Media Card Challenge. The theme is Spring and the optional element is a bird.

I began with a piece of watercolour paper and used the reverse stencil technique to add the background with distress inks. Then I stamped the flowers and coloured them with a combination  of Inktense pencils, Faber Castell big brush markers and glittter pen and I also went over the outline with a copic black outline marker.  The flower stamp and stencil are from Penny Black.  I used a stencil and stamp to add some depth to the background. The bird is from Heroo arts and was coloured with Twinkling H2Os.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you will visit the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT have created and then play along with us.

I'm entering this in the Simon Monday No Rules challenge and the Simon Wednesday Anything goes Challenge

ETA: I'm also entering my card in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Birds of a Feather.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Another Coffee Card

Here is my second card for the Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop.  This one was using some scraps left over from the first blog hop.

The coffee cup , sentiment and the tag were left over from the first Coffee Lovers blog hop and the
rose is off a practice sheet. I've been playing around with Altenew's Vintage rose set, trying to get it right - this is one of my better attempts. The trick is getting the right ink combination as well as stamp placement.  I really love this stamp set!

I'm also entering this card in the City Crafter Challenge - Use it Up

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi there! Welcome to the 3rd Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. This time we are celebrating Coffee and Spring... Hang on a minute, I spend so much time communicating with all my Northern Hemisphere
crafters, I tend to forget what season I'm in. Yep it's nearly Autumn down this part of the world so I made a card that fits either season I think.

I hope this doesn't look too amateurish, but I had this idea to put the bird in my coffee and so I had to freehand the cup to suit. I used Distress ink pad and markers, my favourite Fabriano watercolour paper and stamps from Penny Black and Stamplorations

                          ETA:    I'm entering this in the Simon Wednesday Anything Goes challenge and the                                          Simon Monday No Rules challenge.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Recycling Scraps

Today I made a couple of cards, using some of the scraps from this card and this card.

The die is called Butterfly Drift, from Simon Says Stamp.  The spray is Heidi Swapp Color Shine.
The sentiment on the black card is from Stamplorations and the sentiment on the white card is from Altenew.

                               I'm entering these cards in the City Crafter Challenge - the theme is Use It UP!
                               Also entering the Simon Monday - No Rules and the Simon Wednesday Challenge - Add a little texture.