Saturday, 10 December 2016

Another Quick Tag

I just made another tag inspired by the amazing Jill Foster for the Ellen 
Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist.  Her tag is totally stunning and although I started out basing it loosely on her tag, it was my tag that ended up very loose!!!

I stamped and embossed the Penny Black image and then sponged on some distress inks and coloured the berries with Zig CCRB Markers and then I couldn't help myself - I spritzed and then I spritzed again!!! I let the colours pool and do what they wanted and then touched up the berries and stamped some snowflakes. To finish, I added the sentiment, the bird and some twine. It's definitely a Feminine tag!


This is Jill's amazing tag....




Honey Bear Christmas


Hi there. I have another tag to share, this time it's for the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas (with a Feminine Twist).

The idea of this challenge is to create a tag inspired by one of the Feminine Twist tags, created by one of the 24 designers. I chose a tag made by Carly Tee Minner, which has colourful trees and a cute critter. I decided it was time to break out the Honey Bee stamps from The Ton, which I purchased earlier in the year. It really makes me happy!
So here it is...


The trees are from the Penny Black Prancer set, the sentiment, snow flakes and tag die are from
 Papertrey Ink  and the bear stamp from The Ton Stamps.

this is the tag I was inspired by:-





Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Winter Wonderland

I have a another watercolour card to share today. It's another Penny Black Stamp and such a pretty and peaceful scene.


I applied masking fluid to the birch trees and snow drops, with a few extra spots and then using Distress Inks and Memento Dye Inks I did a wash over the background.

I decided not to add a sentiment on the front, so it could be used for other occasions other than Christmas.

I'm entering the CAS Watercolour Challenge (Resist) and the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Challenge (Snow & Ice theme).  Also the Simon Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge.
ETA: I'm also entering Kylie's 12 Days of Christmas Card Challenge.



Tuesday, 6 December 2016

3D Christmas

Hello there. It's another gorgeous late Spring day here in Melbourne and yet again I am making snowy scenes!

I haven't used my Silhouette for ages, so I decided I should make a gift.


After cutting the trees I inked them up and then embossed them with some pretty embossing powder I forgot I had! Then I added a bit of white embossing on the edges for snow. I stamped the deer from WPlus9 and added a Kaisercraft die. The Silhouette cutting files are designed by Ashbee Design - they have lots of similar designs, so you can make a sweet village.

I'm entering this in the Simon Monday Christmas Gifts Challenge, the Simon Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge and the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Snow and Ice theme.

ETA: I'm entering the City Crafter Challenge - Christmas Tree.





Sunday, 4 December 2016

Dashing through the Snow

It's starting to warm up here in Melbourne, but meanwhile I'm busy making Christmas cards about winter wonderland! I guess I'll be dreaming of a white christmas for a very long time!

Today I paired up some gorgeous stamps from Penny Black and Papertrey Ink, two of my favourite stamp companies. This is the result...


I stamped the border with the PB stamp from the Prancers set using Hero Arts soft sky shadow ink and
Stonewash Mid-tone. Then I stamped the trees and snowflakes with the same inks and also inked up the base card to match. Next I stamped and fussy cut the santa in sleigh image and sentiment from Papertrey Ink 'In the Meadow' set.
I amounted it all together and added the red rhinestone for a touch of bling!  
PS: I would just like to say again how much I love my MISTI stamping tool for this type of project, because I can stamp repeatedly until I get the right depth of colour with the dye inks and the solid image sometimes miss bits, so this makes it look so crisp and perfect!

I'm entering the Simon Monday Challenge - 'O' Christmas Tree and the Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes and the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Challenge (Take a Theme) Snow & Ice.



Saturday, 3 December 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hi there! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend, whether there is a chill in the air or sunshine like it is here.

I'm a few days late for the Mixed Media Card Challenge, but want to post my card now.
The theme this month is GOLD and the optional element is STAR, which I haven't included in this card.

Now at first glance, my card may not look like Mixed Media, but for the purposes of our challenge , a card that has stamps and inks PLUS at least any two other elements  is a Mixed Media card.

I stamped the image with Archival Jet Black and coloured the poinsettias and flames with Zig CCRB
Markers The candles were coloured with a pearlescent white Gansai Tambi and I went over the black sketchy bits with a black gel pen. I dry embossed the border and then added the gold glitter strip and die-cut sentiment. The gorgeous Christmas Candle stamp is from STAMPlorations and the word die is from Penny Black.


I hope you have time to play along with the Mixed Media Card Challenge this month - the deadline is 25 December and you can link up your card here as well as checking out the cards from the rest of our Design Team.

I am also entering the the Simon Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge and the Fusion Card Challenge - I was inspired by the picture with the candles.
Also entering the Stamplorations Anything Goes Never-ending Challenge and the STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge Anything CAs Red & Green.

ETA I just remembered I meant to enter the Casology Challenge, where the Code word is  CANDLE and Inkspirational Challenge which is CAS with SPARKLE.

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It's 'Take a Theme' month  at Craft Stamper and the theme is 'SNOW & ICE'. I love seeing magical scenes with lots of snow - maybe because we don't get it here. So here is my first attempt at a snowy scene...

I began by flicking some frisket over the watercolour panel and then masked off the slopes with post it notes and sponged the shadows and background. Then I stamped the trees and and touched up the shadows and trees with watercolour. Then I removed the frisket, stamped and fussy cut the deer. To finish I splattered a mixture of perfect pearls and water.
The stamps are from Papertrey Ink, Penny Black and Wplus 9.

I am also entering the Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes Challenge and the Simon Monday Challenge - 'O' Christmas Tree.