Saturday, 6 March 2021

Penny Black Saturday Challenge March 21

 Well hello there! It's the first saturday of the month, so we begin a new challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. This month our theme is ANYTHING GOES or Opitional: FLOWERS.

Well of course, I chose flowers, because I can't get enough of PB floral stamps:)


You've seen me use this stamp many times, but this time I used the full image and made a Slimline card.
I stamped and highlighted with Zig Markers. I sponged the edge of the white panel with Distress Ink.
The base card is a lovely textured card with the look of burlap.
Stamps: Penny Black Blossom Branch, PB Sprinkles and Smiles.

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor


Prize - $20 voucher!

If you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up...and remember to check back to see if you've been chosen!

 You can see more inspiration from our talented Guest Designer and the rest of the DT at our blog. I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.

I'm sharing my card at the following challenges:-



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52 Christmas Card Throwdown March Sketch

 Welcome! We're starting a new month of challenges at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and we have Goga hosting this month. She has designed a wonderful sketch which is sure to  inspire!

I had some experimental Alcohol Ink backgrounds sitting on my desk, so this was my starting point. 
Then I decided to use a stamp set I'd recently purchased and this was the result.
The Alcohol Inks were also new to me.  They are pearlised and have a gorgeous ethereal look. 
The snowflakes were stamped on vellum paper and white embossed. I coloured the reverse side with Copic Markers and fussy-cut. To finish I mounted the banner and snowflakes on an embossed panel and blue card base, adding a touch of bling and a sentiment. 
The snowflake stamp set is from SSS.

You can see more wonderful cards from our Guest and the rest of the Design Team at our blog
I hope you'll be inspired to join us this week!  

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Friday, 5 March 2021

 Hi there! It's time to begin another Happy Little Stampers Christmas Card Challenge. 

The theme this month is either *ANGELS* or if you prefer *ANYTHING GOES*.

I used some designer paper from my Christmas stash box and die-cut a window for the cute Angel, which was coloured with Copic Markers.
The sentiment was silver embossed and fussy cut.
Stamps: Stamping Bella Angel Squidgies Bells, Kaisercraft (sentiment).
Die: MFT Peekaboo Window


I hope you'll pop over to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge blog to see more creations from the DT and be inspired to join in the challenge. It's never to early to start on Christmas Cards:)

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Wednesday, 3 March 2021

CAS Colours & Sketches #409

 Hello there! It's time to welcome YoonYoung as our host for March at CAS Colours & Sketches. We have some lovely fresh colours to play with this week...

This stamp set is so adorable and offers has so many possibilities! I coloured the images with Copic Markers. 
Stamp & Dies: Gina K 'I like the way you roll'



I hope you'll pop on over to our blog to see the wonderful creations from our Design Team and be inspired to join us in the challenge.

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Tuesday, 2 March 2021

CAS Mix Up March '21

  Hello there. It's time for a new CAS Mix Up Challenge and we're celebrating our 5th Birthday!

This month is a Watercolour themed challenge. Bonnie is our host and the prompt is 'Print-Making with Die-Cuts'. There are some links to video tutorials on the CAS MIX UP blogPlease be sure and keep your card designs Clean and Simple.

I've been staying at our holiday house and enjoying all the native bird life, so I was inspired to make this card.
Dies: Ultimate Crafts Kookaburra & Gum Leaves




We have the talented Ros from Mikey's Mom as our Guest Designer this month and you can see her card  and more inspiration at our blog.

We have  prizes to give away this month ................so I hope you have some fun and join us in the challenge to celebrate our 5th Birthday:)

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Saturday, 27 February 2021

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Feb Technique

It's time for a Technique themed challenge for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Lucinda, our host, has asked us to make a Mixed Media card. This is one of my favourite techniques, especially for Christmas cards!


Make a smooshed background with Distress Oxide inks.
Stamp the trees and snowflakes.
Stamp and white emboss background stamp.
Adhere die-cut trees and torn snow panel.
Colour die cut deer and stamp sentiment.
Ink edges of panel with gold ink. 
Adhere wooden snowflake and deer. 
Mount on white card base.

Stamps: Memory Box Christmas Tree; Stampendous Christmas Background; Avery Elle Snowflakes, W&W sentiment
Dies: Alexandra Renke and Dp Crafts

You can see more wonderful cards from our Guest and the rest of the Design Team at our blog. 
I hope you'll be inspired to join us this week!  

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Wednesday, 24 February 2021

CAS Colours & Sketches #408

 It's the last challenge of the month and Julie, our host, has provided us with another fantastic sketch.


On watercolour paper I stamped the feathers using Altenew Inks,  blended and shading on the page. I used Altenew Metallic paint to ad the gold highlights. 
I stamped the sentiment and highlighted the rectangle panel with Delicata Gold Ink. 
Stamps: Prima (feathers), Clearly Besotted (sentiment)
Die: Penny Black

Isn't this a great sketch!!!

I hope you'll pop on over to our blog to see the wonderful creations from our Design Team and be inspired to join us in the challenge.

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