Tuesday, 21 September 2021

CAS Colours & Sketches #438

  Hi there Crafty Friends. It's time for a new challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.  I'm  hosting this month and I chose my fave colour combo for this challenge.  I hope you like these colours and will play along with us. 

I made an ombre  wash on watercolour paper with Distress Oxide & Distress Inks. 
I then de-cut this panel and a black Card with the rectangle frame die. The daisy was coloured with Zig Markers.
Dies: Memory Box Stylish Rectangle Trio; Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems 1
Stamp: Sorry I've forgotten!


I would love for you to visit our blog to see what the rest of the team have created and will feel inspired to join us in the challenge.

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Sunday, 19 September 2021

Black, White and Pink

 Hi there. Just popping in to share a card inspired by the theme at Global Design Project. I just love black and white with a splash of colour - it always look so classy I think.


I die cut the foliage and butterfly and coloured some with Nuvo Shimmer Powder (Cherry Bomb) and Karin Marker. I used an old wood mount stamp for the script behind the stems. They were attached with a touch of glue and the Washi Tape. The white panel was dry embossed and die-cut.
Stamps: Stampin Up Wrapped Bouquet ; Script stamp unknown
Dies: Stampin Up Meadow Stems; Spellbinders Frame
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up Subtle

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


LOTS OF LAYERS



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Saturday, 18 September 2021

52 CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN (SEPTEMBER THEME )

 Hi there Crafty Friends. It's time for the 3rd challenge of the September at 52CCT with Rosi  as our host.  She has given us a really fun theme  *IN A JAR*.  I really enjoyed making this card!

The bear and trees were coloured with Zig markers and fussy-cut. 
I stamped the snowflakes and sentiment and then arranged these elements to fit in the jar.
Next I stamped the jar on the front panel, which was then dry embossed and the window die-cut for the plastic shaker.
Stamps: Hello Bluebird Frosty Friends; Penny Black sentiment
Die: Jillibean Soup Mason Jar   
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up   Falling Snow



I hope you'll visit the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog to see what the rest of the team created with these colours and then be inspired to join in the challenge!

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Friday, 17 September 2021

Seize the Birthday - Surprise Guest #4

   Hello there Crafty Friends! I'm back again with my 2nd card as Surprise Guest at Seize the Birthday Challenge. The theme for this challenge is 'FAUX or REAL STITCHING' but the themes are always optional, so you can enter any card, as long as it's a Birthday Card.


I  included some real stitching in the centre of the rose. I chose the Pinpoint background, because it's like stitching without the thread:)
The dies are from various Altenew die sets. I have them all mixed together, so I'm not sure of the name of the sets.  I die-cut the flower from a smooshed background. The leaves were coloured with Karin Markers and Cosmic Shimmer Powder. 
Dies: Altenew Flowers; Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate 
Stamp: Inspired by Stamping (sadly no longer around)


I hope you'll visit  Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the design team and then join in the challenge with us. 

I'm also entering the following challenges:- 

Lots of Layers







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Thursday, 16 September 2021

CAS Mix Up September 21 Reminder)

 It's time to remind you about this month's CAS Mix Up Challenge.   Leslie is our host and it's a Watercolour Challenge, with the prompt  'Autumn Colours'. That should give you plenty of scope.  Please be sure to make water-colouring the main element of your card and keep your designs Clean and Simple.

I used the same stamps as last time, but this time I stamped with Distress Oxide and embossed with Distress Embossing Glaze. Then I coloured the leaves with Zigs and water. 
I scored the border on the left for a bit of interest and arranged the fussy-cut leaves and die-cut sentiment.
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Nature's Wonder
Die: Lawnfawn

(Mikey's Mom)

You can find more inspiration from our talented Guest Designer, Ros (Mikey's Mom), and the rest of the team over on the CAS Mix Up Blog and we hope you'll be inspired to join the challenge.

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








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Tuesday, 14 September 2021

CAS COLOURS & SKETCHES #437 Sketch

 Hi there Crafty Friends. It's time for a new challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches and I'm very excited to be hosting this month. It's a sketch challenge this week and I want you to attempt a slimline/mini slimline card based on this sketch...


I made a wash on the white card and splattered a touch of orange. Next I stamped the flowers and leaves  die-cut the elements, adhering them with dimensional tape. To finish I mounted it on a  green card base and stamped the sentiment.

This is the first time I've made a mini slimline and I quite like this shape and size. 

Stamps: Stampin Up Artistically Inked


I would love for you to visit our blog to see what the rest of the team have created and will feel inspired to join us in the challenge.

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Sunday, 12 September 2021

Mixed Media /Stencil/ White on White with a touch of Gold

 Hi there. I'm pretty much up to date with all my DT cards, so today I had a play. 

First up is a Mixed Media Card. I wanted to use some crackle paste on this card, but when I opened the tub, I found it had dried up:( So instead, this is what I did...

I inked up a very old Flourishes stamp with Distress Oxide inks, liberally spritzed and stamped several times on the watercolour paper. 

When dry, I randomly stamped part of an equally old Hero Arts
stamp with white ink and then embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder. 
The panel was then die-cut and the edges sponged with the darker ink. 
 The dragonfly was stamped with DO ink, blended with Nuvo Glitter Gloss Pen and fussy-cut. 
The sentiment was  stamped on a die-cut panel. 
To finish I arranged the dragonfly on some die-cut floral stems and layered with some twine and the sentiment. 
Stamps: Gina K Beautiful Wings; Flourishes Bees & Blooms: Stampers Anonymous Natures Wonder;
Hero Arts friends Background
Dies: Stampin Up Meadow Dies; Penny Black Rectangle
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My next card was a lot more simple and classic...

I began by die-cutting the leafy wreath and then liberally splattered it with Altenew Gold Metallic  Paint. 
The white panel was embossed with an old Papertrey Ink Coverplate for a bit of texture. I then stamped the sentiment and sponged the edges with the gold ink. To finish The wreath was adhered with dimensional tape and some pearls added for a bit of bling.

Die: Poppy Stamps Adriana Wreath
Stamp: Kaisercraft

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My last card was made with a kit from Uniquely Creative...

The background was stencilled with Distress Ink. 
The flowers were stamped with black ink, clear embossed and coloured with Zig Markers. 
The sentiment is made from wood and was covered in black ink and clear embossed to match the flowers. 
I added some splatter and sequins to finish.

All Products: Uniquely Creative Teacup Builder Mini Kit

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


CARD 1






CARD 2

White, Leaves, Die-cuts & Pearls

CARD 3




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