Monday, 18 November 2019

Poinsettia Twofer

Here are another couple of cards made with a new die from Paper Rose Studio...

I used the complete die cut on the kraft card and on the second card I cut 2 layers and arranged them a bit differently. I coloured the die-cuts with Brushos and Nuvo Shimmer Powders.
Both sentiments are from Kaisercraft.




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Sunday, 17 November 2019

Monochrome Coffee Card

It's time for the mid-month reminder at the CAS Watercolour Challenge. Karen is our host this month and she chose 'MONOCHROMATIC' as the theme.

I was very excited when this stamp set arrived from my favourite new stamp company - The Greetery:)  So I've made a monochrome coffee card ...




I used Zig Markers and Distress Inks and stamped on Watercolour paper, blending with water.
The die is from MFT.  To finish, I matted with textured card stock and added some bling.



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Saturday, 16 November 2019

Penny Black Tags

Hi there! It's mid November already, so it's time to remind you about this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

The theme, as always is Anything Goes with an optional twist to create 'TAGS'. 


I stamped the mountains, trees and sentiment using Distress Ink and Zig Markers. The tag was then dry embossed and I added some extra snow with a white gel pen.
Stamps: PB Prancers, Banner Sentiments and Season's Marvel
Embossing folder from Stampin Up


The tag was sponged with Distress Inks and the the leaves were stamped using DI and Zig Markers and blended on the paper. 
Stamps: PB Berry Kissed and Banner Sentiments


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!

There is more inspiration from the DT at our blog and you still have plenty of time to join in.

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Oxidised Metal Take 2

Have you tried this technique yet. It's the theme for our current CAS Mix Up Challenge and I've had some fun trying something new.


This time I stamped the christmas trees with Stazon and when dry, I coloured the background with Distress Ink re-inkers. I used a heat gun to dry this. Next I embossed the metal sheet and then swiped Versamark over the whole panel and clear embossed. 

Stamps: Penny Black 'Prancers' and 'Banner Sentiments'
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up 'Softly Falling'



There are links to some videos on the CAS Mix Up blog, which explain how to do this technique. 

Our Design Team and Guest Designer Arlene,  have
some wonderful inspiration for you.
I hope you'll check us out and join in at

The challenge open until 24 November and you can link your cards here.

I know you'll have fun with this technique:)


Friday, 15 November 2019

Aussie Christmas Threefer & an Aussie Tag


 Originally I was planning to include the green glitter card and green watercolour card, but then decided they didn't look that different, so I decided to try silver.

The gum leaves die is from Paper Rose Studio.  The papers and sentiment are from Kaisercraft and the Koala die is from Ultimate Crafts. I coloured the Koala with Copic Markers.



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So here is my 3rd card ...


I coloured the leaves with Zig Markers and Distress Inks and stamped the sentiment with Delicata Gold Ink.
Another tag made with papers from Kaisercraft 'Under the Gum Leaves'. I made the embroidery hoop with a die from Neat & Tangled.  I die cut about 6 layers, with the top layer being a wood veneer and gold glitter paper. 
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Happy Holiday Tags

Here are a collection of fun tags for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Card Event.  As you can see, I've been very busy and I decided to share these all in one post, so you don't have to make too many comments:)



I used dies from Poppy Stamps (houses), Mft (tag) and Kaisercraft (santa's sleigh) and the sentiment is from Penny Black.  I was inspired by Joyce's tag Day 3 for Newton's Nook.

I cannot remember which brand this bear stamp is from,  as I stamped it at a craft retreat. I used watercolour paper and Zig markers to colour the bear.  I used my favourite embossing folder from Stampin Up and the sentiment is from Kaisercraft.  This tag was inspired by Sue's tag from Day 2.  I substituted the bear for the deer, the snow for stars and used a big sentiment and twine.



The trees are stamped with Zig and the Llama is coloured with Copic Markers. I added some red with Liquid Pearls.  The stamps are from Flora & Faun a Clear. Inspired by all the cute Llama tags Day 9 for Pink  & Main.

This time I  was inspired by Liliya tag from Day 11 for Studio Katia.
My stamps are from Hero Arts and I used Derwent Inktense pencils for a change.
The dots are from a very old Papertrey Ink set. 


Finally, this tag was inspired by Lindsey's tag from Day 11 for Studio Katia. 
Thhe flower stamp is a magazine freebie and the sentiment is from Kaisercraft. 
I sponged the gold ink in the corner of the tag  and coloured the flowers with Zig Markers.


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Thursday, 14 November 2019

White on White Christmas

Hi there! I was playing with some new dies today from Paper Rose Studios. This card was inspired by a card I saw at the Little Bits Papercraft shop and the theme at Allsorts Challenge.


It's the wrong time of day for photos, so I found it tricky getting the right tone, but it is white!
I dry embossed a piece of card with Stampin Up Falling Snow, die cut 'Poinsettia & Holly Corner' from Paper Rose Studio and sentiment from Penny Black. I put it all together and there's no stamping!!!

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Theme: White on White



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