Saturday, 16 June 2018

Penny Black Masculine Card

I'm back with a reminder for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. There's still plenty of time to join in.  The theme is always Anything Goes, and there's an optional twist to make it a Masculine card.

I used one of my new (to me) stamps - skyline. I'm sure I'll use this stamp a lot, as it's very versatile.

I stamped it twice - the first time in a very light blue and the second time a very dark blue.  I added a lot of water for the light blue, so that it would be more of a shadow, or perhaps give a foggy look to the scene. Then I added a strip of  contrasting paper and layered the die cut sentiment. It's almost a One Layer card!

Now it's your turn. Check out the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog for more inspiration and you can link up your cards here. Remember, it is only an optional twist, so it can be any theme, as long as you use a Penny Black stamp.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Craft Stamper Winner Profile

Hey there friends! Doing a happy dance today, because my card was chosen as the winner at the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Challenge last month and I'm featured on their blog today:) I'd love it if you popped on over to read my winner's profile and show some love!

This was the winning card - made with Alcohol Inks.

  I painted a watecolour wash, using Peerless Watercolours and when dry I stamped the MFT blooms.
I then filled in the flowers with a white paint pen and stamped again with black. The sentimernt was stamped an white embossed on black card stock.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:-

Monday, 11 June 2018


The theme this week at CASology is 'FARM' and I thought of a rooster...

The rooster is a free download image from The Graphic Fairy and transferred to canvas, then 'fussy cut' and inked on the edges with Antique Linen ink.
I embossed the background panel and then painted the yellow sunbeams. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations. 

All Things Bright And Beautiful

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Yellow Freesia

Here is another card for the 30 Day Colour Challenge. I'm keeping up so far!

The stamp is from Altenew and was coloured with Daniel Smith watercolours on Arches paper.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Tic-Tac-Toe Sep17 (gem/watercolour/CAS)

Autumn Leaf

This is the other card I made for the CAS Mix Up challenge. I've been very inspired by all the beautiful Autumn colours in out streets, so I decided to make a leaf with lots of jewel colours.

I stamped the Japanese poem background and gold embossed. This is an old Hero Arts stamp. Then I added some splatter with distress inks. I covered the chipboard leaf with distress ink and embossed with Opals thick embossing powder. Whilst it was still warm I sprinkled some glitter and rubbed in some gold leaf and other coloured foil. Then I covered with some Versamark ink and repeated the heat embossing until it was all smooth and glossy. I die cut the SSS sentiment from glitter paper.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Shocking Pink

I've made a couple more cards for the CAS Mix Up Challenge, because once I start playing with a technique, one card is never enough!

Warning: This card is very bright!

The Beautiful Rose die is from Penny Black. To begin I coloured it with Copic Markers and then clear embossed it a couple of times with thick embossing powder. Next I used a versamark embossing pen on selected parts of the rose and embossed again using the PINK and Green embossing powders, blending a little bit where they met. The gorgeous sentiment is an oldie from Just Right and I added a bit of gold foil for bling!

I"m entering the following challenges:-

July 2017 Embossing

All Things Bright And Beautiful

In the Garden

Monday, 4 June 2018

Vintage Daisy

Here is a card for day 3 of the 30 Day Colouring Challenge (i'm playing catch up!).

This was an easy one, because it was a collage style stamp from Stamp It an I coloured it with Zig Markers and added highlights with a white gel pen.
                                            I'm entering the following challenges:-