Saturday, 12 June 2021


  Hi there! I'm back with another card for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. This week Tracy, our host, has given us such a very elegant colour combo!

I stamped the trees with white ink and embossed them with a Silver Pearl embossing powder, so it is a light matte grey, as opposed to silver.  I then used Gold metallic paint, ink  and Perfect Pearls  to colour the 3 gold trees, stamp the sentiment and add splatter.

Stamps: Paper Rose Studio Winter Trees

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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Thursday, 10 June 2021

Garden Grow

 Hi there. I have a simple garden scene to share today.

I stamped the images with Karin Markers, using the blender pen to colour the images.
I sponged the edges of the white panel with gold ink.
Stamps: Stampin Up Flowering Blooms

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Tuesday, 8 June 2021

CAS Colours & Sketches #423

   It's time for a Sketch Challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. I really love the sketch Shannon, our host, has created for us. 

I was in a Mixed Media mood, so I got out my inks, sponges and stamps to make this card. I made masks by tearing paper strips and ten sponged the Distress Oxide Speckled Egg. I then stamped the diamond pattern with the same ink. When dry, I stamped some script randomly with gold ink and added some Perfect Pearls. Next I stamped the butterflies, adding the PP again and then fussy cut. 
 All the stamps are oldies from Kaisercraft, except the sentiment, which is from Altenew.
I sponged the based card with the ink to match. 

I hope you'll check out the CC&S blog to see what the rest of the design team and our  Guest Designer have created.  We hope you'll be inspired to make your own card, which needs to be linked to  the challenge post by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday. 

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

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Guest Dersign Gig for Uniquely Creative May Mini Kit

 Hi there. I'm so happy to be Guest Designing for Uniquely Creative again this month.  The kit includes a gorgeous  stamps and co-ordinating dies with a gorgeous teacup, flowers, a tag and sweet sentiments.  Also included in the kit are beautiful papers, a stencil, printed sentiments and wooden laser cut elements. 

Here is my first card...

The images were stamped, embossed and coloured with Zig Markers.
I stencilled Matte Texture paste on the white card and when dry splattered some blue ink. Next I stamped and die-cut the sentiment which is from the Butterfly Mini Kit. 

Uniquely Creative Products Used: UC1842 Teacup Builder Stamp set, UCD1987 Teacup Builder Die, Stencil, UC1810 Butterflies Stamp Set (sentiment) UCD1923 Butterflies Die              

My next card was Paper-Pieced using patterned paper from the kit.

1/ Compare all the patterned papers to chose which 3 look best together

2/ Stamp the teacup on each of the 3 images. 

3/ Fussy cut the required pieces along the black line

4/ Ink the edges of the cut pieces with a black marker (from behind) or sponge with black ink.

5/ Stamp the teacup again on white card and die-cut.

6/ Adhere the fussy-cut pieces to the die-cut teacup.

7/ Stamp the tag and sentiment on the white card and die-cut. Stamp bow on striped paper and fussy-cut. Adhere to tag.

8/ Die-cut background paper, matt with black card and mount on white card base. Add sequins.Adhere teacup and tag to card.

Here is a bonus card which also uses the Butterflies stamp set .....

Uniquely Creative Products Used:UC1842 Teacup Stamp Set, UCD1987 Teacup Builder Die, Teacup Cut-A-Part Sentiment Sheet, Patterned Paper, Sequins, UC1810 Butterflies Stamp Set, UCD1923 Butterflies Die 

My cards are up on the Uniquely Creative Blog today and you can get their products here.

I'm sharing my 1st card at the following challenges:-

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

We Love Chocolate Baroque (Hand coloured or Paper-pieced)

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Monday, 7 June 2021

CAS Flower & Beach Scene

 Hey there! My arm/shoulder are still giving me grief, so it's a brief post.

I used 3 different Gina K stamp sets and embossed the border with anold Memory Box die. 
I coloured with Karin Markers.

I'm sharing at the following challenges:- 


I used Distress Oxide Inks for the was and added some texture to the sand with Delicata Gold and a Kaisercraft stamp. I coloured the Gull with Karin Markers.

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Saturday, 5 June 2021

Penny Black Saturday Challenge (June 21)

 Well hello there! It's the first Saturday of the month, so we have a new challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. This month our theme is 'ANYTHING GOES' or the twist 'Fussy & Fancy'.

Well I finally got my hands on this stunning stamp so I couldn't wait to ink it up!

I used Karin Markers for all the stamping, watercoluring and the wash. However  I stamped it again with Versamark and clear embossed, before I did the wash, so it wouldn't bleed too much. Can you see that I also randomly stamped some script on the background for a bit more interest. 

Stamp: Penny Black Captivating; Background stamp from Kaisercraft
Die: Kaisercraft Square die; Simon ?says Stamp Sentiment

                            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.

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52 Christmas Card Throwdown (June Sketch)

It's time to begin a new month of challenges at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, with Tracy as our Host.  She's designed a wonderful and versatile sketch to inspire us.

I decided to may an Aussie style card using Designer Paper and Die-cut Collectables from Kaisercraft.

I scored some lines for the stripes and die-cut the squares arranging the design elements to fit the sketch. To finish I added the sentiment and mounted on a Stone Grey card. 

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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