Saturday, 18 January 2020

More Tulips (PBSC reminder)

Hi again! Just popping in to remind you about this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
It's 'Anything Goes', or if you like 'Something New'.

This is actually a card I made a couple of months ago, but didn't share. I stayed at our beach house longer than expected and my Penny Black stamps were at home. 


The tulips were stamped and water coloured with Zig Markers and Distress Inks. I then fussy cut the bouquet and mounted on the patterned paper and die cut the tag. The stamps are Penny Black 'Tulip Bouquet' 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!

 You can see more inspiration from the DT at our blog. I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenges:-
'Feminine'



Friday, 17 January 2020

Tulips and Roses

Here are a couple of cards to remind you about this month's CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up Challenges.

I stamped the tulips using Zig Markers direct to stamp and then a mix of markers and Twinkling H20s to colour the image. The tulip stamp is from Penny Black Stamps and the sentiment from Altenew.


PATIAL DIE-CUTTING, Stamping, Watercolour and designer paper
I stamped the image with Gold Delicata and coloured the roses with Zig Markers and the leaves with the gold ink and wet brush. The floral stamp is from Simon Says and the sentiment from Concord & 9th.


Youy sill have another week to join in these challenges - CAS WATERCOLOUR (here) AND CAS MIX UP(here).


Thursday, 16 January 2020

Cool Colours Watercolour Reminder

Hi there. It's reminder time at CAS Watercolour Challenge. Bonnie's our host this month and she's  challenging you to use 'COOL COLOURS' this month.


The stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp and I really love it! I coloured the image with Distress Inks, Zig Markers and a damp brush.





We have the talented Chrissie Stokes as our Guest Designer this month and you can see her card and more inspiration from the DT on our blog. 


Tuesday, 7 January 2020

CAS Stencil - 1st Birthday

Hi there. I have a couple of cards to share today for CAS Stencil Challenge. They're are celebrating their 1st Birthday and have a couple of prizes to give away. 


The theme is to 'USE A NEW STENCIL' I used a new (to me) stencil from Kaisercraft. 


On the first card I sponged some Distress Ink through the stencil, then spritzed and sprinkled various shades of blue Brushos over the stencil.  The sentiment is from SSS.


For this card I used dimensional paint over coloured card stock. The sentiment and the butterfly stamp are also from Kaisercraft. I was inspired by Cathy's card and 'cased' her layout.




Congrats on a wonderful first year Loll and team - your creations are always inspiring and I love playing along with each challenge.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

New Stamp/CAS Card

Hello there. It's the first Saturday of the month so that means it's a new challenge has begun at Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

The theme is as always ANYTHING GOES or the optional twist SOMETHING NEW.

I decided to us a new (to me) stamp set called Tweet Wreath.

I stamped the wreath and bird with Distress Inks and Zig Markers and then added more depth with the markers and wet brush. When dry, I fussy cut and 'dissected' the wreath and arranged across the base of the card. Next I  fussy cut the bird and mounted with dimensional tape and stamped the 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 the DT at our blog. I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.




Friday, 3 January 2020

Cool Colours Watercolour

Welcome to a new year with CAS Watercolour Challenge. I love making watercolour cards and feel so blessed to be on this team! The theme for our first challenge of 2020 is Cool Colours and our host is Bonnie.


I decided to use Bristol Cardstock, because it is whiter than most watercolour paper and therefore a good base for cool colours.  I stamped and coloured the images using Zig Markers and Twinkling H20s.
The stamp set is called 'Lotus Love' from Stamplorations ( Dee's Artsy Impressions).
The rectangle die is from MFT and the sentiment from Lawn Fawn.


  Here is a sample of Cool Colours...

We have Chrissie Stokes Guest Designing for us this month and you can see her wonderful card and more inspiration from our Design Team over at the CAS Watercolour blog.  I hope you'll join us in this challenge:)


Thursday, 2 January 2020

Partial Die-Cutting

Hello there! It's a New Year and that means we're starting our first Cas Mix Up challenge for 2020!
Hideko is our host this month and she chose 'Partial Die-Cuitting' for the theme.

There are some links to videos in our blog post, to help you try various ways to do this technique.



Partial Die-cutting, stamping, Watercolour blending on stamp, sequins


I was determined to make a tri-fold card and I had some massive failures! However, this is actually a very easy and logical technique. I can only say it must be easier if you have lovely flat plates and not badly warped ones like mine!




I began with a piece of white card stock 11in x 41/2 in.
I drew 3 pencil lines at 2 3/4 intervals. I stamped the first leaf overlapping the first line and then partially die-cut. I then stamped the rest of the images and sentiment, making sure nothing overlapped the other lines.  The next step was to score the card and erase the lines. I decided to add the border and sequins to make it more balanced.

Stamps: WPlus9 Autumn Leaves; Mama Elephant Basic Borders; Concord & 9th Beautiful Branches
Die: WPlus9 Autumn Leaves.

Our Design Team and Guest Designer, Tristan from Tinstar Designs, have some wonderful inspiration for you at our blog. I hope you have time to play along and you can enter the challenge here.