Saturday, 8 May 2021


  Hi there! I'm back with another card for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. This week Fabiola, our host,  Wants us to feature Kraft on our cards.

I dry embossed the background, swiped ink over the raised bits and white embossed. 
I swiped Antique Linen DO on the white die-cut panel and embossed with Gold on the edges.  I stamped and white embossed the grid pattern and mounted the die-cut angel with dimensional foam.

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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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Happy Little Stamper Christmas Challenge (May)

It's time for another HLS Christmas Card Challenge. 
The theme this month is either *MISTLTOE* or if you prefer *ANYTHING GOES*.

I stamped the background for the window with gold ink.  The die-cut mistletoe was coloured with Ziug Markers . I coloured the berries with Altenew Metallic paint and then I added glossy accents to give shine. I'm quite pleased that you can she the shimmer under the gloss. I then diecut the rectangle panel and the window. To finish I added the glittery boiw, stamped the sentiment and matted the panels with a touch of red. 
Stamps: Stampendous Background; Sentient is magazine freebie
Dies: Memory Box Mistletoe Bundle; MFT Rectangle & Peekaboo Circle.

I hope you'll pop over to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge blog to see more creations from the DT and be inspired to join in the challenge. It's never to early to start on Christmas Cards:)

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

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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

CAS Seahorse & More

 Hey there! I had some fun today making cards without too much planning. I was inspired by a few challenges. 

First up, a CAS card...

I used Karin Markers again to stamp and colour the die-cut. I spritzed a bit for a soft wash. 
I embossed the frame with a die and popped the panel on top.  The sentiment is stamped with Delicata Gold.

I'm sharing at the following:-

My next card was inspired by the colours at Color Hues Challenge...

I used various hues of Orange and Red Karin Markers and added some white highlights. I used Grey for the leaves to keep it neutral.   This gorgeous floral stamp is from Gina K and the sentiment from Stampin Up.

I'm sharing at the following: 

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CAS Colours & Sketches

  Hello there! It's time to welcome Samantha as our host for April at CAS Colours & Sketches. We have one of my favourite colour combos to play with this week...

I wanted to make a graphic style card, so I pulled out an old SSS stamp set to create my card. 
I used Altenew Inks and my fave textured card-stock for the card base. 
Stamps: SSS Flower Friend
Die: Stamplorations Wonky Stitched Rectangle

I hope you'll pop on over to our blog to see the wonderful creations from our Design Team and be inspired to join us in the challenge.

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Sunday, 2 May 2021

CAS Mix Up May '21

  Hello there. It's time for a new CAS Mix Up Challenge!

This month is a Stencil themed challenge. Nancy is our host and the prompt is 'Rainbow Ink Blending or Colours'.  There are some links to videos on our blogPlease be sure and keep your card designs Clean and Simple.

I blended various colours of Distress Ink through the Simon Says Stamp (SSS) "Tumbling Leaves Stencil" and lightly spritzed. I added a very thin border of black on the side and a white embossed Altenew sentiment on black card. A few sequins added a touch of bling. 

We have the Uber talented Michelle, from 'I Card Everyone' joining us as Guest Designer this month. You can see Michelle's card and more from our fabulous DT at the CAS Mix Up blog.

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Saturday, 1 May 2021

Penny Black Saturday Challenge (May 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 Optional: 'Clean & Simple'.

My card is not really CAS, but it's fairly uncluttered.

To begin I embossed the corner of the white panel with a die and rubbed Delicata Gold Ink over the raised bits. The images were coloured with a combo of Zigs and Karin Markers.  
Stamps: Penny Black 'From the Garden', 'Banner Sentiments'
Die: Tim Holtz

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

I chose some gorgeous monotone paper from Kaisercraft and dies to create my card.
I sponged the edges of the die-cut panels for definition.  

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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