Sunday, 16 January 2022

CAS Mix Up Jan '22 Reminder

 Hi there. Just popping in to remind you about our current CAS Mix Up Challenge. It's a Watercolour Challenge this month. I'm hosting and I've asked you to keep it loose!

Ha ha1 I've just realised my card looks like our logo1 Maybe we should use that as a theme some time! 

I used a stamp from a brilliant Concord & 9th stamp set called City Stacks. I added colour to the stamp with Karin Markers,  spritzed and then stamped. Then I added a wash of water to the paper and let the colours blend, with just a bit of help from me!  So easy and fun. 


You can find more amazing inspiration over on the CAS Mix Up Blog from our  Designer Team.  We hope you'll be inspired to join the challenge.

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Saturday, 15 January 2022

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Jan '22 Reminder

 Hi there! Just popping in to remind you about this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

The theme is always Anything Goes with an optional twist. The twist this month of course is 'SOMETHING NEW'.   

I used Zigs and Karin Markers to stamp and colour these gorgeous flowers. 

Stamps:  Penny Black Blossom Branch, 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!

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52 Christmas Card Throwdown Jan '22 (Colour Challenge)

Hi Crafty Friends.  Andreja is our host for October at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

The second challenge of the month is always a  colour challenge.  Andreja has given us a fun colour combo for this month. I 'm sure you'll like it and hope you join us! 

All the stamped images are from Stampers Anonymous Holiday Things.  I used various brown markers and inks and Kraft card for my 3 brown shades. I splattered watered down White Gouache for the snow.



I hope you'll visit the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog to see what our fabulous  Design Team have created with this sketch. Looking forward to seeing your cards in the gallery:)

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




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Saturday, 8 January 2022

52 Christmas Card Throwdown Jan '22 (Sketch)

 Hi Crafty Friends.  It's time for the first challenge of 2022 at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.  Andreja is our Host and has given us a great sketch to kick off the year. 

I love this cute Santa from MFT and thought it was a great fit for this sketch.  I used an old embossing folder for the background and a scrap of patterned paper for the banner. 
Stamps: MFT Santa Sends His Love



I hope you'll visit the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog to see what our fabulous  Design Team have created with this sketch. Looking forward to seeing your cards in the gallery:)

I am sharing my card at the following challenges:-

Can you see the rainbow of fairy lights? 





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Sunday, 2 January 2022

CAS MIX UP Jan '22

 Welcome to a New Year of CAS Mix Up Challenges! I'm hosting this month. It's a watercolour challenge and I chose 'LOOSE WATERCOLOUR' as the theme. 

What I mean by 'LOOSE' is to not worry about being perfect and to allow yourself to go outside the lines! There are links to videos on the CAS Mix Up blog to inspire you.

I stamped the bird on watercolour paper and then slapped on some water adding pigment randomly and allowing the paint to drip for 'movement'.  Then I added some splatter and splatter. 

The bird stamp is designed by Finnabair for Prima and the sentiment is from Tim Holtz.


We have Karen (Random Reflections) joining us as Guest Designer this month. You can see Karen's card and more from our fabulous DT at the CAS Mix Up blog.
I hope you will be inspired and join in the challenge!

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Saturday, 1 January 2022

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE JAN '22

 Welcome to a New Year of challenges at Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Our theme is always Anything Goes or if you prefer the optional twist is 'SOMETHING NEW'.


My card is Anything Goes...


I sponged Distress Oxide around the edge of the card and then stamped the leaves. Next I stamped and fussy-cut the bird, placing it above the sentiment. 
Stamps: Penny Black Trailing, Tweet Wreath

 The prize for this challenge is as always, provided by our generous sponsor



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, Bonnie and the rest of the DT at our blog. I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.

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Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge Jan '22

 Happy New Year!  It's time for the first HLS Watercolour Challenge of 2022. The theme is always 'ANYTHING GOES'.

I made a smooshed background with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder. The flowers were coloured with Karin Markers and Nuvo Shimmer Powder.  
The dies and stamps are from various companies. I'm so sorry, I forgot to record the details when I made the card, so I'll have to go through my supplies to check. 


You can see more inspiration from the design team over at our HLS Challenge Blog It's always Anything Goes so we look forward to seeing all your watercolour creations in the gallery.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)