Thursday 29 November 2018

Let the Festive Season Begin!

Hello there. I've been back from my big Europe Adventure for 10 days and I'm starting to come back to earth! It was a magical holiday! 

Since my return, I've been busy fine tuning decisions for our house renovation. My husband very kindly held the fort while I was galavanting around Europe:) Yes, I'm very lucky!!!

So now I'm attempting to recover a bit of my mojo and make some cards for the Holidays.

I used a stamp set that came free with a magazine.  I stamped the image and sentiment with Delicata Gold ink and coloured with Zig Markers and an aqua brush. The Berries were stamped with Memento ink and touched up with  the markers and aquabrush.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Less is More are having a DT Call, so check it out if you like making CAS cards.

Saturday 17 November 2018

Penny Black Hoopla!

I'm popping in with a reminder for this month's Penny Black Saturdnay Challenge.

The theme is Anything Goes or if you wish to be more challenged 'Anything But a Card'.

I made some Christmas themed hoops last year and decided to add to my collection.

I put some random fabric in the hoop and then covered it with a die cut circle of Kaisercraft designer paper. I stamped the Penny Black image on watercolour paper, coloured with distress Inks, Zig Markers and a wet brush. Then I fussy cut the image, which would be very difficult, if I didn't have my fave scissors, a gift from the lovely Jenny Dix. I added some glossy accents to the berries.
The wooden sentiment is also from Kaisercraft. 

There is more inspiration from the Design Team over at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog and we love you to join in the fun:)

More Christmas Florals

Hello there. I'm back with a reminder for the CAS Watercolour Challenge. The theme this month is 'Christmas Florals & Greenery'.

I used a stamp set that came with a magazine, Zig Markers, Distress Inks  and Delicata Gold Ink to create the watercolour floral arrangement. The sentiment is from Penny Black.

Please visit the CAS Watercolour Challenge to get more inspiration and enter the challenge for a chance to win a prize or be Guest Designer.

Saturday 3 November 2018

Off The Page Project

Ciao Amici! Yes I'm still in Europe travelling with a friend, but I'm popping in to share a project I made for this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

As always. the theme is 'Anything Goes' or if you want more of a challenge you can take up the option which is to 'Make Anything But a Card'.  Here is what I created...

I tend to keep most of my creations fairly CAS(clean and simple), so I haven't added too many layers. I began with a Tim Holtz Ideology Mini Clipboard and removed the screws to cover it with the Kaisercraft DP. I sanded and inked the edges to give it an aged look. Next I die cut the next layer and glued it in place and put the clipboard back together. I stamped the image with Zig Markers and distress inks and used a wet brush to blend. I then fussy cut, sponged the edges and adhered to the board.  To finish I added the twine and bells. 

You can see more inspiration at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog and I hope you'll play along. Don't forget you have the chance to win a prize and possibly be a Guest Designer.

Christmas Florals & Greenery

Welcome to a new CAS Watercolour Challenge. This month we starting to get excited about the coming holidays and the theme is 'Christmas Florals & Greenery'.

I made lots of practice cards, before I decided which one to use, so I now have a good supply of Christmas cards.

Our host this month is the talented Susan from Cardmaker's Garret and I love the theme she's chosen.

This stamp set is 'Spruce & Sprigs' from Papertrey Ink. It took me a while to find an arrangement I was happy with, but when I added the gold, it seemed to come together.  I used Distress Inks and Zig Markers and spritzed with water, before stamping. I added some more highlights with the ink and wet brush after it was stamped.  The sentiment stamp is from Kaisercraft. 

We are so happy to have Maura as our Guest Designer this month. Please check out the challenge blog to see her card and get inspiration from the rest of the Design Team. I hope to see your CAS Watercolour card in our gallery!