Thursday, 9 July 2020

Alcohol Ink Rockpool

I was tempted to get out make Alcohol Inks and play with them today. I'm not meant to, because even with the sliding doors open and wearing a mask, I still get asthma! It makes me very sad, because this is a medium I really love! So I only managed to make one card, before I felt the effects and here it is.



This is my interpretation of this week's theme at CASology Challenge - I thought of the rock-pools my kids used to love playing in when they were young. 

I used a mixture of Tim Holtz, Pinata  and Paper Mill Alcohol Inks and some of them were shimmer and metallic. 

The frame die is from Kaisercraft and the sentiment is from The Ton Stamps.

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I'm also sharing a card I made for my daughter to give to her boyfriend, who has just moved to sunny Queensland to start a new job.


This is one of a collection of stamps I just received from an amazing designer Lesia Zgharda.

The sentiment is from Stamplorations.   



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Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Winter Rose (Hellebores)

Here is another card for The Flower Challenge - this time a 'Winter' themed card.



I stamped and coloured the image with Zig Markers and then fussy cut.  Next I embossed the vellum paper panel,  die-cut the sentiment and white panel, backed it with burgundy coloured card and then put it all together. 

Stamp: Hero Arts 'Floral Rose Stem'
Die: SSS sentiment; Lil Inkers 'Stitched Rectangle'
Embossing Folder: Kaisercraft

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Inspired by Andy Warhol

 I saw the colour inspiration at Less is More Challenge and I decided to CASE an Andy Warhol painting.


I die-cut the white panel and then embossed it for more definition. I stamped the image and sentiment with Altenew 'Grey Denim' ink and embossed with Silver Pearl Embossing Powder. 
I coloured the daisy with Zig Markers and my trusty Nuvo Shimmer Gloss Pen to blend. 
The base card is Neenah Cool Grey. 
Stamp: Stamplorations 'Boxed Blooms'

Here is the inspiration...

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Theme: Summertime

Summer Daisy




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Otterly Great Birthday 3D

So I noticed that the theme for the current AAA Birthday Challenge is '3D'.  My immediate thought was a shaker and dimensional elements, but then I remembered a die that's been sitting in my stash unused since 2016. So in the spirit of using NBUS and trying new techniques, this is what I made.

This is the front of the card...


and then you open the card to get a big surprise:)


The die is Lawnfawn 'Everyday Pop-Ups'.  See the Otter with the heart is attached to the bit that pops up.  
Now I must admit that I completely failed with this, because I forgot to add the pop up, before I attached the blue card😩.  So this was a rescue and I decided to decorate the  front and inside with the pretty patterned paper.  I'd like to say I'd know how to do this next time, but as my Australian crafty friends know, I'm challenged  when it comes to fiddly stuff!  
Stamps: MFT 'Otterly Love You'
Dies:-Lawnfawn

Here's a video to get a better idea:-

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Sunday, 5 July 2020

Sweet Birthday

Hi there. It's a very chilly Sunday where I live, not really the weather for my first card!



 I decided to keep this card very CAS, but I wish now that I'd added a black border. Next time!
The stamp set is Concord & 9th 'Sweet & Cool', coloured with zig Markers and Distress Inks and glitzed up with Nuvo Shimmer Gloss.

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Bright & Cheerful


I'm also sharing a Christmas tag...


I made this tag a while ago and the die is at my beach house, but I'm fairly sure it's from Concord & 9th and I think the sentiment is from Kaisercraft. 

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                                      ABC Christmas Challenge - N & O are for?


Anything Goes


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Saturday, 4 July 2020

Penny Black Saturday Challenge (July) : Nature

Hi there it's the first Saturday of July and time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. 

Our theme is ............. ANYTHING GOES or Optional twist: NATURE.



I was very excited when I first saw this stamp, because it reminded me of Tuscany.  I decided to stamp it with Autumn colours.  Then I thought it would be fun to have the couple strolling down the path. 
I used Distress Inks and Zig Markers and stamped on Arches Cold Press Watercolour Paper, then blended on the page. 

Stamps: Penny Black 'Wanderlust', 'On the Town',  'Banner Sentiments'

Our Guest Designer this month is the uber talented Loll.  You can see Loll's card and more from our Design Team at our blog.
The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:


Prize - $20 voucher!

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Thursday, 2 July 2020

Bravo Car

I  challenged myself to use a sketch and to use some patterned paper. I've also noticed that grey is popular at the moment, so I used this soft grey pp instead of white card. 


I stamped the 2 borders and sentiment directly on the paper and the car was stamped on canvas cardstock, coloured with Zig Markers and fussy cut.  I sponged the edgesof the paper with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. 

Stamps: Mama Elephant Striped Border
Stamplorations 'Art Marks', 'Boxed Blooms & Bold Sentiments'

The car stamp is an oldie from a defunct Australian designer.

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Stencil Tracing

Hi there. a new challenge has begun at CAS Mix Up. It's a Stencil Challenge this month.

Nancy is our host this month and she has challenged us to try a fun technique - 'Tracing (outlining) Stencils'.



This stencil is a Julie Fei-Fan Balzer design from  The Crafters Workshop,  called 'Lotus Blossom'.

I used all of the layers and then outlined the the lotus with a black marker. I sponged the circle with Delicata Gold ink and the rest with Distress Inks, using make up blending brushes. 
The sentiment is from Kaisercraft.



We have three very talented  Guest Designers this month! Greta, Sandie and Kia You can see their cards and find more inspiration over on the CAS Mix Up Blog.

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Anything Goes + Stencil Tracing


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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Sweet Cakes

I'm making a concerted effort to use stamp sets in my stash, that haven't been inked before. I'm also trying to make more than one card.  Here is the first card using Simon Says Stamp Sweet Cakes...
I used Altenew Inks and Zig Markers and then added lots of shimmer with the Nuvo Shimmer Gloss Pen. 
I used some pretty patterned paper from Kaisercraft to decorate the cake and add a border. 




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Here is my second card...


This is such a fun set! I must remember to use it again soon:)




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