Tuesday, 3 August 2021

CAS Colours & Sketches #431

  Hi there Crafty Friends! It's time for August challenges at CAS Colours & Sketches and we have Bhavya is our host this month. She has given us a really pretty colour combo for our first challenge.


I decided I've been making too many floral cards and decided to try something different.

I struggled to find an ink similar to Balmy Blue, so I used blue cardstock and stamped with black and grey.
I embossed the white panel with an old favourite Embossing Folder. 
The balloon die-cut was coloured with Karin Markers.
Stamps: Hero Arts Layered Elephant; Wplus9 Unforgettable
Die: Penny Black Balloon



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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Monday, 2 August 2021

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge (August 21)

This month is a Stencil themed challenge. I'm hosting this month and would like to see you STAMP through your STENCIL.   

There are some links to videos on our blog to give you some inspiration. I found this technique worked best with fairly open stencils.  Please be sure and keep your card designs Clean and Simple.


I sponged Distress Ink Twisted Citron through the stencil and with the stencil sill in place I stamped the Hero Arts background stamp using Distress Ink Mowed Lawn. I then die-cut the eucalyptus leaves and coloured with DI Blueprint Sketch. Next I stamped the sentiment and cut in to small strips edged with the ink. To finish I die-cut the frame and mounted on a white card. 




This month we are lucky to have two incredibly talented Guest Designers joining us Michelle from I Card Everyone and Bobby from Bits & PiecesYou can see their cards and more from our fabulous DT at the CAS Mix Up blog.




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Sunday, 1 August 2021

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge (August)

 Hello there Crafty Friends! It's time for a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour. 

The theme is always 'Anything Goes', so you can get out your watercolour paints, inks or your preferred medium and make whatever you like.

We have been back in Lockdown for the last couple of weeks and I've been missing our Beach House, so I was inspired to make this card...


The stamp is an old wood-mount from a defunct Australian company - Stamp It. They made great stamps and I miss them. 
I stamped on Baohong Cold Pressed Paper and coloured with Daniel Smith Water-colours and Karin Markers. 
The sentiment is from Stampers Annonymous.
I scratched up the inside of the Dinghy to make it look derelict. 


You can see more inspiration from the design team over at our HLS Challenge Blog and we hope you'll join us with your watercolour creations.


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Saturday, 31 July 2021

CAS Bird

 Hi there! We're just coming out of a couple of weeks of strict Lockdown, so Im very happy to be back at our Beach House for a week of creativity and relaxation! 

Here is a card I made, which was inspired by the sketch at Global Design Project.


I hope you can see how I interpreted the sketch. I used an old Stampin Up Embossing Folder for the trees.
The bird was coloured with Karin  and Zig Markers.
Stamps: SU Etched in Nature, SU Flowering Blooms

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Tuesday, 27 July 2021

CAS Colours & Sketches #430

 Hi there Crafty Friends! It's time for another challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches and we have Holly as our host this month. She has given us a fun sketch to play with this week. 


I stamped the leaves with Zig Markers and coloured with Altenew Metallic Paint. I used an embossing folder on white card, trimming it down to fit the sketch and adhered the fussy-cut leaves and sentiment.
Stamps: Kaisercraft



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, 25 July 2021

Dragonfly Garden

 Hi there. I have been very busy making cards for DTs, but today I made a card for fun:) It was inspired by the pretty colours for this weeks Global Design Project Challenge.


I stamped the foliage with Altenew Ink and added more depth of colour to the centre image with a Zig Marker. The card was sponged with Distress and Altenew Inks.  The Dragonfly was stamped and shaded with Zig Markers and shimmer added with Nuvo Glitter Gloss Marker. 
Stamps: Stampin Up Dragonfly Garden, Flowering Blooms; Gina K Autumn Silhouettes

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

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Saturday, 24 July 2021

52 CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN (july Stash)

   The fourth Saturday of each month at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is either a Stash or Technique challenge.

AndrejaM, our host decided to go for Stash this month and she wants to see 'Vellum on a Window Card'. 

                                  

I made a Shaker card, although it's a lot more subtle than a shaker with acetate.

I die-cut the Christmas Tree panel and adhered to the Vellum, added the sequins and
adhered on a sponged background. I used the co-ordinating die to emboss the middle white panel and matted with black card, then adhering to the white card base. 
To finish I added the die-cut birds and sentiment.
Dies: Delicate Pine Frame
Stamp: SSS Chunky Christmas


I hope you'll visit the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog to see what the rest of the team created with this theme and then be inspired to join in the challenge!


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Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Twofer Birds

 Hi there. This is a super quick post. Here are a couple of cards for this month's Twofer Card Challenge...



The bird die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs, called Love Birds. Both of the beautiful sentiments are from Stamplorations.



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Tuesday, 20 July 2021

CAS Colours & Sketches #429

  Hi there Crafty Friends! It's time for another challenge  at  CAS Colours & Sketches and we have Holly as our host this month. She has given us another wonderful colour combo with which to create.



I stamped this image with Karin Markers, shading with Zig Markers. 
Stamps: Gina K 'Love at All Times', 'Beautiful Bees'



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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Monday, 19 July 2021

CAS Christmas Card, Colourful Butterflies and Sushi

 I have a few cards to share today. We are back in Lockdown, so crafting is the best way to spend my time. 


I'm getting in to the spirit of Christmas in July with this card. I stamped, coloured and fussy-cut  the snowman. Next I stamped all the other images and sentiments, colouring with Zig Markers.
Stamps: Hello Bluebird Frosty Friends, Colorado Craft Company Christmas Presents

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I made a wash with Karin Markers and Cosmic Shimmer Powder. The Eucalyptus Wreaths were die-cut from a smooshed background. Next I stamped the butterfly, coloured with Karin markers and fussy-cut.  I added some glitter to the butterfly with a Nuvo Glitter Gloss Pen. To finish I stamped the sentiment.
Stamps: Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance
Die: Alexandra Renke Eucalyptus Wreath

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I have missed making butterfly cards, so I decided to make another one and revisited one of my fave Penny Black stamps. The image was stamped and coloured with Karin Markers and blended loosely with water. 
Stamps: Penny Black Trio of Butterflies; Stamplorations Bloomfully: Wonderful

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I couldn't stop smiling while I was creating this card!  I love this adorable set.  
Stamps and Dies: Gina K I Like the Way You Roll

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1st Butterfly






2nd Butterfly


Sushi



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Saturday, 17 July 2021

Stripes and Flowers

 I enjoyed water-colouring this image this afternoon...


I made the striped background with an Embossing folder and Karin Markers. The image was also coloured with Karin Markers on beautiful watercolour paper and fussy-cut
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Friendly Flowers 

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For a Lady



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Penny Black Saturday Challenge (July Reminder)

 It's the 3rd Saturday of the month, so we have more inspiration for you at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  The challenge this month is...

'Anything Goes'
or
'Monochrome'
(Use shades of any one colour)

I think this is the first time I've inked this beautiful Penny Black Stamp and I love the image  in Monochrome. I used my fave Altenew Inks and a Zig for some shading. 

Stamps: Penny Black Escape, Banner Sentiments
Die:  Out to Sea (birds),  Rectangle


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

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!