Saturday, 29 May 2021

Underwater Collage

Hi there. I was inspired to use some new dies and made this fun card today. 

I made the smooshed background with Karin Markers and Cosmic Shimmer Powder.
I stamped some subtle sea creatures in the background.
The coral was coloured with Distress Oxide and embossed with Silver Pearl EP. 
The sentiment  was white embossed .
Dies: Memory Box Kelp Collage, Bubble Coral Collage
Fish (unknown)
Stamps: Stampin Up Whale Done; Stamplorations Lotus Love


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Thursday, 27 May 2021

Ombre Vase

 Hi there. We've just entered another 7 day lockdown in Melbourne, so more crafting time! 



I stamped all the images and sentiment with Altenew Inks. The white panel was embossed with a die. 
Stamps: Altenew Garden Silhouette; Penny Black Banner Sentiments

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Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Sitting Here Thinking of You

 I previously shared this card at CAS Mix Up Challenge, but I also made a couple of not so 'CAS' cards.  I think they are perfect to share for the current Time Out Challenge.


I chose some old papers from my stash that were not really my style, but I thought suited a vintage/classic decor. 
I stamped and embossed the chairs and tables and fussy cut. Then I worked out how to cut the backgrounds and place the furniture. 
Stamp set: Hero Arts 'Wishing You Were Here'



This background paper is flocked, just like real wallpaper.

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Tuesday, 25 May 2021

CAS COLOURS & SKETCHES #421

  It's time for a Sketch Challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. Samantha has created a fun CAS sketch for us. 


I sponged Tumble Glass DO and die-cut the butterfly from this panel.  I in-laid the first butterflyand coloured the pieces with Worn Lipstick DO. The I layered the 2nd butterfly.  To finish, I stamped the
sentiment and added some bling. 

 


I hope you'll check out the CC&S blog to see what the rest of the design team and our  Guest Designer have created.  We hope you'll be inspired to make your own card, which needs to be linked to  the challenge post by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday. 

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Monday, 24 May 2021

AAA Cards 7th Birthday

 Hi there.  Just a quick post to share a card for AAA Cards Challenge who are celebrating 7 wonderful years!

I stamped the floral spray, coloured with Zigs, die-cut and adhered to card. To finish I stamped the sentiment. Very easy!

Stamps & Die: SSS 'Beautiful Flowers'



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Saturday, 22 May 2021

Allsorts 12th Birthday

 I made a very artsy card today to celebrate Allsorts Challenge 12th Birthday. This is not my usual style, but I wanted to play with my Gelatos and Caran d'Ache which haven't been touched for a long while.

I stamped the sunflower with Distress Inks initially and coloured with the the crayons and Zigs.
I stamped it again and partially embossed the image. Then I coloured the background.  
The paper is Canson Acrylic Paper, which works beautifully with the crayons.

Stamp: Penny Black Sunglow

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52 Christmas Card Throwdown (May Stash)

 It's the last 52 CCT challenge for May and our host Fabiola wants us to raid our stash and use PERFECT PEARLS. There is a link to a video tutorial on our blog.

Sometimes you just have to keep it simple! I covered the flat side of the embossing folder with the red ink, spritzed and then ran it through the Big Shot. Next,  I swiped Versamark Ink over the raised part of the pattern and brushed Perfect Pearls in to panel. You can probably see that in some parts the gold stuck to the background, but it blended in with the red.  I set the PP by spritzing with water and heat setting.  Then I contemplated what to do next and eventually decided to just add the sentiment strip, because I liked the background too much to cover it up:)

The embossing folder was from a discount store, so I'm not sure what brand it is. 
The stamp is from Hero Arts.


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, 19 May 2021

Peony for a Friend

Here is a card inspired by Susan Wong for 'Case the Designer' week at GDP Challenge


I used some beautiful patterned paper from Craft Consortium as my background. I stamped the flowers with Karin Markers and blended with Zig Markers.  Then I adhered to a white card base and tied the black twine. To finish a stamped the sentiment on the die-cut shape and inked the edges with co-ordinating ink. 
Stamps: Stampin Up Peony Garden
Dies: Penny Black Rectangle Frame; Papertrey Ink Don't Forget to Write


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CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit

die-cuts, flowers, twine





Here is another card I made, based on a sketch in last week's CC&S. 

Stamp and dies from Sugar Pea Designs. I used some of my remaining washi tape (sadly most of my washi tapes melted together in the summer heat).

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Tuesday, 18 May 2021

CAS COLOURS & SKETCHES #420

 Hi there. It's time for another Colour themed challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.

I stamped the 'rainbow' with Altenew inks. The Panda was stamped on co-ordinating card, shaded with Zig Markers and fussy cut.
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Somewhere Over the Rainbow, The Ton Stamps Panda Can't Even





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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Hummingbird Wings

 Hi there crafty friends. This is a quick post, because I should be getting dinner! 


This card was inspired by the prompt at Time Out Challenge, which is '    MOVE'. 


I stamped the floral image and then made a wash around it.  I stamped the Hummingbird with gold ink, coloured it with Zig Markers and die-cut. I then stamped the sentiment and sponged ink around the die-cut panel.  To finish is was mounted on a buffalo kraft card base. 

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I am sad to see Sandie is stepping down from Time Out. She has alwasy been so inspiring with her wonderful creations and very generous with her encouragement. I hope you have a well deserved rest Sandie and thanks for all your hard work! I'll still be playing at Time Out whenever I can:)



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Sunday, 16 May 2021

CAS MIX UP (May Reminder 21)

   Hi there. Just popping in to remind you about this month's  CAS Mix Up Challenge. 

It's a Stencil Challenge this month.  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 made my own stencil with Penny Black balloon die and Yupo.  I then stencilled and blended the balloons with Distress Inks. I hand drew the strings and stamped the bows and sentiment.

I have another card to share which was not quite CAS enough to use for CAS Mix Up. 

I layered 2 sheets of vellum with different patterns on each. 
The butterfly die is from Waffle Flower.


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, 15 May 2021

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE (MAY REMINDER)

 It's the 3rd Saturday of the month, so we have more inspiration for you at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The theme is 'ANYTHING GOES' or the optional twist is 'CAS Cards'.


First I made a smooshed background with Karin Markers and then lined it up with the window and stamped the foliage. Next I stamped the butterflies on the background and again on more card, colouring them with Karin Markers and fussy cutting.

Stamps: Penny Black Butterfly Garden
Dies: Mft Peekaboo windows; SSS Sentiment  dies

You can see more inspiration from our talented Guest Designer, Bunny and the rest of the 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!

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52 CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN (MAY THEME)

  The third Saturday of each month at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is either a theme or recipe challenge.

 Fabiola decided to go for a theme this month and she wants to see SANTA on your cards. I'm sure this will be a popular theme:)


I used a NBUS stamp set from Uniquely Creative and made a CAS card. I love the long list.



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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