Saturday, 21 May 2022

52 CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN (MAY THEME )

 Hi there Crafty Friends. It's time for the 3rd challenge of the May at 52CCT with Tracy as our host.  She wants us to include a  Nativity scene on our  Christmas card. 

I have used my one and only Nativity stamp and embossed the image with Ranger Liquid Platinum EP.
I lightly stamped some Christmas in the background. I then sponged with Distress Ink, leaving the space above the crib, which I water-coloured. 
Stamps: Stampendous Nativity, Memory Box Background Script, Kaisercraft Sentiment. 
Die: PB Rectangle


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

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Friday, 20 May 2022

Milestone Birthday Cards and Pretty Florals

 Hi their Crafty Friends! I've been a bit quiet here on the blog, but I've still been crafting in the background. Today I'm sharing some cards inspired by a few challenges.


I used a gorgeous stamp and co-ordinating stencil set from Pinkfresh Studio to create this first card. 
I'm definitely sold on these type of products! I usually watercolour images, but the stencils make it so easy to sponge the colours and it's so quick! 
I die-cut the window, creating the matte and used very old chipboard stickers for the number. 
The image was coloured with distress Oxide Inks and then I re-stamped to get a stronger outline. 

Stamp/Stencils: Pinkfresh Studio Delicate Floral Print; Newton's Nook Sentiment

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Next I wanted to make a CAS card and used Spellbinder Dies, coloured with Copic Markers. 
I am pretty chuffed with the result.

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I stamped and coloured the flower and butterfly with Karin and Zig Markers. The white panel was embossed with a die.
Stamps: SU Hydrangea Haven, SU Butterfly Brilliance

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I'm sharing at the following challenges:-

Card 1





Card 2


Card 3



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Saturday, 14 May 2022

52 CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN COLOUR challenge may '22

 Hi Crafty Friends.  Tracy is our host for May at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

The second challenge of the month is always a  colour challenge.  Tracy has chosen the following colours for us this month ...


I recently had a weekend of crafting with my friend Jenny Dix, who is on the Stamping Bella DT, so I got to play with all the SB stamps. I thought this one was perfect for this week's colour combo. 
The image was coloured with Prismacolor Pencils.
Stamp: Stamping Bella Teeney Tiny Townie wit a Fruitcake


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

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Saturday, 7 May 2022

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE MAY '22

  Well hello there! It's the first Saturday of the month, so we have a new challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. This month our theme is 'ANYTHING GOES' or Optional: 'NATURE'.


I created a garden scene using some fun dies - PB Ladder and Hanging Planters. 
I created the brick background with an Embossing Folder and swiped some Antique Linen Distress Ink over the raised section to give a rustic look. I coloured the plant dies with Zig Markers and used patterned paper for the ladder and grass.

I hope you have some time this weekend to enjoy Nature! 


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!

 You can see more inspiration from our talented Guest Designer, Loll from Stamping with Loll and the rest of the DT at our blog. I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.

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Watercolour Play

 Hi there! I watched a video from @creationceecee and decided to make my own watercolour blobs using the colours from Global Design Project.


The background is very subtle, so I decided to stamp a bold image. I also added a splatter of my fave new W&N Gold Ink.
Stamp set: Stampin Up Nature's Harvest
Die: Penny Black Antique Frame


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52 CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN may '22 SKETCH

 Hi Crafty Friends.  Tracey is our host for April at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. The first challenge of the month is always a sketch challenge.  Here is Tracey's sketch for this month. I thought this sketch was a perfect opportunity to use some patterned paper. I hope you'll join us!


I think the paper is from Kaisercraft, as is the wooden sentiment. The die for the gorgeous foliage is from Simon Says stamp.
I hope you like my rustic take on the sketch:)




You can stretch this out, or use different shapes, as long as we can see the basic sketch in your card.

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:)

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Sunday, 1 May 2022

HLS Watercolour Challenge

 Hi there! It's time for another challenge at HLS Watercolour Challenge.


I have loved seeing all the gorgeous Spring themed cards in blog-land, so although it's Autumn in Australia, I decided to make a colourful floral card with Stampin Up Artistically Inked stamp set. 


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.


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Saturday, 30 April 2022

Last Minute Challenge Cards

 Hi there. I nearly forgot to share these cards I made for a few challenges...

The tag is made with Gina K Seasons Of Joy Tag die, with the top trimmed off and a die-cut bow added.
I stamped the daffodils from Gina K Easter Blessings and coloured with Karin Markers. The sentiment is from Spring Tulips and the bee from Beautiful Bees.  

The beautiful spray of flowers is from Altenew Sparkle Bright. The image was coloured with the Altenew inks using the Layered Stencils. I used the gorgeous Organic Linen EF for the background. 
This is a Shaker card made with a cellophane bag, which is so easy!

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

Card1


Card 2


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Saturday, 23 April 2022

52 CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN TECHNIQUE apr ‘22

  It's the last 52 CCT challenge for March and our host Goga, wants us to  include a 'Emboss Resist' on or cards for the Technique Challenge. 


I have used Memory Box dies and background stamp to create my card. This is one of my fave techniques!


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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Thursday, 21 April 2022

Favourite Flower

Hi there! I have nearly completed all my DT cards for this year so I was able to make some cards for my fave challenges this week 😍.


Every year I look forward to our Bearded Irises flowering in our garden and the photo inspiration at Altenew made me think of them. We've got a few months before Spring in Australia, but I can always add an Iris to my cards! 

I used both Karin and Zig Markers for the flower and Distress Oxide for the stencilled hearts.
Stamp: Altenew Enchanted Iris
Dies: Penny Black Rectangle, Simon Says Stamp Sentiment
Stencil: MFT Hearts

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








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Saturday, 16 April 2022

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE (APR'22)

  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
'EASTER'

I paired the adorable PB Bunny and chick with some pretty Easter coloured papers.
The stamped images were coloured with Prismacolor Pencils. 

Stamp: Penny Black Bunny Kiss No: 2563H




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!

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


52 CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN (APR THEME )

 Hi there Crafty Friends. It's time for the 3rd challenge of the March at 52CCT with Goga as our host.  She wants us to make a Christmas card for a child. I had fun creating a scene with lots of critters.


I used patterned paper in the background and all the stamped images were coloured with Prismacolor pencils. 
All stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird except The Snow slopes which are from Uniquely Creative.




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!

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