Sunday, 3 July 2022

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Santa

Hi Everyone, it's time for CAS Christmas card Challenge and this month our host Barb wants to see some Santa's on your cards. Please head over and check out all the Design Team cards there's so much amazing inspiration.


My Santa is an old High Hopes Stackable Santa coloured with Alcohol pens and placed on the front of the card with a small Action Wobble. I used a Glimmer foil sentiment along the edge.


Don't worry it's not your eyes the still photo shows the wobble 😏




Card Recipe
Stamps: High Hopes
Paper: 100lb White, Black
Ink: Momento Black.
Accessories: Action Wobble, Glimmer foil, Alcohol pens
Techniques: Hot foiling, Alcohol pens

Monday, 27 June 2022

Happy Birthday to Loll - My dear friend

Hi Everyone, today is our dear friend Loll's birthday and we want to send special happy birthday wishes to this wonderful woman 💖.






Card Recipe
Stamps: Lavinia, Sentiment Purple Onion
Paper: 110lb white, Gold
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide, Versafine Clair Nocturn
Accessories: zigs watercolour pens, Gel plate, Acrylic Paints
Techniques: Gelli plate printing, watercolouring

Monday, 20 June 2022

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta- a Card on a Card

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with a card on a card. I hope you head over and see how I made this card.



Stencil and Stamps used

 TM309 Rows of Diamonds 
 [TM309] 



Script 
 [07.916.O] 

 Flower Mandala - Large 
 [0782.P] 

Texture with Circles 
 [41.060.I] 



Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Black, Linen Texture White
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide, Versafine Clair Nocturn
Accessories: Stencil, Clear Embossing Powder
Techniques: Stamping

Friday, 17 June 2022

CAS Christmas Card Challenge Mid Month Reminder- Wreath


Hi Everyone it's time for CAS Christmas Mid Month Reminder, please come on over and join us in making a few Christmas cards. Don't forget we are almost half way to Christmas 😅


For this card I used one a Penny Black wreath die and hot foiled it to the card using Gold hot foil. You cant's quite see the gold as the lines are so fine, it looks so much nicer IRL I love using my dies as they such delicate detail from the cutting surface. I die cut the bow out of the same red card stock as I used for the mat and stamped the sentiment in Stamping Up Real red. For the berries I used Viva Decor transparent red pearl pen.









Card Recipe
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Sentiment
Paper: 100lb White, Red
Ink: Stamping Up Real Red
Accessories: Glimmer Hot foiling System, Gold Foil, Red Transparent Pearl, Penny Black Wreath and Bow Die
Techniques: Stamping, Hot Foiling

Monday, 13 June 2022

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta Butterfly Background

Hi Everyone I'm over at Magenta with the new butterfly background and bird stamps.
I hope you head over and check out how I made this card.



Stamps used

Butterflies Pattern 
 [0833.Q] 

Black Bird with Berry 
 [0828.L] 


Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white
Ink: Distress Oxide inks, Distress Ink, Versafine Clair Nocturn
Accessories: Embossing folder, Clear Embossing powder, Simon Hurley Stamping Foam
Techniques: Embossing folder print, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Stamping Foam

Monday, 6 June 2022

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Salt Background

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with a salted background and this pretty blue bird, I hope you head over and check out how I made this card.




Stamps and Stencils used
Curious Sketched Bird 
 [0827.N] 




Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110Lb white, Black, Archers Hot Press Watercolour paper.
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturn
Accessories: Clear Embossing powder, Watercolour, Salt
Techniques: Heat Embossing, Salt Watercolour, Watercolouring.

Friday, 3 June 2022

CAS Christmas Card Challenge- Wreath

Hi Everyone, it's time for CAS Christmas Card Challenge. Our host this month is Linda and she wants us to create our Christmas cards with a wreath, and also please say hi to our Guest Designer this month Sue of Sue's Cards.


Just a reminder to follow the rules if you want to have the chance of being picked as one of the top entries 😃



For my card I drew a circle and then used a couple of Lavinia stamp to make the wreath. I kept the colour palate simple only using dark brown and red. the edge of the card was finished with an off cut of some card that had gilding flakes stuck to Sookwang tape.


I hope you come and join us with the challenge and top up your stash of Christmas cards.




Card Recipe
Stamps: Lavinia, Sentiment- Stampers Anonymous The Poinsettia CMS 426
Paper: 110lb white
Ink: Ranger Archival (potting soil) Versafine Clair (Tulip)
Accessories: Acrylic block, MISTI, Gilding Flakes, Sookwang Tape
Techniques: Stamping, gilding flakes

Monday, 23 May 2022

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Sandpiper

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with one of their new stamps. You probably realise by now I love bird stamps. Well this is no exception, look at this gorgeous wading Sandpiper.
I hope you head over and find out how I made this card 😀




Stamps used

Willow Branch - Small 
 [0835.J] 

I'm sharing this with Darnell's NUBUS Challenge with my new stamps (Sandpiper and Willow branch)





Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb White, Black
Ink: Versafine Clair (Nocturn) Ranger Adirondack Oregano,
Accessories: Misti
Techniques: Clingwrap

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

First Time with Digital stamps

I know I'm way behind everyone else in using digi images, so I thought it was about time I tried and 
used some cute images from Krista Smith Stamps. I did make one mistake and that was using card stock that had a slight texture on the surface. I was looking for my thinner card stock and didn't notice the subtle texture. I actually quite like the effect so made some cards out of them.

The first card is for a neighbor's new baby celebration - Chinese 100 Day celebration.
What is a 100 Day celebration- Chinese culture and tradition dictates that a baby’s first month (also known as the “full moon”) or now more commonly the first 100 days, should be marked with a celebration as it is an auspicious occasion, not only for the family but the newborn baby as well. 
It's OK I don't think they check my blog 😅.
This stamp is called Close To My Heart, so perfect for a new baby celebration.
I coloured the image with pencils, the image was die cut and the edges blended with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink. Finally I layered it on some Designer Paper.


The second image is called Eggstra Special and will be part of a box of cards I'm giving as a gift.
This image was also coloured with pencils, the background was embossed with a 3D embossing folder and the surface was swiped with white ink.




Card Recipe
Stamps: Krista Smith Digital, Stamping Up sentiment (no longer available)
Paper: 65 lb white, Black, Designer Paper
Ink: Versafine Clair (Nocturn) (sentiment), White Stamping up, Distress Oxide
Accessories: Nellies Choice 3D Embossing Folder, Pencils, Frame dies
Techniques: Pencil Colouring, 3D Embossing

Monday, 16 May 2022

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Beautiful Bird

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with one of my favourite bird stamps and playing with Simon Hurley Stamping foam (large size). I hope you head over and check out how I made this card.


Here is a close up of the background stamping.


Stamps used


Wildflowers - Umbells 
 [14.634.O] 


Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Black, Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger Archival, Distress Inks, Distress Oxide Inks
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder, Pencils, Simon Hurley Stamping Foam, Coloured Pencils.
Techniques: Stamping, Pencil Colouring