Monday 31 December 2018

Thank You for a Wonderful Crafty Year

Another Year has flown by, as always it was busy but so much fun crafting with you all.
I'd like to thank all my blog friends for all their sweet comments over the last 12 months.

In my waste not want not state of mind last week I used the ink of my cling wrap after making some Bister cling wrap backgrounds.  I spritzed the cling wrap and placed it on some white card stock.  I love the softer colour and may end up doing this again.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta, sentiment Rubbernecker
Paper: 110lb white, Black
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Blue Bister, cling wrap
Techniques: cling wrap

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Finishing up a few more Christmas Cards

I'm sure we are all making and posting at the moment and the cards get simpler and simpler the closer we get to Christmas.  
I use a Magazine freebie for the star wreath and the sentiment. The stars were heat embossed in white, and then the background was blended with distress oxides inks and a little water splattered over the surface.  I die cute the centre of the wreath and stamped the sentiment. Super simple.

I trimmed a thin strip of black as my border.

Entering this for CAS Christmas Card Challenge Stars, don't forget you have till the 15th to enter. The DT are taking a mini break before Christmas.

I would love to hear from you.

Card Recipe

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Have a Beary Christmas

I thought this Galaxy background would be perfect for these Penny Black bears.  I used Jennifer McGuire technique with Distress Oxides.

I'm entering this for the following challenges

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Paper Smooches sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger archival blue
Accessories: Penny Black die
Techniques: Distress Oxide galaxy background, die cut.

Monday 3 December 2018

Well Christmas is just around the corner.

We're just a few weeks away from Christmas and here at CAS Christmas card challenge it's the last challenge of  2018.  We know everyone including the Design Team are busy at this time of the year the challenge will end on the 15th of December.

Trina is our host for this month's challenge  and our Guest Designer is Cindy (Escape to Stamping),  We can't wait to see all the sparkle and shine of those wonderful star cards.

For my card I die cut a postage stamp shape, masked the edges and used distress ink (stormy sky) to blend the central space. I used Distress oxide ink(old paper) on the background stamp (a Crafty individuals stamp) and then stamped a star from this JOFY set. I re-stamped the star used pencils and gamsol to colour and then fussy cut the image. 
I was looking for soft colours for the background so I used muted blues and greens.

Have a great Christmas everyone

Card Recipe
Stamps: Jofy star, Crafty Individuals Christmas background
Paper: 110lb white
Ink: Ranger Archival, Distress Oxide, Distress ink
Accessories: Postage stamp Die, Pencils, Gamsol
Techniques: Pencil blending with gamsol, fussy cutting, Die cut