Friday 25 October 2019

Who Thought Mandala's Could Make Such Pretty Christmas Ornaents

Hi everyone, I recently received my new stamps from Magenta and now have this beautiful Mandala Ornament stamp. When I opened it the first thing that came to mind was gold watercolour paint.

I sprayed Nuance powders mixed with water to create the background, once it dried I stamped the image using Versafine Claire and used clear embossing powder to create the image. I removed some of the background colour with bleach and then watercoloured using the finetec gold and silver watercolours. this was a great idea for mass producing cards, I love the effect of the gold.

I used the following stamps:-

Mandala Ornaments 
   Mandala Ornaments

Wishing you a Merry Christmas...

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Black, Watercoloir
Ink: Versafine Clair
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Finetech gold and silver watercolours, Bleach
Techniques: Watercolour, Heat embossing

Monday 21 October 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta using one of the new release stamps and stencils. OMG there are so many to choose from.

Stamp and stencil used

 TM322 Tumbled Ash Leaves
 TM322 Tumbled Ash Leaves
Watchful Goldfinch

Watchful Goldfinch
I'm entering this for
Craft stampers Make it Take it anything goes


Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Black, Watercolour
Ink: Distress oxides, Ranger Archival Black
Accessories: Stencils, MISTI, Watercolours
Techniques: Stencilling, Watercolouring

Sunday 20 October 2019

Snowy Winters Night

I've been playing with some of the Magenta new release stamps and love this family of deer wandering across the snow.

I heat embossed the image of the walking deer in white and blended distress oxides to create the sky.

I used a Posca acrylic paint pen to dot the snow in.

I'm entering this for

CAS Christmas Winter Scene

Christmas Kickstart Challenge Woodland Creatures

Stamps used
  Snow Fawns

 Warm Winter Wishes 
 Warm Winter Wishes

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Watercolour, 110lb white, Black
Ink: Distress oxide, Versamark, Ranger Archival black
Accessories: MISTI, White embossing powder, Die (MFT)
Techniques: Blended inks, Heat embossing

Thursday 17 October 2019

CAS Christmas October Mid Month Reminder

Hi everyone, it's time for CAS Christmas Card Challenge mid month reminder card.
Did you know International mailing dates are looming up on us, for Canadians it's only about 7 weeks away. Gulp 😱
Come and check out what Lyn our Guest designer and the Design team have created for your inspiration. Susan is our host to this month and she has asked us to create a Winter Scene.

Using glitter on a detailed image is one of my go-to techniques when I want a quick card with a bit of a sparkle.  Stamp a detailed image, cover the card with wide Sookwang tape and then dunk it in a container of glitter and burnish. How easy is that 😏

You can just see the sparkle from the glitter.

Card Recipe
Stamps: The Stampin Place , Visible Image sentiment
Paper: 110lb White, Black
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: MISTI, Martha Stewart Glitter
Techniques: Glitter

Monday 14 October 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi everyone, I'm over at Magenta with some bleach stamping, come on over and checkout how I created the cards.

Stamps used

Daisy - Small 
 Daisy - Small


Nuance Powders
Aqua Lagoon
Marine Ocean

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Watercolour, Black, 110lb white
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Archival
Accessories: MISTI, White heat embossing powder (
Techniques:  Bleach stamping, heat embossing

Monday 7 October 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi Everyone I'm over at Magenta playing with some Daniel Smith Water colour Grounds, come bye and check out what I did with them.

Stamps and stencils used
Reflective Blue Heron
 Reflective Blue Heron

TM135 - Christmas ornaments

  TM135 - Christmas ornaments
Merry Christmas
 Merry Christmas

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white, Black
Ink: Ranger Archival, Distress oxide
Accessories: Blending foams, watercolours
Techniques: Watercolouring, stencilling

Thursday 3 October 2019

CAS Christmas Card Challenge Create a Winter Scene

It's time for CAS Christmas Card challenge and this months theme is Winter Scene.

Susan is our host for this month and Lyn of Lyn's Paper Petunia is our Guest Desinger. Come on over and join the team in creating some Wintry Christmas cards.

I kept my card super CAS this month. I bought some hand made cotton rag paper when I was in the UK a few weeks ago and couldn't resist using it. The texture is so pretty.

Here's a close up of the texture of the handmade paper and the tiny red nose of the reindeer.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous
Paper: 110lb white, Khadi Papers (150gsm)
Ink: Ranger Archival Black and Potting Soil
Accessories: MISTI