Saturday 27 June 2020

Happy Birthday Loll

I know Loll has received her card so I can now post her card - Happy Birthday Loll.

I used the "crusty bits" off my gelli plate (inspired by one of Tracey Evans Facebook videos) to make the background 😊 and a stamp set from AALL and Create.
Crusty bits are all those dry specks of paint left after making your prints, you can pull them off with a fresh coat of light (white, grey) acrylic paint. They have such an organic look and I love all those specks of colour

I know Loll always finds beauty in everyday, we see it in her cards.

Card Recipe
Stamps: AALL and Create
Paper: 60 lb White card stock, 110lb White card stock
Ink: Archival
Accessories: MISTI, Gelli plate, Acrylic Paint
Techniques: Gelli plate prnting, Twine

Thursday 25 June 2020

Christmas Tree

A Quick card  using up some of the background from my stash.

The background is black Brusho's sprinkled and spritzed with water.
I stamped the tree and used bleach to remove some of the colour then watercoloured the image

I'm playing along with the following challenges

Card Recipe
Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Watercolour, Mirror Gold, 110lb White
Ink: Versafine Claire Nocturn,
Accessories: Brushos, Watercolours, Bleach
Techniques: Heat Embossing,

Monday 22 June 2020

Treats onTuesday at Magenta

Hi Everyone I'm over at Magenta with a mixed Media card. I hope you head over and check out how I made the card.

Stamps and stencils used-

TM179 Bubble Path Duo

English Garden
English Garden 

Abstract Matrix
Abstract Matrix 


Circles & Dots
Circles & Dots 
So Many Reasons...
So Many Reasons... 
Nuance - MNU015 - Red

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white
Ink: Distress Inks,
Accessories: Gelli Plate,Texture Paste, Brayer
Techniques: Gelli Print, stencilling, Heat Embossing

Monday 15 June 2020

Treats onTueaday at Magenta

Hi Everyone I'm over at Magenta with another Gelli Plate background.

I hope you drop by and find out how I made this card.

Stamps and stencils used

Words to Live by
Words to Live by 
Daisy Star Small
Daisy Star Small 

Daisy Painted Large

Distressed Background Text

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white, Black
Ink:  Distress inks, Distress Oxide inks, Colour Box Dye inks
Accessories: Gelli Plate
Techniques: Gelli Plate Printing

CAS Christmas Card Challenge Mid Month Reminder

Hi Everyone, it's time for CAS Christmas card challenge Mid Month Reminder.

The challenge this month is to bring out the bells.  This cute little Dachshund from Katzelkraft is strutting his stuff with his Santa had with a bell.
I watercoloured him with Inktense pencils and shadow black watercolours.

The sentiment is from one of the Dyan Reaveley Christmas sets from Dylusion. I cut them out and put some foam tape behind and also popped up the little dog with foam tape.

Thank you for dropping by and checking out my card, and I hope you play along with us.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Katzelkraft, Sentiment - Dylusions (Dyan Reavley Christmas words)
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb white
Ink: Ranger Archival, Versafine Clair
Accessories: Watercolours - Shadow Black (Boko-Undo), Derwent Inktense Watercolour pencils, Clear Embossing Powder
Techniques:, Watercolouring, Fussy cutting

Monday 8 June 2020

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with fern print background for this pretty leaf. I hope you head over and find out how I made the card.

You can see the delicate fern in the background with this close up image.

stamps used
Leaf Branch
Leaf Branch 

Every Season has its own Beauty

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Mixed Media, Black, 110lb white
Ink: Acrylic paint, Ranger Archival Black and Grey
Accessories: Gelli plate, picked ferns, MISTI
Techniques: Printing with leaves

Wednesday 3 June 2020

CAS Christmas Ring the Bell for June

Hi Everyone, it's time for CAS Christmas Card Challenge. The theme for this month is Bells, Linda is our host and LeAnne is our Guest Designer.

We hope you join the team in creating some Christmas cards for your stash, I can't wait to see what you create. Remember we are CAS Challenge so check the rules if you want to be considered for the winning card or  outstanding design.

For my card I kept it simple by stamping my background text in Versafine Clair and heat embossing with clear embossing powder then stamping my bells on watercolour paper and colouring with Fine Tec  Pearlescent watercolours (Ocean) and die cutting them. Once coloured I re stamped the image to sharpen the outline.

As my supplies were out I did a second card this time with Versafine Tulip.

I'd love to hear from you 😊

Card Recipe
Stamps:Stampers Anonymous, Crafty Individuals
Paper: 110lb White, Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger Archival, Versafine Clair (Twilight/Tulip)
Accessories: Fin Tec Metallic Watercolours, Clear Embossing Powder
Techniques: Watercolouring, Heat embossing

Monday 1 June 2020

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi Everyone I'm over at Magenta with this beautiful Cherry blossom Chickadee stamp. Come on over and check out how I made this card 😉

Stamps and stencils used
Cherry Blossom Chickadee
Mandala Dreams
Mandala Dreams 

TM309 Rows of Diamonds

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturn
Accessories: Stencil, Bleach, Gouache watercolours, Posca acrylic paints,
Techniques: Bleaching, stencil lift, blending