Friday, 31 December 2021

Happy New Year from the Magenta Team

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a good Christmas and are looking forward the the New Year.
Happy 2022





Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Coated Card, Black, 110lb White
Ink:  Versafine Clair (nocturn), Distress Ink (Black Soot)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Posca Pens, Coloured Pencils, Signo White Pen, Acrylic Paint
Techniques: Stenciling, Fussy Cutting, 

Friday, 24 December 2021

Merry Christmas Everyone

Hi Everyone I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2022 and to thank you for all the wonderful comments you left for me this year. I really appreciate all your support  and encouragement ♥.

Many Hugs Christine





Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Black Mixed Media, 110lb white
Ink: Hero Arts White, Versafine Clair Nocturn
Accessories: Coloured Pencils
Techniques: Pencils colouring

Monday, 20 December 2021

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Christophe the cat

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta playing with Christophe the cat. I decided to take a little break from Christmas cards although Christophe would be perfect for any celebration for a cat lover even Christmas ๐Ÿ˜€



Stamps and Stencils used



Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Black, Watercolour
Ink: Ranger Archival, Distress Oxide, Distress inks
Accessories: Magenta Stencil, Wood Grain Embossing folder
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Watercolouring, Fussy cutting

Monday, 13 December 2021

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Christmas Foliage

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with another Christmas card. I'm sure you are all like me and in the make and send mode ๐Ÿ˜… I hope you head over and check out how I made this card.




Stamps and Stencils used-
 [02.324.Q] 

Christmas Song 
 [07.1065.N] 
Merry Christmas 
 [07.993.F] 




Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Kraft Mixed Media, Gold, 110lb White
Ink: Distress Oxide , Versamark, Versafine Clair -Gray, Delicata gold
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Magenta Stencil, Finetec watercolours
Techniques:  Watercolouring, Stenciling, Heat embossing

Monday, 6 December 2021

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Sparkly Butterflies

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with a Gelliprint background, butterflies and some really sparkly acrylic paint. I hope you head over and checkout how I made this card.


See all that beautiful sparkle and shine ✨✨✨



Stamps used

Leaf Branch Trio 
 [0793.O]

Criss-Cross Texture 
 [0829.J] 




Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Deli paper, Black, 110lb White
Ink: Versafine Clair- Gray, Navy
Accessories: Art Alchemy Sparks, Art Alchemy Opal Magic.
Techniques: Gelli plate, Acrylic paint

Monday, 22 November 2021

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Another Poinsettia

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with another card using this great poinsettia and ornament stamp this time on Acetate, I hope you head over and find out how I made it.





Stamps Used

Christmas Decoration
 [02.326.Q] 

Enjoy the Beauty of the Season



Card Recipe
Stamps: Magneta
Paper: 110lb White, Black, Heat Resistant Acetate
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Platinum Embossing Powder, Posca Pens (fine tip)
Techniques: Stamping on Heat Resistant Acetate, Heat Embossing

Monday, 15 November 2021

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Winter card

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


Here is a close up of the branches and the bird.


Stamps used

Black Bird with Berry
Black Bird with Berry 
 [0828.L] 
Branch
Branch 
 [0677.N] 

Nuance - MNU011 - Cerulean Blue
Nuance - MNU020 - Aquamarine



Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Archers Hot Press Watercolour
Ink: Versafine Clair (Nocturn)
Accessories: Nuance Powder (aquamarine), Gel Pen (silver), Tombo Markers
Techniques: Watercolour, Direct to stamp colouring

CAS Christmas Card Challenge Mid Month Reminder - Critters


Hi Everyone it's time for CAS Christmas Mid Month Reminder and also a reminder that it's our last challenge of the year and we would love to see you join in.


For my card I pencil coloured the cute little dog from MFT Pawlidays, and Glimmer foiled the Memory box Snowflake frame die and a JOY die from Tim Hotz/Sizzix.


After seeing Hidiko and Bonnie's beautiful foil backgrounds I invested in a Glimmer foil system myself (an early Christmas present to me ๐Ÿ˜), I still have a lot to learn about keeping the dies straight but I must admit I love the idea of another use for my dies.





Card Recipe
Stamps: My Favorite Things- Pawlidays
Paper: 110lb White, Gold Foil Card
Ink: Ranger Archival Black
Accessories: Sizzix Die, Memory Box Die, Glimmer Foil System, Pencils
Techniques: Pencil Colouring, Glimmer Foiling

Monday, 8 November 2021

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Poinsettia

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta playing with some watercolour and this poinsettia bauble stamp, I hope you head over and Check out how I made this card.




Stamps Used

Christmas Decoration
Christmas Decoration 
 [02.326.Q] 
Season's Greetings
Season's Greetings 
 [07.994.F] 
Criss-Cross Texture
 Criss-Cross Texture 
 [0829.J] 
Nuance - MNU011 - Cerulean Blue
Nuance - MNU020 - Aquamarine


Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Archers Watercolour (hot Press), 110lb White
Ink: Versafine Clair Navy
Accessories: Bleach, Pearl paints
Techniques: Bleaching, watercolouring

Sunday, 7 November 2021

Crafting Retreat Making Christmas Ornaments

Hi Everyone, Loll and Susan spent a few days at my house making Christmas Ornaments during a mini retreat we had for three days while my Hubby was visiting his family back East. 
It was so much fun to craft and not have to clean up the craft room at the end of each day.

We've all posted our makes on a little blog hop so I hope you head over to 
and
and check out all the ornaments.

Here is a picture of the ones I made.
We had a selection of wooden ornaments, bells, baubles and wood slices which we decorated.


You may need to prime the wood with gesso before painting or the paint may run the risk of bleeding outside of the stamped lines on the wood, I used clear gesso on some of my slices. When colouring you can also use pencils and odorless mineral spirit to colour 

The first one is a wood sliced from Arteza, the slices come in Small, Medium and Large. These are the small. I painted and stamped the ornament then decorated with ta die cut.
The second was Balsa wood ornament (From Ali express) covered in acrylic paint and the covered in crackle paint, and then die cuts were used to decorate it.


The next two ornaments have Designer paper glued to them with Matt Medium and then decorated with die cuts.


For my final two, the one on the left I used tissue paper decoupaged to the wood and then decorated with die cuts, the two on the right I used clear gesso then stamped in Ranger Archival and coloured with Posca pens. I added some clear pearl pen on the buttons and the hats.





We had lots of fun making the ornaments which will be sold by Susan at her annual Christmas Card and this year Ornament sale for STaRS -Southlands Therapeutic Riding Society.

I meant to have linked to Snippets with Di's challenge but dog walking etc got in the way and I totally forgot, so rushed over today to do it ๐Ÿ˜…. As you can see there are too many snippets to mention on the ornaments.



Card Recipe
Stamps: 
Paper:
Ink:
Accessories: Wood Ornaments
Techniques: Mixed Media, Posca pens, Stamping, Die cutting