Monday, 23 October 2017

More Christmas Card

I'm back with another Christmas card to share for the A Blog Named Hero's Calling all Critters challenge. I finally added a couple more Distress Oxides to my collection and couldn't wait to try them out on a Kraft card. I masked a circle and sponged with Iced Spruce and Faded Jeans and the sentiment was stamped with Fired Brick. I love how the inks stand out on kraft, especially after I spritzed with some Perfect Pearls! I made three cards and selected the best one for the blog. Thanks for dropping by!





Materials
Card - Neenah Desert Storm
Stamps - Hero Arts July kit, sentiment from an old stampset
Inks - Distress Oxides, Versafine
Others - Perfect Pearls Spray

Monday, 16 October 2017

October inspiration

I have a card for the Altenew October Inspiration challenge. I received this gorgeous stampset in the mail last week (a birthday treat for myself) and couldn't wait to ink it up. I made this card for my sister's birthday which is the day after mine! Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps - Altenew Label Love, Winter Rose and Framed Stampsets
Inks - Altenew
Others - PPP clear drops




Sunday, 15 October 2017

WCMD2017 - Post 3

It's been a busy week and getting this card done for WCMD has taken me all week to finally squeeze in a bit of time to finish it!! I've done some background stamping and a fun technique with smoothing distress inks, a bit of fussy cutting and it's all done!! Thanks for dropping by!!

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp
WCMD Challenge
Winnie And Walter WCMD
- Background Building with Mayuri
- Smooshing Challenge with Lydia

Materials:
Stamps - Winnie and Walter The big, the bold and Merry and In Bloom Elsa's Flora
Inks - Distress Inks

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

WCMD2017 - Post 2

I'm back with a couple of Christmas cards which were started on the World Card Making Day-Weekend and I finally found some time tonight to finish them. They are quite easy to mass produce. I combined a background stencil with some masked stamping. Thanks for dropping!

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp
- Wednesday Christmas challenge
- WCMD Challenge
Winnie And Walter WCMD
 - Variations challenge with Shay
- Stencilled challenge with Kate
CAS(E) this sketch #242

Materials:
Stamps - Winnie and Walter The big, the bold and Merry and In Bloom Elsa's Flora
Stencil - W&W Into the Woods Creative Screenings
Inks - Distress Inks







Sunday, 8 October 2017

WCMD 2017 - Post 1

HAPPY WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!
I decided to make some Christmas cards for WCMD2017 with Kaisercraft Mint Wishes, no stamping required at all. Here are the 4 cards I made!

Challenges:
Kaisercraft Blog Challenge - October Mood Board (see below)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day Challenge
CAS(E) This Sketch #242

Materials:
Card - Neenah Desert Storm
Paper - Kaisercraft Mint Wishes, pad, 12x12 paper, Stampset and Collectables
Others - Cork ribbon from Wheel and Barrow, Kaisercraft Rhinestones







Kaiser craft October Challenge - Mood Board


Friday, 6 October 2017

Musing Anita Bowden

When I saw Anita Bowden's card in the current Muse Challenge, it reminded me of a technique I had not used for quite a while. I inked up random spots on the card with distress inks Scattered Straw and Abandon Coral before embossing with some flowers. I then inked up the spaces between the flowers with Peeled paint and added more embossed flowers and leaves before revealing them with the last layer of Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserve. Here is my card and thank you for dropping by!

Materials
Card - Neenah Solar White
Inks - Distress Inks - Scattered Straw, Abandoned Coral, Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserve, Versamark
Stamps - Altenew Adore you and Label Love
Others - Hero Arts Clear and Gold EP, Nuovo glitter gel, gold glitter tape from Officeworks



Muse #236 - Anita Bowden


Thursday, 5 October 2017

First Batch of Christmas Cards!

Before it starts to get too crazy this month, I thought I had better start on my Christmas cards. The challenge this month at A Blog Named Hero is to use critters! I don't have many critters stamps... surely butterflies count? I found this lovely Hero Arts deer stamp and decided to use it. I ended up making 6 cards at the same time using a simple masking technique to ink up the background with Distress inks. I added droplets of water (with my finger) to add a snowy effect. I got a variety of glitter tapes from Officeworks and they were just perfect for these cards! This was easy to make with a MISTI and can be done in batches at a time! Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges:
A Blog Named Hero - Critters
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas





Tuesday, 26 September 2017

PTI September Blog Hop

It's been a while since I've posted a PTI card. When I saw the inspiration photo for the September Blog Hop, I couldn't resist making a card. I don't have a bird die, so I decided to die cut some flowers and leaves from the Doodle Doo set instead. Thanks for dropping by!



Saturday, 23 September 2017

Thinking of You

I have a card to share using my new Altenew Painted Rose stampset. I just love how big the flowers are and you can fill up the whole card with just one or two flowers. I decided to pop the second flower up with some foam tape. I'm adding this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Pop it up. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Card - Neenah Solar White
Stamp - Altenew Painted Rose
Inks - Altenew
Others - Glitter tape from Officeworks and Pretty Posh Pink Clear Drops



Thursday, 21 September 2017

One Layer cards

I'm back with a few one layer cards for A Blog Named Hero's challenge this month. I got these great wide masking tapes from Officeworks which I diecut some butterflies with. I intended on using just the negative space but proceeded to make another card with the butterfly masks. Here are my cards! Thanks for dropping by!

This post is for A Blog Named Hero's Facebook fan page.

Materials
Card - Neenah Solar White
Dies - Hero Arts Antique Flowers and Butterflies (very old set)
Stamp - HA Happy Stamp and Cut
Inks - Various Distress Inks 
Others - Glitter tape and Pretty Posh Pink Clear Drops




Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Birthday card for Lauren


I have a CAS card to share using embossing with distress inks. This one took three goes before I got it right!. I stuck the first card upside down and tore the card when I tried to remove it!!

Materials:
Card - Tim Holtz Specialty Stamping paper
Stamps - Altenew Adore You, Concord and 9th Sophisticated Script
Inks - Distress Ink Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint
Others - Ranger Liquid Platinum EP, Glitter tape, Pretty Posh Pink Clear Drops

Challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -  Clean and Simple



Sunday, 10 September 2017

Masculine Medallion

I love my new Arabesque Medallion stamp - so versatile for masculine cards! I have a few male birthdays in September and October and I keep using this Altenew stampset!! This time I tried it on kraft. Thanks for dropping in!

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - STAMPtember Stamp It
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - STAMPtember Stamp It





Friday, 8 September 2017

September Inspired

Hi, I'm back with a couple of cards I made for the Altenew September Inspiration Challenge. You may wonder why there are two cards. I usually make at least 2-3 cards at the same time. If there are any boo-boo's then I still have at least one good one to share. For the background, I inked up a new Altenew stencil with Sea Breeze and then stamped with Watercolour Frames with the same colour. I based the design on the first card on the current Fusion Card Challenge sketch. Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges:
Altenew September Inspiration Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - STAMPtember Stamp It 
Fusion Card Challenge - Glamping
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - STAMPtember Stamp It

Materials:
Stencil - Altenew Halftone 
Stamps - Altenew Watercolour Frames, Lacy Scroll, Label Love
Ink - Altenew Crisp Inks












Thursday, 7 September 2017

Little Florals

I have a couple if one layer cards to share using small flowers from the Hero Arts Summer Garden and Little Florals stampset. I had so much fun making these cards, I worked past my bedtime!! They were so easy to do and very effective as well. Which one do you like? I prefer the second card. Thanks for dropping by!

This post is for A Blog Named Hero's Facebook fan page.

Challenges:
A Blog Named Hero - One Layer Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - STAMPtember Stamp It
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - STAMPtember Stamp It






Sunday, 3 September 2017

Happy Father's Day

I have a quick CAS card to share for Father's Day using patterned paper fom Kaisercraft and a sketch from CAS(E) this sketch. I'm also adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge. Happy Father's Day to all the Dads today!!



Saturday, 2 September 2017

Musing Cat Craig

When I saw this Muse photo of one of Cat's cards, I knew I had to do it and it has to be purple!! I had fun stamping this SSS stamp for the first time and used Zig markers to colour it. Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges
Muse Challenge #231 - Cat Craig
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Materials
Stamps - Simon Says Stamp Floral Bliss, Mama Elephant Happy Everything
Inks - Versafine, Zig Clean Colour Markers

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Cat's Muse Challenge card

Monday, 28 August 2017

August Inspired

I have a card to share using inspired by the Altenew August Inspiration challenge. I had just received happy mail from Altenew and couldn't wait to stamp up the Arabesque Medallion stamp set! I made two cards using different card stock and Altenew inks, the second one is on watercolour card. I prefer the first one as the colours are crisper. Thanks for dropping by!




Thursday, 17 August 2017

A bit of Embossing

Hi there! I'm back with another card using the Hero Arts July kit. I added a bit of embossing for the A Blog Named Hero's Embossing challenge. I used Distress Oxide ink for the background and the flowers were coloured with Zig Clean Colour markers. I then over-stamped the mason jar with Versamark and heat embossed both the jar and the sentiment. A bit of Wink of Stella and sequins were added for the added sparkle. This post is for A Blog Named Hero's Facebook Fanpage. Thank you for dropping by!

Materials
Stamps - Hero Arts July kit
Inks - Distress Oxide (part of the kit), Zig markers
Others - Hero Arts Brass EP, Wink of Stella












Thursday, 3 August 2017

Have a Beautiful Birthday

I have a quick watercolour card to share. I used distress inks to add some colour to the background and then white embossed some images over it. I love the washed out look of the distress inks! Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges:
A Blog Named Hero
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Splatter It

Materials:
Card - Watercolour paper, Neenah Desert Storm
Stamps - Hero Arts July Kit
Inks - Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Broken China and Seedless Preserve
Die - Lil Inkers 


This post is for A Blog Named Hero's Facebook Fan Page.


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Hero Arts July Kit

I was so excited when my parcel arrived from Hero Arts last week and couldn't wait to ink up the images. I love lavender and was very eager to stamp up this image first. After stamping and masking up the images, I added a masked border to two sides of the card and lightly sponged with the Distress Oxide ink that was included in the July kit. The rest of the images were coloured with my Zig Clean Colour markers. Love all the fun containers and bunches of flowers in the kit. I'll be stamping some more real soon!! Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - You've Got the Edge
A Blog Named Hero - Florals
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Materials:
Stamps - Hero Arts July monthly kit, Winnie and Walter sentiment (hello)
Inks - Distress Ink Iced Spruce, Zig markers
Others - PPP Clear drops, sticky notes tapes from Officeworks






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