Friday, 26 May 2017

Happy Kissmas

When I saw the theme; Mistletoe, for this weeks #249 Merry Monday challenge I knew right off I had this little House Mouse stamp to use, and then found I also had a mistletoe branch.  I stamped my images in brown and coloured them with Distress Inks, then fussy cut the mistletoe.  I had the sentiment in my stash and just smooched the edges with pale blue.  Then I assembled the card with two layers and to finish arranged the mistletoe sprigs.  I am also posting to The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge #6 - Anything Goes.  Thanks for taking a peek

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Merry and Bright

This month Kimberley has a lovely card for the Muse: Christmas Vision #80 ... and here is my interpretation - the elements of her card that I was inspired by are - firstly the two blue birds, and the blue background. red (berries) spots of colour and the red bow.  I stamped, coloured and fussy cut my birds and then used a scalloped die for my wreath shape - I stamped some pine foliage on it on which to sit my birds. To finish I added a 3D mounted sentiment and mini bow.  Thanks for taking a peek

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Happy Birthday

Some quiet watercolouring this afternoon and I have made this floral birthday card.  I haven't used this wood mounted stamps for a very long time and am happy that I decided to colour the flowers in different colours as I'd normally make them all the one colour - I used my Brushos and then I stamped on this old sentiment and used a zigzag border die to emboss around my image panel. To finish I mounted it on a textured card. I am posting to Muse challenge #216 - inspiration by Jenni Murray; I have used her layout and floral images for my inspiration. And also to CAS Watercolour May challenge - Flowers.  Thanks for taking a peek



Hi and hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend...lots of sunshine and nice temperature here.... my card today bears my  Tag for the Tag You're It!! #71 challenge inspired by Lindsey. - the beautiful contrast with the red and white really caught my eye and of course I just love flowers so there was my image. First I cut my tag with one end of  Scalloped Label die and lengthened it a bit and rounded off the ends. Then stamped my image on a smaller rectangle of card and coloured it with Brushos and smooched the edge in red. I stamped the sentiment and hand cut around it so I could 3D mount it to the corner.  I usually leave my tag as is, but today decided to mount it to a card.... so I die cut a dotty strip to a white top panel and layered a red card underneath then attached my tag.  I do like how it has turned out.  I am also posting to Rubber Dance Theme challenge - Rule of Three.... I have incorporated three layers - a red background, a die cut top panel and a tag, also three flowers on my stamped image. Thanks for taking a peek

Friday, 19 May 2017

May the Spirit of Christmas bring you Joy

Seems this month I've been otherwise occupied as we've had some visitors and I think this Christmas card is the first.  So today I am playing along with 52 (Christmas) card challenge CCT09 sketch which incorporated multiple layers.... haven't made one of those for a while either.  I hunted through my stash of die cut shapes and this maroon one took my fancy so then I sought out some matching designer papers.  I stamped on my sentiment in silver and found some more pine cones to fussy cut and finished the card with some gems and jute thread.  Thanks for taking a peek

Thursday, 18 May 2017

A little birdie told me....

Here's another card I made using dark card as the background to my image.  I used Versamark to stamp my bird image on grey, then coloured it with pencils - I found a twig image and added that too .... the bird image wasn't clearly outlined so I used my Misti to align and restamp in charcoal ink and it worked beautifully.  I added some light grey pastel to break the background and added a stamped sentiment.  To finish  I layered the panel to two matching shades of cardstock onto a black card.  I don't do 'dark' very well nor male cards so I think these colours would suit a male birthday card.  I am posting to Watercooler Wednesday WWC119 - Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  Thanks for taking a peek

Every Flower is a Soul, Blooming in Nature

This months ARTastic challenge is inspired by a painting my Michael Sass - The the theme is Flowers.  For my art piece I'm using a photo I took of a gorgeous rose in my mums garden... I stamped a few rose bud stems in Versamark on the background and this cool sentiment, then to finish I added a die cut leaf swirl.  It's nice to step out of my comfort zone of just making cards and make a piece I could use in a frame.  Thanks for taking a peek

Hello Friend

OOh yes!!!  we are enjoying some much needed rain here, so of course that means some cool time at my desk to make a few cards. I've had a bit of a play using dark backgrounds to stamp my image onto...out of my comfort zone!!  Anyway I'm happy with this card - all the white of the card and panel of pink help to show off the pink flowers.  I used Versamark to stamp my image and pencil to colour it - then I used my stitched die to cut the image. I wanted to added a faux frame on my white panel so used a large stitched die and my rubber mat to emboss the frame....the die wasn't quite long enough so I ran it 3/4 way though the Cuttlebug, then reversed the panel, re-positioned the die matching the die to the already embossed lines and partially ran it though again.  To finish I stamped my sentiment and used the method above to cut a smaller stitched tag and then added a few pearls.  I am posting to Poppy challenge PSC#32 - Flower Power (Poppy Stitched Rectangle dies) and Addicted to CAS - Word prompt - Pink.  Thanks for taking a peek

PSC#32 - Flower Power