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Sunday, September 24, 2017

wings and metallics



Hi everyone.
This is a fabulous picture I made using the swallowtail stamp from SU, and Indigo Blu's gilding flakes, on a black card. It is hard to show the lovely metallic look in a photograph.

Challenges
Paper Artsy - metallics
Allsorts - things with wings
Rubberdance - favourite stamp

Friday, September 22, 2017

Autumn colours


Hi Everyone

This is a lovely set of ATC's that I made for a challenge. This month the topic was 'creator's choice'
I took an A4 size sheet of watercolour paper and sprayed it with dylusions.
I quickly sprinkled some rock salt on and left it to dry overnight.
Next day I cut to ATC size (3.5 inches x 2.5 inches) and used my Misti to stamp the birds from a set I bought in Montreal - Clear Oiseaux by Aladine, a French company. I also added words from another set, but I have lost the packaging.
The white highlights were done with my Sharpie paint pen

Challenges
Paperbabe - anything goes
Allsorts - Autumn colours
Scrap and Craft Inspiration - colours of Autumn

Take care and have a great week

Monday, September 18, 2017

spinning!


Hi everyone. Sorry I have been absent for a bit as we went on a short break in our motorhome. Unfortunately it was cold and wet, but spring is starting to warm up a little.

I cased this card from someone in Australia I think, and I have forgotten the tutorial link. However, mine is a bit different, as I cut the shapes from some black scraps on my Cameo and raided the garage for the washers to give a bit of weight. It spins on the centre mount, and was a great hit for my grandson's birthday.

Challenges
Southern Girls - something moveable

Take care and thank you for commenting, it is appreciated

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Hybrid Inks


Hi everyone.
I am sneaking in at the last minute with my entry at Paper Artsy. The challenge this time is for Hybrid Inks.
I used a stencil on the left side of the card, then wiped up the leftover inks on the rest of the card.
I then stamped onto a small piece coloured with distress oxides, made at a play day at my friends house.
I added a small flower to finish

I would also like to enter this one at The Artistic Stamper for 'take a little colour'

Thanks for looking and happy crafting

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Under the Sea!




Today's card was an experiment to see how rock salt affected a watercolour card sprayed with Dylusions. I loved the result, and as it looked a bit like underwater, I used my new stamp set from Kaisercraft called 'Coastal Escape' with Memento 'tuxedo black'. It didn't show up very well so I went over it with my white Sharpie paint pen(love this pen) I stamped the seahorse on a scrap, coloured with copics and clear embossed, then layered him with mounting foam

Challenges - 
Rubberdance - embossing
Penny Black and More - all creatures
Pixies Crafty Workshop - using snippets
That's Crafty Challenge - only cards
Country View Challenge - blues and greens

Have a great week and happy crafting

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Believe!


Hi everyone.

Today's card uses a fabulous stamp from Paperbabe called 'Peony & bud'. I used a lemon coloured card and stamped it with 'Shades die ink - Vanilla Cream.
I glurd it slightly over the edge, then added a printed word and a layered butterfly.

Challenges - Scrapbook Boutique - Grey and lemon
Paperbabe #54 - Picture inspiration -yellow flower and butterfly
Happy Little Stampers - CAS flower

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Summer


Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.

Today's card uses an old untitled Great Expectations stamp ( I din't think this company still exists, but correct me if I am wrong) I have coloured it with Smooches (red) anjd water colour crayons and added a little sentiment in the corner
I am entering the following challenges
AAAcards - summer fun


Thanks for visiting, your comments are appreciated

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A card for Max


A lovely design from Cardmaking Paradise that I used to make for Max's 17th birthday. I used some DP for the M and then matched the colours for A and X. I sponged the edges with DI walnut stain, and the hung the numbers from the X. He was thrilled with it.

I am entering this at Allsorts for name or number, (I have used both)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Red, white and blue!


This week's challenge at Allsorts, is to use the colours of your flag, which is of course red, white, and blue

I have used  older SU stamps for the words and the yacht, but first I made a background by swiping on some dox faded jeans, and di weathered wood. I restamped the yacht on white card and paper pieced the sails. The white highlights on the water were with a white sharpie, and I also added a wee bit of glitter on the water. Mounted onto white and then a red card base.
Challenges
Allsorts - colours of your flag
Southern Girls - use any image
Pixies Crafty Workshop - the white was from my snippet box

Thanks for visiting and take care

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Poppies

Hi everyone. I am just sneaking in at the last minute with this entry for the Allsorts challenge which is for poppies.
I have used a lovely stamp from Crafty Individuals, and coloured it with copics and promarkers. I then trimmed it to size with my stitched rectangle die from Stamplorations The gold in the layered piece does not show up so well, but it looks very pretty IRL!
I can also enter at Paperbabe challenge, which is for flowers

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Eiffel Tower

Hi everyone.
Today's card uses one of my favourite colours - I chose a piece of dp for my background, coloured a paper doyley with DOX inks, added a flower with a pearl centre, and an Eiffel Tower which I cut with my Cameo.
Challenges -

Paper Creator - anything goes
Scrapbook Boutique - colours from the moodboard

Friday, July 28, 2017

Birthday wishes

Hi everyone.
Another card to add today, as I have spent a few hours 'playing' in my craft room!

I have followed the sketch at Stamplorations, and also used warm colours - well you can't get much warmer than red!! The flowers are from a Stamplorations set, the words from a Paperbabe set, and all stamped with Versafine 'satin red' I added some washi tape, some white crochet cotton and 3 red gems. Then rounded the top corners and attached to a red card base.

Challenges -
                                         Stamplorations - July challenge
                                          Stamplorations - never ending challenge
                                     Rubberdance - July Challenge

Thanks for visiting and have a great week

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Black, white and pink

Hi everyone.

Today's card uses a NBUS stamp which I bought at Michael's whilst I was in Canada visiting my daughter. I stamped with Memento 'tuxedo black' onto a snippet that I had diecut with stitched rectangles from Stamplorations. I  embossed the black piece with my cuttlebug, mounted onto a white base card, and added a pretty pink flower.

Challenges - Pixie's Crafty Workshop # 291/292
                      Double D Challenges - Black and white and pop of colour
                     Cuttlebugmania - I included a bike
                     Southern Girls - flower power

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Best wishes

Hi everyone.

Today's card is one I made for my sister's birthday. I found the instructions online, but forgot to save the site, so I cannot give credit to the designer. It is basically a step card, and the folds were marked on my Scorpal. I layered each section with a pattern paper on white, and then added a diecut scalloped oval and a patterned paper one and then added the message and the flower

Challenges - Scorpal #39 - diecuts
                     CardzTV - anything goes

Thanks for visiting

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lavender & Lace

Hi everyone.

Today's card is for the challenge at Allsorts Challenge blog. I created a 'dox' background and multiple stamped with one of the first stamps that I ever bought. It is called Lavender Flowers, by an Australian company - Paper Pleasure Plus Pty Ltd - a company that is no longer active. I attached some narrow broderie anglaise lace olong the edge and added a bow to the stems.
I will also add it to the Stamping Sensations challenge which is 'anything with flowers'

Have a great week

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tissue technique

The challenge this week at CASmixup is for tissue, stamping, and your choice.
I have used a piece of my tissue coloured with brusho's, crumpled. and then embossed the higher 'bits' with gold embossing powder.
I trimmed a piece and edged it with gold, and adhered it with 'jac' paper.
I stamped the message and embossed with bright gold ep. and then attached a butterfly embellishment which is my choice
Challenges

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sail Away!

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.
I am hunkered down in my craft room, trying to keep warm,  with the heater on and a blanket over my knees - we are experiencing very cold winds, and snow in many parts of the country.

Today's card was inspired by the subject of 'aqua' at Paper Artsy. I remembered that I had this piece of card that I had played around with some aqua paint, so I die cut 2 pieces and layered them to make my sea. I highlighted the edges with a white Sharpie. The yacht was diecut from some textured white card, and the sky was sponged with an un-named ink pad. I added some clouds with the same ink pad,  and the seagulls and message were stamped with Memento tuxedo black.
Challenges -
Paper Artsy #9- aqua
Penny Black and More - for the boys
Happy Little Stamper - anything goes with dies
Pixie's crafty workshop #289/290- using snippets (the yacht)
Cards4Guys #173 -beside the sea

Thanks for visiting, and I appreciate any comments

Friday, July 7, 2017

pretty pastels

Hi everyone, sorry I have been absent for a few days.

My card today has a background made with distress oxides swiped on with a credit card. The stamps are new ones that I have just recieved from Angelique, so this is the first outing. I diecut the snippet of green so the fairy was not suspended in the air! It matches the green di a lot better IRL!
challenges -

  Pixies crafty workshop
One Crazy Stamper - a/g
Crafts Galore encore - a/g
 Double D - pastels

Thanks for visiting and have a great week

Friday, June 23, 2017

Moving House

Hi everyone, I hope you all well

A very CAS card that I made for this week's CASology challenge which is 'house'
I used di's to create the hill, and the stamp is from a Penny Black set

Thanks for visiting

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Resist

 Today's card was made using the resist technique. I first stamped my flower with Versamark and then heat embossed with detail white EP. I used some washi tape to mask off the sides and then sponged with di's, wilted violet, cracked pistachio and broken china. A little flick with some water finished it off

Challenges - AAAcards - resist
                     Addicted to stamps and more - make your mark
                     Stempelgarten - CAS
                     The Foiled Fox - simply irresistable
                     Paperbabe #80 - anything goes

Thanks for visiting and have a great week

Thursday, June 15, 2017

violet and black birthday

Hi everyone.
Today's card is based on the sketch at Paperbabe.
I have used my Paperbabe "Peony and Bud' stamp, slightly off the page, using wilted violet oxide di. I also used a Paper Artsy stamp for the speckles at the top. The corners are rounded and then I layered onto a black mat, added a strip of washi, and the die-cut word.
Challenges -

Paperbabe - sketch
Stamplorations - CAS (I did not use the masculine option)
 Crafts Galore Encore - a/g
Southern Girls #162 - 'stuck on you' (I used washi tape)

                              Thanks for visiting, and have a great week

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

blues and purples


Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.
I have been playing with my new stitched dies from Stamplorations, and I am very pleased with them.
I stamped my hydrangea (Rubber Stampede) and added it to the pretty purple card base. I also added Madeira corner (Memory Box)in silver card and the double layered butterfly (possibly Spellbinders).
Challenges -
Allsorts - 2 or more dies
HLS - a/g with dies
Pixies  Crafty workshop 285/286 - using snippets

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New baby card

Hi everyone, and a warm welcome to my 2 new followers.
I have made this card for a co-worker, who has just become a grandmother for the first time. Her new grandson arrived at the weekend - no name yet!
This is an un-named stamp which I have coloured with my Promarkers,
Caramel, Silver lining Argent, Arctic blue, and Cloud blue.
I used a stitched circle die to cut it out, then layered onto som matching blue dp. The edges are sponged with Broken China DI

Challenges -
 Passion for Promarkers - Birds, bugs, or butterflies
The Artistic Stamper - winged things
Penny Black and More - a/g
One Crazy Stamper - a/g
Vilda Stamps - a/g

Monday, June 5, 2017

Zebras

Today's card features a beautiful stamp which does not need any embellishment at all. I stamped onto a very pale cream card snippet, then layered onto a di background, then layered again onto a cream card base. I used chalks to lightly colour the trees and the ground.
Challenges - Fashionable Stamping - Let's go wild
Southern Girls #161 - a/g
                                             Pixies Crafty Workshop #283/284- snippets

                                             Have a great week, and thanks for visiting

Friday, June 2, 2017

I'm back!

Hi everyone. It is good to be back home after a wonderful two weeks River cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. It always takes me some time to get over the long flights, the second one was 15 hours!
I have had time to make this CAS card which I cased from Coralynn Murray of Sunrise Stamper. The background stamps and the happy birthday are by Paperbabe. I used my Misti with the words so that they would show up well.
I would like to enter this in

AAAcards #91 - CAS birthday

and also Rubberdance for the June colour challenge

Thanks for visiting

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Have wings - will fly.....

.... is the title of the current challenge at CuttlebugMania

My card's top layer was cut out with my stitched rectangle die, and then embossed in the cuttlebug with Butterfly Kisses folder from Craft Concepts
I used the deboss side and coloured them with a Promarker. I also cut my butterfly with my CB layered it, and added Wink of Stella to the top wings

I am also entering Deep Ocean challenge for a/g

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Favourite blue

 Hi everyone.
I have had fun making this card which is called a 'z' fold. I used a black base, which I scored in 2 places with my ScorPal and then a pretty blue dp (one of my favourites) layered onto white for 2 of the panels. The third panel is white with sponged blue edges, and a message stamped. The narrow strip, also scored in 2 places, has layered blue flowers on the first section and the next 2 were stamped, with the flower coloured to match.
 I would like to enter this at
 ScorPal for favourite colours
Paperbabe for anything goes
Colour Crazy for anything goes
Pixies Crafty Workshop for snippets

Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your weekend

Friday, May 5, 2017

bright and cheery!

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.

Today's card features a lovely background made with oxides, and overstamped with circles from  Rubberdance 'round in circles'. The flowers are from an unbranded set. I diecut the best wishes and the Madera Corner from Memory Box. I added some red gems to the flowers.

Challenges - Rubberdance - colours of orange, red and rose
AAAcards - for bright and beautiful

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Vintage car!

Hi everyone.
Today's card was inspired by a tutorial on StampTV, for making woodgrain backgrounds, and also the lovely mood board at TaylorMade4U








I used a woodgrain embossing folder and swiped it with various shades of brown and black ink. I trimmed it and layered onto some dark green, and then onto my off-white card base. I layered a rectangle of a dp onto cream, and also double layered my image. Sorry I don't have the brand of this stamp, I hope someone may know. I then added the 'journey' message, as I thought it was most suitable for this image. I will enter this at TaylorMade4U,






and also Mixed Media #36 for 'put a stamp on it'

Allsorts for embossing (my background is dry embossed)


Thanks for visiting and have a great week

Sunday, April 30, 2017

more butterflies!


Evening all!

I hope I am in time for this challenge at Stamplorations. I have used DI to make my central circle, and coloured the butterfly as well. Because I have added glitter it has changed the colour in the scan
I am also entering at Samping Sensations for anything goes

Monday, April 24, 2017

'stamps and wings'

Hi everyone, thanks for calling.

Today's card features a stamp from the Stamplorations set 'Big Bloom Factory' I used my Kaleidacolour 'riviera' ink pad, to stamp the 2 tone flowers, and was pleased how it turned out. The bird is from a set by Aladine 'Clear Oiseaux' stamped onto a snippet and edged with blueprint sketch di. I have followed the sketch for Stamplorations April challenge, and would also like to enter in the Things with wings linky party
Because I have used snippets, I will also enter this at Pixies Crafty Workshop and Allsorts where it is 'B for ..... ( I have blue, blooms, a bird and borders)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring!

Hi everyone.

I have had this lovely wee stamp from CI for quite a while, and thought the bird singing was springlike!
I have embossed the background with my cuttlebug, and also used it to cut the stitched circle. I sponged both with peacock feather di. I also used copics to colour my image.
Challenges -
Penny Black and More - spring
Cuttlebugmania - a nice cuppa
7Kids Challenge - a/g

Thanks for looking and have a great week