Saturday, 21 April 2018

There's a rip and a tear in my Teddy Bear....

I'm quite fond of bears and have a little collection on my desk...also the odd bear stamp - this is one of my favourites.  I coloured my stamped image with  coloured pencils because I used the wrong cardstock for water colouring.... and then added some mini hearts, a trim of red card and die cut lace and lastly some red twine and a bow.  I am playing along with the Alphabet Challenge - "B" for Bears.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

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Two Cat Cards

The theme for Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge #4 for April is Pets.... so at our place there are four cats... here are three of them waiting outside on the kitchen window ledge to come in for dinner, so my cards include Cats.
I have this one cat die so I've used it two ways... on a Friends card and a Christmas card.
I made the black cat one using a Brushos background and simply stamped a sentiment and used layers to frame the panel... not planning to - but my white cat card ended up with a Brushos background too... searched through my stash of 'experiments' to match the die sentiment I decided to use and teamed it with a second die cut in metallic aqua blue which I inlaid, then to match the shine I painted on some Perfect Pearls to the white 'Merry'. To finish I die cut my cat in white felt and sponged some light aqua blue to the white base.

We make plenty of cards using the same stamps or dies but when you're challenged to make two at one time somehow the inspiration is challenging.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend

Friday, 20 April 2018

Have a Great Day!

This fortnight at The Male Room #83 the challenge is 'Symmetry'  - great inspiration for the DT, so I had a good rifle through my stamps and decided these hot air balloons would fit the theme. I stamped two and fussy cut them out, then water coloured them with Brushos.  I used a background panel recently made by brayering the leftover ink on the roller onto a water misted card.  Then I sponged on a landscape horizon and stamped on a tree line. The finish I framed the panel in green and attached to a red card, and added my stamped sentiment.  I am also playing along at Watercooler Wednesday WWC166 - Kath's Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Butterfly ATC

The ATC challenge for Happy Little Stampers this month is Butterfly - I am really happy with how this little work of art turned out. I used a printed image for my background, sponged on some colour, stamped my butterfly image off the edge, coloured it and added some Interference Gold for some shine - also did the same to a little wooden butterfly. Then I added some texture on the corners and used a blue card base to frame it.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

Happy Birthday

My birthday card today is floral - of course, because flowers are just my favourite.... I stamped this image twice on the weekend, so it was just waiting there for me to match it up with the background panel I had made too. ... Inked up my embossing folder with coral Distress Oxide and this one is the second print from what was left after I'd run it through the Cuttlebug once...I used a brayer to transfer the ink.  Then I watercoloured my flowers with Distress Oxides.... in some of my favourite colours... coral, blue and green.... I don't really have favourites just so long as they are pretty, colourful and make me feel happy. Then I fussy cut my image, stamped my sentiment and framed it in matching blue card and arranged it all on coral card and a white card base.  I used foam tape to lift the flowers and sentiment.  I am playing along with Southern Girls challenge - Team Trace - Favourite Colour Combo and also with Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #287- Make your Mark.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

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Team Trace ~ Favourite Colour Combo

Monday, 16 April 2018

Love a Rainy Day, it makes me Smile

This Rainy Day card came about because last week I was my brayer, embossing folders and Distress Oxide ink...the coral colours.... well I'm not one to waste the ink so I ended up with a few EF images and then there was still ink on the brayer so I misted card with water and quickly ran the brayer down and it left these great water drips... 
Hence when I spotted the Inkspirational challenge 158 - with a Rain Photo, I had to give it a go again with blue ink.  I stamped, coloured and fussy cut my puppy image and the same with the umbrella.  Then I scrounged through my sentiment and letter stamps and came up with my sentiment... I decided to stamp it onto a separate raindrop sheet as I was confident enough to do it straight on the card panel... I cut out the sentiment and used a marker around the edge. I used foam tape to mount the sentiment and puppies.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Hello Friend

How's you weekend going?  We're having lovely weather and I've enjoyed some quiet time at my desk....  I have a card for the Muse Challenge #261 where we are casing Tracey's lovely fresh floral card... flowers are a favourite of mine - real and on card.  I really like the colours, her layout, the fussy cut image, and then the sentiment - stamped and die cut.... so I've just done the same... I stamped my image and used Distress Oxides to watercolour it, then cut it out.  I die cut my 'hello' and then glued it to white card and cut around that too.  Then to finish I just stamped the rest of my sentiment and attached all the elements with foam tape.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

Get Well Soon

A card for two challenges today - Watercooler Wednesday WWC165 - All About Occasions, and Double 'D' challenge - Twine.  Stamped my image offset to one side and then for a change used coloured pencils to colour it.  Stamped on my sentiment and framed my panel in textured paper onto a white card.....and to finish tied on a strand of twisted twine.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.