Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Just a Note

Today I found some quiet time to watercolour this stamped image - then for some reason I decided to rough fussy cut only half of the image and square off the other two sides. Then I found some matching peach and blue paper to highlight the image and display my stamped sentiment.  Then to finish the card a scattering of sequins.... my colouring and sequins are my chosen two elements for the Just Add Ink challenge #381.  Thanks for taking a peek

Monday, 16 October 2017

Happy Birthday

This male birthday card is my attempt at using a black base for a CAS card.  I decided to see how sponged Distress Oxides would go layered onto a grey background - I used Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Black Soot and Broken China....they're not as bright as I thought but I don't mind the effect. Some of the sponging looked a bit like the workings of a clock - so I added a fussy cut, stamped, embossed watch to my stamped sentiment and to finish added a coiled paperclip as my metal element.
I am posting to CAS Mix Up - Layered Stencils, Stamping and Heat Embossing. Also The Male Room challenge #71 - Use Metal and Anything Goes at Seize the Birthday.  Thanks for taking a peek


Lovely Friend

I just love everything about Tracey's card (below) at Muse Challenge #237 this week... I think I've cased most aspects... one layer card, stamped image off the edge, lovely soft colouring of part of the image and sentiment in the bottom corner.. I've used one of my favourite floral stamps - Power Poppy Magnolias and by using DOX to paint my image it has a soft muted colouring.  I am the biggest fan of floral stamps and so I am also playing along at The Flower Challenge #13 use your favourite flower - where they are celebrating their first birthday - congrats girls.  Thanks for taking a peek


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Kick Up Your Heels and Have Fun

From way back in my stash I had these stamped images just right for the challenge SOS#324 at Shopping Our Stash - If the shoe fits...  So I coloured the shoe with DOX and teamed it with this watercolour background panel. I mounted the sentiment on purple and decided to layer the panel on pinkish orange to match to sentiment colour.  To finish I rounded all the corners and glued on a few sequins and attached it all to a white card.  Thanks for taking a peek

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog

SOS #324: If the shoe fits...

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Thinking of You

Well it's Spring here in Australia but with the amount of leaves being blown from our mango trees you could think it was Autumn - the colours are just yellow not as pretty and vibrant as at Autumn.
My card today has a watercolour background using Autumn shades of Distress Oxides which I overlaid with a die cut stitiched rectangle frame.  Then I fussy cut my stamped and embossed leaves - two browns and a vibrant two tone orange/yellow one - just added a hint of colour to them.  To finish I stamped on my sentiment and used foam tape to mount the leaves.
I am playing along with CAS Watercolour birthday challenge - Fall Leaves.  Also to Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Thinking of You and to Simon Says Happy World Cardmaking Day. Thanks for taking a peek

 Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day 2017

Simon Says: Thinking Of You

Merry Christmas

This makes three Christmas cards in a row and I'm so pleased that I've been making them all year because the stash is looking good.  This stamped tree is from my stash and I've used Distress Oxides to paint it  with a bit of glitter gel pen for the garland. I sponged the edges and used some DP for the back layer to suit the sketch at Merry Monday challenge #260.  To finish I stamped and embossed my sentiment and fussy cut and mounted with foam tape.  I am also playing along at ABC Christmas challenge for October - letter 'U' and 'V' -  I'm using 'U' - Unlimited for this card and Happy World Cardmaking Day at Simon Says Stamp.  Thanks for taking a peek
 Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day 2017

U for Unlimited, V for Vibrant

Friday, 13 October 2017

Season's Greetings

Casing a cute card from Chriss this challenge at Muse: Christmas Visions 86...  I made a stamped, white embossed snowflake background with watercolour wash in blue Distress Ink... it went on beautifully with a dry baby wipe and a real wet puddle of ink.  Then I coloured and fussy cut my stamped reindeer image and formed a snowy bank for him to stand on.  I am also posting to Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #263 - Holiday. To finish I stamped on a mini sentiment.  Thanks for taking a peek


It's the most Wonderful time of the year

Winter Sports theme at Christmas Card Throwdown CCT19 .... I found this olde fashioned snow scene on some DP - it has a glittery finish so it's all sparkly.  I teamed it with some matching red and green papers and found the sentiment in a paper pad too.  I am also posting to Anything Goes challenge at Holly and Ivy Christmas challenges.  Thanks for taking a peek

Challenge # 16 - Anything Christmas Goes