Saturday, 24 March 2018

Happy Easter

Had some fun combining stamps, on a watercolour wash background, stamped over with a few stems of  an inked shadow floral stamp and grass, and then coloured my flower pot bunnie with Distress Oxides, then stamped and clear embossed my fussy cut eggs. To finish I stamped on my sentiment and layered onto dull orange card and a purple card.  I am playing along with Shopping Our Stash #346 - Here comes Peter Cottontail/Easter.   Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

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SOS #346 - Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Friday, 23 March 2018

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

I was inspired by Bonnie (DT) who used a mug and holly on her card to try another card for their first CAS Christmas challenge - Holly, and instead of making the holly the main image I've used a border die with Christmas Bells and Holly  - I used Twinkling H2Os to colour my die cuts  and an extra holly and used foam tape to attach them. Then I also used 'Holly Jolly' in my  sentiment, stamped in red ink and clear embossed.  I've made a long narrow card and I used my Scorepal to scribe a de-bossed frame around the card edge.  I am also playing along at ABC Christmas Challenge E, F & G - using 'E' for embossing.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day


Merry Christmas Holly

Oh there's a new Christmas challenge - so exciting because I sure do love to be inspired to make my cards all through the year and this month CAS Christmas challenge is HOLLY.... and I've been thinking about it all month so far and decided simple is best.  So I stamped my holly in Iced Spruce Distress Ink and tried adding some clear embossing powder - it half worked!  Then I stamped and gold embossed my sentiment overlapping a smidge. A quick watercolour with DInk and my berries with Twinkling H2Os.... and my card is done.... think I might make a few more of these.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Two Long Stemmed Rose Cards...

Happy to finish my Twofer Cards today for Challenge #3 of the Twofer Card Challenge.... Blossoms. 
I don't think I've made a card with this old rosebud stamp before, so I've really challenged myself with the purple one, inspired by the talented DT to think outside the box .... can you see the rosebuds stamped in a circle, I added the stems before I fussy cut them and also the leaves are part of the bud.  I used Distress Oxides to watercolour them and the background panel is a sheet from a freebie bundle with a magazine. I used some purple card to frame it and a darker purple card, finished with a stamped sentiment and die cut. I kind of like my crazy bright flowers.

This yellow card is pretty self explanatory... stamped the rose stem three times and coloured them with Distress Inks and trimmed the white card down, then layered it with a black frame.... I did the same black with the background panel which I made on glossy card and Brushos and Perfect Pearls mist.... finished with a stamped and trimmed sentiment.  This card could be used for a number of occasions... but I think I'll add... On Your Birthday, inside.
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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Sprinkle Joy, Plant Kindness, Harvest Love

Well today I was excused from babysitting duties as the littlest one is not very well and dad is home looking after them... so I found some time to make my 'garden' card for the CAS Watercolour March challenge.  I do enjoy using parts of stamps to create a picture and this one has four stamps - birdbath, hollyhocks, grass, daisies, and I formed them around so when I watercoloured my garden scene I could create a path.  Then I used my stitched dies to cut the opening for a frame and the larger die I used with my tan mat to emboss the stitch lines to add more 'frame'.  Lastly I stamped my sentiment and used foam tape to mount it as well as the frame.  I am also posting to The Flower Challenge #18  Anything Goes.  
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Monday, 19 March 2018

Happy Easter

This wicker basket has been in my stash for a very long time... today it has become my Easter Egg Basket... I stamped it in brown and clear embossed onto beige card and fussy cut it.  Then I used an oval and a round die to cut my spotty eggs from hand made paper.  My background panel is a piece of designer paper and I stamped on my sentiment, and used foam tape to arrange my basket and eggs.  I am Inspired by the soft coloured speckled eggs at Just Add Ink #400 challenge and am also posting to Simon Say Monday challenge - Easter /Spring and Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Easter.
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Simon Says: Easter/Spring Inspiration


Simon Says: Easter Inspired

Wishing You the Happiest of Birthdays

Finishing off some WIPs today, not sure why we do this but I do have quite a few half completed projects.  So finally my bird card comes together with a DOX background and stamped sentiment to finish....does anyone else have trouble photographing Distress Oxides - none of mine are true colours because my bird and background both have lots more lime green in them.  I am playing along with Shopping Our Stash SOS#345 - Put a Bird On It. Also helping Time Out Challenges celebrate their 4th birthday - with challenge #105 - I'm inspired to make a Birthday card.
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SOS #345 - Put A Bird On It

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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Happy Easter

Darn it all, I've just missed posting my card to the House Mouse and Friends challenge HMFMC #261 - got sidetracked in my garden this morning...and you wouldn't believe it, got the card finished then somehow my camera was in video mode and I couldn't get it off, so ended up using my phone and emailing to myself.... well it does happen.
PS - you wouldn't believe it but in all the rush I was trying to post my card to #260 challenge of course it's closed, so my card made it by a few minutes.
I didn't have any 'bunnies' for my card so cut a silhouette for a border inspired by a catalogue border I'd seen. Then used an oval and round die to cut my egg base and covered it with foil wrapper from last years egg, added a strip of washi tape and a bow, then balanced my house mouse friend on top. To finish I added my stamped sentiment.
I am also playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday challenge #283.
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HMFMC #261 Anything Goes/ Option "Bunnies"

Another pic, using my camera and showing the border I used as inspiration