Sunday, 19 November 2017

All That Glitters

Good Morning.
Meet today's card. 
This card was inspired by this lovely snowflake from Cheery Lynn.  I love the details it has and wanted to showcase it on my card.

I began by creating the blue top of my card.  I used the Splash Watercolour Technique to apply colour using my Distress Oxide inks, then when that was dry I stamped and embossed with silver to give it some shine and a bit of elegance.
I stamped the sentiment using my Misti on my white card front, then embossed the piece using a snowflake embossing folder from Echo Park. 
Next, I used a stitched scallop die to cut the blue portion and glued it over the white embossing above the sentiment leaving enough room to add my die-cut snowflake.
Lastly, I added a silver Nuvo drop in the center of the snowflake.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's- CHRISTMAS

Stamps- Hand Lettered Holiday (MFT); Grunge (Kaisercraft)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Versamark; Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- EB folder- Echo Park; Laced Pine Snowflake (Cheery Lynn);
Stitched Scallop Edge (MFT); Cuttlebug; Misti; Silver Nuvo Drops; heat tool

Saturday, 18 November 2017


Happy Saturday!

The other day I picked up this die by Recollections for half price so time to make a card.
I wanted to make a simple masculine card and this is what I came up with.

I began with a piece of acetate again (the kind you get from you stamp pkgs), inked it with Distress Oxide ink, sprayed with water and pressed it onto the paper.  The nice thing about the acetate is that you can manipulate and bend it and place the ink exactly where you want it to be.
When the ink was dry, I stamped the sentiment using my Misti and die-cut the deer head and the leaves.
To add extra texture to the deer head, I dry embossed it to give it lots of texture.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great wknd.

Adding my card to these challenges:
CAS Watercolour- HOLIDAY

Stamps- 'Tis the Season (PTI)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; acetate sheet; eb folder (TH); deer die-Recollections; Cuttlebug;
Mister (TH)

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Holly Jolly- CAS Watercolour Challenge

It's time for another card at the 

Please come and check out all the wonderfully done holiday cards.
The DT's and our special guest and friend Ina, have created such inspiring cards.

My card was a very simple one to create.
Using a heavy piece of acetate, I rubbed some Distress Oxide inks onto it, sprayed with water and touched the acetate to my paper randomly trying to keep most of the ink in the bottom corner.
 When that was dry, I stamped the checkerboard and the circles using the same colour of ink then the sentiment in Memento black ink.
I stamped the heart, heat embossed it with clear powder then fussy cut it out so I could pop dot it over the top of my sentiment.  The embossing made my star shine which was great.

Please come and play along with us.
Great chance to get a few more holiday cards done.

Stamps-Everything Jolly (TT); Grunge (PTI); Texture Mini (Art Journey)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Candied Apple DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; acetate sheet; Mister (TH); clear eb powder; heat tool

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Full Bloom- The Flower Challenge

You still have time to come and play along with us at 

Our theme this month is CAS, Clean and Simple.
You just have to go and check out the fabulous cards this month...very inspiring.

So onto my card.
I began by placing my card front into my Misti and stamped the flower image from Avery Elle in black Memento ink.  I stamped the image again onto another piece of cardstock, then die-cut it using the Stitched Dome die.  
Next, I loose watercoloured just the flowers on the die-cut using my Tombow markers.  I scribbled them onto my non-stick craft mat and picked up the colour using a wet paintbrush.  When the panel was dry, I pop dotted it over the blackline image to create a highlighted area that draws in the eye.
Using my Misti again, I stamped the sentiment and mounted it all over a piece of pink cardstock.

Hope you get a chance to come and play along with us.
Thanks so much for taking time to visit.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Inspiration Destination- ANYTHING GOES
Pause, Dream, Enjoy- CAS

Stamps- Live Life (High Hopes); Mother's Day (Avery Elle)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Tombow markers
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Stitched Stacked Dome die (MFT); pop dots

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Venture into the Woods

Good Morning.
Meet my clean and simple card for the holidays.

I began by pulling out a piece of inky paper that was leftover in my stash.  I like to keep inky leftovers as you never know when they will come in useful.
I had created that by applying a coat of Gesso over a stencil, let it dry then inked it up with Distress inks.  I thought it looked like an abstract form of snow so decided it worked as part of the scene.
I die-cut the Stitched Dome, the deer and the tree and put it all together to create my little scene card.
To help further the feel of winter and snow, I dry embossed the top of my card, stamped the sentiment using my Misti and done.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to there challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- SNOW WHITE
(she was left in the woods)
Simply Create Too- CAS
Make My Monday- Snow Fun

Stamps-'Tis the Season (PTI)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; stencil-Dot Fade (TH); Gesso; palette knife; Deer Trio (Memory Box);
On a Limb Branches (Taylored Expression); Stitched Dome Stax (MFT); 
Snow EB Folder- (TH)

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas

Hello and Welcome.
I am just thrilled to be a part of Loll Thompson's

This is day seven, so if you haven't seen the rest of the tags this week you need to go check them out.
You will be so inspired!  There are prizes too!

So for this event, you must create a tag any size or shape and it must be a mixed media Christmas tag  which includes stamping, plus two mixed media elements (techniques or products).

So onto what I did for my tag.
For the base of my tag, I used my Woodgrain Tutorial that so many of you have used in the past.  It is a fun way to create a wood looking background with readily available supplies.  I went for blue of course!
(a step by step tutorial can be found on my blog by clicking the above link)
I used a tag die to cut out my tag shape then started added the details.
To add some sparkle to the woodgrain, I stamped some script randomly and embossed it with silver powder.  I added a snowy feel by splattering white acrylic paint all over as well.
Next, I die-cut the snowflakes leaving one white then silver embossing the smaller one.  I layered them then added a drop of blue Nuvo to add interest and pull up the blue of the base.
I die-cut the 'be jolly' and glued it over a piece of silver ribbon along the bottom.  
I cut a blue base to give it more stability then added silver twine and a white bow.

I hope you will be much inspired and come and play along with us.
These tags are like little treasures.

Adding my tag to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed- SNOW WHITE

Stamps- Script (PB)
Inks- Peacock Feathers, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Iced Spruce Distress (TH); Versamark
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Elmer's Glue; ScorPal, Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo;
Silver eb powder; heat tool; snowflake dies- IO, PB; 
be jolly die- STAMPlorations; tag die- MFT; silver ribbon; white acrylic paint; paintbrush

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Plaid Christmas

Happy Saturday.
Meet today's card.  I wanted to try and stamp some plaid for Christmas and this is what I came up with. 

I began by placing the plaid stamp from Lawn Fawn into my Misti, simply inked it with black Memento ink then pressed onto my paper.  I used a red Tombow marker to draw in some extra lines which helped the whole piece pop by adding so much more interest to the black plaid.
I stamped this vintage looking Santa from Flonz with my Misti again and fussy cut him out so I could mount him to the black and red background.  I stamped the sentiment to one side and mounted the Santa with pop dots right into the middle.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great weekend.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Stamps- Santa (Flonz); Gingham Backdrop (Lawn Fawn); Everything Jolly (TT)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Red Tombow marker; pop dots; scissors