Wednesday, 21 February 2018

True Love Shaker

Hi there. Usually I steer clear of Valentine cards and 'Love' cards.  We like to show our love in other ways in our household.  However, I seem to have accumulated lots of heart related products, so what's a girl to do!

This one is a watercolour and shaker card.
I used acrylic inks and water and a bit of smooshing to create the background. The stamps are from Papertrey Ink.

Whenever I make a shaker card, I think of my friend Jenny Dix of Jennifer D's Blog - she is the queen of shakers and encouraged me to keep on trying, when I was ready to give up on shakers.  Check out this amazing card Jenny made.

I was very tempted to add more to this card, but I'm trying to create more CAS cards and so I made myself stop! What do you think? Maybe a bit of black twine or ribbon?

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Monday, 19 February 2018

Another Twofer and a Wedding Card

Last weekend I attended the wedding of my gorgeous Niece, who is also my God Daughter.
It was in the most beautiful setting, Red Hill Estate Winery and of course she was absolutely stunning. I decided to make a card inspired by the colours of her Wedding Party.

I have used Stamplorations 'Vignette Happy Ever After' and dies from Concord & 9th and Mama Elephant.

Next I made a contrasting card using the same Concord & 9th 'Layers of Love' die. The sentiment and DP
 are from Kaisercraft.

and the 2 together...

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Reminder

It's time to give you more inspiration for the current Penny Black Saturday Challenge, where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
with an optional twist to 'use some scraps'.

I used one of my favourite dies from Penny Black -  the 'Iris'. The scraps are from Kaisercraft 'Hanami Garden' Paper Pad along with a spare bow that's been sitting on my desk for a few weeks.
I've realised I don't have many Penny Black sentiment stamps and I had to cut up a sentiment from the aptly named 'Sentimental' stamp set to fit my design. The butterflies are made from tiny heart dies, using MFT Stitched Heart Grid die.

 I hope you have the opportunity to join in this month's challenge and check out the rest of the inspiration from out Design Team here.

As always the usual RULES apply, please make sure that the MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR PROJECT is one of the following: PENNY BLACK IMAGE, PENNY BLACK LARGE SENTIMENT, PENNY BLACK  DIE OR PENNY BLACK STICKEROO. 
New work only please and link back to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge in your blog post. You may enter our challenge as many times as you like, and there is no limit on how many challenges you may combine with ours.

The challenge will close at 8pm (GMT) on Friday 2nd March.

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:

Prize - $20 voucher!
Since I had more hearts leftover, I decided to make another fun card to go with some flowers for my daughter, who arrived back from her 1st solo overseas trip. 
The paper is from the same Kaisercraft pad, the house die is from Sizzix, the hearts from MFT (as above) and the sentiment from Winnie & Walter.

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Add a Die Cut

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Soft Wings

I've been in clean up mode for the last couple of days, but decided to sneak in a quick card, because the theme at CASology is 'Butterfly' and anyone who knows me, will be aware of my love of these beautiful creatures.
Edited: I had to drive my son to cricket and just missed the deadline:(  Never mind, at least I had fun making this card!

The butterfly stamp is Penny Black's 'Soft Wings' and the sentiment stamps are from Pretty Posh Pink and WPlus9.
I used Zig Markers directly on to the stamp and spritzed lightly. The sentiment is silver embossed.

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Saturday, 10 February 2018

Butterflies and Hearts

I am very excited today, because I'm going to my Niece's wedding. She is also my God Daughter and is beautiful inside and out, just like the sentiment on the card I made a few days ago.

So this is a quick post to share I card I made for a few challenges.

I stamped the butterflies on a piece of Canvas Card and then coloured with Zig Markers. 
I blended with a slightly wet brush and spritzed. It's best to use a heat gun to dry this as this medium will not soak in very well. Be careful as too much heat can damage the card. I used white gel pen for the highlights. Then sentiment was stamped with Versafine Black ink and clear embossed. I then die cut the heart and mounted with dimension tape.

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Anything goes + stamping

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Canvas and Cork

It seems that when I'm inspired by a challenge, it's difficult to stop at one card. So here is another card for the CAS Mix Up challenge, which is to use 'Canvas, Cork or Felt'.

I used canvas card which has a gorgeous texture and is perfect for blending inks. I sponged the background with Distress Oxide Inks.  I used Altenew's 'Striped Leaf Cover die', Cutplorations' 'Crazy Running Stitch Rectangle Die' and the other dies are from Penny Black. The sentiment is also from Altenew.

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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Cork Mixed Media

I have a card to share which was inspired by the CAS Mix Up challenge.
I partially 'inked' an old Kaisercraft background stamp with gesso and stamped it on the cork.  I used a Penny Black die to make the tag and the butterfly die is also from Penny Black.  The embossing folder is from WR Memory Keepers and the word die from SSS.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Anything Goes