Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Lest we forget

I have a card to share today for our ANZAC Day to commemorate the fall of Australian and New Zealand soldiers during the war. This was made at our recent craft retreat with a borrowed Penny Black stamp which I absolutely  love! The card was coloured with Copic markers and a white gel pen. The background was masked on two sides and the distress ink was brushed on with a Clarity brush (again borrowed at the retreat). I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Showers and/or Flowers. Lest we forget.

Materials:
Stamps - Penny Black Poppy Time, MFT Deepest Sympathy
Inks - Copic Markers, Distress Ink Broken China






Saturday, 22 April 2017

More Flowers!

I'm very excited to ink up my latest purchase from Hero Arts! The watercolour panel was inked and masked with the Dahlia stamp and water coloured with Zig markers. Love the effect! I'm adding this to the current Fusion Card Challenge, CAS(E) This Sketch, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Showers or Flowers challenge and A Blog Named Hero's Anything Goes challenge.

Materials:
Stamps - Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia and Many Everyday Sentiments
Inks - Versafine, Zig Clean Colour Markers, Versamark and Hero Arts white EP








Thursday, 20 April 2017

Spotted Butterfly

I made this card by stamping a spotted background stamp with various coloured inks and then die cutting the butterfly. The frame background was made with a scallop frame die and the inside square was embossed to add a bit of textured interest. I'm adding this card to the current A Blog Named Hero's Anything Goes challenge. Thanks for dropping by!


Materials
Stamp: Hero Arts Sentiment
Inks: Ranger 
Dies: MFT Stitched Square Scallop Edged Frame Dies, Hero Arts Antique Butterfly
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz






Monday, 17 April 2017

Tulips!

I had such a busy Easter weekend that I only managed to make one card to blog!! I recently found a stash of original wood block stamps that I purchased when I started stamping over 20 years ago! There was a local stamp shop that stocked a lot of PSX stamps and a lot of my stamps were purchased from this shop. I was inspired by the bunch of tulips as I had a some pink tulips for our Easter Sunday dinner. When I purchased them from the florist, the sales lady gave told me to put a silver coin in the vase to prevent them from flopping. In all the years I have bought tulips, I have never heard this before and all my tulips usually flopped after a day or two. I've got a photo below of our table set up the day after I bought the tulips. All upright!! As I blog this on Monday night, they are still upright!! The card below shows what will happen if you don't add a coin to the vase!! I've based the design of the card on the current CAS(E) this sketch challenge and I'm linking it up to the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Tulips.  Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! Thanks for dropping by!!

Materials
Stamps - PSX (discontinued) and Hero Arts Sentiment
Die - Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Paper - Archers Watercolour paper, vellum
Inks - Zig Clean Colour Brush markers, Versamark, Hero Arts White EP





Saturday, 15 April 2017

Happy Eggstra Special Day!

Just like to wish everyone a very Eggstra Special Day!! I'm adding the second card to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spring Colour Inspiration.

Materials
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Eggstra Special Easter
Die: MFT Stitched square scallop edge frames
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers



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Friday, 14 April 2017

Easter Box Cards


During a recent Craft Retreat, one of the ladies brought along a Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Die set. Needless to say, we all had fun making at least one box card each! Here are two cards I made with the dies. I'm adding the first one to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -  Spring Colour Inspiration. Happy Easter and thank you for dropping by!

Materials:
Die - Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box, Eggstra Special Easter and Meadow Borders
Stamps - Lawn Fawn Eggstra Special Ester
Paper - MFT







Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Happy 50th Birthday in Paris

I have another shaker card to share which I made at our Craft Retreat last month. The background was inked with Distress Oxides with some Perfect Pearls mist and white paint splashed on top. The glimmer on the background is better in real life. The rest of the card was constructed with dies from MFT and Simon Says Stamp. I added the '50' when I got back as I wanted to use it for a 50th birthday card. The full list of materials used are listed below. I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Happy Birthday Challenge. Thank you for dropping by!

Materials:
Dies: MFT Paris Skyline and Numbers, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die
Card: Kaisercraft Glitter card
Inks: Distress Oxides Broken China and Vintage Photo, Perfect Pearls Mist, White paint
Sequins: Assorted sources


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