Saturday, 24 June 2017

Hanami Garden

When I saw the new Hanami Garden collection at my local Kaisercraft store, I was in love with this delicious collection! I rarely buy the 12x12 papers as usually the 6x6 size is more suitable for cardmaking. For this A5 sized card, the larger papers were perfect!! I also used the die cut from the Collectables to make this card. I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Patterned Paper.

Materials:
Paper - Kaisercraft Hanami Garden collection and glitter cardstock
Dies - Winnie and Walter Happy, MFT Large Numbers, Tim Holtz Scribbles and Splat
Stamps - Concord and 9th 
Ink - Hero Arts 
Others - Kaisercraft pearls


Friday, 23 June 2017

Masculine 60th Birthday Card

This is the other card I made for a work colleague using Kaisercraft patterned papers and various dies. I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Use Patterned the Paper. I tend to hoard a lot of PP and making this card which is A5 size, a good chance to use up some of my stash!

Materials:
Paper - Neenah Desert Storm, Kaisercraft Pack Your Bags 6x6 PP and glitter card
Dies - Tim Holtz Scribbles and Splat, Lil Inkers Stitched Circles, MFT Large Numbers and BluePrint, Winnie and Walter Happy
Inks - Distress Ink Gathered Twigs


Thursday, 22 June 2017

A feminine 60th birthday card

We had double 60th celebrations at work this week. I made this card inspired by the colours of the current Altenew June inspiration challenge. I ended up making two cards as I was not happy with the darker colours of the first card. I thought I would share both cards but I prefer the lighter one! The first card was made by stamping with distress inks and I brushed the colours into the background and overstamp with black ink afterwards. The second card was made by stamping the images in black first and then colouring the background with distress inks. Both cards were A5 size. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps - Altenew Wild Hibiscus, Winnie and Walter Happy Everything
Dies - MFT Big Numbers
Inks - Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick and Ripe Persimmon
Other - Ranger Liquid Pearls





Thursday, 15 June 2017

A Baptism Shaker Card

I made this card recently for a baby's Baptism. As I do not have any religious stamps or dies (except for Christmas ones), I had to think outside the box or card in this case! I made this card a recent craft day at a friend's place. I marked out the cross with sticky tape and then carefully cut out the outline on the card. I was about to make the shaker card with acetate when my host asked if I wanted to try the fuse tool to make the shaker. So I tried it. So easy! I added sequins inside the fused pocket with some diecut and finished off the card with the name of the baby embossed in gold. This is for A Blog named Hero's Interactive Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Cardstock - Hero Hues, gold cardstock
Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft
Dies - Hero Arts, Mama Elephant Hearts and Sequins
Stamps - Hero Arts Congrats Stamp n Cut, HA Kelly's Outline Letters
Others - Versafine, Hero Arts Gold EP, Fuse tool, plastic pockets,  sequins from various sources







An 80th Birthday Card

This card is for a family friend of my Italian partner. When he asked me to make this card, he wanted an Italian greeting. I used the Altenew stamps for the background and sentiment, the background colours were based loosely on the current Altenew June inspiration challenge. When I was finished with the card, I was not happy that I met the challenge, so stay tuned for the next card!! Anyway, I think she would like the card! Thanks for dropping by!




Thursday, 8 June 2017

Baby Orson

Yes, I have a lot of baby cards to share! Here is one I made for baby Orson using MFT and Hero Arts stamps and dies. I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Masculine. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials
Dies - MFT Dienamics
Stamps - Mama Elephant Nursery Deco and Hero Arts
Paper - MFT and Kaisercraft (background)
Embellishments - MME 


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

A masculine tag card

I've made some masculine tag cards last weekend on a crafting day at a friend's house. The great thing about crafting with friends is trying out their stash! There were a few of us madly die cutting this great set from Tim Holtz - Scribbles and Splat. Our host kindly passed everyone three tags and I thought it would be great to combine the die cuts with the tag for a masculine card. (I never seem to have enough!) I'm adding this card to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Masculine and Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes. Thanks for dropping by!


Monday, 5 June 2017

An Iris card

I'm sharing a card I made a while ago and have not had a chance to blog it. This card was made with masking followed by sponging with distress oxides and a fine mist of Perfect Pearls to add some shimmer to the background. I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Baby Sebastian

It must be baby season! I have a lot of friends with newborns the past couple of months. This card is for baby Sebastian, a first for some dear friends of mine. I'm adding this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes. This is a post for A Blog Named Hero's Facebook Fan Page. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps - Hero Arts lattice background, Congrats Stamp n Cut, Kelly's Outline letters
Inks - Hero Arts Pool, Clean colour brush markers
Others - HA white and silver EP, Kaisercraft glitter tape and glitter yardstick





Saturday, 27 May 2017

A baby card for Nash

I've got some card to share for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Furry Friends. I made this card a while back during a Craft retreat. I added the name of the baby afterwards.

Materials
Dies - MFT Dienamics
Stamps - Mama Elephant Nursery Deco and Concord and 9th
Paper - MFT and Kaisercraft (background)
Embellishments - MME 



Friday, 26 May 2017

PTI May Blog Hop

When I saw the inspiration photo for the PTI Blog Hop, I knew what I had to do! Here is my interpretation of the photo. I stamped the main image twice on watercolour paper and then applied water! The first generation images were then die cut and adhered onto the card with dimensional tape. The rest was easy! Thanks for dropping by!

Materials
Stamps and dies- PTI Market Garden Gate Kit
Inks - Distress Inks Stormy Sky, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Carved Pumpkin, Dusty Concord, Iced Spruce and Broken China




PTI May Inspiration Challenge


Monday, 22 May 2017

A wedding cake!

I have a card to share that I made with Concord and 9th's Happy Day Bundle. I thought it would be great to do this card with watercolour. Hope you like it! I'm adding this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - A bit of Sparkle! Thanks for dropping by!

Materials
Stamps - Concord &9th Happy Day Bundle
Dies - Hero Arts Infinity Dies
Card - Hero Arts and Watercolour
Inks - Zig Clean Colour 


Sunday, 21 May 2017

Masculine card for Fusion Card Challenge

I have a really quick masculine card for the recent Fusion Card challenge. I must make some more along these lines as I don't tend to have many masculine cards in my stash! I love the navy stripes in this new Kaisercraft range. I've had a busy weekend making some cards, so I'll have more to share later. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials
Paper - Kaisercraft High Tide
Dies - MFT Blueprints 3
Stamp - Hero Arts
Ink - Hero Arts Navy






Thursday, 18 May 2017

A Sympathy card


I have a sympathy card to share. This is for no one in particular, just a spare to have if I need it. I used the Hero Arts Antique Rose on watercolour cardstock and distress inks. A very easy card to put together! I'm adding this to the A Blog Named Hero's watercolour challenge. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials
Stamps - Hero Art Antique Rose and sentiment
Inks - Distress Inks Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Carved Pumpkin, Cracked Pistachio and Blueprint Sketch
Dies - Hero Arts Infinity dies
Card - Hero Arts

This post is for A Blog Named Hero's Facebook Fan Page.







Wednesday, 17 May 2017

PTI Create with us

I was inspired by Keeway Tsao's card in this month's PTI May Release. I used an old stamp set which is one of my all time favourite with distress inks on watercolour card.  I'm adding this to the PTI Create along with us challenge. Thank you for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps - PTI Friends Til the End
Inks - Versafine, Distress Inks Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral and Mowed Lawn




Keeway Tsao's Inspirational Card

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Background Sentiment Stamping

This is one of my favourite techniques as I have tried it a few times in the past. I was inspired by the Make it Monday Challenge to make this card using an old PTI stampset.  I just love this sentiment! It was a great weekend for me finding time to make a few cards! Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps: PTI Happiness in Bloom
Ink:Altenew Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and Grapevine, PTI Simply Charteuse
Dies: PPP Stitched Inside Scallop 


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Altenew May Inspiration

I just love the colours in this month's inspiration challenge at Altenew. I used the trusty and
"always no-fail" peony bouquet stampset and a bit of masking to create this card.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums for this Sunday!!

For the following challenges:
Altenew May Inspiration Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - A hint of Pink
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge No 241 Anything Goes

Materials used:
Stamps - Altenew Peony Bouquet, Hero Arts Sentiment
Inks - Altenew Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and Grapevine, Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Teal, Versafine
Other - Kaisercraft glitter tape










Pink Flamingo for Marlo

I've got a card to share for my niece's birthday today! Happy Birthday Marlo!
I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - A hint of pink

Materials
Stamps - Hero Arts Layering Flamingo, Concord and 9th Sophisticated Script
Die - Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
Inks - Hero Arts Soft Blossom, Bubble Gum, Pale Tomato and Ombre green, Distress Inks Broken China and Mowed Lawn, Wink of Stella



Monday, 8 May 2017

Musical Butterfly

I had to make a card for the current Fusion Card Challenge. I just love the inspirational photo and sketch. Both elements were combined in this card. I'm also adding this to the current A Blog Named Hero's Watercoloring Challenge. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
PP - Kaisercraft
Stamps - Hero Arts and Altenew
Inks - Distress Inks




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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Watercolour Dahlia

I'm back with another card using the Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia stamp. Lots of masking created this background of flowers on watercolour card. Only two colours were applied with Zig markers to create this lightly washed effect. I'm adding this to this month's A Blog Named Hero's May Watercolour Challenge. Thank you for dropping by!

This post is for A Blog Named Hero's Facebook Fan Page







Materials
Stamps - Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia and Many Everyday Messages
Inks - Versafine, Zig Clean Color brush, Versamark, HA White EP




Thursday, 27 April 2017

Stencil Water Colour Background

I'm trying a new technique (for me) using water colours and a stencil. I was inspired by Betsy Veldman on the recent MIM challenge to make this card. I don't have many PTI stencils and decided to use one from the Garden Gate kit. As the watercolour panel was quite big, I was able to make two cards with it.  Here they are! Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps - PTI A Sweet Life
Stencil - PTI Garden Gate kit
Inks - PTI Simply Charteuse and Pinfeather, Altenew Blush, Rouge and Ruby Red
Paper - Neenah Desert Storm, Arches Watercolour card



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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