Sunday, 11 November 2018

CTS 297

I had fun making these really quick Christmas cards. The first one was based on a sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. I decided to use my new Tim Holtz stamps for this challenge. I stamped the image around 3-4 times using my Misti with two shades of inks. The sentiment was gold embossed and background splatters were made with the same ink and gold watercolour ink. The second card was made with the image cut out, mounted on gold card stock and dimensional foam added. I ended up making 6 of the second card! Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps:Tim Holtz Stamptember 2018 and Glorious Gatherings
Dies: Hero Arts Infinity Rectangles
Inks: Altenew Frayed Leaf and Evergreen, Kuretake Gansai Tambi ink and gold EP




Saturday, 10 November 2018

November Inspiration

Back with another Inspiration challenge from Altenew. As I do not have any Altenew Christmas stamps, I decided to use small stamps from a combination of stamp sets to make a wreath. As I was using the Misti and rotating the stamps, the first one was round and the others turned out squarish! As it was so much fun to produce multiple cards with the Misti, I made a series of 6 cards in the one session with gold and silver embossed sentiment. I still have a lot more Christmas cards to make! Thanks for dropping by!

Challenge:

Materials:
Stamps - Altenew Lacy Scrolls, Bride to Be and Lyrical Script
Ink - Altenew Crimson, Parrot and Moss, Silver and Gold EP, Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints
Others - Kaisercraft gems






Monday, 5 November 2018

CTS296

I've kick started my Christmas card making with a series of 5 cards based on the current CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. Just imagine the sketch upside down... perfect as a Christmas tree! I adhered patterned paper to Neenah card stock and cut strips of same sizes. They were then trimmed to various lengths and foam tape was added to each strip. The assembly was fun and the gold star finished off the tree nicely. This is a great way of using left over patterned paper! Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges:
CAS(E) This Sketch - Sketch #296
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Materials:
Paper - Kaisercraft Mint Wishes
Stamps - Concord and 9th, Tim Holtz Glorious Gatherings
Die - Concord and 9th








Sunday, 4 November 2018

More Washi Fun!

I have another series of cards I made with my new Altenew washi tape stash. These were so easy to make. I adhered the tapes to Neenah card stock and fussy cut them whilst watching TV (I can never be idle watching TV, I'm either knitting or crafting). Assembling them was fun and I added some adhesive foam tape to some to add some dimension. Please find my previous blogpost on a similar technique on different washi tapes. Thanks for dropping by!

Challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Materials:
Altenew washi tapes - Glitter Flurries, Gilded Ombre and Golden Edge
Stamp - Altenew Painted Greetings and gold EP





Thursday, 1 November 2018

Christmas Challenge with Michelle

Hi everyone! I'm most excited to share a card for my crafty friend Michelle from Handmade by Michelle. She asked me to pick a Christmas challenge for her. I didn't have to think long to pick something that will be challenging for someone who is so good with water colours and alcohol inks! My challenge is to make a Christmas card with patterned paper! Here is the link to Michelle's challenge card and below is the card I made with patterned paper from Kaisercraft Mint Wishes. This was last year's collection but I loved it so much, I bought more after Christmas when they were on sale! I'm also in love with this new stamp from Tim Holtz, love the details in this image! Thank you Michelle for getting me started on my Christmas card!! Looking forward to the rest of the challenges! I'm also adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes challenge.

Materials:
Stamp - Tim Holtz Glorious Gatherings
Paper - Kaisercraft Mint Wishes
Ink - Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Others - Gold washi tape from Altenew





Tuesday, 30 October 2018

October Inspiration

I can't believe that October is nearly over and Christmas is almost here! I have a card to share for the Altenew October inspiration challenge. I don't really make a lot of orange cards and decided to challenge myself after seeing the colour palette. I picked 2 shades of yellow, one orange and one brown to make the following card. Thanks for dropping in!

Materials
Stamp - Altenew Bride to Be and Sentiment
Inks - Warm Sunshine, Sunkissed, Autumn Blaze, Paper Bag and Versafine 
Dies - Altenew



Sunday, 14 October 2018

Washi Fun Cards

I had so much fun with new washi tapes from Altenew and ended up making quite a few cards. The ones below are made from Painted Fantasy and Pastel Strokes. The first one is for the current Fusion Card Challenge - Pastel Holloween. Thank you for the Honourable Mention in the last challenge! Thank you for dropping by!









Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Christmas Card 2018 - 1

My first Christmas card for 2018! 

I made this card at a recent craft retreat and I used borrowed supplies to make this card. I experimented with alcohol inks during this retreat and created the background for these cards. I just loved the die cut windows which made this shaker card easy to create! Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Lets get ready for Christmas

Materials:
Stamps - Altenew
Dies - Simon Says Stamp Sensational Snowflake
Others - Ranger alcohol inks and EP



Monday, 8 October 2018

WCMD Challenge 2018-1

I had a busy weekend for World Card Making Day. I managed to squeeze in a couple of cards. This one is for a 60th Wedding celebration. I decided to use my newly acquired Simon Says Stamp October kit stamp for the background image of an A5 sized card. I then stamped the sentiment and die cut out the numbers. I used several coats of clear embossing powder to create a lovely finish on the numbers. I'd also layered the numbers on a stack of gold cardstock. Happy WCMD!!

Challenges:
Winnie and Walter WCMD 2018 - Dress up your Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri
Winnie and Walter WCMD 2018 - Number Cruncher with Keren

Materials:
Stamps - Simon Says Stamp and Winnie and Walter
Dies - MFT 
Colours - Copic Markers and Ranger EP





Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Rose Filament Birthday

I have another card to share. I used the Altenew Rose Filament dies and traced the outlines onto watercolour card stock. I loosely coloured them with the Altenew Pan set and then diecut the shapes. Then the fun part, arranging them in the background of the card and then die cutting the rectangle shape. Some sentiments added and it was done! I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

Materials
Dies - Altenew Rose Filament, Winnie and Walter and Lil Inkers
Stamp - Altenew


Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Kaisercraft Baby Love

I have a couple of baby cards to share. Two of my friends had baby girls within two weeks of each other. Since trying to organise my Craft Room on the weekend, I came to the realisation that I am hoarding too much patterned paper pads. I love going to the local Kaisercraft store and buying discounted paper pads and Collectables! So I thought I better start using them! The first card below is for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes and the second card is based on the current Fusion Card Challenge Baby Shower sketch. Oh, guess what? No stamps were harmed during the making of these cards! Thanks for dropping by!







Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Thank You with Roses

I have another card to share using the roses and inks from Altenew and the September Inspiration for the colours. I’m also adding this to Simon Says Stamp - Pop it up challenge. Thanks for dropping by!



Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Alcohol Inks

I spent an one Saturday afternoon playing around with alcohol inks on Yupo paper and ended up with a big stash of goodies for making a card. I had to make some masculine birthday cards on the weekend and it was great using this stash. Here are two I made with two different backgrounds. I used a black cardstock to off-set the silver 'Happy' die cut and then popped them up on foam tape. I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Pop It Up! Thanks for dropping by!





Materials
Inks - Ranger Alcohol inks
Paper - Yupo
Dies - Winnie and Walter 
Stamps - Altenew Label Love

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

September Inspiration

It's been a while since I've blogged. So to make up for the long absence, I made a series of cards last weekend as I'm running out of birthday cards! Yes, it has finally caught up with me! I decided to try a cotton blend water colour card for the flowers which were stamped in black and loosely water coloured with my new Altenew Pan set. The background was inked with stencils and then splattered with more paint. The flowers were splattered with white paint from my Gansai Tambi water colours. Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp for Stamptember
Altenew September Inspiration Challenge






Saturday, 30 June 2018

Just a beautiful day

I have a card to share which I made during the week for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes challenge. The flowers and leaves were coloured (wet on wet) with Altenew inks on watercolour paper and then fussy cut. The background was created with some splashes of the same inks and then a stencil was applied over the top with texture paste. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials
Stamps - Altenew Beautiful Day and sentiment from Floral Garden
Inks - Altenew
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Others - Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil, Ranger Texture Paste


Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Bright and Cheerful

I'm sharing a gold embossed card on water colour cardstock. I left the images blank and decided to just drop colours into the the pre-wetted background. It was really easy and fun to make! I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful! Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Card - Watercolour 
Stamps - Altenew Label Love and Wild Hibiscus
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Others - Altenew Rose Gold EP and inks


Monday, 25 June 2018

60th Birthday Card

Another card for the Altenew June Inspiration Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful. I was so happy to find out that I was a winner in the last SSS
Wednesday Challenge - check out the link here and the original blogpost here.
Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps - Altenew Majestic Bloom and Painted Greetings
Dies - MFT Large Numbers, Hero Arts Nested Rectangles
Inks - Altenew and Versamark, Liquid Platinum EP


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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

June Inspiration

I'm back with a card made for the Altenew June Inspiration challenge. I just love the colours on this pretty challenge. I've added a frame to the design so that I can add it to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Frame It! Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps - Altenew Label Love and Winter Rose
Die - Hero Arts nested rectangles, Altenew Frame
Inks - Altenew





Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Pretty Pansies

I have a couple of  cards to share that I made during my recent Craft Retreat. I've been way too busy to blog all the cards I made with a lovely bunch of fellow crafters! I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Frame It! Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps - Clearly Besotted Pretty Pansies and Fancy Sayings
Die - MFT Mod Rectangle STAX
Others - Ranger EP Liquid Platinum





Monday, 11 June 2018

Wedding Card

I have a wedding card to share which was made at a recent craft retreat. The dies I used were borrowed and I had fun cutting and colouring them with Copic markers before glueing all the layers together. The background was created using Texture paste and a stencil.

Challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anniversary/Wedding

Materials:
Dies = Altenew Floral Fantasy, MFT Stitched Rectangle
Stamp - Altenew Label Love
Stencil - MFT English Brick Wall



Sunday, 13 May 2018

Happy Mother's Day

To all the Mums out in the cyber world - Hope you have a fantastic day on Mother's Day!!

Here are a couple of cards I made during a recent Craft Retreat in Bright. I used borrowed dies to make this card, details are below. I'm adding this card to the Addicted to CAS - Code word Mum challenge. Thank you for dropping by!

Materials:
Dies - Altenew Fantasy Flora, Framed, 
Stamps - Altenew Watercolour Frames, MFT About Mom







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