Thursday, 21 December 2017

Winter Wishes

These are the last lot of Christmas cards I've made. I have used the background stamp from Hero Arts with wreath dies from Concord and 9th and MFT and the sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp to make two variations.  I'm adding this to the A Blog Named Hero's Winter Holiday challenge. Now that all the cards are done, I need to do tags next!!

Stamps - Hero Arts Picnic Blanket Bold Print
Dies - Concord and 9th, MFT, Simon Says Stamp
Inks - Hero Arts

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Michelle Lupton and Friends

I'm very excited to take part in Michelle Lupton's Christmas challenge this year! Michelle challenged me to make a 'Purple' Christmas card. Make sure you pop over to her blog to see what she made! Here is my interpretation of the challenge. I used the die from Concord and 9th to create a stencil and added some droplets of water and clear drops to decorate the tree. The sentiment was embossed with various embossing powders.

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

A Winter's Greetings

Here's a card using patterned paper from the Kaisercraft Mint Wishes collection, a sillouhette stamp and a bit of inking around the ages. This was a really quick card to make and I used these Hero Arts stamps for the first time (they've been in my my stash for a while... shhh...) I'm adding this card to A Blog Named Hero's Winter Holiday Challenge. Anyway, thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Farewell card for Priti

I have a farewell card for a work colleague to share. The card is made to A4 size to allow plenty room for messages. When looking for a cardstock to use, I was going to use a watercolour card but decided against it when it looked too yellow next to the card base. So I decided to use the Tim Holtz Specialty Stamping Paper (this has been sitting there untouched for ages). I embossed the images and then proceeded to colour them in with distress inks. The last bit of touches were some gold paint splatters and some clear drops. I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

Card - Tim Holtz Specialty Stamping Paper, Neenah Solar White, Gold Card
Stamps - Altenew Beautiful Day, Hero Arts Alphabets, Concord and 9th Sophisticated Script
Inks - Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserve, Peeled Paint and Broken China, Kuretake Gansai Tambi gold paint
Others - Hero Arts Gold EP, Versamark, Versafine, Pretty Posh Pink Clear Drops

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Casing Michelle Lupton

I had to make a sympathy card last week and as I'm always in a hurry, I decided to use a stencil. When I found the stencil I wanted to use, it reminded my of my friend Michelle Lupton. We bought some Hero Arts stencils together a while back and she gifted me a stencil. I decided to use my newly acquired Distress Oxide Inks for this card with Michelle's CAS designs in mind. After making one, I decided to make another the following night with different colours. I'm adding this to A Blog Named Hero's Copy a Designer Challenge. Thanks for dropping by.

Card - Neenah Solar White and Desert Storm
Stencil - Hero Arts Large Flower
Stamp - Hero Arts
Inks - Distress Oxide Iced Spruce, Fired Brick and Faded Jeans
Other - PPP clear drops

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Fa La La La

I've had a lot of fun using these Concord and 9th dies for making Christmas cards. What I love is that the tree die is so big it fills up the whole card. I was most amused when I saw the current Muse challenge this week - perfect as I have the same dies! Here are my interpretations of Ardyth's card.

Card - Neenah Solar White and Desert Storm, Kaisercraft Glitter card
Stamps and Dies - Concord and 9th
Paper - Kaisercraft Mint Wishes

Ardyth's Muse Card

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Snow White Bauble

Some more glorious Christmas Bauble cards using the wonderful die from Concord and 9th and mixing it up with some patterned paper from Kaisercraft Mint Wishes. I'm adding the first card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Snow White challenge. Thanks for dropping by!!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Glittery Christmas Tags

I'm back with some quick tags made with Kaisercraft products. I'm adding these to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas Gift Tag Challenge. Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Christmas Bauble Gift Tags

I've been obsessed with my recent Concord and 9th order! I've made heaps of cards and some gift tags and I have some to share now. The bauble from the recent Christmas release is fantastic and it is so big that it fills up a card nicely. I decided to make tags for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas Gift Tag Challenge.  Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Casing Jessica Frost-Ballas

I'm casing this card made by Jessica Frost-Ballas for the Hero Arts Holidays Blog Hop. I love the colours she used in the background! I used Distress Inks to create the background and white embossed some snowflakes. I decided to add a silver tape to the bottom of the card before adding the sentiment strip the die cut trees and house. Hope you like it! Thanks for dropping by!

Card - Neenah Solar White
Inks - Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet
Stamps - Hero Arts various collections
Die - Memory Box

Inspiration card by Jessica Frost-Ballas

Friday, 27 October 2017

Farewell card for Ellen

As my project at work draws to an end soon. We have a few farewells over the next month. This is a card I made with really large roses to fill up an A4 size space. I decided to make a frame and the name out of glitter cardstock. The flowers were all inked with Altenew inks.

I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes and Less is More's Stamp Layering challenge.

Monday, 23 October 2017

More Christmas Card

I'm back with another Christmas card to share for the A Blog Named Hero's Calling all Critters challenge. I finally added a couple more Distress Oxides to my collection and couldn't wait to try them out on a Kraft card. I masked a circle and sponged with Iced Spruce and Faded Jeans and the sentiment was stamped with Fired Brick. I love how the inks stand out on kraft, especially after I spritzed with some Perfect Pearls! I made three cards and selected the best one for the blog. Thanks for dropping by!

Card - Neenah Desert Storm
Stamps - Hero Arts July kit, sentiment from an old stampset
Inks - Distress Oxides, Versafine
Others - Perfect Pearls Spray

Monday, 16 October 2017

October inspiration

I have a card for the Altenew October Inspiration challenge. I received this gorgeous stampset in the mail last week (a birthday treat for myself) and couldn't wait to ink it up. I made this card for my sister's birthday which is the day after mine! Thanks for dropping by!

Stamps - Altenew Label Love, Winter Rose and Framed Stampsets
Inks - Altenew
Others - PPP clear drops

Sunday, 15 October 2017

WCMD2017 - Post 3

It's been a busy week and getting this card done for WCMD has taken me all week to finally squeeze in a bit of time to finish it!! I've done some background stamping and a fun technique with smoothing distress inks, a bit of fussy cutting and it's all done!! Thanks for dropping by!!

Simon Says Stamp
WCMD Challenge
Winnie And Walter WCMD
- Background Building with Mayuri
- Smooshing Challenge with Lydia

Stamps - Winnie and Walter The big, the bold and Merry and In Bloom Elsa's Flora
Inks - Distress Inks

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

WCMD2017 - Post 2

I'm back with a couple of Christmas cards which were started on the World Card Making Day-Weekend and I finally found some time tonight to finish them. They are quite easy to mass produce. I combined a background stencil with some masked stamping. Thanks for dropping!

Simon Says Stamp
- Wednesday Christmas challenge
- WCMD Challenge
Winnie And Walter WCMD
 - Variations challenge with Shay
- Stencilled challenge with Kate
CAS(E) this sketch #242

Stamps - Winnie and Walter The big, the bold and Merry and In Bloom Elsa's Flora
Stencil - W&W Into the Woods Creative Screenings
Inks - Distress Inks

Sunday, 8 October 2017

WCMD 2017 - Post 1

I decided to make some Christmas cards for WCMD2017 with Kaisercraft Mint Wishes, no stamping required at all. Here are the 4 cards I made!

Kaisercraft Blog Challenge - October Mood Board (see below)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day Challenge
CAS(E) This Sketch #242

Card - Neenah Desert Storm
Paper - Kaisercraft Mint Wishes, pad, 12x12 paper, Stampset and Collectables
Others - Cork ribbon from Wheel and Barrow, Kaisercraft Rhinestones

Kaiser craft October Challenge - Mood Board

Friday, 6 October 2017

Musing Anita Bowden

When I saw Anita Bowden's card in the current Muse Challenge, it reminded me of a technique I had not used for quite a while. I inked up random spots on the card with distress inks Scattered Straw and Abandon Coral before embossing with some flowers. I then inked up the spaces between the flowers with Peeled paint and added more embossed flowers and leaves before revealing them with the last layer of Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserve. Here is my card and thank you for dropping by!

Card - Neenah Solar White
Inks - Distress Inks - Scattered Straw, Abandoned Coral, Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserve, Versamark
Stamps - Altenew Adore you and Label Love
Others - Hero Arts Clear and Gold EP, Nuovo glitter gel, gold glitter tape from Officeworks

Muse #236 - Anita Bowden

Thursday, 5 October 2017

First Batch of Christmas Cards!

Before it starts to get too crazy this month, I thought I had better start on my Christmas cards. The challenge this month at A Blog Named Hero is to use critters! I don't have many critters stamps... surely butterflies count? I found this lovely Hero Arts deer stamp and decided to use it. I ended up making 6 cards at the same time using a simple masking technique to ink up the background with Distress inks. I added droplets of water (with my finger) to add a snowy effect. I got a variety of glitter tapes from Officeworks and they were just perfect for these cards! This was easy to make with a MISTI and can be done in batches at a time! Thanks for dropping by!

A Blog Named Hero - Critters
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas

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