Saturday, 21 October 2017

Just for You

For this months Power Poppy - Power and Spark challenge we are asked to make a small card....
My gift card is 3"x 3" (8cm x 8cm) and I've used up some leftover DP from my stash. First I stamped my PP Rose in Pickled Raspberry DOX and used the same to water colour the image and fussy cut it.  Then I cut my DP to suit my size and decided to leave the part cut circle and underlay it with a matching script DP.  To finish I stamped on my sentiment and mounted the image with foam tape. I did enjoy making a my mini card and think this should happen more often.  Thanks for taking a peek

Christmas Wishes

I am supposed to be making a 4 year old girls birthday card.... no ideas, so I've a Christmas card instead..  The theme at Merry Monday challenge #261 is Add an Ornament to your card. I stamped, gold embossed and coloured my ornaments with Distress Inks, then fussy cut them.  I chose this dark maroon DP as a background and sponged the edges to blend with the card base, then stamped and gold embossed my sentiment.  I cut two pine sprigs in green card and mounted my ornaments with a gold thread hanger.
I think the ornaments look rich and vibrant on the dark background so I am also posting to ABC Christmas Challenge 'U' and 'V'  -- 'V' for Vibrant.  Thanks for taking a peek


U for Unlimited, V for Vibrant

Friday, 20 October 2017


Today I have a 'pink' Christmas card for the current Jingle Belles challenge - Pink for a Cure.  I used DOX to make my background as they give a softness to the colour.  Then I laid my tree die face down on the same ink pad and carefully onto white card to give the cutting edge some colour when I ran it through the Cuttlebug.  I die cut some snowy slopes and glittery stars and my 'peace' sentiment. Finally I mounted it to a white card and to finish added a silver glitter star.  I am also posting to Holly and Ivy Challenge #17 - Anything Goes.  Thanks for taking a peek

♥ Pink Christmas... for the Cure! ♥

Challenge #17 - Anything Christmas Goes

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Just a Note

Today I found some quiet time to watercolour this stamped image - then for some reason I decided to rough fussy cut only half of the image and square off the other two sides. Then I found some matching peach and blue paper to highlight the image and display my stamped sentiment.  Then to finish the card a scattering of sequins.... my colouring and sequins are my chosen two elements for the Just Add Ink challenge #381.  Thanks for taking a peek

Monday, 16 October 2017

Happy Birthday

This male birthday card is my attempt at using a black base for a CAS card.  I decided to see how sponged Distress Oxides would go layered onto a grey background - I used Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Black Soot and Broken China....they're not as bright as I thought but I don't mind the effect. Some of the sponging looked a bit like the workings of a clock - so I added a fussy cut, stamped, embossed watch to my stamped sentiment and to finish added a coiled paperclip as my metal element.
I am posting to CAS Mix Up - Layered Stencils, Stamping and Heat Embossing. Also The Male Room challenge #71 - Use Metal and Anything Goes at Seize the Birthday.  Thanks for taking a peek


Lovely Friend

I just love everything about Tracey's card (below) at Muse Challenge #237 this week... I think I've cased most aspects... one layer card, stamped image off the edge, lovely soft colouring of part of the image and sentiment in the bottom corner.. I've used one of my favourite floral stamps - Power Poppy Magnolias and by using DOX to paint my image it has a soft muted colouring.  I am the biggest fan of floral stamps and so I am also playing along at The Flower Challenge #13 use your favourite flower - where they are celebrating their first birthday - congrats girls.  Thanks for taking a peek


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Kick Up Your Heels and Have Fun

From way back in my stash I had these stamped images just right for the challenge SOS#324 at Shopping Our Stash - If the shoe fits...  So I coloured the shoe with DOX and teamed it with this watercolour background panel. I mounted the sentiment on purple and decided to layer the panel on pinkish orange to match to sentiment colour.  To finish I rounded all the corners and glued on a few sequins and attached it all to a white card.  Thanks for taking a peek

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog

SOS #324: If the shoe fits...

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Thinking of You

Well it's Spring here in Australia but with the amount of leaves being blown from our mango trees you could think it was Autumn - the colours are just yellow not as pretty and vibrant as at Autumn.
My card today has a watercolour background using Autumn shades of Distress Oxides which I overlaid with a die cut stitiched rectangle frame.  Then I fussy cut my stamped and embossed leaves - two browns and a vibrant two tone orange/yellow one - just added a hint of colour to them.  To finish I stamped on my sentiment and used foam tape to mount the leaves.
I am playing along with CAS Watercolour birthday challenge - Fall Leaves.  Also to Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Thinking of You and to Simon Says Happy World Cardmaking Day. Thanks for taking a peek

 Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day 2017

Simon Says: Thinking Of You