Sunday, 19 November 2017

Merry Christmas

We couldn't have a 'glittery' challenge without a Christmas here I have a very sparkly ornament....have  to agree with others - it's so difficult to get a photo. This month at CAS  Mix Up the theme is 'Glitter'.
I made the background panel by applying glue to a dry embossed white card and apply gold glitter. (to apply the glue I simply spread some glue thinly on my plastic work sheet and gently pressed the panel raised side down onto the glue - no I didn't hand paint the glue to all the raised bits as you can see there are bits I missed).  Then I used VersaMark and gold embossing powder to give the panel and edge.  Next I die cut my ornament from dull gold glitter card and popped the bits out.  To get the dark red I used glitter wrapping ribbon - stuck the strips side by side onto a piece of double sided tape - that's the roll in the pic - and glued the ornament to the red, and trimmed around it. I die cut a matching 'Bow" and attached that to the top of the ornament.
Then I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in gold and attached them all the to the white card base.
I am also posting to Addicted to CAS #124 - theme BOWS.
Thanks for taking a peek


Saturday, 18 November 2017

Happy Birthday


My last card today is also a Male theme... I inked the clock images of the embossing folder and ran it through the Cuttlebug, then sponged the edges of the panel. I used brown card strips along the edge for the theme at Stamplorations CAS card challenge for November. And added a stamped sentiment in orangey brown.  Then from my pre stamped stash I found this clock - fussy cut it and coloured it with DI and sparkly gel pens.. and a final spray of Perfect Pearls.
I am also posting to Seize the Birthday challenge - Topping Options - Circles ... which I think my clock fit perfectly.  Thanks for taking a peek


Merry Christmas tag

My second tag today is for Day 9 at Twelve Tags for Christmas.
I just loved Loll's AI and gold deer tag but I've just created my own today
Along the same lines as a previous tag - I used this vibrant Brushos smooched and gold embossed off-cut from my stash, which I layered on deep red and dark yellow card to a bright green tag.  I then stamped my stocking, coloured and fussy cut it. And to finish stamped and rough cut my sentiment and tied on some riboon and gold cord.  Thanks for taking a peek

'Merry' bauble tag

My tag today is for Day 8 at Twelve Tags of Christmas ....
I love this large ornament stamp - I stamped and heat embossed it with Golden Sunshine embossing powder, then I watercoloured it with Seedless Preserves DOX and Fossilized Amber for the star....then fussy cut it and sliced off one side.  Took me a while to decided to just attach it to a dark purple tag and add a die cut 'merry' in soft gold card.  To finish I rounded the tag corners and for some reason decided to off center the tag and cut corners lopsided and positioned my tag hole over the bauble top, then added some gold twine and a soft gold bow.
Thanks for taking a peek

Believe in your Dreams

I've been so busy making Christmas cards and tags lately that all other cards have fallen by the wayside.... anyway now I've another partly finished card from my desk completed and just right for this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Masculine challenge WWC#145.
The bamboo in the foreground was made by inking up an embossing folder and using a brayer to apply the image to a card panel...then I added a tiny bit of pale yellow to the stems with a paintbrush. Then I stamped on my yacht and coloured it with bright colours   - I masked off just the image on a larger stamp and inked just the boat....I love using just parts of stamps.  Then I painted in my horizon with Distress Inks... and very light wash for the sky and foreground.  I used a dark red layer to bring out the sunset and a teal coloured card to enhance the water.
To finish I stamped my sentiment and attached the strip with foam tape and added a compass point image.  Thanks for taking a peek

Happy Birthday

Today I've been finishing off some cards and tags and here is my first for this months 
CAS Mix Up  challenge - Glitter.... there is still time to join in the sparkly fun, so pop over to the blog and check out what the design team have been creating.
I made the glitter panel by using the negative of the die cut or the bits left in the die when you peel away the die cut - the little pieces were all neatly just sitting there so I cut a large piece of double sided tape and pressed it on the die.   Then when I peeled it off the little bits all stuck there with the sticky gaps just waiting for me to add the fine purple glitter.  That was the easy part - now what to do with it to make a card...  
I positioned it against a white card base in my Misti so I could figure where to stamp and heat emboss my sentiment in silver.  Then I couldn't get the protective backing off the glittery panel - so I stuck on another layer of double sided tape and trimmed around it.  That worked well and to finish I stamped and fussy cut a flower on scrap from my stash - made with drawing inks on glossy card and added some micro beads to the center.  
I am also posting to Stamplorations November Cutplorations challenge -  I love purple shades too.  Thanks for taking a peek


Thursday, 16 November 2017

Birthday Wishes

Here is my mid month card as guest designer for the CAS Mix Up November challenge - Glitter.
My elements are Stamping, Glitter, Dry Embossing and Watercolouring
For my gold embossed panel, I ran white card through the Cuttlebug with the embossing folder, then carefully added a layer of glue to the raised areas and on goes the gold glitter. I layered this panel onto shiny gold card. Next I applied a sheet of double sided tape to the top white card and ran it through the Cuttlebug with my sentiment dies. Carefully peel the protective layer from the top and sprinkle liberally with red works really nicely without the bother of glue.  Then I used a stamped and embossed rose from my stash, fussy cut it and watercoloured with Distress Inks, I added a few touches of Dimensional Magic. And when that was all dry assembled my card.
Hope you are having as much creative fun with glitter as I am, there's lots of inspiration from the Design Team pop over here and check them out and join in. Thanks for taking a peek

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

We Wish You a Merry Christmas tag

A few days behind now with my tags - so for Day 7 of Twleve Tags of Christmas my own creation -  I've been in my leftovers stash again and found this offcut with gorgeous Christmasy colours.  I created that background with Brushos - lots of water after stamping and gold heat embossing my image and then polishing off the ink once dry. Then a couple of layers to enhance those rich colours and a stamped and glitter gold embossed sentiment, and to finish topped off with a double bow.  Thanks for taking a peek