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.

Materials:
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.

Materials
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!

Materials
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!





Materials
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!

Materials:
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!!

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

Materials:
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!

Challenges:
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

Materials:
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

HAPPY WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!
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!

Challenges:
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

Materials:
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!

Materials
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!

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





Tuesday, 26 September 2017

PTI September Blog Hop

It's been a while since I've posted a PTI card. When I saw the inspiration photo for the September Blog Hop, I couldn't resist making a card. I don't have a bird die, so I decided to die cut some flowers and leaves from the Doodle Doo set instead. Thanks for dropping by!



Saturday, 23 September 2017

Thinking of You

I have a card to share using my new Altenew Painted Rose stampset. I just love how big the flowers are and you can fill up the whole card with just one or two flowers. I decided to pop the second flower up with some foam tape. I'm adding this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Pop it up. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Card - Neenah Solar White
Stamp - Altenew Painted Rose
Inks - Altenew
Others - Glitter tape from Officeworks and Pretty Posh Pink Clear Drops



Thursday, 21 September 2017

One Layer cards

I'm back with a few one layer cards for A Blog Named Hero's challenge this month. I got these great wide masking tapes from Officeworks which I diecut some butterflies with. I intended on using just the negative space but proceeded to make another card with the butterfly masks. Here are my cards! Thanks for dropping by!

This post is for A Blog Named Hero's Facebook fan page.

Materials
Card - Neenah Solar White
Dies - Hero Arts Antique Flowers and Butterflies (very old set)
Stamp - HA Happy Stamp and Cut
Inks - Various Distress Inks 
Others - Glitter tape and Pretty Posh Pink Clear Drops




Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Birthday card for Lauren


I have a CAS card to share using embossing with distress inks. This one took three goes before I got it right!. I stuck the first card upside down and tore the card when I tried to remove it!!

Materials:
Card - Tim Holtz Specialty Stamping paper
Stamps - Altenew Adore You, Concord and 9th Sophisticated Script
Inks - Distress Ink Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint
Others - Ranger Liquid Platinum EP, Glitter tape, Pretty Posh Pink Clear Drops

Challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -  Clean and Simple



Sunday, 10 September 2017

Masculine Medallion

I love my new Arabesque Medallion stamp - so versatile for masculine cards! I have a few male birthdays in September and October and I keep using this Altenew stampset!! This time I tried it on kraft. Thanks for dropping in!

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - STAMPtember Stamp It
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - STAMPtember Stamp It





Friday, 8 September 2017

September Inspired

Hi, I'm back with a couple of cards I made for the Altenew September Inspiration Challenge. You may wonder why there are two cards. I usually make at least 2-3 cards at the same time. If there are any boo-boo's then I still have at least one good one to share. For the background, I inked up a new Altenew stencil with Sea Breeze and then stamped with Watercolour Frames with the same colour. I based the design on the first card on the current Fusion Card Challenge sketch. Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges:
Altenew September Inspiration Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - STAMPtember Stamp It 
Fusion Card Challenge - Glamping
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - STAMPtember Stamp It

Materials:
Stencil - Altenew Halftone 
Stamps - Altenew Watercolour Frames, Lacy Scroll, Label Love
Ink - Altenew Crisp Inks












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