Monday, 18 September 2017

Happy Birthday

For my card today I have used the colours at Power Poppy - Hues to Use (ongoing inspiration)... three shades of blue. I used Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink to stamp my image 'off the edge' and also to colour the image.  I added some white highlights with gel pen and then cut and layered the two image panels to create a double fold card.  To finish I stamped and silver embossed my sentiment and added a few scattered gems.  I am also posting to Watercooler Wednesday challenge #WWC136 - All About Birthdays and The Flower Challenge #12 - Tic Tac Toe... I am playing the left vertical - Embossing, Gems, White.   Thanks for taking a peek


Merry Christmas

Now I do like a Wreath to celebrate the season... but I so have trouble with my wreath stamps, they just look awful or really I lack the creativeness to dress them up ...  SO when I saw this idea using a circle die, I had to try out this scribbly circle die and see if it could look like a wreath... I cut out the centers from the two different colour greens die cuts and dressed it up with a bow and few die cut flowers. To finish I stamped on my sentiment.  I like Tracey's modern feel to her wreath and white top panel framed in red... I am posting to Muse Card challenge #233, casing Tracey's card below and also to Addicted to Stamps and More #259 - Clean and Simple challenge.   Thanks for taking a peek


Sunday, 17 September 2017

Life brings Simple Pleasure...

I had some more fun this weekend with Watercolour Washes... I cut this strip from one of my panels and stamped on this this Silhouette floral.  To keep it simple I stamped on the sentiment and drew on a few edging lines. To finish I added a tiny die cut butterfly.  I am posting to CAS Watercolour - September challenge - Silhouette. Also to CAS Mix Up September challenge - Stamping, Watercolour Wash and my choice - hand drawn lines and die cut.  Thanks for taking a peek


Peace, Love and Joy

A lovely gold and white card from Kimberley for us to case at Muse: Christmas Visions 84. - I was inspired with the ornament and sentiment for my card.
I die cut a Christmas bauble in gold and then smooched it with Versamark and sprinkled on some glittery gold embossing powder which has given the die cut a lovely sparkle.  I used the embossing powder also for my sentiment that I layered on the gold paper.  To lift it I edge my front panel in gold ink and curved off the corners to match the sentiment. To finish I added a ribbon bow and hanger. I am also posting to Happy Little Stamper Christmas September challenge - optional twist - Sparkle. Thanks for taking a peek


Jingle All the Way

Quite a productive weekend at my desk and happy to be adding a couple more cards to my Christmas stash.  Merry Monday challenge #256 - card based on a Holiday Movie.. I've chosen Jingle All the Way mainly because I had a stamp for the sentiment.  As an appropriate image I used this Santa and Sleigh silhouette stamp and this background panel from my stash using the Bokeh technique...I had stenciled some stars but decided to also added a few glittery die cut ones to finish.  Thanks for taking a peek


Friday, 15 September 2017

Spread the Love Sweet Friend

House Mouse and Friends challenge HMFMC#249  - is to use vellum or a window on your card... so after checking out my stamps I thought I could make the sweets bowl in vellum. The first attempt with black ink and markers wasn't too successful so I restamped it using charcoal colour and clear embossing and then I only coloured the stamped image on the cream card - it worked okay with coloured pencils so you could read the 'sweet sayings'.  I used a stitched die to cut the image and framed it in blue and found some colourful background paper to go with the coloured sweets and layered it onto orange card.  To finish I stamped this sentiment I thought went well with the image.  I am also posting to The Daily Marker 30 day Colouring Challenge.  Thanks for taking a peek

HMFMC # 249 'I can see right through you'

House-Mouse Designs®

Christmas Wishes for You

I used this background paper on a card earlier this week and in the same pack was this Christmas tree - so I cut around it and added some "Sparkly" glitter stars. I am playing along with "S" - Sketch from ABC Christmas challengeS - find a current sketch and link to it.  - This sketch is from Christmas Card Throwdown challenge which I am also going to post to. Happy Little Stampers September Christmas challenge is add some "Sparkle" so I am also playing along here.  To finish my card I added some navy and red ribbon and a stamped sentiment.  Thanks for taking a peek


S for Sketch, T for Trio

Just for You

A sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesdays #338 and a colour theme from Colour Throwdown #460 for this card.  I thought to colour the tulips blue...but find it hard to be unrealistic in my colours - so I've attempted to  make white flowers... added just a touch of cream for shading and very pale blue background. Some die cut lace edge and navy ribbon and bow with a mini sentiment to finish. Thanks for taking a peek