Saturday, October 1, 2016

StampNation WCMD - Challenge Globe Inspiration

StampNation World Card Making Day challenges are underway.  And I'm here to share my Guest Designer sample for the Globe Inspiration.

 I took some inspiration from the globe with flowers on it... I don't have a globe stamp but found a Papermania Chronology stamp that will fill the bill

STAMPS: Chronology (Papermania)
                 Casual Elegance (CAS-ual Fridays)
                 Enchanted Garden (Sugar Pea Designs for SOA Beautiful Notes Collection)
INKS:      Altenew inks – Ruby Red, Caramel Toffee, Deep Iris, Dusk, Moon Rock
                 Versafine Onyx Black
DIES:       Enchanted Garden (Sugar Pea Designs for SOA)
CARD :    Roses Studio Textured card bases, white, green
ACCESSORIES:  Spectrum Noir sparkle clear pen, white pearls, blue gems ($2 shop)

Hope you get to have some creation time over the weekend... Either with us at StampNation or the many other challenge blogs through out the crafting world.

I'll be sharing a few more projects over the next 48 hours... so do come back and see what I've done.   I'll be entering a few other challenges as well.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Elegant Christmas card plus a colourful playful one

Two more Christmas cards using the SOA Candy Cane Lane Collection.

The first one is an elegant one that uses the Peppermint Stripe background stamped in a beautiful dark green ink

I used the Merry Labels die - look at that beautiful embossed detail on it.  Stamped the holly and berries as well as the sentiment from the Merry and Bright stamp set.  Coloured the holly with Copic markers.   
Entering into the the "Anything Goes" Challenge at Simon Says Stamp

My next card is a fun playful one - again using the Peppermint Stick background,

I stamped the background with a rainbow ink pad by Colorbox.  I then used the colours from ink pad to make the candies and the little stars on the frame which was made using the smaller Merry Label die.    Entering into the Pastel Challenge at Southern Girls Challenge.

World Cardmaking Day is tomorrow - but there is lots happening over the entire weekend.  My first official duties as a Guest Designer at StampNation are over the weekend. 

Here's a little sneak peek of what's coming up 

See you over the weekend.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

It's time to Celebrate with Die Cut Divas

If you haven't seen my exciting news about my new guest designer spot... please see HERE


It's my day at Die Cut Divas again....

So here's my Fall inspired card using some Hero Arts stamps and a Spellbinders circle die.

Here's how I made this one
1. Die cut Spellbinders Die circle die out of scrap card to make a mask
2. Sponge on Distress inks in Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass through the mask
3. Remove mask and stamp the trees (Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Tree)  in Hero Arts Cup o'Joe ink.
4. Stamp the layering leaves in Frayed Burlap, Spiced Marmalade, Aged Mahogany, Mustard Seed inks
5. Stamp the sentiment - From an older Hero Arts set
6. Layer onto black mat and then white card base.

I do hope you will join us at Die Cut Divas for the last few days of our Fall themed holiday. 

It's Offical.... I'm a Guest Designer over at StampNation!!!!

Yep, little old me.  I was very excited to be asked to guest design for October to December.... starting with Word Card Making Day this coming weekend.  So look out for some inspiration from me for the challenges during the day (or should that be weekend!)

Anyway to celebrate I have started by using some the the Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane collection.

This one uses the Peppermint Stick background stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz and clear embossed.  I used this with my Sizzix Flip Card die to make the base.  I then stamped and embossed the deer (Hip Holiday) before die cutting with the matching die set (Hip Holiday dies).  I used the Merry die (Merry Labels Die) to cut some of the stripy background. Off set it with some black card so it would pop a bit more and added the Christmas (Merry and Bright Boughs) sentiment.

and a second card I did and posted at StampNation

I used a piece of the golden stamped background from the first card to added down the side of my card and then used a few of the leaves, candy canes and peppermint lollies  and little bitty bits from the Candy Cane Lane stamp and matching die sets and the Hip Holiday stamp set which is where the sentiment came from.  A thin piece of gold mirror card finished it off before matting onto the red card and then the white base.

I'm having such fun with this Collection and if you set a chance to purchase it over at   I can recommend it.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can share my excitement with me for the next few months.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Beautiful Quotes from Altenew

I was happy to get my latest Altenew parcel yesterday.  I ordered two new stamp sets and one lot of new ink cubes.  I got Beautiful Quotes and Best Mom stamp sets and just had to make a card last night. 

I stamped the flower from the Best Mom set with Memento Black ink and coloured with some Faber Castell  basic pencils and Gamsol mineral spirits to smooth it out.    I added the Beautiful Quotes with Versafine Onyx Black.  I matted it onto some hot pink card and then onto the card base.  The little dots were made previously with some 3D Liquid Pearls and added with some dots of glue to the card.

I love that this came together really quickly.  I've been watching some colouring videos and am happy with the results of leaving some white spaces on the images.

I've been a bit quiet lately as I've been full of a cold and coughing.  Earlier in the month I had a bout of pneumonia and a night in hospital and I thought I was all over it.. but I picked up another bug and for the last 6 days have been feeling like shite!  Slowly improving.  Plus I've been working on some "secret" stuff.   - I can share later in the week.   

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are gearing up for an exciting weekend, with World Card Making Day - which does seem to turn into a whole of creating.  I'll be doing as many challenges as I can fit in... there's some at StampNation, Winnie and Walter and lots of other blogs

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hero Arts Wreath card and tags

I'm sharing over at A2ZScrapbooking today. And here is the card I have made with Hero Arts Wreath stamp and die set (SB120 - they can also be purchased separately CL970 stamps and DI152 die cuts)

Hero Arts Wreath

I die cut a panel using a Kaisercraft die.  I stamped the layering wreath using a variety of inks - Hero Arts and Altenew and then added some red embossed dots and a few gold embossed stars.   I gold embossed the bow and die cut it.  The sentiment was stamped with red ink and clear embossed.   I'm very thankful for the help from MISTI.  It really makes layering stamps easy.   I then used some stamps from Hero Arts DC 187 Peace Stamp & Cut set to stamp the little bird (fussy cut) and the remainder of the sentiment.

And of course as our challenge this month is "Tags"  I couldn't resist to use the Wreath set to make a couple of tags
Wreath Tags

One was stamped directly as a one layer tag and the second on used a die cut wreath, bow and berries.  Die cut using a CAS-ual Fridays die.  (Hero Arts have some lovely tag dies as well HERE)

Card and Tags - Christmas wreath

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Autumn cards...

It might be Spring where I live, but it's going to Fall/Autumn in the North Hemisphere and lots of the current challenges out there are all about moving from Summer to Fall. 

So I have two Fall/Autumn cards to share today.

First up is the card I sent to LaVon as part of the September CCC - Deborah is unwell and Gail is assisting her.  I used the sketch that Deborah had designed. 

The leaves are from an older Hero Arts set which I embossed and then coloured with watercolours, before fussy cutting.  The sentiment is from a freebie set.  Finished with some sequins.

My second card uses the same embossing folder

 This time I had done some watercolouring on the background before embossing.  The leaves were die cut from old book pages with Tattered Leaves die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix.  I used a variety of distress inks to sponge on them.  Sentiment is from a Winnie & Walter set.  

Although it's Spring here and Daylight Saving starts this weekend, it has been a bit wintery with some heavy rain and wind lately.  Hoping for some nicer weather coming.

Thanks for stopping by.  I really appreciated all of my visitors.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Another Poinsettia on a spray and splatter card

I'm just loving my new Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia.  I decided to make another card for Virginia's View challenge.

I started with a piece of watercolour paper and stamped the poinsettia.  I used Zig Markers to watercolour.  I die cut it and added it to the card base.  I then took the Hero Arts Peace stamp and die set, stamping the peace with red ink and then with MISTI's help, I then stamped some versamark over the top and clear embossed.  Once it was heat set, I added the two little sentiments from the set.   I cut a mask for the flower and then using my Tim Holtz Spritzer I sprayed around the flower with some Green Zig marker and then a Distress marker for the red spray. 

Thanks for stopping by.