Monday, 15 July 2019

CAS Mix Up July reminder post

Time for a reminder for the CAS Mix Up Challenge this month, which is Alcohol Ink Lift....
 Michelle from seashellcreates is our very talented guest designer this month
and Bonnie is hosting this fun challenge.........

It's Bonnie's birthday on the 16th July so I made my Birthday card for you Bonnie 
and sending Scottish Thistle Flowers to you.....Enjoy your day my friend x.
Alcohol ink lift pad, Alcohol Inks, Die cutting and Stamping on my card.
I started by using Yupo and various colours of alcohol inks and rubbing alcohol to mix the colours.
When this was dry I used the Ranger alcohol lift-ink pad to do the lift technique.
Using my misti and my inked thistle stamp I lifted the alcohol ink off the Yupo 
and stamped it onto regular card stock.
I was hoping to use the Yupo paper for another card but it didn't look good 
so I die cut a thistle from it and popped it onto my card.
Completing the card with the white die cut frame and stamping the birthday sentiment.
The lift technique can be done in numerous different ways and without the lift pad,
 if you do not have one........
For further inspiration and ideas pop over to the blog for video links 
and fabulous creations from the design team. 
I am looking forward to seeing your creativity in the gallery.
Challenges I would love to enter.....
Watercooler Wednesday - Helen's All about Occasions Challenge
AAA Birthday Challenge - For The Girls...
Craft Stamper Magazine - Take it Make It Challenge
The Flower Challenge - Pretty Pastels




Monday, 1 July 2019

CAS Mix Up July Challenge


The fun challenge this month at The CAS Mix Up Challenge is
 The Alcohol Ink Lift Technique.
If this is new to you or you need further inspiration and video links then pop across to the blog.
We are lucky to have the talented Michelle W
 from Seashell Creations as our guest designer this month.

This is My Card.......

Alcohol Ink Lift Technique, UTEE, Modelling Clay and Stamping.
I used several shades of Alcohol Ink... Blues and greens with blending solution on Yupo Paper.
Once this was dry I stamped a Hero Art wave stamp using the alchol ink pad 
to lift the ink off onto the stamp. 
I then stamped this onto regular card stock, which you can see on the left of the card.

The little square has been done with embossing powders, stamping and clear UTEE, 
which I cracked when it was cool.
I made the little seashell with modelling clay, a mould and painted it with metallic acrylic paints.
Finishing off with the stamped sentiment in blue archival ink.
Such a fun technique and thank you Bonnie, our wonderful host this month for introducing it to me...
There are many ways to do the alcohol ink lifting technique....enjoy! 
I am so looking forward to being inspired by your fabulous creations in the gallery this month...
I am super thrilled to be published in The Craft Stamper this month.
Hitting the shops Friday 5th July....
I'll pop my project on the blog as soon as I can....

Challenges I would love to enter.....
Stamping Sensations are asking for colourful cards this month and I love the shades of the ocean and there is plenty of stamping on this card
Michelle's Watercooler Wednesday - All about Occasions - Mine is a sympathy card
Country View Challenge - Blues and Greens







Thursday, 20 June 2019

Blue Cool Dude

Today's masculine card has been inspired by a few challenges.....
I have used Uniko stamps from three different stamp sets.
The sets, I think, lend themselves towards masculine cards.
They have been stamped in shades of grey and the main sentiment heat embossed.
The die cut cool dude has been water coloured and then crackle glazed over the top.
Stencilling and water colouring at the bottom in blues and greys.
I enjoy making masculine cards and this one is going to my nephew.

Thank you for stopping by....
Challenges I would like to enter
Uniko - Anything Goes with the optional twist - Masculine Card
Thank you for the shout out x
Watercooler Wednesday - Dawn's Masculine challenge - Anything Goes
Thank you for the Rock Star win ...I am thrilled x
AAA Birthday Card - Use Water colours
CAS Water colour - Something Blue
Stamplorations - Sketch and theme challenge - going with the theme of stamps and birthdays
Take It Make It - Craft Stamper - Anything goes which must include stamping









Monday, 17 June 2019

Twofer Challenge

The fun challenge over at Twofer this month is Bees....
This is where the inspiration took me....
Two different occasion cards using the same Die Cut 'BE' letters and not a Bee in site.....
I so enjoy joining in Darnell's Challenges but I like to be unconventional,
which you don't have to be, to join in and normally by the time I have thought of an idea 
and executed it I have missed the deadline.....NOT this month......
The eyes have been stamped with Visible Image stamps.
The eye shadow with water colours and the gold eye liner with liquid pearls.
Die Cut 'BE' sentiment has been done in foil, the black part of the sentiment 
in clear embossing and the gold 'fabulous' triple embossed in gold.....
The stamped sentiment is by Stamplorations....
One colour of alcohol ink in slate on Yuppo for the background.
Lots of rubbing alcohol and swishing around. 
Layering of the die cut sentiment and liquid chrome and clear nail varnish.
I had a tidy of my nail varnishes and thought I would give it a go....
Silver foil on the background to mop up the tacky parts.
Die cut leaves and a frantage little heart to finish.

I so enjoyed the challenge and had lots of fun 'playing' in my craft room.
The face card is for a friend, who has just been promoted....
Thank you so much for finding time to stop by ....I really do appreciate it x.
Challenges I would love to enter.....
Twofer Card Challenge - Bee's
With both cards

The BE Strong card.....
Just Us Girls - Colour Week

With My Face Card.....
Stamplorations - CAS challenge without the colour twist
CAS on Friday - People



Saturday, 15 June 2019

CAS Mix Up June reminder post

Time for a reminder of the CAS Mix Up Challenge, which is Ombre....
I am thrilled to be hosting it. The gallery is looking so creative and absolutely fabulous......

This is my card.....

Stamping, Ombre technique using oxides and distress inks ....
and my choice is Heat Embossing and Die Cutting.
I started with using my new Colorful Life Marvellous Rectangles Masks  
and blended Sage Green Oxides and Distress Inks for the Ombre effect. 
Using a foliage stamp on the background and reversing the Ombre colour.
The gorgeous flowing leaf stamp was stamped and heat embossed in gold.
Using bleach to take off the colour within the leaves inside the rectangle
and then water colouring the leaves outside in the sage green.
The sentiment has been triple heat embossed in gold and I gentle splattered some water.
I liked the flow of the card from the right to left 
and finished this movement off with the die cut circle........

We have the very talented Bobby from Bits and Pieces as our guest designer this month and you can find more inspiration from our fabulous design team over on the CAS Mix Up Blog.....
Come and join in the fun challenge.
I am so looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations in the gallery x.
Crafty Hugs x......
Thanks Karen for introducing me to the Marvellous Rectangle Masks...I love them x

Challenges I would love to enter.....
Just Us Girls - Using any one colour in light, medium and dark tones....
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes - The leaf stamp is by Penny Black 



Sunday, 9 June 2019

Spring Blossom.....

I had a fun day stamping, being creative and catching up with blogs....

This is my Card......

Everything has been stamped on today's card.
I used distress inks and oxides, zigs and pencils to colour with.
The falling blossoms came about with a blob of ink on the outside of the wreath.
Don't you just love that at the end of a project?....
A little closer photo of some of the details....
I have used Card-io stamps for the wreath and a Paprtartsy sentiment set by Alison Bomber.
There are lots of little stamps for the branches so you can make the wreath any size 
and shape you want....
Still hoping for Summer to arrive, so it still feels like Spring....
I hope you all have had a lovely weekend, which has included some crafting?
Challenges I would love to enter....
Watercooler Wednesday - Karen's Feminine anything goes challenge
Penny Black and More - Blooms, Butterflies and bugs with stamping being the focal point
Time Out #137 - Nature I have gone with the one layer twist.....
The Flower Challenge - Focus on Background Stamping, using Flowers....












Saturday, 1 June 2019

CAS Mix Up June Challenge

I am delighted to be hosting this month's fun challenge at The CAS Mix Up.
I have chosen Ombre....
There are lots of different ways to do this technique 
and lots of inspiration over on the blog from the fabulous design team and 
our very talented guest designer Bobby from Bits and Pieces Designs........

This is My Card..........

Ombre Technique using Lindy Magical Powders,
Die cutting, Double Heat Embossing, and Stamping.
The Ombre effect was achieved by activating The Lindy Powders with  water 
and letting them mix together. 
After they had dried I added some more on the bottom to achieve the water line.
The die cut foliage has been double heat embossed with silver.
Finishing off with stamping the sentiment, mica flakes and perfect pearls.
I made my card a Birthday card to join in the
Less is more was my starting point for the design, 
as the challenge requires us to use less than a third of your card to be embossed, 
which led onto a tall and narrow card.

I am looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations in the gallery....Have fun x
Crafty Hugs x....

Challenges I would love to enter....
AAA CAS.....5th Birthday Celebrations - Happy 5th Birthday......
AAA Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes with a Birthday Theme and any style....
Less is more  - CAS Embossing - Up to a third with dry or heat embossing
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes as this is a five week month
Uniko Challenge - Anything Goes with an optional twist of Masculine