Thursday, 29 August 2019

Tears......

I was inspired by the CASology challenge theme of Water 
and Less is More challenge using one layer and stencils....
When I saw the theme of 'Water' I thought of this sentiment and the tear drop.....

This is my card.....

I have used a Funky Fossil Stencil for the face, a Ryn stamp for the tear and
An Art Journey stamp for the sentiment.
Finishing off with a wash of pink watercolour, gloss on the tear 
and black perfect pearl as the eye liner.
I have always loved this sentiment......
Thanks for stopping by.
Challenges I would like to enter
 CASology challenge theme of Water 
Thank you so much for the honourable mention x
 Less is More challenge using one layer and stencils





Friday, 23 August 2019

Nautical.......

It's taken me awhile to make these two cards but I didn't want to miss
Darnells' Twofer Challenge, which is Nautical and these are my two cards....
Two different cards, Two different designs, Using the same stamp...The Seahorse.
Using Lindy Sprays, perfect pearls, crackle paste, stencilling, stamping and fussy cutting, 
stamping and heat embossing and die cutting for this 
Just a Note Card.....
You might be able to see a little more detail with this photo....
I had so much fun making this collage card.
I have used lots of different stamps from different company's.......
Ink blending, splats, die cutting and stencilling.
The shell on the bottom right is stencilled.
The contemporary colour combination was inspired by a paper napkin I have at home.
The main red coral has been fussy cut from the napkin and glued on.
Finishing off with the die cut sentiment.

The card is for a family member who is embarking on a cruise shortly 
and I thought it would make a good travel/Bon Voyage card......
I had tons of fun making these cards.
Thank you for stopping by x
Challenges I would love to enter......

Just a Note Card......
Watercooler Wednesday - Marsha's Masculine Anything Goes challenge with The Just a Note Card
Country View - Texture with The Just a Note Card

Bon Voyage Card......
Inkspirational Challenge - Travel - with my Take me to The Ocean card-Bon Voyage card
Stamplorations - Mixed Media - Using a stencil
ModSquad Challenge - Travel/Vacation






Sunday, 18 August 2019

Beautiful You....

Today's card has been inspired by a few challenges.
I've had fun with a Stencil and Water colouring......
Here's My Card.....
CAS Stencil challenge is to use Sprays and CAS Watercolour is Colourful Butterflies.....
I sprayed the Face stencil with Black 'Flat' spray from Lindy's, onto watercolour card.
I then flipped the stencil over and pressed it onto another card to use at a later date.
I have used several shimmer green sprays from Lindy's for the bottom of the card, 
applying with a water brush directly from the bottle.
The same with the 'eye shadow' and the stamped fussy cut butterfly.
The gold butterflies have been stamped and heat embossed.
The butterfly stamps along the bottom are by Stamplorations.
The butterfly in the hair is by Clearly Besotted.
Finishing off the card with gold perfect pearls and a little doodling.
In the interest of honesty......I made this card twice........
If you look at the photo on the left you will see 'grey' smudging at the top of her head.
Getting progressively worse with the photo on the right....
My advice with using sprays through a stencil.....
Leave alone and keep fussing to a minimum, as not to re-activate the spray!

I hope you've managed some crafty time this weekend 
and thank you so much for finding time to stop by.
Challenges I would love to enter.....
Watercooler Wednesday - Dawn's All About Occasions
My card is for a dear friends birthday
Take It Make It - Craft Stamper - Anything goes so long as it includes stamping
The stencil and the stamps are by Stamplorations
Paperbabe Challenge- They are celebrating their 100th Challenge with a 'Gold' theme.....

Stamplorations - Never ending Anything goes - The stencil and stamps are by Stamplorations









Thursday, 15 August 2019

CAS Mix Up August reminder post

Time for the reminder post over At The CAS Mix Up Challenge 
with the fun Paper Towel Technique....
Betty from created by BJK is our talented guest designer 
and lots of inspiration from the team over on the blog.......
Paper Towel Transfer, Stamping, Die cutting, Heat embossing and Doodling
Sorry the card looks bendy in this photo ......
I used the mop up paper towels with lots of water, scrunched them up 
and thumped them down onto my card.
It took awhile to get the depth of colour but I loved the random effect.
I used a little water colour around the edges to enhance the shape.
I unscrewed a Lindy spray bottle and used the end of the spray tube to doodle a horizontal line.
There must have been a lot of mica in the bottom of the tube as the effect was really sparkly.
The die cut sentiment was coloured with the Lindy and a liquid chrome pen.
Finishing off with stamping and heat embossing a mixed media stamp in silver.

It's a great way to use up those mop up paper towels instead of just popping them in the bin.
Thank you for stopping by....

The gallery is looking so creative and fabulous.
I hope you find time to join in.....
Challenges I would love to enter....
Craft Stamper - Take It Make It Challenge - Anything goes so long as you include stamping
The mixed media stamp is by Stamplorations
Dawn's All about Occasions over at Watercooler Wednesday





Thursday, 1 August 2019

CAS Mix Up August Challenge

Our fun challenge this month at The CAS Mix Up Challenge is Paper Towel 
and is hosted by the lovely Loll.
This is to challenge you to recycle those inky paper towels.
Our creative and talented guest designer this month is Betty from Created by bjk.
Pop across to the blog for fabulous inspiration from the design team and Betty.
I have recycled an inky paper towel, stamping and my choices are heat embossing and die cutting.

The inky paper towel was glued to a mixed media card.
I applied glue to the edge and heat embossed two shades of gold embossing powders 
and for added texture one was UTEE
The leaves where stamped and heat embossed in gold and so was the die cut sentiment.
It is great to use up those mop up pieces of kitchen and paper towels and make them into a card.
There are different ways to use the inky Paper Towel 
and Loll has a video showing you how over on the blog.
and I am so looking forward to seeing your creativity in the gallery.
Challenges I would love to enter...........
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything goes
CASology - Shimmer





Wednesday, 24 July 2019

CAS Bouquet

Two very dear blog friends have had their milestones birthday this month....
Bonnie and Darnell .....Which I am sure need no introduction x.
CAS Watercolour have had a celebration this month of their 'Special' Birthdays.
This is my card for the two very special ladies............
The theme is Bouquet.
This bouquet stamp is a very old unused stamp, which comes in two sizes....This is the smaller one.
 The background is water coloured in several different shades of pink Lindy Magicals.
The shimmer from the magicals look so pretty.
The bouquet has been stamped and then using bleach to lift the colours.
I have used pencils to colour the bouquet and leaves.
I wanted to end by saying that I am in awe of you CAS perfectionist out there.
This card was incredibly hard for me....
My heart is in techniques but that doesn't mean I can't do CAS but CAS properly, 
well that is a different thing.....
I found it incredibly hard to contain my design and also hard to colour etc....
What surprised me was that I loved this card......And I hope you do too? x
It took me two weeks to do and for my friendly and special blog friends it was sure worth it x
Challenges I would love to enter.......
AAA Challenge - One Image without the optional twist
Simply Less is More - Small Images
CASology - Shimmer
Uniko - Flowers
AAA Birthday - One For The Girls