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
Watercooler Wednesday - Dawn's Masculine challenge - Anything Goes
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





Wednesday, 15 May 2019

CAS Mix Up May Reminder

Time for a reminder of the CAS Mix Up Challenge, which is 
Baby Wipe, hosted by the wonderful Bonnie.
There are video links on the blog in case this technique is new to you.
We are joined too this month by the talented Berry from Berry's Bramble.

This is My Card......

Oxides on photo paper and the baby wipe technique, stamping, die cutting and fussy cutting.
I started by blending several shades of oxide inks, onto photo paper, 
using a flower stencil from Stamplorations....I did this twice.
The photo below shows the top layer that I fussy cut to add more dimension.
I had so much fun trying out different colours of oxides on photo paper and 
then wiping the chalky residue off, with the baby wipe, to expose the vibrant colours.
Some where more vibrant than others but I loved them all!
I finished off my card with die cutting and stamping the sentiments
and a hint of bling with a couple of shades of stickles.
Streaks where left on the white gloss photo paper, from the baby wipes 
and I managed to buff those up with judikins microglaze 
(similar to Rangers Distress Micro Glaze) and it worked really well.

Thank you Bonnie for introducing me to this fun, new to me technique, 
which I have really enjoyed.
If you've not tried this fun technique before why not give it a go?
I am looking forward to seeing your creations in the gallery.....
Challenges I would love to enter......
Take It Make It - Craft Stamper Challenge - Anything goes so long as you include stamping
Stamplorations CAS - Anything goes without the option
The stencil I have used is Stamplorations although you do not have to use their products to enter
Stamplorations Never Ending Anything Goes - Using a Stamplorations product....
The stencil is by Stamplorations