Tuesday, 16 May 2017

CAS Watercolour Reminder Post........

Still smiling and still thrilled to be the Guest Designer this month
at The CAS Watercolour May Challenge,
which is Flowers.
So many beautiful entries in the gallery....
If you've time please pop across and take a look x
This is my card for the CAS Watercolour May Reminder post.....
The peony flowers have been stamped individually, masked 
and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The Hydrangeas and leaves have also been stamped and masked individually,
with grey and green inks to form the posy of flowers.
The Water colouring has been done with zigs and Gansai Tambi paints.
The sentiment has been die cut, hi-lighted in pink and green 
and popped up for dimension.
I finished with die cutting the image, popping it into a frame 
and splattering with white and gold acrylic paint.

When I did this card.....the stamp was one stamp, 
whereas this card was made with a several stamps and lots of masking.
Learning all the time and loving it!

I hope you find time to join in this fun and friendly challenge
and I thank you once again for the kind invite x

Crafty Hugs xx
Thank you for finding time to stop by, I really do appreciate it.
Challenges I would love to pop my card into.....
CAS Mix-Up Challenge - Stamping-Splattering and my choice is die cutting and masking
Lots of stamping and splattering on this card
Inspired by All The Little Things - I focused into the posy of flowers on the bike 
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - Anything goes with no option for me
Stamplorations CAS Challenge - 
Anything Goes and with the option of feminine colours
Stamplorations Cutplorations Challenge - Inspiration Photo
The pink and white flowers and the green leaves 
and I have used the sentiment hugs die and the rectangle die cut

Monday, 15 May 2017


Today's Card.....
I started with scraping heavy white gesso through the pretty Ryn flower stencil.
The background was then blended with several different colours 
of distress inks, after the gesso had fully dried.
The distress inks where wiped off the flower, leaving a ghosting effect.
I hi-lighted the flower with a white ink pen and splattered pink, black 
and gold splats over the card.
The Love sentiment has been die cut and popped up onto foam.
I had fun with this card.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs 
Challenges I would like to enter.....

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Guest Designer CAS Watercolour....

Thrilled to be invited to be the Guest Designer 
at the
CAS Watercolour Challenge this month....
Lots of scope for the theme this month.........
They have an amazing and friendly design team 
and the most fabulous inspirational creations...

Here is my card.....
I started with stamping and heat embossing the circle stamp three times.
The circles have been water coloured using the wet on wet technique 
and several different colours of Distress Inks.

I stamped the circles again, cut them out 
and used them as masks to stamp the flowers.
The flowers have been coloured using distress inks, zigs 
and watered down acrylic inks.
I splattered some water and lifted some of the colour
 and also splattered colours of pink and green.
The tiny script has been stamped with archival green ink
and a little embellishing with a white pen to finish.

I hope you find time to join in this fun and friendly challenge this month.
I am absolutely delighted and thrilled to be guesting this month 
and I thank you once again for the opportunity xx
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter....
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes without the option
Stamplorations CAS Challenge - Anything Goes with the option of feminine colours
Creative With Stamps - Challenge 14 - Flowers

Thursday, 27 April 2017

One Layer Fun.....

I have been having fun making One Layer Cards, 
using a die cut as a mask and then as a stamp.
I started by making two master boards that I cut up into four cards.

The flower die has been cut out of masking paper to use as a mask.
I also die cut the flower out of foam and made a stamp, 
which was heat embossed in white to use as a resist.
The background has also been stamped with some smaller stamps 
and embellished with white and black pens.

The boards where sprayed with several sprays, 
mostly containing mica for that added shine.

 Further interest has been added with stamping 
the background text with silver paint.
I finished off with stamping individual sentiments 
and popping on silver paint around the edges.
I enjoyed using the die cut as a mask and as a stamp
and also liked the slightly different looks to the both techniques.
I also enjoyed using some smaller stamps, which I often forget about.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter...
Where Creativity Meets C9 - Concord & 9th Challenge *8- One Layer
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media Challenge - Sprays

Friday, 21 April 2017

Take Flight......

Let Your Dreams Take Flight.....
Here is today's card.....
The flowers and smaller dragonfly's have been stamped and water coloured.
The larger dragonfly has been die cut and inlaid back into the card.
CAS Mix Up challenge this month is stamping and Inlaid Die Cutting.
I have popped on wink of stella for a little bit of bling and
on the bottom right dragonfly some glossy accents.
The sentiment has been stamped and heat embossed.
I finished with hand embellishing, using a black pen and
water droplets of glossy accents (that look a little yellowy in the photo!).
Learning all the time with water colouring 
and enjoyed how the colours blended together.
I used Distress ink pads and markers.
There where numerous attempts using different colours 
and different card stock before I got there!

I have a friend's daughter leaving home for the first time, with a new job, 
so this card will be heading her way x
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter my card into......
CAS Mix Up - Love this challenge of mixing CAS, Mixed Media and techniques
I have used stamping, Inlaid die cutting, water-colouring, glossy accents and hand embellishing
Stamplorations - Sketch and Theme Challenge
I am going with the theme of Stamps and Wings
Stamplorations - Things and Wings
Blog Hop and Linky Party
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge
Anything Goes without the optional twist
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge  Anything CAS Goes

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Birthday Wishes.....

I bought this stamp ages ago and was inspired by a couple of challenges 
to actually use it!
This is my card.....

I have used the sketch and the photo for my inspiration
from The Fusion Challenge...
I love to join in at.....
The CAS Watercolour Challenge and used the colours of Green and Pink...
My choice of medium is Water colouring... and Zigs
The pretty flower stamp has been stamped and embossed in white.
I then played with the zigs to colour it in.
I wanted a delicate sentiment to complement the image, 
which took an ordinate amount of time to decide and to execute!
I finished off the card with delicate splats 
and layering onto grey card to represent the grey on the car in the photo.

I am glad, that at last I have used this pretty flower stamp 
and very much enjoyed the process of making this card.

Thank you so much for finding time to stop by my blog.....
Crafty Hugs
Challenges I would like to enter....
CAS Watercolour - Green and Pink
Thrilled to have receieved an Outstanding Design shout out for this card...Thank you x
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge - without the option twist Rainbow
Stamplorations CAS Challenge
How lucky am I to have been choosen as a winner at Stamplorations - Thank you x

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Black CAS Card.....

Today's card has been inspired by 
The CAS Mix Up Challenge which is Stamping + Smooshing + a choice
.....Mine is Die Cutting....
The smooshing technique I have used is Alcohol Inks using red, orange and gold.
The orange doesn't show up in the photos...Sorry x
The die cut is a Poppy Stamps die that cuts the petals and centre out separately......
So the flower ends up being quite dimensional 
I enjoyed adding the black acrylic paint lines 
and the gold paint to the edges of the Poppy.
The background has been stamped 
and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, just like the sentiment.
 The gold Alcohol ink is fabulous in real life.
There are a few links to videos for the smooshing techniques on 
The CAS-Mix Up challeng blog....I used the acetate smooshing one.
There is a little more detail of the colours and smooshing  in this photo 
before I cut into it....Don't you just hate doing that?
Another fun technique and I enjoyed making a black CAS card.
The photos really do not do the poppy justice as the smooshing 
and AI's look gorgeous x
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs x

Challenges that I will be linking my card up to.....
The CAS Mix Up Challenge which is Stamping + Smooshing + a choice
.....Mine is Die Cutting..and heat embossing......
They are also celebrating their First Birthday!!!!! 
Poppy Stamps - Go For Gold Challenge 
Update...I was lucky to get a win for this card....Thank you very much
AAA Cards - CAS using Die Cuts
Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS Challenge
Happy Little Stampers - CAS Challenge - Die Cuts
Update....Thrilled to have been chosen as a favourite with this card...Thank you x
Happy Little Stampers - Die Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies