Recognition

Monday, 12 June 2017

Hello.......

Today's tag was inspired by a colour challenge 
I played with a couple of stencils, translucent paste 
and Brusho's for the background.
The sea horses have been stamped and water-coloured 
with zigs and hi-lighted with mica powders.
The shell has been stamped and sprinkled with Bistre powders.
The sand is paste, micro beads and coloured with Lindy powders.
The coral has been die cut from several colours of Brusho card.
The ribbon has also been coloured with Brusho's.
I had such fun playing with techniques and enjoyed making my tag.
I had a chuckle after I had finished, looking at the stenciled anchor, 
which looks like it is heading for the seahorse's head!!!!
Thank you for finding the time to stop by...I always appreciate it x
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would love to enter my tag into....
Rubber Dance....   Colour Challenge - You don't have to use their products to enter
Stamplorations - Mixed Media - Anything goes but you must use a stencil
I have used two stencils for my background, the anchor and a circle one
Design by Ryn - Anything Goes
Seahorse and shell stamps
Amazing inspiration from their blog
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Touchy Feely

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Hugs and Kisses

Another card from my crafty day on Thursday....
Today's card.....
I love playing with gels/pastes and stencils so the challenge over at 
CAS Mix Up is right up my street....
Stamping/Embossing Pastes/Gels and your choice.
 I used a flower stencil and sponged on gold paint.
Once it was dry I moved the stencil a  little 
and then scraped through embossing gel with glitter in it.
I am not good with loose glitter.....
I die cut the Hugs sentiment in gold and ivory and
stamped the 'and kisses' sentiment in gold.
The gold around the edge of the card is heated embossing powder.
The photos look like a yellow gold but IRL looks a little softer.
I made this card for my BIL and SIL's Wedding Anniversary x

I had the pleasure of attending a fabulous workshop with the
amazing Jo Firth recently.
We played with her new Paper Artsy stamps and made a gorgeous canvas. 
Whilst there I also bought this gorgeous flower stencil,
also from the JoFy collection, which I love x

Thank you so much for finding time to stop by...I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs xxx
Challenges I would like to enter....
Stamping...Embossing Gel....My choice/die cutting and heat embossing
Just Add Ink - Anniversary Challenge 
Photo inspiration - Sparkle - Lots of sparkle on my card
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge Anything goes without the optional colour twist

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Stenciled Red Flowers.....


I have had a fun day crafting today.
It has been raining all day so it was the only thing to do!
This is today's card inspired by a few challenges.
I started by masking off the vertical strip and water colouring with 
Lindy's magical powers and mixing them with water.
There's a hint of sparkle in them and they graduated really well.
I popped on the flower stencil and mixed several colours of the Lindy's powders 
with embossing paste.
After it was dry I hi-lighted the edges with red and gold mica powders.
I stamped the vertical strip with the square's in grey and gold.
I finished off with the die cut and stamped sentiments.
I really enjoyed playing with techniques today and it's still raining!
Thank you for stopping by...
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges that inspired me today.....
CAS Mix Up - Stamping and embossing pastes and my choice is die cutting and hand embellishing
AAA Cards - CAS - 3rd Birthday Bash - Happy Birthday - Lots of prizes to be won x
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge Anything goes CAS without the option
Stamplorations stencil and Birthday die cut
Cutplorations - Stamplorations - The cake was my inspiration, the colour and the paste of the icing and also the gold on the candle and the celebration....Birthday x