Friday, 24 July 2020

Butterflies and A Happy Hello

Twofer challenge this month is Butterflies and these are my cards......
I used the same Butterfly stamp on both of my different occasions cards.
The 'Beautiful You' card is a Birthday card and the other one a 'Happy Hello'....
 I have used stencilling, stamping, fussy cutting, heat embossing, mica paints 
and smooshing on my Birthday card.
I have used distress inks and oxides activated and smooshed with water, stamping, heat embossing, vellum, fussy cutting, stencilling and die cutting for my Hello card .....
Combining the burlap distress inks and oxides produced some unexpected and fabulous colours.
The butterflies were stamped and heat embossed onto vellum.
Lots of dimension, texture and elements on the background....
I so enjoyed making two different designs, for two different occasions 
and using the same butterfly stamp.....I used the small butterfly stamp on both of my cards.
Thank you all so much for your very kind and friendly comments about my MIL Betty,
in my last post........They are so gratefully received.
Please take care out there.....
Challenges I would love to enter....

My Happy Hello Card........
CountryView Challenge - Do what makes you happy 
I so enjoyed finding time to play with the inks and the oxides and I had fun....
Stamping Sensations - All Creatures great and Small-Thrilled with my top 3 shout out...Thank you
Stamping must be prominent
A Vintage Journey - Watercolour Wonders

My 'Beautiful You' - Birthday Card.....
AAA Birthday - game #15 - 3D
Stamplorations - Summer Challenge 

Sunday, 19 July 2020

A card for Betty.....

CAS Mix Up challenge this month is Stencil Tracing, 
which inspired me, to make my card for my Mother In Law.....Betty.
She is in a care home, with alzheimer's and tested positive for Covid 
but was Asymptomatic and had no systems.....x. 

We didn't worry any less, especially as we couldn't visit.
Thankfully she is now free of the virus and so is the care home, in which she lives.
I don't normally share personal information on my blog, so I hope you don't mind....

This is her card....

I used two stencils, one for the background and one for the rose one on top.
I wanted the background stencilling to show through the rose....
After blending the pinks and the greens I outlined the rose with a silver pen.
This made a huge difference and I am loving the technique Nancy....
I finished off with die cutting two of the edges with a deckle edge and hi-lighting them in silver.
The CAS Mix Up Blog has tons of inspiration, using this fun and effective technique...
Thank you so much for stopping by.....
Challenges I would love to enter.....
CAS Mix Up - Stencil Tracing- Super thrilled with my win.....Thank you x
Allsorts Challenge - Flowers All Over
The Flower Challenge - Summer/Winter 
I have the huge honour of guesting with them this month....
Stamplorations - Summer Challenge

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Flower Challenge Guest Designer

I was thrilled to be asked by Viv, Daizy Mae Designs,
to guest design this month for The Flower Challenge.......
The theme this month is Summer/Winter....Depending on where you live....

This is my card.....

I used Lindy Sprays for the background and stencilling with white pigment ink.
I also used a stencil for the Summer flowers....On the card itself 
and on a separate piece of card, 
so that I could fussy cut out some of the petals. 
Acrylic paint and paste was used for the flowers and a little stickles for bling.
The extra layer of petals added the texture and dimension that I was looking for.
Finishing off with the Summery sentiment and a black frame.

I thought the flower in the top right ended up looking like the Sun and it's rays, 
which luckily fitted in with the Summer theme!......

The amazing and talented Design team over at The Flower Challenge 
will 'Wow' you with their creations............

Thank you so much for the honour of guesting with you this month.
I looked forward to  seeing your Summer/Winter themed flower cards in the gallery.....
Challenges I would love to enter....
Country View Challenge is - Do what makes you happy....Getting inking and mixing the medias with fun colours sure makes me happy
Stamplorations - Summer Challenge

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

All Puffed Up...

It's been too long since I have posted but we are in strange times.
I have so enjoyed keeping up with your fabulous posts, commenting 
and learning from your wonderful and amazing creativity....
Today's cards have been inspired by CAS Mix Up Challenge....

Today's Cards.....

Twofer is asking for Circles or Bubbles, so I have used a circle die for both cards.
My Seahorse card has been inspired by the CAS Mix Up Challenge, 
which is to use embossed vellum.
I have stamped and heat embossed onto vellum the little squares 
and onto the seahorse with Lindy Embossing powders, which are so very pretty.
On the back of the vellum seahorse, I have used an embossing tool 
and the seahorse all puffed up....A new technique for me....
Cracked paste was used on the die cut seaweed and on the sentiment strip.

I decided to use the Jellyfish stamp on my second card, 
as I thought it would look good all puffed up....
I used a stencil and distress ink, onto card stock, to use as my background.
Stamped and heat embossed the jellyfish in silver onto vellum as the front layer.
The circle die cuts were used under the vellum 
and then the fall outs heat embossed in silver on the top.
Finishing off with the sentiment heat embossed onto the vellum.

Many thanks to all the very kind messages I have received to ask after me.
I have truly appreciated each and every one of them.
Enjoy your Crafting and keep safe and well.....
Challenges I would love to enter.....
Cas Mix Up - Embossed Vellum - Seahorse Card
I have used stamping and dry + heat embossing onto vellum 
and my choices are die cutting and crackle paste
Twofer - Circles/Bubbles - Thrilled with my Win.....Thank you x
I have used a circle die cut for both of my cards.
Seahorse card is a friendly Hello card
The Jellyfish card is a birthday card
AAA Birthday #14 - Use Vellum - Jellyfish Card
This card is going to a special member of the family


Saturday, 4 April 2020

Guest Designer for CAS Stencil...

I am thrilled to be guesting at The CAS Stencil Challenge this month,
after winning February's challenge with this card.......
I have been so lucky this month with guesting and it is has been huge honour.

The Challenge is Gilding Flakes and this is my card......

I used die cuts as my stencils and layered up silver gilding flakes to get more texture.
I also used vellum on the top layer 
and stamped onto cardstock underneath, in a few shades of grey.
It was a little tricky using vellum and the glue and it not laying flat 
but once you've an idea in your head you have to see it through......
Finishing off with heat embossing the sentiment 
and hi-lighting the tiny thistles heads, from the stamping under the vellum, with the flakes.

You will find amazing inspiration over on The CAS Stencil Card Challenge
from the friendly and talented design team.
Stay safe and well
Challenges I would love to enter....
Watercooler Wednesday - Marsha's Anything goes with a feminine twist challenge
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - Anything Goes challenge
Stamplorations - Stencil Challenge Anything goes


Friday, 3 April 2020

Uniko Guest Designer Reminder Post

Time for the reminder post, as the guest designer over at Uniko.....
The Uniko Challenge this month is spots and stripes with the option of stencil (s), 
which I have used.

This is my card.......

After stamping The Hands Of Time central image I heat embossed with silver.
I stencilled the stripes of dots with white paste and left to dry.
I have used Purple Brusho's for the burst of colour..... 
This is to hi-light the Epilepsy cause over at Time Out...
Finishing off with silver foiling on the dots and a few splats.....

The creative design team over at Uniko have fabulous inspiration for you 
and why not join in the challenge this month. 
I have used Uniko stamps but you do not have to use them to join in....

Thank you so much for the opportunity of guesting with you this month, I have loved it.
Stay safe and well

Challenges I would love to enter......
Time Out - Highlighting the Epilepsy Cause
NBUS - The lovely Darnell is encouraging us to use our never been used stuff and I have never used the hands of time stamp before.