Monday 25 February 2019

Stencilled Blue Flower......

Having fun with a Stencil, pigment powders and my glue gun.......
This is the card I made....
I started by using Brusho's and Lindy's sprinkled through a stencil and spraying with water.
After quickly removing the stencil and letting it dry I stamped a text stamp.
Using platinum acrylic paint I painted around the white spaces left by the stencil,
as I knew when I used my glue gun I would be wobbly......
You can see in this photo what I mean about painting with the acrylic platinum paint before 
and then after the glue gun..........

After using my glue gun and letting it dry I used the platinum acrylic paint again to paint over it.
I have used perfect pearls to do this technique before but never my 'unused' glue gun.
The glue dried within 60 seconds, which was a bonus........
unless you had planned to use mica powders!!!!
There are pluses and minuses to using this technique 
but I so enjoyed using my uncontrollable glue gun for the first time!
I finished off with die cutting and heat embossing the sentiment.

I wanted to say a BIG Thank you to the friendly and helpful bloggers 
who helped with my recent email notifications problems....
The bottom line being .......start again my end and your end....
You are all so kind....Thank you x

I used the blues to join in The Stamplorations CAS Challenge, 
with the optional colour twist of using Cerulean.....
I was hoping with using the Brusho and Lindy's that I have used the colour.....

Challenges I would love to enter...
Although I use techniques I am mindful my card is CAS and I have kept a lot of 'White' space....
Stamplorations - Mixed Media Challenge - Anything goes but you must use a stencil
I have used a Stamplorations  Stencil and although a CAS card I have mixed the medias...
I have used a Stamplorations Stencil and their die cut 'Hugs' sentiment

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Guest Designer at The Male Room ......

I am thrilled to be The Guest Designer over at The Male Room after my recent win.
Thank you so much.....
The Challenge is Anything goes with the Optional Twist of No Designer Paper.

Here is My Card......

I sprinkled on One Lindy Powder over the rock stencil and sprayed with water...
Removing the stencil quickly to produce the multi coloured rocks.
I used a die cut and added dimension using foam behind it.
The main background has stamping and heat embossing on it and stencilling and white paste.
A couple more die cuts to add dimension and further interest to finish.
I thought the fun sentiment was perfect for my rock stencil masculine card.

I am so looking forward to seeing your creations in The Male Room Challenge gallery.

As I have used Powders and a stencil I will be playing along at The CAS Stencil Challenge  
and because of The Dimension I will also be playing along at The CAS Mix Up Challenge.
Challenges I would love to enter......
CAS Stencil - CAS card using Powdered inks and a stencil
CAS Mix Up - Dimensional Die Cuts - My choice is heat embossing and stencilling 
Stamplorations CAS Challenge - Anything goes this time without the optional colour twist
Watercooler Wednesday - Marsha's Anything Goes Masculine Challenge -
I enjoy playing along at this fun weekly challenge
Take It Make It Challenge - Anything goes so long as there is some stamping

Friday 15 February 2019

CAS Mix Up February Reminder

It's time for a reminder of The CAS Mix Up Challenge,
which is Dimensional Die cuts hosted by Hideko.
For more information, video's and inspiration from the Design Team,
pop across to The CAS Mix Up Challenge......
Thank you to Arlene from Sundaystampers Papercrafts for being our guest designer this month.
The gallery is looking fabulous.....

Here is My Card.......

Dimensional Die Cutting, Water colouring, Stencil and Stamping.
I used the negative die cut flowers for stencilling, with glitter embossing paste as my starting point.
I then layered up the die cuts using the water coloured fall outs.
Then I had fun with different mediums and paints to add more dimension.
I have used a stencil and embossing paste on the left hand side of the card
and finished off with die cutting and stamping the sentiments.

I had fun mixing the medias and adding the texture.
I am so looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations in the gallery.

Just a note.....
Some very kind blogger friends have told me that they are not receiving my notifications
and I hear that some of us are having problems?......
I think I have done all I can my end to minimise this....But who knows????

I just wanted to let you know that I sincerely appreciate all your comments 
and the time and effort it takes to write them......

Challenges I would love to enter....
Thrilled to be a rocker this week - Thank you so much x
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge without the optional twist
Seize The Birthday - Anything goes

Sunday 3 February 2019


I am thrilled and delighted to be the Guest Designer over at The AAA CAS Challenge,
after winning their three for something challenge with this Card.........
The Challenge this fortnight is a CAS Card with One Layer 
with the Optional Twist of Love....

This is My Card....

I have used the die cut as a stencil to keep it a One Layer card.
I scraped through the stencil with several different colours of pinks of embossing paste.
Lindy Magicals have been used to colour the paste and
the small hearts have glossy accents on them.
I wanted to hi-light the large hearts further so I popped on another layer of paste 
and used my finger to get extra texture.......
Finishing off with stamping the tiny sentiment in black.

Thank you so much for the opportunity of guest designing with you for this fun challenge.
Challenges I would love to enter.....
Stamplorations - Love themed blog hop
Uniko Challenge - Anything goes with the optional twist of Love

Friday 1 February 2019

CAS Mix Up February Challenge

The CAS Mix Up Challenge for February is Dimensional Die cuts ......
Hosted by the friendly and creative Hideko...
Our fabulous guest designer this month is......Arlene from Sundaystamper Papercrafts
There are videos links on the blog for further inspiration....
Pop across and see Arlene's and the wonderful Design Team cards.

Here is My Card.....

I have used Dimensional Die cuts, Stamping and my choice is stencilling and embossing paste.
I started with stamping the text heart in black.
I popped black embossing paste through a stencil and heat embossed a couple of 
Lindy Embossing powders. The effect is quite different on Black Paste.
The three die cuts have been layered several times and I used the same 
Lindy embossing powders, heating and layering several times too.
The effect is really quite eye catching and super shiny.
The die cut heart had the same treatment and also a layer of thick gloss.
The edging on the left is heat embossed over black card.
I popped on this photo to show the vast difference of the effect of the Lindys...
depending on light etc.
I finished off with a gold acrylic paint around some of the edges.
This card is for my DH and the flower head, which I thought looked like a thistle 
is a nod to him being Scottish and hence the colour of the purple as my inspiration.

I don't have a lot of the Lindy Embossing Powders but they give the same amazing 
colour variations and effects as the wonderful Sprays and Magicals.
I had a lot of fun making this card and thank you Hideko for the fun challenge.
Thank you for finding time to stop by and I am looking forward to seeing 
your fabulous creations in the gallery.
Challenges I would love to enter......
The Craft Stamper Challenge- Take It Make It - Anything Goes
Stamplorations - Create any type of project with a Love theme
There are three Digi's for  a free download but you don't have to use their products to enter
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes
Thank you so much for the shout out and choosing my card as a Rocker x.
I have gone with the theme....Stamped heart to begin with and then lots of die cut hearts too....