Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Autumn Wreath

 Lot's of fun with Autumn colours, water colouring, dies, stamps
and an embossing folder.....

Meet today's card......


I Started with die cutting the Hanging Florals from Pink Fresh
in gold metallic, dry embossed the centre and layered up from there
I used the wonderful Lindy Magical powders, activated with water
and cuts lots of leaves and a few acorns .....
I used several different die cuts including, Sizzix, Poppystamps
and a pretty Pink Fresh stamp and die set.
I also stamped and heat embossed in gold the flower wreath.
Finishing off with a tiny sentiment and gloss over those acorns ....

Thanks for finding time to stop by, I really appreciate it.

Wonderful Autumnal Challenges that inspired this card......
CAS Mix Up -  Watercolour Challenge - Autumn Colours
Thank you very much for my Top Three Shout Out x.
Country View - The Leaves begin to Fall
Thrilled with my Top Three shout out - Thank you x.
Uniko - Anything goes with the optional twist of Autumn colours
Double D Challenge - Leaves - What a beautiful mood board
Thank you so much for my Win x.
Dies R Us - #177 Anything goes using any brand of die that they sell
Mine are Poppystamps and Sizzix - Thank you for the Top Three Shout Out x.

Monday, 13 September 2021

Birthday Boy

Today's card was inspired by the colour challenge over at Color Throwdown.
Although the photo inspiration had flowers on it I thought the colours
would lend themselves to a masculine 16th Birthday card.......
The colours are RED, PURPLE and ORANGE......

You can see a little more of the detailing, crackle and bling on this photo.

I used a mix of gold and purple embossing powders,
which played nicely together on the die cut photo film frame,
the stamping/embossing on the left and the die cut number 1.

I so enjoyed making the mixed media card, using stencilling, stamping, die cutting
and heat embossing and loved the colour combination from the challenge.
Challenges I would love to enter......
The Color Throwdown Challenge - Red, Purple and Orange
Seize The Birthday - Without the option
Watercooler Wednesday-Kath's All about occasions-Thank You for the Shout Out x
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Fun with stencils

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Monochromatic Happy Birthday

 Thankyou so much for all my kind and friendly comments on my last post,
which I really appreciated.

Today's card is mixed media and Monochromatic.....


The leaves have been stamped and half heat embossed with shimmer.
The die cut flower has been heat embossed with lots of UTEE on my pancake maker
for constant heat and swirled around with a cocktail stick whilst still molten.

I finished off with heat embossing one edge of the card,
stamping the Happy Birthday sentiments
and adding the thin die cut circle.
I had so much fun making this card and it was sent to one very special lady.

Challenges that I would love to enter.......
The Flower Challenge - Use a die (without the option)
Country View Challenge - Monochromatic 
Thank you so much for the Design Team Special Mention - What an honour x.
Just Us Girls - Trend week - Black and White
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Friday, 13 August 2021

You Are Loved

I have caught up with all the those jobs I should have done during the first lockdown.
So now it's time for Crafting......

I have managed to keep up with commenting,
 so I haven't missed your amazing, inspirational and creative creations.....
Thank you.

I am so happy to be blogging again and here is today's card......

Inspired by my favourite challenge over at CAS Mix Up,
which is stamping through a stencil, hosted by Jenny.

After using the stencil and black archival  ink I left it in place to do the stamping.
The flowers and leaves where heat embossed in white
and the crackle on the right with clear.

The colouring has been done with paints
and I finished off with a little doodling in white and black pens.

The background has been lightly dry embossed
and I also added the horizontal strips,
as I wasn't keen on them not been embossed.

Thinking of you all and what a friendly community we have.
I am very grateful to those who popped in occasionally and asked after me.

Challenges I would love to enter   .............
CAS Mix Up - Stamping through a stencil
Uniko - Flowers - Without the option - The flower/leaf stamp is by Uniko
Thrilled with my Top Three shout out-Thank you x
Watercooler Wednesday - Marsha's All about Occasions 
Thank you very much for the shout out x.

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Loads of Leaves

Two cards today using lots of die cut leaves.
This is my first card ......


I die cut lots of leaves and stacked them up onto watercolour card.
They where liberally sprayed with Lindy's Flat sidewalk white chalk spray.
I was looking for a plaster/chalky effect, which doesn't really show up in the photo.....
This is my second card.......

The die cut distressed frame and leaf have several layers
of heated copper embossing powder on them.
The Navy cardstock is an embossing Leaf folder, edged with copper.
A little heart with glossy accents and a sentiment strip to finish.


Twofers is asking for leaves this challenge so I am popping my cards over....
Two very different designs for two different occasions, using the same leaf die.....


Challenges I would love to enter.....
Twofer - Leaves - Thrilled with My shout out - Thank you 

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Sending Hugs
Watercooler Wednesday - Dawn's All about occasions Challenge
DiesRus Challenge #167 - All but one of the die cut leaves are Sizzix Thinlits

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Geisha Girl

 CAS Mix Up challenge this month is Paper Piecing.
The lovely Linda is hosting and on the reminder post she shared with us
a cute Geisha Girl card.
She commented that it would be fun for her
to have a whole wardrobe of Kimono's.....

My card isn't cute but that was the inspiration for my card,
using a really old Geisha Girl stamp.


The Geisha Lady was stamped first onto the background white card and
then the paper piecing built up around her.

I embellished with perfect pearls, glossy accents
and a tiny bit of colouring on the fan.
I painted an orange/gold card for the matting and layering.
Hard to photograph with the pretty shiny paper......
I have left the card without a sentiment as I loved the image just as it is.....
Paper piecing is something I rarely do, so thank you for the challenge Linda.

I have stamped the main image.
My mixed media elements are heat embossing and hand embellishing.


With the changes with Feedburner and Emails
I have been trying to update everything.

I will be following you all but trying out different options,
just in case you see that I am unfollowing you etc........

Challenges I would love to enter
CAS Mix Up - Paper Piecing
Thrilled with my Top Pick - Thank you so very much x

Monday, 12 April 2021

Sending Love

 I have been playing with watercolours and came up with this card.....

The Flower Challenge this month is pretty pastels and 
Color Hues challenge is Pink and green.
Both Challenges influenced my colours and tones this month.

After stamping I watercoloured the flowers and then fussy cut them out.
Some of the leaves where stamped onto the card
and some where cut out using the co-ordinating die.

After all the effort I wasn't sure about the splats but I just went for it!

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I really do appreciate it.
Sending love and hugs to all that need it...I so miss hugging!

Challenges I would love to enter.....
The Flower Challenge is pretty pastels
Color Hues challenge is Pink and green
Thrilled with my shout out....Thank you very much
Uniko - Signs of Spring
Tic Tac Toe Challenge I have chosen the middle from top to bottom....
Thank you very much for my Team Pick x
Florals-Free-Any shape die, which is my leaves