Thursday, 16 November 2017

Christmas flower

Hi everyone,  I hope you're having a good week.  Another Christmas card!

I added crystal lacquer and glitter to the leaf die-cuts and some glitter in the poinsettia centre, some little vellum leaves and sentiment heat embossed in gold.

Thank you so much for looking!

Joining in at four challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Glitter + your choice



Saturday, 11 November 2017

Christmas Trees

I think this might be the first Christmas card I've blogged this year and it nearly didn't make it. After experimenting with different backgrounds, I made one I really liked using smooshing with acetate, then the stamping of the trees went wrong so feeling disappointed I began again. This one I don't think is as good as the first but anyhow I stamped the trees and assembled the card, then shock horrors, there was an inky smudge on the bottom so I chopped that bit off and finished up with a card that's smaller than it should have been.

My card was inspired by the colours at CAS Colours and Sketches. I scribbled SU! markers onto a piece of acetate, misted with water and used that to paint the background. This was a good excuse to use some nice Christmas tree stamps that I bought to use last Christmas but never got to it. Again, I inked the stamps with the markers and misted with water before stamping. The sentiment is heat embossed in silver.

Also playing along at
CAS Watercolour - Holiday
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
 Just Us Girls - Silhouette Stamping

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend xx



Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Word Art Wednesday (DT)

I was absolutely thrilled by an invitation to join the Word Art Wednesday design team and here is my first card as a DT member. 

I made an alcohol ink background, the leaf is heat embossed in gold and coloured with Promarkers and I backed the word banner with gold foiled card. 

Please do link up your art at Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly. You can also download the free inspirational verse and perhaps win a prize. 

Thank  you so much for visiting my blog and have a great week. x

Friday, 3 November 2017

Less Is More, STAMPlorations CAS Challenge, Watercooler Wednesday

My card today is inspired by the theme at Less Is More, which is Stamp Layering.

Also joining in at STAMPlorations CAS Challenge (Anything CAS Goes) and 
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes


Thursday, 2 November 2017

Time Out (GD) - reminder

A reminder that there is still time to enter your card at Time Out Challenges - the theme is Sympathy card with optional twist of distressing.

I used brushes to apply and blend distress inks and added some water splashes.

Also linking up at AAA Cards - Ink Blending

Thanks for looking! Have a great day.


Monday, 30 October 2017

Let the flowers in your heart bloom

When I saw this week's sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches, I thought the wildflower dies would be good to use. I cut them out of watercolour card and painted them with Zig watercolour pens and wet brush.

Also joining at:
CAS On Friday - Flower
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for looking!



Thursday, 26 October 2017

Time Out Guest Designer

I'm very happy to be guest designer at Time Out Challenges where the theme for the next fortnight is Sympathy with the optional twist of distressing (use distress inks, distress edges, paper tearing etc).

To make my card, I sponged distress inks onto the leaf die-cuts and arranged them around the die-cut aperture.

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Also linking up at:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Autumn: the year's last loveliest smile


I wanted to try and create something of the beauty of an autumn leaf using watercolours.  Not sure if it worked but this is what I made.

I drew the leaf on watercolour card and painted with Zig watercolour pens and wet brush.

Thanks for looking!

Joining in at;
CAS Watercolour - Fall Leaves
CAS On Friday - Fall/Halloween
Uniko - Autumn/Fall
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

CAS Mix Up Guest Designer

Greetings, everyone. I am very honoured to be posting this card as
October Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up, and there is still plenty of time to enter!

I created a background with two stencils and a stamp and distress inks, layered the stencilled flowers over the top, added some crystal lacquer and glitter glue, and stamped sentiment.

Also playing along at:
Craft Stamper - Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Birthdays

Take It, Make It Challenge  

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Enjoy The Little Things

Taking inspiration from four challenges today. Firstly the colour selection 

The theme at Less Is More is Watercolour which goes so well with flowers.

The Flower Challenge wants to see projects using Your Favourite Flower and one of my favourite flowers is roses. I have a beautiful orange rose bush in my garden but sadly it's not flowering at the moment.

Also joining in at Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes.

I inked the flower stamp with distress markers, painted it over with a wet brush before stamping and added more colour and watercolour background. 

Thanks for looking!