Thursday, 21 March 2019

Single image

AAA Cards want to see CAS cards using a single image. I coloured my stamped image with alcohol markers.

Thank you for looking!

Also playing at:
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Time Out - Inspired by Words


Monday, 18 March 2019

CAS Stencil March Challenge - Reminder

Hi everyone, a reminder that there is still time to join in at the CAS Stencil Challenge where the technique is Ghosting.

I inked my background with blue distress ink, placed the stencil over the top and misted lightly with water. I used the leftover piece to make a die-cut sentiment, and butterfly to which I added glossy accents.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes with optional twist of inked background
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

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Saturday, 16 March 2019

Springtime Azaleas

The challenge at Less Is More is "Take 3". I wanted to make something with a "Spring feel" and thought these pretty azalea stamps would be good.  The three flowers and leaves were stamped, water-coloured and die-cut. 

Thanks for looking!

Also linking up at (total of 5):
The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes
Time Out - Inspired by Words
Uniko - Spring with optional twist of Easter
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions



Monday, 11 March 2019

Red and orange flowers

Just a quick post to share a card inspired by the Altenew March inspiration challenge. The flowers were stamped and die-cut using the Floral Art set.

Also linking up at (total of 4):
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Anything Goes

Take It, Make It Challenge  

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Happy Little Stampers March ATC Challenge (DT)

The March theme at Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge is Hearts. For my ATCs I used a watercolour  background with some stencilling and stamping. The hearts were stamped, watercoloured and fussy cut.

Looking forward to seeing your creations! Thank you for visiting my blog.

STAMPlorations Mixed Media - Anything Goes (must use a stencil)
Craft Stamper Take It Make It - Anything Goes
More Mixed Media- Anything Goes

  Take It, Make It Challenge

Monday, 4 March 2019

CAS Stencil March Card Challenge

The technique for this month at CAS Stencil Challenge is "Ghosting" - a fun technique where a stencil is placed over an inky background (made with anything water soluble such as distress inks, paints, distress crayons) and then rubbed over with a baby wipe or misted with water to remove some of the colour leaving a 'ghost' of the stencil. We have some helpful tutorials on the CAS Stencil blog.

To make my card, I inked a background with two colours of distress ink, placed a leaf stencil over the top, misted with water and then mopped up any excess moisture with paper towel. 

The other DT members and our guest designer have some fabulous creations to inspire you and we look forward to seeing what you make.

Thanks for looking!

Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes


Saturday, 23 February 2019

Yellow flowers

Am enjoying using the new 3D flower dies.  I've made this using the lovely Spring colours at 

Also linking up at (total of 6)
The Flower Challenge -  Use your latest stamps or dies
STAMPlorations CAS - Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Use Your Stash
CAS Mix Up  - Stamping + Dimensional Die-cuts + your choice


Monday, 18 February 2019

CAS Stencil February Challenge - Reminder

Hi everyone, just a reminder that there is still time to join in at CAS Stencil Card Challenge. The challenge is open until 24 February. 

To make my card, I placed the flower stencil on some watercolour card, sprinkled on the powdered inks (Infusions), sprayed with water and removed the stencil.

Thanks for looking!
Challenges (4):
Time Out - Retro


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

AECP For The Guys

This is my project for the "For the Guys" module of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. 

I have to confess, I don't make many men's cards and the Moroccan Mosaic stamp is possibly the only thing resembling a manly stamp that I have in my Altenew stash.

To make the card, I stamped the background and heat embossed in white. The painting was done using the Altenew watercolour paints set . I die-cut two of the "happy" words, painted one of them and offset it behind the white one. The "birthday" word from the Halftone Happy stamp set was heat embossed in white on dark blue card.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Also linking up at:
Watercooler Wedneday - All About Occasions


Sunday, 10 February 2019

Happy Little Stampers February ATC Challenge

It's the start of a new ATC challenge at Happy Little Stampers and our theme for the month of February is Stencils.

I began by making a background on mixed media paper with distress oxides and water.  I die-cut two circles, stencilled with white acrylic paint and stamped in black.

The rest of the design team have some amazing inspiration for you so do check it out and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Thank you for looking.

More Mixed Media - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes (must use stencils)

Take It, Make It Challenge