Tuesday 24 February 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #133 - Holiday

Hi everyone, I hope all is well with you!

It's time to start a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and this week's theme is Holiday - create a project for any holiday: could be Christmas, Easter, any national holiday or vacation destination.

Our fabulous sponsor is STAMPlorations and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate. 

For my DT card I stamped the characters in black Archival onto watercolour card and coloured in with watercolour paints.  I haven't yet been able to find a watercolour card which looks white, this one is slightly creamy.

Don't forget to check out all the wonderful DT inspiration at the ATSM challenge blog and we hope to see you there!

Also linking up to a few challenges: Merry Monday - Stars, Happy Little Stampers sketch challenge and 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. Have a great rest of the week! xx

Sunday 22 February 2015

Zen tree

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a good weekend!

I've had this rather nice zen tree stamp by Lavinia Stamps for about a year and it hasn't seen ink yet but when I saw the lovely photo inspiration at Inkspirational, I knew I wanted to use it to make a card for the challenge.

Here's how I made my card: cut some paper to use as masks to ink the hills, sky and sun, brush on inks, stamp the tree with black Archival, colour with Promarkers and white gel pen.

Also linking up to Addicted to CAS (Masking) and 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for your lovely comments. xx

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Romantic sunset

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a good week!

This is a card I've made for a few challenges. The theme this week at Less Is More is One Layer Card - Love. Also linking to One Layer Simplicity - You Blend, Addicted to CAS - Mask, House of Cards - Love and Happy Little Stampers February Sketch Challenge.

I cut a heart out of paper to make a mask, used a punched circle mask for the sun, brushed on various distress inks and blended and stamped the images and sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today! xx

Thursday 12 February 2015

Happy 4th Birthday Less Is More!

Hi everyone, the fabulous CAS challenge Less Is More is celebrating their 4th birthday.  The theme is PINK and GREY and here's my card.

The watercolour background was made by smooshing distress inks onto a craft sheet, misting with water and placing a piece of watercolour card over. The branch is a die cut and the owl was stamped with black Archival, coloured with coloured pencils and fussy cut.

Am also linking up to Happy Little Stampers Sketch challenge and Just Add Ink (photo inspiration).

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #131 - Anything Goes

Hello crafting friends, I hope you're well and having a good week!

It's time to start a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and this week it's Anything Goes.

Our fabulous sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps and our winner will receive a prize of 4 digis from their store!

I wasn't going to make any more "love" cards as I've made a few already, but when I saw Kylie's beautiful card which we are invited to CASE (with a twist) at Time Out, and the colours and roses at The Card Concept (Romantic Roses), it seemed a good opportunity to use my cute little foxes stamp again.

For my "twist" on Kylie's card, I stencilled onto the card blank with texture sparkle medium.  The little tags and flowers are die-cuts, and the foxes were stamped with black Memento and coloured with Promarkers.

Will also be linking up to House of Cards, where the theme is LOVE.


There's beautiful inspiration from the our Guest Designer, Janine at Sweet Pea and from the Design Team ladies over at the ATSM challenge blog, so do be sure to wander over and have a look. We hope you're inspired to join in the fun and look forward to seeing your creations and visiting your blogs.

Have a great rest of the week! xx

Friday 6 February 2015

Rose colours

Hi everyone, I hope you're doing well!  

I've been practising using my watercolour pencils with stamps and wanted to show you this card. The flowers and butterfly were stamped with grey Versafine and coloured with watercolour pencils blended with a wet brush.

Am linking up to a few challenges:

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today and for your lovely comments. xx

Monday 2 February 2015

It's a good day to be happy

Hi everyone, just a quick post to show you a card I've made using the ColourQ colours.  Also linking up to Inkspirational - Rose Colours and CAS-ual Fridays - Must love watercolour.

To make the card, I stamped with black Archival, watercoloured with SU markers and an aqua brush and added some stencilling.

Thanks for stopping by today xx