Wednesday 29 November 2017

Light-up Christmas Tree

Here's a card I made last weekend at the Happy Little Stampers craft retreat with Kylie showing us how to make light-up cards and we had a lot of fun.

The tree stamp was inked with distress markers misted with water a few times in different shades of green and highlighted with Wink of Stella. When the sentiment is pressed, the top of the tree lights up (inset photo). It's a pity the sparkle and the light don't show up very well in the photo.

So sorry I am a bit behind with my commenting at the moment ... trying to catch up!

Playing along at five challenges:
AAA Cards - Christmas
Less Is More - Let It Shine
Uniko - Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes



Friday 24 November 2017

Guest designing at Uniko!

I am very honoured and happy to be posting a card as guest designer at Uniko!

I stamped and heat embossed the lovely Uniko poinsettia stamp in white and watercoloured with Gansai Tambi waterolours.  The background to the flower is painted with gold but its almost impossible to see in the photo. The sentiment from the same stamp set was heat embossed in gold.

Also joining in at five challenges
CAS Watercolour - Holiday

Hope you have a very lovely weekend xx


Wednesday 22 November 2017

Holly Jolly Christmas

Just a quick post to share with you a little Christmas card.

I die cut the little branches, coloured some with Promarkers and glittered the holly using double-sided sticky sheets. The die-cut bow was cut from red card and crystal lacquer applied, and stamped sentiment.

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments which are very appreciated. x

Playing along at four challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Glitter + your choice 
(I chose die-cuts, marker pens and crystal lacquer)

The Card Concept -  Photo inspiration
(Clean and layered style - inspired by wreath, colours and sparkle and shine

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Christmas

Watercooler Wednesday - All About Christmas


Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes #310-#311

Good morning! It's time to start a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday.

For my design team card, I've die cut some layers and coloured the flowers with Promarkers.

I do hope you can join us over the next fortnight: anything goes as long as it's family-friendly and uses an encouraging sentiment.  You can link up to 5 entries, download the free word art Scripture and maybe win a fabulous prize including a $25 gift certificate at Simon Says Stamp!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!

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.