Wednesday 30 January 2019

Hello dearest friend

I've die-cut the layers out of mixed media paper and water-coloured them. First time using these dies and I'm quite pleased with the results.

Linking up at (total of 6):
Time Out - Inspired by Words
Uniko - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes

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Thursday 24 January 2019

AECP Stencil Techniques

It's a while since I made any cards for the Altenew Educator Certification Program as Christmas and other things came in between.

Here is my latest make for the Stencil Techniques module. I sponged red ink through my stencil and then over the top with shimmer paste and mounted it behind the heart cut out. Also I used the same stencil to dry emboss the card matte.

Also linking up at: (total of 3):-
Addicted to Stamps and More - Photo inspiration
Rainbow Card Challenge - Red Romance
Uniko - Anything Goes with optional twist of Love) 

Friday 18 January 2019

CAS Stencil Card Challenge - Reminder

A reminder that there is still time to play along at the CAS Stencil Card Challenge and my DT card.

I used a Uniko stencil and distress inks to make the tag, die-cut "happy" inked and popped up on foam, and the  Uniko "birthday" stamp is heat embossed in white on black.

Great to see all the beautiful entries at CAS Stencil!

Challenges (5):
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Cards 4 Galz - Dimension Elements
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Anything Goes
Uniko - Anything Goes      


Thursday 17 January 2019

Pink and grey

The flowers were stamped in black and water-coloured.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments!

Joining in at:
The Card Concept - Pink Party (Clean and Layered, inspired by the pink flowers)
The Flower Challenge - Pink and grey
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges - Inspired by Words
Craft Stamper Take It Make It - Anything Goes with stamps


Thursday 10 January 2019

Happy Little Stampers January ATC Challenge

Hi everyone, I'm delighted to be part of the Happy Little Stampers design team for the ATC Challenge.  ATCs are fairly new for me and I'm looking forward to making more. Here are my vintage ones for the January challenge. 

I cut three ATC size mixed media paper pieces and put on a thin coating of white gesso. The backgrounds were made by painting on Infusions powder pigments mixed with water and light stamping of text in brown archival ink. I also used the brown archival to stamp the images and water-coloured them with the Infusions.

Looking forward to seeing your vintage ATCs and thank you for visiting my blog!


Here are the challenge rules for creating ATCs

• measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches (64 X 89 mm)
• be traded for other cards - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve

• measure 2.5 inches in diameter using heavy cardstock
• be traded for other coins - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Have an amazing birthday

I've been playing with some new STAMPlorations goodies and here is one of the cards I made.

The background was masked off, yellow ink sponged on and the coffee bean stencil sponged in orange over the top. The mug was heat embossed in black and water-coloured.

I will add my card at the new CAS Stencil Card Challenge, where the technique is sponging.

Also playing at (total of 5) :-
Less Is More - Water (I used water-colouring)
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Anything CAS Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions


Friday 4 January 2019

NEW - CAS Stencil Card Challenge

Hello and Happy New Year, everyone! 
I am very honoured to be part of the design team for a brand new challenge,
CAS Stencil Card Challenge.

Stencils - love/hate them? I'm sure you have some in your craft stash.  At CAS Stencil Card Challenge we will be exploring a different technique/product each month to use with our stencils and this month's technique is "Sponging".  Do check it out here - we have great tutorials to get you started.

Here is my DT card.

To make my card, I masked off the centre of a die-cut panel, sponged pink and yellow inks through a stencil and added a heat embossed butterfly.

The other DT members have made beautiful cards to inspire you and we hope you will join in at Stencil CAS Card Challenge!

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Butterfly Challenge - Letter I (Image digi or stamp)
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes