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Monday, 23 May 2022

Monochrome

 


Welcome

My first entry for Allsorts 13th birthday celebration
I masked a diagonal area and then stamped with Brilliance graphite black, using my misti to get a good impression. After removing the mask I stamped the sentiment (Woodware) and outlined the edges with a black marker. To finish, I highlighted some areas with a white pen, and layered onto a black card base
This is from one of Natash Foote's tutorials, a fellow Kiwi, who you can find on Youtube

Challenges
Allsorts #677 - anything for a birthday
Double D - Monochromatic
We Love Stamping - for a lady/girl
Stamping Sensations - a/g with option of flora and fauna

Thursday, 12 May 2022

It's Your Birthday

 

Welcome Bloggers

Today's card was made for the challenge at AAA Cards. I have chosen the balloons and the colours from the moodboard to make my very CAS card



Other Challenges
Rabisco #30 - a/g (I did not use the option, but I have used thread for my balloons))



Monday, 9 May 2022

Specially for you

 


Welcome
I found this pretty mauve piece in my backgrounds box, and have no recollection of how I made it. However, it matched nicely with my stamped image, so decided to use it. I used a pretty piece of lace from my scrap box too
Stamp - Distressed Trio Framed by Stamp-It Australia
Ink - Elderberry by Memento
Sequins from my stash

Challenges
We Love Stamping - for a lady
Dare 2B Artsy - flowers
Allsorts #675 - favourite stamp (they are all my favourites)

Friday, 6 May 2022

For You

 


Welcome everyone, I hope you are all keeping well
Today's card follows loosely one of Tash Foote's YouTube videos.
I randomly cut the shapes from 3 colours of card and adhered them to acetate leaving a little gap in between The circle of vellum is a diecut, and the bird and branch from is from a Stampin Up punch.
I added some colour using copics and then attached a simple sentiment

Challenges
Double D - birds
Creative Moments #233 - things with wings

Saturday, 30 April 2022

Orange flowers

 


Good morning all

Today's card follows the sketch from MFT #591

I have used a piece of left over designer paper for the lower portion and die cut it with a stitched edge die (unknown brand)

The flower is one of the first stamps that I bought, and it is still one of my favourites. I stamped it onto a scrap of orange card with Brilliance graphite black. I outlined the edge with an orange marker and yellow WOS The birthday sentiment is from Woodware and I finished off by adding some black sequins to the centre of the flower

Other Challenges

Snippets Playground #426 - using scraps

Sognando Scrap #101 - a/g with a flower

TTCRD - a/g

Rabisco #29 - a/g

Friday, 29 April 2022

Christmas Memories

 

Hi everyone

Another entry for the BYSHC linky party



For this card, I followed one of Tash Foote's tutorials and used designer paper from Kaiserkraft (Christmas Carol 6x6 pad)

Other Challenges
C R A F T #635 - Christmas


Thursday, 28 April 2022

Joy, Faith, Love, and Peace

 


Hello all

 I am back again with a card I have made for the BYSHC Spring into Christmas Linky party


I have used the sketch from BYSHC challenge #21.
The designer papers are from Stampin Up and the stamp is from Stamp-It (Australia)
I used Memento teal zeal and also outlined the layers with Promarker verdigris, which matched perfectly
I would also like to enter this into the Rudolph Days challenge which runs until the end of April


Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Bleep!


 Hi crafters, It's been a while since I posted, I hope you are all well

Today's card has a piece of yellow card which I ran through my cuttlebug with a folder from Provo Craft, it does not have a name. I swiped over it with dried marigold DI to high-lite the pattern.

My little robots are from a set by TPC Studio, which I stamped in black, cut around, and adhered.

Challenges

Colourful Options - yellow

Classic Design #4 - 6th birthday challenge

Crafty Catz #592 - a/g (I did not use the option)

Lets Squash It #19 - geometry and repeating patterns




The Male Room #161 - dry embossing



Do-allKreatives - embossing folders


Monday, 11 April 2022

Sail Away

 


Welcome, I hope you are all well

Something different for me today, and something I haven't done for a very long time, as I have arthritis, and find it difficult to prick the holes manually. I experimented using my Cameo Silhouette, to see whether I could scan the design and then cut it on the machine. I was pleased at the result, so you may see more stitched cards in the future. I mounted the panel on a dark blue card base, after sponging the edges with walnut stain DI. The words are stamped with a red Memento ink pad and clear embossed


Challenges

Mod Squad Challenge - a/g

Allsorts - masculine

Dare 2B Artsy - for kids (2/3)

Ally's Angels #57 - a/g


Thursday, 7 April 2022

Happiness

 


Welcome back

A very CAS card from me today, I think it took me less than fifteen minutes to make, so quick and simple too!

I used distress oxides - faded jeans and wilted violet through a stencil across the corner.

Then stamped one of Tim Holtz's crazy dogs with memento ink and coloured with copics


Challenges


Time Out #210 - Happiness is a warm puppy
Allsorts #670 - a real animal (2nd entry)
Stamping Sensations - I love.........stamping and colouring


Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Easter Bunnies

 


Hello, I hope you are all well. A warm welcome to my newest follower, Diana Moriel

My card today is simple design for Easter

I printed the digi (unknown) and also the sentiment from my computer

I have coloured the bunnies with Promarker - silver lining

Grass Copic - lime green

flowers and butterfly Promarker - cloud blue and summer sun

After trimming, I layered onto a lovely deep yellow base card


Challenges

Allsorts # 670 - a real animal

Word Art Wednesday #537/538 - a/g

Crafty Calendar - anything but square

Rabisco #28 - pink is forbidden

Dare 2 Be Artsy - for kids


Saturday, 2 April 2022

going shopping!

 

Hi everyone and welcome
Today's card is suitable for a little girl's birthday, and I can add a greeting when I know who I will be giving it to.
I cut out the shape with my Cameo and sponged the edges,
 the flowers were punched from vellum and then embossed with a swiss dots EF. I used a blue pen to outline the edges and then added some blue punched circles for the flower centres.
A ribbon tied to the handle is the finishing touch.
Challenges
Double D - something with a handle

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Red Poppies

 


Welcome
Today's card uses a background that I coloured with shaded lilac and bundled sage distress inks
The poppy stamp is from Stampin up and I have coloured with the following markers
Promarkers - Chilly red, Molten red, Herb green
Copics - lime green and lettuce
I have coloured my peeloff greeting in green to match the poppy buds, but it looks black in the scan. I sponged the edge with walnut stain distress ink, then adhered to the white base card

Challenges
Allsorts # 669 - in the garden

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Peace, Love and Hope

 


Hi everyone and welcome


A very quick post from me, as I have lots to do today

This is the sketch from BYSHCardmakers , and I have used a 6x6 pad called Metallic from My Minds Eye. Instead of matting, I edged the pieces with 'chilli red' Copic marker, and adhered to a red card base

The stamp is from stamp-it, which I stamped with red versamark and clear embossed


Challenges

BYSHC # 20

Bizzy Becs Challenge - a/g

Scraps of Life - Rudolph Days

Sunday, 27 March 2022

Birthday Greetings

 


Welcome, and thanks for dropping in today
Today's card uses a die from Serendipity Stamps, which I cut in a scrap of red card and again in white
After roughly sketching some rocks and the sea with my copic markers, the lighthouse was adhered and the white pieces filled into the gaps.
I used a little WOS in gold for the lights and windows to give a touch of colour, then added the birds from Stampers Anonymous and the greeting from Stampin Up

Challenges
Die Cut Divas - birthday

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Red Butterfly

 


Hi everyone, thanks for popping in

Today's card features embossing and debossing. I do not have the name of the folder, and suspect it may have been a freebie with a magazine.

I made three panels and ran my Memento ink pad (lady bug) along on two front sides and one reverse.

The butterfly was coloured to match and adhered over some white string, which was roughly gathered into a circle. I added some red 'bling' to the centre row of flowers and also the butterfly body


Here is a second pic after I decided to sponge the edges with the ink


Challenges

Lets Squash It #18 - emboss/deboss

Allsorts #668 - feminine

Creative Fingers # 227 - a/g

PIP #2212 - a/g

Simon Says Monday Challenge - bright and cheerful

The Corrosive Challenge #4 - a/g


Thursday, 17 March 2022

Have a beautiful day

 



Hello everyone

I am back again with a bright and cheerful pink and white card.

I stamped the flower (unknown) twice onto pink paper and fussy cut. I coloured the centre with a black sparkly marker

The sentiment is from the same set, and I would love to know who it is by if anyone can help

After attaching a scrap of striped DP, I stamped the sentiment and clear embossed it, then adhered just the centre of the flower so that the petals can be raised

Challenges

Allsorts #667 - Spring is in the air

Word Art Wednesday #535/536 - a/g

Crafty Gals Corner #229 - add a flower

Creations in Pink #44 - a/g in mainly pink

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Just for You

 


Welcome crafty friends.

I made this card following one of Natasha Foote's videos, she has some wonderful ideas, and her videos are short and to the point.

I chose 3 patterned papers and stamped with one of the scribbly birds, twice on each dp. I fussy cut (excluding the legs) and then layered onto a different colour, after cutting into squares to arrange in a row.

I cut a piece of acetate a little smaller than my slimline card base, and attached the 3 squares with mounting tape. I also attached the message (Woodware stamp set) on mounting tape, then wound a piece of Baker's twine around and tied in a bow. The acetate was attached with red-line tape, where it was hidden behind the elements


Challenges

Ally's Angels #56 - a/g

Time Out #209 - cute

Lost Coast Portal to Creativity #140 - Tweet This

Crafts Galore Encore #97 - a/g

DLArt - a/g

UK Stampers - on facebook


Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Patch and Pebble

 


Welcome back
Today's card uses a lovely House Mouse stamp that was sent to me by Mia in Greece, thank you so much Mia. A cute stamp of Patch and Pebble getting ready to plant their Spring garden!

I stamped onto a piece of white card using Memento 'London Fog' so that I would not have to colour the fur. To colour the rest I used 
Promarkers - cornflower, caramel and chilly red
Copics - nile green, cool grey  and ash rose
After trimming and edging with the grey and red, I attached to my card which had a lovely striped piece of DP adhered

Challenges
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #360 - a/g with spring flowers option
We Love Stamping - anything (stamped) spring
Stamping Sensations - stamp something for spring
Crafty Calendar - spots, stripes, or Easter

Monday, 7 March 2022

Butterfly Best Wishes

 


Welcome back

We have just returned from a weeks holiday in our Motorhome, which was most enjoyable

It has been a while since I joined with the Penny Black Saturday challenge, but decided to make this card from my box of Stickeroos, which has been sadly neglected. This is from Butterfly Party #10-181



I cut the border from the sheet to make a frame for the cream panel which has been distressed and edged with walnut stain DI. I used the flower, plus some of the background, the two little rows of flowers and one of the butterflies, which I mounted on a scrap of card and raised with mounting tape. I then added the Best Wishes sticker and the gold dots.

Challenges

Penny Black Saturday - a/g with option of bright colours

Time Out #208 - 8th birthday

Paperbabe #162 - a/g

Allsorts #666 - a/g with distress option

Dare 2B Artsy - a/g

Friday, 25 February 2022

simple beauty

 


Hi everyone
My card today uses a background piece from my experiments box. It is on watercolour card, but I am not sure what I used to colour it. I embossed it with a folder by Jeart Craft called 'swinging flowers' and then swiped over the raised parts with Memento 'pistachio'
I have added a punched dragonfly which has wings painted with  clear Wink of Stella

Challenges


Lets Squash It #15 - grasshopper green

Die Cut Divas - angle it (my dragonfly is on an angle)
PIP #2208 - a/g
Thanks for visiting and happy crafting

Thursday, 17 February 2022

Thank you

 

Welcome back

Not a very clear picture, sorry but my scanner does not like anything that is not perfectly flat.

I have used Concord & 9th's turnabout stamp called 'mini spirograph' to create my flower, using various colours of Memento inks. I remember my children having a Spirograph set when they were small, it was fascinating to see all the different patterns!

The sentiment is a Woodware stamp, and I have layered the piece onto a pretty coral coloured card base, and adhered a very fancy beaded brad to the centre of the flower

Challenges

Allsorts #663 - CAS with option of elegance

TTCRD - a/g

Word Art Wednesday #521-522 - a/g

Ally's Angels #55 - a/g

PIP #2207 - a/g

Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting


Monday, 14 February 2022

Pretty pink

 


Welcome

I am back again this morning with a card using a piece of artist paper for my background.

I sprayed a little puddle of  'vintage pink' Glimmer Mist onto my glass mat, and then dipped my piece into it. Dried with my heat gun then repeated a couple more times. I wish you could see the pretty shine it has in certain lights.

I used an unnamed stamp set and Brilliance 'graphite black' for the dandelions and butterfly.


Challenges

Stamping Sensations - a/g with wings or tails option

We Love 2 Create - a/g 2nd entry

Lost Coast #137 - think pink


Sunday, 13 February 2022

Aquarius

 


Welcome
I have just finished making this card for my dil's birthday on the 18th. She also shares the day with our second eldest grandson and also the daughter of a niece, so it is a busy time
This is a design by Greg Sukendro who is a master in paper sculpture. He has written a number of articles in  Australian Cardmaking magazines.
I raided my scrap box and found enough pieces to use in the colours I wanted
I would like to enter the challenge at the Snippets Playground with this card

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!


Friday, 11 February 2022

Uniko's 10th birthday

 

Welcome
I last used this image in March of last year, but thought I would use it again for the birthday celebrations at Uniko
This is one of Bev's free digi's that she has offered on her website, called Coffee and Friends.
I coloured slightly differently from last time, making it a little brighter using sparkly Sakura pens and also Smooch inks.
I have  doodled around the edge too
Challenges
Uniko Studio - 10th birthday
DL Art - a/g

Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Flowers and heart

 

Welcome
Today's card was begun with some stencilling for the background using Memento London Fog
I then overstamped with my flower using Memento Cottage ivy, and also stamped again on a snippet.
 I coloured with a red copic, but wanted a wee bit of shimmer so I sprayed with Dylusions Shimmer Spray, 'touch of red' (Sprayed all over my hand at the same time - woops)
Once dry, I fussy cut the flowers and adhered to the card with Art glitter glue
The sentiment is a Woodware stamp, stamped onto another scrap, and I cut it into a flag and edged with red copic. The heart is actually a red sequin but has shown up as black.
I also added some black micro beads to the centre of the flower
Challenges
 Mod Squad - hearts and flowers

Allsorts #662 - a/g with red flowers

We Love Stamping - a/g with stencil option

PIP #2206 - a/g

Simon Says Monday - love is in the air

Sunday, 6 February 2022

Spring Colours

 


Welcome

The challenge this week at Passion for Markers is Spring Colours

I used two of the stamps from my Asian Artistry set by Stampin Up, placing them towards the bottom left. I coloured with the following markers - Promarkers, Ocean Teal, Herb Green, Pastel Blue, Caramel, and Copics - Lime Green and Yellow YO6

I used a TH die for the top right corner and then layered onto some pretty soft teal card. Three 'diamonds'  added the finishing touch.

Challenges

Passion for Markers #626 - spring colours

Creative Moments #230 - a/g (I did not use the option)

Saturday, 5 February 2022

Sketch

 



Welcome

Today's card uses three shades of distress ink, squeezed lemonade, dried marigold, and fired brick.
I masked off a strip and applied in an ombre style. The butterfly was cut on my Cameo Silhouette, and the rest of the embellishments are from my peel-off pile

Challenges
PIP #2205 - sunshine (these are my sunshine colours)

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

With Sympathy

 



Welcome.

This is a card that we don't always like to make, but it is good to have some on hand for when needed.

I used a stencil and wilted violet distress oxide to make a faint background on the left side. Then I overstamped with a lavender stamp by Paper Pleasure Plus, an Australian company which I believe no longer exists. I coloured the stamp with markers in purple and green.I coloured the peel-off with a black marker and layered it onto a scrap of purple card which I die-cut and then trimmed one side to make a banner. The black rectangle around the image is drawn with an art pen.

Challenges

Cut it up #224 - hard to say

Allsorts #661 - use a stencil

Love to Create #2 - a/g

Creative Knockouts #437 - diecuts/punches

Sunday, 30 January 2022

Friends are Flowers

 


 Good evening all

Today's card was made using some designer paper that I trimmed a little smaller than my card base

I stamped the sentiment with Brilliance graphite black, and embossed with detail clear EP.

The leaf was stamped with Memento, and the two flowers are diecuts (unknown brand) I added some matching purple gems to the centres.

Challenges

Time Out # 206 - friends quote

CRAFT #64 - a/g

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Season's Greetings

 


Welcome

Today's card is for next Christmas, so I am making a good start

I have used two different scraps of designer papers, and ran the background piece through my cuttlebug with a Craft Concepts folder called 'Happy Holly'

I cut the spotty piece into a banner and edged both pieces with R17 Copic

The image is a digi from Stamplorations, printed on a small piece of Fabiola paper, and I have used Promarkers - Pastel blue,Ocean Teal, buttercup, and herb green. Copics - lime green, lipstick orange

Challenges

BYSHCardmakers -on facebook - #18 - sketch

Snippets Playground #420 - use snippets in Ruby's memory

PIP #2204 - a/g

Rudolph Days - January

Passion for Markers #625 - embossing

Stamplorations - Theme and photo prompt (Stamp and colours)




Monday, 24 January 2022

Life Happens

 


Welcome

Today's card  features one of my most used stamps - a crazy bird from Tim Holtz

I chose a piece from my backgrounds box that had some silver smudging on the edge. I sprayed it with 'glacier' Glimmer Mist to give it a pretty sheen, but of course it does not show in the scan. 

I stamped my bird onto the card and also onto a piece of printed art paper, which I then fussy cut and adhered over the image

I then added the sentiment which I had printed and coloured with a blue marker. I also used it to ground the bird. 

Life Happens is from a coffee sticker from Stamplorations which I cut in half

Challenges

Colorful Options #1 - winter blues

Rabisco #23 - a/g

Simon Says Monday - a/g (birds)

Ikes World #152 - a/g add a sentiment

Creative Moments #230    I did not use the option

Stamplorations - a/g never ending




Thanks for visiting


Sunday, 23 January 2022

Birthday Fishes

 


Welcome
Today's card features a 'new to me' embossing and die set titled Making Waves, which was free with a magazine
It embossed the waves and cut the circle at the same time.
I coloured with peacock feathers and faded jeans distress inks to create the waves effect
The fish and shells are peeloffs which I adhered to some watercolour card that I had been playing with  The main orange colour is Dylusions.
I used some small black alphabet stickers by Kaisercraft to make the message, and adhered all onto an orange card base

Challenges
Lets Squash It #16 - under the sea
We Love to Create #1 - a/g mixed media

Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Diamond Wedding

 



We recently celebrated our Diamond Wedding and this is the card that I made, following a similar one that I saw on a Facebook group

I diecut the leaves, circle and hearts, and added them along with three red roses and some 'diamonds'


Challenges

Allsorts #659 - add a heart

Ally's Angels #54 - a/g

Sognando Scrap #98 - a/g

Thanks for visiting

Monday, 10 January 2022

Enjoy the Journey

 


Welcome

Today's card is using a new (to me) stamp set by Tim Holtz
I had a lot of trouble trying to get a good impression, after consulting Mr Google, I used Versamark first and then Brilliance graphite black., in my Misti, so I could repeat stamp. 
 In the finish, I emailed TH to see what I was doing wrong. He recommended using Rangers Archival, and of course, I don't have it in black, only dark plum. It stamped a lot better but has stained the stamps. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Back to my card! I used a piece of dp and stamped the words directly onto the paper. I stamped the car on a scrap of white card and coloured lightly with an Inktense pencil, which I the rubbed over with a wettish finger!
Challenges

Thanks for visiting