Thursday, 20 October 2016

Witchin you a Happy Halloween and More

This is another post with three cards involved. And what a mix.
First I have this card where there is no stamping but it looks unbelievable IRL.
I used a leaf stencil from Stamplorations. Ohh my goodness I had so much fun
trying different colour mixes. The one I am sharing today I am using Transparent
Holding Paste mixed with Distress Inks - Orange, Red and Yellow. I made up three
separate mixes.

I used a spatular and spread a bit of each colour here and there then pulled it
across each other to end up with these colours. They are so vibrant I love the look.
I then die cut a couple of  pieces of gold vellum and a piece of gold mirror card
stock to make the leaves. Attached them at the top with a gold sparkle gem.
Its interesting that in the photo it looks as though the card has a curve
in but it is cut straight. Thats just the way the photo turned out. I finished the
card off with a gold die cut 'thanks'.

Mt next card I have made using this wonderful peacock
stamped image that my wonderful friend Ruth sent to me to
have a play with. This stamp is from a relatively new company
Krumspring Stamps and all the stamps are designed with triangles
within the pattern. They are so cute and her style is wonderful. Go check out
her shop, Instagram, you won't be disappointed. I plan to purchase as soon
as my buying freeze is finished.

The stamped image came in black ink on watercolour paper so
I have coloured with my Zigs blending the different yellows
together. The theme for one of her challenges going at the moment is
yellow so yellow I have gone. I added some flowers that I die cut
from yellow cardstock (cute flowers with little stitches in all
the designs).

I added some yellow sparkly gems for the flower centres
and a gold mirror cardstock die cut 'Happy birthday.

My last card is another Halloween card. Who I will give these too I don't know as 
we don't do halloween but its been fun.

This cute as image is from Sassy Cheryl's and I hate going there
cause every time I visit I see more images I cant do without and
she has been busy drawing so there are some brilliant new stamps.
You can see the sparkle on the bee wings anther spots on her dress.

Isn't this the cutest. I have coloured with Copics and added bits
of sparkle with my glitter gel pens. The sentiment comes
with the image and I finished it off with my Autumn colour
sparkly gems.

Before you go don't forget The Flower Challenge ends soon so if
you were planning to share a card you only have until the 25th. We have been
amazed with the response to this challenge with over 100 entries. We cant thank you all enough for supporting The Flower Challenge by entering.

I hope you have enjoyed this collection of cards and you come to visit again soon.


Thanks Cards

Thanks card with leaves/Autumn

 Happy Birthday yellow card

Witching you a Happy Halloween

Witching you A Happy Halloween

Happy birthday watercolour card

Witching you a Happy Halloween card

Thanks card autumn leaves

Thanks card Autumn colours

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Three cards same stamp

 There are a number of photos in this post.
I got this stamp in mail yesterday so quickly made some cards before I left home 
for the night. Its Breast Cancer Awareness Month so I decided to get the
stamps from Casual Fridays and lucky for me they are very quick with their
deliveries even to Australia. I didnt think they would arrive in time but we still
have half a moth to go.

This first card I inked up the stamp with 4 different pinks to
get this look. I keep forgetting I have all these little 1" cubes of
Versa Ink and have had them for many many years and they still
work beautifully. They are a great ink for embossing as they stay 
wet for such a long time. In this instance I have clear embossed.
Look at the beautiful detail in the stamp. Love it.
I then picked out a couple of sentiments to put together.

I couldn't believe that with all three cards I stamped on
the sentiments and then managed to get black smudges
somewhere on each. This one I was able to save
by cutting from a one layer card to the rounded corners
rectangle stitched shape. I found of the three this one
warped the most from the heat embossing and nothing I did
would smooth it out. I added fun foam underneath but
still ended up ripply. Couple of faint smudges covered by
the pink enamel dots.

This next card ended up being long and narrow due to
smudges and more pink enamel dots for coverage.
This one was clear stamped then Neon Pink embossing
powder. Its from WOW and I cant tell you how long ago
I bought it and then never used it, bit too bright. But of
course this colour is back in so all those Neon embossing
powders need to come out and play. Again look at how
beautifully this has stamped and embossed.

Combination of words to make the sentiment 
'It's thats time of the year, get
'em squeezed' 

This final card nearly escaped smudging but then I discovered it
just on the edge so only a little trim down. You know I looked
everywhere to see where the smudges came from and I swear I couldn't
find anything but it happened.

This photo shows the embossing a bit better than the above one. 
This is a pale pink glitter powder, you can still see the
general idea of the stamp but not as well detailed.
It actually makes me think of that embossing powder thats
more dimensional.....frantage  but Its not its another of the
WOW but glitter embossing powder.

Each of these cards stamped and embossed beautifully because
I remembered to clean the card with my Emboss Buddy first and it
makes a huge difference. This time I just added
a few pale pink enamel dots and the sentiment 
'kick cancer's butt!'

Three very quick but pretty cards.


After adding I am not sure if Heat embossing is included. sorry if I
have miss-interpreted. Middle card.

First Card

The Middle Card

Third card - Glitter Embossing Powder

Second Card

Second card

Thank you so much for coming to have a look and I hope you visit again soon.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Happy 2nd Birthday Mason

It was my grandsons 2nd birthday party yesterday.
He loves Thomas the tank engine and cars and trucks.
Its funny how kids can automatically be drawn to
particular toys. With a sister 2 years older and lots of
dolls and prams and all the other bits and pieces,
it's a total car, truck and train obsession.

This cute image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and when I went looking
for the right thing to make his card it was like fate.
It was so funny as he opened his gifts and barely looked at
anything other than the cars, trucks and trains and we put together this
Duplo train for him and he was walking around holding onto it just
like this little cutie.

I printed onto Copic friendly card stock then coloured with Copics.
I added a little bit of glitter gel pen here and there to give
a sparkly special day effect.

Before I printed him up I added the sentiment
at the bottom. He has the most wonderful curls, baby
curls but this was the best I could do. 

Thank you so much for coming to have a look and I hope you 
come to visit again soon.


3rd card in this challenge

Sunday, 16 October 2016

The Flower Challenge #1 - Reminder

We have reached the half way point in 'The Flower Challenge' so 
its time to post a reminder and to share another card with
another style for additional ideas.
October : Anything Goes

Here I have used a background stamp from MFT (My Favourite
Things). I love this background and have totally enjoyed trying
lots of different ideas, each as stunning as the next.

In this instance I have gold embossed onto Multi media cardstock.
The gold embossing is amazing. But the cardstock confused me when I picked it
up and I thought it was Copic friendly so decided to do some Copic
colouring. (Just a warning here, you are not meant to colour over embossing
as the powder can cause damage to the nibs). In this instance I have gone
over the gold embossing as I wanted to blend the colours better. I do 
colour over and around embossed images quite often and have had no damage
but that is my choice. I am going again advice here. Same on vellum I
always colour on the top where the embossing is as the colour is more vibrant
but that is my decision.)

Rather than colour the whole background piece I have chosen three
areas to colour so it is like spotlight colouring to draw more
attention to the coloured areas. I have blended yellows/oranges and red
to get this amazing colour. Trimmed the panel down and added a strip of
glitter tape each side then the gold die cut 'Amazing' also
from MFT. Finished off with a gold glitter enamel dot.

I hope this has given you some ideas. This amazing background is fantastic
stamped and coloured, embossed in white/gold/silver on black cardstock
vellum and coloured cardstock.

Thank you so much for coming to have a look and if you go here
you can see what the others in the Design Team have made. Also there
is a link there to The Flower Challenge if you would like to join us
with your own card.
Here is our banner  to use in our challenges.
We would love it if you care to display it on your
 blogs too 
 Also this one if you prefer to just add to your blogs 



I hope you come to visit again soon.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Celebrate the Season

I purchased five of EunJi Jung's stamps that she hand carved 
herself then had copies made.
                         These stamps are spectacular and EunJi makes the 
                                                most amazing cards and art.  
This stamp inks up beautifully and in this instance I have stamped onto 
Mixed media paper and coloured with water and Zigs.

I have used red and orange and lots of water to lighten in places.

I was also very heavy handed with the Wink of Stella and this gives a wonderful
sparkle. Olive green for the stems. The die cut 'Celebrate' is from Papertrey.
A few sparkly gems and its all finished.


I am hoping Autumn refers to colours 
as in this instance the colour of the flower.

Again I am hoping the colours are
acceptable as Autumn

And let the card be accepted as Autumn colours.

three for three!!!

okay thank you very much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.