Friday, 24 February 2017

CAS Colours and Sketches, Less Is More, Seize The Birthday


Hi everyone, happy Friday!

I'm feeling in a Spring-y mood and felt like making a card to reflect that! 

I cut the "happy" in pink and in white and stamped the flowers and leaves on the white one using little Folk Art Floral stamps inked with SU! markers.

Linking up to:
Less Is More - Alphabet
Seize the Birthday - AG with optional twist of inlaid die-cutting
(the wing and eye on the little bird)

Enjoy the rest of your day.

  



Thursday, 23 February 2017

AAA Cards, CAS Colours and Sketches, CAS Watercolour, HLS Watercolour


Hello everyone, just a quick post to share a card I made using this week's luscious CAS Colours and Sketches colours.

I stamped the flowers and leaves and heat embossed with clear powder on watercolour card, painted them with distress inks and an aqua painter.

Also linking up at:
AAA Cards - Watercolour
CAS Watercolour - Love
HLS Watercolour - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog!

  

   

Monday, 20 February 2017

AAA Cards, HLS CAS, Time Out, Uniko


Hi everyone, I hope you're doing good.

This is an alcohol ink seascape which I've made, inspired by the photo at Time Out and my inspiration was lots of blue and the waves!

Time Out photo inspiration

For my picture, I used Yupo paper and only two alcohol inks - Denim and White, so you can make a picture with only a few inks. The stamped sentiment is from Uniko's Simply Said Birthday set.

Also linking up at:

AAA Cards - Watercolour
Uniko - Birthday (celebrating their 5th birthday)

    

Thursday, 16 February 2017

ATSM, CAS Mix Up, HLS Anything Goes with Dies, HLS Mixed Media


Greetings, everybody and I hope you're having a good day. We have some lovely sunshine here.

I had a play last night with some different media and this is the result. The leaf was die-cut from black card, then four layers of thick clear embossing powder heated onto it. After that, I dabbed on a Versamark ink pad (please make sure the powder is cool and set before doing this!) and applied mica powders with a soft brush. Then before heating it all again with a heat tool, I inked up a swirly hearts stamp with gold ink and pressed it hard into the molten powder and waited until it had cooled down before lifting the stamp off.  You must use a red rubber stamp and NOT a clear stamp to press into the molten powder. Phew, sorry if that was long-winded! 

Also added some torn corrugated card, splats of gold paint and stamped sentiment.

Would like to share this card at four challenges:

CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Corrugated Card + your choice
(used die cut, heat embossing, acrylic paint, mica powders, torn corrugated)

  

  



Monday, 13 February 2017

AAA Cards, CAS-ual Fridays, CAS Colours and Sketches, House of Cards, Inkspirational


Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend.

Lots of challenges have the "Love" theme at the moment, so I am back with another Valentine card.  To make the heart, I used a die as a stencil, drew around each aperture with a fine grey pen and coloured in with colouring pencils.

Am linking up to five challenges:
AAA Cards - Shape Your Love
CAS-ual Fridays - Red, Pink and White
House of Cards - Love Theme and/or Colours
Inkspirational - Heart photo inspiration

   


   

Friday, 10 February 2017

The Flower Challenge, HLS CAS, Less Is More, Time Out


Hello everyone, I hope you're well.

Just a quick post to share a card I made yesterday. The theme at The Flower Challenge this month is CASE the Guest Designer, and I was inspired by the beautiful card that Therese made. For my card I used two flowers and partially coloured die-cut sentiment.

Therese's card

Linking up to four challenges:
The Flower Challenge - CASE the Guest Designer
Less Is More - Colours (3 adjacent from the colour wheel)
Time Out - Inspired by Words

Thanks so much for looking!

  

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Card Concept, CAS Watercolour, Less Is More


Greetings everyone, happy Tuesday!

I spent a few hours of yesterday crafting and had another foray into the world of alcohol inks, tried out a few different techniques and used a piece to make the hearts on my card (this is the smooshing technique on Yupo card).

Would like to share this in three challenges.

Less Is More is celebrating their 6th blog birthday and their challenge is to use three adjacent colours from the colour wheel. 

CAS Watercolour - Love
The Card Concept - Love and Romance
(style: Clean and Simple)


 

       

Sunday, 5 February 2017

CAS Mix Up and NBUS


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

The theme at CAS Mix Up is Stamping + Corrugated Cardboard, not something I use very much (the corrugated cardboard, that is) but hey, it's a challenge!

A bit of a happy accident occurred as the croissants I bought a few days ago were packed in wavy corrugated card and I happened to recently purchase a two-part leaf die so I put the two together and hey presto!

I highlighted the ridges of the corrugated with some gilding wax and cut the overlay from gold foiled card.

Also joining in at NBUS - Anything Goes (used new leaf dies) to celebrate Darnell's 5-year blog birthday! 

    

Friday, 3 February 2017

CAS Watercolour, HLS AG with Watercolour, House of Cards, Time Out, Uniko


Hi everyone, happy Friday. I hope you had a good week. 

There are a few challenges open at the moment with the theme of "Love", so I wanted to had to make a card using my new little critter stamp. I created the background with watercolour shmooshing and distress inks and coloured the image with Zig pens.

Sharing my card at the following:

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Watercolour (optional twist - Dies)
House of Cards - Love Theme and/or Colours
Time Out - Inspired by Words:
'Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can't break them apart'
Uniko - Anything Goes with optional twist Love

And speaking of little critters, that leads on nicely to a photo of Mixy, the latest addition to my family!


Hope you have a lovely weekend and thank you for stopping by!

  

   

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Merry Monday


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

I started making this card before Christmas for a Merry Monday reindeer challenge but it didn't get finished so I decided to finish it and enter it in the current Merry Monday challenge.


The background is stencilled and I've added the little stamped reindeer, sleigh and snowballs, coloured with alcohol pens, and touches of glitter. I always struggle with placing the sentiment, it was going to go bottom right but has ended up top centre.

We've had a bit of a cold snap in the UK recently with the temperature not really going above 40 degrees F, but today (yesterday now) it's been a bit warmer so I pottered about in my garden, not much to do at this time of year. I'm a keen gardener and looking forward to the Spring!

Some photos looking back at the hotter weather last Summer in my garden. I love growing flowers and the tomatoes weren't bad either!