Saturday, 18 March 2017

CAS Mix Up, CAS Watercolour, HLS Watercolour, Inkspirational

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

Another card smooshed with acetate, and I've added a stamped and die-cut butterfly, stamped sentiment, some clear Wink of Stella on the butterfly and a few Nuvo Drops.

Linking to four challenges:

CAS Mix Up - Stamping and Smooshing + your choice
CAS Watercolour - Spring
HLS Watercolour - Anything Goes with optional twist of Smoosh
Inkspirational - Watercolour Smooshing

Thanks so much for looking and a special thank you for your much appreciated comments,



Thursday, 16 March 2017

CAS Mix Up, HLS Watercolour, Inkspirational, The Flower Challenge

Hi everyone, I hope you're well.

I've been playing with smooshing inks and here's something I've made using the smooshing with acetate technique. The flower was stamped and heat embossed in white and the colour intensified with some more ink and aqua brush.

Linking up to four challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping and Smooshing + Your choice
HLS Watercolour - Anything Goes with optional twist of Smoosh
Inkspirational - Watercolour Smooshing
The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes

I hope to be back with at least one more smooshed card.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!



Thursday, 9 March 2017

HLS CAS, HLS AG with Dies, Less Is More, Time Out

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a good week.

I started making this card a few days ago for Less Is More (colour challenge: mainly teal) but have only just had the opportunity to finish it today. 

I've added white die cut butterflies to the background to add interest but still keep it CAS, the butterfly stamps were inked with a marker and misted with water before stamping and I've added little touches of glitter to lift it.

Also linking up to three other challenges:
Time Out - Love and/or Friendship with optional twist of 'spotlight stamping'
 where you add coloured only to one raised area of your image 


Thursday, 2 March 2017

AAA Cards, The Card Concept, Less Is More

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a good week.

I wanted to play with the lovely Less Is More sketch again. This time I've combined it with the pretty Card Concept colours (Lime and Aqua) (clean and layered style inspired by the colours and flowers) and here's what came out.

Leaving the frame and background plain white just looked tooooo bare. I wanted to add some touches of colour - I do hope I've got the right balance of CAS-ness.

The stamped flower is water coloured with distress inks, so will also link up at AAA Cards where the theme is Watercolour.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

ATSM, Less Is More

Hello everyone, This week at Less Is More the inspiration is a sketch and this is what I made.

Also linking up to:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!


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