Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Using up leftovers on a masculine card

I should start a blog just for making cards using leftovers! This coloured panel is from a Father's Day card I made in the first weekend on September. I've re-purposed it for this birthday card.

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Some glitter to bring a smile

I wanted to make something bright and sunshiny today - this isn't really bright, or sunshiny, but there must be sunshine on the way, because there's a rainbow. I used the Ornate Background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, along with WOW glitter embossing powder, Zig Markers, a cloud nesting die from Hero Arts and a sentiment from Mama Elephant. 
Even though there's no direct sunshine on this card, and the colours are very pale, there is glitter. LOTS AND LOTS OF GLITTER.
I discovered that glitter embossing powder doesn't resist water as well as traditional embossing powder - you live and learn. But I still like all the glittery goodness, even if this wasn't actually the look I was going for.

I'll be sharing this at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme is Clean and Simple.

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-clean-simple/ 
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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Fusion: Teacup Flowers

There's a new challenge at Fusion, and it's so pretty!
I went with the photo, not the sketch, and I kinda left out the teacup. I don't know why - I love teacups! But I just wanted to make a flowery card, so I did.
 Make sure you check out the rest of the DT projects at the Fusion challenge blog!
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Thinking of you

Had a miserable day today, for multiple reasons, so I took some time to myself when I got home from work to create something with some recent purchases from Simon Says Stamp.
Also, I kinda CASEd THIS CARD from Coralynn Murray for A Blog Named Hero. Check it out. Now. It's gorgeous.
 I followed the sketch at CAS(e) this sketch
http://casethissketch.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/case-this-sketch-238.html
I'll be sharing this at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme is Clean and Simple.
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-clean-simple/
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Pink and purple happy birthday

This is the third of three watercolour panels I made one day a few weeks ago - one was green, one was blue, this one is pink and purple.
The background is from My Favourite Things "Floral Fantasy", stamped and white embossed then coloured with Zig markers and water. The pink textured card base has been in my stash for DECADES - no idea where it originally came from! The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted. 
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Sunday, 10 September 2017

Guesting at "Where Creativity Meets C9"

Today, I am a guest at "Where Creativity meets C9" today for their September challenge! The theme is "Ink only", so ink is the only colouring medium allowed!
http://www.wherecreativitymeetsc9.com/ch13
Because of this, I broke out the stamps in the "Hello Lovely" stamp set that allow you to add splotches of colour - I've never used them before, even though this is one of my very favourite stamp sets!
 I stamped the outline image in Hero Arts Intense Black ink, before adding colour with a variety of Hero Arts Shadow inks in various shades of pink, yellow and green.
Make sure you visit "Where Creativity meets C9" to check out the inky creations by the rest of the design team!

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Friday, 8 September 2017

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 182

Welcome to a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!
http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com.au/
 I used CAS-ual Fridays stamp sets Tin Roof and Shenanigans.
I am CASEing a card by Tasha Vovchuk that she made for CFC 173:
Make sure you check out the rest of the design team creations at CAS-ual Fridays!
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Monday, 4 September 2017

New challenge at A Blog Named Hero

There's a new challenge at A Blog Named Hero today, and it's one close to my heart for two reasons!
As a CAS girl at heart, I love a one-layer card. And, if you've been to my blog before, you know I love CAS-ual Fridays stamps!
I went extra clean and simple on this one - no masking, no colouring, just plain stamping. Unfortunately, the yellow flower hasn't shown up particularly well in the photo, but trust me, there's yellow between the pink and the green!
 I used the Small Solid Flower and Small Open Flower stamps from Hero Arts, along with the Amazeballs set from CAS-ual Fridays.
 Head over to A Blog Named Hero to check out the other Design Team members projects!
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Sunday, 3 September 2017

Masculine card for Father's Day

It is Father's Day here in Australia today, so I made this card for my Dad:
I started with some watercolour cardstock, and stamped the Highline Ironwork background stamp from Hero Arts in Versamark, then embossed it with Liquid Platinum embossing powder from Ranger. I added colour with Zig markers in various blues, and then added a pop on lime green, before spraying the entire panel with water and heat setting. I finished the panel with a spray of Perfect Pearls in water. I cut the panel down as shown, and added a sentiment (sorry, not only is that stamp discontinued, the company doesn't exist any more). I finished with some faux stitching in black down either side of the panels.

 I'll be sharing this card at Less is More challenge - they have a colour challenge this week:
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-344-lime-green-royal-blue.html

I'll also be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, where they're playing with Hero Arts products, and their theme is Anything Goes!

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-41/

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Saturday, 2 September 2017

Blue happy birthday

Do you remember the green birthday card I posted last week? Well, I made 3 panels at the same time with the same background stamp - here's card #2
I added a die cut and stamped sentiment from Hero Arts "Happy Stamp & Cut" set.

I'll be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, where they're playing with Hero Arts products, and their theme is Anything Goes!
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-41/

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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Fusion: Glamping

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!
I completely ignored the sketch this time and just went with some of the elements of the photo. I also went uber clean and simple! I had to do some fossicking through my scraps of patterned paper to find the red and white polka dot patterned paper! The sentiment is from Create a Smile.  
 I hope you join us for this challenge - make sure you visit the Fusion challenge blog to check it out!
http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
Thanks for visiting :)

Using up leftovers again!

I just love it when I can make two cards for the price of one!
 I made a card for A Blog Named Hero a couple of weeks ago that had a circle cut out of a larger panel - well, this is where the circle ended up!

I'll be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, where they're playing with Hero Arts products, and their theme is Anything Goes!
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-41/

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Using up leftovers on a card

Do you remember the floral bouquet card I posted at A Blog Named Hero last month? Well, I had a flower left over, so I had to use it up!
The flower and leaves are from Winnie and Walter, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. The edge is embossed with a stitched rectangle die from Lil' Inkers Designs.
I'll be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, where they're playing with Hero Arts products, and their theme is Anything Goes!
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-41/
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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Green happy birthday

Not entirely sure I'm happy with this card - I keep thinking I should have just cut the panels straight across, rather than try to follow the pattern in the MFT background stamp to create an opening in the panel for the sentiment. Not sure. What do you think?

I stamped the Floral Fantasy background stamp from My Favorite Things onto watercolour paper, then white embossed. I coloured with 4 different green/teal Zig markers, and sprayed with water and heat set. Colour, water, heat, repeat until happy. The sentiment is from Clearly Gina K, white embossed onto a pool notecard from Hero Arts.

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Friday, 25 August 2017

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 181

Welcome to a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!

http://www.cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/


 I used Pretty Posies along with a sentiment from So Pretty. I masked a strip across the card before stamping with Versamark and white embossing, then masking and stamping some more. When I removed the mask, I drew in two white lines with white gel pen, and stamped and embossed the sentiment.  I added some white enamel dots and Wink of Stella, then rounded the corners as the finishing touch.

Make sure you check out what the rest of the design team have made for this challenge!


http://cas-ualfridaysstamps.com/

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