Monday, 30 July 2018

Ice Christmas

I have a Christmas card to share today...featuring a cute Lili of the Valley penguin stamp called 'Ice Christmas'. I coloured him using watercolour pencils to match the colours of the papers from 'The Candy Cane' pad by Craftwork Cards. I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous.


Challenges for this card:


Sunday, 29 July 2018

Buzz in the Air

I have another card to share today that features a stamp found in a charity shop...this one is called 'Buzz in the Air' by Penny Black. I coloured it using watercolour pencils, then cut it out one of my circle Nesties. The papers are from the 'Happy Day' pad by My Mind's Eye...I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Big Messages' set by Paula Pascual.


Challenges for this card:


Friday, 27 July 2018

Sparkly Butterflies

I have a simple one layer card to share today...featuring one of the stamps from the 'Pen Pattern Butterflies' set by Stampendous. I stamped it on to a kraft card blank using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed it using 'Vintage Peacock' embossing glitter from WOW. I watercoloured the butterflies using a few Distress Inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers & Gathered Twigs), then went over the wings using a Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle. The sentiment was made using stamps from the 'Every Day' messages set by Happy Little Stampers.


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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

O' Christmas Tree

I have a Christmas card to share today using another stamp found in a charity shop last weekend...it's a simple line of trees by Whispers/Docrafts. It's rather large, so I stamped it directly on to a DL card blank, then simply coloured it using watercolour pencils. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous.


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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Flowers All Over

Today's card features another charity shop find...the stamp is an old Dovecraft one, from the Kate Knight collection. I stamped it on to watercolour paper using Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender & Tumbled Glass), then gave it a spritz with some water to soften the stamping a little. I then stamped some more flowers over the top using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed them using 'Kaleidoscope' power by Stampendous. I heat embossed a sentiment (from the 'Doodled Flowers' set by Happy Little Stampers) in white on a snippet of black card. I distressed all of the edges a little, and matted the flowery panel on some more black card.


It's so difficult to get the embossed flowers to show...in real life they're multicoloured and super sparkly!


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Monday, 23 July 2018

Deckchair Dreaming

I have a weather appropriate card to share today, featuring  Lili of the Valley teddy bear stamp called 'Deckchair Dreaming'. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, then added a sentiment from the 'Sending Sunshine' set by Simon Says Stamp. The papers are by American Crafts...the spotty one is from the 'Fine & Dandy' pad, and the other from the 'Star Shine' pad. I distressed the edges, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


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Sunday, 22 July 2018

Chicky Nights!

I have a card featuring a stamp I found in a charity shop yesterday...it's called 'Chicky Nights!' by Penny Black. I stamped it directly on to my card blank, then coloured it using watercolour pencils...I loved the 'rainbow' effect on the front of the woodblock, so copied the colouring exactly. I added a sentiment from the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts.


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Saturday, 21 July 2018

PBSC July - Anything Goes (Or 'Baby')...More Inspiration!

It's the third Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for some more inspiration for this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge...where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
or
'Baby'

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:
Prize - a $20 voucher!

I went with the 'Anything Goes' option this time...and used  much neglected teddy bear stamp called 'By the Cartful!', which I coloured using watercolour pencils. The stripey paper is from the '72 & Sunny' pad by We R Memory Keepers...I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Big Messages' set by Paula Pascual.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:


For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Guest Deisgner - C.R.A.F.T. Challenge

Last month, I was chosen to be a guest designer for C.R.A.F.T.Challenge...and today I'm sharing my card for that challenge, where the theme for the next two weeks is:

'Christmas'

The sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Sentiments:
Prize - 3 Digital Images from Crafty Sentiments!

I used an older Crafty Sentiments rubber stamp, called 'Bell and Present' from the Lollipop Dreams collection. I coloured her using watercolour pencils to match the traditional Christmas colours of the papers, which are from the  Helz Cuppleditch 'Special Delivery' collection. I distressed all of the edges, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from a set by Pollycraft for C. C. Designs...I heat embossed it in white on a snippet of red card.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:


For more inspiration from the awesome design team, please pop over to the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

I have an ultra simple one layer card to share today, featuring a Penny Black teddy bear stamp called 'Fly with me!'. I stamped it directly on to my cards base, coloured it using watercolour pencils, then added a Hero Arts sentiment (from the 'Anytime Messages' set.


Challenges for this card:


Sunday, 15 July 2018

Pile It On! Challenge - Vintage/Retro and/or Warm Wishes

It's time for some more inspiration for this month's Pile It On! Challenge...where the theme's are:

'Vintage or Retro'

and/or

'Warm Wishes'

Our sponsor this month is Pickled Potpourri:
Prize - $7 Store Coupon!

I went with the 'Warm Wishes' option, and used an old Lili of the Valley die cut image from the 'Christmas Cuties' set. I paired it with a mixture of papers by Sandylion & BasicGrey (from the 'Figgy Pudding' collection). I distressed all of the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from a set by Lili of the Valley.


Here are the challenges I've piled on:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Harry the Dog

I have  really clean and simple card to share today...featuring a cute Whipper Snapper pup called 'Harry the Dog'. I coloured him using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut him out. I added a snippet of paper (from the 'Max & Whiskers' pad by BasicGrey) along the bottom edge of my card blank, a sentiment (from the 'Birthday Buddies' set by Paper Smooches), then added Harry popped up on some 3D foam pads.


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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Warm Winter Wishes

Today's card was inspired by the 'Olive & Tangerine' colour combination of the current Less is More challenge. I used them to make a Christmas card using dies and a punch. I cut the trees from green card using my Clearly Besotted 'Tree Landscape' die, then cut it again from white card...removing the trees from that one, then layered it over the green one. I used a Woodware punch to cut a house, then added it behind the snowy hill. I layered another couple of pieces of white card behind it...distressing the edges, and added a sentiment stamp from a set by Lili of the Valley.


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Monday, 9 July 2018

Ice Cream Mouse

I have a weather appropriate card to share today...featuring a little mouse stamp by Tina Wenke for Stampavie. He's called 'Ice Cream Mouse'...I coloured him using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut him out. I added a snippet of Carta Bella 'Cool Summer' paper to the top of my card blank...the paper is covered with ice cream cone & flag bunting, so I trimmed around the top and bottom first. I added a Hero Arts sentiment (from the 'Cupcakes' set), and popped the mouse up on 3D foam pads.


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Saturday, 7 July 2018

PBSC July - Anything Goes (Or Baby)

It's the first Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge...where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
or
'Baby'

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:
Prize - a $20 voucher!

I went with the optional 'Baby' theme, and picked a cute teddy bear image called 'Snug'. I simply coloured it using watercolour pencils, added a sentiment (from a set by Art Impressions), then doodled a border before adding it to a kraft card blank.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Froggy Birthday

I have a really simple birthday card to share today...featuring a cute Penny Black Stickeroo. I placed it on to a piece of white card, then added a sentiment (from the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts. I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. I matted it on to some pink and green card before adding it to my card blank.


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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge - N & O are for?

It's the first Wednesday of the month, so that means that we have a fun new ABC Christmas Challenge starting today! I'm the host, and we have two themes:

'N is for Name'
&
'O is for On'

Our sponsor this month is Neat & Tangled

Prize - a $25 Gift Certificate!

There's also a little prize from me:

I made a set of simple personalised gift tags for my family members using trees from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous, and a set of alphabet stamps by Clear Stamps. I stmped on to some Papermania kraft blank tags using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed them using 'Metallic Gold Sparkle' powder by WOW. I'll change up the twine to something fancier when I use these, but for now just left the sting on them.


I'm also entering these tags into the following challenges:
For my 'O  is for On' project, I picked a cute Penny Black stamp of a chicken on a snowboard (called 'Snow-board Ride'. I doodled a simple border, then added in a slope underneath his snowboard and coloured him using watercolour pencils. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Tattered Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous.



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:


For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Block Party Christmas

I have another Christmas card to share today...this one is an ultra simple one layer card featuring a stamp I won in the AAA Cards birthday challenge recently. It's called 'Block Party Christmas' by Uniko stamps. I stamped it using Versamark Ink on to a navy card blank, then heat embossed it in white.


Challenges for this card:

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Pile It On! Challenge - Vintage or Retro

We have a fun new Pile It On! Challenge starting today...and the theme is:

'Vintage or Retro'

Our sponsor this month is Pickled Potpourri:


Prize - $7 Store Coupon!

Vintage is not my usual style, but I found some cute Lili of the Valley pre-coloured Christmas images in my stash...and the children looked like they were dressed in an 'old fashioned' style. I picked some papers from the '29th Street Market' collection by My Mind's Eye...these are also really old and long dis-continued. I inked around the edges of everything using 'Old Paper' Distress Ink, then lightly distressed them, before adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. I added some lace and some adhesive pearls from my stash.


Here are the challenges I've piled on:


For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.