Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy Birthday

A pleasant afternoon for the last day of the 2017 year, spent at my desk with a little bit of water colouring on a gold embossed image. I used part of the Coffee & Dog Roses stamp (Stamplorations) and fussy cut the flowers I wanted and used DOX to colour them.  Then I used two curvy border dies with my tan mat to emboss the background panel.  I die cut my 'happy' from sparkly gold card and stamped and embossed my 'birthday' sentiment in gold too.... so much gold a bit of a change for me.  I'm liking how my card turned out.  I have used the Stamplorations Sketch and Theme -Stamps and Gold, and am also posting to Stamplorations CAS Card challenge - Anything Goes - colour twist gold and the Never Ending Anything Goes challenge using Stamploration products.  Lastly I'm also joining in with the Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.
Thanks for taking a peek..... and Happy New Year


Simon Says: Anything Goes

Saturday, 30 December 2017

50th Birthday Wishes

Today I needed to make a card for a male friends birthday - a special 50th one.  I had no stamp images to suit this person so decided to just go with a large 50 which I traced and handcut from the gold wrapping on Christmas bon-bons we had used and of course I had saved (scrooge me). Then I die cut my sentiment from the same card and punched out some blue glittery dots.  I looks good on the black ground and I used a light brown card.  I am posting to Watercooler Wednesday WWC150 challenge - Masculine Anything Goes.  Thanks for taking a peek

Sunday, 24 December 2017

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

My last Christmas card make for the year for a special friend... I love how it turned out.
I made my watercolour background with Distress Oxides & smooching, then a bit more water and dabbing off the excess.  I die cut my ornament twice... in white card which I kept as the outline and the second with double sided tape which I added gold glitter to the cutouts and then repostioned them in the white outline.  I used a die cut tree landscape from my stash to create a snowy scene and then added a die cut holly branch from which to hang my ornament.  I used a deep maroon pink card and to finish stamped and gold heat embossed my sentiment and watercoloured the flower.
I am joining in the challenges at CAS Mix Up December - Anything Goes (stamping, heat embossing, die cuts, watercolouring, glitter), also to CAS Watercolour - Anything Goes, and to Muse; Christmas Visions 90 - Any Holiday Card.  Thanks for taking a peek


Muse: ChristmasVisions

Muse: ChristmasVisions 90

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Holiday Treat Bag

Over at Power Poppy's 12 Days of Christmas - on Day 5 Julie has made a Holiday Treat Box ... so I was prompted to join in and have made a Treat Bag.  Using one sheet of double sided Designer Paper this easy fold bag will be handy for some special treats for a friend.  Once folded and glued I added a red folded strip to the top of each side and threaded ribbon to form handles.  I painted a wooden holly tag and added my sentiment - stamped and die cut with a stitched tag die, to hand from my handle. To finish I adhered some velcro to close the top.  I am also posting to Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Stitch It.  Thanks for taking a peek

Simon Says: Stitch It

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

'Twas the night before Christmas

I love this PB stamp - Pine and Star, and don't think I've used it this year - so time for something different.  I had this watercolour background using Brushos in my stash and thought it looked like a night sky so I stamped the tree three times - twice in two greens of DOX and final stamp in dark green DI as it wasn't showing on the dark background. Then I used white pigment ink to create the snow bank and embossed it in clear, it didn't show too well either so I used the edge of the ink pad again and used white embossing powder - I like this and added some to the tree.  I stamped on my sentiment in white and embossed it in white, and the same for the star which I moved from the left on the stamp to the center....I added some silvery gel pen to it too.  And finally I spritzed it very lightly with Perfect Pearls for some falling snow and some tiny dots of white gel pen. Thanks for taking a peek


PBSC December - Winter or Christmas

Muse: ChristmasVisions

Monday, 11 December 2017

Wishing you a Magical Christmas

My third card as guest designer for House Mouse and Friends challenge has a Christmas Winter theme .... as I write this it is stinking hot and humid here in Queensland, Australia and the thought of snowy fun at Christmas would be wonderful.
I thought these cute 'sledding' mice were having so much fun that they should be sharing it with a few friends.  So I stamped up four images and water coloured them with leftover ink on my plastic sheet. then fussy cut them.  The fifth image I stamped straight onto the middle of my tri-folded card. I added some white glitter to their caps.  Then I sponged in some pale blue sky and used foam to to arrange the images on the snow slope.

Lastly I stamped my sentiments and used a stitched die to cut them out and arranged some green pine foliage from my leftover stash and added some sparkly snowflakes.  It needed a frame so I mounted the panel on red card.  I am also posting my card to Muse: Christmas Visions #90 - Festive Holiday card.   Thanks for taking a peek

Muse: ChristmasVisions

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Hummingbird card

Last week I just felt like doing some water colouring and not a Christmas card... so I found this stamped and embossed image in my old stash and used Distress Oxides to paint it.  I just used a lovely matching designer paper and a layer of blue card to frame it.  I like the pretty soft colours and have left off a sentiment so it can be used for any occasion.  I am posting to Watercooler Wednesdays challenge WWC14 - Feminine Anything Goes.  Thanks for taking a peek


Christmas Giftcard Holder

A lovely idea to give a Gift Card to someone who has everything, in a lovely handmade Giftcard Holder..... at Power Poppy 12 Days of Christmas the Bloom Team have us making some useful items for Christmas. On Day 2 Stacey has made a Giftcard Holder which inspired me to have a go.  I used DP for the front and inside card holder section. Then hand cut a shape similar to the paper design on the front around my sentiment... using green and red to add layers...I think it looks a bit like an ornament. Then attached it to some glitter gold tape across the top of the card and attached it with foam tape and a gem.  Inside I used a sentiment tag from a DP pad and mounted it to white card to use as my Gift Card.  I am also posting to Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Gift It and Muse; Christmas Visions #90 - Festive Free for All.   Thanks for taking a peek

Simon Says: Gift It