Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Thinking of you

Challenge #38 on CAS on Sunday is to make a sympathy card. I wanted a watercolour effect for my card so I used watercolour card and distress ink to create a very simple card.

Materials used:-
Flower stamp - Penny Black Daisy Fields
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Distress ink - peacock feathers; some watercolour paint for the leaves

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Monday, 21 July 2014

Singin' in the rain!

The theme at week 181 at Less is More is "Singin' in the rain" - this can be interpreted any way you choose. I am on holiday at the moment so have very limited supplies. In fact, I had to borrow the stamps from my sister! The end result is a very Clean and Simple card.

Materials used:-
Umbrella stamp and sentiment from a Clear Impressions set which was free with Creative Stamping magazine
Music notes - from stash
Spectrum Noir colouring pencils, Memento black ink and Peacock feathers distress ink

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Christmas in July!

There are lots of challenges for July at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog. I decided to follow the sketch challenge and made a very CAS card. I added some stitching and some gems for added interest.

Materials used:-
Tree stamp - Chocolate Baroque Christmas Flourish set
Sentiment - Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque)
Ink - StazOn Forest Green

Thank you for visiting my blog - I hope you are inspired to start making your Christmas cards early!

Adapt a fingerprint!

Week 180 One Layer Card challenge at Less is More is entitled "adapt a fingerprint".  I found this difficult - usually I don't want any fingerprints on my cards! I decided to use a tree stamp and add fingerprint leaves using my little finger and distress inks. I clear embossed the stamping so that it didn't smudge when I added the distress ink.

Materials used:-
Tree and bird stamps - Marion Emberson Designs "build a tree" set
Sentiment - Marion Emberson Designs "birds and trees"
Distress inks - peeled paint, shabby shutters and crushed olive
Clear embossing powder

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Monday, 14 July 2014

Nature card

This week's challenge on AAA cards is a sketch game to follow a window block pattern.  I love the simplicity of this design but do have difficulty in cutting out the pieces and mounting them accurately!                            

Materials used:-
Stamps - Darkroom Door Garden Inchies
Sentiment - from Stampin Up "Just Believe" set
Inks - Archival sepia and Colorbox moss green and black

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Thinking of you

When I was blog hopping the other day I came across AAA cards blog which appealed to me as the emphasis is on CAS cards.  I love the CAS style but have discovered that a simple look can actually be difficult to achieve!

Game #10 on AAA cards is PLAY with watercolour techniques.

I embossed the image on my card with white embossing powder and the used distress inks to watercolour the image. I mounted the panel on dimensional foam.

Materials used:-
Stamps - image and sentiment by Woodware
Distress inks - various

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Sunday, 6 July 2014


I am entering this card in the following challenges:-
Keep it Simple #43 - Turquoise
Addicted to CAS #42 - Code word SKY

To make the card, I clear embossed the snowflakes and then inked the card before ironing off the embossing to give a nice smooth background to do more stamping.  Finally I added the die cut snowflakes and mounted the panel on a glittered card.

Materials used:-
Uniko Studio Stunning Snowflake set - snowflakes and sentiment
Snowflake dies - Uniko Studio and Marianne Design Creatables "Swedish Ice Star"
Distress inks - tumbled glass and broken china

Thank you for visiting my blog - perhaps this card will inspire you to start making your Christmas cards early!

Earth Tones

The colour challenge for week 179 at Less is More is   Earth Tones.   I made a very simple card using the Kaleidocolor rainbow dye inkpad which has lots of earth tones. I thought the card looked quite bare so I inked the edges lightly with some distress ink, added machine stitching and some glitter stickles to the seed heads. I am feeling quite pleased with myself as the stamp and the inkpad both came from my NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff)!

Materials used:-
Woodware Grasses stamp
Kaleidocolor - Cappuccino Delight
Distress ink - Antique linen
Ranger Stickles - copper

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