Wednesday, 11 April 2018


The CAS Mix Up Card Challenge this month is to use a rubber
band technique - this involves putting rubber bands around an acrylic block and then either stamping with Versamark or ink to produce interesting patterns.  It's always fun to try out a new technique.  For this card I used Versamark ink and then inked up the card with distress inks.  I die cut the sentiment and then clear embossed it. Finally I mounted the banner on linen card using foam tape and added some sequins for interest.

Techniques used - rubber band technique, die cutting and embossing.

Materials used:-
Distress inks - picked raspberry and abandoned coral
Word die - Penny Black Creative Dies
Lawn Fawn stitched party banners
Sequins - Doodlebug design cupcake

Thanks for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  Margaret

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Let it snow

Another challenge from Muse Christmas Visions - this week's Muse is Cornelia and here is her inspiration card.  I was inspired by the fun element in her card and also the white background.

Here is my take on Cornelia's card - I used my Misti to position the stamps and added some Wink of Stella for the snow.  Unfortunately this does not show up very well in my photo. 
Materials used:-
Stamps - Winter Wonderland free set from a magazine
Sentiment - Uniko Studio Stunning Snowflakes set
Ink - Colorbox pigment cat's eyes and Versafine onyx black
Wink of Stella in silver for the snow effect
Thanks for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  I would encourage you to take part in the Muse Christmas Visions challenge as it is a great way to get your Christmas cards made painlessly!


Wednesday, 4 April 2018

So sorry

The current challenge on Less is More is to CASE (copy and share everything) the lovely inspiration card by Aileen (below).

I like having an inspiration card and find it gets me thinking about stamps I have which I may be able to use to CASE the card.  I remembered I had a lovely flower stamp from Technique Tuesdays which I felt would work.  I stamped the flower in distress ink and then painted it with various colours of distress ink.  I gave the background a light wash with antique linen distress ink to tone down the white card.  Finally I used a stitched die to cut out the image before mounting it on a watercolour card. 

Materials used:-
Watercolour card
Stamps - Technique Tuesday Agapanthus set
Distress inks - chipped sapphire, faded jeans, stormy sky, bundled sage, forest moss and antique linen
Archival ink - cobalt
Die - Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle stackable

Thanks very much for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  Now pop over to the Less is More blog to see how the other participants have been inspired by Aileen's card.  Margaret