Sunday, 20 October 2019

Xmas scene

I am delighted to get back to my blog as I've been busy doing other things over the past year and haven't had time for much crafting. I've now made a start on my Xmas cards and was delighted to find this CAS Christmas challenge.

I used brushos to create the background for my card - I love the vibrant colours you get with these. I then created a winter scene using the die cuts. I mounted this onto panel onto linen card to create some dimension.

I am also linking this card to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge where the optional twist is "twinkle".

Thank you visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments. Now pop over the see what the other participants have created for their Xmas cards. Margaret.

Materials used:-
Penny Black "Around Town" die set
Brushos and watercolour card for the background
Sentiment - Tim Holtz "Holiday Words" die
Lawn Fawn stitched hillside borders
Linen card 

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Winter scene

Kimberly has created this cute inspiration card for the current Muse Christmas Visions challenge.

I used a few elements of her design in my card including the snow, the trees and the figure substituting a deer for the little girl.  To complete my card  I mounted the panel using foam tape to provide some dimension.

Materials used:-

A stamp set called "Woodland Cottage" from the Papercraft Inspirations magazine Issue 143 (Oct 2015)
Inks - Versafine Onyx black and Distress inks broken china and peeled paint
Watercolours - Kuretake Gansai Tambi

I am also entering this card into the Happy Little Stampers July Christmas challenge.

Thank you for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  Why not pop over and look at what the other participants have created for this challenge?

Friday, 20 July 2018

Simply Watercolor

This week I have been having great fun taking part in an online class on water colouring run by Kristina Werner entitled Simply Watercolor.  Each day various techniques are demonstrated which you can then try out.  This class is different from other craft classes I have done in that no stamps are used.  Below are some of my attempts - I will keep practising as I do like the effect created with the watercolours.  I have done a number of these online card classes and really enjoyed them.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Sweet baby

The code word on the current challenge at Addicted to CAS is "baby" and we are being asked to make a clean and simple card.

Here is my very clean and simple baby card.  Unfortunately the background looks pink when in reality it is white - the light wasn't very good when I took the photo.  I stamped the image and coloured it in with distress inks before mounting it onto some pearl card to match the sentiment.

Materials used:-

Die cut sentiment - Tattered Lace
Stamp - from stash
Distress inks - tattered rose and picked raspberry
Card - Centura pear in pink

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

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Muse Xmas Trees

Lindsey is the designer on the current Muse Christmas Visions challenge and she has created this lovely card.  I really liked the overall design and the sentiments she used on her card.

I tried to replicate Lindsey's design on my card using a Stampin' Up stamp and punch set for the trees.  I used distress inks for the sky spritzing this with Perfect Pearls to produce a sheen.

Materials used:-

Stamps - Stampin' Up "Festival of Trees" set with matching punch
Dies - Lawn Fawn stitched snowflakes, large stitched rectangle and stitched hillside borders
Inks - Colorbox alpine for the trees
Distress inks - broken china and faded jeans 
Sentiments - "Festive Fun" set from a magazine 

Thank you for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  Why don't you join in the Christmas Muse challenge and get some of your Christmas cards made early?

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Birthday butterfly

This week's challenge on Less is More is to use an item from your "bits" box to make a card.  Like most crafters I  hate to throw anything away so I have plenty of scraps.  Luckily I had sorted these out last week so could quickly find what I thought would make a good card.  Here is my card - I added the sentiment and the pearls but everything else was from my "bits" box.  This must be one of the quickest cards I have ever made! 

The only difficulty is remembering what you used so here are the materials I think I used:-

Die - Sizzix butterflies framelits (unsure how this was coloured)
Sentiment - Stampin' Up "Sassy Salutations" embossed with pearl silver embossing powder
Background - yupo paper inked with distress inks but I can't remember what I used for the silver shimmer
Frame - Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles

The background was inspired by one of Loll Thomson's videos on how to create a faux mother of pearl effect.

Thank you for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  Now pop over to Less is More and see how the other participants changed their scraps into beautiful cards.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Night sky

Cornelia has produced this lovely card (below) as the inspiration on the Muse Christmas Visions blog for the current challenge.  She explained that she used a bag from a Chicago shop for the skyscape on her card

I was inspired by Santa and his reindeer flying across the moon but decided to set this in a rural setting as I don't have any suitable city dies.  This is the first time I have used the Tim Holtz trees die and I was pleased with how easily it cut the card.  I used a mask for the moon and then coloured the sky with distress inks, spritzing the ink with perfect pearls to produce a starry effect.  Finally I mounted the panel on silver mirri card and cut out the sentiment from the same card.

Materials used:-

Sissix Thinlets Tim Holtz tree die (661604)
Sissix Thinlets Tim Holtz holiday words script
Moon mask - Clarity stamps
Santa stamp - Hobby Art "from our home to yours" set
Distress inks - broken china and faded jeans

Thank you very much for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  Margaret