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Monday, 15 September 2014

Merry Monday #126 - Merry Christmas

Happy Monday Everyone,
It's time for another Merry Monday Challenge and this week Karren is challenging us to make our Sentiment the Star of our Christmas card.  I have used Stampin' Up's Little Letters Thinlit Dies for my Sentiment making a negative space and used a Baby Wipe to spread three drops of similar colours onto some Vellum to get the shaded colour combination for each word.  I dry embossed the diagonal stripes and finished off with some sequins.  I have a picture tutorial of how I cut the letters out in a straight line, it took me a little while to figure out how to best keep each letter in place. 
 
First I drew a pencil line very lightly to act as a guide where I wanted the word, then I attached the white card to the Big Shot plate with little pieces of double sided tape.  I attached a strip of waxed kitchen paper with painters tape.  I used Mini Glue dots to attached each letter die and then painters tape cut in half to keep them in place and ran them through the Big Shot.
To cut the extra "R" and "S" I repeated the process on a smaller scale being careful not to attach the painters tape to the white card because I found it was inclined to rip as it was removed, even though I desensitized it on my clothes.
Supplies:
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Waxed Paper, Vellum
Ink: Certainly Celery, Green Galore, Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler
Finishing Touches: Darcie Sequins, 1/8" Gold Ribbon
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Little Letters Thinlits Dies, Painters Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Ruler, Pencil, Baby Wipe, Sizzix Diagonal Stripes E/Folder, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Tape
Thanks for popping in today.
Hugs, 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Father's Day

Hello Friends,
It's was Father's Day in Australia yesterday and this is the card I made for my Husband.  I love the very CAS cards that Loll Thompson has designed with metal foil so this is a bit of a case. Hope you like it!


Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Gold Metal Foil, Tim Holtz Burlap Stencil, Wendy Vecchi Moulding Paste, Spatula, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Computer and Printer, Dble Sided Tape, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for dropping by today.
Hugs,

Merry Monday #125 - Celebrate the Season

Hi Friends,
Welcome to a new week at Merry Monday and this week Debbie has a fun challenge for us to use some type of vehicle or transportation for our cards. I adapted the Jag image for this challenge by adding the Christmas Tree and Presents.  I have also used some retired markers  to give me a slightly different colour combo for something a bit different.


Supplies:
Stamps: Jemac M58A Jag, S/U's Loads of Love Accessories, White Christmas, Endless Wishes
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Forrest Foliage, KaiserCraft Gingerbread DSP
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Smokey Slate, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Ruby Red, Forrest Foliage, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa
Finishing Touches: Gelly Roll Pen,
Cool Tools: Aqua Painter, Masking Medium, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle Dies, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for dropping by today.
Hugs,
 


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Thinking of You!


Hi Friends,
Today's card is for a friend that sadly lost her Husband last week.
 

Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Bloom With Hope, Warmest Regards
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Watercolour Wonder DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Smokey Slate
Finishing Touches: White Gel Pen
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Lattice Die, Sizzix Window Frames Collection Framelits, Sizzix Modern Mosaic E/Folder, Modern Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today.
Hugs,

Monday, 1 September 2014

Merry Monday #124 - Bearing Gifts

Happy Monday Everyone,
Today's post is for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge and Deanne is challenging us to include a Gift or Present on our cards. I used the Kangaroo bearing gifts from "Stampin' Up's Happy Christmas Mate" and backed it with a bright and happy designer paper.  I stamped the sentiment and added a pinked border along the bottom edge and a gift box.  Inside I stamped a bunch of gifts. 


Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Happy Christmas Mate, Ornamental Pine, Happy Moments
Card and Papers: Real Red, Whisper White, Sugar and Spice Studio - Santa's Workshop DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Gumball Green
Markers: Creamy Caramel , Chocolate Chip, Real Red, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Gumball Green, Garden Green, Pool Party, Bashful Blue, Smokey Slate
Finishing Touches: Gelly Roll Pen,
Cool Tools: Big Shot, MFT Die-namics - Pierced Circle Dies, Spellbinders Classic Circle Dies, Pinking Scissors, Aqua Painter, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today.
Hugs,



Monday, 25 August 2014

Merry Monday #123 - Joyful Christmas

Happy Monday All,
Welcome to this week's Merry Monday Challenge and Bonnie is challenging us to use a Wreath on our cards.  I love the inspiration photo and mimicked it in my card with Stampin' Ups new stamp set "Wondrous Wreath" available in the new Holiday Catalogue on the 28th of August.  It is a three step stamp set, I didn't get the darker green layer quite right, but I like it. I finished off the wreath with some shiny Silver and Red Pearls and the new Satin Ribbon also from Stampin' Up! I layered the Joy word three times, thought about clear embossing it but decided not too.  I dry embossed the white background.
 

Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Wondrous Wreath
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Waxed Paper,
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Real Red
Finishing Touches: Shiny Silver and Red Pearls, Real Red Woven Satin Ribbon
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Stripes E/Folder, Sizzix Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue
Thanks for taking a peek today.
Hugs,

 


Monday, 18 August 2014

Merry Monday #122 - White Christmas Wreath

Hi Stampers,
I am Hosting the Merry Monday Challenge this week and I have chosen Black, Gold and Silver for you to play along with. I love using these colours to decorate my Dinner Table, such a stunning and elegant combination.
 
Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Sassy Salutations
Card and Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver and Gold Foil Card
Ink: Versamark,
Finishing Touches: Shiny Gold, Silver and Black Pearls, 1/8" Silver Ribbon
Cool Tools: Embossing Buddy, Silver E/Powder, Heat Tool, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Fiskars Handheld Heart and Star Punches, Big Shot, MFT Fishtail Flags Dies, Sizzix Snow Burst E/Folder,  Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Dimensionals
Have you started your Christmas cards yet?...just over 18 weeks to Christmas Day! Hope you will join us this week.  Please check out the rest of the Design Team's fabulous cards for some inspiration.
Thanks for visiting today.
Hugs,
 


Monday, 11 August 2014

Merry Monday #121 - Pinecones and Plaid Ribbon

Happy Monday Everyone,
Today's card is for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge and Wendy is challenging us to use Pinecones, Greens and Plaid Ribbon.  I used the Mama Elephant Creative Cuts Dies to frame the layers of the card, stamped the Pinecones and cut out the Merry Christmas with the Big Shot.  I painted the Merry Christmas negative space with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, unfortunately not easy to photograph, really pretty though.  The Pinecones were filled in with a White Gel Pen and the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Fantastic Foliage
Card and Papers: Very Vanilla, Garden Green
Ink: Garden Green, Soft Suede
Finishing Touches: Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, Plaid Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Mama Elephant Femme Frames Dies, Dees Distinctively Merry Christmas Small Die, Dble Sided Tape, Sticky Strip
Thanks for dropping by today.
Hugs,
 


Thursday, 7 August 2014

Online Card Classes - Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Day 2 - Love

Hi there,
Today's card is another Reverse Background Stamp Design, Demonstrated by the very talented Jennifer McGuire, I love the look of this stunning technique of Perfect Pearls on Black card.  I designed this Forever Red Perfect Pearls card for today, but the Gold and Multi coloured pieces I made are so dramatic and I still need to design a card around them.  I followed Jennifer's tip on finishing off the Word die cut using Clear Embossing Powder instead of Crystal Effects, a much easier and quicker way to make it shine.


Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs,
 


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Online Card Classes - Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Day 1 - Happy Birthday

Hello Friends,
Today I have joined the Online Card Classes - Stretch Your Stamps 2.  This is my version of a card that I loved from Shari Carroll's Demonstration on Day 1 using a Reverse Background Stamp. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stamp Pads, Antique Photo, Evergreen Bough, Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive on Tim Holtz Watercolour card. The stamping is second generation and so soft and pretty.   I cut my piece into 1" Squares and mounted them with Dimesnionals.  The Happy Die cut and Birthday Stamp is from WPlus 9's Whole Lotta Happy Stamp Set.  I used the left over stamped squares on the inside of my card.
 
This is the result of my first stamping off for these two pieces and it was my third attempt, not quite enough water on the left hand side and the colour is a lot more vibrant.  There is a fine line between success and being okay and a lot of experimenting in between.  I enjoyed the process!! 

Thanks for dropping by today.
Hugs,