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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Birthday Mark!

Hello Friends,
It's our Son's Birthday today and this is the card I made for him.  Water Colouring is very trendy at the moment and I haven't used this type of freehand painting so I decided to have a go. I Water Coloured the Background with Water Colour Paints on Water Colour Card. I stamped the Sentiment and Stars in Stazon Black and then used my Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Brush to add some bling which is hard to see in the photo but looks fantastic in real life. 


Supplies:
Stamps: Mama Elephant - Make A Wish Set
Card: Basic Black, Water Colour Card
Ink: Stazon Black, Water Colour Paints by Cre8tiv
Finishing Touches: Zig Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Brush
Cool Tools: Paint Brush, Water, Computer and Printer
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs,

Monday, 14 April 2014

Merry Monday #104 - Christmas in the City


Hello Friends,
It's Monday and that means it's time for another Merry Monday Challenge.  Karen is challenging us to use the colours of Slate, Kraft, White or Cream on your card. I decided to do a City Scape and make it a Christmas card. After stamping the main row of buildings I added another row, stamping off before adding it to the background.  I then stamped the Lovely as A Tree image in Crumb Cake and added the Washi Tape and Sentiment to finish my card. Hope it inspires you to make a Christmas card and join the rest of the "Merry Makers" this week.
 


Supplies:
Stamps: Art Impressions P2975 City Scape, S/U's Lovely As A Tree, Fruit of the Season
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Basic Grey
Ink: Basic Grey, Crumb Cake
Finishing Touches: Washi Tape
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Masking Medium, Sponge, Dble Sided Tape
Hope your having a perfect day!  Happy Stamping!
Hugs,
 

Mosaic Heart Anniversary!

Hi there,
Today's card is for our Son and his Wife's Wedding Anniversary this week.  I white embossed the Mosaic Heart using the stencil and Versamark Ink, then sponged Tim Holtz Distress Inks over the card.  Once it had dried I splattered water droplets with a paintbrush.  I created the sentiment on my computer, printed it out and finished off with some Silver Heart Confetti.  First time I have used my Distress Inks and Water to create a card, I love how easy it is to do and the WOW effect it creates.

I am also linking this card to Virginia's View Challenge #2 which is to use Stencils.
Supplies:
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink's Evergreen Bough, Shaded Lilac, Shabby Shutters, Iced Spruce
Finishing Touches: Silver Heart Confetti
Cool Tools: Simon Says Stamps Mosaic Heart Stencil, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Tim Holtz Sponges, Water, Paint Brush, Big Shot, Sizzix Adorning Accents Hearts E/Folder, Scoring Tool, Computer and Printer, Dble Sided Tape. Dimensionals
Hope you're having a fantastic day stamping.
Hugs,

Monday, 7 April 2014

Merry Monday #103 - Snowman Family

Hi there,
It's time for another Merry Monday challenge, Kathy's choice and we are challenging you to use a Snowman on your Christmas card.  I went with this adorable little family of Snow people from Birdie Brown.  I also added some snow using the Simon Says Stencil - Falling Snow and embossing paste.  The background was dry embossed using the Snow Burst embossing folder from Sizzix.
 
Supplies:
Stamps: Birdie Brown Digi Image - Snowmen Family, S/U's Delightful Decorations
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Poppy Parade
Ink: Stazon Black, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue
Finishing Touches: Zig Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Pen, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Cool Tools: Computer and Printer Big Shot, Sizzix Snow Burst E/Folder, Sizzix Northern Frost Decorative Die, 3/4" Circle Punch, Sponge, Simon Says Falling Snow Stencil, Spatula, Aqua Painter, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today.
Hugs,
 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Virginia's View Challenge #2 and The Card Concept #7- Happy Birthday Fiona!

Hi Friends,
Our youngest Daughter has a Birthday on Saturday and this is the card I made for her.  I did case a card of Debbie Hughes from the Stencilled Online Card Class but had to use different products to make it and I changed a few design details along the way. I love how Debbie's cards are CAS and have soft lines. I coloured some of the pearls with a Copic pen. Virginia Lu's 2nd challenge is up and we are to use a Stencil to play along and The Card Concept wants us to Use A Butterfly.  I think my card is Clean and Layered in design terms.

Supplies:
Stamps: WPlus9 Whole Lotta of Happy
Card: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Vellum
Ink: R02 Copic Flesh, Frost White Smooch Spritz, Crisp Cantaloupe, Heidi Swap Blush Colour Shine
Finishing Touches: Pearls, Sewing Thread,
Cool Tools: Simon Says Peppermint Stripe Stencil, Spatula, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Simon Says Clustered Leaves Die, Big Shot, Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly Die, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs,

Monday, 31 March 2014

Merry Monday #102 - Let's Meet Under the Mistletoe!

Happy Monday Friends,
It's Monday again and time for another Merry Monday Challenge.  This week we want you to use Mistletoe on your card. It took me a while to decide on how I would do this challenge, Mistletoe in Australia looks very different from that in the Northern Hemisphere. I ordered a Die from America which arrived just in time and this is my CAS card for this week.  I made the sentiment on my computer and cut out the flag with my My Favourite Things Die-namics.  I used the Hardwood background stamp from Stampin' Up! and finished off with some Ribbon and Pearls and a sentiment inside of the card. 
 

Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Hardwood, Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings
Card and Papers: Basic Grey, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey,
Finishing Touches: Gold and Red Satin Ribbon, Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Magnolia Doohickeys Vintage Mistletoe Die, Sponge, My Favourite Things Die-namics Fishtail Flags, Computer and Printer, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, 2 Way Glue Pen, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for dropping by today.
Hugs,



Saturday, 29 March 2014

CAS-ology Week 88 - Lucky Strike

Hi Friends,
Decided to have a go at the CAS-ology challenge for this week and the code Word is "Lucky".  My idea is to get the last pin standing, sometimes the hardest one to strike. 
Thanks' to Tracey this card was awarded an Honourable Mention at CASology.


Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Have A Ball, Karen Foster Snap Stamps Mini Casual
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Artline Black Pen
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig
Thanks for dropping by today.
Hugs,

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Happy 9th Birthday Kaela

Hello Friends,
Today I am featuring a card I made for our Grand Daughter's 9th Birthday.
 

Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamps Hello You 3 x 4 Clear Stamps
Card and Papers: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, DSP Patterns Stack - Neutrals Collection, Silver Glimmer Card
Ink: Stazon Black
Finishing Touches: Melon Mambo Striped Organdy Ribbon
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Decorative Dots E/Folder, Papertrey Ink Number Dies, MFT Die-namics Pierced Circle Stax Dies, Spellbinders Nestabilities Pinking Circles Dies, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Computer and Printer, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today.
Hugs,

Monday, 24 March 2014

Merry Monday #101 - 25th December

Hi Folks,
Today's post is for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge and we are challenging you use Grey, Red and White for your card,  My card is CAS, I started with the striped DSP and used the Holly embossing folder and inked it up with Versamark before I ran it through the Big Shot.  I coloured the Silver Glimmer card with a Black Copic pen and stitched the little tag on my sewing machine.

 
Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Memorable Moments, Simple Serif Alphabet and Numbers,
Card and Papers: Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey, Versamark, Black Copic Pen
Finishing Touches: Silver Glitter Card
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Little Holly Leaves E/Folder, Sizzix Timeless Type Alphabet Dies, Sizzix Banners Framelits Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sewing Machine, Dble Sided Tape, Zig Glue Pen
Thanks for taking a peek today.
Hugs,



Online Card Classes - Clean & Simple One Layer Cards 3 - Dry Embossing - Brush Stroke

Hi there,
Today's card features Dry Embossing with a cardboard Shim; so not all of the card is embossed.  You use the Shim to create the areas you want embossed and the rest of the card will stay plain.  I love the way the embossed Stripes fade out. 

Supplies:
Stamps: My Favourite Things - Abstract Art, S/U's Apothecary Art
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Crisp Cantaloupe
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Stripes E/Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Shims
Thanks for popping in today.  Lovely to see you here.
Hugs,