Tuesday 16 January 2024

Hello, it's been a while!

 Hi there everyone. I can't believe that my last post was in August 2022. I have been really busy with my home and job and also some health issues but thanks to my step-father's 60th birthday, I was inspired to create him a card.

I decided to make a pop up box card.

Here it is -

I really like make masculine cards in black and gold. Very elegant!

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's 'Approaching Perfection' stamp set.

As you can see, the card folds done nicely for an envelope.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Make My Monday (Happy Birthday), Daisy Chain Challenges (No Design Paper), The Paper Players (Black, White, Pop of colour), Aloha Friday Challenge (All that Glitters is Gold), SSS Monday Challenge (Sparkle and Shine), Lost Coast Portal (Anything Goes), Mix it Up (Anything Goes)

Thank you for popping in. Hopefully my mojo will stick around and I will have another card to share soon :)

Sunday 14 August 2022

Birthday and Father's Day Cards

 Hi everyone, happy Sunday to you. I have a few cards to share with you as I haven't posted in a while. I am trying to keep up my cards that are for sale in one of the local shops and with Father's Day coming up in a couple of weeks, I really needed to get started!

Card #1
I have just purchased the Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers. I used to have the complete set but sold them a while ago now. I loved the idea of having 3 markers in 1. They certainly take up less space.
So, I wanted to try them out so brought out a cute image to practice on and ended up putting together a birthday card.
I distressed the background with oxide inks, added the clouds, popped up the image, and embossed the sentiment.

Card #2
I die cut the sentiment a number of times in different colours and just started to put cards together. This one I paired with a tool bag and tools coloured with my new markers.

Card #3
I used a couple of old HLS sets for the sentiments and used some new tool dies. I cut them first in silver mirror card, then cut them again in red card so I could overlay the 'handles'.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Allsorts (Create your own Background), Through the Purple Haze (Happy Birthday), Timeout Challenges (Make your own Background), AAA Birthday Challenges (Anything Goes)
Card #2 - Colourful Options (Tranquil Turquoise), Di's Digi Challenge (Die Cuts and/or Punches), Sweet Stampin' (Firsts - first time I've used these tri-blend markers)
Card #3 - Daisy Chain Challenges (Men/Boys), Mix it Up (CAS), Moving Along with the Times (Anything Goes)


Thank you for popping in and have a great weekend :)

Thursday 21 July 2022

Happy Cute 21st Birthday [Reveal Wheel]

 Hi everyone, I hope you are well :) A very quick post from me tonight. I made this card just over a week ago as a young lady I work with celebrated her 21st birthday. She had seen one of my interactive cards a few weeks ago and she loved it. I decided I would make her a reveal wheel card.

Using Lawn Fawn goodies -

I was making this in a bit of rush but happened to take progress shots for my co-workers. The photos aren't great as I wasn't even going to blog this card but you will get the idea :)

Getting everything ready to colour and assemble.

I smothered the die cut sentiment with glossy accents and left it overnight to dry.

I added a sparkly 21 to the inside of the card.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Dies R Us Challenge (Anything Goes with a brand they sell), Happy Little Stampers (AG with Dies), Cardz 4 Galz (Get Inky), Bastel-Traum (Anything Goes), Creatalicious Challenges (Anything Goes), Daisy Chain Challenges (No Design Paper)


Thanks for popping in :)

Saturday 16 July 2022

Less is More #469 - Colours

 Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Less is More. It's a colour challenge and we are celebrating Christmas in July.

Here is my card -

I used a Stampin' Up! set called Wishes and Wonders. I stamped the sleigh and sentiment, coloured the image, then added sequins for interest. It's a shame my photo didn't capture it but I coloured the gold part of the sleigh with a glitter pen.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Alphabet Challenge (H is for the Holidays), Crafty Catz (Christmas in July), Daring Cardmakers (Less is More), Jingle Belles (Bling), Double Trouble (Christmas in July), Mix it Up Challenge (CAS), Pearly Sparkles Challenge (CAS), Sweet Stampers (Christmas in July)

Thank you for popping in and I hope to see you at the challenge blog.

Tuesday 7 June 2022

Birthday Flower

 Hi there everyone, just a quick note for me.

On the back of creating a Mother's Day card for a friend, they asked me to display my cards in their shop. They have been going really well and I've had to start making some to replace those sold. Here is one I made last night -

This stamp set is by Altenew called 'Calming Reverie'. I stamped the flower then masked it so I could stamp the leaves. I added a generic die cut sentiment, then added sequins to finish off.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Daisy Chain Challenges (Flowers), AAA Birthday (Flowers), We Love Stamping (Anything Stamped), Creatalicious Challenges (Anything Goes + Bling)

Thanks for popping in. 

Friday 3 June 2022

HLS June CAS Challenge

 Hi everyone, it's time for a new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers.

Here is my card -

I used new to me sets by Lawn Fawn called 'Love Poems' and ' You're just my type'. I simply stamped the images on my card panel and coloured them in with polychromo pencils. I stamped and die cut the mouse, added the sentiment, then popped it up with foam tape.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Krafty Chicks (Stamp Act), Simon Says Stamp (Little Critters), Use your Stuff (Anything Goes), Allsorts (Anything but Birthdays)

Thank you for popping in xx

Saturday 21 May 2022

Less is More #465 - Rainbow

 Hi there! It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More.

We are just about to hit Winter here in Australia. Where I live it has been raining for the last two weeks straight. Today is windy and cold even though I live in a subtropical climate. Yuck! There has been major flooding around the state and I hope everyone is keeping safe. 

Here is my card -

I decided to slice up some coloured card then glue those strips to a panel to create a colourful effect. I adhered vellum over the top then added my die cut and heat embossed sentiments.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Cardz 4 Galz (Sentiment as the focal point), Krafty Chicks (CAS), Tic Tac Toe (CAS | Free | Embossing), AAA Birthday (Let's Party), Cupcake Inspiration (Stripes), Challenge up your Life (Rainbows), Crafter's Cafe (Stripes)


Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you over at Less is More!

Sunday 8 May 2022

Share the Love for Mother's Day

Hi everyone! I hope you are well. 
It's Mother's Day here today. I've had a lovely relaxing time. I spent a few hours with my son and my grandchildren. The perfect day!

I have a couple of cards to share with you for Mother's Day. These two cards I made for friends to give to their mums.

Card #1
I used Altenew's Peony Bouquet to create this card. I was inspired by this card HERE.
I stamped and embossed on watercolour card. I used distress oxide inks to colour the images. This was the first time I had used these inks to watercolour and I didn't really get the depth I was hoping for. Even so, I'm happy with the end result.
I don't have the coordinating dies for this set so everything was fussy cut.

I embossed the sentiment in gold (from the Lawn Fawn Love Poems' set and die cut it out using the banner from the Lawn Fawn Double Slider Surprise die set.
In the middle I've stamped 'Happy Mother's Day'.

I added sequins and water drops. This angle really shows how pretty the gold embossing is.

Card #2
This amazing bear is from a Close to My Heart set called Bear Hugs. I stamped the main image a few times using my MISTI to get good coverage.

I die cut a generic thanks out of gold mirror card and popped it up with foam tape. Finally, I stamped the hearts and coloured them in.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - PINspirational Challenge (Photo - I used the pink and black colours and flowers on the luggage), The Four Seasons Challenge (Spring), Just us Girls (Flowers), Krafty Chicks (Stamp Act), Tic Tac Toe (Die Cut | Flowers | Gold)
Card #2 - Critter Crazy Challenges (Anything Goes), If you give a Crafter a Cookie (Photo Inspiration), Shopping Our Stash (What a Difference You've Made In My Life), Cupcake Inspiration (Mother's Day)


Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Mother's Day!!!

Saturday 7 May 2022

Less is More #464 - Recipe

 Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More and for the next two weeks we would like you to -

(apologies for creating the cue card incorrectly - it should say Recipe/Technique)

I decided to go with a coloured card base and create a cute little tag using Lawn Fawn products.

My #2 Grandson just celebrated his 1st birthday. I have made cards for the grandkids but put them away in their own little folders to give them on their 18th birthdays.
So, this card is for William :)

I stamped, coloured my images, and die cut them out. I also die cut some grass and, of course, the tag. I used a stencil for the clouds. It was very easy to assemble once I had everything ready to go :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Cut it Up (Any Animal or Insect), CRAFT (Birthday), Craft Rocket Challenges (Birthday), Make My Monday (Happy Birthday)

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you at LIM.

Monday 2 May 2022

Timeless Tulips

 Hi there! Just a quick post from me today.
I have made a Mother's Day card for my stepmother and I am really happy how it turned out.

I decided to use the Timeless Tulips stamps (by Stampin' Up!). I've had these for a while and have maybe only used them once. Instead of using ink, I wanted to use polychromo pencils to add colour and I also used the no-line colouring technique.

I stamped the tulips and leaves with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink. I used my pencils to add colour and depth to the images. I've never had much luck with no-line colouring but this time I was extremely pleased with the results.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Pearly Sparkle Challenges (Let's Layer it Up), The Four Seasons Challenge (Spring), Dragonfly Dreams (Butterflies and/or Flowers), We Love Stamping (For a Lady), Alphabet Challenge (B is for Blooms), Creative Knockouts (Flower Power), Krafty Chicks (All Occasions)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week xx

Saturday 23 April 2022

Happy Mother's Day [Reveal Wheel]

 I have created a fun Mother's Day card to send to my mum :) 

I used a LOT of Lawn Fawn sets for this one

Reveal Wheel Dies
Cloudy Stencil

Stamps and Dies:
Car Critters
Blue Skies
Tiny Friends
Let's Play
Big Thanks
Critters in the Forest
Reveal Wheel Friends and Family Sentiments

Once I decided where I wanted to place my car, I faintly drew a road with a pencil then used my polychromo pencils to give it colour. All images were coloured with pencils.

Below you will see the sentiment change as the wheel is turned.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Lawn Fawn (Create a Scene), Tic Tac Toe (Free: Interactive | Die Cut any Shape | Stencil), SAS4Kids (Cards for Mums), We Love Stamping (Favourite Stamps), Bizzy Bec (Anthing Goes)

Thanks for popping in. Take care!

Saturday 9 April 2022

Less is More #462 - Occupations

 Happy Saturday! There's a new challenge over at Less is More. It's a theme inspired by Occupations!

Here is my card inspired by Bakers of yummy sweet goods.
I used a Lawn Fawn set called Baked with Love to create this cute scene. I stamped, coloured (with polychromo pencils), then die cut my images. I arranged them then glued them together and then the whole combo of images was popped up with foam tape.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Creative Crafting Uncles (Jobs), Daisy Chain Challenges (Birthday), Krafty Chicks (Stamp Act), Simon Says Stamp (Happy Birthday), Happy Little Stampers (Anything Goes with Dies), Colour Crazy Challenges (Anything Goes)

Thanks for popping in and I hope to see you joining our challenge.