Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Calling all Critters at A Blog Named Hero

Have you checked out this month's challenge at A Blog Named Hero? It's so much fun, because we're collaborating with Lawn Fawn to bring you a heap of cute critters!

I went all soft and fuzzy with some no-line colouring on this baby card - so much so that it was really difficult to get my camera to focus to take a pic!
I used the "Hello Baby" sent from Lawn Fawn for the duckling, umbrella and splashes, and the sentiment is from "Little One" by Hero Arts.

 Make sure you visit A Blog Named Hero to check out the rest of the inspiration from the design team, and add your own creation to the gallery!
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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Fusion: Striped Wreath

Welcome to another Fusion challenge!
You might be wondering how on earth I came up with this card given that the photo inspiration has a black and white striped wreath with a skull? Well, check out the sketch, and tip it on its side - voila!
 I also popped the dino up on an action wobbler - check out the video!

 Make sure you check out the Fusion blog and join in on the fun!
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Sunday, 8 October 2017

World Cardmaking Day!

Happy World Cardmaking day!

Yes, I know it was yesterday, and I did make some cards yesterday, but you can't see them yet because they were design team projects! So I decided to make something today in honour of World Cardmaking Day :)
 I used the "Hello Lovely" stamp set from Concord & 9th, along with the "Mini Thank You" stamp from Studio Katia. I stamped onto watercolour cardstock in Versafine Onyx Black, then clear embossed, before colouring with my Zigs and diffusing the colour with water. The little strip of green striped paper on the left is a gift I got in a recent order from Lawn Fawn - thanks Lawn Fawn!!

 I hope you're having a lovely day!

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Friday, 6 October 2017

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 184

Welcome to a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!

 I used up some leftovers on this card - the inked, stamped, embossed and die-cut sentiment is from a card I made for the CAS-ual Fridays/StampNation Masterclass in August! I added a tone-on-tone background to a yellow notecard, and then stamped some flowers using some different inks from Catherine Pooler (to match the "friend" die cut). 
 Make sure you visit the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog to check out the rest of the design team's projects!
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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Masculine birthday card

I made this card for a work-mate of mine, whose birthday is tomorrow - happy birthday, Max!
 I used leaf stamps from Altenew, a sentiment from Hero Arts, and a variety of Distress Inks in autumnal colours.
I'm playing along with this week's MUSE challenge - this week's Muse card was made by Anita Bowden.
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Love you

I'm not convinced I like this card - it's a bit too busy for me - needs more white space. I do like the ombre from blue to very pale purple. What do you think?

I used the kaleidoscope background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, coloured with Zig markers and water. The love die cuts are also from Simon Says Stamp, and the "you" is stamped with letters from Concord & 9th.

This week's Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp is Anything Goes, so I will be sharing this card over there!
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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Fusion: Sunshine on a cloudy day

Welcome, Fusion fans!

Sometimes, my Fusion cards are just way too literal:

Make sure you visit the Fusion challenge blog for more inspiration, and to join in!

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Cards published!

I recently had three cards published in the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft Magazine! Yay!
I started with a piece of watercolour cardstock, and stamped the My Favorite Things Floral Fantasy background stamp in Versamark and white embossed it. I added some colour with Zig clean color real brush markers, and blended with water.  I then cut the panel into three separate pieces for three separate cards! All three cards had sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as a finishing touch.
For this card, I let the colour bleed out from the edge of the stamped image, then cut the piece of watercolour paper to be the same size as the card front. I added a sentiment from the "Kind Soul" set from Wplus9.
For the next card, I cut a circle of the coloured panel using a stitched circle die from Lil' Inkers Designs. I added a sentiment from Wplus9 to some vellum, and attached it with some adhesive hidden behind the stamped sentiment.
For the third card, I decided to slice a bit of the right side of the leftover panel so that the negative space was asymmetrical on the card, and open on the right so that I had a bit more space to stamp the sentiment onto the card front.
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Friday, 22 September 2017

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 183

Happy friday! I have a shaker card for you today for the latest CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

I used the CAS-ual Fridays stamp sets "Bring on the snowflakes" and the discontinued set, "Christmas Carols"

 Make sure you check out the rest of the design team creations at CAS-ual Fridays!

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Using up leftovers on a masculine card

I should start a blog just for making cards using leftovers! This coloured panel is from a Father's Day card I made in the first weekend on September. I've re-purposed it for this birthday card.

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Some glitter to bring a smile

I wanted to make something bright and sunshiny today - this isn't really bright, or sunshiny, but there must be sunshine on the way, because there's a rainbow. I used the Ornate Background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, along with WOW glitter embossing powder, Zig Markers, a cloud nesting die from Hero Arts and a sentiment from Mama Elephant. 
Even though there's no direct sunshine on this card, and the colours are very pale, there is glitter. LOTS AND LOTS OF GLITTER.
I discovered that glitter embossing powder doesn't resist water as well as traditional embossing powder - you live and learn. But I still like all the glittery goodness, even if this wasn't actually the look I was going for.

I'll be sharing this at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme is Clean and Simple.

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Fusion: Teacup Flowers

There's a new challenge at Fusion, and it's so pretty!
I went with the photo, not the sketch, and I kinda left out the teacup. I don't know why - I love teacups! But I just wanted to make a flowery card, so I did.
 Make sure you check out the rest of the DT projects at the Fusion challenge blog!
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Thinking of you

Had a miserable day today, for multiple reasons, so I took some time to myself when I got home from work to create something with some recent purchases from Simon Says Stamp.
Also, I kinda CASEd THIS CARD from Coralynn Murray for A Blog Named Hero. Check it out. Now. It's gorgeous.
 I followed the sketch at CAS(e) this sketch
I'll be sharing this at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme is Clean and Simple.
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Pink and purple happy birthday

This is the third of three watercolour panels I made one day a few weeks ago - one was green, one was blue, this one is pink and purple.
The background is from My Favourite Things "Floral Fantasy", stamped and white embossed then coloured with Zig markers and water. The pink textured card base has been in my stash for DECADES - no idea where it originally came from! The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted. 
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Sunday, 10 September 2017

Guesting at "Where Creativity Meets C9"

Today, I am a guest at "Where Creativity meets C9" today for their September challenge! The theme is "Ink only", so ink is the only colouring medium allowed!
Because of this, I broke out the stamps in the "Hello Lovely" stamp set that allow you to add splotches of colour - I've never used them before, even though this is one of my very favourite stamp sets!
 I stamped the outline image in Hero Arts Intense Black ink, before adding colour with a variety of Hero Arts Shadow inks in various shades of pink, yellow and green.
Make sure you visit "Where Creativity meets C9" to check out the inky creations by the rest of the design team!

Thanks for visiting :)