Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Happy birthday, Krista

Today is my workmate Krista's birthday - she loves pink, so I made this card for her.
I used the Heart Mandala stencil from Simon Says Stamp, inked in Distress Inks, then added a vellum heart, with a sentiment from Avery Elle stamped and embossed, and die cut from hot pink foil cardstock. I added some sequins to help hide the adhesive behind the vellum.
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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Rainbow hello

After making a card with a die cut rainbow earlier this week, I had a pile of colourful circles left over. Seeing as I couldn't arrange them into any more rainbows (don't even THINK of putting them in the wrong order!), I decided to try something different. I love making cards out of leftovers!!
I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts "Hello stamp & cut" set.
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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Have a lovely rainbowy day

Inspired again by Laura Bassen to make this textured rainbow card for the Online Card Class:
I used Wendy Vecchi embossing paste coloured with Distress Inks (need to get some reinkers so I can get more intense colour with some of these), applied over the Heart Mandala stencil from Simon Says Stamp, with a die cut and stamped sentiment, both from Concord & 9th.
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Rainbow tons of fun

More rainbow goodness today, with an elephant blowing bubbles :)
I scribbled my Zig markers onto my craft mat to use it as a palette, then painted circles starting from the bottom right, going up to the top left. I left room to stamp and colour the little elephant from MFT "Adorable Elephants", along with a fitting sentiment. I added some clear Wink of Stella to some of the bubbles as a finishing touch. 
 I'll be sharing this card at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge - the theme this week is "for a child".
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/child/
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Friday, 11 August 2017

Rainbow thanks

If you're looking for my CAS-ual Fridays Challenge post, please click HERE!

I have another rainbow-y card for you today for the Online Card Class Rainbow Maker. I loved Laura Bassen's ink smooshing technique - I don't remember if I've ever used this exact technique before, but it's fun!
I used a die and matching stamp from Simon Says Stamp for the sentiment - I stacked 3 of the die cuts to give a bit more oomph to the word "thanks".
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CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 180

Welcome to the new challenge  at CAS-ual Fridays!



I used the Starlequin background, white embossed onto watercolour cardstock and coloured with Zig markers and water, plus some Wink of Stella. I added a sentiment from Wall Flower, and then fussy cut around the edge of the Starlequin image before mounting the panel onto a pale bluee card base. I sponged the edge of the card with a little bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, too. Some sequins were the finishing touch. 

Make sure you check out the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog for more inspiration from the Girl Fridays, and join in on our challenge!
http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com.au/
Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Rain or Shine

I was inspired by a card by Cathy Zielske in today's Online Card Class:
I used some nesting circle dies for the rainbow, and Stitched Cloud Border die from Lawn Fawn. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things. 
I thought it needed some shine, but I didn't want to add sequins, so I sprayed the rainbow with some Perfect Pearls Powder in water.


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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Rainbow shenanigans

I love this sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays - it makes me chuckle every time I see it! And I love a rainbow, so I'm thoroughly enjoying the latest Online Card Class. I didn't have much time between work and choir tonight, so it's a pretty simple card.



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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Rainbow butterflies

Playing along with a very quick card for the latest Online Card Class - Rainbow Maker!
I used a butterfly die from My Favorite Things to create a stencil, then sponged Distress Oxide inks over it three times. the sentiment is from Avery Elle "Big Greetings", stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

https://www.onlinecardclasses.com/rainbowmaker/
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Monday, 7 August 2017

Blue and pink thank you

Note to self - dark pink Zig marker stains white embossing.

I used the Elizabeth background stamp from Simon Says Stamp - I think this stamp would work better on smooth cardstock rather than textured watercolour cardstock, because it has some really detailed bits that were a bit lost on the texture. The sentiment is from Studio Katia.

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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Fusion: Pastel Pencils

Hello, Fusion fans! I pretty much ignored the photo inspiration this week and went with the sketch:
I used the Simon Says Stamp set, More Spring Flowers, which I white embossed onto Canson watercolour paper with lots of masking of images to get a layered look. I watercoloured them with Zig clean color real brush markers and water, then adhered the panel to a white top folding card base. I added a white panel cut with a die from Lawn Fawn, before adding a sentiment from Wplus9 More Fresh Cuts.
 Make sure you check out the Fusion blog for more inspiration!
http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
I'll also be sharing this card at Muse - they have an Anything Goes theme this week!
http://musecardclub.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/muse-challenge-227.html

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Blue flowers for a happy birthday

Back to my comfort zone today - blue, watercolour, and flowers!
 I used the Wplus9 Kind Soul stamp set, along with Zig clean colour real brush markers, which I scribbled onto my craft sheet and sprayed with water, before dunking my stamped image into the puddles of colour multiple times. I dried it off, then added some detail using Copic markers in blues and blue-greens. I added a stamped sentiment (from a different Wplus9 set) and then decided it needed a strip of blue along the top. I then finished with some Wink of Stella and a row of faux stitching.
 I'll be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - their theme this week is "Anything Goes".

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says/
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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Masculine happy birthday

It is my workmate, Ian's, birthday tomorrow. He's a botanist, so I pulled out some leafy images from Altenew's "Adore You" stamp set and got inky.
This is one of those cards that looks a lot better in person than via the computer screen. The gold gives a warm glow, and the stamped and inked panel is sprayed with Perfect Pearls, so has a lovely warm shimmer. I used Zig clean color real brush markers to add the greens and some orange, sprayed with water to blend, and then stamped the leaves in Versafine onyx black and clear embossed them. I added some more colour before spraying with Perfect Pearls in water.  The sentiment is my oldest Hero Arts stamp - one of my first stamp purchases ever! I gold embossed it onto vellum and wrapped it around the panel before adhering with two strips of gold cardstock above and below the panel.
 And, yes, I know this colour scheme is WELL outside of my comfort zone - but you have to challenge yourself sometimes!

I'll be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - their theme this week is "Anything Goes".

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says/
 I'm also joining in at Just Us Girls - their theme is "Wild Card - use something old and/or something new" - I used my oldest Hero Arts sentiment stamp, and I opened the Altenew stamp set that the leaves are from today! Brand new!
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/just-us-girls-404-wild-card-week.html
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Friday, 28 July 2017

CASual Fridays: CFC 179

Hello, crafty friends, it's time for a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!

http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com.au/


I used no stamps, only dies on this card - and I obviously still have Christmas in July on my mind! LOL! The Fri-dies I used are the 4 Petals Fri-Dies (which I used to make this wreath of poinsettias), and the Noel Fri-Dies for the sentiment.


Make sure you check out the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog for more inspiration from the Girl Fridays, and join in on our challenge!
http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com.au/
Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Hummingbirds from Darkroom Door

I recently had some cards published in the Australian Cardmarking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine, using stamps from Darkroom Door.

This first card was on the cover!!
I used Zig markers to colour in the stamps, before spraying the stamps with Perfect Pearls mist and stamping onto watercolour cardstock.
For this second card, I stamped in Versamark, and then added different colours of Perfect Pearls powders - this card has a lovely sheen to it that is very difficult to photograph.

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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Pink floral birthday with Concord and 9th

Hello!  I felt the need to make a floral card today, and the challenges at The Flower Challenge, and at Where Creativity Meets C9 was calling my name!
I stamped and white embossed the Concord & 9th floral image onto some Canson watercolour paper. I then added colour with Zig clean color real brush markers and sprayed with water. I added a bit more colour in some places, before fussy cutting the edges of the image and mounting it onto some Stampin Up Regal Rose cardstock, and then onto a top folding white card base made from Neenah 11lb solar white. I took a scrap of the Regal Rose cardstock and white embossed the sentiment from the Many Mandalas stamp set (also Concord & 9th) and popped that up on some foam tape. A little line of faux stitching lines on the sentiment strip, and a coat of Wink of Stella on the flowers were the finishing touches.

http://www.wherecreativitymeetsc9.com/ch11/http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/the-flower-challenge-10-embossing.html

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