30 October 2016

Snow Cool - Christmas Cards

I've been having a play with my new Lawn Fawn stamps and they are rather cute! So many possibilities and combinations of very cute creatures.
I was inspired to create a card using the masking technique demonstrated by Michelle at The Card Grotto - she has a great video on her blog showing how to mask part of your card.  All her cards are beautiful - well worth a look.  I used masking to create the white snowy hill and used similar colours to create the sky.

I'm entering this card in the Christmas Card Challenge Blog - anything goes challenge.

I also got busy making some fun tags today.

Inspiration for my tags came from Rachel at RBergfeld Card Designs.
Really love these stamp sets!

Thanks for looking!

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Snow Cool; Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin
Distress inks:  Peacock Feathers; Salty Ocean; Seedless Preserves

5 September 2016

A couple of Christmas cards

I stumbled across this blog: Christmas Card Challenges and thought it would be a great idea to get a head start on my Christmas cards.  Every year I tell myself that I will make Christmas cards all throughout the year....and it never happens!

Well, I've made two cards now so it's a good start!

 This first card followed a sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch #184.  I loved the simple design.  My card accidentally turned out looking wintery and snowy - an unintentional happy result!

The second card was disastrous from the beginning and I made mistake after mistake.  I was ready to throw it in the bin and give up...it turned out nothing like I had planned or hoped, but in the end was not as bad as I thought it would be. 

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn -Winter Sparrows
Stamps:  Hero Arts - Collage music background
Inks:  Stampin up

Entering these in the Christmas Card Challenge Blog.

Thanks for looking!

4 September 2016

Butterfly Challenge Card

Long time no blog!  Decided it's about time I started up again.  I've been making plenty of cards, just struggling to find time to upload them.  Here's hoping I can remember how to do this blogging thing!

The card was made using:
Stamps:  Stampin up Watercolor Wings and Stampin up Endless Birthday Wishes (sentiment)
Embossing folder: Flutterby - Stampin up
Inks:  stampin up Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Memento Black

This card was made to enter two challenges:
Colour Q Challenge # 357

and Retro Sketches #230

Loved the colour combo in the challenge and I always love to use a sketch to get me started with a card.

Thanks for looking (if there's still anyone out there after two years!)

30 July 2014

Christmas card no.2

Here is my second card for the Friday Mashup challenge.  I used the same image but this time I had a go at the 'delft tile' technique and really like the effect.  I wasn't happy with the way my sponging turned out on my scrap pieces so I didn't sponge around the edges of each tile.  I like the way it turned out and the tile technique adds an extra bit of interest to the image.

I'm entering this in the Friday Mashup! challenge.

Thanks for looking!
Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz (Santa); Amy R Stamps (sentiment)

Tis the season to be jolly...

Well, it's not really Christmas time but I love this stamp so much and really wanted to use it.  Why not?!  I'm envious of those people who are clever enough to make Christmas cards all throughout the year so that they are totally organised with many handmade cards by December...well, now I have one card ready at least!  It's a good start.

I loved this sketch from Friday Mashup! and thought that the Santa stamp would work really well.  The stamp is a lot larger than the circle, but I just wanted Santa's face to fit. 

The Challenge this week at Friday Mashup! is:


The 'mashup' is to use the 'delft tile technique' on your card.  I haven't used the technique on this card but I am about to head off and have a go.  I've never done it before and I love the way it looks.  Hopefully I'll have another card to share soon using the technique.

I followed the sketch pretty closely, just changed the placement of the circle and sentiment.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz (Santa); Kaisercraft (sentiment) stamp; Cre8tiv Border Icons (hearts)
Brad: Kaisercraft

19 July 2014

Feeling Icky? Get well card

Hi there!

I wanted to make a card using the prompt from AAA cards.  I liked the window block pattern and immediately thought of using my new little bird stamps.  I could picture them peeking out from each of the windows.  Very cute.  I thought I was so clever thinking up that idea all by myself.   Anyway, I was just about to make my card this morning when I saw that someone else has beaten me to the idea!  And it looks fantastic!!  (Love your card, Deepti!)

So I had to have a little rethink and decided to use my monster stamps.  I paper pieced each monster and coloured in their eyes with a white marker.  I thought the red, dotted background looked a bit like chicken pox, so would fit in nicely with a get well card.

This was the prompt from AAA Cards:

and here is my interpretation...

I'm also entering this in The Friday Mashup!  The challenge this week is to use background stamps. 

Thanks for looking!

9 July 2014

A set of cards

Hi all,
Just here with a set of cards that I have made for a lovely lady who has been very helpful and thoughtful to me.  I can't take any credit for the card design, in fact I copied it completely from a card I saw on  pinterest here.  I thought I would bundle them up with coloured twine and send them to her in the mail. 
I love embossing on cards and I haven't done any for ages.  I found this little floral embossing folder (which I think came free with my cuttlebug) and I've never really liked it or used it, but I think it looks quite nice with these cards.  And yes, I forgot to emboss the sympathy card panel and was so annoyed with myself!  It would have looked much more finished with little embossed dots...never mind!

Thanks for looking!

Cricut cartridge: Accent essentials (to die cut the flowers)
Embossing folders:  Swiss dots
Sentiment stamps: various Kaisercraft sets
Large brads:  Kaisercraft
Patterned papers:  Kaisercraft 'Hopscotch' collection