Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Butterfly ATC

The ATC challenge for Happy Little Stampers this month is Butterfly - I am really happy with how this little work of art turned out. I used a printed image for my background, sponged on some colour, stamped my butterfly image off the edge, coloured it and added some Interference Gold for some shine - also did the same to a little wooden butterfly. Then I added some texture on the corners and used a blue card base to frame it.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

Happy Birthday

My birthday card today is floral - of course, because flowers are just my favourite.... I stamped this image twice on the weekend, so it was just waiting there for me to match it up with the background panel I had made too. ... Inked up my embossing folder with coral Distress Oxide and this one is the second print from what was left after I'd run it through the Cuttlebug once...I used a brayer to transfer the ink.  Then I watercoloured my flowers with Distress Oxides.... in some of my favourite colours... coral, blue and green.... I don't really have favourites just so long as they are pretty, colourful and make me feel happy. Then I fussy cut my image, stamped my sentiment and framed it in matching blue card and arranged it all on coral card and a white card base.  I used foam tape to lift the flowers and sentiment.  I am playing along with Southern Girls challenge - Team Trace - Favourite Colour Combo and also with Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #287- Make your Mark.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

Southern Girls Challenge

Team Trace ~ Favourite Colour Combo

Monday, 16 April 2018

Love a Rainy Day, it makes me Smile

This Rainy Day card came about because last week I was my brayer, embossing folders and Distress Oxide ink...the coral colours.... well I'm not one to waste the ink so I ended up with a few EF images and then there was still ink on the brayer so I misted card with water and quickly ran the brayer down and it left these great water drips... 
Hence when I spotted the Inkspirational challenge 158 - with a Rain Photo, I had to give it a go again with blue ink.  I stamped, coloured and fussy cut my puppy image and the same with the umbrella.  Then I scrounged through my sentiment and letter stamps and came up with my sentiment... I decided to stamp it onto a separate raindrop sheet as I was confident enough to do it straight on the card panel... I cut out the sentiment and used a marker around the edge. I used foam tape to mount the sentiment and puppies.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Hello Friend

How's you weekend going?  We're having lovely weather and I've enjoyed some quiet time at my desk....  I have a card for the Muse Challenge #261 where we are casing Tracey's lovely fresh floral card... flowers are a favourite of mine - real and on card.  I really like the colours, her layout, the fussy cut image, and then the sentiment - stamped and die cut.... so I've just done the same... I stamped my image and used Distress Oxides to watercolour it, then cut it out.  I die cut my 'hello' and then glued it to white card and cut around that too.  Then to finish I just stamped the rest of my sentiment and attached all the elements with foam tape.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

Get Well Soon

A card for two challenges today - Watercooler Wednesday WWC165 - All About Occasions, and Double 'D' challenge - Twine.  Stamped my image offset to one side and then for a change used coloured pencils to colour it.  Stamped on my sentiment and framed my panel in textured paper onto a white card.....and to finish tied on a strand of twisted twine.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Happy Happy Birthday

I once figured as you got older time would slow down... nope, not even when you've stopped working.  So I'm pushing time again to finish and post my House Mousse card for challenge HMFMC263 - I've chosen Anything Goes this fortnight.  Stamped, embossed and coloured my image then used a stitched die to cut out the panel.  Used some bright cheerful DP for the background and framed that with bright pink paper on a white card.  Added a bit of decoration - some die cut corners and then a die cut 'Happy' and finally a stamped sentiment which I attached with foam tape.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.


HMFMC263, Anything Goes / Optional Theme of "Multiple Images"


I have an Ornament card today for CAS Christmas April challenge . This is my favourite ornament stamp...which I stamped and embossed in silver EP.  Then I used Distress Oxides to watercolour the image, with a touch of Perfect Pearls on the star.  My sentiment is die cut from sparkly silver card and to finish a silver bow.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.

Water coloured Owl

I love this old rubber stamp Owl, so I knew I'd have to give him a go for the CAS Watercolour April challenge - Bird.  Stamped my image in brown Versafine and used Distress Oxides to watercolour the bird and then Distress Ink for the background, also a touch of white gel pen for the eyes and black marker.  Foam mounted on a white card and no sentiment to mess him up... I'm really happy with the result.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day