Sunday, 23 January 2022

CAS Mix Up Challenge - January 2022 - Loose Watercolour - Dog Roses

Hello Everyone,
Today's card is for the CAS Mix Up Loose Watercolouring challenge that I made following Jennifer McGuire's Video.  I coloured the stamp with Distress Inks and stamped a couple of times then I Heat embossed with the Silver Pearl embossing powder.  I then coloured with the Markers and an Aqua Painter.  I finished off with some splatters, pearls and the sentiment.  The Happy was coloured with the Bundled Sage Distress Ink and the Birthday was Heat embossed with the Silver Pearl on Black card.
Thanks for visiting today, wonderful to see you here.

Stamps: Stamplorations Sherry Russ Designs In Bloom: Darling Dog Roses
Card: Whisper White, Watercolour Card
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Bundled Sage Distress Ink, Tsukineko Delicata Silver
Markers: Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Spun Sugar
Finishing Touches: Metallic Silver Pearls
Cool Tools: Misti, Water Spritzer, Aqua Painter, Embossing Buddy, Crafty Kids Pearl Silver E/Powder, Heat Gun, Big Shot, Happy Die, 

Sunday, 16 January 2022

CAS Mix Up Challenge Reminder - January 2022 - Loose Watercolouring - Nasturtium's

Hello Friends,
It's time for a reminder to let you know that you have until the 24th January to join us for this month's Loose Watercolour Technique.
I went with Jennifer McGuire's technique's and started by using my Misti stamping the Nasturtium stamp with Stazon Black, left the stamp in place and cleaned it.  Then I coloured direct onto the stamp with Distress Ink Markers, spritzed the watercolour card and the stamp and then stamped the image.  I managed to get a little wash of colour from the stamping but the excess water muddied a little so I moped up the extra water, the colour wash was very light.  I then used my Aqua Painter applying watered down ink onto the stamped image.  The Happy die cut was coloured with Mowed Lawn distress ink onto white card and then stacked three times for some dimension.  The Birthday sentiment was White Embossed onto Black card, then I added some Sequins and stamped and coloured a smaller version of the front image to the inside of my card.
Thanks for your visit today, I appreciate you stopping by.
Stamps: Flourishes Nasturtium's Set #51, Sentiment Stamp
Card: Very Vanilla, Watercolour Card, Basic Black
Ink: Stazon Black, Versamark
Distress Ink Markers: Barn Door, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage
Finishing Touches: Verve Stamps VS-SEQ03 Shine Bright Sequins
Cool Tools: Misti, Aqua Painter, Big Shot, Simon  Says Sentiment Labels Die, Happy Die, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Gun, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue

Sunday, 2 January 2022

CAS Mix Up Challenge - January 2022 - Loose Watercolouring - Mediterranean Moment

Happy New Year!
It's the beginning of a new month and 2022 and that means we have a new challenge at CAS Mix Up.  Jenny is our host for January's Loose Watercolouring Challenge and Karen (Random Reflections) is our Guest Designer.  There are Video's and the Design Teams cards on the Main Blog if you need some inspiration.
I tried Stacey Hutchinson's Loose Watercolour Technique for this card, which turned out better than I thought it would after a few failures with some of the other attempts I tried.  I did find it was better not to over spay with water on the mat before you stamp so you still get the look even if the colour hasn't run much on the card.  I found that once you started painting the colour blended together with much less effort.  
Lovely to see you here,
Stamps: S/U's Mediterranean Moments, Simon Says Tiny Words
Card: Cajun Craze, Watercolour Card, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Barn Door
Cool Tools: Water Spritzer, Mat, Aqua Painter, Misti, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Gun, Simon Says Sentiment Labels Die, Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape


Saturday, 1 January 2022

Happy New Year 2022

Hello Stampers,
Happy New Year!
I made some cards for  my International Friends, hope they have received them.
Stamps: S/U's Today and Everyday, Making Spirits Bright
Card: Thick Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Poppy Parade, Lemon Lime Twist, Balmy Blue, Pineapple Punch
Finishing Touches: Clear Wink of Stella Brush
Cool Tools: Misti
Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 13 December 2021

Graham's Birthday 2021

Hello Friends,

My Husband turns 75 today and this is the card I made for his Birthday.
Thanks for visiting today, great to see you here!
Stamps: S/U's Special Celebrations, Oh So Succulent, Forever Fern
Card: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Garden Green, Granny Green Apple, Pear Pizzazz, In Good Taste DSP, Metallic Silver
Ink: Old Olive, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Finishing Touches: Wink of Stella Brush, 
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Ornate Layers Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Succulent Framelit Dies, Timeless Type Alphabet and Number Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Misti, Computer and Printer, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Dble Sided Tape


Tuesday, 16 November 2021

CAS Mix Up Challenge Reminder - November 2021 - Stencil Monoprint - Snowy

Hello Stamper's,
Today's post is the CAS Mix Up Challenge reminder letting you know that you have until the 24th of November to add your card to the challenge. I used a Snowflake Stencil from Echo Park to create the Stencil Monoprint and when it was dry I added some Embossing Paste to define the Snowflakes.  I layered my Monoprint behind the card front using a Stitched Rectangle Die to make an opening.  The Snowman was stamped, water coloured and Fussy Cut and attached with Dimensionals.  The Sentiment was stamped and cut with a stitched die cut and the inside was finished off with a strip of the Stencil Monoprint.  The Design Team has some fabulous inspiration on the Main Blog, so do check it out.
Thanks for dropping by, great to see you here.  This is our last challenge for 2021 and we will be back on the 1st January, 2022, see you then!
Merry Christmas to you!

Stamps: Penny Black Snowy 2521K, Simon Says Tiny Words Christmas Fun and Festive SSS101893
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Watercolour card, 
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Black Soot, Spun Sugar
Cool Tools: Spray Bottle, Plastic Mat, Echo Park Paper Co. 6 x 6 Magical Snowfall Stencil CCH159036, Spatula, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Big Shot, Sizzix Rectangle Stitched Dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Strips, Aqua Painter, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

CAS Mix Up Challenge - November 2021 - Stencil Monoprint - Yellow Roses

Hello Friends,
Welcome to November's CAS Mix Up Challenge hosted by Loll.  Loll is challenging us to create a Stencil Monoprint using Watercolours, plus Stamping and one other element.  I used Elegance by Lavinia stamps for my Stencil Monoprint using Green and Yellow Distress Inks.  I used Shabby Shutters Distress Ink to colour the edge on my white mat around two sides of the main piece and the leaves.  I also did this for the darkest yellow on the Die Cut Roses.  I stamped the Sentiment adding dimensionals and finished off with some Pearls.  Our Guest Designer this month is Steph (My Paper Corner).
Thanks for your visit today, lovely to see you here.
Stamps: S/U's Itty Bitty Banners
Card: Water colour card, Thick and Thin Whisper White
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
Finishing Touches: Pearls
Cool Tools: Lavinia Stencil - Elegance, Big Shot, Sizzix Rectangle Stitched Dies, Altenew Rose Flurries Dies, Water Mister, Classic Label Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue

Friday, 22 October 2021

Happy Birthday Curtis 2021

 Hello there,

Our Grandson turned 11 this month, he loves Super Mario Lego so I used some dies and punches to create this card for him.
Stamps: S/U's Boys will be Boys
Card: Basic Black, Basic White, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen, Stazon Black
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons Dies, Spellbinders Classic Circles and Scallop Circles Dies, Heart Die, Double Small Circle Eyes, 1" Circle Nose, Ears, Large Whites of the Eye, 3/4" Pacific Point - Eye Iris, 1/2" Circle Pupil, 1 1/4"Circle Eye Brows, Small Balloon Die - Mouth,  Computer generated M for Hat, Sponge, Classic Label Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Dimensionals

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Fiona and Craig's 15th Wedding Anniversary

Hi there,

This is the card we gave our youngest Daughter and her Husband for their 15th Wedding Anniversary yesterday.

Thanks for your visit today.
Stamps: Santa Rosa F-270
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Stazon Black, Grapefruit Grove, Pear Pizzazz, Pacific Point, Light Night of Navy Blendability, B28 Royal Blue Copic, E29 Burnt Umber Copic
Finishing Touches: Porta Craft Mini Rhinestones
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate, Simon Says Stamp Love Birds Die, Mama Elephant Inline Letters and Numbers, Misti, Dble Sided Tape, Gina K Glue Pen, 

Saturday, 16 October 2021

CAS Mix Up Challenge Reminder - October 2021 - Botanical Prints

Hi there,
This is the reminder post for October's CAS Mix Up Challenge which is to use Leaves or Flowers to create a Print.  Bonnie is host this month and it is a Mixed Media Challenge.  We Welcome Izzy as our Guest Designer.
I used Pelargonium Leaves for my card inking up with Versamark, stamping using the leaf and heat embossing with Gold E/Powder.  I found that I had the best image with the first stamping.  The stamping was a lot more saturated with versamark on the second attempt as you can see on the last photo in this post on the bottom left hand corner.
Thanks for stopping by today, lovely to see you here.
Stamps: S/U's Special Celebrations
Card: Thick and Thin Basic White
Ink: Versamark
Finishing Touches: Pelargonium Leaves, Peaceful Poppies Sequins
Cool Tools: Big Shot, My Favourite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies, Altenew Fine Frames Die, Embossing Buddy, Ranger Princess Gold E/Powder, Heat Gun, Misti, Dble Sided Tape

Saturday, 2 October 2021

CAS Mix Up Challenge - October 2021 - Botanical Prints

Good Morning Stampers,
It's the first of October and time for a new challenge at CAS Mix Up.  This month is Mixed Media month and Bonnie is challenging us to do Botanical Prints using real leaves or flowers from the Garden. I used a Gel Plate to begin my card with Acrylic Paints and a Brayer.  I have never used a Gel Plate before so this was a bit of a learning curve, I had a bit of trouble making the Acrylic Paints spread across the Plate but did manage to make it work.  For this piece I used Flower heads of a weed to stamp, sorta worked but I then decided to use a spray of leaves sponged with Distress Ink which worked really well.  To add some more interest I die cut a Frame from the main focal piece, which I mounted on dimensionals and attached the center on the card mat.  I finished my card by adding the Sentiment, sponging a 3cm strip on the inside and stamping the spray of leaves.
We welcome Izzy (Izzy Scraps) as our Guest Designer this month.
Thanks for dropping in today I love to read your comments.
Stamps: Altenew Sentiment Strips 2
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White
Ink: Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink, DecoArt Daffodil Yellow Acrylic Paint, FolkArt 611 Barnyard Red Acrylic Paint, S/U's So Saffron, Blushing Bride, 
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix 3D Layered Leaves E/Folder, Honey Bee Dble Stitched Frame Die, Misti, Sponges, Post It Notes,  Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape


Thursday, 16 September 2021

CAS Mix Up Challenge Reminder - September 2021 - Autumn Colours - Seed Pods

Hello Paper Crafters,
This is a reminder Post to advise that there is still time to play at CAS Mix Up this month with the theme being Water colouring and Autumn colours. 
I started my card by Smooshing Yellow and then Green on my Water colour card, drying in between each one.  I then stamped the Seed Pods, Water coloured them and Fussy Cut each one.  I arranged them on the Mat and then Die cut the Thanks Sentiment adding Dimensionals to the die cut.  I finished off with the Sequins.

Great to see you here today,

Stamps: S/U's Enjoy the Moment
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Merry Merlot, Watercolour card, Gold Card
Ink: Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Merry Merlot, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie
Finishing Touches: Simon Says Crystal Reflections CRQ14 Sequins
Cool Tools: Aqua Painter, Big Shot, Simon Says Stamp - Script Thanks with Shadow Dies  Scissors, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue 

Monday, 6 September 2021

Father's Day 2021

Hello Friends,

This is the card I gave my Husband for Father's Day yesterday.  In Australia we celebrate Father's Day on the 1st Sunday of September each year.  I cut the Happy Letters 4 times, 3 in white card and 1 in DSP layering them together.  I stamped the Father's Day on the mat and then embossed it.  The Bow Tie was stamped, fussy cut and attached with dimensionals.

 Thanks for your visit today, lovely to see you here.
Stamps: S/U's Dapper Dad, More Great Greetings, Aliexpress  Father's Day
Card: Buckaroo Blue, Thick and Thin Whisper White, Various Pattern Stacks DSP
Ink: Seaside Spray, Night of Navy
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Cable Knit E/Folder, Lawn Fawn Quinn's Capital Dies, Misti, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue

Thursday, 2 September 2021

CAS Mix Up Challenge - September 2021 - Autumn Colours - Blooming Basket

Hi there,
It's time for a new Challenge at CAS Mix Up and this month we are Water colouring and the theme is Autumn Colours hosted by Leslie.  We Welcome Ros (Mikey's Mum) as our Guest Designer for September.
I stamped the image and Water coloured with Autumn tones, finishing off by adding the Tag with Heat embossed Sentiment, Triple Bow and Pearls.

Thanks for dropping by today, lovely to see you here.

Stamps: S/U's Blossoming Basket, Vintage Labels
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Early Espresso
Ink: Stazon Black, Versamark
Re-Inkers: So Saffron, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler, Merry Merlot, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive
Finishing Touches: Luscious Lemon Luster Baker's Twine, Pearls
Cool Tools: Aqua Painter, Misti, Big Shot, Tag Die, Embossing Buddy, Zing Leaf E/Powder, Heat Gun, Dble Sided Tape, Glue Dot