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Monday, 5 April 2021

Fiona's Birthday 2021

Hello friends,
Today's card is for our youngest Daughter Fiona who is celebrating her birthday today.  I arranged the flowers, stamping and masking as I went on Watercolour card and then coloured them with Distress Inks and an Aqua Painter.  I splattered some watered down Worn Lipstick and Iced Spruce when I had finished painting the background with Bundled Sage and Iced Spruce.  I finished off by stamping the sentiment and die cutting the Stitched Rectangle in the middle of my front panel, raising it up with some layers of card and then adding some pearls.

Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew Beautiful Day, Beautiful Heart, S/U's Beautiful Birthday, Sending Sunshine
Card: Watercolour card, Whisper White Thick and Thin
Ink: Stazon Black, 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Evergreen Bough, Bundled Sage, Pine Needles, Peeled Paint, Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Shaded Lilac, Fossilized Amber
Marker: Tombow 603 Lilac 
Finishing Touches: Pizzazz Aplenty 4mm Yellow Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Rectangle Stitched Dies, Aqua Painter, Misti, Masking Medium, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, 

Thanks for your visit today, I love to read your comments.
Hugs,




Friday, 2 April 2021

CAS Mix Up Challenge - April 2021 - Paper Piecing - Poppies

Hi there, 
It's the 1st of April and time for a new challenge at CAS Mix Up.  Linda is our Host and has a Mixed Media challenge of Stamping with Paper Piecing.  We Welcome Bonnie as our Guest Designer this month.  
Thanks for dropping by today, great to see you here.
Happy Easter, 
Hugs,
Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew Poppy Garden, S/U's Botanical Bliss, Woven Heirlooms
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, S/U's Lily Impressions DSP, Kaisercraft Black and White Timeless DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Versamark
Finishing Touches: Verve Stamps VS-SEQ03 Shine Bright Sequin Mix
Cool Tools: Big Shot, My Favourite Things - Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die, Misti, Scissors, Embossing Buddy, Pewter E/Powder, Heat Gun, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Glue Pen, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue


Saturday, 20 March 2021

Joe's Birthday 2021

Hi there,
Our friend Joe is celebrating his Birthday this month and this is the card we sent him.

Thanks for stopping by today, lovely to see you here.
Hugs,

Supplies:
Stamps: Kaszazz Silhouette Windmill, Water Tank, Stamp It Bush Hut 729E
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Basic Black, 
Ink: Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Stazon Black
Markers: Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, So Saffron, Tangelo Twist, Bashful Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Summer Starfruit, Granny Apple Green
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Paper Roses Native Birds Border 17877, Misti, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Aqua Painter, Ali express die Man Riding Horse with Fence, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue



Friday, 19 March 2021

Craig's Birthday 2021

Hello Papercrafters,
We gave this card to our Son-in-law for his Birthday this month.
I started by using the plain embossing paste and then coloured the embossing past with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Re-inkers so I had a monochromatic look to the bricks.  Stamped the images, coloured them in and then sponged Crumb Cake  on the wine bottle label and sign.  The Bottle top and Label are also Gold heat embossed. I filled in the edge of the sign with a black pen.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and White Heat embossed and then sponged with Soft Suede ink.

Thanks for dropping by today, lovely to see you here.
Hugs,
Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Half Full, Label Me Bold
Card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Versamark, Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz
Markers: S/U's Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Merry Merlot, Tombows 350, 020, Unipin 0.8 Black Pen
Re-Inkers: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die, S/U's Pattern Party Stencil, Sponge, Aqua Painter, Embossing Buddy, Gold E/Powder, White E/Powder, Heat Gun, Misti, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Spatula

 

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Kaela's 16

Hello Friends,
Our eldest Grand daughter turns 16 today and this is the card we gave her.  Kaela loves to play golf and is doing very well at it and recently played Pennants with three other girls and they  won the competition.  Kaela only lost one of her games throughout the competition.
I stamped the trees in different shades of green after I sponged the background with make up brushes and Distress Inks.  The lady, golf buggy and one of the small bushes were fussy cut from the Country Club Designer Paper.  The rest of the design elements are die cuts, the pine trees where fussy cut after stamping and the 16 was stamped on the die cut flag.  The sentiment was gold Heat embossed to finish off.

Thanks for your visit today.
Hugs,
Supplies:
Stamps: Stamp It - Mallee Tree, Acacia Tree Large 899E, Rubbadubbadoo -  Small Trees, Papertrey Ink - On the Links, S/U's Simple Serif Alphabet and Numbers, Rooted In Nature
Card: Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Black, Country Club DSP
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, S/U's Smokey Slate, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Versamark, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Lemon Lime Twist
Markers: Tombow 850, N37, 451, 528, 977
Finishing Touches: Clear Wink of Stella Brush
Cool Tools: Big Shot, S/U's Golf Club Dies, Papertrey On the Link Dies, By Lene Golf Course Dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Strips Die, Embossing Buddy, Gold E/Powder, Heat Gun, Misti, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Make Up Brushes, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Foam Tape


Tuesday, 16 March 2021

CAS Mix Up Challenge Reminder for March 2021 - Print Making With Die-Cuts - Leaves

Hi there,

Today's post is a reminder to let you know that you can still play along at CAS Mix Up until the 24th March, 2021 with this month's challenge.

I inked up my die cuts with three different colours of green using re-inkers for more intense colour.  then spritzed with water and stamped on my Whisper White card.  I used one of the die cut's as the main focal point when it was dry.  I also stamped the inside of my card in the same way.

Thanks for your visit today, lovely to see you here.
Hugs,
Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Tiny Words SSS101883
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Granny Apple Green, Versamark
Re-Inkers: Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow
Finishing Touches: Verve Sequins
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Forever Flourishing Dies, Aqua Painter, Spray Bottle, Water,  Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Gun, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Labels Die, Dble Sided Tape, Glue Pen, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

CAS Mix Up Challenge - March 2021 - Print Making With Die-Cuts - Butterflies

Hi there,
We are celebrating our 5th Birthday at CAS Mix Up this month.  Bonnie is challenging us to do some Print making with Die Cuts using water and ink.  I used this butterfly from Papertrey Ink with mixed results. My prints are very light and although I used dark coloured Markers the water washed them out a lot.  For the inside I didn't use as much water and achieved better results.  I did add the die cuts I used to make the prints on the inside.  We Welcome Ros Crawford as our Guest Designer for March.

Thanks for your visit today, lovely to see you here.
Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Clubhouse
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Watercolour card, Lovely Lilac
Ink: Versamark
S/U Markers: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Finishing Touches: Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey Ink Life is Beautiful Die, Spray Bottle, Water, Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels Die, Misti, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Gun, Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue





Tuesday, 16 February 2021

CAS Mix Up Reminder February 2021 - Stencil Heat Embossing - Black and Gold

 Hi Friends,

This is my Reminder card to let you know that you have until the 24th February to join us for this month's CAS Mix Up Challenge.  

I used the Floral Layering Stencil from Tim Holtz, stamping the Versamark twice after each layer of Gold embossing powder was applied and set which gave a beautiful smooth finish.  I did have to do a bit of work to remove stray and bits of powder that weren't in the right place with a pointed cutting tool and rubber.  I also stamped the sentiment and Gold embossed and then cut the pieces of card with metal dies from Mamma Elephant.  I repeated these steps for the inside and finished the front with some Metallic Gold Pearls.

How I prepared my stencil before stamping so I could only use the parts I required.

Thanks for stopping by today, Lovely to see you here.
Hugs,

Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Cake Soiree
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White, Brushed Gold
Ink: Versamark
Finishing Touches: Gold Metallic Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Mama Elephant Femme Frames Dies, Tim Holtz THS077 Floral Layering Stencil, Embossing Buddy, Ranger Princess Gold E/Powder, Heat Gun, Misti, Dble Sided Tape

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Jenna's 11

Hi Crafty Friends,
Todays card was given to our Grand Daughter Jenna for her 11th Birthday.  Jenna requested a Bedroom makeover for her birthday from her Parents, hence the bed inside and the decorated room.  The card lays flat for mailing.
Side View 
Thanks for taking the time to pop in today, I love to hear from you!
Hugs,
Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Sitting Here, Beautiful Birthday
Card: Mint Macaron, Purple Posy, Best Dressed DSP, Silver Foil, Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack, 
Ink: Stazon Black, Purple Posy, 
Markers: Mint Macaron, Pretty Peacock, Cinnamon Cider, Petal Pink
Finishing Touches: 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Pearl
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Pop n Cuts Die Card Base, Dress Up Dies, Adorning Accents Die, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Sizzix Square Lattice E/Folder, Sponge, Computer and Printer, Frantic Stamper Rectangle Tangled Frames, Sizzix Timeless Type Alphabet and Number dies, Handheld Heart Punch, S/U's Flower Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Paper Crafts Quickie Glue Pen




Friday, 5 February 2021

Happy Anniversary

Hello Friends,
Today is our Wedding Anniversary and this is the card I gave my Hubby.
Thanks for your stopping by today, lovely to see you here.
Hugs,
Supplies:
Stamps: Mo Manning - Jack and Ginger , Inkadinkado 803 90769 - M Happy Anniversary
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Cinnamon Sugar, Creamy Caramel, Smokey Slate, Blush Blossom, Lemon Lime Twist, Yoyo Yellow, Soft Sky, Flirty Flamingo
Cool Tools: Misti, Aqua Painter, Dble Sided Tape




 

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

CAS Mix Up February 2021 - Stencil Heat Embossing - Oh So Succulent

Hi Friends,
It's time for February's CAS Mix Up Challenge and this month Nancy wants us to use Stencils for Heat Embossing.  Arleen is our Guest Designer.  
For my card I cut a stitched Rectangle, stamped the dots twice with Versamark and applied the embossing powder to get a thicker layer of embossing powder through the Stencil.  I made the Succulent pot with an Oval die cutting the ends off and sponging the edges.  The Succulent stamp outline was stamped with Stazon Black and then I stamped the fill in stamp with the Mint Macaron Stamp Pad and used a Vintage Violet Marker around the edges.  To finish off I die cut the Flourish and embossed the Sentiment in Gold.
Thanks for stopping by today, Lovely to see you here.
Hugs,

Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Oh So Succulent, Botanical Bliss, Cake Soiree 
Card: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark, Stazon Black, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky
Markers: Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake
Cool Tools: CZ Designs CZT005 Simple Patterns Trio Stencil, Big Shot, Sizzix Rectangle Stitched Dies, Sizzix Succulent Dies, My Favourite Things Flourish Die, Spellbinders Classic Oval Die, Misti, Embossing Buddy, Stamp It - Patina E/Glitter, Ranger Gold E/Powder, Heat Gun, Sponge, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Dimensionals, Foam Tape   

Saturday, 16 January 2021

CAS Mix Up Reminder January 2021 - Splatters - Mad Matt

Hi Friends,
Today's post is a Reminder that you have until the 24th January to join us at CAS Mix Up with the Splatters Challenge.
I used a Toothbrush and an Aqua Painter for my Splatters on this card.  Mainly the toothbrush but I wanted some bigger splatters to incorporate the stamped ones at the bottom of the Skateboard and a bit more control to were they were placed so I used my Aqua Painter.

Thanks for stopping by today, Great to see you here.
Hugs,
Supplies:
Stamps: Lucy's Stamps 1371Li Mad Matt, S/U's Balloon Builders, Papertrey Ink Boy Basics: Skater Dude
Card: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Real Red
Ink: Stazon Black, Smokey Slate, Basic Black
Markers: Real Red, Dapper Denim, Blush Blossom, Smokey Slate, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Bashful Blue, Cinnamon Cider, Baked Brown Sugar
Cool Tools: Aqua Painter, Toothbrush, Sizzix Rectangle Stitched Dies, Papertrey Ink Skater Dude Die, Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue

Saturday, 2 January 2021

CAS Mix Up January 2021 - Splatters - Dog Rose

Hi Friends,
Happy New Year!
Welcome to the first CAS Mix Up for 2021.  January's challenge is to use Splatters on your card.  Hilary is our Hostess and our Guest Designer is Elaine.
I used this lovely image of Dog Roses by Sherry Russ from Stamplorations, Water coloured the image, Heat embossed the Sentiment in Gold and added some Splatters with Tsuineko Delicata Gold by adding some water on my mat and using an Aqua Painter.  I did try Jennifer McGuire's water splatters and then using Gold E/Powder but I felt the splatters were to blobby for my design so I removed them.  The front panel and inside were die cut with a Rectangle Stitched Die.
Thanks for stopping by today, Lovely to see you here.
Hugs,

Supplies:
Stamps: Stamplorations/Sherry Russ Designs - In Bloom: Darling Dog Roses, S/U's Special Celebrations 
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Granny Green Apple, Old Olive, Grey Granite, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry
Finishing Touches: Tsukineko Delicata Golden Ritz Ink
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Rectangle Stitched Dies, Misti, Aqua Painter, Embossing Buddy, Water, Dble Sided Tape