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Thursday, 21 May 2020

Natasha's Birthday 2020

Hello Friends,
Today we are celebrating our eldest Daughter's Birthday with this card.  I love this artsy designer paper from Stampin' Up's Peaceful Poppies Collection.
Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Painted Poppies, Timeless Talk
Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive, Peaceful Poppies DSP
Ink: Stazon Black
Finishing Touches: Peaceful Poppies Sequins
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Painted Labels Dies, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Mini Dimensionals

Great to see you here today,
Hugs,

Saturday, 16 May 2020

CAS Mix Up Challenge Reminder - May 2020 - Gesso Resist - Hollyhocks

Good Morning,
This post is the reminder for the CAS Mix Up Challenge this month.  This was my first go with the Gesso and initially I wasn't happy with the effect and discarded it.  Then I decided to try using my Alcohol Sprays, some of which would spray and others that refused too.  I persevered and liked the outcome and made it into this card.  The shine is amazing, the Green Mat was also sprayed as none of my coloured card matched the spray colours.  The flowers were die cut and the centres inlaid back into them three times for some dimension.  The Sentiment was Heat Embossed and Punched out using the Classic Label Punch from Stampin' Up!  Hope you will join us and play along.


Gesso Resist, Alcohol Ink Sprays, Stamping, Die Cutting, Layering and Inlaid Die Cuts, Heat Embossing, Punching
Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's At Home With You
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Versamark
Ink Sprays: Dylusions Pomegranate Seed, Heidi Swap Blush, Seafoam, Perfect Pearls Biscotti, Pink Gumball
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Wonky Rectangles Dies, Impression Obsession Hollyhock, Classic Label Punch, Leni by Boyle White Gesso, Spatula, Water, Embossing Buddy, Melon Mambo E/Powder, Heat Gun, Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for popping in today.
Hugs,



Thursday, 14 May 2020

Jessica's 11 2020

Hi Stampers,
Today's card is for our Grand Daughter Jessica who turns 11 today.
Supplies:
Stamps: Dressed to Impress, Label Me Bold
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Foil, Best Dressed DSP
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Smokey Slate, Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo
Finishing Touches:  Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins, 1/8" Silver Ribbon
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Layering Oval Dies, All Dressed Up Dies, Aqua Painter, Misti, Mama Elephant - Inline Numbers, Classic Label Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape
Thanks for visiting today, lovely to see you here.
Hugs,

Saturday, 2 May 2020

CAS Mix Up Challenge - May 2020 - Speckled Gesso Resist - Sunset

Hello,
Welcome to a new CAS Mix Up Challenge, this month we are being challenged to use Gesso Resist by Linda.  I found a You Tube Video by Kim Schofield that uses a Credit Card to get this amazing effect with Gesso.  Once my Gesso was dry I Ink Smooshed with Distress Inks, cut my Die Cut and did some Ink Sponging around the edges.  To complete my card I randomly stamped a word stamp, stamped the main image and finished off with the Sentiment and decorated the inside of my card.
Speckled Gesso Resist, Sponging, Watercolour Smooshing, Stamping, Die Cut






Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Serene Silhouettes, French Foliage, Bloom With Hope
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black
Distress Ink: Barn Door, Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Rectangle Dies, Simon Says Sentiment Labels Die, Spatula, Leni by Boyle White Gesso, Blending Sponge, Water, Craft Mat, Misti, Artline Fine Line Marker, Foam Mat, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue
Wonderful to see you here today, thanks for dropping by.
Hugs,

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Mark's Birthday 2020

Hello Friends,
This is the card we gave our Son for his Birthday on the 20th April.  I used Embossing Paste through a Brick Mask for the background, cut the Larry die cut twice, once with black card and then for the shirt white card. I finished off with the sentiment which I punched out and then trimmed the ends.  For the inside I used the Brick Wall Mask and sponged Grey Granite with a Make Up sponge.
Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Label Me Bold
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Gray Granite
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Ali Express Larry Leaning Man Die, Wendy Vehicci Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Mask, Classic Label Punch,  Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape
Thanks for stopping by today, lovely to see you here.
Hugs,

Thursday, 16 April 2020

CAS Mix Up Challenge Reminder - April 2020 - Bleaching - Green Turtle

Hi there,
This post is a reminder that you have until the 24th April to join us for the current CAS Mix Up Challenge.  Mac Mable is our Guest Designer this month.
I water coloured onto Watercolour Card following Andrea Kidman's Video and using blue, green and yellow paints, drying in between each additional colour with my Heat Gun so I didn't muddied them. Then I stamped the image with Stazon Black and bleached the turtle and some of the bubbles, I applied the bleach a number of times but found on the Watercolour card it was harder to remove the ink and gave a much softer look. The outline faded when I bleached the image of the turtle so I used a dark grey pencil  to give the image some more definition.  I stamped the sentiment, applied the epoxy clear shapes and finished my card.
Supplies:
Stamps: Lucy's Stamps - 1512LJ Green Turtle Large, S/U's Sprinkles of Life
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Watercolour Card, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Stazon Black, Micador Stylist Watercolours, Prismacolour Pencils
Finishing Touches: Clear Epoxy Shapes
Cool Tools: Paint Brush, Water, Bleach, Heat Gun, Big Shot, Provo Craft Tiny Bubbles E/Folder, Misti, Dble Sided Tape, Fun Foam, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue
Lovely to see you here today.
Hugs,

Friday, 10 April 2020

The Paper Players Theme Challenge #485 - A Day at the Zoo - Zebra's

Hello Crafty Stampers,
Today I am playing along at The Paper Players and the Theme Challenge is A Day at the Zoo.



Supplies
Stamps: S/U's Zoo Review, Itty Bitty Birthdays, Stamp World Grassy Hills B586, Stamp It 1998 Long Grass 970C, My Favourite Things Diagonal Stripes BG-19
Card: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Basic Black
Ink: Stazon Black, Smokey Slate, Bashful Blue
Markers: Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green
Finishing Touches: Neutral Candy Dots
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Die, Watercolour Pencils, Aqua Painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Masking Medium, Misti, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 
Thanks for visiting today, lovely to see you here.
Hugs,

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #366 - Free as a Bird

Hello Stampers,
Today I am joining the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge with a sketch by Brian King.
Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Free as a Bird, Label Me Bold
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss, Best Dressed DSP
Markers: Pineapple Punch, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick, Seaside Spray, Pacific Point, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede, Basic Grey, Dark Rich Razzleberry Blendability
Ink: Stazon Black
Finishing Touches: Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Rectangle Stitched Dies, Sizzix Stitched Shapes Die, Aqua Painter, Misti, Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape
Lovely to see you here today.
Hugs,

Monday, 6 April 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #429 - Dreamin' of a New Adventure

Hi there,
Today I am playing at Freshly Made Sketches #429 I created a Clean and Simple design for a Male that would be easy to reproduce.  I used Black and White with the Gold and Black designer paper.

Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Traveler, The Open Sea, Label Me Bold, Inkum's No. 2
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Golden Honey DSP
Ink: Stazon Black
Cool Tools: Big Shot, My Favourite Things Pierced Circle Stax Dies, Misti, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for dropping by to have a look.  Hope everyone is keeping safe and well.
Hugs,



Sunday, 5 April 2020

Fiona's 40

Hello Friends,
Our youngest Daughter turns 40 today and this is the card we gave her.  Happy 40th Birthday Fiona!

I used Designer Paper for the background, stamped the flowers die cutting some of them and fussy cutting the rest.   I stamped the Crumb Cake card with the Hardwood BG, punched them out with the Classic Punch and sponged the edges.  Finished of by Gold embossing the Sentiment and Die cutting the numbers.  I die cut, stamped the flower and water coloured it on the white mat for the Greeting.





Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Painted Poppies, Hardwood, Birthday Blooms, Cake Soiree
Card: Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Painted Poppies DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Painted Label Dies, Sizzix Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies, Provo Craft Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet and Number Dies, Misti, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Classic Label Punch, Embossing Buddy, Gold E/Powder, Heat Gun, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today.
Hugs,

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

CAS Mix Up Challenge - April 2020 - Bleaching - Red Floral

Hi Friends,
It's the 1st of April and time for a new challenge at CAS Mix Up.  Loll is Host and would like us to use Bleach on our cards.  We welcome Mac as our Guest Designer for April.
I followed Jennifer McGuire's Video for this card.  I sponged the Panel with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Barn Door and Fired Brick, then I clear embossed the flower image and Bleached the petals and centre of the flower being careful not to use much bleach as I found it would creep under the embossing and remove the red ink and my image lost some of it's definition.  I love how the petals have a marbled look and I was able to use the stamens as a contrast.  I stamped the sentiment with Barn Door Distress Ink and added the Red Sequins.  The white mat is dry embossed with Sizzix's Ruffled E/Folder.

Bleaching, Ink Blending, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing,  Die Cut
Supplies:
Stamps: S/U's Blended Bloom, Balloon Celebration
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Barn Door, Fired Brick
Finishing Touches: Peaceful Poppies Sequins
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey Ink Explore the 1960's with Erin Lincoln Die, Sizzix Ruffled E/Folder,  Sponge Applicator, Embossing Buddy, Clear E/Powder, Heat Gun, Bleach, Paint Brush, Misti,  Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Wonderful to see you here today.
Hugs,

Monday, 30 March 2020

Joe's Birthday 2020

Hi there,
One of our old friend's had a Birthday on the 14th March and this is the card we sent him.  Joe and Wendy have a crazy black cat that likes to attack when you are least expecting it!


Supplies:
Stamps: Tim Holtz Crazy Cats,
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Gray Granite, Smokey Slate, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, Barely Banana, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Terracotta Tiole, Cajun Craze
Finishing Touches:
Cool Tools: Aqua Painter, Big Shot, E/Folder, Dble Sided Tape
Thanks for visiting today.
Hugs,


Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Try Stamping on Tuesday's #449 - Tulips

Hello there,
Posting today to the Try Stamping on Tuesday's Challenge #449.
With thanks to the Design Team this card was awarded a Top 3 Nomination.
Supplies:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Spring Flowers, S/U's Happiest Birthday Wishes, Beauty Abounds
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Balmy Blue, Patterns Paper Stack DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Balmy Blue, Versamark
Finishing Touches: Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Butterfly Beauty Dies, Sizzix Elegant Dots E/Folder, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Gun, Aqua Painter, Misti, Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape
Thanks for popping in today.
Hugs,