Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Stenciled Day 2 - Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone,
This is the second card I made for day 2 using a stencil and Stampin' Up's Watercolour Pencils.  I made the stencil using the 3/4" Circle Punch and a piece of acetate.

Stamps: S/U's Sassy Salutations
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Ink: Stazon Black, Stampin' Up's Watercolour Pencils
Finishing Touches: Button, Karen Fosters Scrappers Floss
Cool Tools: 3/4" Circle Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, MFT Fishtail Dies, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Merry Monday #93 - Radiant Glitter Ornaments

Hey There Stampers,
We had a fantastic lot of entries to last weeks Merry Monday challenge, thanks for joining us. 
This week the Merry Monday Challenge is to use an Ornament or Ornaments on your Christmas card.  I saw a new technique that I hadn't tried so I decided to have a go for this challenge.  I found this card at Gayatri Murali's Blog Handmade by G3 and there is a video on Jennifer Rzasa's Blog for her Radiant Glitter Technique. Instead of doing a whole card front I used the Technique to do just the Ornaments.  I love how they turned out, so sparkly and pretty.  I followed Jennifer's tutorial and then die cut and punched the snowflakes and attached them to the Adhesive sheet before I began to use the glitter.  I kept my glitter separate on different sheets of scrap paper because my containers are large enough to be able return and reuse the glitter. 

Stamps: Simon Says Christmas Sentiments
Card and Papers: Whisper White, S/U's Sizzix Dble Sided Adhesive Sheets,
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo
Finishing Touches: Very fine Glitter, Karen Fosters Scrappers Floss, Darcie Sequins, Crystals
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Carl CP1N Snow-A Punch, Sizzix Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Simon Says Merry Christmas Die,  Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue
Thanks for visiting today, I would love to hear from you.



Sunday, 26 January 2014

Stenciled Day 2 - Happy Anniversary

Hi there,
This card is for my Hubby for our Anniversary next month and one of my cards for Day 2 of the Stenciled On Line Classes presented by Kristina Werner.  I made my own stencil with the Small Heart Punch from Stampin' Up! and a piece of acetate.  I used Black and Metallic Gold Prismacolour Pencils in the heart shape.  I love the artistic look created by the pencils inside the stencilled hearts and the swirled Gold Thread with the glittery heart as a finishing touch.

Stamps: S/U's Great Greetings
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Clear Acetate
Ink: Stazon Black, Prismacolour Pencils - Black and Metallic Gold
Finishing Touches: Champagne Glitter Heart, Gold Thread, Washi Tape
Cool Tools: Heat Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for dropping by, lovely to see you here.

Stenciled Day 1 - I Love You

Hi Friends,
I joined the Stenciled On Line classes and what a fun and inspiring class for day 1.  I enjoyed the 4 videos with loads of ideas from these amazing artists.  This class tutorial was demonstrated by the lovely Debby Hughes.  I made a stencil with the Falling Hearts Die from Simon Says and used other items from my stash to complete my card.  Hope you like it. 

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings, Borders and Corners (Heart)
Card and Papers: Neenah White, Vellum, Whisper White
Ink: Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Versamark
Finishing Touches: Red Metallic Hearts, Darcie Sequin
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Memory Box Falling Hearts Die, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Trimmer and Scoring Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Corner Rounder Punch, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue
I am glad you could visit today.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Colour Q #225 - Coral Roses

Hi Friends,
Today's post is for the Colour Q Challenge this week. When I saw the roses on the inspiration photo I decided to use my MFT Contemporary Rose Stamps and dies.  I found a few retired designer papers  and coloured the sentiment with markers before stamping.  I enjoyed using this combination of colours and like how it came together.

Stamps: MFT Contemporary Roses, Stampin' Up's A Round Array
Card and Papers: Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Patterns Stack Regals Collection, Bella Rose DSP, Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cameo Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip
Finishing Touches: Season of Style Washi Tape
Cool Tools: Big Shot, MFT Contemporary Roses Dies,  MFT Fishtail Flags Dies, Sizzix Beautifully Baroque E/Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponges, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Seize the Sketch #12 - Birds on a Wire

Hi there,
Today's post is for this weeks Seize the Sketch challenge.  

Stamps: Simon Says Christmas 3 x 4, Happy 3 x 4
Card and Papers: Soft Sky, Basic Black, Silver Metallic,  Kaisercraft Le Ch√Ęteau Collection
Ink: Basic Grey
Finishing Touches: Centre of a Sequin
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Memory Box Bird Die, Martha Stewart Birds on a Wire Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Tombow 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for dropping by today.  I love to hear from you.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Merry Monday #92 - Printed Snowman

Hello Everyone Happy Monday,
It's time for another Merry Monday Challenge and this week we are challenging you to use Red, Brown, Kraft and Vanilla on your card with ribbon.  I knew I wanted to use print on my snowman and I used the Dictionary background stamp and circle punches to create him.  Then I decided to go with a night scene and I was able to use my embossing paste again with my Simon Says Falling Snow Stencil.  Love it!  For the finishing touches I used ribbon which was a gift from my MM Secret Santa, Black Pearls, Button, Thread and Dazzling Diamonds.

Stamps: S/U's Dictionary, Cold Play (R), Delightful Decorations (R)
Card and Papers: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Early Espresso, Kaisercraft Christmas Carol DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Finishing Touches: Gold and Red Satin Ribbon from my Merry Monday Secret Santa, Mini Button, Pearls, Embroidery Thread, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Dazzling Diamonds
Cool Tools: 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Snowflake Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, In the Meadow Papertrey Ink Die, Simon Says Falling Snow Stencil, Spatula, Sponge, 3/4" Circle Punch, 3/8" Circle Punch, Sizzix Decorative Strip Northern Frost Die, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
I am glad you stopped by today and would love to hear from you.  Happy Stamping!

Colour Q Challenge #224 - Happy Birthday

Hello Friends,
Today I am participating in the Colour Q Challenge #224 with a Birthday card for my SIL.

Stamps: S/U's Stippled Blossoms, Summer Silhouettes, Beautiful Birthday
Card and Papers: Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Poppy Parade
Finishing Touches: Island Indigo Satin Ribbon
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Polka Dot E/Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dot
Thanks for taking a peek today.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Merry Monday #91 - Happy Snowman

Hello Friends,
Today's card is for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge and we are challenging you to use a Snowman on your card.  I used a few new purchases on my card this week, in fact most of the design elements.  I love the Purple Onion Design image by Stacey Yacula, Stencil and Embossing Paste, Talk Bubble plus Paper Smooches Sentiment and Tim Holtz Tinsel all new. 
Stamps: Purple Onion Designs Stacey Yacula Berry Snowman, Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
Card and Papers: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Patterns Stack Regals Collection DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Finishing Touches: Island Indigo Satin Ribbon, Tim Holtz Tinsel
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Simon Says Talk Bubbles Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Aqua Painter, Simon Says  Falling Snow Stencil, Spatula, Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Sponge, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dot
Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Retro Sketch #96 - Happy Birthday Marion!

Hi Friends,
Today's card is for the Retro Sketch Challenge #96 and my SIL's Birthday this week.  Hopefully I have turned a corner and can get back to participating in a few more challenges this year.

Stamps: MFT Contemporary Roses, S/U's It's Your Birthday
Card and Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, S/U's Patterns Stack - Bright's Collection,
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Finishing Touches: Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, MFT Contemporary Roses Dies, Sizzix Square Lattice E/Folder, Sizzix Delicate Designs E/Folder,  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Corner Rounder, Sewing Machine, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for taking a peek today.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Merry Monday #90 - Christmas Wreath

Hello Everyone,
Here we are with a fabulous new blog, some new Design Team Members and a New Year and it's time to get started with our Christmas cards for this year.  Where you rushing to make your Christmas cards last year,  come and join us each week and you will be ready come December to send out your cards.
Today's card is for the Merry Monday Challenge this week and we are challenging you to use Ribbon or Twine on your card.  I used ribbon to make a Wreath, a new never tried Weaving technique for me which  I found very easy to do.  I found the Tutorial on Pinterest.  I sponged the Door Panels, added a Silver Pearl for the Door Handle and attached the Bells with Silver Cord.  Hope you like it, and I would love to hear from you.

Stamps: S/U's Fruit of the Season 1999
Card and Papers: Crafty Kids White, Basic Grey
Ink: Basic Grey
Finishing Touches: 1/8" White and Real Red Grossgrain Ribbon, Silver Cord, Silver Bells, Silver Pearl, Red Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Memory Box Door Die, Sizzix Bricked E/Folder, Sponge, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Dble Sided Tape
Thanks for dropping by today.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Brian's 70th Birthday

Hi Friends,
Showing you a card I made today for my BIL's 70th Birthday. He is still farming and has a collection of old farm machinery and a tractor similar to this image.
Stamps: S/U's Memorable Moments, Paper Extra Clear Stamps #93880
Card and Papers: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Silver Metallic, Parker's Patterns DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Real Red, Stazon Black
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Pinking Circles Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today.