Monday, 21 April 2014

Merry Monday #105 - Santa is Comin' to Town

Hello Friends,
It's time for another Merry Monday Challenge and this week it's my turn to challenge you.  I am challenging you to use a Christmas Word or Words and Decorate each Letter on you Card.  So it's time to mess up your craft space and pull out your retired Alphabet stamps, dies or punches and have some fun. I know I had crafty stuff all over my table and I used a lot of different elements to design my card.  LOL. Can't wait to see what you all create and don't forget to check out the Merry Monday blog, the rest of the Design Team has come up with some fantastic ideas.

Stamps: S/U's Lovely Letters Alphabet, Letterpress Alphabet, Jolly Bingo Bits
Card and Papers: Garden Green, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, Silver Glimmer Card, Kaisercraft Mint Twist DSP, S/U's DSP Patterns - Riding Hood Red
Ink: Stazon Black, Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Real Red, Soft Suede,
Finishing Touches: Pearls, Crystal, Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Cord, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Brush
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Tag Punch, Small Tag Punch, Star Punch, Provo Craft Cuttlebug Harmony Dies, Provo Craft Cuttlebug Olivia Dies, Sizzix Lots of Tags Sizzlits Dies, Sizzix Decorative Strip Northern Frost Die, Sizzix Polka Dot E/Folder, Sizzix Little Holly Leaves E/Folder, Sizzix Snow Burst E/Folder, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for popping in today.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Birthday Mark!

Hello Friends,
It's our Son's Birthday today and this is the card I made for him.  Water Colouring is very trendy at the moment and I haven't used this type of freehand painting so I decided to have a go. I Water Coloured the Background with Water Colour Paints on Water Colour Card. I stamped the Sentiment and Stars in Stazon Black and then used my Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Brush to add some bling which is hard to see in the photo but looks fantastic in real life. 

Stamps: Mama Elephant - Make A Wish Set
Card: Basic Black, Water Colour Card
Ink: Stazon Black, Water Colour Paints by Cre8tiv
Finishing Touches: Zig Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Brush
Cool Tools: Paint Brush, Water, Computer and Printer
Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Merry Monday #104 - Christmas in the City

Hello Friends,
It's Monday and that means it's time for another Merry Monday Challenge.  Karen is challenging us to use the colours of Slate, Kraft, White or Cream on your card. I decided to do a City Scape and make it a Christmas card. After stamping the main row of buildings I added another row, stamping off before adding it to the background.  I then stamped the Lovely as A Tree image in Crumb Cake and added the Washi Tape and Sentiment to finish my card. Hope it inspires you to make a Christmas card and join the rest of the "Merry Makers" this week.

Stamps: Art Impressions P2975 City Scape, S/U's Lovely As A Tree, Fruit of the Season
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Basic Grey
Ink: Basic Grey, Crumb Cake
Finishing Touches: Washi Tape
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Masking Medium, Sponge, Dble Sided Tape
Hope your having a perfect day!  Happy Stamping!

Mosaic Heart Anniversary!

Hi there,
Today's card is for our Son and his Wife's Wedding Anniversary this week.  I white embossed the Mosaic Heart using the stencil and Versamark Ink, then sponged Tim Holtz Distress Inks over the card.  Once it had dried I splattered water droplets with a paintbrush.  I created the sentiment on my computer, printed it out and finished off with some Silver Heart Confetti.  First time I have used my Distress Inks and Water to create a card, I love how easy it is to do and the WOW effect it creates.

I am also linking this card to Virginia's View Challenge #2 which is to use Stencils.
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink's Evergreen Bough, Shaded Lilac, Shabby Shutters, Iced Spruce
Finishing Touches: Silver Heart Confetti
Cool Tools: Simon Says Stamps Mosaic Heart Stencil, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Tim Holtz Sponges, Water, Paint Brush, Big Shot, Sizzix Adorning Accents Hearts E/Folder, Scoring Tool, Computer and Printer, Dble Sided Tape. Dimensionals
Hope you're having a fantastic day stamping.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Merry Monday #103 - Snowman Family

Hi there,
It's time for another Merry Monday challenge, Kathy's choice and we are challenging you to use a Snowman on your Christmas card.  I went with this adorable little family of Snow people from Birdie Brown.  I also added some snow using the Simon Says Stencil - Falling Snow and embossing paste.  The background was dry embossed using the Snow Burst embossing folder from Sizzix.
Stamps: Birdie Brown Digi Image - Snowmen Family, S/U's Delightful Decorations
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Poppy Parade
Ink: Stazon Black, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue
Finishing Touches: Zig Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Pen, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Cool Tools: Computer and Printer Big Shot, Sizzix Snow Burst E/Folder, Sizzix Northern Frost Decorative Die, 3/4" Circle Punch, Sponge, Simon Says Falling Snow Stencil, Spatula, Aqua Painter, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Virginia's View Challenge #2 and The Card Concept #7- Happy Birthday Fiona!

Hi Friends,
Our youngest Daughter has a Birthday on Saturday and this is the card I made for her.  I did case a card of Debbie Hughes from the Stencilled Online Card Class but had to use different products to make it and I changed a few design details along the way. I love how Debbie's cards are CAS and have soft lines. I coloured some of the pearls with a Copic pen. Virginia Lu's 2nd challenge is up and we are to use a Stencil to play along and The Card Concept wants us to Use A Butterfly.  I think my card is Clean and Layered in design terms.

Stamps: WPlus9 Whole Lotta of Happy
Card: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Vellum
Ink: R02 Copic Flesh, Frost White Smooch Spritz, Crisp Cantaloupe, Heidi Swap Blush Colour Shine
Finishing Touches: Pearls, Sewing Thread,
Cool Tools: Simon Says Peppermint Stripe Stencil, Spatula, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Simon Says Clustered Leaves Die, Big Shot, Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly Die, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for stopping by today.