Sunday, 25 July 2021

Rudolph Days - July 21

Hi there,

It's the 25th of the month once again and so I'm here to share with you a card that I've made for Scrappy Mo's 'Rudolph Days' challenge.  Here's the card that I've made:

The winter lodge and Christmas trees are by Inkylicious and the trees are the top of my card are by Stampscapes.

Short and sweet today and I hope to be back with you all again soon.  Many thanks for your visit today, I really appreciate it x 

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Twofer Challenge - Birds

Hi there,

I'm here today to share a couple of cards with you that I've made for Darnell's 'Twofer Card Challenge.' The theme this month is 'Birds' and so I thought it seemed like a great opportunity to add a couple of extra cards to my stash.  Here's what I've made:

The fabulous seagull stamp is one of the latest by Crafty Individuals (CI-576) and I have to say that I've really enjoyed using him.  It's a great size stamp and so useful, especially for making cards for the men in our lives. The backing paper that I've used on my retirement card is also by Crafty Individuals.

That's all from me for today, so I wish you all a wonderful end to the week and I hope that the sun shines for you xx

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

For Christine

No words today, just a card in memory of my beautiful Sister-In-Law, Christine on her birthday xx

Friday, 9 July 2021

CAS Alcohol Inks On Vellum Take 2

Hello there,

I mentioned in my last post that I would be sharing a second CAS card for the challenge over at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge so here it is:

For this one, I stamped a Chocolate Baroque stamp with VersaMark ink before heat embossing with some Vanilla embossing powder.  I then turned the image over and colours from the back using some Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I cut an apeture in a single piece of white card, then plaved the vellum behind it before gluing it in place.  This is quite different from my first card and I have to say that I really enjoyed trying the two different techniques. 

That's all from me for today but I hope to be back with you all again very soon  xx 

Monday, 5 July 2021

CAS Alcohol Inks On Vellum

Hello There,

How are you all keeping..... good I hope.

I'm here today to share a card with you that I've made for this month's challenge over at CAS Mix Up.  I've actually made two cards for the challenge over the weekend, so I'll be sharing the second one in the coming week.

CAS cards don't come naturally to me, although I  have to say that the more that I've made, the more I'm enjoying making them and I'm really starting to like the end results too.  This challenge has now become one of my firm favourites as it really does challenge me to try something different, which is a good thing as it's very easy to get stuck in our ways.  This month's challenge is to use alcohol inks on Vellum.  I don't own any alcohol inks, but I do have a few alcohol markers, so that's what I used on this card:

I started by scribbling the alcohol inks onto the vellum, then I spritzed them with some surgical spirit to achieve the desired effect.  Next, I used an oval die to make an apeture in a single piece of card and then stamped the Inkylicious poppy and sentiment.  I then stamped and coloured a second poppy and again, I used a red alcohol marker to give it a great depth of colour.  I glued the vellum behind the oval, ink side down.  This card is a 5 x 7, which is a size that I find I'm using more and more.

So that's all for today and I have to say that I'm really happy with how the card turned out and I also had lots of fun making it.  I suppose using the alcohol colours on vellum is sort of like using brushos, in that you have no idea how they are going to turn out.

Take care and I'll be back with you all again soon xx

Saturday, 3 July 2021

Guest Designer At CAS Christmas Card Challenge

Hello there,

I was absolutely thrilled and surprised to find that I had won the May challenge over at CAS Christmas Challenge.  I'm fairly new to CAS card making, so it really was an honour to have my card chosen as the winner.  Shortly after winning, I was asked if I would like to be a Guest Designer for July and I was very happy to accept their kind offer.

The challenge for July is 'Poinsettia' and here's the card that I've made:

The Poinsettia stamp that I've used is by Crafty Individuals.  I stamped out the image on stamping card, then coloured it using Spectrum Noir pens.  The next part was definitely a labour of love as I spent ages fussy cutting out the flowers. Before adding the flowers to my card, I used some blue and yellow Distress ink which I dabbed on using a piece of cling film.  I think this is such a lovely effect and makes a great backdrop for the Poinsettia flowers.  I also did the same in the top left corner to give the card some balance.  I finished by adding the sentiment and a little grey shadow under the flowers to give them a little depth.  I hadn't intended to mount the card on red but I felt that it just brought everything together.  Well I've really enjoyed making this card and it would be lovely if you could join us to at:

I'd like to add this card to the following challenges:

That's all from me for today, so many thanks to the DT over at CAS Christmas challenge for having me as their Guest Designer.  Take care and I'll be back with you all again soon xx

Friday, 2 July 2021

Anyone For Tea?

Hi there,

I'm here today to share the last of my samples from the June shows that 'Crafty Individuals' had on 'The Craft Store.'  This one features the pretty tea cup. 

Just a short post today as I'm now busy making more samples for the next shows in August, so if I'm quiet, then that's why.

Hope you can all find some time to do what makes you happy xx