Sunday, 11 December 2016

White on white Tag

Here is a very simple tag inspired by Day 9 of the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist, which featured tags by Sharon Harnist & Jean Manis.

The front die  and sentiment stamp is from a Lia Griffith set by Hero Arts. I die cut a circle to fit behind and dry embossed it. The pearls were coloured with gold paint.

I'm also entering the Simon Wednesday Challenge - ICE

'TIS the Season

I have been feeling very guilty about not using my Silhouette for so long, so I went through the library of purchases and found this cute cut file.

The window, tree and bird are part of the cut file and I chose to back it with paper from Kaisercraft.
The sentiment is also from Kaisercraft and I used a Tim Holtz die to cut the berries.

I am entering the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies (berries) and Kylie's Twelve Days of Christmas Card Challenge.

House Mouse Tag

Hi there Crafters! I am sharing yet another tag for the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist.

This one is inspired by Sandy Allnock, because I love her mouse. I used the colours and a Stampendous stamps I bought at a weak moment, because I don't usually do cute! My colouring is not brilliant, I am going back to try to create another one and get it better!!!

This is only half the image - he is pulling another mouse in a nut shell, but there's only room for one on the tag.
I coloured with Zig Markers and sponged with Distress ink. To add the green, I die cut the holly and instead of a stamped image, I dry embossed the border at the base of the tag.

 Check out Sandy's cute mouse!

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Another Quick Tag

I just made another tag inspired by the amazing Jill Foster for the Ellen 
Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist.  Her tag is totally stunning and although I started out basing it loosely on her tag, it was my tag that ended up very loose!!!

I stamped and embossed the Penny Black image and then sponged on some distress inks and coloured the berries with Zig CCRB Markers and then I couldn't help myself - I spritzed and then I spritzed again!!! I let the colours pool and do what they wanted and then touched up the berries and stamped some snowflakes. To finish, I added the sentiment, the bird and some twine. It's definitely a Feminine tag!

This is Jill's amazing tag....

Honey Bear Christmas

Hi there. I have another tag to share, this time it's for the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas (with a Feminine Twist).

The idea of this challenge is to create a tag inspired by one of the Feminine Twist tags, created by one of the 24 designers. I chose a tag made by Carly Tee Minner, which has colourful trees and a cute critter. I decided it was time to break out the Honey Bee stamps from The Ton, which I purchased earlier in the year. It really makes me happy!
So here it is...

The trees are from the Penny Black Prancer set, the sentiment, snow flakes and tag die are from
 Papertrey Ink  and the bear stamp from The Ton Stamps.

this is the tag I was inspired by:-

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Winter Wonderland

I have a another watercolour card to share today. It's another Penny Black Stamp and such a pretty and peaceful scene.

I applied masking fluid to the birch trees and snow drops, with a few extra spots and then using Distress Inks and Memento Dye Inks I did a wash over the background.

I decided not to add a sentiment on the front, so it could be used for other occasions other than Christmas.

I'm entering the CAS Watercolour Challenge (Resist) and the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Challenge (Snow & Ice theme).  Also the Simon Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge.
ETA: I'm also entering Kylie's 12 Days of Christmas Card Challenge.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

3D Christmas

Hello there. It's another gorgeous late Spring day here in Melbourne and yet again I am making snowy scenes!

I haven't used my Silhouette for ages, so I decided I should make a gift.

After cutting the trees I inked them up and then embossed them with some pretty embossing powder I forgot I had! Then I added a bit of white embossing on the edges for snow. I stamped the deer from WPlus9 and added a Kaisercraft die. The Silhouette cutting files are designed by Ashbee Design - they have lots of similar designs, so you can make a sweet village.

I'm entering this in the Simon Monday Christmas Gifts Challenge, the Simon Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge and the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Snow and Ice theme.

ETA: I'm entering the City Crafter Challenge - Christmas Tree.