Tuesday, 16 September 2014

First Christmas Project of 2014

When I saw Debby's gorgeous little burlap favour bag in this week's Case Study Challenge, I decided to do a favour of my own and that it should be a Christmas theme.

I stamped the Poinsettia (Waltzing Mouse Stamps  Big Bloom Poinsettia- one of the stamp sets  I acquired at our craft retreat - thanks Chupa!) on vellum and embossed it. Then I coloured the reverse side with Copic Markers. The sentiment is made with a Penny Black die. The pillow box was cut by my Silhouette.
I think you can see I was inspired by the burlap and the colours.

Monday, 15 September 2014

More Autumn Mixed Media

Hi there. Just here to remind you about the current Mixed Media Card Challenge. There's still plenty of time to play - the deadline is 25 September. The theme this month is Autumn.

You can see more inspiration on our reminder post here

I used a stencil on the background and a combination of distress ink and Pan Pastels. The bird is made from craft metal from our sponsor  Add a Little Dazzle. I die cut the metal and then embossed it, added die ink and perfect pearls and finally some glitter. The sentiment is cut with Silhouette from Winnie & Walter's cut file (The Big, the bold and The Blessings). I cut plain card and then added the glitter.  
I'm entering this in the Simon Wednesday Challenge, where the challenge is to make your own background.
I'm also entering this in the Inspiration Emporium Challenge - Autumn theme.

My Fave Butterfly

Hi there, another Monday has rolled around! Just a quick post, because I'm feeling a bit under the weather - just a virus with cough. I still wanted to make a card for the current Muse Card challenge,
 because the Muse is the uber talented Therese Calvird and her card is a stunner.

Here is my take

I used a stencil and distressed ink for the background and also lightly stamped some text through the stencil. My butterfly has more of a watercolour effect, made by colouring directly on to the Penny Black stamp and spritzing before stamping.

I'm also entering this in the Simon Wednesday Challenge, which is to make your own background. 
ETA: I see that City Crafter Challenge have Butterflies as their theme, so I shall this card.


Friday, 12 September 2014

Foxy Friday

Hi there, just a quick post! Today I made a card for the Moxie Fab World Foxy foxes Challenge and have also used the inspiration photo from the Scrapbook boutique challenge.

The fox stamp was a freebie from a magazine and the sentiment is from Winnie & Walter. The tag die is from Papertrey Ink and the background on the tag was made with a Heidi swap stencil and distress ink. Sorry to be short and sweet - but I'm going out for lunch now! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Happy Haunting!

I was having a play with my Winnie & Walter stamps, intending to make a card for Catherine Poolers Stampnation challenge and then it took on a life of it's own, becoming a Halloween card!

I've used stamps from Winnie & Walter Moonlight and This Awesome House. Oh and I've used the W&W cut file from A Tree for all seasons and have enlarged it.
I used a craft knife to open the front door to show the inside of the house (I got that idea from Kelly's awesome card here)

 So I'm entering this in Catherine Pooler's House Warming Party challenge to celebrate her new blog.  
ETA: I'm also entering this in the Inspiration Emporium challenge - Fall theme.
I'm also entering this in Simon's Wednesday Challenge -  to create your own challenge.

Paper Piecing

Good morning. Yes it's a lovely Spring morning - the winds have gone, the showers have eased and the sun is shining! So I should be outside enjoying the day. However I had an idea for a card and didn't want to wait!

Actually, I started this project months ago, but these cute dogs ended up in my unfinished stuff box!
The stamp is from Urban Crafts. I made the mirror image by tracing it on vellum with a carbon pencil and then rubbing it on to the designer paper and going over it with a black marker.
I'm entering this in Virginia View Challenge #7.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Another new stamp

Yay! I've finished off a card I started a week ago. I've been adding tiny bits to the background over the last few days and had a ping' moment today on how to finish the card!
Also just a reminder about the Mixed Media Card Challenge - the theme is Autumn and you have until 25 Sept to enter.

I've discovered a new (to me) challenge at the Inspiration Emporium blog - the the theme is Fall.
I recently heard about this store through the Online Card Classes and was pleased to see they have a very reasonable postage for overseas purchases.

The background stamp is from Penny Black. I picked it up at a craft fair last week. I remember being tempted to buy it last year, but resisted the urge - not so this time. I think it will be quite versatile - good for all seasons! I stamped it in Archival Jet Black ink and then played with some Distress inks.
Next I added some watered down Perfect Pearls and Lumiere paints. Today I decided to add the birds on the branch, cut with my Silhouette and coloured with Copics and Wink of Stella. The sentiment is also from Penny Black.

I am entering this in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - colour challenge and the Simon Wednesday  STAMPtember Stamp-it challenge.
Of course this card also qualifies for Darnell's NBUS challenge #2, because this is the first time I've used the PB stamp and if I had bought it last year, it probably would have sat in my stash until now!
ETA: OOPS! I've just realised we only get 3 entries, so this entry won't count in the prize draw.