Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Winnie & Walter - Seasons!

It's the 3rd day of Winnie & Walter's new release and today's premiere set is The Big, the Bold and Seasons. These stamps are fabulous for cards and of course fantastic for scrapbooking!

This is another one-layer card. I die-cut a leaf and then used the negative as a stencil.
The small leaves and the sentiment, both come with the new stamp set. 

This one is a CAS easy card. I embossed the card with my Big-Shot and then stamped the flower and leaf from the featured set around the oval. Then I stamped the banner from The Big, the Bold and Extras set and stamped the sentiment from the Big, the Bold and Seasons.  I couldn't resist adding the Studio Calico birds.

To create this card, I began by partially embossing a piece of white card stock. Then I sponged  and spritzed various inks  to get the background. The sentiments are from the today's featured set. I finished the card by adding the twine, seahorse embellishment and the die-cut sun.

Here are a couple of fun tags I made.

The winter tag is made from shrink plastic. I die-cut the tag,  stamped the sentiment and snowflakes and then used my heat gun to shrink the tag. It always feels like a magic trick when I do this!

I had so much fun making these cards. Now, don't forget to pop over to Winnie & Walter's Blog to see what Dianne and the Talent have created.


Hello there! This is a very last minute card, because life has been busy, for the 200th challenge at Case Study. The muse is Shari Caroll - love her style.

I didn't have time to think too much, so I looked in my scraps box of un-used die-cuts etc and found the bird. So this is what I came up with…

The bird is made with a Tim Holtz die and painted with lumber paint. The leaves stamps are from Clearly Besotted and the flower is from Stamplorations Eclectic Flowers set.
Then of course I had to add some splatters and sequins.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Winnie & Walter Premier of Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant

Hi there. I'm back today with more cards for my Guest Star spot at Winnie & Walter. Today is the premiere of Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant. I'm not sure if we're allowed favourites, but if so, then this is it!

The first thing I thought of when I saw this set was christmas!  I made a one layer card with stamping and masking  - pretty straight forward! The sentiment and stars are stamped with Gold Delicata and they do shimmer, but I couldn't capture it in the photo.
Sadly, I have lost the small star stamp! My DH found the acrylic block in the dogs mouth and the stamp was chewed up! 

In this card you cannot see a pennant! But wait, I have used the pattern of the smaller pennants  to create the border and the pattern on the butterflies.
The sentiment is from the The Big, the Bold and You and the stamped bling is from Scenery: Big Bang Confetti.

This one is a very CAS masculine card - I never seem to have any cards in my stash suitable for the men in my life.

The pennant was stamped twice - once with the plain pennant and then again with the zig zag.
I drew the green on a piece of scrap paper and then sponged and stencilled over it.
The sentiment is from The Big , the Bold and You.

One more, just to show how versatile this set is....

I stamped the pennants and sentiment with pink pigment ink and embossed with a pearl embossing powder.
The paper is from Heidi Swapp ( I got carried away at our local craft store and bought lots of HS stuff today) and the chipboard house was an oldie from my stash. I inked the house up with white ink and embossed with the pearl powder.
The sentiment is from yesterday's set The Big, the Bold and the Blessings.

Now why don't you pop over to Winnie & Walter's blog to see what Dianne
and the Talent have created.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Winnie & Walter Guest Designing Gig!!!! Blessings!

Yep! You read it correctly! Today and for the next 3 days, I am one of the guest designers at Winnie & Walter, my new favourite stamp company! I first heard about W&W through Facebook and when I saw their 1st release, it was love at first sight. I now own 9 sets and they make me soooo happy!

Today is the premier of  The Big, the Bold and Blessings.

I began with a piece of white card stock and sponged and sprayed Worn lipstick, Spun sugar and Shabby Shutters to get the background. I Stamped the sentiment on a piece of scrap card and fussy cut, leaving some white border for extra pop.  The leaf  was die-cut and the edges sponged with various inks . I stitched the green border, mounted the panel on a white card and added a touch of bling!

While I had the stamps and the distress inks out I made another card.

All the sentiments,  except the 'so', come from the Big, the Bold and the Blessings. The flower, leaves  come from the Big, the Bold and Extras and the 'so; is from the Big, the Bold and You set.

Thank you so much for visiting - I hope you like my creations with the fabulous W&W stamps. 
Don't forget to go over to Winnie & Walter's blog to see the amazing projects created by Dianne Jaquay (the other Guest Designer) and the The Talent.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Sharing more love at Winnie & Walter

Here is another card for Share the love week at Winnie & Walter in their collab with Ranger Distress Inks.
This card is for Day 1 - Watercolour.

This one is a minnie card. I have stamped the flowers with Picked Raspberry and the leaves with Mowed Lawn, clear embossed and ten water coloured. The centre of the flower is stamped with Hero Arts black ink and clear embossed (this is a newbie and I'm happy with it). The background was coloured with Broken China . The stamps are from W&W The Big, The Bold and Extras.
ETA: I am also entering this card in Virginia's View challenge #5 - Die-cuts.

Getting My Mojo Back!

 Sorry I've been away from my blog for so long, but we've been entertaining our Niece for the last couple of weeks, including taking her to Queensland for 8 days. I did take a few supplies, but didn't manage to complete a card - just played around a bit.

So I figured the best way to get back in to card making was to dive in without thinking! I saw that Winnie & Walter have a collab with Tim Holtz Distress Inks so I literally got out my supplies and played without ant planning.

This card is for Day 4, which is to use stencils.

I started with a piece of white card stock and sponged various colours of distress ink. Then I used 3 different stencils and sponged again. I stamped stamped the background with W & W Scenery : Big Bang Confetti. Next I used my brand new die from Simon Says stamp to cut the butterflies (I love it). I used white gel pen around the edges and then stamped the W & W sentiment from  the Big the Bold and You, gold embossed and fussy cut it.
Mounted sentiment and inked panel and then added a few sequins to finish.

ETA: I am entering this card in Virginia's View challenge #5 - Die-cuts.
Also entering this card in the Case Study Challenge #199

Here are a few snaps from our holiday in Queensland.

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
View from Appartment

Yum - Lamb pizza with Hummus, pine-nuts and Pomegranate seeds

Apartment in Noosa Heads- wouldn't mind living here!
View from Apartment at sunset

At Australia Zoo!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Mixed Media Card Challenge - The FUN Begins!

Hello there! Today is very exciting because it's the first challenge for the Mixed Media Card Challenge and it's my first design team position!!!

 I die-cut a tag, painted it with gesso, dry embossed it and then coloured it with Gelatos. The reason I used the gesso, is because I find it makes it easier to blend the Gelatos.

Then I stamped the butterflies and coloured them with a combination of watercolour paint, Inktense pencils and distress markers. I fussy cut them and the covered them with glossy accents and left to dry for a few hours.
I've use a but of thread for the antennae.
I stamped the sentiment and cut up to place on the tag.

My next decision was whether to add bling, but decided on splatter!
So I've definitely used a mixture of media and I hope you like it!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Now go on over to MMCC to see what the rest of the design team have created - I'm sure you'll be inspired!

I am entering this card in the Simon Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge.