Thursday, 17 August 2017

A bit of Embossing

Hi there! I'm back with another card using the Hero Arts July kit. I added a bit of embossing for the A Blog Named Hero's Embossing challenge. I used Distress Oxide ink for the background and the flowers were coloured with Zig Clean Colour markers. I then over-stamped the mason jar with Versamark and heat embossed both the jar and the sentiment. A bit of Wink of Stella and sequins were added for the added sparkle. This post is for A Blog Named Hero's Facebook Fanpage. Thank you for dropping by!

Materials
Stamps - Hero Arts July kit
Inks - Distress Oxide (part of the kit), Zig markers
Others - Hero Arts Brass EP, Wink of Stella












Thursday, 3 August 2017

Have a Beautiful Birthday

I have a quick watercolour card to share. I used distress inks to add some colour to the background and then white embossed some images over it. I love the washed out look of the distress inks! Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges:
A Blog Named Hero
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Splatter It

Materials:
Card - Watercolour paper, Neenah Desert Storm
Stamps - Hero Arts July Kit
Inks - Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Broken China and Seedless Preserve
Die - Lil Inkers 


This post is for A Blog Named Hero's Facebook Fan Page.


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Hero Arts July Kit

I was so excited when my parcel arrived from Hero Arts last week and couldn't wait to ink up the images. I love lavender and was very eager to stamp up this image first. After stamping and masking up the images, I added a masked border to two sides of the card and lightly sponged with the Distress Oxide ink that was included in the July kit. The rest of the images were coloured with my Zig Clean Colour markers. Love all the fun containers and bunches of flowers in the kit. I'll be stamping some more real soon!! Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - You've Got the Edge
A Blog Named Hero - Florals
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Materials:
Stamps - Hero Arts July monthly kit, Winnie and Walter sentiment (hello)
Inks - Distress Ink Iced Spruce, Zig markers
Others - PPP Clear drops, sticky notes tapes from Officeworks






Thursday, 20 July 2017

Florals challenge

Did someone say 'Florals'? Most of my favourite stamps have some variety of flowers. I decided to combine a Winnie and Walter stampset with sentiment from Hero Arts for the current A Blog named Hero Florals challenge. I inked up an acrylic block with some Distress Inks, spritzed with some water and invert it over a watercolour card. I tried several times before I perfected the technique. I had drips from the block, not enough water, ink oozing out the side (I tried wiping it and created a mess on the white space)... I was happy to finally see this card finished. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps- Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy, Winnie and Walter In Bloom - Addie's Garden
Inks- Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord and Mermaid Lagoon
Dies - Hero Arts





Sunday, 9 July 2017

Altenew July Inspiration


I have a card to share based on the colours of the current July Inspiration Challenge from Altenew and the current sketch on CAS(E) this sketch. For the background, I used strips of the patterned paper from  Echo Park mounted on dimensional tape. The flower and leaves were stamped on white carsick and then fussy cut. I only managed one completed card this weekend! Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Paper - Echo Park Wedding Bliss
Stamps - Altenew Beautiful Day
Inks - Altenew Frosty Pink, Ruby Red and Velvet, Hero Arts Green Hills and Simon Says Stamp
Others - PPP Clear Drops







Thursday, 6 July 2017

Blue Hydrangeas

After seeing a few blue cards posted recently, I was inspired to do one as well. This card was made with Distress Inks on water colour card. I wanted to colour in the negative space as there is a fair bit of detailing on the stamp which I wanted to leave untouched. I've also inlaid a die cut from Winnie and Walter. I'm adding this card to the current A Blog Named Hero Florals challenge with Winnie & Walter. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps - Hero Arts and Winnie & Walter
Inks - Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire and Broken China, Hero Arts Navy
Dies - Winnie and Walter and MFT Stitched Rectangles
Others - PPP clear drops









Sunday, 25 June 2017

PTI June Blog Hop

I almost missed this one. I made it Sunday night just before I went to bed! I struggled to find all the appropriate dies needed for the June inspiration photo. This is what I came up with! I'm not sure where the flower die is from (definitely not PTI). Thanks for dropping in!

Materials:
Dies - PTI Love Potion, MFT Dienamics stitched rectangles
Stamp - PTI Happiness in Bloom
Inks - Distress Ink Broken China, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry and Cracked Pistachio
Others - PPP Clear droplets, Vellum



Saturday, 24 June 2017

Hanami Garden

When I saw the new Hanami Garden collection at my local Kaisercraft store, I was in love with this delicious collection! I rarely buy the 12x12 papers as usually the 6x6 size is more suitable for cardmaking. For this A5 sized card, the larger papers were perfect!! I also used the die cut from the Collectables to make this card. I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Patterned Paper.

Materials:
Paper - Kaisercraft Hanami Garden collection and glitter cardstock
Dies - Winnie and Walter Happy, MFT Large Numbers, Tim Holtz Scribbles and Splat
Stamps - Concord and 9th 
Ink - Hero Arts 
Others - Kaisercraft pearls


Friday, 23 June 2017

Masculine 60th Birthday Card

This is the other card I made for a work colleague using Kaisercraft patterned papers and various dies. I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Use Patterned the Paper. I tend to hoard a lot of PP and making this card which is A5 size, a good chance to use up some of my stash!

Materials:
Paper - Neenah Desert Storm, Kaisercraft Pack Your Bags 6x6 PP and glitter card
Dies - Tim Holtz Scribbles and Splat, Lil Inkers Stitched Circles, MFT Large Numbers and BluePrint, Winnie and Walter Happy
Inks - Distress Ink Gathered Twigs


Thursday, 22 June 2017

A feminine 60th birthday card

We had double 60th celebrations at work this week. I made this card inspired by the colours of the current Altenew June inspiration challenge. I ended up making two cards as I was not happy with the darker colours of the first card. I thought I would share both cards but I prefer the lighter one! The first card was made by stamping with distress inks and I brushed the colours into the background and overstamp with black ink afterwards. The second card was made by stamping the images in black first and then colouring the background with distress inks. Both cards were A5 size. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps - Altenew Wild Hibiscus, Winnie and Walter Happy Everything
Dies - MFT Big Numbers
Inks - Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick and Ripe Persimmon
Other - Ranger Liquid Pearls





Thursday, 15 June 2017

A Baptism Shaker Card

I made this card recently for a baby's Baptism. As I do not have any religious stamps or dies (except for Christmas ones), I had to think outside the box or card in this case! I made this card a recent craft day at a friend's place. I marked out the cross with sticky tape and then carefully cut out the outline on the card. I was about to make the shaker card with acetate when my host asked if I wanted to try the fuse tool to make the shaker. So I tried it. So easy! I added sequins inside the fused pocket with some diecut and finished off the card with the name of the baby embossed in gold. This is for A Blog named Hero's Interactive Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Cardstock - Hero Hues, gold cardstock
Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft
Dies - Hero Arts, Mama Elephant Hearts and Sequins
Stamps - Hero Arts Congrats Stamp n Cut, HA Kelly's Outline Letters
Others - Versafine, Hero Arts Gold EP, Fuse tool, plastic pockets,  sequins from various sources







An 80th Birthday Card

This card is for a family friend of my Italian partner. When he asked me to make this card, he wanted an Italian greeting. I used the Altenew stamps for the background and sentiment, the background colours were based loosely on the current Altenew June inspiration challenge. When I was finished with the card, I was not happy that I met the challenge, so stay tuned for the next card!! Anyway, I think she would like the card! Thanks for dropping by!




Thursday, 8 June 2017

Baby Orson

Yes, I have a lot of baby cards to share! Here is one I made for baby Orson using MFT and Hero Arts stamps and dies. I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Masculine. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials
Dies - MFT Dienamics
Stamps - Mama Elephant Nursery Deco and Hero Arts
Paper - MFT and Kaisercraft (background)
Embellishments - MME 


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

A masculine tag card

I've made some masculine tag cards last weekend on a crafting day at a friend's house. The great thing about crafting with friends is trying out their stash! There were a few of us madly die cutting this great set from Tim Holtz - Scribbles and Splat. Our host kindly passed everyone three tags and I thought it would be great to combine the die cuts with the tag for a masculine card. (I never seem to have enough!) I'm adding this card to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Masculine and Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes. Thanks for dropping by!


Monday, 5 June 2017

An Iris card

I'm sharing a card I made a while ago and have not had a chance to blog it. This card was made with masking followed by sponging with distress oxides and a fine mist of Perfect Pearls to add some shimmer to the background. I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Baby Sebastian

It must be baby season! I have a lot of friends with newborns the past couple of months. This card is for baby Sebastian, a first for some dear friends of mine. I'm adding this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes. This is a post for A Blog Named Hero's Facebook Fan Page. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps - Hero Arts lattice background, Congrats Stamp n Cut, Kelly's Outline letters
Inks - Hero Arts Pool, Clean colour brush markers
Others - HA white and silver EP, Kaisercraft glitter tape and glitter yardstick





Saturday, 27 May 2017

A baby card for Nash

I've got some card to share for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Furry Friends. I made this card a while back during a Craft retreat. I added the name of the baby afterwards.

Materials
Dies - MFT Dienamics
Stamps - Mama Elephant Nursery Deco and Concord and 9th
Paper - MFT and Kaisercraft (background)
Embellishments - MME 



Friday, 26 May 2017

PTI May Blog Hop

When I saw the inspiration photo for the PTI Blog Hop, I knew what I had to do! Here is my interpretation of the photo. I stamped the main image twice on watercolour paper and then applied water! The first generation images were then die cut and adhered onto the card with dimensional tape. The rest was easy! Thanks for dropping by!

Materials
Stamps and dies- PTI Market Garden Gate Kit
Inks - Distress Inks Stormy Sky, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Carved Pumpkin, Dusty Concord, Iced Spruce and Broken China




PTI May Inspiration Challenge


Monday, 22 May 2017

A wedding cake!

I have a card to share that I made with Concord and 9th's Happy Day Bundle. I thought it would be great to do this card with watercolour. Hope you like it! I'm adding this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - A bit of Sparkle! Thanks for dropping by!

Materials
Stamps - Concord &9th Happy Day Bundle
Dies - Hero Arts Infinity Dies
Card - Hero Arts and Watercolour
Inks - Zig Clean Colour 


Sunday, 21 May 2017

Masculine card for Fusion Card Challenge

I have a really quick masculine card for the recent Fusion Card challenge. I must make some more along these lines as I don't tend to have many masculine cards in my stash! I love the navy stripes in this new Kaisercraft range. I've had a busy weekend making some cards, so I'll have more to share later. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials
Paper - Kaisercraft High Tide
Dies - MFT Blueprints 3
Stamp - Hero Arts
Ink - Hero Arts Navy






Thursday, 18 May 2017

A Sympathy card


I have a sympathy card to share. This is for no one in particular, just a spare to have if I need it. I used the Hero Arts Antique Rose on watercolour cardstock and distress inks. A very easy card to put together! I'm adding this to the A Blog Named Hero's watercolour challenge. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials
Stamps - Hero Art Antique Rose and sentiment
Inks - Distress Inks Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Carved Pumpkin, Cracked Pistachio and Blueprint Sketch
Dies - Hero Arts Infinity dies
Card - Hero Arts

This post is for A Blog Named Hero's Facebook Fan Page.







Wednesday, 17 May 2017

PTI Create with us

I was inspired by Keeway Tsao's card in this month's PTI May Release. I used an old stamp set which is one of my all time favourite with distress inks on watercolour card.  I'm adding this to the PTI Create along with us challenge. Thank you for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps - PTI Friends Til the End
Inks - Versafine, Distress Inks Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral and Mowed Lawn




Keeway Tsao's Inspirational Card

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Background Sentiment Stamping

This is one of my favourite techniques as I have tried it a few times in the past. I was inspired by the Make it Monday Challenge to make this card using an old PTI stampset.  I just love this sentiment! It was a great weekend for me finding time to make a few cards! Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps: PTI Happiness in Bloom
Ink:Altenew Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and Grapevine, PTI Simply Charteuse
Dies: PPP Stitched Inside Scallop 


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Altenew May Inspiration

I just love the colours in this month's inspiration challenge at Altenew. I used the trusty and
"always no-fail" peony bouquet stampset and a bit of masking to create this card.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums for this Sunday!!

For the following challenges:
Altenew May Inspiration Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - A hint of Pink
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge No 241 Anything Goes

Materials used:
Stamps - Altenew Peony Bouquet, Hero Arts Sentiment
Inks - Altenew Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and Grapevine, Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Teal, Versafine
Other - Kaisercraft glitter tape










Pink Flamingo for Marlo

I've got a card to share for my niece's birthday today! Happy Birthday Marlo!
I'm adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - A hint of pink

Materials
Stamps - Hero Arts Layering Flamingo, Concord and 9th Sophisticated Script
Die - Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
Inks - Hero Arts Soft Blossom, Bubble Gum, Pale Tomato and Ombre green, Distress Inks Broken China and Mowed Lawn, Wink of Stella



Monday, 8 May 2017

Musical Butterfly

I had to make a card for the current Fusion Card Challenge. I just love the inspirational photo and sketch. Both elements were combined in this card. I'm also adding this to the current A Blog Named Hero's Watercoloring Challenge. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
PP - Kaisercraft
Stamps - Hero Arts and Altenew
Inks - Distress Inks




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