Thursday, 18 September 2014

Snowflakes and Circles

Morning.  Must be the change in the weather that has made me think about getting some Christmas cards made and the fact that I received some new Penny Black products to play with.  I love to stencil, so when I saw this challenge at Splitcoast I was off to get my stencils and Distress inks. 
I began by stenciling random circles with a stencil that I cut from acetate using Distress ink.  Using the new Snow Dance stencil from Penny Black, I stenciled the snowflakes over selected circles keeping the balance of my card in mind.  I die cut the new 'Let it Snow' sentiment from the Joyous Wishes and then added the half pearls.  

I am also adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps- HOLIDAY 

Stamp it Girl- STENCIL


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stencils- Penny Black, homemade/ Distress ink- Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans/ Die cut Penny Black/ pearls

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Season's Greetings

Morning.  There is something to be said about one-layer cards.  They are so easy to mail especially if you have lots to deliver for Christmas.  The challenge at Splitcoast inspired my card. 
 I began by stamping the greeting from Papertrey ink and then masked it with a piece of paper.  I then used the Embossing Folder Stamping Technique for the bkg.  Inked up my embossing folder with Distress ink then sprayed with water before pressing my paper onto the wet ink.  
(I removed the mask over the sentiment as it was saturated with ink then applied a new one so the ink wouldn't soak through)  I inked up the snowflakes from Stampin Up with more Distress ink then stamped them randomly across my card front.  I then sponged on some more ink along the edge of the sentiment to further highlight that area.  Last, I added the black lines and the black pearls. 

I am also adding my card to these challenges:



Addicted to Stamps- MAN or BOY

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- SU, PTI/ Distress ink- Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass/ Memento bl. ink/ Bl. pearls/ embossing folder/ blackline pen

Saturday, 13 September 2014


Welcome to the weekend.  It is a dreary, rainy day here so it is a good time to be inspired by the challenge going on at Splitcoast and the Surya Home Decor site.  Saw this rug and started stamping:

I began by using my Tim Holtz round ink applicators and just twisted them onto my card front using Distress and Memento ink to create the circles.  I then stamped some textures over the circles using a few stamps from Kaiser.  To add a punch of colour, I dipped a paper tube, marker lid and the paint cap into black ink and added the circles to complete my card.  
When that was all dry, I cut and mounted my piece on an angle for interest.  Love the sentiment from Technique Tuesday.

I am adding my card to these challenges:


Addicted to Stamps- MAKE YOUR MARK


 Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  Have a great weekend.

Supplies:  stamps- Technique Tuesday, Kaiser/ Tim Holtz round applicators/ Bl. paint/ Distress ink/ Memento ink

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

One-Layer Simplicity....Simple Stamping

Simple Stamping.  You gotta love it when you can pull out some stamps, ink and paper and make a simple card that is also easy to mail.  This month at One-Layer Simplicity our theme is HIP TO BE SQUARE; use a square on your card. 
I haven't made a collage card for awhile so I grabbed some stamps and some Distress inks and started stamping.  This is what I ended up with....random circles and splatters pulled together with the sharp edges of the squares.  The sentiment is from Rubbernecker which I stamped in black Memento ink. 
The nice thing about this card is that it would work for man or woman.

Also adding my card to these challenges:
Simply Create Too- SOMETHING NEW (mine is the sentiment)

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Supplies:  stamps- Rubbernecker, PTI, Inkadinkadoo/ Distress ink/ Memento bl/ enamel dots

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Green Goodness

I am still struggling to get well and feel better but got some inspiration to create today's card. I was inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast and the these straws from More Sprinkled Joy Etsy site:
LUCKY Green Multipack, Chevron, Dots, Vintage, 25 Straws, St Patricks Day
I began by using the Embossing Folder Stamping Technique for my background.  You can find the technique for this HERE.
I inked up my folder with Distress inks (Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters), sprayed with water and pressed my paper into the wet ink.  When that was dry, I stamped the flowers and the sentiment from Rubbernecker.  They just have the most wonderful sentiments!
Also adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to CAS- ORIENTAL
Time Out Challenge- Inspired by the word 'LOVE'
Sister Act Challenge- ANYTHING GOES
Crafting at the Weekend- ANYTHING GOES
Thanks so much for all the well wishes and for taking the time to come and take a look.
Supplies:  stamps- Rubbernecker/ SU Embossing Folder/ Distress inks/ Memento bl. ink/ Mini Mister/ fine tip black line pen

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Well, it's the beginning of September and the kiddos are heading back to school today....where did the summer go??  I don't know if the kids are saying 'Yeah!' or if it's the parents feeling ready for them to go back.  I was inspired to create a card for the CAS Challenge at Splitcoast called Team Spirit.  I won a few digi images from Bugaboo so decided to use one on my card.  They are so cute and so easy to colour.
I began by printing of the digital image onto heavy weight cardstock.  I coloured it with Copics then fussy cut the image out.  I then cut a frame using a square Spellbinders die and mounted the kids behind that.  I added a piece of gingham paper as a backing to help make the image pop.  I used a negative square cut piece as my main panel then mounted the frame with pop dots in the center of that.  The 'Hooray' sentiment is from the Penny Black set called Sweet Wishes.
I am also adding my card to these challenges:
Simply Create Too- SOMETHING NEW (digi images)
Virginia's View- PATTERN PAPER
Thanks so much for coming over and taking a look.  Your most kind comments are so very appreciated!
Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black, Digi- Bugaboo/ Copic markers/ Spellbinders die/ Memento bl/ pop dots

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Birthday Flowers

Morning.  Sorry I have been missing for the last week.  I was on holidays but caught a nasty virus and lost my mojo along the way.  So finally, had the ambition to stamp and make a card when I saw this challenge at Splitcoast; colouring.  One of my favourite things to do with my stamps is to colour directly onto them instead of inking with an ink pad.
I began my card by colouring the flowers from Rubbernecker with Memento markers, sprayed with water to help blend the colours and then stamped twice on separate sheets of cardstock.  When dry, I cut one of the images with my square Spellbinders die and layered it with pop dots over the other one.  I inked the Papertrey Ink sentiment with Memento black and stamped under the flowers. 
Also adding my card to these challenges:
Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Supplies:  stamps- PTI, Rubbernecker/ Memento markers/ Memento bl. ink/ pop dots/ Spellbinders die/ mini mister