Friday 31 August 2012

Christmas Magic

Here is the card I created for my interview on the Penny Black blog seen HERE
I masked the oval shape by cutting a piece of printer paper using a Spellbinder oval.  Next I stamped the new Splash of Winter tree and embossed it in white.  Then I rubbed on Distress inks and then added the sentiment from the new Christmas Cheer set.  Thought it needed something more so I added the piercing around the sponged image with a piercing tool and a piercing pad.
Adding this one to the Focal Point challenge at Moxie Fab.
Thanks for looking.
p.s.  I am being featured HERE today....what an honour!!
Supplies:  stamps; Penny Black/ Distress inks/ pearls/ pop dots/ PB mix and match CS/ piercing tool/ white embossing powder

Thursday 30 August 2012

In the Summertime

Here is a card I made earlier this week for a few challenges.  The challenge at  CAS-ual Fridays ( banners and flags) and the Movement challenge at Moxie Fab
I started by stamping then embossing the Hillflowers from Penny Black.  I cut it out using a Spellbinders die then rubbed on Distress inks to add the feeling of a sunset.  I dropped water onto the main panel as well to leave a watermark effect.  Added the sentiment from Penny Black and the paper banners.
Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps:  Penny Black:Hillflowers, Great Day/Distress inks/ pop dots/ twine


Wednesday 29 August 2012

OLW103, Scoring

Welcome...this is my first time hosting the One Layer Wednesday challenge and I hope you are able to play along!  For today's OLW, I challenge you to:

ADD SCORING to your card.

To create my card, I first masked the panel and stamped my Penny Black Hillflowers in black and embossed.  Next I rubbed on Distress inks in various colours and dropped some water for interest.  Since the Distress inks are water based, adding the drops leaves a small watermark behind.  Next I scored both sides with a ScorPal and then with my Scor-bug and added my sentiment.  
I am also adding my card to the Focal Point Challenge at Moxie Fab.

Rules for OLW 103
1. Create a one-layer card.  That is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers allowed!
2. Make a card that incorporates scoring in some way.   Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum and NO ADDITIONAL LAYERS of card stock.
3. Post your card online and link it to the InLinkz button underneath.  If you link to your blog, please link to the specific post, not your blog’s main page.
4. HAVE FUN! I am looking forward in seeing what you create!

Tuesday 28 August 2012

Penny Black Interview

Just popping in to let you know that the Penny Black blog is featuring interviews on all of the designers.  I am very honoured and will be featured there tomorrow.  If you have time, I hope you will stop in and have a chance to read some of the interviews and maybe answer or ask a question. 
I made a card for the interview....will share a little 'snippet' of it....


Saturday 25 August 2012

Tuning In

Happy Saturday and I am playing along with a few challenges today.  Of course the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast, the Asymmetry Challenge at Moxie Fab and the 'green' challenge at CASology this week. 
Very simple cas card.  The circles are done in green and a bit of blue and the radio is stamped, cut out and pop dotted for interest. 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Supplies:  stamps; Lawn Fawn, Imaginisce/ pop dots/ twine/

Friday 24 August 2012

OLW102, Colourful Retro

So sorry for such a long blogging break.  I have been off this week and just can't seem to find my 'mojo'.  It does feel great to be back creating again and playing with my inks and stamps. 
Today's card was created for the OLW102 challenge Arydth is hosting this week which is to create a card based on a subject you loved at school and for the challenge at us your colours and also the challenge at Moxie Fab; Movement.  As a child, I loved art class and painting.  I still remember the thrill of starting Kindergarten and painting for the first time!!  When I was older, we made tye dyed shirts one year and hence, my card.
I masked the edges so they would remain white and sponged Distress inks onto a mask from the Crafter's Workshop.  I added some additions paint drops from stamps sitting on my desk.
Hope you have a great wknd and thanks so much for stopping by.

Supplies:  stamps; Studio G, various/ mask/ Distress inks/ twine

Friday 17 August 2012

Happiness is Fishing??

I have had little to no time to stamp this week although I have been off.  I did manage a card today for the challenge at Splitcoast, OLW101 hosted by Heather this week and also wanted to make a card for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.  I wanted to create a one layer card (easy to mail) for my son who is a die-hard fisherman.  I started by masking the partial circle and then used a mask from the Crafter's workshop and sponged on Distress Inks in shades of blue for the bkg.  I then added the fish and the circle border.
Thanks for coming by and taking a peek. 
Supplies:  stamps; Paper Smooches, Recollections/ mask/ Distress inks/ twine

Tuesday 14 August 2012


You Are The Source Of Wonderful Things

Some food for thought......
I am on holidays for the next 2 wks so don't know how often I will be around to post.
Enjoy and will be back soon!

Saturday 11 August 2012

From the Garden

Whew!!  What a week it has been.  My computer died and being without it was hard.  I am back up and running although many of my files are gone and photos need re-organizing.  Guess it's a good thing I am off work for the next 2 wks.  Anyways, here is my card for today.  I am playing along with a challenge at Splitcoast and a challenge at CAS-ology
My garden is filled with ferns...such a lovely plant.  I wanted to incorporate that into my card and did so by using the fern as a mask and spraying it with Mr. Huey mist.  I added some splatters for interest and the sentiment from Rubberneckers.  The piece was then mounted on a scored card front. 
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look.
Have a great wknd. 

Supplies:  stamps; Rubbernecker/ Mr. Huey mist/ scoring tool/ twine

Tuesday 7 August 2012

Spots and Splatters

It's a simple one layer card I am showing today that was created for my continuing quest to add more masculine cards to my stash.  I made this one for the CAS challenge at Splitcoast.  I am still playing around with my new collection of masks....the side of this card was masked, sponged with Distress inks then over stamped with the Grunge Me set from PTI.  I also distressed the edges which I think adds to the overall look of the card.
Hope you have a great week and thanks for coming by to take a look.

Supplies:  stamps: PTI/ The Crafter's Workshop mask/ distressing tool/ Distress ink

Monday 6 August 2012

Can You Hear Me??

Here is a card I made for the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast and the Guest Designer Challenge at Paper Smooches. 
I stamped the TV, masked and stamped one of the flower heads from the Perky Plants set.  Coloured them with Copics then added Glossy Accents to make the TV screen shine.  Added the sentiment behind in two different colours. 
Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps:  Paper Smooches/ Glossy Accents/ twine/ pop dots

Sunday 5 August 2012

Congratulations in Silver

Here is my card for today.  I added it to the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast.  I am having fun playing with the masks I purchased and used the splat one to create this card.  I sprayed Mr. Huey silver onto the mask then overstamped with the Grunge Me dots.  It really shines IRL.  I rolled the roses to add to the sentiment from Paper Smooches.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps:  Paper Smooches; PTI/ Crafter's Workshop mask/ Mr. Huey glimmer mist/ pearls/ pop dots

Saturday 4 August 2012

Birds of a Feather

Well the weekend is here and I am ready to relax but wanted to add this card to a few challenges today.  I am playing along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast; CAS-ual Fridays and the challenge at CASology
A very simple card...stamped the bird, cut it out and mounted him onto the twine.  Added Glossy Accents to his belly and beak to give him some shine. 
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for coming by to take a look.

Supplies:  stamps:  Imaginisce, Studio G/ Glossy Accents/ Copics/ twine/ pop dots



Friday 3 August 2012

OLW99 - Sympathy Roses

Here is today's card and I am excited to share some big news.  My friend Susan at Simplicity has asked me to come on board as a new member along with the ubber-talented Ardyth Percy-Robb as well.  We will be part of a very talented team.  If you are unfamiliar with the OLW challenges,  they are to create a one layer card with a new twist every week.  My first challenge will be coming up on August fun.
So for today's card;  I am playing along with this week's OLW find inspiration from Susan's Pinterest board of Pure Inspirations.  There is a card posted there that totally inspired me.  I am also adding my card to a few challenges at Splitcoast as well.
I created this one by masking the oval, stamping with an old SU set I have not used in ages and coloured with Copics.  I sponged on Distress inks and added the water droplets and the sentiment from Paper Smooches. 
Thanks so much for stopping by....the long weekend is almost here!!

Supplies:  stamps; SU, Paper Smooches/ Distress inks/ Copics/ pearls/ twine

Thursday 2 August 2012

Thinking Happy Thoughts

Just can't believe where the week has gone but here is my card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week: to use 3 colours...lime, aqua and navy;  Ways to Use it challenge at Splitcoast and a Blog Named Hero.  Very fun colours to work with!  I created the bkg by sponging colour onto a mask from the Crafter's Workshop then overstamping with the hollyhocks from Innovative Stamp Creations in navy.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps:  HA, ISC/ mask/ pop dots