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Monday 27 May 2024

Christmas 13 -17 . . .

 I am back today with several Christmas cards I've created for our stash and luckily they fit several Challenges.  Here are my cards . . . 

 
Card 1
 
Card 2
 
Card 3
 
Card 4
 
Card 5
I wish to enter these challenges . . . 

Allsorts Challenge #782 Anything Goes or a Blast From the Past: I used half a 305mm square page of Pion vintage design toppers, old patterned paper, a really old set of Crafters Compaion snowflake dies and my oldest Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops (1/3)

Creative Fingers Challenge #278 Always Anything Goes (3/3)

Die Cut Diva's Challenge Monochromatic (3/4)

Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge #64 Always Anything Goes optional Inspiration boa


Rudolph Days Challenge May Always Anything Goes Christmas 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  Lots of Texture (1/5)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #649 Anything Goes (2/5)   


This weekend I realised that I hadn't made any Christmas cards this month so I grabbed my Christmas Stash.  I think some of the background designer paper is from DCWV and the other I can't remember the Named because I don't have the cove page.  The toppers are definitely Pion  Design.  I used Sizzix card with Crafters Companion snowflake dies, the flowers and leaves are John Next dies, the sentiments are  Creative Expressions dies.  Back soon x


Friday 24 May 2024

General 27 . . .

 I have another House Mouse card to share and here it is . . . 




I wish to enter these challenges  . . . 

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge HMFMC415 Anything Goes + optional add Flowers (-)  

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  Fur or Feathers (1/5)  

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #649 Anything Goes (1/5)   


This was a reasonably quick card to create.  Using watercolour card I die cut the large heart from a set of Sizzix dies.   I stamped the image with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and coloured with watercolours.  I put that to one side to dry. 

I embossed pink card using a Creative Expressions 3D embossing folder.   I found the vellum foiled sentiment in my stash, I adhered that to a snippet of white card.  

I trimmed the embossed card so that there would be a small border and stuck the embossed card to my blank.  I attached the heart and sentiment with foam pads.   I added Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops to finish.   Back soon x




Wednesday 22 May 2024

General 26 . . .

 I have a Penny Black easel fold card to share with you and here it is . . . 







I wish to enter these challenges . . . 
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge Anything Floral Goes with optional moodboard #17 (3/6)

Fab n Funky Challenge #596 Square  
Penny Black Saturday Challenge PBSC Anything Goes optional Pastels


I stamped the Penny Black Exhilaration images onto watercolour card using Green Oasis and Rain Forest Versafine Clair ink pads and ─Ćie cut using a Clarity Crafts die.

I used a Crafters Companion three layers stencil and A5 watercolour card with Fossilised Amber and Evergreen Bough Distress inks to repeat stencil the butterflies and to create a background.  I trimmed to 140mm square and cut into two pieces, one 140mm square and the other 70mm x 140mm.  I inked all the edges.

I created a 148mm square easel card.  I coloured white satin ribbon with Fossilised Amber Distress ink.  I wrapped the ribbon around the bottom edge of the 70mm x 140mm stencilled card.  I attached the background and ledge to the card base.  I attached the stamped image onto the easel card. 

I used John Next Door Chrysanthemum and Small Leaves dies to die cut lots ofchrysanthemums from Sizzix Textured card.  I die cut the small leaves from snippets of glitter card.  Once I had adhered the different sizes of chrysanthemums I adhered them to my ledge and finished with Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops.   Back soon x

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Birthday 52 . . .

 I have another House Mouse card to share and here it is . . .

 



I wish to enter these challenges . . . 
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge HMFMC415 Anything Goes + optional add Flowers (-)  
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  Use patterned paper (3/5) 


I stamped the House Mouse image and sentiment with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink onto watercolour card.  I used watercolours to colour the image and put to one side to dry.

I trimmed the Clarity Crafts Designer Paper to slightly smaller than the 5" x 7" card and glued onto the white base.  I edged the stamped sentiment with Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink.

I used both glitter and pearlescent card to die cut the Sentimentally Yours flower dies.  I used Sizzix Textured card with John Next Door dies to cut the leaves.  I glued two sizes of the pearlescent die cut flowers together with a smaller glitter flower on top.

Once I figured out the layout I added the stamped panel and sentiment with foam pads.  I adhered the flowers and tiny leaves with Pinflair Glue Gel.  I added Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops to the centre of the flowers.  Back soon x

Monday 20 May 2024

General 25 . . .

Today I have a Penny Black card to share and here it is . . .

 


I wish to enter these challenges . . . 
Allsorts Challenge #781 Anything Goes for their 15th Birthday Celebration (3/3) 
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge Anything Floral Goes with optional moodboard #17 (2/6)

Penny Black Saturday Challenge PBSC Anything Goes optional Pastels
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  Use patterned paper (2/5) 
Sparkles Monthly Challenges #176 CAS  (1/3)


I used one of my older Penny Black stamps along with Distress inks and my Karin Brush Markers Pro to stamp the image.  Unusually I decided to leave the background plain white rather than adding clouds or plants because I wanted the Penny Black stamped images to be the stars.  

Earlier last weekend I cut into a 305mm square Designer Paper and decided to try and use all of it up, no snippets left behind but I didn't have one large piece so I taped two pieces together and hid the join with satin ribbon.

I added my final finishing touch of Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops.   Back soon x

Sunday 19 May 2024

Birthday 51 . . .

 I have a House Mouse card to share and here it is . . .





I wish to enter these challenges . . . 
Allsorts Challenge #781 Anything Goes for their 15th Birthday Celebration (2/3)
Creative Fingers Challenge Always Anything Goes (2/3) 
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge HMFMC415 Anything Goes + optional add Flowers (-)  
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  Use patterned paper (1/5) 
Triple B Challenge Anything Goes with Birds, Blooms &/ Butterflies (2/3)

I stamped the House Mouse image and the sentiment with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink onto watercolour card and snippet.   I coloured the image with my watercolours and left aside to dry.

I adhered Clarity Crafts Designer Paper onto a 5" x 7" card blank after cutting a 1/4" smaller so that I had a small white frame.  

I used pearlescent card with John Next Door Pansy die and kept the scrap too.  Once die cut I placed the flower die cuts back into the scrap and stamped with Versafine Clair Fantasia ink.  Because I stamped onto pearlescent card I heat dried the ink.

I manipulated the Pansy die cuts to get the correct shape before adhering together.  Once dry I figured out the layout of my card and adhered everything in the right place.  I added Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops to the stamped image and to the centre of the pansies.  

I already know that I am going to use these dies a lot.  The end result is gorgeous dimensional flowers.  I love the end result.  Back soon x


We Love Stamping Challenge May Mid Month . . .

We are at the middle of the month at We Love Stamping Challenge and the May theme of Vintage or Anything Goes.  Please do check out the blog for the rules, wonderful prizes and details.  Here is my card . . .

 

 
 

I also wish to enter these challenges . . .

Allsorts Challenge #781 Anything Goes for their 15th Birthday Celebration (1/3)

Creative Fingers Challenge Always Anything Goes (1/3)

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #648 Anything Goes (3/5)   


This time I decided to use vintage in age and style stamps, lol!  I had been stamping for a couple of years with wood mounted stamps before I purchased this set.  I think I have had these unmounted Non Sequitur ssta&mpsmps for about twenty years, they are the first set of unmounted stamps I purchased.   I love that I can still use them and because they were made with vulcanised rubber they still stamp just as well as they did when I first purchased them.  


I  used A5 cream card as my base and randomly stamped the images all over using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.  I stamped the vintage lady onto a snippet of watercolour card using the same ink.  I watercoloured all the stamped images and left to dry.  I trimmed my A5 stamped panel and then used my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool on all four sides.  I did the same to my stamped watercolour card lady.


I used my Clarity Crafts stencil brushes with Vintage Photo Distress ink to lightly colour any areas of cream or white card.  I added more ink to the distressed edges then sprayed with water to soften.   I coloured another snippet of plain cream card with Vintage Photo Distress ink, a shade or two darker to create a mat layer under the stamped lady.  


I die cut flowers in red using a John Next Door die and layered them up. I twice die cut the Creative Expressions sentiment from white card and a snippet of red card and adhered them together and onto the base layer.  I added my Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops finishing touches.  Back soon x