Thursday, October 8, 2015

more challenges for WCMD.

Yes... still at it! 
Winnie & Walter also had some WCMD challenges.  One of them was to make a masterboard and make cards with it. 

Here's the board I made (minus one panel as I forgot to take the picture before trimming it up)

I used stamps from Winnie & Walter's Eva's Favourite Flowers (From StampNations SOA box) in black ink and green for the leaves.  

Here's the first card I made

I added another stamp from the Winnie & Walter set in Abandoned Coral ink and coloured the flowers in orange and yellow.  Distressed the edge with the coral ink.  The sentiment was stamped with a Kaisercraft stamp and white embossed.  A few clear sequins to finish.

and card two

Again I used a stamp from the Winnie & Walter set in the Picked Raspberry.  Add just a touch of blue on the flowers and stamped and embossed the sentiment onto vellum.  This one is my entry into the Germany - inspired by Folk Art, at StampNation.

I still have two sheets left to make some more cards.

Only one StampNation challenge left... Not sure when I'll get time though as we are heading away for the weekend and I'm not sure if I'll take any stuff with me. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

WCMD continues.............

I really am trying to get all 10 challenges at StampNation done... two more done

Challenge #6  Australia - Aboriginal Art

I started by stamping the dragonflies in black ink onto the blue card.  Then overstamped with a Hero Arts background in white pigment ink.  The sentiment is from Kaisercraft.  The die cut dragonfly was cut from dotted vellum.

Challenge # 7 Malaysia - Batik

I was inspired by a pink floral batik in the inspiration board.  So created my own batik.  I clear embossed the Inkadinkado flourish and added some flowers from Eva's Favourite flowers by Winnie & Walter.  I then used Picked Raspberry to cover the entire background.  I used some Zig markers to colour the flowers.  I stamped the dots in white ink but it faded into the background, so I used a Signo white gel pen and coloured over them.  Add a few single dots here and there.   I decided to do a hidden sentiment by using the Winnie and Walter Happy die and adding it to a layer of 4 other die cut.    Adding this to Winnie & Walter's watercolour challenge with Vanessa. 

Only two more challenges to go  - just a few more days to do so. 

Christmas Tag Card

With Fall coming to the Northern Hemisphere and Spring in the Southern Hemisphere that means Christmas is just round the corner.  And now's the time to visit the store at A2Z Scrapbooking and get some new items to start on your cards.   All the Hero Arts Christmas stamps, dies and stencils are in stock.

Today I have a card that uses Hero Arts Merry & Bright Tag Die and Stamp Set.

Tag card

I die cut the Tag from some American Crafts silver card stock.  The sentiment from the set was stamped with black ink and clear embossed.   Here I have used a bow die from Cheery Lyn but am pleased to let you know Hero Arts has an awesome bow die which we are stocking at A2Z.

Don't forget that our challenge this month is all about Fall.  Hope you can join us, there is a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

World Card Making Day - take two

Here I am back with a few more card I've made for WCMD challenges.

First up is a card for two challenges... StampNation challenge # 4  Scotland

I used some Winnie & Walter stripe stamps to make my own plaid background.  I cut the panel with a MFT die and then split it to fit onto the card base.  Used a feebie die from last year and added a little holly embellishment, I made with a Kaisercraft stamp.  Very CAS.  Entered into the Masculine challenge at Winnie & Walter.

Next one was for StampNation challente #5 Japan. - inspired by flower and Kimonos

I was inspired by the pretty pinks and flowers on the kimonos.  Used  an Altenew stamp (Fresh Freesias) and watercoloured with Zig Clean Color markers.  The background was a variety of sprays.  Used a die cut and sentiment from
Winnie & Walter.  I've also entered this into the challenge at Winnie & Walter - Watercolouring

and today I manged one more card for StampNation challenge #8 - France -inspired by brocade

I used the free embossing folder I got last week with some Red Memento ink so do a faux letterpress technique.  The sentiment is from a free set with a magazine.  It's such a great way to build up your supplies!  I used some Spellbinders dies to cut the sentiment.

And here's a picture of what my desk looked like yesterday evening.

One hot mess!  But the result of a fun few days.

Now only 4 more StampNation challenges to make to do all of them.  I've already started on #6  Australia - inspired by Aborginal art.   Then it's Malaysia,  Germany, and Israel.  We've got a few more days to enter.  

Sunday, October 4, 2015

World Card Making Day (or should I say Weekend!)

3rd October is World Card Making Day and because we are the first place in the World to see the sun - I got to spend the weekend celebrating... as the 3rd in the States is the 4th here!

So I started on my Saturday and decided to do the challenges at StampNation - they started midnight Friday so by the time I looked just after lunch Saturday 4 challenges were already up... I managed three cards in the afternoon,  so here they come

#1 - Inspired by USA - Bandannas
Using a Doodled Dry Emboss technique I saw on Splitcoaststampers.   Time consuming but fun result.

#2 Inspired by Canada - Hudson Bay Blanket

using Simon Says Stamp Holiday Borders.  Sentiment from Hero Arts.

#3 Inspired by Switzerland - Edelweiss Flower

 Used Simon Says Stamp Fog card stock and Lil'inkers dies to make my base and layer.   Hero Arts Wreath stamped in Versafine Olmypia Green.  Flowers and leaves from Inkadinkado stamped in London Fog Memento ink.  Coloured with Zig Clean Clear markers and fussy cut.  Finished with a Impression Obsession die cut bow and a Hero Arts sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my WCMD  fun.  I'll be back to show you a few more later in the week.   I did get two more cards made today - and hopefully the rest of the challenges during the coming week

And I'm leaving you with some exciting news in our family.... we are to be Grandparents in April next year... Our daughter and her husband are expecting.... Very exciting news.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Autumn Leaves

It's time for a new challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking and it's all about Fall/Autumn

 Oh dear some gremlins got into my system and my card wasn't here.... but now I've added it again.

Using some Fall/Autumn colours and a Hero Arts Swirl stencil I've made a lovely background.  I cut some leaves with a Cuttlebug die (from many many years ago) and used a variety of distress inks to colour. My sentiment is also from a Hero Arts set (CL864)  All my Hero Arts products can be found at the A2Z Scrapbooking Esty site and if you are buying more than $25(before postage and packaging) then be sure to use my special code DAWN15 to receive 15% discount on your purchase.

Please take some time to enter our challenge too... You must use at least One Hero Arts product.  We would love to have you join us this month.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

One embossing folder... three cards

On Friday I picked up Issue 122 of Papercraft Essentials with a free embossing folder


It's quite a versatile folder. I made three cards using it.

First up I embossed the folder horizontally onto some white card

I layered it onto some red card ( it does look a bit pink but believe me it is RED)  The Hero Art sentiment was stamped and layered onto red card and the Tim Holtz poinsettia was die cut with red, green and yellow card.   CAS and elegant. 

Next up is a classic black and white card

I added some Onyx Liquid Pearls.  The sentiment came with the folder and I stamped it onto some scrap white card and cut with a Spellbinders oval.  I then layered it onto another Spellbinders die.  I added a white seam binding bow to finish off.  

And my final card involved using a letterpress technique with the folder.

I inked up the folder with some Hero Arts  Shadow ink in Stone Wash and ran my white card through the Cuttlebug.  It looked terrible to start, but as it dried, it started to look so much better.   I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment and cut with a Spellbinders scalloped oval.  I sponged the ink onto the oval before removing the die.   Added some gems.  

I've entered these into the Challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A little Whimsical Fun

It's time for a new challenge at Southern Girls Challenge.... Whimsical, Cute or Fun.

                                                We have three lovely sponsor this month.
Oddball Art
Zuri Arsty Crafty
I got to use a cute little image from Zuri Artsy Craftsy
 This image is called Sammi.  I did some paper piecing and used a MFT doily die and a sentiment die that was free with a magazine.  Add a few gems and it's all done.
We would love for you to join us at Southern Girls with your Whimsical, Cute, or Fun cards.