Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Outside.

Hi... I'm here with another Guest Designer card for Polkadoodles Choosday Digi Craft Challenge.

The challenge is Anything Goes.... and the team challenge was to focus on the sentiment.  This is a great challenge for the DT as the Polkadoodles shop has some totally awesome sentiment/quotes sets. 

I used a sentiment from "Quotes - Winnie Special Moments" and once printed, was die cut with a Spellbinders die.  My background papers all came from the "Winnie Celebrations 3 - Papers " set.  They co-ordinate beautifully.   I used some of the dotted purple paper to stamp my Heartfelt Creations stamps in a deep purple ink.  Once I cut them out, I put them into the Basic Flower Mold and spirtzed with water and run them through the Cuttlebug.  The water caused the ink to run and colour the flower.  The leaves were printed onto an other papers from this set.  

I loved the simplicity of this card which focused on the sentiment and showcased the beautiful papers.

I have entered this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart  Anything Goes
 WordArt Wednesday  Anything Goes

thanks for stopping by and do come and play along with the challenge.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

A bit of a catch up...

I seem to have got super busy this last week.    Thursday was my birthday and we went out to dinner with my son and his partner.   We had a good night with lots of laughter and great food.  Here is a picture of the gorgeous gift they gave me

Then over the weekend we went with our friends to Managwhai.  Haven't been up for a while.  The weather forecast was not looking good, but in the end, it was beautiful weather.  I went out for a walk on both days... Saturday a 50 min walk and today a 80 min walk.  I got some great photos of the walks

  A pair of Mallard ducks 
 Cute little bach at the end of our street
Harbour on Saturday.

and today I walked over to the Surf Beach 
It's hard to see but there were three dolphins surfing the waves with all the surfers.   Worth the hard walk to get there.  

We also went out for lunch at a nearby cafe for a lovely lunch.    After we got back I spend some time colouring and making some nail polish marbling I saw on Splitcoaststampers.  

I had a great time doing this colouring.  I'm loving the classes I am taking at Kit and Clowder.  I am learning so much about using my Prismacolor pencils. 

Thanks for taking the time to visit me.   Hope you all had a great weekend too.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Panda Birthday

It's my day to share at Die Cut Divas.... Our theme this month is Animals/Pets

Our lovely sponsor this month is Frantic Stamper Inc... and they have some awesome animal stamps you could use for our challenge.

They are also providing a cute little die for a prize for our winner this month
Super cute.

So here is my card.... a CAS cutie

This adorable Panda was stamped and cut with my ScanNCut machine.  I used my trusty Cuttlebug to emboss at each end of the panel with the cute little paw prints.  The butterfly is also cut with my machine.  Love the ScanNCut now I'm getting used to it.

Do come and join us for this months Animals/Pets challenge. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Noel Christmas cards

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today.  I did lots of colouring over the first few days of June for Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day colouring challenge.  I have also been spending some time working out how to use my ScanNCut and had found a great Noel text image, I wanted to try out on a card.  I set it up in Brother Canvas and decided I wanted to use it as an Eclipse card.  So I decided to stamp and colour a background to die cut.

I stamped the Hero Arts Poinsettia several times and coloured it.  I then cut it with the ScanNCut.  I cut several more white die cuts and one out of dark green card so I could layer the sentiment when I laid it back in the negative space.  I quite like the result, but think the background is just a touch too busy to see the sentiment that well. 

The next card came about as I was about to throw out the negative space of one of the white layers.   I looked at it and decided it was too good to throw away.  So here's what I did

I die cut a stitched rectangle and added some patterned paper behind the opening.  I added some Nuvo drops as embellishments. 

So that's my first two Christmas cards started. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Daily Marker 30 day challenge - Days 8, 9 and 10

I'm trying to do the daily challenge - some colouring every day for the 30 Days of June.... so far not too bad -
so here's Days 8, 9 and 10

Day 8:

A card for a friend who turned 60 on the 9th June.... Using a Bugaboo image coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

Day 9:

This one is for our friend's wife who's birthday is the next day (10th- she is a year younger)  I got some new Altenew stamps this week and used the Rustic Linen background with Old Paper distress ink to make a background.  I then stamped the Starry night stamps and used my Derwent Inktense pencils to watercolour them.  I cut the Happy die on my ScanNCut... a bit smaller than I'd have liked but it looks ok with stamped sentiment.

and Day :

This card is for the challenge at The Flower Challenge #21 - Use a previous challenge.  I chose Challenge #3 - Use an old stamp or die.  The stamp here is a Hero Arts one from 2010.  I used the Derwent Inktense pencils as they were still sitting on my desk.   Add some splatter and pencil does for the background.   Some gold washi tape completed the card.

Have enjoyed the mindfulness of colouring.  It is very therapeutic and relaxing if you just go with the flow and don't get caught up in trying too hard to get it right.

My son and his partner have just arrived to help hubby with some fix up jobs in the garage so it's time for me to go....

take care and take some time to colour this weekend

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Kids cards

When I was at the beauty parlour the other week, my therapist was saying she has 13 nieces and nephews and was always looking for kids cards so I told her I'd make some.  Over the long weekend I got a few done...

 This one used some MFT Snuggle Bunnies and WPlus9 balloons.

The next two were inspired by Pinterest.  Used punched circles for my caterpillar and die cut circles for my birds. 

 Next is another MFT bunnies and the WPlus9 balloon

And my  final card uses MFT dragons

 I enjoyed making these cards and if she likes them, I do her some more.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Outdoors

Hi there.... It's Chooseday again at Polkadoodles....

The theme is as always "Anything Goes" but the team challenge is Outdoor.... and oh what fun it was to choose an image to use... so many to choose from that would fit the bill... but I chose to use a cute little girl - Jump for Joy - Winnie Celebrations 3.   

I used some Patterned Paper from  Winnie Celebrations 3 Papers to paper piece her top.  And I found the perfect sentiment in Quotes - Winnie Special Moments.  I added some grass with a Fiskers punch.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Fussy and Fancy - Summer Fling 
Simply Papercrafts - anything goes 

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, June 4, 2018

AECP Level 1 assignment.

I have now completed the first 10 courses on the AECP Level 1 so Virginia has set me an interesting and challenging assignment...I need to use three techniques learnt and make it a masculine card or a card for a teenager.   I've been thinking and thinking what to do....  And finally a idea came to me...

My three techniques come from Easy Ink Blending.... my softly blended ink through the stencil (this is very subtle in the background), For the Guys.... using geometric shapes and Let It Shine.....using some gold embossing.

I used Sea Shores blue inks for my stamping and ink blending.  The geometric stamps are from Sohcahtoa set and the sentiment is from Birthday Bash and all the embossing was with Ranger Gold powder.  I added a few black spots from the Birthday Bash set to add some extra texture.

I have really enjoyed the courses so far... onward to the next 10 classes in Level 2.  Thanks Altenew for this awesome program and letting me be involved. 

If you are interested in learning about some of the participants, including me, HERE

Entering this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes 
So Suzy Stamps May/June challenge - Masculine

thanks for visiting today.