Thursday, 28 May 2020

Twofer at Southern Girls Challenge

Hi there, it's time for another challenge at Southern Girls Challenge...

Our theme is Anything Goes.... and we have two sponsors

KC




I chose to use some Altenew products available from Krafters Cart.  Meetu who owns Krafters Cart has a large array of products and I love using a NZ based shop to get my supplies. 

My cards today uses Fabulous Florets, that I got from Krafters Cart, which arrived just after lock-down. I love this set as it has two different sized flowers.   And yes I have two cards to share with you.  Earlier this month, one of Jennifer McGuire's blog post was about Split Card Tricks which is a technique where you do stamping down the middle of a half sheet of card and then cut in into two pieces to make cards.



I used the smaller of the two flowers on the stamp set.  I stamped the flowers and masked them to add the leaves.  I wanted to do some pale flowers so used grey tones to colour the flowers. 

For my first card I added some thin black washi down the left hand side.  I added some splatters with the darkest grey ink (Pure Graphite)  The sentiment is from Sentiment Strips 2 (also purchased from Kraters Cart) and is white embossed on black card.  A few silver sequins finished the card. 

My second card is more CAS - I simply added a sentiment from Hello Gorgeous stamp set and a few black gems.   I mounted the panel onto black card and then added to a white base.  

So from one stamping of three flowers down the centre of the of an A5 panel I got two cards.  I just added an extra flower on each panel to balance the design. 

So come and join us at Southern Girls challenge

WWC 273 Marsha's Challenge: All About Occasions

Hi there - time for another challenge at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Marsha is our hostess with an All About Occasions.



Today I am sharing a Birthday card with you.

I have used an large Altenew stamp called Happy Bloom which I stamped onto some Bristol smooth card.  I then used some Zig Real Clean brushes to add the colour.  I did some very pale blue around the flowers and leaves.   Added some clear faceted gem to finish.

Come and join in the fun at  Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and check out the project from the other designers.  Then take our challenge and link up your project to the challenge post.    We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday at 5 pm Mountain Standard Time (Tuesday at 12.00 noon NZ time ) to link up your project.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Jennifer McGuire's Stencil and baby wipe technique.

If you are every feeling a lack of mojo, just go visit Jennifer McGuire's blog and you will be enthused and inspired... there are so many awesome ideas.  Yesterday I saw her do a technique she calls Stencils and baby wipes.  It's really the coolest thing ever....

I made two panels today - using two colours of Distress Oxide inks


the light blue ink is Broken China with a stencil made by a local NZ company and the greener one is Evergreen Bough with an Altenew Roses Bouquet stencil.  I put it at an angle on my card which is why I ended up with a bit of a muntted corner piece.  Basically you use your stencil to emboss onto the inked card - layer is embossing mat, oxide coloured panel, stencil and then a wet baby wipe over the top and passed through you die cutting machine a few times.  The moisture of the baby wipe lightens the stenciling.  It looks and feels like velvet.    I made the green one into a card


It's a bit smaller than an A5 size in length. I matted it onto black card and then onto a white base.  I took some light green card and die cut the Catherine Pooler designs die and again die cut it from some black fun foam.  Added the sub-sentiment from Altenew Hello Gorgeous set in white embossing.  A few clear gems finished off the card.  So happy with the results of this technique.

I am entering this one into the Monochromatic Challenge at The Flower Challenge

Monday, 25 May 2020

Peace love and Serendipi-tea

It's my day for sharing at Die Cut Divas today.... Our Sponsor is Cas-ual Fridays Stamps and our theme is "Make A Beverage"

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps


Prize: $20 gift code

Also during May is the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for spring/summer so check out when you can can enter your coffee & hot chocolate projects into the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop too.  - Mine is there!

I am using some images from Cas-ual Fridays that my teamie, Cindy, had stamped and die cut for me. They are this set 
 Serendipi-tea 
Cindy had stamped them on some sweet patterned paper.  I added Copic markers to the hearts,  I die cut a doily from Catherine Pooler Designs, to sit the teapot and cups on.  I used some fabulous grey and white coloured patterned paper which I used a Lil'Inker  die to cut out.  I took the stamped image and trimmed it with a fish tail banner, and layered onto some black card .  

Do come and join us with your Beverage project. 

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Anything but Square at Sweet Stampin' Challenge

It's time for another challenge at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.  Our theme this week is "Anything but Square"

So my card today is a big 5"x 7" rectangle card. 

I made a 5"x 7" card base from two pieces of card.  I used Spellbinders 5x7 Elegant Labels 4 to cut out the two layers of the frames.  On the smaller label I used a Kaisercraft sentiment.  My flowers are home made - using Heartfelt Creations Wild Rose Small stamps and die plus the matching flower mold.  I had stamped the flowers onto cream card stock with some Altenew pale brown ink.  I added some red in the centre and after they were molded, I used some stamens and glued them together.  The leaves are a Couture Creations die.

Do come and join us at Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out the rest of the design team.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

WWC 272 Helen's Challenge: Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist.

Hi there - time for another challenge at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Helen is our hostess with an Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist challenge.




I have been struggling to do masculine cards so I went back through my Flickr photosteam to get some ideas.  This technique was one I saw over at Jennifer McGuire's blog in 2015 which she called Faux Textured Metal Paper.  I remember enjoying making the faux metal paper back then and again today.   It's done by using Perfect Pearls over distress inking.  For this one I masked the centre of the white card and then sponged on Fossilized Amber Distress ink and added Bronze Perfect Pearls.    It really gives it a metallic shine which when you emboss it, makes it really pop.  I used a WRMK 3D embossing folder .   I added the big Happy Birthday die from Elizabeth Craft Designs cut from black cards stock.   I added some black pearls to finish.   


Come and join in the fun at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and  check out the project from the other designers.  Then take our challenge and link up your project  to the challenge post.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday at 5pm Mountain Standard Time (Tuesday at 12.00 NZ time) to link up your project.

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Spring Card Camp 2 - Day 6 Homework

Warning: Photo heavy post

I'm back today to share five cards I made for Day 6's homework.  Day 6 was all about Colour Blocking.   The idea was to take three different colours of cardstock and emboss a background stamp then cut up the card to make some cards. 

I used a Hero Arts background stamp (Antique Background circa 2009) and pale purple, pale green, pale blue pearlescent card..  I white embossed the background.  

Card 1

I cut the three panels and mounted onto to black and then a light cream card.  This was then mounted onto a darker cream base.  I used a sentiment from Altenew Sentiment Strips 2.  Added some silver sequins to finish.  

Card 2

I took two of the panels and laid them on my card base.  I die cut a white butterfly with a Memory Box die - Chloe Butterfly and laid it over the top of the panels.  The white embossed sentiment is  from the Altenew Sentiment Strips 2.

Card 3

I layered the strips of coloured pieces at different levels.  Add some blue and white strips.  The You die cut is from Catherine Pooler Designs.  And the sub sentiment is part of one of the Altenew Sentiment Strips 2.  I masked the word you before stamping with some Obsidian ink.   I added some blue and green sequins to finish. 

Card 4

 For this one, I used only blue and green panels layered onto some black card.  I added to a white base which was trimmed to a bit narrower than a normal base.  I added a printed sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs.  A few green gems finished it off. 

and finally Card 5

I trimmed the colour blocks to squares of 1 3/4" and added to the black mat.  The base is a square of light grey card.  The sentiment is from an older Penny Black set (circa 2012) called Wishes.  I stamped in Catherine Pooler ink - It's a Boy. I die cut the stamped circle and also a Spellbinders Scalloped die.

So from three pieces of card I got 5 cards and had some tiny pieces left over.  Not quite enough for another one. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  It's been a fun weekend making these and also finally spending some time with my son and his family.  Little Grace has grown so much in the last 9 weeks since I last saw her.  She is walking all the time now and has 4 teeth.   I was so happy that she came to be straight away and gave me a big hug.  

 Here I am reading her book to her.  I was sitting on the floor playing and she came over with her book and plonked her little bottom on my leg.  So cute.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

WWC 271 - Kath's Challenge: All About Occasions

Hi there - time for another challenge at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Kath is our hostess with an All About Occasions challenge.


This is a cute little 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" card.  I recently was inspired by my blog friend, Virginia Lu, to use nesting dies to create a frame.  For the frame on this one, I used some Spellbinders Hexagon dies and some textured silver card.   I did some stenciling behind the frame using a Faith Pocock Studio's Bubble stencil and some Sea Breeze Altenew ink.  I then stamped some Altenew Painted Roses in Altenew Wisteria and Hydrangea inks, and Grass Field ink for the leaves.  I fussy cut the flowers and added to the  frame.  I added a sentiment from Altenew Beautiful Day set.  I added some 3D Liquid Pearls in dark purple as my final embellishment. 


Come and join in the fun at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and  check out the project from the other designers.  Then take our challenge and link up your project  to the challenge post.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday at 5pm Mountain Standard Time (Tuesday at 12.00 NZ time) to link up your project.