Saturday, November 17, 2018

Christmas Quilt card

I have been making lots of cards for Christmas as I have been selling some at work.  After last weekends marathon effort, I had lots of lovely little pieces of Patterned paper so decided to piece them together to make a quilt card

After piecing the scraps onto the base I ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder to give the quilting look.  I added a die cut Peace cut with white and red card with a Hero Arts die.  Added the little words, white embossed onto black card.

I am entering this into  Heidi's All About Occasions challenge at Watercooler Wednesdays

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sending Wishes.... Southern Girls Challenge - Inks or Sprays

It's time for a new challenge at Southern Girls Challenge Blog today.  This time the theme is Inks or Sprays.
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  I got to use a digi stamp from A Day for Daisies called "Breeze in Spring"   for my card

I printed out the image and then made a mask for the image and spritzed it with some Perfect Pearls spray and a white spray.  I then used Distress inks to paint the image.   Once it had all dried I die cut the panel with a scalloped die from Catherine Pooler Designs and added to some Patterned Paper that I had used a Lil'Inkers die to cut the stitching.  The Wishes die is from Catherine Pooler Designs as well.  I cut it with some dark green card.

Do come and join us at Southern Girls with your inks or sprays projects.                                                                                                                                           

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

It's been awhile.....

Yes, 10 days since my last post!... I have been busy making Christmas cards to sell and for swaps, but no time to post.  Plus we went up to the beach for the weekend.  I got 10 cards made over the weekend up there.  Plus went for a lovely 50 minute walk.

Today I am sharing three cards that are on their way to swap partners for a Christmas card swap

I used the same design for these cards. I have a TON of Patterned paper so this is a great way to use some of it up.  All my sentiments are from an Altenew stamp set.  I embellished with stamped, fussy cut flowers and holly leaves and some die cut snow flakes.

I really love this design so most of my 10 cards from the weekend are using this design.  I had a couple of packs of 5"x5" cards and they are super to use. 

Well this has taken me a while to write up as I started it before we headed out for an Indian meal at the local restaurant - 500 metres down the road.   Amazing curries and lovely to spend time with my son and his partner (hubby was out at another function).  It was my son's 30th birthday yesterday so this was a carry on for him.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sympathy cards

Last week the wife of one of my work colleagues, passed away.    We are taking up a collections and I got asked to make a couple of sympathy cards.  Her favourite colours were Pink and Purple and her favourite flowers - Roses.

I chose two different Altenew flower sets to make the cards.

I used Sweet Rose Bouquet  with Tea Party ink set for the flowers and Green Fields ink for the stem.  I struggle with this set, so did them separately and fussy cut the flowers and added to the stems.  I used a Simon Says Stamp sentiment.  I took some pink card and used a Darice folder to emboss the oval.   This card is my Altenew Educator Certification Program... In the Mood for Colour - Pink.
The class teaches us how you can take your mood and apply to your cards.  Pink is Sensitive, Caring, Sweet.  Perfect for a sympathy card. I really enjoyed this class. 

For my second card I used the Peony Bouquet for the Big flower and Beautiful Day set for the leaves and the buds.  The flowers were inked with Shades of Purple inks and the leaves were inked with Green Meadows ink.  The sentiment came from the Beautiful Quotes set.  The background was sponged with a Catherine Pooler stencil and two of the purple inks.

I'm entering the second card in the the Anything Goes at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
Edited:  I made it as one of the Rockers with this one 

I had a great day yesterday at a Craft Fair - For Your Inspiration.  It was held at Mystery Creek - bout two hours drive south of Auckland.  I picked my friend Suna up at 7.20am and we drove down with a stop at Mercer for a cuppa and a cheese roll, arriving about 1/4 hour before the show opened at 10.00am.  There were about 16 exhibitors.  Suna and I meet up with Carol who is in one our NZ card group - she lives near where the show was being held.   I was quite restrained - my big buy was the Tim Holtz glass mat.  I've been wanting one for ages but postage cost are prohibitive.  I also got a few inks, a neat Prima Princess stamp, some glue and little bits and pieces.

thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate the visit. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

One Embossing Folder - Two looks

I got out an embossing folder that I got last year to make a Christmas card.  The folder and matching stamps and die were a freebie with a magazine, so I pulled out the magazine to give me a starting point.  So I CASE'd one of the cards.

I stamped the oval with Altenew Evergreen ink and used my ScanNCut to cut an oval around it.  I cut a slightly bigger oval and used the ink to colour it to match.  I die cut the spray in red and added them behind the sentiment and the whole topper added to the embossed piece. 

I then decided to try the letterpress technique.  I inked up the inside of the embossing folder with some Evergreen Ink and run it through my Cuttlebug.

I die cut the holly spray from Green card and added Nuvo drops on the berries.  Used the same sentiment. 

I have to get more cards made soon as I took my Christmas cards to work and sold a number of them there.   

And this weekend I'm off to a Craft Event.   It's about 2 hours south of here and I'm doing a day trip with my friend Suna.  I'm looking forward to seeing all the new stuff that will be there.  I've been saving up and have a big list of things I want to get.  

Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Christmas cards galore!


My Mojo is still waning.... and I need to make some Christmas cards - getting asked at work when am I bringing them in to sell!   So while I was in Spotlight yesterday morning getting some knitting needles to make some little Ugg boots for the upcoming arrival... I spotted a pack of pre-cut dies cuts
So I thought that with some patterned papers  I might get some cards done with out too much effort,

These first two use die cut poinsettias.  I enhanced them with some grey pencils.  The first one was added to some purple patterned paper and used a Kaisercraft  sentiment embossed onto black card and the second one used an embossed panel with the same sentiment.

Loved these three gnomes so added them all together on the one card.  I grounded them with a strip of bronze glitter washi tape.  The panel was embossed in the upper corners and finished with a gnome sentiment.

The next two cards used patterned paper.  One had a little touch of stamping of some pine branches in the corner.

the deer and the Merry Christmas banner are actually silver but it was very hard to get the photo to show this.  Both papers came from a Recollections paper pack
Recollections Paper Pad Festive 6x6 Assorted 

And my final card for the day was a commissioned card.... Request was for something for a NZ'er and his Italian partner who live in Spain..... so came up with NZ Pohutakawa branches covered with some snow.... and with a Spanish sentiment. 

Think I got the brief covered.
I am adding this to the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge... it's Tristan's All About Holidays...

Well if you've made it here... thank you for visiting.  Please leave me a comment and let me know if you liked my cards. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Autumn Mini Pizza Box

Hi.  It's my day at Die Cut Divas and I'm sharing an Autumn Project.  Our theme this month is Autumn/Halloween.    Our sponsor is DiesRUs.

 I used some alcohol inked background to die cut some leaves.  Add with some leaf flourishes and some flowers spritzed with some Lindy's Gang spray - gives a real shine in real life. 

A fun little project that I will use to use as a gift box for a friend. 

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

October CCC

I enjoy taking part in the monthly CCC swap and for October I send my card to England to Jane.  I used the colours and the sketch from the challenge blog


 Here's what I came up with. 

Jane has let me know she has received the card.... quicker to England than when I sent a card to my Dad in Australia.   

Thank for visiting me today