Sunday 10 December 2023

Craft Roulette #193

 Submission #4 - on a roll.

Interesting parameters this week.

Project - Post card, Colours - Florist shop, Element -  Globe(s),  Random - Blob(s) 

I had a busy afternoon yesterday making chocolates so this morning I popped into my craft room.  I remembered I has a Chronology Globe stamp (a freebie from a magazine a zillion years ago!) and after a little searching, found it.   I knew I had a stamp with Post card on it... an older wooden block stamp from Hero Arts and another older (discontinued) cling stamp set from Hero Arts that had some blobby stamps in it... so three elements sorted. 


I chose earthy browns and greens for my florist shop colours.  I stamped the globe onto some textured card stock and used some of the inks as watercolours to paint it.  I inked up the top half of the Hero Arts post card stamp and the found another Hero Arts stamp set - Discover by Lia, to stamp the green postmark and the sentiment in black ink.  The older discontinued stamp set called Brushes has some little blobby stamps.  I used the smallest one in two different Altenew green ink and then used the lighter ink to blend around the edges.  

This afternoon, hubby and I took Grace to the mall to buy a present for her Mum, Dad, sister and her dog!  We had fun trying to decide what to get everyone.  Then it was time for an icecream and a play on the mall playground before heading to the local Mitre 10 hardware store to get some plants before heading home.  She was so good and we all had a great afternoon.  The start of a new Christmas tradition!  

Saturday 9 December 2023

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge

It's time for our Christmas challenge at Sweet Stamping Challenge.   It runs for the rest of the month 

 I have a cute Snowy the Snowman card to share. 

My background was a practice piece - where I splattered white ink and gold paint.  I die cut it with Waffle Flower Deckled Frame die and added some dots of a white paint pen for my snow bank.   I stamped Snowy onto some white textured card and used some Altenew paints to colour him up.  Added a hot foiled sentiment from Spellbinders.

I'm also entering this into the Christmas Kickstart Challenge. - If it's Christmasy - link it up!  

Come and join us at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.  

Thursday 7 December 2023

Another Poinsettia card.

 I love Poinsettias.  And have a number of different stamps and dies.  Today I saw the challenge at The Flower Challenge - is Gold and that got me thinking... and I came up with this quick and fun card. 

I used an Altenew set called Holiday Flowers.  I started by using a Pinkfresh Studio Folk Edger Rectangle die to cut my dark navy cardstock.  I then used Altenew Rose Gold Embossing Powder to emboss the floral image and the sentiment.   I coloured the image with metallic paints - gold for the leaves and soft pink for the flowers.  I then used the gold paint to add splatters to the background. 

Wednesday 6 December 2023

Craft Roulette #192

 Over the weekend I managed to get a card done for this week's Craft Roulette.  Interesting parmaters:

PROJECT - Thank you card

COLOUR - Roadside Market

ELEMENT:  Yard(s)

RANDOM: Confetti 

This one took me a while  to do... So chose Christmas colours - a Christmas Roadside Market.   For the yard - I used twine - 3 feet worth (or so it seemed) and the leafy ribbon as well.  For confetti - the gems on my wreath look like confetti.  And of course - it's a thank you card.  It took time to die cut the wreath and wrap the twine around it.  The twine and leaves were originally together but it simply wouldn't wind around the frame.  I ended up untwisting them and then winding each separately round.  I glued the gems on and then used my hot glue gun to stick the wreath to the background.   The banner is from an older Simon Says Stamp stamp and die set. 

All in all, I was happy how I interpreted the parameters.    

Monday 4 December 2023

Poinsettia Christmas

 I case'd one of my own cards with this card... in fact I made two of them 

I used the same design - just changed up the colour of my arch, poinsettia  and leaves, and used a different sentiment.   Just used the same embossing folders.   The arches are from a Hero Arts set, and the sentiment is from  

Here's the original

Now to address and send all my local cards to friends and family.   

Sunday 3 December 2023

Poinsettia Christmas - Woodblock Wednesday with Amy

 Time for another Woodblock Wednesday at Amy Tsurata's blog. 

This Hero Arts Poinsettia is an old favourite of mine.  I love how it has a matching die set as well.   Here I've stamped the Poinsettia with some soft grey ink onto some slightly textured card.  I then used metallic paints to add colour.  I die cut the Poinsettia and added to some cream card that I embossed with Gina K's Tapestry background.  The sentiment is a Spellbinder's Hot foiled sentiment. 

It's been a busy weekend with lots of crafting being done and today was free power day so - three loads of washing done and dried in the drier, 2 fruit loaves backed, dishwasher put one, and a roast dinner cooked. .   Only 3 weeks till Christmas now.. Almost all my shopping do.

Friday 1 December 2023

Flowers for December - Altenew at Die Cut Divas

 It's the first of December - can you believe it!  2023 almost finished.   And of course it's a new challenge at Die Cut Divas.    Our fantastic sponsor is none other Altenew!   We are thrilled to have such a fabulous sponsor 

And they have generously offering a gift voucher of $50 for our winner.  Our theme for the month is perfect - FLOWERS  - Altenew have the most amazing floral stamps and dies.  

I recently purchased the Ambridge Rose stamp, stencil and die set.  Today is the first outing for it.  I stamped in with Versafine Onyx Black and I used Altenew purple inks with the stencils.  I then die cut the rose with the matching die.   To make the background I used some blue card which was die cut with a Waffle Flower Deckle die and then ran it through my machine with Altenew's Dotty Circles.  The sentiment is from Altenew's Versatile Greetings.  I used some Altenew Charcoal Suit ink swinked it onto some scrap card to die cut the hello and white card for the background.   

Do come and join us for this month's challenge.  

Entering this into Darnell's NBUS challenge as it the first time using the stamp, stencil and die for this one. 

Thursday 30 November 2023

'Tis the Season....

 Last day of November - where has the time gone.  It's time to share a card for this month's Die Cut Diva's challenge.   Our sponsor this month is Kat Scrappiness


and our theme is this month is  "Anything to do with Holidays (Any Holidays)-

Of course I have chosen the Christmas Holidays for my card.   

A CAS card this time, using another of the cute gnome's from the Christmas Gnome stamp set.  I coloured with him alcohol markers.  I added a bit of green ink blending on the centre of my Quilted Backdrop panel.   (Big thanks to my team mate Arlene for sending me the gnome and die cut background.)  The sentiment is from a Crafter's Choice stamp set stamped in red ink and clear embossed.  I die cut it with a Spellbinders die.

Our challenge finishes at 9.00pm Pacific Time - so come and join us at Die Cut Divas