Monday, December 10, 2018

Peace Wreath

Several years ago I made a wreath card that I gave to my friend Yvonne...and in the weekend she asked me to make it again for a friend of hers that is very sick.  The card for Yvonne had the word "hope" and for her friend, she wants the word "peace" so a quick view through my Flickr cards, I found the original card and I copied it...

A very CAS card but just what was wanted.

I have entered this into the Craftyhazelnut's Challenge blog... Christmas with optional gems...which I have added to my wreath.  

thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

WWC199 - Tristan's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hi.  I am super excited to announce I am now one of the Watercooler Artist.  Thanks very much to Heidi for having me part of the team. 

For my first challenge I have made this beautiful floral card. 

I sponged my background using Oxide inks (Mowed Lawn and Broken China) and splashed some water droplets.  I used a Catherine Pooler Lattice die to cut the frame.   My flower is an older Hero Arts stamp called Antique Rose Stem.  I used Spectrum Noir alcohol pens to colour. I fussy cut the flower and added together with some die cut green leaves and some vellum die cut leaves coloured with Green Spectrum Noir pens.  I used a sentiment that came with a freebie with a magazine.  A little gem finished of my card.

Come join in the fun and make a holiday themed card. Check out the projects that the artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created then take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Mondays at 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (Tuesdays at 1pm NZ time) to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Christmas stockings

I'm enjoying entering the Watercooler Wednesday challenges and this week is "All About Holidays" hosted by Gail.  I made a cute Christmas card to enter this week.

I am loving using these 5 inch square cards.  I took a smaller square of card and put it diagonally into my embossing folder.  Was really pleased how it turned out.  I stamped and coloured my little stockings and used the ScanNCut to cut them out. I added some glitter to the tops.   I added some red bakers twine to hang them from and little bows.  Added a little sentiment and it's done.

I'm also entering into the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Lots of Dimension at Papercarft Challenges

I had a great weekend... on Sunday I joined 7 other ladies to attend a class run by Meetu from Krafter's Kart.  Denise hosted at her house about 25 mins from my place.  We had great fun making 4 cards - one of which was a window slider card.  I'll share more later.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Christmas Robin

It's my day to post over at the Die Cut Divas blog.  Our sponsor this month is

I got to use Winter Robin image to make my card today

I printed the image and used Prismacolor Pencils to colour it up.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the oval image.  While the die was in place and sponged a very pale blue ink around it.  I added some glue and glitter for the snow.    I had the background sitting in my box of bits and pieces - made last year with a Catherine Pooler stamp.  Added the big ribbon and it was all done.

Thanks for stopping by. 

With a Twist.... AECP homework

I have got a bit behind with doing my home work for the Altenew Educators Certification Program but on Saturday I got my A into G and made a card.

 For my card, I used the class "With A Twist" as my inspiration.  This class was lead by Therese Calvird and is all about taking some tried and true techniques and twisting them. My inspiration was Therese's different colour combination... namely green and grey. It was hard to choose what to do as there is so much inspiration in this class.

I used some Grey inks to stamp the Beautiful Day flower onto the card base.  Used only the outline layer and one other.  I then did the same with the flower in green after using the outline in the grey and then die cutting it.  For the die cut leaves I used all the layers.   I white embossed the sentiment from Starry Flower set onto some grey card and then added a thin strip of glitter black washi.

As with all the Altenew Academy classes there is so much inspiration from their excellent tutors.

thanks for visiting today, each and everyone one of you who come and visit are really appreciated.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Twofer Wreath. 

I haven't played along with Darnell's Twofer card challenge for awhile but the arrival of my Gina K Wreath Builder stencil this week, got me enthused to join this month's Wreath Challenge.   

I took a couple of stamps from Catherine Pooler's Candy Cane Lane set (the two holly stamps and the matching berries) and started off my wreaths.  Both cards use the same design 

I did the Christmas one first, using some Altenew inks for the holly leaves and the berries.  Once I had these done, I used some little peg stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry to fill in the rest of my wreath.  Added a few red Nuvo drops.   The centre of the wreath was stamped with a Penny Black sentiment.   I used my score board to make around the edges of the panel and mounted it onto a dark green mat.  The card base was also scored.

My second card is a fall colour card with a thankful theme.  I used the holly leaves in brown/orange inks and darker different greens for the extra little bits and pieces.  Added some dark blue glitter N dr

I die cut the thankful die from some shimmery brown card and added it as a mat as well.

I really enjoyed using the holly stamps as autumn leaves. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 

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.