Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Home for the Holidays

 I've got a card to share today that is for the Home for the Holidays challenge at Christmas Kickstart  

I have this die set that came with a magazine several years ago...(and never been opened!)  I cut it from white card and added colour with markers.  Made the snow with some Kindyglitz.  I ink blended the sky with some Distress oxide inks.  The sentiment is from Gina K's Holiday Tapestry set. 

As the die set was used for the first time, I'm entering this one into Darnell's NBUS challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.   We had a lovely long weekend due to Monday being Queen Elizabeth Memorial Day and being a public holiday.   We went up the Mangawhai and I just chilled out... read books, relaxed and had a quiet weekend.  

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Christmas with STAMPlorations

 Hi there.  .... Today I'm sharing my card for  Die Cut Divas...  

We have a new sponsor - STAMPlorations 

Today I'm using a Digital stamp from the Holiday Lattes set 

I printed the coffee cup onto white card and used  Gina K Master Layouts die to cut it out and the matching matting layer as well as the patterned paper and it's matting layer. The image was coloured with Prisma pencils and some Gamsol.  Added a touch of Wink of Stella Gold to the berries and the lid.   For the sentiment I used a die that was a freebie with a recent order.  I cut it three times and layer for dimension.    

Saturday, 24 September 2022

Christmas in September - Sweet Stampin' Challenge

 Hi there...   Time for another challenge at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.   Our challenge this time is Christmas in September.    

I did a ghost technique using a stencil - 

I started by using Hero Arts White Unicorn pigment ink through the stencil and then after shifting the stencils a tiny bit, used some Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink to stencil again.   I added a few pearls for the berries.  The sentiment from Gina K's Holiday Tapestry was heat embossed with white powder. 

We'd love to see you Christmas projects over at our challenge (Here)

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Sparkly Christmas

 Hi there..  Today I'm sharing a card I made for a DT challenge... then realised that it was as STAMPING challenge and my card was embossing and die cut only!    So here it is in it's sparkly glory!

I started by using a Sizzix folder to emboss my white panel.  I don't know who the beautiful die is by, it was a gift from my bloggy friend, Greta.  She sent me three of this die cut a number of years ago.  I used my Zig Watercolor pens to add colour.  I layered the three dies together and then liberally spritzed with Sparkle spray. I added it to the panel and finished with some gold gems.

Many thanks to the lovely Greta for the dies.   I really love it..

Entering this into the CAS Christmas challenge - Sparkle and/or Shine. 

Thanks for stopping by.  

Saturday, 17 September 2022

Let's Squash It... Cuz 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

 Hi there.   Today I have an entry for the Let's Squash It challenge... Cuz 2 out of 3 aren't bad!   The challenge is to use an embossing folder and fill 2/3 of the card.   

I decided to do a Christmas card - inspired by a card I saw on You Tube by Gina K.  

I used a big sweater folder and trimmed it down to 2/3rd of the card size.  I layered it onto black card and then onto a white card layered with black and then red.   I die cut an oval and layer.  The sentiment is from Holdiay Tapestry by Gina K.  Added a Spellbinders Poinsettia die cut and some Catherine Pooler die cut holly leaves.  

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Happy Birthday card inspired by Natasha.

 Today I am sharing a card I made last night, inspired by a You Tube from Natasha Foote.   She used some rub ons on book paper.   I had got a new paper pack yesterday from my local 1-2-3 dollar store and it had some subtle wording on one page so I used that using the design Natasha did on her card.  (her video is HERE)

I used an older Spellbinders nestability square die set and cut three squares.  I matted them with some black card,  and then followed Natasha's design.  I added a black line around the edge and added some gold gems.   The sentiment is a new to me one from Memory Box.  It's a hot foil stamp and die.  Love it!

I'm entering this into Darnell's NBUS for September as it was the first outing for the sentiment. 

and The Flower Challenge - Add Sparkle.  My sentiment is gold foil.  

Monday, 12 September 2022

Fun fold card - Mini Miura fold.

 Well I'm finally back to share a card.   It's been a hard week.  My Gastro lasted till Wednesday... and I've been feeling a bit washed out since.  I did manage to get my technique challenge card for my local swap group.   Val set the challenge - a Mini Miura fold card.... I'd never heard of this fun fold, luckily Val gave us a link to a You Tube video by Sam Calcott (here

and here is my card 

I chose some gorgeous patterned paper which I used to make my focal images.  I added a sentiment to the middle portion of the card.   It was hard to get a good photo of all the folds and angles.  

I did enjoy this and also managed another card made over the weekend... for the September CCC - so won't be able to share until next month.   My card is on it's way to the US.  And I did have a play with my hotfoil machine yesterday and two Altenew hotfoil plates.... the Exquisite Marble plate and the flowers from the Linear Lines - Tropical Garden flowers.  And now a few background marble panels and a pile of foiled flowers to use.  

Thanks for stopping by.   

Sunday, 4 September 2022

August Card Chain Challenge reveal.

 I'm a bit late doing my reveal post as I've been suffering badly from a bout of gastro.  Been really sick since Thursday night.... the whole hog.. vomiting and diarrhoea - and having stomach cramps since... still not well, but it's time to share the card I send to Gail in Norway. 

This month our options were

Theme Options: Legs/Fruit and flowers/Friendship
Product/Technique: Acetate /Aperture. 

For my card I chose to use an aperture


I used some textured card for my panel and used the Leaf frame die to cut out my window.  I made a gold frame for around it.  Added a die cut sentiment with a white embossed sub sentiment. 

It's Father's Day here in NZ today, so I had a great chat with my Dad.  I had sent his card on Monday, but it hasn't arrived yet.