Hi. Last day for the October Die Cut Diva's challenge... Halloween or Autumn.
Saturday, 31 October 2020
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Hi there. It's time for the new challenge at Watercooler Wednesday and Karen is our hostess with an All About Occasions challenge.
My card today started as a card for an Embossing challenge... but I didn't read the theme correctly - It was use Metallic with a Geometric embossing folder. - I didn't use a Geometric folder but used a floral folder.
I made my metallic centre by making the edges and using Catherine Pooler Sauna ink and gold Perfect Pearls. I then used a an Altenew 3D Embossing folder Beautiful Bergenia. I matted the panel onto a piece of gold paper and then added to a white card base. Added a Catherine Pooler die cut Hello and finished with a sentiment from an Altenew set.
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 11.00 am NZ time ) to link up your project.
Sunday, 25 October 2020
Hi. I'm back again today with another Pink Christmas card - for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge.
This card started life as a test run of my Altenew 3D embossing folder. I inked up the folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I wasn't sure if I liked it so it sat on my desk for a white. I was mucking around and thought it might do ok for the base for a Pink Christmas card. I matted it onto some black card and some dark pink card before adding to the white base. I die cut the sentiment from the dark pink mat and added to the card. It was only when I took the photo I realised that I had added the sentiment to the base upside down. The flowers were going the wrong way. But I'm sure you won't have noticed unless I had said! A few pink gems finished off the card.
Saturday, 24 October 2020
Time for another challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Our challenge this week is "Halloween"
I used a digital stamp I've had for years.... not 100% sure who it's from. I printed the image and and used some alcohol markers.
I die cut the image and then added the sentiment which is a Clearly Besotted one. I added a black layer and then onto a purple card base.
Do come and join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Thursday, 22 October 2020
Hi there- time for a new challenge at Watercooler Wednesday. Marsha is our hostess and she has an Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist
My card is the birthday card that I made for my husband's birthday on the 16th
I chose a Catherine Pooler stamp set called Leaf Motifs and used my Gina K Wreath Builder Stencil to stamp the leaves using Altenew inks - Bamboo, Parrot, Olive and Moss inks. For my centre panel I used second generation stamping of the leaves. The sentiment is stamped in Expresso ink from Altenew using a sentiment from Gina K's Frame and Flowers 2 set. I mounted both panels onto some dark brown card.
Friday, 16 October 2020
Hi there. The current challenge at Christmas Kickstart is "A Pink Christmas" I did some Pink Christmas cards last year with some pretty patterned paper I purchased, but for my card today I CASED a card I recently received from my NZ swap friend, Carol. Our challenge was to use a white die cut... I'll show her card after I show mine...
Thursday, 15 October 2020
Hi there. It's time for another challenge at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Tristan is our hostess with an All About Occasions challenge.
My occasion today is Christmas. I recently got an order of Altenew stamps - one of which was this Festive Frame .
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Hi. Nina is hosting a 90 minute scramble over at the Facebook Hero Arts Fan Scramble Challenge
Her challenge is to use your Hero Arts Background stamps. I have a lot of older Hero Arts stamps including a reasonable number of block backgrounds and cling backgrounds. I chose to use a cling stamp called Leaf and Floral background. I saw that my blogger friend Cindy had used the same background stamp - nice to see how we used it differently.
I watched a video this week from Jennifer McGuire that used Perfect Pearls with background stamps and that's what I did. I stamped the background stamp with Versamark and added the gold Perfect Pearls. I finished off with a simple little die cut Hello from the Hello Stamp and Cut set. The little added sentiment is from the same set and was gold embossed onto the same dark blue cardstock. The panel was added to some gold card and then added to a white base.
Nice to just have some fun playing in a scramble - even if I did it over 2 nights the total time was around 60 mins.
Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, 11 October 2020
I'm back from my 5 days away - we did a little road trip south of Auckland. We had a lovely trip away, did lots of walking - along the beach at Papamoa, through the bush in Rotorua and a short walk to see the Huka Falls in Taupo. And some soaking in the Thermal Pools in Rotorua and in a warm creek riverside in Taupo. Had fun riding the Luge in Rotorua and generally had a relaxing time.
So today I have two cards to share. One I made on Saturday after getting home from babysitting little Grace. She had a bit of a hard week - ending up spending 2 days in Starship Hospital (Auckland's Children's Hospital) last weekend with high temperature and not being able to weight bear on her leg. After lots of tests and scans she went home on Monday but got a call back on Wednesday and spend another two nights in hospital with more scans and blood tests. She had a bacteria in her blood that caused the joint pain but is now much better. Back to her smiley self.
On to my cards... Both are for challenges hosted by my blog friends... Gail and Jo. First up for Christmas Kickstart Challenge.. the theme is Festive Sweet Treats
Saturday, 10 October 2020
Hi there. It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' Challenge. And it's a fun challenge... Use Something from your Old Stash.
I've been stamping for about 11 years or so now. Today I am using a stamp set I got not long after I started stamping. It's an Inkadinkado set circa 2007 and I have always loved it.
I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink as I knew I wanted to colour with a Copic marker. I used a purple marker and to give some texture I used my score board to score some lines around the edges. I added some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen to the dress and used a fine line glitter pen to add some colour to the sentiment. A few little pearls on the waist finished my card. I played around with adding some clear gems but decided in the end to keep it CAS.
Thursday, 8 October 2020
Hi there. Today it's my turn to be the hostess at Watercooler Wednesday and I have an Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist.
Saturday, 3 October 2020
I managed to watch Gina K's FB live this week where she made some cute Halloween Gift Bags. I don't have many Halloween stamps so decided to make a few Christmas bags and a little birthday one. Gina kindly provided a template to make her box which is a sweet little 3.5" square bag which is what I used to make my birthday bag.
Thursday, 1 October 2020
Back again with another challenge at Watercooler Wednesday. There are 5 Wednesday's in September so this is our Fifth Week Anything Goes Challenge...
Today I am sharing a background I made after seeing a Gina K Facebook live a few weeks ago.