Hi there. It's the final day of the month so it's time to share my card for Die Cut Divas. This month our sponsor is Sunny Studios
Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Thursday, 25 March 2021
Hi there. It's my day to share over at Die Cut Divas.
Our lovely sponsor is Sunny Studio. This month, it's all about making those slimline cards.
Winner will receive a $15 gift card from Sunny Studio Stamps
My card uses a Slimline die cut from Sunny Studios (this one - used the inner die)
My stamps are also from Sunny Studio Stamps - Holiday Style. I used some Altenew inks - Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields and Hydrangea for the bells and Evergreen for the branch. The sentiment was stamped in Jet Black ink. I add some little grey stars with a stamp from Your Next Stamps and added some gold splatter. I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen onto the bells.
Hi there it's time for another challenge at Watercooler Wednesday this week. Helen is our hostess with an All About Occasions challenge,
Today I have a slimline card to share.
I had found some card bases at Spotlight that are slimline - for my panel I used rubberbands on a long block and some Altenew inks in soft pinks and purples. I then stamped and layered the Our Friendship Blooms Stamp and Die - using the inked layers and also adding the base layer with the matching stencil before die cutting it out. I also diecut the Deco frame from silver glitter card. The sentiment is from the same stamp 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 5th April at 5 pm Mountain Standard Time (Tuesday at 11.00 am NZ time ) to link up your project.
Sunday, 21 March 2021
Just a quick little box that I will use to add a gift for a friend's birthday.
Hope your weekend is going well. We did a big 7k walk this morning and ended up at the local Cafe for breakfast. It was a stunning morning for walking - we did the pipeline along the between Campbells Bay Beach - Mairangi Bay Beach - to Murrays Bay Beach. Always a good walk, then up the hill before coming back down to Murrays Bay and the Cafe. Take care out there people.
Saturday, 20 March 2021
Yes the Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Hop has started. Now I'll just let you know I'm not a coffee lover - a Hot Chocolate Girl here.... but apparently I make a good cup of Joe... according to my hubby anyway!
But I digress.... today I am sharing a card I've made for the Hop. It's Iced Coffee - seeing it's a Spring/Summer Hop and because it's still very warm here in NZ. Our temperature today has been up to 24C (75F) ... currently 21C (70F) at 5.20pm - so Iced Coffee is suitable.
I had forgotten I had this Tim Holtz Blueprint stamp until I had the set out the other day making a card. This was one of 6 stamps in a Tim Holtz set made for Simon Says Stamptember in 2015! I think I've used it once before... I stamped it in Memento Black ink as I thought I was going to use Copics but decided instead to use Prismacolor and Jasart pencils. I also added some 2B graphic pencil smudged with a tortillon a la Nicole Watt. I had masked off the sentiment in the first stamping and then just stamped it onto another piece of white card. I used Gina K Master Layouts 2 to cut both the panel and my layers. I used the bigger of the small panel dies and then used my Perfect Layers rule at 1/16th inch to cut the layer. Somehow the die has now disappeared! I'm sure it will turn up. I used some kraft card to make the card base.
Here's another view
I'm #196 on the hop.... so thanks if you have come to visit me.... thanks also to my regular viewers. I much appreciate you stopping by.
Do go and have a look at the Hop. It's amazing with some fabulous sponsors and prizes. Who knows if you join in, you could be a winner!
Friday, 19 March 2021
I struggled with this month's challenge at my NZ Swap group - Rainbows. I finally came up with a very CAS idea.
I used a Stampin' Up punch to cut a rainbow of flowers. I do have a match stamp somewhere in my stash - but I couldn't find it. Need to do a tidy up for sure!. I decided to add the pearl centres for some texture. I used a Kaisercarft sentiment which I really like.
Thanks for stopping by - the weekend is starting for me and I'm hoping to get some time in the craft room. Hope you all have a great weekend
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
This challenge is just me! Purple is my favourite colour. Lately I've been struggling with my crafting... ideas galore, but just wanting to get started has been hard. About a week ago I took some of my purple scraps and an Altenew flower die cut and made a couple of flowers. They sat there as I really didn't know what I wanted to do to showcase them. Last evening, I was rummaging around in my WIP pile and found a background I had done some foiling on.
My foiled panel is an Altenew stamp that I had stamped, then photocopied with a laser printer so that I could foil it with some silver foil. As you can see I had covered my flowers with Wink of Stella. The sentiment is from another Altenew set. I seem to be using my Gina K Master Layouts on just about every card I do... they make it so easy to layer panels.
And talking about Gina K... do you watch her live Facebook/You Tube posts? She has some fun techniques and ideas. This week's earlier live used a technique called Black Magic. Basically using white pigment ink to stamp on black card and then once it dried, used pencils to colour in the image. Today I was feeling unwell in the morning so spent time in bed resting. I got up at lunch time and decided I felt a bit better and wanted to try out the technique.
Sunday, 14 March 2021
Over the weekend, I managed to get a few cards done. My NZ swap group this month is Rainbow - I've been in a bit of a slump lately... so did a bit of Pinterest viewing to get some ideas. I ended up making two cards.... here's the one that didn't get sent to Carol -
Thursday, 11 March 2021
Hi there. Well we've had a bit of a change up at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog. We will now be running a fortnightly challenge. More time for you to join us with your lovely creations...
Believe it or not - this flower is a Christmas one. Yes, it is a corner floral from a freebie Christmas set by Clear Impressions. I stamped the L-shaped florals around my card and then added little bits of the stamp in the spaces. The sentiment is from a Kaisercraft set called Way of Life. I coloured the flowers with some Altenew Woodless Watercolour pencils and some Jasart pencils. I didn't add any water to the pencils. Really happy with the results.
Come and join in the fun at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and check out the projects 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 22nd of March at 5 pm Mountain Standard Time (Tuesday at 12.00 noon NZ time) to link up your project.
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
I've been working from home for the last 4 days as we are back in lockdown 3 for 7 days. I have set up my tablet and old TV monitor on my craft table - which I have to say is very distracting!!!! I use my break times to do some crafting... 10 mins in the morning and afternoons and 20 mins or so at lunch time. So over the past few days I have been trying out a new tool! I brought some Simon Hurley stamping foam from my local online store (Krafters Cart) and after watching Jennifer McGuire and Simon's videos I made a few backgrounds... using stamps and embossing folders. I made a few backgrounds and today I finished my first card.
Tuesday, 2 March 2021
Today Cindy started a new 90 minute Scramble over at the Hero Arts Fans Scramble Facebook page. I've been working at my craft desk - so as soon as I signed off for the day, I picked up my supplies and made a card.
Cindy's challenge is to make a mini slimline card. Mini slimlines are 3.5" x 6 inches. A good size to try. Here's my card - made in about 45 mins and then took about 25 mins to photograph and add to the album on FB.
It wasn't till I took the photo that I realised my sentiment was a bit crooked!. I made my base from Kraft card stock. I die cut the Poppy then used the negative space to line up the stamps. I used Copic markers to colour the poppies. I then added them to the blue centre panel. I made my own shiny glittery card by painting the red card with Wink of Stella clear sparkle pen and then covered it with clear packing tape, before die cutting the sentiment. I then stamped the sub-sentiment from the Hello There set. Added a few holographic gems to finish.
Come and join the Scramble Group over on Facebook and play along in the Scramble. It's running for 7 days.
Monday, 1 March 2021
Hi there. It's the 1st of the month so it's a new challenge at Die Cut Divas. This month our sponsor is Sunny Studio
And our theme is "Slimline Cards" Our sponsor has a number of Slimline dies and I managed to get my hands on the Slimline Scalloped Frame .
Today I'm sharing a card for Darnell's NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff! )
My NBUS - the little Whimsy Digi stamp (Gnome sweet Gnome set) and the little heart sequins. I printed the gnome and coloured with a variety of Alcohol markers. I added the little sequins I found in my cupboard and realised I had never used before. I used some Gina K master layout dies to cut out the main panel and the background panel.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm back from working from home for the next week as Auckland is back into Level 3 lockdown for a week. Someone got the infection and didn't isolate so to try and kick the virus, Auckland has to stay home for a week this time. A frustrating time for sure. Take care out there people.