Monday, 15 January 2018

CUTplorations January Reminder ...

Have you joined in with the CUTplorations challenge at STAMPlorations this month?  If not then maybe, just maybe, I can inspire you to have a go.

I've taken the pinks, purples and blues and combined them with some inspiring words for the new year (new day of the rising sun):

I used a panel of card created using acrylic paints, stencils and a gel press plate - and die cut the pink panels. Using piece of card coloured in the same way but with a metallic paint I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments before trimming the card and die cutting the edge to echo the coloured panel.

I used:

Pop across to the blog and check out the other designers inspiring projects - I just  know you will not be disappointed.


Sunday, 14 January 2018

Thanks ...

Good evening ... I seem to be off to a very slow start this year with my blogposts ... but hopefully things will start to pick up as the year progresses and I get more organised!!

I've a card to share today:

A quick card combining stamping and die cuts and just one colour.

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" #362



Sunday, 7 January 2018

AAA Cards Quote ...

Morning all and welcome to the first challenge for 2018 at AAA Cards ... I hope you are ready to get out the crafting supplies and get creating ... the challenge is to be inspired by a quote.

I decided to work with the rainbow colours in the background and tried to find a suitable quote ... I went with the new year as the new beginning and used a quote which hopefully many of us will take as good advice for the year ahead.

I used:

Kaisercraft - Curiosity Clear Stamp Set
Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Wilted Violet.
Stampin Up - Gorgeous Grunge and Off the Grid
WOW Clear Embossing Powder

Remember to check out the blog for all the great designs from the rest of the design team - I just know that you will not be disappointed.  I look forward to visiting your blogs to check out your creations.


Monday, 1 January 2018

CUTplorations January Challenge ...

Happy New Year
Good evening!! It is time for a new challenge, the first of the new year, over at STAMPlorations CUTplorations:

The photograph to me is all about a new start and a new year as well as the colours of a new dawn ... so that is the direction I took:

I used:
Distress Inks - Squeezed lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon and Candied Apple

If you pop across to the blog you will see loads of inspiring projects from the design team ... it really is worth a visit ... and I know you'll be inspired to join in with the challenge.  I am looking forward to seeing your creations.


Happy New Year ...

Good Afternoon!  Happy New Year to you all ... I hope you are all set for the challenges of a new year ... have you made any resolutions?  I always make resolutions - I don't know why as I seldom make it to the end of January before I've broken at least one of them!!  This year one of my resolutions is to keep my resolutions!!!!

One of my resolutions is to do something creative everyday ... so I'm off to a good start as I've spent time today creating a card.

I stamped and heat embossed the two roses before water colouring with Zig markers and then added the sentiment - it was only when I finished that I realised that I had created a one layer card!!

I used:
UNIKO - Pure Florals: Rose; Festive Sentiments; Simply Said
Versfine Onyx Black Ink
WOW Clear Embossing Powder

I am entering the following challenges:

Penny Black and More December Challenge - CAS 


Monday, 18 December 2017

CUTplorations December Reminder ...

Well there is just one week left before the big day ... are you all sorted? cards posted? gifts bought and wrapped?  If you are all sorted ... why not take some timeout and get creative!  Or maybe you're like me and just need to make one more card ... then take some time and get crafting.  I'm here to inspire you to join in with this month's CUTploration challenge at STAMPlorations.

Two simple small cards ... letting the dies do the work!  I cut four bauble bases and adhered them together using double sided tape.  I added a layer of the tape to the top layer and adhered the intricate die cut and gold gilding flakes to the red bauble and silver to the blue one. The gilding shines beautifully in real life ... the photograph doesn't do justice to it.  I finished the card with a simple sentiment and for added interest add some gold and silver thread to the top.

I used:
Gilding flakes from my Mum's stash!!

I do hope you will join in with the challenge and look forward to seeing all of your beautiful creations.


Tuesday, 12 December 2017

ATSM Make your Mark ...

Whoosh ... that's the sound of 2017 disappearing into the past ... with less than a month left before 2018 arrives we have time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and it is time to make your mark:

I hope you will find time to get out your colouring supplies and join in with the challenge - I used distress inks to water colour poinsettia images before die cutting large snowflakes, adding a sentiment and this is what I got ...

I hope you will find time to join in with the challenge - if you need more inspiration pop along to Addicted to Stamps and more and check out the awesome designs from the rest of the design team.