Recognition

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Pink Lady.....

Today's Card....
Inspired to make this card using the Marble Technique over at CAS Mix Up Challenge.....
Pop across, if you've time to see links to how to do these techniques x
I had a fun and messy day trying out this new to me technique of using 
shaving foam and alcohol inks to achieve a marble effect.
I tried lots of different colours and different methods of using the foam and also through stencils.
I now have lots of backgrounds to use at a later date.
However..........
After doing loads of backgrounds I stamped and fussy cut the lady's dress.
I thought the lady/dress stamp and the sentiment was quite sassy together.
I have stamped in black archival ink the horizontal lines.
I used the inspiration photo at Inspired by all the little things to help out here.....
I also picked up on the pink cushion and flower in the photo.
The rectangle has been die cut with a stitch die and raised up onto foam.
I popped on another piece of pink marbling to emphasize the sentiment.
The marbling shaving foam is a fun technique to try....messy but well worth it x
I love learning new techniques and the CAS Mix Up Challenge is excellent for giving you 
inspiration and encouragement to try new ones x

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter....
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Marbling + a choice
My choice is die cutting, fussy cutting, heat embossing and splats
Stamplorations CAS - Anything Goes with an optional twist of pink
Penny Black and More - Add a Sentiment
Craft Stamper - Anything Goes using stamping


Thursday, 8 September 2016

So Blessed.....

Today's card.....
I had a fun day today trying out different techniques.
I first stamped the leaves and flowers with thick white gesso. 
This gave a gorgeous chalky feel to the card.
I then used several shades of grey distress inks to blend over the gesso stamping for the background.
I wiped the distress inks off the gesso, which left an off white colour, which is what I wanted.
I then over stamped, off setting the leaves and flowers with two shades of archival grey inks.
A few of the stamped rain drops have glossy accents on them.
I finished with die cutting a stitched square 
and adding the sentiment, stamped in dark grey archival ink.
I have had a lovely time away this past week visiting family and having a fabulous time x
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter.....
Rubber Dance - 2nd Anniversary of the blog Challenge
The leaves and flowers are Rubber Dance Stamps
I have gone with July and the optional theme of Friendship x
Stamplorations - Sketch and or Theme-Stamping and Monochromatic scheme
I have gone with the Monochromatic theme
Craft Stamper Magazine - Take it Make it - Stamp It - Anything Goes using stamps
Lots of stmsping on this card
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media - Distress
I used distress inks to blend the background

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Friends Together......

Guest Designer at CASology...........

I was so delighted and thrilled to have won at CASology last week with this card...
As a result Melissa asked me if I would like to be a guest designer this week...
Absolutely.... I would love to ..........
This weeks cue card is Stitch....
This is my card......
I stamped the Friends Image and sentiment several times with the Misti 
to get the black as dark as I could get it.
I die cut the 'together' sentiment from white CS and inlaid it.
The Zig Zag Stitch line has been stamped and heat embossed in gold.
I finished off by die cutting the square with a Stitch Square die.
I tried several different ideas for the cue card,
after settling with the idea of 'Friends Stitched together through friendship' x

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity of Guest Designing this week.
I look forward to admiring your creations in the gallery.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter.....
Cardz4guyz - Something beginning with F
Tuesday Throwdown - Clean and Simple
Simon Says - Monday Challenge - It's a Stitch Up

Friday, 26 August 2016

Exotic......

Hello There......
Today's card is a CAS fun card.
The giraffe has been stamped and then masked so I could use a stencil 
and blending with distress inks.
I thought the stencil from Stamplorations looked like a Giraffe.
The edges have been heat embossed with gold and copper.
I finished off with lightly colouring the Giraffe and stamping the sentiment.
Some smudgy bits but I guess that the Giraffe won't mind!
Thanks for stopping by....
Crafty Hugs x
Fun Challenges I would like to enter......
CASology - Cue Card - Fun
AAA Cards - Blending
Stamplorations - Sketch and  or Theme - Stamp and Markers
Happy Little Stampers - CAS - Masking
Thank you for the Favourite shout out with this card....



Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Geometric.....

Before I show you today's card I was thrilled and delighted to have won 
 at CASology with this card from yesterday...
I  have been lucky enough to have been selected as the Honourable Mention several times 
but never a win, so it's made my day and I thank the team for all the wonderful inspiration x
Anyway.....Today's card.....
I started by die cutting the geometric die out of foam as I wanted to use it as a stamp.
I hadn't done this before and I was super excited that it worked really well.
I used re-positionable spray on the foam and 
then stamped with versa mark and white embossing powder.
I had a fun time using my Gansai water-colours in rainbow colours.
I cut the flower die and used this as a stencil and scraped through black embossing paste.
The flower was die cut out of more water coloured card and popped on top of the black paste.
Some of the sentiments have been die cut and layered with foam 
or popped straight onto the card or stamped and raised onto foam.
I enjoyed mixing the sentiments and how they where used on the card.
I also enjoyed using a die as a stamp.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter.....
Seven Hills - Geometric Challenge
All the manufacturers of the dies, water-colours and Stamps are stocked by the store
City Crafter Challenge - It's All About.....'You'
I was struggling with a sentiment so the challenge helped me focus with one
Update...Spotlight Artist...Thank you so very much xx
Casual Fridays - Time to Color
Creative With Stamps Challenge 5- Geometric
Update....Honorable Mention...Thank you very much x
I have used rainbow colours




Monday, 22 August 2016

Dream Big....

Today's card......
Update....Thrilled to have won at CASology....Thank you x
I started by spraying a few sprays onto card and then die cutting the feather.
I also die cut the feather out of White Linen card.
The small butterflies have been stamped using a kaleidacolor dye ink pad.
I always forget to use them...they really are so pretty.
I assembled the card, inlaying the sprayed die cut feather, 
stamping the sentiment and then hi-lighting with a gold pen.
CAS and Mixed Media........
I have had these die cut feathers for ages and not used them and now I can't stop using them!
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter.....
CASology Cue Card Challenge - Dream
Update....Thrilled to have won at CASology....Thank you x
CAS Mix Up - Stamp + Spray and one other of your choice.....Die Cutting
Stamplorations - CAS...Anything Goes...Option Gold
Happy Little Stampers - Die Challenge - Anything Goes




Sunday, 21 August 2016

Happy Everything

Today's card has been inspire by a CASE card...
Update...I won with this card-Thank you so much...Loved casing Shalu's card x
This is my take on the card....
I started by painting gold stripes, using starlight paints free-hand 
and then stamping in black a striped stamp using mixed media stamps.
I have used a flower stencil and clear embossing paste and orange distress inks to colour it.
I have popped on several green sequins.
I have finished off with a black and gold strip down the left and heat embossing a sentiment.
I enjoyed CASEing Shalu's card and producing an artsy and fun card.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter....
I won with this card-Thank you so much xxxx
Stamplorations - Anything Goes - On going using their products