Friday, 8 December 2017

Christmas Ornaments


Playing at five challenges
AAA Cards - Christmas
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + 2 items of your choice 
(I used stamping, die-cuts, foiled card, crackle paste, alcohol inks)
Less Is More - Red and Green
Muse Christmas Visions - Anything Goes

  
  

Uniko Christmas (GD) - reminder


A reminder that there's still time to link up your Christmas cards at the Uniko Chllenge Blog.

My card was made using blue snowflakes die cut from an alcohol inks piece and silver glitter card and the sentiment was heat embossed in silver (die and stamp from Uniko).

Thanks so much for your visit!

[Edit: I just noticed I forgot to link my card to these challenges, have done it now and missed the deadline for AAA Cards, apologies for the mistake]

Also playing at (four):
AAA Cards - Christmas
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + two items of your choice
CAS on Friday - Christmas
CAS-ual Fridays- Winter Blues

  


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Poinsettia Merry Christmas


This is another of the light-up cards which I made at the HLS craft retreat. 
The images were heat embossed in white, watercoloured with distress inks and fussy cut. Sentiment heat embossed in gold.
And here it is lit up. I took the photo in low light to show the effect but it was quite difficult to photograph.


Linking up to: (four)
with optional twist of Christmas
Muse Christmas Visions - Anything Goes
Uniko - Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday -  Feminine Anything Goes


  

  

Sunday, 3 December 2017

AAA Cards, CAS Mix Up, CAS Watercolour, CAS On Friday, HLS Watercolour Challenge


This is another of the cards I made at the HLS craft retreat during a session playing with Brushos. 

I sprinkled a couple of shades of blue onto the craft mat, misted with water and patted my watercolour card into the colours a few times, drying between layers, added die-cut trees and a stamped sentiment.

Playing at five challenges:
AAA Cards - Christmas
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + two items of your choice
CAS Watercolour - Anything Goes
CAS On Friday - Christmas
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes w/optional twist Christmas

Thanks so much for looking. Have a great rest of the weekend! x

  
  

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Light-up Christmas Tree


Here's a card I made last weekend at the Happy Little Stampers craft retreat with Kylie showing us how to make light-up cards and we had a lot of fun.

The tree stamp was inked with distress markers misted with water a few times in different shades of green and highlighted with Wink of Stella. When the sentiment is pressed, the top of the tree lights up (inset photo). It's a pity the sparkle and the light don't show up very well in the photo.

So sorry I am a bit behind with my commenting at the moment ... trying to catch up!

Playing along at five challenges:
AAA Cards - Christmas
Less Is More - Let It Shine
Uniko - Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes


  

  

Friday, 24 November 2017

Guest designing at Uniko!


I am very honoured and happy to be posting a card as guest designer at Uniko!


I stamped and heat embossed the lovely Uniko poinsettia stamp in white and watercoloured with Gansai Tambi waterolours.  The background to the flower is painted with gold but its almost impossible to see in the photo. The sentiment from the same stamp set was heat embossed in gold.

Also joining in at five challenges
CAS Watercolour - Holiday

Hope you have a very lovely weekend xx

  
  

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Holly Jolly Christmas


Just a quick post to share with you a little Christmas card.

I die cut the little branches, coloured some with Promarkers and glittered the holly using double-sided sticky sheets. The die-cut bow was cut from red card and crystal lacquer applied, and stamped sentiment.

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments which are very appreciated. x

Playing along at four challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Glitter + your choice 
(I chose die-cuts, marker pens and crystal lacquer)

The Card Concept -  Photo inspiration
(Clean and layered style - inspired by wreath, colours and sparkle and shine

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Christmas

Watercooler Wednesday - All About Christmas

   
  


Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes #310-#311


Good morning! It's time to start a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday.

For my design team card, I've die cut some layers and coloured the flowers with Promarkers.

I do hope you can join us over the next fortnight: anything goes as long as it's family-friendly and uses an encouraging sentiment.  You can link up to 5 entries, download the free word art Scripture and maybe win a fabulous prize including a $25 gift certificate at Simon Says Stamp!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Christmas flower

Hi everyone,  I hope you're having a good week.  Another Christmas card!

I added crystal lacquer and glitter to the leaf die-cuts and some glitter in the poinsettia centre, some little vellum leaves and sentiment heat embossed in gold.

Thank you so much for looking!

Joining in at four challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Glitter + your choice


  

  


Saturday, 11 November 2017

Christmas Trees


I think this might be the first Christmas card I've blogged this year and it nearly didn't make it. After experimenting with different backgrounds, I made one I really liked using smooshing with acetate, then the stamping of the trees went wrong so feeling disappointed I began again. This one I don't think is as good as the first but anyhow I stamped the trees and assembled the card, then shock horrors, there was an inky smudge on the bottom so I chopped that bit off and finished up with a card that's smaller than it should have been.

My card was inspired by the colours at CAS Colours and Sketches. I scribbled SU! markers onto a piece of acetate, misted with water and used that to paint the background. This was a good excuse to use some nice Christmas tree stamps that I bought to use last Christmas but never got to it. Again, I inked the stamps with the markers and misted with water before stamping. The sentiment is heat embossed in silver.

Also playing along at
CAS Watercolour - Holiday
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
 Just Us Girls - Silhouette Stamping

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend xx