Monday, 20 October 2014

Layer It

Hi Everyone, Here is a card I made today to enter into Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge No 18 "Layer It", I had fun making this card using a plain white card stock for the background, and I dry embossed it with a Darice Embossing Folder "Sheet Music", and shaded around the edges with Memento Ink Pad, "Lady Bug", I used a paper Doily from the Grocery Store and also shaded it with "Lady Bug", I cut out a white clock with Tim Holtz "Weathered Clock", which I have had for a very long time, I shaded it with Memento Ink Pad "Cottage Ivy", and I found some Christmas Tickets in my stash, they were the last and had been there for ages, I used some red & white Christmas Paper and made a flag and some green ribbon which I tied in a bow, three little diamonte gems to the top right hand corner and some silver stars set in threes on the card, which I think finished it off.   I am entering this into the Challenge No 18,

Sunday, 19 October 2014


Hi there everyone, it is a bit cool today, just the type of day to stay inside at your craft table.   I am not very good at "make one layer card" or "Clean and simple" as they are also known, but I wanted to enter a card in the 52 Christmas (card) throwdown, October recipe Challenge of "Make a One Layer Card",, and used a plain white card stock for the card base and used one blueprint stamps from Tom Holtz, and Stampers Anonymous, the dear little snowman, I only inked the stamp to get the figure of the snowman, in Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black, and emphasised it with Faber-Castille water colour pencils, using the black and green and red, plus orange for the carrot nose, I used a blue to shade the background and used water to blend it,  I used Memento Ink Pad Bahama Blue for the varios snowflakes that I took of a couple of old stamps that I have had for ages and don't know who the manufacture was, also the Joy was one of the stamps in one of those un-named sets, and I used one of the red pencils for the lines on the two corners.  Hope you all like it, I thought it was just a little bit different!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Good Times

Hi there, here I am again with another card today, this card has a red card base and I used watercolour paper to splash various water colours on the background and used a Dylusions stencil with Memento Ink pad to colour the small leaves that I felt would be good for this card as I was also using an mpress nesting dies "leaves" to cut out these leaves in various autumn colours, from my scrap basket, and I used a Die Namics die for the "Good Times" sentiment,   I am entering this into the Craftroom Challenge "make your own background"

Silent Night

Hi there everyone, here is my card today to enter in the Merry Monday Christmas Challence #130 = "Silent Night", I used a white cardstock for the base of the card and used dark blue glitter card for the night sky, and a skyline cutting die from Die-namics, this is one of my favourite cutting dies, it is very versatile, and I used a Kaisercraft stamp, Santa and his sleigh  from the "Tis the Season" collection and white embossed it with Ranger White Embossing Powder.  I am happy with the way this card turned out and hope you are too!!!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Pink Halloween

Hi everyone, it is a bit cool here and we are having heavy rains, just the thing to stay inside and play with paper.   I utilised this time to make this pink Halloween card.   I used black cardstock and plain copy paper sprayed with Dylusions Ink Spray, Bubblegum Pink,   I used a memory box spider web and a cheery lynn corner also cut from black cardstock and the spider I  think is a cheery lynn.   I used a sticker for the druggist sign which I raised on dimensional tape, I used Ranger Pumice Stone ink pad to stamp the bottles with a stamp that I got at a garage sale with no label, I think it could be either a Hampton Art or a Stampers Anonymous.  The gears are all Cheery Lynn.   On the inside I used a Tim Holtz On The Edge cutting die, Iron fence, and cut it from the off cut of pink paper that I had used on the front of the card and the stamps I used are in the same set as the bottles, and I used Ranger Embossing Powder, Silver, to heat emboss the images.   I will use an embossing pen and the silver pen to write my message. The inspiration for this
card came from Emma at That's Life, thanks

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Black and orange

Hi all, hope you are all having a good day!  I made this card this morning to enter into the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 154, Black and Orange.   I used a black cardstock for the card and used an orange and black paper from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells paper pad, and cut a picket fence, cheery lynn B123, and an owl cheery lynn B383, this is the small owl, there are two in the packet, I hand cut the branch the owl is sitting on, I used a Sizzex set Retro Halloween to stamp and cut the cat,  and I used the orange pumpkins and smiling moon from some Halloween paper that I downloaded from the net in 2012, and I forgot to note where it came from, so if you know you designed it, thank you.   I really like the smiling pumpkins!


Hi there everybody, I haven't put anything on my blog since last week, but made this 9" tag, a Christmas one, as I am starting to make tags for my Christmas presents.   I got the inspiration from the Funkie Junkie, on one of their recent blog emails, I really liked it and so I made this one to enter into the October Colour Challenge on 52 (Christmas) card throwdown, , the challenge is to use three of the following colours: Dark Pink, Light Pink, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Green.   I think I have achieved this with a light pink, a dark pink and green.   I cut this tag out of cardstock, and reinforced it with a darker piece of card from a package, I used white copy paper and used a Memory Box stencil Texture Diamond with a Memento ink pad, Cottage Ivy, and also used that colour for the Christmas Tree, which is a stamp I received with Australia Simply Cards, for the Merry Christmas I used a mini ink pad from Tim Holtz, Spun Sugar, and a ticket with Wish on it, a dark pink, I used red and white washi tape for the stem of the tree and some christmasy ribbon for the bow and I used a jewelled brad to hold it onto the tag, I also used a Marianne's Creatable cutting die for the pointsettia, and a dark pink stick-on jewel for the centre, I also used a plastic bow on the top edge and inked this up with the Spun Sugar ink, and I am happy with how this turned out.