Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Gerda Steiner Raccoon

Hello, my card today is for the Gerda Steiner October challenge.  This cute little Raccoon is the free digi stamp for this months challenge.  I coloured him in with my Zigs ( as per usual ) and stamped  "Happy Birthday" on his little sign.  You can click here to check it out for yourself.


Thanks for looking!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Less is More Hot & Spicy #349

Hello, my card today is for the latest challenge over at Less is More.  It's a colour challenge this week using hot and spicy colours.  I have chosen to use some new to me stamp sets from Uniko.  I stamped the flower from Beautiful Blooms II with some CP Inks (Tiki Torch and Tiara) and did some highlighting with my  prisma color pencils. This set does come with a layering stamp but I find it relaxing to do the shading myself. The leaves are from the Natures Treasures II set and I gold heat embossed them.  The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays WTF set.
The gold splatters are from a gold color shine spray from Heidi Swapp. You can check the challenge out here!
                  


                                         



                                                                Thanks for looking!


Saturday, 7 October 2017

The Flower Challenge #13



Hello and happy Saturday.  It's World Card Making Day today!  I made my card today for The Flower Challenge, they are celebrating their 1st anniversary and there are prizes involved!! All the prizes look amazing, I would love to win the Neat and Tangled set!!
I have many favourite flower stamps but one of them is this gorgeous set from Altenew called Magnolias for her.  I clear heat embossed onto some Bristol card stock and coloured my flowers with Zigs and water.  I fussy cut them out and adhered them onto a white card base and stamped some of the buds directly onto the card base.  

Thanks for looking and you can check The Flower Challenge out here.

Friday, 6 October 2017

CAS-Fridays Sketch Challenge #184



Hello and happy Friday!  This week we have a fun sketch challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog.  I have used one of my favourite stamps sets "Mon Ami" again!!  I stamped and die cut the Mon Ami flowers then coloured them with some Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Prisma Color Pencils.  I picked up some beautiful Italian rose gold ribbon when I was in Tasmania last weekend and I added that to the bottom of my card followed by a sentiment from the "WTF" set.  Head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog to check out all of my fellow DT members cards and maybe enter for the chance to win!! See below for details.






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If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a card using the sketch  and  link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!

See the code below to received 15% off your purchase in the shop!

Design Team


Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

World Card Making Day at Stamp Nation


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Hello,  I can't believe it's October already!  That means it's coming up to World Card Making Day!!

This year over at Stamp Nation, WCMD is based on a "World Travellers Journal".  The idea is that a person is travelling around the world and journaling about each country and their experiences while they are there.  We celebrate all weekend over at Stamp Nation starting on Friday the 6th.  You can check it out here!












Here's a sneak peek of my cards.






Thanks for looking and if you're a member, I hope to see you over at Stamp Nation!

Friday, 22 September 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #183







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Hello, is it Friday again already!!  That means its time for a new challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog.   It will be Christmas before we know it!

This week we challenge you to make a shaker card.  I've only ever made one other shaker card before but I did enjoy making this one.  I kept it CAS as per usual and die cut the Mon Ami flower from my front panel and added a piece of acetate on the back.  I stamped the flower on my die cut piece and adhered it to a top folding card base. I coloured it in with some alcohol markers, added some clear PPP sequins and adhered my top die cut panel on top with foam tape. I couldn't decide what else to put on the front of the card so I just left it as is.  


                                        


If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a shaker card  and  link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!

See the code below to received 15% off your purchase in the shop!
Design Team

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Happy Friday with Spectrum Noir

Hello and happy Friday!  Today I'm playing with some Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers and stamps.  I have to say I love these markers!  We have a Masterclass coming up on Stamp Nation this month featuring Sprectrum Noir Aqua markers and I'm looking forward to learning some different techniques.   I stamped with black versafine ink onto a piece of Bristol card stock and coloured  the flowers in with the Aqua markers and a water brush. I added some shimmer with the Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.   My sentiment is from the same stamp set called "Best Wishes". There are so many beautiful florals in this set along with some great sentiments.  I am playing along with the Less is More challenge #345 OLC  "colouring in".



Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sweet Tooth Mouse

Hello, today I am playing along with the Gerda Steiner challenge.  This months digi stamp is this Sweet Tooth Mouse!  I coloured her in with my Zig brush markers and popped her onto a background that I had sponged with Distress inks.  I thought "What's cooking good looking" suited this image perfectly! If you would like to check the challenge out for yourself, click here!


Thanks for looking!


Friday, 8 September 2017

CASE a Girl Friday!


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Hello and happy Friday!  Today over at the
CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog we are CASEing a Girl Friday.
CASE stands for Copy and share everything so we challenge you to CASE one of your favourite cards by one of our Girl Fridays.  I decided to CASE the very talented Marcia from Marcia K Designs.  Click here to see Marcia's card.  Instead of using a die, I stamped the border from Bold Wishes stamp set down the left hand side of my card using Kaleidacolor ink pad "Caribbean Sea".  I stamped the sentiment using the same inkpad.  I sponged my background piece with Distress Oxide Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers.


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If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is CASE a Girl Friday and  link your card  up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!

See the code below to received 15% off your purchase in the shop!


Design Team




Thursday, 7 September 2017

The Flower Challenge Tic Tac Toe

Hello, I made this card for the challenge over at The Flower Challenge.  It's a Tic Tac Toe challenge and I chose Embossing, Water Colour and Blue.  I embossed this gorgeous stamp from Penny Black (Poppy Gems) with white embossing powder onto Bristol card stock and water coloured it with my Zig real brush markers.  The colours I used are Light Blue and Blue. My sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping (Summer Bouquet).  



You can check the challenge out here.


Thanks for looking!



NEW Challenge at Stamp Nation



Hello, we have a NEW challenge over at Stamp Nation this week. We challenge you to use something "NEW" from your stash.   Here's a sneak peek at the DT cards.

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Come and check it out if you're a member!  Click here!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Less is More Challenge 344

Hello, I made my card today for the latest challenge over at Less is More.  The theme this week is to use Royal Blue and Lime Green.  I love those colours together, so much for the old saying "Blue and Green should never be seen"!  I used the Scribble stencil from Tim Holtz and sponged CP Inks in Something Borrowed and Garden Party.  My sentiment is from the Summer Bouquet stamp set from Inspired by Stamping.



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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Less is More Challenge #343



Hello, today's card is for the challenge going on over at the  Less is More blog.

The challenge is to think outside the box and use a real object!  As soon as I saw this challenge I immediately thought of a card I had made for my hubby yesterday.  I picked up a cute stamp set from Close to my Heart called Animal Greetings, Operation smile.  There are some cute animals and sayings in there and I thought this one was perfect.  We had a little visitor in the house yesterday, a magpie decided to walk in the open door and couldn't get out.  He flew all over the family room and obviously he was scared (not as scared as me though) because there was bird poop all over the place by the time my hubby eventually got him out!  And the card I had just given to him had splatters of that all over it!!  That's something real isn't it!!  Of course I made a new one this morning and added some heart shaped confetti pieces as balloons and that is my something real!  Thanks for looking and if you got to the end of my story, thanks for reading!


You can click here to check the challenge out!

Saturday, 26 August 2017

The Flower Challenge #11




Hello, my card today is for The Flower Challenge where the focus is on background stamping.

I sponged some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of Bristol card stock then stamped the "Full on Floral" background stamp from CAS-ual Fridays with versamark and white heat embossed it. I stamped my sentiment from the "Bold Wishes" stamp set, also from CAS-ual Fridays in black versafine ink onto a small piece of Bristol and adhered it onto my background piece with foam squares.
Click here to check out the August challenge.





Thanks for looking!















Friday, 25 August 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 181


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Hello and happy Friday!
It's time for another CAS-ual Fridays challenge and the theme this week is "Kraft & White".  I have used the "Flowercase Alphabet" stamp set to stamp out HB2U and the "Frankly" stamp set for the sentiment.  I love the Flowercase set, the possibilities are endless!




If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a card using Kraft & White as your theme and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!

See the code below to received 15% off your purchase in the shop!












Thanks for looking!


Saturday, 19 August 2017

Scrapbook Boutique Challenge

Hello, I made my card today for the August challenge over at the Scrapbook Boutique blog. They have a fun moodboard for inspiration.  I just love yellow and grey together!  I stamped my images from Catherine Pooler Designs "Beautiful You" stamp set in versamark, then white heat embossed.  I used my Zig clean color brush markers Lemon yellow, Yellow and Light Grey and a water brush.  I stamped my sentiment from the "Summer Bouquet" stamp set from Inspired by Stamping with Catherine Poolers "Black Jack" ink.

Thanks for looking and you can check out the Scrapbook Boutique challenge here!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Birthday Monster

Hello and happy Friday!  My card today is for the monthly challenge over at Gerda Steiner Designs.  This ever so cute image is the "I didn't eat it (yet)! - Birthday Monster" digital stamp that I got for free this month for competing in the July challenge.  I printed him out on Bristol card stock and coloured with my Zig clean color real brush markers.  I stencilled the background with Catherine Pooler Designs Swoop stencil using Cracked Pistachio distress ink.  I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Summer Bouquet stamp set from Inspired by Stamping.








Thanks for looking!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Friendship Friday at CAS-ual Fridays



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Hello and happy Friday!
Today is the start of a new challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays.  The theme is Friendship so we would love to see you make a card for a friend and link it up over at the challenge for your chance to win!

I chose to use the ever so cute TUTU stamp set from the newest release, I think this could just be my most favourite stamp set so far!!  My sentiment is from the TRUTH IS stamp set.  I inked my ballerina up with Kaleidacolor Birthstone inkpad.







If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a card using Friendship as your theme and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!

See the code below to received 15% off your purchase in the shop!








Friday, 28 July 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 179

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Hello and happy Friday!  This weeks challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog is Dies only!! No stamps!  For my card, I used the tag buddies, posies, friend and friendly flowers Fri-dies.  At first it was a challenge for me not to use a stamp but I was surprised at how easily it came together using just dies. I sponged CP designs Ink in Flirty Fucshia and Melon Ice on some card stock then die cut my flowers from the posies Fri-die. I love those colours!



If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a card using Dies only and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays Fri-dies as the main focus of your card!

See the code below to received 15% off your purchase in the shop!


Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 23 July 2017

The Ton Challenge



Hello, I am playing along with The Ton challenge for the month of July.  They have a beautiful mood board and I took my inspiration for my card from the pink skirt and the stripes.
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I stamped the Peony Terrace background stamp with Versamark ink and white heat embossed it.  I then coloured with my Zig real brush markers, added a sentiment from the Large Peony set and a strip of striped cardstock.  

Thanks for looking, you can check the challenge out here!