Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Country Jar


A card made with the layout for the sketch challenge at 
Splitcoaststampers today, given to us by Allison.


I used a favourite set, Garden Picks by Flourishes, colouring 
with copics and adding some little dots - this flower image
 has a light, airy look which seems to suit this technique.
Each panel is sponged with Ranger Distress ink, both Scattered 
Straw and Frayed Burlap.  
The dp is from October Afternoon.
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Birthday Dots


Here's a birthday card made using the newly released
Lots of Spots from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
I've come to love the color combo of teal and blush pink and I used a 
Ranger Distress Ink Blending tool to sponge the card base 
with Stampin Up's Pool Party and Blushing Bride ink.  
The dots are stamped with white embossing ink in a random 
pattern across the bottom right corner.  
I then cut some circles from vellum and sponged a few
 with the same ink colours, layering them in a random 
way to create some dimension.  The sentiment is also 
from Lots of Spots, I like how the various words can be
 be mixed and matched.  I finished with a few sequins -
due to light reflection, sometimes sequins photograph with a slightly different hue,
these actually accent the ink colour much better than it looks!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Fine Feathers


I've had so much fun with the feathers in the Waltzingmouse 
Fine Feathers set and coordinating Fine 
Feathers Dies - I love how soft and delicate they
turn out when embossed in white on vellum!
My card is for three challenges:
The Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoaststampers
HERE is the beautiful card which inspired me
from Lisa Young's gallery (aka genesis).
I used a stencil with Stampin Up's Cool Caribbean and
Blushing Bride for the background.
I used an Sizzix embossing folder for the Spellbinders Nestie
Circle in SU Blushing Bride cardstock.
The sentiment is stamped on vellum with Color Box Black Licorice Ink.
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great Sunday!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Poppy Hello


A card for the CASE Study Challenge #185, the Muse is 
Jaclyn Miller and here is the beautiful CAS creation for our inspiration.


I used Poppies in Jars by Stampendous, colouring with copics 
and spritzing with watercolour paint, before adding a few 
sequins and popping up the white panel on dark gray.
The sentiment is from Flourishes Dahlias.
Short and sweet, not a lot to explain! :)
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Bows, Bows, Bows


Here's a card made for the Paper Smooches Anything Goes 


HERE is the fab inspiration photo from Amber's Damask Love blog 
I used one of my favourite sentiment sets, 
I made bows with MFT's Dainty Bows Die-namics from felt.  
I like using felt for bows since it "smooshes" down flat in an envelope 
and then pops right back into shape, no damage done.
Now my only problem is - how will I decide WHICH of my 
friends gets this card - they're ALL special!
Thanks for stopping by today, have a good one!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Bag of Sequins


I had soooo much fun making this card for two challenges, the 
inspired by talented stamper Penny Ward, and the Moxie Fab 
And HERE is the lovely card in Penny's gallery which 
inspired me to try my hand at a bag of sequins - 
love the idea, it kind of reminds me of a little teabag!
I stenciled the bg with Stampin Up Lucky Limade ink 
and then spattered the background with watercolour paint.  
The bag is created with vellum and My Favorite Things 
Fishtail Flags Die-namics.  The sentiment is embossed in 
white and it's from Flourishes Sentimental Favorites.
The twine is dyed with copic in to match.  
I finished it off with some little stars using Sweet 'n Sassy 
Stamps Stars dies and some sequins!
Stars, stencils, sequins, and splatters.....
all those things make me happy! :)  
Thanks for stopping by today, hope it's a good one for you!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Double Stencilling


Here's my card for two challenges, the CAS Featured Stamper Challenge at 
I'm crazy about stencilling so I was really looking forward to this!


Loll Thompson is the Featured Stamper and HERE is the gorgeous 
card which inspired me from Loll's fabulous CAS gallery - I
love EVERYTHING Loll does!
I used magic mesh and SU's Lucky Limade ink first,
then added some leaves with another stencil.
The butterfly is stamped on vellum and sponged with Ranger 
Distress Broken China ink, then highlighted with a copic marker.
The sentiment is from Flourishes Sentimental Favorites.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!