Friday, 9 June 2017

More Pretty Paper

I decided that I should make another card for the CAS-usal Friday Challenge, while I had the patterned paper out. I think I need to buy another pad of this one, because it is just so pretty!

The paper is from the same Kaisercraft pad I used yesterday and the stamps are from  CAS-ual Friday's Casuaul Elegance and Wonderful Words. 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

A Hint of Mojo!

Hellooooo! It's been more than a month since my last post and even longer since I created anything. I've missed it so much, but it just wouldn't happen!

So today I looked through a few challenges and decided to give the CAS-ual Friday Challenge a go, because it gave me an opportunity to use some of my patterned paper.

The paper is from Lawn Fawn and Kaisercraft and the sentiment stamp is CAS-ual Fridays Wonderful Words.
I've also used a CAS-ual Friday die to cut the vine leaves from Glitter paper.
I fussy cut the butterflies from the  Kaisercraft paper,  sponged edges with distress ink and added some clear Wink of Stellar for a touch of shimmer.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

                                  CFC175 -- Use those Pattern Papers

                                          CASOLOGY Week 252 - Insect

Friday, 5 May 2017

Taking a Break

Hello my sweet friends. I'm sorry for the silence. I have been so busy with choosing everything for our Queenscliff home, which is now complete and somewhere along the way I lost my Mojo big time! I'm hoping to get back in to some routine and be able to get my creativity back soon:(

In the meantime here is a card I made in March, with a gorgeous stamp from Hero arts.

Here is a pic of the view from the room where I will be doing my creations at Queenscliff.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

A Quick Card

Hello there. I happened upon the CASual Friday challenge today - I haven't played there for a long time, so I decided to make a very quick card.

I made the background using my fave Brushos & Color Burst colours and when it was dry I stamp and embossed the sentiment and vine leaves - both  from CAS-ual Fridays. I used an embossing buddy, but I still got stray flecks of embossing powder - nevermind I still love the gold on the vibrant colours.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Hedgehugs for everbody!

I've just returned from my niece's wedding in Flinders , which is on the coast in Victoria, Australia and I can truly say it was the most beautiful wedding I've ever attended. Everything was just perfect, including the exceptional scenery with a glorious sunset to bless the occasion.

I've not had time to craft for a few days, so I'm sharing a card I made at our retreat 2 weeks ago.

This was the 2nd shaker card I made and my favourite. I love the frame die from SSS and
adore the hedgehog from MFT (another one on my wishlist)! I stamped the images on watercolour paper and coloured with Zig CCRB Markers. The background was sponged with Distress Oxide and Distress Ink, then spritzed and texture added with salt.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

SSS Monday Challenge - Layer Up
SSS Wednesday -Use more than one die or punch

me & hubby
me and the family

Friday, 24 March 2017

Striped Florals

I'm playing along with the Altenew challenge today. The colours are so bright and cheery so I hope they put a smile on your face!
After watching Jenny Dix and Joy Taylor at our Craft Retreat, I was inspired to play with my Copic markers, which haven't been touched for quite a long time. First time this stamp set has been inked too!
The stamp set is Altenew Striped Florals and the sentiment is cut with a SSS die.
The peg is from one of my crafty friends - thanks Cecilia!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Delightful Dahlias

Hey there! I'm finding it difficult to craft yet again. It's very close to hand-over for our beach house and my mind is far too full of everything I need to do, to be able to sit down and create. So in the meantime, I'll try to share a few cards I did at the recent Retreat and some I have finished off from my 'incomplete' stash.

I actually stamped this image a few times in different inks on different cardstock. This is my favourite result.
The card is Canson Acrylic, I stamped with Versafine Black and clear embossed. I coloured with a mix of Zig CCRB markers and Daniel Smith Watercolour.

Stamp: WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet - Dahlia
Dies: MFT Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle; SSS Hand Lettered Greetings

I'm entering this in the following challenges:-

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes (no smooshing this time)

CAS Watercolour Challenge - Spring