Monday, February 18, 2019

Pencilled Poppies


This card is a combination of two projects I made for the 30 Day Colouring Challenge 
run by Kathy Racoonson. 

The background was made with Brushos - I love this result!

The inlaid die cut is called Prim Poppies  - a Memory Box Die, - cut in white card and coloured with Prismacolor pencils

The greeting was stamped in orange ink and clear embossed, then die cut using a S/B Labels die.
 I ran one of the pencils  used to colour the poppy around the edge of the die cut, and also the edge of the white card base.

The ribbon is chiffon, and did not look very nice directly over the blue, so I adhered two layers of it over a strip of white card, to get the result I was wanting.  
I layered the blue panel over some lime green  before adhering it to the white base and adding some clear rhinestones.

I finished the inside with another layer of card, around which I had wrapped two layers of ribbon, then outlined it with pencil. 

On a personal note - I have come to the conclusion after nearly three years of high stress in my life that I am approaching burn out, so I am taking time out, and will not be blogging much over the next 4-6 weeks - just my DT cards - or visiting your blogs. 😢 
It has taken me a while to acknowledge this, and the need to lie low and care for myself  is real, so please bear with me, and I will be back in a month or so. 

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Love-ly Tumbling Hearts


Today my post is a combination of a Valentines Day card and my Word Art Wednesday DT post.
The new Word Art Wednesday challenge can be found here.

I say combination, as love originated in, with and through God.  Valentine's is an expression of love, but the most powerful expression of love was God, sending his only son Jesus to this sinful world to redeem us, and bring those who accept Jesus' forgiveness and Lordship in their lives into a relationship with the Living God - .something I am eternally grateful for. 

I die cut the printed scripture, available as a free download at WAW, using a Spellbinders 
Modern Stationery Die, and sponged around it before removing the die with Memento Ladybug Ink

This was mounted over some deep maroon corrugated card that I had splattered with Inka Gold gold paint.

I used the same paint to finger paint the hearts before removing them from the die - I cannot remember the brand of die, and I have removed the label...

I edged the top and bottom of the feature panel with some card I had sprayed with Perfect Red Perfect Pearls - one of my original sprays!  That was mounted over the gold/yellow card base, and some gold sequins added.

The inside was finished with some washi tape.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Mindful Stacked Roses


I was going to publish this last night, but then the computer decided to have a hissy fit... 

If you think this may look familiar you are right - I have done one with yellow roses masked and stacked, and this time I coloured the roses with water colour pencils, and blended them.

This time I 'winked' the roses

And used a different sentiment from the same stamp set and put it on a banner

All the edges were run along a Memento orange ink pad, and I used off-set orange strips layered behind the white panel, before mounting it onto a yellow card base, and adding gold sequins

The inside was finished with some washi tape.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A 21st, but not mine!!


I think there would be a few raised eyebrows if I tried to claim this milestone, 
as this card was made for a grandson!

I started with the piece of  red splattered card (made by banging Barn Door Distress Stain onto the card several times, then I added some Perfect Red Perfect Pearl spray over it) which I cut to size by 'stretching' a M/B stitched rectangle die. 

I then die cut the (Couture Creations)  key in Champagne sparkle card, altering it freehand as there were hearts in the tumbler and head of the key.  The two small charm keys were held together on a couple of twists of copper wire, and adhered with a glue dot. 

The Happy Birthday was gold embossed, using a stamp from a magazine freebie

The 21 was another die cut from the sparkle card.  This top layer was mounted on a layer of gold sparkle card, and then a red base.

The negative of the number die cut I used as an embellishment on the inside of the card along with some washi tape.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Tagged and Layered


This is the second card I made for Word Art Wednesday this week, using the free scripture word art available on their site.

I was inspired by some paper I recently purchased - a 6x6 pack called Oceania by Craft Wise.  
It has some purple tints in it, as well as the silver lines.

I decided to trim the printed scripture into a tag, and layered it over aqua and purple tags as well, after sponging the edges with purple on the white,  Broken China DI on the aqua layer, and silver on the purple tag.

The tags were layered and adhered together, then layered onto the base with some muslin underneath them, being carefully placed to look as though they were held by the  silver and white bakers twine.  The twine had been wrapped around the base, and layered over a snippet of TH tissue paper.  A wee bow finished the tags.

The inside of the card was (again) finished with some purple patterned washi tape. 

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(I did not see any illustration of colours?)

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Roses Stamped Simply


This weeks challenge at Word Art Wednesday is sponsored by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  
They very generously gave the DT members a choice of stamp set to work with, and I chose the Thinking Of You Rose stamp and die set, although ironically I did not use the die on this card!!

I started by masking and stamping the column of three roses, and then coloured them with my Poly Chromo pencils, using four shades of yellow in the petals and three of green in the leaves.

I loved the sentiment, and made a feature of it with by off setting the  M/B stitched circles die cuts 

When I came to mount the image panel I added the ribbon and perfect bow, of which I am very proud, ahem, cough cough, layered it over a pair of snippets of blue card under each edge,  and then mounted it all onto a chrome yellow card base. 

The inside I kept simple with washi tape and a birthday greeting.

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(Memory Box Stitched Circle dies)

Monday, January 28, 2019

Snippets For Di

Welcome ...
and a very special welcome to Jo from Jo's Stamp Shack and Studio 33, who is my newest follower.

This post is to honour Di from Pixies Snippets Playground  
Di has run the challenge for seven years, keeping us all under some sort of control, and entertaining us with her stories of Parsnip, and more recently, Dudley. 
 Thank you Di for all you have done in the last 7 years!!
There is a wonderful blog hop that has been organised by Darnell as part of the celebrations

All the patterned paper, and die cuts, on this card are from snippets, 
as is fitting for a tribute to Miss Di.

The die cuts come from a spellbinders stamp and die set, Memories... a NBUS set that was crying out to be used!!  I sanded the edges of the large panel before adhering it to the white card.

The leaves were cut from a green snippet, and the flower was cut from the other side of the panel paper, embossed and then sanded.  
The wee piece of lace was trimmed (snipped)  from the side of a wide floral panel - I didn't need much!!
None of the photos really show the sparkle from the WoS on the leaves.

The smile, appropriate as Miss Di makes us smile with her tales of Dudley's antics, was cut and layered on three layers of white card, an orange layer that was slightly offset, and then the patterned paper. 

The sentiment was stamped on the left of the inside of the card as it was so large - it is from KatzelKraft (another NBUS item).

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(I used snippets that could have been thrown out)