Thursday, January 16, 2020

Pink, Grey and Rhinestones


Here in New Zealand we are in summer, and that also means that the country pretty much is on a massive 'go slow'  from Christmas Eve until late January, as it is the main holiday season. 
Which explains why I am a day late with this (I lost track of the date as there is nothing "happening". ..all my usual groups that I participate in don't usually meet in January).  
It is also part of the reason I am still working on the borrowed computer as the business providing it for me is 'on holiday'!  

This fortnight's Word Art Wednesday Challenge  is being sponsored by Neat and Tangled, who are providing a $15 voucher to their store for the prize.

I started this with a piece of patterned paper that took my eye - it was sitting on my desk, and now I cannot find which pad it came from - oops.
The cardstock was from my stash (purchased from a local printer) and matched the pink in the paper.

The scripture is from Lamentations 3:25, and after printing I cut it with a M/B stitched rectangle die (This appears to be discontinued)

I embellished the card with clear rhinestones to the side of the scripture panel

and on one end of the chiffon ribbon.  The ribbon was too wide, so I folded it in half to use it, and also to make it show against the dark paper. 

I did sponge the inside writing panel with pink ink around the edges, but it does not show in the photo :(,so I left that photo..

I am linking this to:
I used one of my favourite dies, the M/B Rectangle
(Memory Box rectangle)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Glitter 'n' Sparkle


I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Corry  - do pop over to her blog and have a look at her wonderful work.

I had meant to post before now, but this borrowed computer and I have been having BIG arguments about downloading photos from my camera, and then trying to transfer them to my flash drive...
 but I've won, this round at least!!

I made this for a dear family member who loves her garden, so my starting point was this fabulous floral image that I had stamped off when visiting a friend, and coloured with Polychomo pencils, some time ago.

I trimmed the image by hand, and then mounted it over the S/B majestic Squares die cut.  
Although the photo does justice to the sparkle card, the colour of the pencils has been drained , as the orange flowers and the copper card are a good match.

I added a sentiment embossed in copper on to some blue card, the same colour as the base cardstock, and layered it onto some lace that the recipient had given me years ago, and then onto the yellow checked paper.

I finished the inside with a strip of sparkly copper (Scotch) tape :)

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Look Ma - No Stamps!


This card started as a background  that I made from Brushos while experimenting with their SprinkleITs  - this one used an iridescent one. 

The friend I made the card for is a keen gardener and amateur florist, so I chose a botanical theme

I was able to find some card that matched the brusho colours, as did the chiffon ribbon.

The wee floral images were from a Kaisercraft 6x6 pad called Rose Avenue 

You can see some of the subtle glimmer in this photo - it is notoriously difficult to photograph.

The greeting is from the same pad - I edged them all with Memento Rhubarb ink

I used another  of the pop outs from the same pad for the inside sentiment

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This was made for a very dear friend

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year With a Rose


Happy New Year, and may you have a marvelous year this year!!

The first challenge this year at Word Art Wednesday is today - a wonderful start to 2020.

Our sponsor is the fabulous Stamp Simply , and they are offering as a prize either two stamp sets, or a stamp set and matching dies.  BTW, they have an amazing sale on at the moment. 

I went to get my Simply Stamped Roses stamp set out, and discovered I had this coloured and die cut image already in the packet, so that was my starting point.

I reached for blue for the contrast colour on the front of the card - the edges were all sponged with Faded Jeans DI, the strip of PP is from the  Kaiser Craft Starburst paper pad.

The image was silver embossed and coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  The base paper is a textured pale cream coloured paper that adds some more subtle interest.  This was all mounted over some Canary cardstock.

I stamped the inside with the image in the Faded Jean DI, and lightly coloured it to match the outside image.  The liner was also edged with the blue ink. 

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Monday, December 30, 2019

2019 in Review -A Top 12


I am doing a Top 12 from last year, listing the cards by month - I will link to the original posts, so if you want more information, you can click on the link.

I hope you enjoyed this review - I certainly enjoyed looking through my work again, and some months I could have posted two cards!

May 2020 bring you many opportunities to be creative, and many joys as you create

Saturday, December 28, 2019

A Golden 50


I hope you all  had a wonderful Christmas, or should you celebrate another festival, that that too was a precious time of family and friends, and love and laughter.

I had a family member turn 50 recently, and he does not like 'fussy' cards, like most men, I gather :)

I started by stenciling the background using Delicata Golden Glitz ink.

I also ran the ink pad over the wee molded accent piece, and it just caught the tops of the impression.

The 50 was die cut from golden sparkle card using Kaiser Craft Number Dies

The gold embossed sentiment was a magazine freebie.  I hand cut the banner, and the underlying snippet of the last of the same paper I had used (a snippet of) for the side decoration

The photo above gives and idea of the subtle sparkle this card has.

The final detail (inside the card) was the banner made from the last snippet of the design paper .

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Cross Stitched Christmas


Just a quick post today, Christmas Eve, to wish you all a wonderful, peaceful and joy-filled Christmas

I made this card for a swap group I am part of, and the theme was to use stitching on a card.

I stitched the tree on some red even weave fabric using cream thread, making up the pattern as I went.

This was mounted on some textured cream card (the photo has whitened it) that I embossed stitching around the edge of.  
The sentiment stamp is a magazine freebie, embossed in gold.  
The feature panel was then mounted over plain red card.

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(My inspiration was the red and white of the wrapper)