Thursday, April 25, 2019

Lilies with Gold Accents

and a special welcome to my newest follower, Patti, who makes beautiful cards.  If you want to be, 'wowed' pop over to her blog, Stationery Styles and gasp at her work!

I am a ferw hours late with this, thanks to a migraine that assaulted me yesterday...

The wonderful scripture that the Word Art Wednesday DT were given to work with this week was Proverbs 11:25.  I chose to print in a large format as the print is fine 

When I then looked at the size, I decided to use an oval die cut , and tilted it to one side, which means that it over hangs the card edge by a wee bit, but it certainly adds interest to the card

Although the patterned paper is quite a busy pattern, the colour palette was limited, so I decided to go with a dark base card, and accent the gild highlights in it

The die cut was sponged with Delicata Gold ink  before removing the die 

Because the paper was so busy, I kept the embellishments simple by using just the lilies.  i did add the detail of the scalloped border, and below that a strip of gold that matched the foil in the paper, although that does not show here with the reflections.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Mr Mischief


I had fun creating this card for a young boy...

I started by stamping the image from a NBUS Katzelkraft set  Les Rats de Villes 
I stamped the image and greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and clear embossed them.

I then took my Kohinoor watercolour paints and had fun painting the image,  I 'grounded' him with some light brown paint.

I finished the 'floor' with a wee sprinkle of dark brown brushos, activated with a light spray of water. To my eye the resultant spots look as thought he has just gnawed the holes...

I then stamped BOO on the inside of the card, and carefully punched some holes so that the 'o's had the centre taken out of them.

I was very pleased how this turned out - I love those rat images, they have such wonderful expressions on their faces!

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sewing Florals


Just a quick post this time - and a card that I made recently that I really love!!

I taught this in the class I take this month, using the techniques of framing and masking

It is a simple but very feminine card, using two images from the Chocolate Baroque set
Floral Mannequins, chalks to colour and a few clear rhinestones and some silver cord.

The central image was stamped, and the frame drawn, before the corners were masked and the flowers stamped.

I finished the inside by cutting a lighter weight piece of card a wee bit smaller than the base, edging it with violet ink, and stamping the two flowers off the edge of the corners.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

WAW - Stripes and Layers


Thanks to my wonderful son in law I am back!! Thank you Luke. 

This weeks Word Art Wednesday post is late due to my computer issues, and I was running very late with making the card also, but I prayed hard and things came together quickly for me.

I had recently bought an Amy Tangerine 6"x6" paper pad, (Sunshine and Good Times) and this sheet jumped out at me as it reminded me of  sun rays! And what better news on Easter Sunday than the news that the Son of God had risen!! 

I die cut the scripture and the gold layer using the Spellbinders Modern stationery dies

Added the organza ribbon and clear rhinestones and called it finished

I detailed the inside with a fish tail banner of sparkly Scotch tape after sponging the edges of the liner with green ink.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Oh no, Computer Woes


Just a quick note, done from my phone,   to say that my computer and I have parted company as it was not behaving ! It is currently awaiting the ministrations of my very generous,  but busy,  son in law.

I do have a possible 'loan' of an older machine,  but there are unexpected issues with that too! 

I will be back blogging as soon as I can.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Vintage Look Scripture


It is once again time for a new challenge over at Word Art Wednesday

The scripture is a favourite of mine, and as it was in such a fine print I enlarged it before printing, and made a square card this time.  Not my normal!

 I used a patterned paper from a Rosie's Pad for the background and for layering the scripture onto.  The doily behind the feature panel was too large, but any others I had were too small so I improvised by cutting it into quarters, overlapping and adhering them onto the back of the panel, lining up the corners, which gave in interesting finish, but I was happy with it.  

The white edges were all sponged with a pink ink, and some rose pink sequins add a wee bit of sparkle

The lace I added to two of the sides was also used to tie the bow

I love the feminine/vintage look that this card has - I should do it more often!!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Brushos and Sparkle for WAW


Thank you to all my followers who are so patient with me - I am gradually starting to feel refreshed, but there are still days where I am in bed very early...   This is my fortnightly post for the new 

The background started life for another card, but I gave up on it, then found it again (in my promise box) when I went to make this card.

The background as made using Emerald, Turquoise and Purple Busho powders.  Once the panel was dry, I die cut it using a Mod Hex Background die that appears to have been discontinued.


I layered the panel over some sparkle card in pale turquoise, and then added the scripture which had been cut out using a M/B Stitched rectangle die, and stippled with some Broken China DI. 

The flowers were from a pack that I bought close on 15 years ago when I first started card making, from the local Warehouse store.   The glittered brad was initially a silver one I coated with glossy accents and then dipped it in some fine blue sparkle.

I finished the inside with some washi tape, but the camera batteries 'died' before I could take a photo...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Scripture, Sequins and Alcohol (ink)


A warm welcome to my two newest followers -
Ellibelle of Ellibelle's Corner
and Kren  of A Fourth Life

Both these talented ladies create wonderful cards - do go and pay them a visit and say hello!

This week we have this wonderful verse from Ephesians Chpt 2:6 as the freebie over at 
this weeks Word Art Wednesday  Challenge

I was fossicking around in one of my "promise boxes" and found this piece of alcohol inked Yupo.  In addition to the violet, black and blue inks, there is some silver mixative, which adds a wonderful glimmer to the panel.  To add to the shimmer I flicked silver Inka Gold paint over the panel

I cut the printed verse out using a stitched rectangle by Memory Box, and sponged the edge with violet ink before mounting it just over the edge of the background panel

I also added some silver and purple sequins to the card after mounting it over a dark blue base

The inside was finished with some washi tape and some sparkle scotch tape.

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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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