30 July 2014

Christmas card no.2

Here is my second card for the Friday Mashup challenge.  I used the same image but this time I had a go at the 'delft tile' technique and really like the effect.  I wasn't happy with the way my sponging turned out on my scrap pieces so I didn't sponge around the edges of each tile.  I like the way it turned out and the tile technique adds an extra bit of interest to the image.

I'm entering this in the Friday Mashup! challenge.

Thanks for looking!
Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz (Santa); Amy R Stamps (sentiment)

Tis the season to be jolly...

Well, it's not really Christmas time but I love this stamp so much and really wanted to use it.  Why not?!  I'm envious of those people who are clever enough to make Christmas cards all throughout the year so that they are totally organised with many handmade cards by December...well, now I have one card ready at least!  It's a good start.

I loved this sketch from Friday Mashup! and thought that the Santa stamp would work really well.  The stamp is a lot larger than the circle, but I just wanted Santa's face to fit. 

The Challenge this week at Friday Mashup! is:


The 'mashup' is to use the 'delft tile technique' on your card.  I haven't used the technique on this card but I am about to head off and have a go.  I've never done it before and I love the way it looks.  Hopefully I'll have another card to share soon using the technique.

I followed the sketch pretty closely, just changed the placement of the circle and sentiment.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz (Santa); Kaisercraft (sentiment) stamp; Cre8tiv Border Icons (hearts)
Brad: Kaisercraft

19 July 2014

Feeling Icky? Get well card

Hi there!

I wanted to make a card using the prompt from AAA cards.  I liked the window block pattern and immediately thought of using my new little bird stamps.  I could picture them peeking out from each of the windows.  Very cute.  I thought I was so clever thinking up that idea all by myself.   Anyway, I was just about to make my card this morning when I saw that someone else has beaten me to the idea!  And it looks fantastic!!  (Love your card, Deepti!)

So I had to have a little rethink and decided to use my monster stamps.  I paper pieced each monster and coloured in their eyes with a white marker.  I thought the red, dotted background looked a bit like chicken pox, so would fit in nicely with a get well card.

This was the prompt from AAA Cards:

and here is my interpretation...

I'm also entering this in The Friday Mashup!  The challenge this week is to use background stamps. 

Thanks for looking!

9 July 2014

A set of cards

Hi all,
Just here with a set of cards that I have made for a lovely lady who has been very helpful and thoughtful to me.  I can't take any credit for the card design, in fact I copied it completely from a card I saw on  pinterest here.  I thought I would bundle them up with coloured twine and send them to her in the mail. 
I love embossing on cards and I haven't done any for ages.  I found this little floral embossing folder (which I think came free with my cuttlebug) and I've never really liked it or used it, but I think it looks quite nice with these cards.  And yes, I forgot to emboss the sympathy card panel and was so annoyed with myself!  It would have looked much more finished with little embossed dots...never mind!

Thanks for looking!

Cricut cartridge: Accent essentials (to die cut the flowers)
Embossing folders:  Swiss dots
Sentiment stamps: various Kaisercraft sets
Large brads:  Kaisercraft
Patterned papers:  Kaisercraft 'Hopscotch' collection

8 July 2014

Watercolour wash card

I had a lot of fun with this watercolour wash challenge.  I created a birthday card with a watercolour wash background to create a scene.  I am in love with the little bird stamps that I got the other day and can't stop using them!  They are so cute!

Once the background watercolour wash was done I simply stamped the birds, added the die cut fence and some twine and I was done! 

I am entering this card into two challenges:

The Friday Mashup: Challenge 167
Create a project with a watercolour wash.

AAA Cards: Challenge #10
PLAY create a card with watercolour techniques.

Thanks for looking!

Watercolour paints; Distress inks
Stamps:  'Tweet Bird' Woodware Stamps; Sentiment:  Amy R stamps 'Critter sentiments'
Fence diecut: MFT

5 July 2014

Clean and simple flower card

Here is a card I have made for The Friday Mashup! card challenge.  The challenge this week was to use a watercolour wash and to keep your card 'clean and simple'. 

I rarely do clean and simple cards even though I love the look of them.  Must make them more often!  This would be an easy card to make multiple copies and give them away as a gift.

Flower die: MFT dies
Sentiment stamp:  Kaisercraft