Tuesday, 12 December 2017

'Twas the night before Christmas

I love this PB stamp - Pine and Star, and don't think I've used it this year - so time for something different.  I had this watercolour background using Brushos in my stash and thought it looked like a night sky so I stamped the tree three times - twice in two greens of DOX and final stamp in dark green DI as it wasn't showing on the dark background. Then I used white pigment ink to create the snow bank and embossed it in clear, it didn't show too well either so I used the edge of the ink pad again and used white embossing powder - I like this and added some to the tree.  I stamped on my sentiment in white and embossed it in white, and the same for the star which I moved from the left on the stamp to the center....I added some silvery gel pen to it too.  And finally I spritzed it very lightly with Perfect Pearls for some falling snow and some tiny dots of white gel pen. Thanks for taking a peek


PBSC December - Winter or Christmas

Muse: ChristmasVisions

Monday, 11 December 2017

Wishing you a Magical Christmas

My third card as guest designer for House Mouse and Friends challenge has a Christmas Winter theme .... as I write this it is stinking hot and humid here in Queensland, Australia and the thought of snowy fun at Christmas would be wonderful.
I thought these cute 'sledding' mice were having so much fun that they should be sharing it with a few friends.  So I stamped up four images and water coloured them with leftover ink on my plastic sheet. then fussy cut them.  The fifth image I stamped straight onto the middle of my tri-folded card. I added some white glitter to their caps.  Then I sponged in some pale blue sky and used foam to to arrange the images on the snow slope.

Lastly I stamped my sentiments and used a stitched die to cut them out and arranged some green pine foliage from my leftover stash and added some sparkly snowflakes.  It needed a frame so I mounted the panel on red card.  I am also posting my card to Muse: Christmas Visions #90 - Festive Holiday card.   Thanks for taking a peek

Muse: ChristmasVisions

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Hummingbird card

Last week I just felt like doing some water colouring and not a Christmas card... so I found this stamped and embossed image in my old stash and used Distress Oxides to paint it.  I just used a lovely matching designer paper and a layer of blue card to frame it.  I like the pretty soft colours and have left off a sentiment so it can be used for any occasion.  I am posting to Watercooler Wednesdays challenge WWC14 - Feminine Anything Goes.  Thanks for taking a peek


Christmas Giftcard Holder

A lovely idea to give a Gift Card to someone who has everything, in a lovely handmade Giftcard Holder..... at Power Poppy 12 Days of Christmas the Bloom Team have us making some useful items for Christmas. On Day 2 Stacey has made a Giftcard Holder which inspired me to have a go.  I used DP for the front and inside card holder section. Then hand cut a shape similar to the paper design on the front around my sentiment... using green and red to add layers...I think it looks a bit like an ornament. Then attached it to some glitter gold tape across the top of the card and attached it with foam tape and a gem.  Inside I used a sentiment tag from a DP pad and mounted it to white card to use as my Gift Card.  I am also posting to Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Gift It and Muse; Christmas Visions #90 - Festive Free for All.   Thanks for taking a peek

Simon Says: Gift It

Don't Peek Tag

Today I have used my dies to make a Christmas Gift Tag... sometimes the gap difference between the two nesting dies is too large so I trace around the outside edge of the smaller one and hand cut myself an in-between size. ... that's what I did here to get the light green tag shape.  I used the smaller die to cut around my Santa image which I coloured with DOX and added some white glitter to his hat and cuff.  To finish I stamped my sentiment and fussy cut it leaving a white border and added a two tone ribbon.
I am posting to Addicted to Stamps and More #271 - Anything Goes and to Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Gift It.  Thanks for taking a peek


Simon Says: Gift It

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Wishing You All the Joys of the Season

A tag/card from me today... for the Muse: Christmas Vision December challenge 90, Festive Free For All - a Holiday card.  I smooched my background panel with Distress Oxides. Then for my tag I dry embossed some white card and trimmed it to a tag. Then die cut my ornament three times... one run with double sided adhesive tape on top and the second in matt silver card and the third with metallic aqua.  After removing the protective layer on the adhesive tape I sprinkle the ornament outline with aqua glitter. Then using double sided tape I replaced the bottom sections in matt silver and the top with metallic aqua. I used metallic aqua gel pen to add some dots to my ornament.
Then I silver embossed my stamped sentiment and outlined it with the aqua gel pen.  To finish I added another tag cut in textured aqua card and tied on some ribbon with silver thread.  Thanks for taking a peek

Muse: ChristmasVisions

Muse: ChristmasVisions 90

Joyous Christmas tag

Over at Power Poppy the Bloom Brigade are hosting a 12 Days of Christmas challenge for December.
Day 1 and Katie has made some lovely tags... and using her inspiration to use our dies not designated as Tag Dies to create our own... I used a part of one edge on a die for my tag and then rounded off the bottom with my corner punch.....then the same to my background panel, which I made by white embossing my snowflake stamp and going over the top with a DOX water colour wash.  Then I found this santa ornament already coloured pencils in my stash, so I fussy cut him and to finish stamped my sentiment in Violet DOX and sponged the edge. Oh I forgot - I looped on a lovely matching maroon ribbon.  Thanks for taking a peek

Christmas Wishes

Last swap for this year at Society of Stampaholics.. and my card went to Jo in UK.
I've used the colour palette, the sketch and friendship as my three elements on my card.
I stamped and embossed by ornaments in soft gold and sponged coloured them with DOX before fussy cutting them out and used foam tape to mount them to my white panel.  I dry embossed my white panel with a snowflake theme and layered it in red and golden yellow onto a purple card.  Then to finish I stamped and white embossed my sentiment on a vellum strip which I attached across the bottom of the card by folding it around to the back.  Thanks for taking a peek