Friday, 18 August 2017

Life is a Cup of Tea

House Mouse and Friends HMFMC #247 sure did give us a challenge this time... Anything BUT a Card but I checked out my stamps and thought this cute Feeling Rosy one with Maxwell in a Cup would be perfect to make some toppers, then I ended up making a tag too.  I stamped the image, and to make the topper - creased it and cut around the head so it would fold back.  Then I coloured them with Distress Inks and used a die to cut the stitched tag.  I do like a cup of tea so I put four teabags in my cellophane bags and attached the toppers.
 I used the colour theme at Colour Throwdown #456 - Pink, Green and Yellow.  Thanks for taking a peek... I'm sure a couple of friends will enjoy these.

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***Anything BUT a Card*** 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Bon Voyage

This card was inspired by the photo inspiration at Time Out Challenges #89 - Home Sweet Home also the theme at The Male Room #66 - Maps/ Coordinates.  I used some designer paper displaying a world map and compasses for the background and a stamped 'trunks' image from the photo, and to finish added two stamped sentiments.  Thanks for taking a peek


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Birthday Wishes

I am definitely going to try this style again... love how the Brushos came up so rich against the gold embossing on this background stamp. I cut a white card frame and gold embossed my sentiment and then attached to a teal card.  To finish I added s floral die cut.  I am posting to Simon Says Monday challenge - Happy Birthday and Watercooler Wednesday challenge WWC#131 - All About Birthdays.  Thanks for taking a peek

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Happy Birthday

Creating a card with Dies and No Stamps is a real challenge for me - but I have managed to use four different die sets on this card.  The background panel is from my stash of Brushos creations and has a nice shimmer to it. I used an embossing die to make the curve on the white card which I have die cut and used the negative for my sentiment, so the lovely background could show through.  Then I die cut a swirl in blue for the flower stems and cut two sizes from the flower die set. I mounted them with foam tape and added a gem to the centers to finish.  I am playing along with CAS-ual Fridays CFC179 challenge - Dies Only.  Thanks for taking a peek

Wishing you well

Lately I've been inspired to create cards using my stamps and watercolours to create a scene. This set of trees is a Stamplorations set - Tree Silhouettes and the grasses -Penny Black Enjoy Life. I masked off the hill slope and stamped my trees with Distress Inks and then with my Brushos painted in the sky, fence and hillside. Lastly I stamped the grass and my sentiment. I love creating like this.  I am posting my card to The Paper Players challenge #356 - Theme: Great Outdoors.
And to Stamplorations Theme and Sketch Summer Vacation - Anything Goes.  I will also post to their Never-ending Stamplorations challenge Anything Goes using their products.  Thanks for taking a peek

Monday, 7 August 2017

Happy BIrthday

A combination of die cuts and stamping for this birthday card with a bright happy Brushos background... I'm loving these colours.  I kind friend from a card swap sent me this bloom in a bottle - so I coloured it with Distress Inks and fussy cut it out.  Then I die cut two sentiments and off set them to give a shadow effect. Mounted my panel on a green layer to frame it and used a cream card.  I am posting to Watercooler Wednesday challenge WWC130 - Feminine Anything Goes and to Happy Little Stampers Watercolour August challenge - optional twist - Bloom.  Thanks for taking a peek


Happy Birthday

This afternoon I've made a birthday card using the sketch at Try Stamping on Tuesdays #333, and the colour palette from Power Poppy - Hues to Use - Red, White and Blue. I stamped and coloured my bouquet and an extra flower with Brushos and trimmed the panel to suit, then run a blue ink pad around the edge.  I selected some matching card and paper for the layout, stamped a sentiment and to finish  mounted my single flower with foam tape and added some white pearls.  I am also posting to Seize the Birthday challenge - Anything Goes.  Thanks for taking a peek

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Salty Scene

ow ow ow ... first time playing with watercolours and salt - what fun.  Well I won't show you the ones that didn't turn out - different card definitely gives different results.  This was just a card scrap and I just used up some of my Brushos  leftovers and sea salt on the bottom and table salt on the top and wellah I have a scene.... thought the green at the top looked like a tree so I painted in a truck and branches and a few leaves and the green blobs on the bottom could be 'salt' bushes. I just added a bird.  Thank you CAS Watercolour August challenge for suggesting we try 'SALT' - I'm sure having fun.  ps. Can we reuse the salt rocks we brush off maybe they'll leave some colour behind?  Thanks for taking a peek