Saturday, 11 April 2015

I'm 'SHAKING' this week at Just Us Girls

Have you always said I must make a Shaker Card one of these 'One Day'
Well my one day came when our
Hostess Sue
 asked us to do that for our Trend Week at
and I had so much fun I am going to play with
that trend some more as it was much easier than I thought.
Here are the products I used -
White and Hot Pink card stock
Hot Air Balloon stamp was given to me by a friend
The clouds and sentiments are from
Art Impressions
Background stars stamp - Hero Arts
Variegated cotton
Kindy Glitz
Pop dots/tape.
Pop over to our blog HERE to see what
the other Designer's have made
and then hop into your craft room and go for it.
Hope to see you there soon.
Thanks for dropping in.

It's Sketch Time again at Atlantic Hearts

Here is a card I made for the current Sketch Challenge
over at Atlantic Hearts.
You can find their blog HERE
I am not completely happy with how this turned out
but maybe I am being a little critical of my own work.
We do that don't we?
Here are some of the products I used
White/Kraft card stock.
Background is made using the
shaving cream technique -
 although you can't see too much of it.
The image is heat embossed in white
and is from Stamp It
The background was inked with
Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Stencils
The border is a Stampin' Up punch
Sentiment is also from Stampin' Up.
Finished with some variegated cotton.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope to see you back again soon.

Another Heat Embossed card for The House that Stamps Built.

This is the second card I made for the current
Designer's Choice Challenge at The House
Something completely different from my previous card.
Again I used another of the lovely Repeat Impression stamps
I have in my little collection and perfect for
heat embossing. Thanks Kathy.
I used the RI stamp 1713J - Dandelions
(I know they are supposed to be yellow)
as my focal image (popped)
 and embossed it with
Zing Embossing Powder
Basic card stock
Background is a Sizzix embossing folder
Corner rounder
Sentiment and ribbon are from
Stampin' Up Rich Razzleberry
also spritzed with the same colour.
Again I hope you like what I made.
I love to read your thoughts.

It's Designer's Choice at The House - Heat Embossing

My friend Kathy Stacy has one of my favourite techniques
for the current DC Challenge at
The House that Stamps Built Here
and she has asked us to create a card with Heat Embossing.
Thanks Kathy - I love doing this especially with RI stamps.
I have made a couple of card and here is the first one.
I went cas on this one by just using white card stock
The gorgeous flower is from
Repeat Impressions - Daffodils 904W
I cut out an oval from a Spellbinder die for masking
The embossing folder is from Stampin' Up
Sentiment from Inspired by Stamping
Inks - Tim Holtz
Broken Chins/Stormy Sky
Memento - Pistachio Summer Sky
Dandelion/Olive Grove
Black Embossing Powder
So you see it is pretty simple and I will send this off
to a friend who is a little under the weather.
I will post my second card a little later.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Time for a change - G is for Glitter at ABC Christmas Challenge

My thoughts turned to GLITTER and CHRISTMAS
for the Current Challenge over at
I think Christmas cards should mainly be CAS as we need to
produce so many. So that is what I decided to do with this card.
Christmas is not Christmas without
Glitter and of course a Snowflake.
So of course I got my favourite (and oldie)
Cuttlebug Snowflake die and cut it out
with this lovely coloured glitter paper.
I chose Gold Metallic Paper as my base
I then topped it with similar paper embossed with
another Cuttlebug Embossing Folder added gold
paper to back my scored gold paper.
Popped my gold snowflake after adding a
Sparklet to the centre.
 The sentiment is also an olide but goodie
from Stampin' Up - Heard from the Heart
and inked with Versacolor Gold
Also scored top and bottom of the sentiment.
Thanks once again for stopping by

And while I was at it - I kept on playing

And I kept on playing at the
Mellow Yellow Challenge
I again used the paper and pre coloured image from
and went with a swing card using
basic card stock
embossing folder and
Spellbinder die.
Finished it with some Liquid Pearls and
Glossy Accents on the butterfly.
That's it for now..