Friday 18 October 2013

WHW Technique - Challenge #120

I popped over to Inspired by Stamping to see what the latest challenge
Joanne and her crew of talented designers had come up with for us to try
and it is the WHW #120
Hop on over and check what it is all about.
Certainly something I had never thought of doing
and you know how it is - always interesting to try something new.

The photo isn't a true colour as the base sentiment cut out
tag and main image are cream card stock.
For the technique I used 3 different embossing powders
  Brown Sugar Green Pearl and Terracotta.
Embossed the fern image from GinaK Vogue Vases
I topped that with a torn piece of irridescent designer paper.
From IBS I added the lace
 the sentiment and tag from Fancy Sentiments & Every Day Tags
cut out with Spellbinder Labels 18
The main flower is from Elegant Flowers
I didn't waste the unwanted mixture of embossing powders
as there wasn't enough to put back in the containers so
I mixed them all together and used it on the sentiment, tag and flower.
It is a shame that you can't see the different colours properly
as it really is quite effective.
Also added a touch of ink to the lace.
Finished off with 4 rhinestones around the rose.
That is my first attempt at this technique and for sure will want to try it again.
Thanks Irit for your fabulous tutorial.

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Chalkboard Birthday Challenge at IBS

Time is running out for one of the many challenges over at Inspired by Stamping
and was keen to add my take to the Chalkboard Birthdays challenge.
Had so much fun embossing inking and adding some bling
and here is how my card finished.
I started with white card stock. then started stacking.
The black card stock has been heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Next the red with white embossing powder and sponged with black ink.
Framed the main image with white card stock.
The Main Focal Image was again heat embossed with white embossing powder
and I added some diamond dust and black pearls to the flowers.
Finished by adding red ribbon rhinestones and a
Happy Birthday Sentiment cut out with
a JustRite Antique Banner Die.
The stamps are from Inspired by Stamping and are
Elegant Flowers & All Year Wishes 2

Here is a close up of the flowers.
Shame the rhinestones are sparkling as I chose them
 to co-ordinate with the diamond dust.
That's it for me on this one.
Thanks for coming over to my blog today.

Challenge #13 at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog
Again this last fortnight seems to have flown by and it is again
This time Hilde has made it so easy by asking us to make a card with
A bonus for the design team with this challenge we got to do our own thing and
Hilde is so generously awarding a prize for the WINNER.
As it is getting into fall over the pond and Spring has sprung here
it is a perfect time to get into the colourful time it is.
Let our imagination run wild.
Here is my inspiration for this challenge.

I made this card some time ago as I was playing around
 with stamps and various inks to see what effect they would have.
I started with a cream card stock as my base.
Added green backing to K&Company Fall/Harvest dp
Various colours of Distress Inks were stamped with
GinaK Fall Foliage Stamps & Sentiment .
Spellbinders Flourish
Added a little sparkle with a gold gel pen.
Finished with Kaisercraft Pearls
and variegated cotton bow. 
 Here is a close up look at my leaves.
Before I close I would like to welcome 2 New Members to
The Dragonflies Team.
They are Sammy and Wynn.
As usual you can check out all the DT's projects on the right hand side bar.
Thanks for popping in and hope to see what you create over at

Tuesday 15 October 2013

A colourful time at IBS

Here is another entry in the current colour challenges over at
This time I chose this colour scheme.

Hope you have enjoyed looking at my card for the Colour Challenges.
I certainly enjoyed making them

Birthday Challenge at IBS

My previous post told you of the Birthday Celebrations going on over at
Again my card is for the Colour Challenge
and here is another card I made at the same time.

I enjoyed double stamping this card inking the edges
and cutting the square background for the embossing to show.
 Happy Birthday sentiment is popped as is the inked floral top.
That's it for this one.

It's IBS Birthday Challenges

October is a busy month over at IBS 
as they are celebrating their 2nd birthday with their
For this particular posting I will start with my first card for
the Colour Challenge.
They are gorgeous colours to work with.
I made this card a little while ago with a bunch of friends.
Most of the items used were Stampin' Up Products.
Thanks Tania.

Time is running out to upload my cards for the various challenges
over at IBS so I will keep this post brief.
Thanks for stopping by.
More postings to follow.