Thursday 6 December 2018

It's a 'Onefer' for 2 CAS Challenges

It's nice to put Christmas card making aside 
and play with a few of my favourite challenges at

I started my emboss resist with SU Bliss
heat embossed in silver. My background resist is
from Nuvo Solar Flare Shimmer Powder
mixed with water. I then added some texture with a
hexagon stencil with white crackle paste.
I heat embossed my STAMPlorations
Trendy Butterfly 2 then added colour from
Lindy's Tiffany Lou Blue Spray
Colour Blast Deep Water Shimmer
and a touch of the Nuvo Shimmer Powder.
Added a sprinkle of WOW Midas Touch
Embossing Glitter to the middle of the butterfly
and here's a close up -

fussy cut and slightly popped
to my stitched background.
Attached to white card base.
My Thanks a Million stamp
(for the CAS Watercolour Challenge)
is from STAMPlorations Fluttery
heat embossed in Silver.
My Mix for the CAS Mix Up Challenge is
Emboss Resist, Stamping, Texture, Heat Embossing.

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Tuesday 4 December 2018

A Christmas Themed CUTploration Challenge

December is here and Christmas is just
a few weeks away. Just in case you are running late
with your Christmas cards the CUTplorations Gals
have added their makes Here to inspire you to
finish them off with this photo below.

Here is my take.

The first thing I noticed was the poinsettia's 
and have made a card using that flower but
as I had a new Christmas stamp I had not inked
I went with that for this post. 
You will see the other one a little later.
I knew when I decided to use Kraft card stock I wanted
texture on my Large Christmas Candles
Here's a close up so you can get a
good look at how it turned out 
After heat embossing them with Lawn Fawn
White Embossing Powder I coloured them with
Tim's Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn/Crushed Olive
Carved Pumpkin and Festive Berries.
The texture I used on my candles was
DecoArt White Crackle Paste.
(Love the result I got)
The lit candle and berries were painted with
Fresh Orange Metallic Paint from
Finnabair Art Alchemy
The sentiments are from  Homespun Christmas.
Of course I had to add falling snow which was
splattered using white paint.
This was then cut with the
to finish my card.


Would love to see your creation over at
STAMPlorations and you could be
a Lucky Winner by following these Rules.

  • Create a project inspired by the inspiration photo for the current month. You can create any type of project -- card, ATC, altered project, mixed media, art journal page, scrapbook page, etc. -- but make sure you use die cuts (any brand) and at least one STAMPlorations product. (A STAMPlorations product can be a stamp, stencil, thin metal die, or even a page from our coloring book. If you don't own a STAMPlorations product, you can still join by using the free digital stamp we are offering here.)
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
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