Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Christmas Cheer

How about creating and sending some Christmas Cheer to friends and family. The cue word at the CASology Challenge this week is Cheer!

I found some Christmas Cheer amongst my stamps in the Papertrey Wet Paint Holiday Tags set. Since it was in a circle shape, the first thing that came to mind was Christmas pudding! So I added some frosting and holly.

I used Stickles to give the cheer some sparkle.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Christmas Frame & Bow

I've had a little shopping spree at Ellen Hutson and one of die sets in my bag was the Poinsettia & Pine. And I can't resist gingham ribbon!

Some Frosted Lace Stickles to give a little sparkle.

My entry for ...

... Addicted to CAS : Bows

... CAS Mix Up Challenge : Stamping , Glitter and your choice. (I chose ribbon)

Sharp and prickly Holly

This week's CASology Challenge cue word is SHARP.

I've gone with sharp and prickly Holly leaves ...

The red lines are washi tape. I've decided I've got to use my stash! 

And a close up of the double layered die cut sentiment and glossy accented berries.

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017


It's Tuesday, so time for the CASology Challenge : Tiny. How about a tiny card ... on a card!

And a peek at the tiny card inside.

My first attempt turned out small .... but not tiny! Just to show you that sometimes it takes me a number of ideas before I feel it's the right fit.

Here's a shot of the small card ...

Supplies :

First Card :
Envelope - cut with Silhouette
PP - Avery Elle - The Everyday Collection
Stamp - Hero Arts - Acts of Kindness

Second Card :
Envelope - cut with Silhouette
PP - Echo Park - So Happy Together
Enamel Accents


Saturday, 4 November 2017


I love the rich red of the poinsettia ... and the traditional colours of Christmas : red, green and gold. I stamped and added shading with Prismacolour pencils. 

My entry for ...

... The Card Concept 81 : Rich Holiday : I went with the poinsettias, green and a touch of gold.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Colourful Baubles

Oh I'm so happy how these cards turned out! Love it when a plan comes together. As I was making the die cuts, I realised I could use the die and the negative space too.

When I spotted the Just Us Girls Challenge photo, I knew I wanted to try create the effect with distress inks.

Each bauble was a 4 step process ...I first blended the ink on smooth. Then I spattered with the same colour. Then I added a second colour and finally I spattered Gold Delicata.
The colours I used were :
Large Bauble : Base with Tumbled Glass, then splatters with Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet & Delicata Gold
Medium Bauble : Base with Wilted Violet, then splatters of Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers and & Delicate Gold
Small Bauble : Base with Carved Pumpkin, then splatters with Candied Apple & Delicate Gold

Here are some close ups ...

These are my entries for ...

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Butterfly reconstituted

I've been meaning to make one of these die cut butterflies where you put all the parts back together for a while now. I paired it with my new 3D embossing folder and a couple of sequins.

I was inspired by the Paper Players Challenge : Tic Tac ToeI went with the middle column.


Tuesday, 31 October 2017

List ...

The CASology Challenge cue word this week is LIST. I was pretty stumped until I remembered the Life's Messages stamp set of Penny Black.

I first tried stamping each of the lines in a different colour, but it didn't have enough punch, so I did reverse by keeping the text white, but colouring the background. 

Adding some glossing accents to give the hearts an extra pop, and some embossed lines to add interest and flow.

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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Washi & Tag

I gave 5 pieces of washi to some stamping friends and we have to each come up with a card using them.

This is my take .... pity the metallic gold star didn't come out on the photo. I stuck the washi on card stock so I could cut it to the size I wanted and mount it up. Some I trimmed them thinner.

To hold the string, I added a bauble on the inside. (You can see the gold better on this one.)

This is a long card and will fit in a standard business envelope.

My entry for ...

... Tag You're It #76 : Christmas Challenge I took inspiration from the stitched tag, and Christmas tree.


Leaves ... or just one!

As it's autumn in the northern hemisphere, it's time for leaves - or in my case, just one!

Die cut the leaf in white and metallic, and then put the pieces in.

Here is a shot catching the metallic.

My entry to ...

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