Sunday, 23 July 2017

ATSM, Butterfly Spot Challenge, CAS Watercolour , HLS Watercolour

Butterflies and watercolour are such a lovely combination so I've made another card to play along at CAS Watercolour.

The watercolour panel behind the butterfly aperture was created using acrylic block, watercolour marker pens and water spray.

My computer has broken down and has so far resisted all attempts to re-start so I've lost a few things including my photo signature :(  My kind DH is letting me use his computer.

Hope you're having a great weekend! xx

Also playing along at:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Butterfly Spot Challenge - M is for matching pair (two little stamped butterflies in background)
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour - Anything Goes with optional twist of blue

Grab the Badge 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

ATSM, CAS Watercolour, HLS Anything Goes, HLS Watercolour, Inkspirational

Inspiration today from the Inkspirational sketch and the butterfly theme at CAS Watercolour.

I inked my butterfly with three shades of DIs and misted with water before stamping and sprinkled some Brushos onto the wet images.

Playing along at:
CAS Watercolour - Butteerfly
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with HLS Stamps
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour - Anything Goes with optional twist of blue
Inkspirational - Sketch

Thanks for looking!



Monday, 17 July 2017

Color Throwdown, The Flower Challenge, STAMPlorations Anything Goes, Watercooler Wednesday

Inspired by the Color Throwdown colours, the flowers (STAMPlorations Blossoms Sprays #1) were heat embossed in black and coloured with alcohol markers. I added a strip of DSP, a strip of black card and a stamped sentiment.

Linking up to:
Color Throwdown - Dark Pink, Light Pink and Green
The Flower Challenge - Embossing Heat/Dry
STAMPlorations - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Birthdays


Saturday, 15 July 2017

CAS Mix Up (GD), HLS Anything Goes with Dies, Seize The Birthday, Watercooler Wednesday,

Hi everyone, just a reminder that there is still time to enter the July CAS Mix Up challenge!

Here is my second card using tissue paper. This time I've used it for the main image. My tissue paper was sprayed with shimmer ink sprays (you can just see the shimmer and texture in the photo), glued to white card and die-cut, and stamping and die-cut mirri card sentiment added.

Also linking up to:
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Birthdays


AAA Cards, CASology, Less Is More

I stamped the image in grey archival ink and coloured with coloured pencils. Linking up to AAA Cards and Less Is More, where the theme is one layer card using coloured card base and
  CASology - Wish.


Sunday, 9 July 2017

Addicted to CAS, CAS Colours and Sketches, HLS CAS Challenge, Seize The Birthday, Watercooler Wednesday

My card today was inspired by the lovely colour line-up at CAS Colours and Sketches.

The little flowers around the edge of the circle were painted with DIs and aqua brush, the blue background was SU! marker scribbled onto craft mat and misted with water which I used to smoosh a piece of card and the words heat embossed. 

Linking up to five challenges:
Addicted to CAS - Summer
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes



Saturday, 1 July 2017

CAS on Friday, Color Throwdown, HLS Watercolour, Inkspirational, Seize The Birthday

Dear crafting friends, I hope you are having a good weekend.

Flowers are one of my favourite themes for card-making and this one was inspired by the Color Throwdown colours (orange, brown and green). These colours are autumnal but when I saw the combination I thought about these flower stamps. 

I inked my stamp with distress markers, misted with water and stamped. More distress inks were added using water and paint brush.

Linking up at five challenges:
CAS on Friday - Flowers
Color ThrowdownOrange, brown and green
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for looking!

For your blog 

CAS Mix Up (GD)

Hi everyone and happy Saturday!

I am so happy and excited to be Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up

tissue paper, spray inks, Versamark ink, gold embossing powder, die-cuts

To make my card, I sprayed some white tissue with hot pink and orange ink sprays. After it dried, I glued it to a piece of card with PVA glue and gently formed ridges in the tissue with my fingers. When the glue was dry, I lightly tapped the piece with a Versamark inkpad, sprinkled on gold embossing powder and heated, added a die-cut panel and branch and some gold glitter dots and gold heat embossed sentiment.

Tissue paper is a new medium for me and I had fun experimenting. I do hope you can join in the fun  and look forward to seeing your creations. There's lots of gorgeous inspiration from the lovely CAS Mix Up design team and some video tutorials to get you started.

Also sharing my card at Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes)

Sunday, 25 June 2017

On a personal note

I wasn't sure whether or not to write this post, but felt it would be good to say firstly, sorry for not being around for the last few weeks and secondly, to say from the bottom of my heart thank you to everyone who visits and follows my blog and for your lovely comments which are always a joy to read.

My mum has been in hospital for two and a half weeks and sadly, due to dementia, she didn't do well there and lost weight. Happily she has been home for a week and doing a little better.

Sue xx

Saturday, 24 June 2017

CAS Mix Up, CAS on Friday, HLS Anything Goes with Dies, Seize The Birthday, STAMPlorations CAS Challenge

This month's theme at CAS Mix Up is embossing paste/gel and here's what I made.  I've used the shimmer sprays again to create the backing for my butterfly which was die-cut out of fun foam and mixed some of the spray into clear embossing gel. 

Linking up to five challenges:

CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Embossing Paste/Gel + Your choice
CAS On Friday - Animals
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations CAS - Anything Goes with optional twist of Masculine Colours



AAA Cards, CAS Watercolour, HLS Watercolour, Inkspirational, STAMPlorations CAS

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a good weekend. Just a quick post to show you a card I made for a lovely friend and scrape in at a few challenges which are finishing shortly.

I've heat embossed in white, coloured with shimmer spray inks and aqua brush, and added a die-cut sentiment. You can't really see the glimmer in the photo.

Linking up to five challenges:

AAA Cards - Resist Technique
Inkspirational - Photo inspiration
STAMPlorations CAS - Anything Goes with optional twist of Masculine Colours