Saturday, 22 November 2014

Guest Designer at Inkspirational

I was delighted to be asked to be a guest designer at Inkspirational for their designer's choice challenge :

I started with these supplies ...

I am really drawn to the blues, turquoise and purple at the moment. I started by inking up the background stamp and giving a spritz before stamping. Then I spritz some white perfect pearls to give a lovely shimmer.

I then stamped and embossed the circles and sentiments in Princess Gold. When you have threads, it's easier to have a mounted panel so you can tape down the threads at the back before glueing it down keeping it all clean and tidy.

Come and pop on over to Inkspirational to see what the rest of the design team has come up with ... and then join in the fun! 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

A new phone cover

It's that time again ... 

Time to change my phone cover!

This time I started with an ombre paper from MME - Cut & Paste. Cut out the small piece with the  telephone. Stamped words from Hero Arts, and the delightful heart speech & arrows from the MME Cut & Paste stamp set.


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Another Mistletoe tag

As I was photographing my first Mistletoe card, I had a flash of inspiration for another using the same sketch from Sketch Saturday. Except this time I flipped the sketch on it's side.

Mistletoe Tag

A quick tag card with the Unity mistletoe.

I started with this ....

but decided that the band was too thick, and I needed to bring in the kraft colour more. So I added a tiny strip.

I think it brings it together better. Which do you prefer?

This was based on the sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge.

I will also enter it to the Die-cut Divas Any Holiday Challenge.

The Greatest Gift

I bought a whole stash of Unity Stamps last December and a lot of them haven't been inked yet! Now is the time to get the Christmas ones all inked up!

The first is The Greatest Gift - I can see myself doing a lot of cards with this one so I'm sure you'll see more in the days and weeks to come.

I was inspired by the simple design at the Muse Challenge of just using one image and one sentiment; and the colours of the C.A.S. Challenge.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

October CCC

I was waiting until my October CCC card had arrived at it's destination, before I revealed it. Took almost a month to get there. So much for modern transport.

I loved the sketch and added enamel dots too.  I have had this idea in my head for a while and the sketch was the perfect match.  A few months ago my son wanted a gift for a surfer type friend and I suggest he make a friendship bracelet. As I hadn't done one since my childhood, I went online for a refresher course. And found that there are in fact THOUSANDS of different patterns. I guess we just had the basic one back in South Africa in the day. I thought that adding one to a "friendship" card was a good idea - she can just slide it out.

One of the following themes: – Halloween  or  Thanksgiving  or  Cats (in honor of National Cat’s Day)  or  Friendship
One of the following products: Enamel Dots
You can still join in the fun and join up for the November CCC. Nothing better than getting the real thing in your postbox!

Under the Mistletoe

I'm inking up this wonderful mistletoe from Hero Arts for the first time, using the CAS(E) this sketch challenge sketch.

I will also enter it for the Hero Arts Holiday Challenge : White Out.


A lovely ombre challenge over on Fusion Card Challenge this week.

I went with both the sketch and the photo.

Christmas Triangles ... 3 & 4

These are my last 2 cards from stamping ONE background of Hero Arts Tiny Flags.

Here I used 3 small trees with the WPlus9 Joy die.

At this point I didn't have much left, and the triangles would have been pretty small ... so I decided to cut them into diamonds to make ornaments. Teamed up with snow embossing folder and the SSS sentiment.

So the answer to my question on Christmas Triangles 1, was that I got FOUR cards from one background! Pretty awesome.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Hugs ... and thoughts

A quick post ... the card (made for someone who's been in my thoughts a lot) ...

Verses sentiment and SSS Scribble Flowers.

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