Friday, 18 January 2019

Pink Flowers

Another new stamp set !! Grateful for You from Concord & 9th.

This is a one layer card coloured with Copics.

My entry to ...

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Winter Scene 2

This is my second card as guest designer for the January CAS Watercolour Challenge.  

The challenge for this month is winter.  

I find that using die cuts helps to keep watercolour CAS. I used both embossing paste and diamond Stickles to make the snow.

Setting up my Bullet Journal

I'm a bit behind schedule with my bullet journal this year due to my wonderful holiday in the Maldives.  But I'll get there eventually.

I use the pocket size Leuchtturm 1917 with dots.  This year I've gone with the bright turquoise ... adding an even brighter strip of washi tape. I use a wide ribbon from May Arts to hold my pen.

I set up my keys first ...

I link my goals to habits so that they become part of my daily routine ... but still working on what I want for this year. The heading and flowers are doodled.

I set up a number of pages for lists that I use every year ...
  • Bible : For the verses that I want to Bible journal
  • Scrap : For the projects I need to complete
  • Studio : To do list
  • Courses : Ideas for courses
  • Orders 1 : To track online orders (I set up 3 pages ... and they get full - Oops!)
  • Books : As I get recommendations
  • Tv & Movie : Same thing

I have a page to record my Copic markers so that if I'm out and about I have the references with me.  I scanned my Sandy Allnock Hex Chart which is coloured in with my stash.  I mark a dot on those that have refills. Also have a Paper Chart so that when I go to my local paper supplier, all the sizes and types are on hand.

My months start with a calendar on the left. On the right I have my monthly to-do list and a weight chart. I find this works well as I get to see the to-do list everyday. 

I add a matching washi tape to this page so that as I go through the year, I can find the monthly pages easily. 

I use the Hero Arts Calendar Pieces and Everyday Icons as well as the Hero Arts / Studio Calico planner one.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Cloudy Days

It's Tuesday and time for a new CASology Challenge! This week's cue word is CLOUDY.

As I was browsing through my stamp sets, I came across this wonderful sentiment by Altenew. Such a lovely sentiment to support someone going through cloudy days.

Added some Nuvo Glitter Gloss and Glossy Accents for highlights.

It would be a wonderful if you popped along to visit the rest of the Design Team.

Guest Designer : Christine A.

Sponsor : Stamplorations

I will also enter this to ...

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Mandala Wishes

I'm using more new stash again ... Distress Brushes and the lovely Altenew Acetate Butterflies.

I began by sponging (and Distress brushing) behind the Mandala die. I wanted to match the butterfly to the red/orange center, so I took the clear one and coloured with Copics. To clear up the lines made by the markers, I put some blending solution on the felt and dabbed to blend the colours.  I used a earbud with blending solution to wipe up the edges.

I organised my Distress Brushes in Rainbow order - plus brown. I used Copics to mark a circle on the end, and washi tape around the bases. Makes it easy to find the one I want.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Emboss Resist

I have so many new supplies ... my Black Friday orders are arriving now! Oooh la la!

One set that had been on my wish list for quite a while was the Uniko Natures Treasures II. So happy it's in my stash now.

So this is my first card with it. And it's my second card as guest designer at Just Us Girls Challenge for the month of January! The challenge this week is Emboss Resist.

I stamped and embossed on watercolour paper and used Distress Inks : Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch.

I will also enter this to ...

... Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #370 : I rotated it.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Sparkle and Shine

Another week rolls by and it's time for a new CASology challenge. This week the cue word is FROZEN

Since I'm still in the Southern hemisphere sweltering summer, I was thinking of going with a popsicle ice-cream stick - except I didn't have one!! Then I remembered I have the simply super sparkly Hero Arts snowfall glitter that hasn't been out of it's bottle yet.

I started by using embossing paste on the Gina K stencil, then sprinkled the Snowfall glitter. Added a Snow Flurries die to the centers and some sequins for extra sparkle.

It would be a wonderful if you popped along to visit the rest of the Design Team.

Guest Designer : Barb G

I will also enter this to ...

Saturday, 5 January 2019


So excited to be a guest designer at Just Us Girls Challenge for the month of January!

What a great challenge to start the New Year and use up the leftovers from the last one. I'm not sure if you're like me, but I have a pile of bits and pieces that seem to grow.

I found the background piece first, then shuffled through the pile pulling out colours that matched.

I added a sentiment, some black doodle dots and some lilac liquid pearls to bring in the purple colour.

Come on over and join in the fun!

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Winter Scene 1

I'm happy to be a guest designer at CAS Watercolour for January.  

The challenge for this month is winter.  

One can just dream of winter while sweltering in 32ÂșC temperatures and high humidity.

Loll sent me the lovely die in perfect timing for the challenge.

A close up of the watercoloured background ...

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