Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy Birthday & Stuff

Okay my last card for today this time it is a bright and colourful card using a range of border stamps from Sassafras Lass
 basically I stamped various borders with different coloured inks diagonally and cut out a window, backed it with yellow paper and stamped the title with silver ink and embossing powder (something I haven't used in years!!!)
I followed the sketch from Feeling Sketchy 
materials used - smooth white cardstock, Kaisercraft splice cardstock; Simple Stories DIY Boutique papers and chipboard stickers; Sassafras Lass border stamps, Taylored Expressions big bold birthdays stamp set; Versa Color inks - cyan, marigold, opera pink, raspberry and lime, Versa Fine onyx black ink, Encore silver ink; Silver embossing powder, Silver foil; yellow satin trim; Memory box wild feathers die.
Thanks for looking.

hello I love you to bits!

Still playing with my Tim Holtz texture place and I used my Kaisercraft grid stamp to add a little pattern to my texture paste!  Here is my card ...
 and a close up ...
 I followed the sketch from The Pink Elephant challenge blog ...
I would also like to enter this card for the anything goes challenge over at Party Time Tuesday.
I forgot that Mothers Day is coming up in Australia and NZ and I that I ought to get a move on and make one and post it off to my mother!
materials used - Co're Dinations rouge cardstock, Archers watercolor paper; Simple Stories 'I am' papers, enamel dots and bits and pieces; Kaisercraft grid texture stamp; Tim Holtz texture paste; charcoal twine; Memory Box dies - meadow bird and wild feathers, Poppy Stamps fancy hello die; Cosmo Cricket bright tiny text stickers; Francheville enamel dots.

Thanks for looking.


I am into silver and gold foiling at the moment and simply love to use one or the other on my cards lately.  I particularly love die cutting a word in foil as well as simple strips as a highlight.
Here is a clean and simple card I made ...
I followed the sketch from Retro Sketches # 160
 I used Paper Smooches design motifs stamp set for my colourful barcodes!  I would also like to enter it for Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge - anything goes
and also for the Southern Girls - words.  Have a great weekend and thanks for looking.

Simply Wonderful

Wow there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day anymore!  I am spending less and less time in my craftroom lately and I miss it!  So this afternoon I decided that I would make some cards regardless!
My first card is my first play with texture paste.  I have seen this on scrapbooking pages and a few cards - however most are using stencils and I don't have any so I wondered if I could use stamps to create a little texture.  Knowing that the paste, when dry, goes hard so I thought as soon as I have stamped the background on the paste I should wash the stamp to remove the paste!  I also found that spraying the stamp lightly with water enables the stamp to come away from the paste better.  I also used an acrylic stamp - then I could wash it under running water. Here is the result ...
 and a close up ...
 I have based my card on the following sketch from CAS(E) this sketch #120
I would also like to submit it for the challenge at Cute Card Thursday - Clean and Simple.
materials - Co're Dinations rouge cardstock, smooth white cardstock, Arches watercolor paper; Grant Archival Grace Taylor butterfly stamp, Kaisercraft grid texture stamp; Staz On jet black ink; Versa fine onyx black ink; Watercolour pencils; Aqua brush; Francheville enamel dots; natural cord.