Saturday, 17 February 2018

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Reminder

It's time to give you more inspiration for the current Penny Black Saturday Challenge, where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
with an optional twist to 'use some scraps'.

I used one of my favourite dies from Penny Black -  the 'Iris'. The scraps are from Kaisercraft 'Hanami Garden' Paper Pad along with a spare bow that's been sitting on my desk for a few weeks.
I've realised I don't have many Penny Black sentiment stamps and I had to cut up a sentiment from the aptly named 'Sentimental' stamp set to fit my design. The butterflies are made from tiny heart dies, using MFT Stitched Heart Grid die.

 I hope you have the opportunity to join in this month's challenge and check out the rest of the inspiration from out Design Team here.

As always the usual RULES apply, please make sure that the MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR PROJECT is one of the following: PENNY BLACK IMAGE, PENNY BLACK LARGE SENTIMENT, PENNY BLACK  DIE OR PENNY BLACK STICKEROO. 
New work only please and link back to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge in your blog post. You may enter our challenge as many times as you like, and there is no limit on how many challenges you may combine with ours.

The challenge will close at 8pm (GMT) on Friday 2nd March.

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:

Prize - $20 voucher!
Since I had more hearts leftover, I decided to make another fun card to go with some flowers for my daughter, who arrived back from her 1st solo overseas trip. 
The paper is from the same Kaisercraft pad, the house die is from Sizzix, the hearts from MFT (as above) and the sentiment from Winnie & Walter.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Add a Die Cut

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Soft Wings

I've been in clean up mode for the last couple of days, but decided to sneak in a quick card, because the theme at CASology is 'Butterfly' and anyone who knows me, will be aware of my love of these beautiful creatures.
Edited: I had to drive my son to cricket and just missed the deadline:(  Never mind, at least I had fun making this card!

The butterfly stamp is Penny Black's 'Soft Wings' and the sentiment stamps are from Pretty Posh Pink and WPlus9.
I used Zig Markers directly on to the stamp and spritzed lightly. The sentiment is silver embossed.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Butterflies and Hearts

I am very excited today, because I'm going to my Niece's wedding. She is also my God Daughter and is beautiful inside and out, just like the sentiment on the card I made a few days ago.

So this is a quick post to share I card I made for a few challenges.

I stamped the butterflies on a piece of Canvas Card and then coloured with Zig Markers. 
I blended with a slightly wet brush and spritzed. It's best to use a heat gun to dry this as this medium will not soak in very well. Be careful as too much heat can damage the card. I used white gel pen for the highlights. Then sentiment was stamped with Versafine Black ink and clear embossed. I then die cut the heart and mounted with dimension tape.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Anything goes + stamping

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Canvas and Cork

It seems that when I'm inspired by a challenge, it's difficult to stop at one card. So here is another card for the CAS Mix Up challenge, which is to use 'Canvas, Cork or Felt'.

I used canvas card which has a gorgeous texture and is perfect for blending inks. I sponged the background with Distress Oxide Inks.  I used Altenew's 'Striped Leaf Cover die', Cutplorations' 'Crazy Running Stitch Rectangle Die' and the other dies are from Penny Black. The sentiment is also from Altenew.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Cork Mixed Media

I have a card to share which was inspired by the CAS Mix Up challenge.
I partially 'inked' an old Kaisercraft background stamp with gesso and stamped it on the cork.  I used a Penny Black die to make the tag and the butterfly die is also from Penny Black.  The embossing folder is from WR Memory Keepers and the word die from SSS.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Anything Goes

Monday, 5 February 2018

Swooning Pandas!

I just made a fun card with The Ton Stamps 'Panda Cant Even'.  This stamp set always make my smile:)

I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured with Copic Markers. I used some Wink of Stella on the hearts for shimmer.

I'm entering the following challenges:-


Anything Goes

Love is in the Air

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Totally tropical with Copics

I have another card for the the Altenew February Inspiration Challenge. I love the photo and the colours and yes I've been inspired!

I made a happy mistake in the making of this card. Can you see it? When I tried to stamp the hibiscus again, it didn't quite line up, but then I decided it looked a bit like doodling, so I stamped the other one's like that as well. I am still finding the blending a bit tricky with reds and pinks, but I prefer a 'watercolour' look anyway.

Stamp sets:- Altenew 'Totally tropical', 'Parrot Paradise' and 'Oriental Orchid'.

I'm entering the following challenges:-


Saturday, 3 February 2018

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Hi there. I'm very excited today to be sharing my first card as Design Team member for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  As you may have noticed, Penny Black Stamps are my favourite and I am so happy to have more reasons to create with them.

This year they have changed the rules and every month is Anything goes using  Penny Black, with an optional twist. This month's optional twist is to 'Use some Scraps' ie paper, ribbon etc. It doesn't get easier than that!

I pulled out my box of paper scraps and found some romantic looking vintage style paper, which I think is from Kaisercraft. The butterfly is from Penny Black Butterfly Trio.  

I hope you like my card. You should pop on over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog to see more beautiful cards from the design team and get some inspiration. 

I am entering my card in the following challenges:-

Altenew Beautiful Day

Just a quick post. I have another card for the Altenew Challenge.

I'm not so keen on the colours, but I decided to stamp with a memento ink, so I could colour with Copics and I colour matched the ink, which is more on the orange side than pink. Definitely not my favourite shade. Once I shaded with Copics, I then stamped again with the memento ink and Altenew ink. Still, I was happy with the Copic highlights.

                                              I'm entering the following challenges:-


Vintage Flowers

Hello there. I hope your weekend is relaxing and crafty. It's a glorious day here in Melbourne and I have made one card already.

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The flowers are from Altenew 'Vintage Rose' and 'Vintage Flowers', the foliage are from
'Beautiful Day' and 'Lacy Scrolls' and the sentiment is from 'Painted Greetings'.
The stitched frame die is from Memory Box.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Anything Goes

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Flower Power

Just sharing a couple of cards I made last week and posted on Instagram.

I used The Ton Stamp's 'Magnificent Magnolia' again, but this time I did a watercolour using Distress inks and Zig Markers.
I needed a 'cheers' sentiment, which I didn't have, but came up with the idea to 'doctor' some stamps, so 'cheer up' and 'with sympathy' became 'cheers'.

The rose die is one of my favourites  from Penny Black - it's gorgeous and always reminds me of 'Beauty and the Beast' :)  I used zig markers to colour the die cut. The background stamp is an oldie and I partially inked it up. The sentiment is from Clearly besotted.

I'm entering the Rose card in the following challenges:-

Use your old Favourites - rose die