Monday, July 16, 2018

Birthday Blast

My card tonight is for CAS Colours and SketchesChallenge #280, Sketch.

Image and Sentiment- Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Die - Simon Says
Colouring - Copics
Card - Burrows

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Monday, July 09, 2018

Purple Daisies

My card tonight is for CAS Coloursand SketchesChallenge #279, Colours.

Image - Technique Tuesday 
Sentiment - 
Colouring - Copics
Card - UPM

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Monday, July 02, 2018

Silver Shells

My card tonight is for the Sister’s Challenge and the theme is shells.  It was supposed to be 10pm last night.  But 12:30 am arrived and I was still working on my card, fifth or sixth version.
So as soon as I got home from work I started again and here is my card.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up
Die:  Paper Smooches  
Card:  Bazzill & Shannon (silver)
Embossing powder:  Hero Arts

Now pop on over to my sister's blog and she her fabulous response to shells,  Cards and Co

As an aside this idea came from a Nursery Rhyme, although my title is wrong.  Have you ever wondered what the meaning of the rhyme, especially "pretty maids all in a row".  Well I did because the rhyme was going around and around in my head.  It's not nice.  It supposedly refers to King Henry 8th daughter, Queen Mary or otherwise known as Bloody Mary.  Silver bells and cockle shells were the name for the tools of torture and the pretty maids were nuns going to the gallows.  The question "how does your garden grow" was refering to the cemetry and how many people Mary had had killed.  Not nice.  I won't think of the rhyme the quite the same again same ever again.

Thanks for dropping by and sorry I was late getting this post up.


Sunday, July 01, 2018

Folk Bear

I have made a card for this week's challenge at CASology,  The cue word is BEAR.

Images:  Bear, Bo Bunny & Flowers, Waltzing Mouse
Sentiment:  Technique Tuesday
Colouring:  Copics
Card:  UPM & Kraft 

I am also linking with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Welcome Baby

Here is my card for this week's challenge at CASology - Week 305: Jumpy

Stamp, Die and Sentiment – Lawn Fawn
Colouring - Copics
DP - Graphic 45
Card –  UPM
Embellishment – Neat & Tangled Sequins

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Bits Box

It’s a great honour to have been asked to be the Guest Designer at Less is More, one of my favourite challenge blogs.  Thank you ladies.

This week it is the Recipe Challenge which is to use an item from your Bits Box.
My Bits Box is large, so I was spoilt for choice.  The items from the box are the Chloe Stem and the butterflies.

Dies: Chloe Stem , Memory Box and Spellbinders Circle
Punch: Butterflies, Martha Stewart
Sentiment: Technique Tuesday
Card: Bazzill and UPM
Ink: Distress Ink for Background and Butterflies
Shine: Sheer Shimmer Spritz.
Tape: Mounting Foam

I hope the search in you Bits Box was as fruitful as mine.  This challenge has encouraged me to look into my Bits Box more often.

The Less is More design team, as usual, have come up with some very inspiring designs.

Have fun!


Friday, June 01, 2018

Autumn Journal Page

Last year my sister gave me a beautiful sketch book for my birthday.  Up until now I haven’t used it in case I ruin it.  Well this month’s challenge my sister & I set for ourselves was to create a journal page.

My post tonight is my finished page in my beautiful sketch book.  The theme we have worked with is Autumn (here is a link to my sisters journal page).

Leaves (stamp and die) - Technique Tuesday
Colouring -  Distress Ink (leaves) and Copics (mushrooms and acorns)
Background - Kaiser Colour
Grass - MFT die
Quote - Computer generated

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

A Dream Flower

Less is More challenge for this fortnight is a colour - Yellow / Blue / Grey
Stamp and Sentiment – Technique Tuesday
Colouring - Copics
Card – Bazzill
Embellishment – Wink of Stella
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Birthday Tulips

My card tonight is for CAS Colours andSketchesChallenge #272 - Colours

Image - Blockhead Stamps
Sentiment - Altnew
Colouring - Copics

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Thank You Flowers

CAS Colours and Sketches challenge this week is a colour

Stamp – Penny Black
Sentiment – Technique Tuesday
Colouring - Copics
Card – Bazzill and UPM
Embellishment – Wink of Stella 

I had trouble with the Sahara Sand.  My greys were too blue and most of the browns were too dark.  So I settled for what I thought looked sandy coloured (looks darker in the photo).

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