Monday, 30 January 2017


The challenge #233 at Casology this week has the cue word - Glisten. 

At first the only thing of could think of was snowflakes.  Then I looked up the dictionary and there I found an example of a dress glistening under a disco ball.
I used the Saturated Canary digital image Double Take and coloured it using a combination of Copic and Lyra pencils and adding Stickles to the skirt.  The image was cut into an oval using Spellbinders and addeded to Spellbinders Floral oval which had been heat embossed with Rangers, Liquid Platinum embossing powder.   I used a Penny Black sentiment from the set Sprinkles and Smiles.  To finish, the image was mounted to the card base with foam tape and some KaiserCraft rhinestones added.


The challenge #313 at Less is More this week is the recipe Balloons.
I am sorry the photo isn't the best. There is what looks like a finger print on the card but it's the camera and I can't get rid of it.

I stamped the image Simon Says Stamp, Big Birthday Wishes, using Hero Arts, Fresh Peach.  The sentiment is from the same collection and stamped using Memonto, Tuxedo Black.  The Background, Darkroom Door - Harlequin, was stamped with the Hero Arts inkpad.  The panel was mounted to the card base using foam tape and a thin strip of black card was added to the side.  Finaly, because I can't help myself I added clear Wink of Stella to the balloons

Thursday, 26 January 2017

A Smile

I am joining the fun at CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #205 but only by the skin of my teeth.  It is such a good sketch I couldn't resist.

I used two sheets of Authentique, Crush.  A LOTV sentiment was stamped on the pink sheet using Momento, Tuxedo Black.  This was then framed using a piece of grey bazzill card and some sequins added.  Then this was mounted on the base card using foam tape 

It is Australia Day today and we are having a BBQ.  So I need to go and finish the salads.
Happy Australia Day everyone. 

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

New Home

The challenge #312 at Less is More this week is the theme New Beginnings.
This gave me the chance to ink up a stamp I have had forever and never used.
It's a very cute LOTV stamp, Moving House.

I stamped the image using Momento, Tuxedo Black and coloured it using Lyra pencils.  The card was cut to size using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die. The sentiment was computer generated and attached using staples.  Finally this was stuck to the card base using foam tape.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Heartfelt Thanks

This is my first challenge for Casology 2017, in fact this is the first challenge in quite a long time.  The cue for the challenge #232 - Cut.
I die cut three Simon Says Stamp, Calliope Flourish dies One was coloured with Copics, clear Wink of Stella was applied to the flowers as well as KaiserCraft rhinsestones Then the three dies were stuck together.  The sentiment is Penny Black, Heart Felt and it was stamped using Memento, Tuxedo Black.  

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Thanks a Latte

This is my first challenge for 2017, in fact this is the first challenge in quite a long time.  The card is a one layer for the Less is More challenge #311 - Favourite Drink/Beverage.
I stamped the cup from MFT, Hot Stuff set.  Then I made a mask and stamped Darkroom Door, Weathered Stripes background stamp, using Simon Says Stamps inkpad, Jelly Bean.  I coloured the cup with Lyra pencils. For added interest I applied clear Wink of Stella and I drew in the swirl using a black Tombow.  Finally I stamped the sentiment from MFT, Hot Stuff set.