Thursday, 17 August 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Cats/Kittens

Good morning.  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Galz is cats or kittens.  This was a great opportunity for me to use one of my new Visible Image stamp sets.  These stamps are from the Curious Cats set. 

I created the background for this card with Brushos then stamped the cat face on top.  I coloured the eyes and nose with metallic watercolours and added some white gel pen to the highlights.   then I stamped the sentiment underneath.

I stamped the whiskers in Versamark and embossed them with a fine, white embossing powder.  I added a bit of Stickles glitter glue to the whiskers and to the sentiment to give my card a bit of sparkle then finally added some paper flowers. 

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Galz.

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Fancy Folds


Good morning!  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is fancy folds.   I didn't have time to make anything TOO fancy  (by the time you read this I will be away on holiday), so I decided to make a zigzag card.  I made this card using some brilliant Paperartsy Jofy stamps that I picked up at Happy Stampers in may but have only just had chance to use.  I absolutely love these stamps and think they're great for a boy's card.

I coloured my stamped images with metallic watercolours and cut them out.    Then I layered them onto patterned papers and blue card.  I also added some die cut pipes.  These are Robert Addams dies that I picked up from a craft show back in February, and this is the first opportunity I've had to use them.  The picture at the bottom shows the dies cuts in more detail.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xx


Monday, 7 August 2017

Make My Monday: Grey and Pink

Hi everyone.  It's time for a new challenege again at Make My Monday.  This week's challenge is a colour challenge - grey and pink - and I have to say I love this colour combination!

The main focus of my card is a colalge stamp by Imagination Crafts.  I stamped this twice and cut out the butterflies from one of the stamped images.  I also stamped the smaller butterflies which are part of the same set.  I coloured all of the stamped images with Distress Inks.  I layered the cut out butterflies onto the main stamped image and shaped their wings.  I then layered my stamped image onto grey card and patterned papers and added the sentiment.  I added the smaller butterflies at the corners.  Finally I added a bit of Stickles glitter glue to the butterflies to give them a bit of sparkle.  I hope you can join us this week at Make My Monday.

Sian.  xx

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Pretty Pastels

Good morning.  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Galz is Pretty Pastels - to make a card using pastel colours.  I have kept this card quite simple as I wanted the focus to be on the die cut trellis and flowers.

I die cut the trellis from purple card and stuck it onto a patterned paper background.  Then I die cut the flowers from vellum, coloured them with Promarkers and shaped them using an embossing tool.  I stuck them onto the trellis and added some gems and pearls for centres.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment onto some coordinating patterned paper and cut it into a tag shape which I layered onto card then punched a hole and added some pink and white baker's twine.  I also added some tiny die cut butterflies and stuck some tiny pearls onto them.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Galz.

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Tiny Fingers and Toes

Hello again!  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is Tiny Fingers and Toes - to make a card for the littlest guy in your life.

I decided to make a CAS card for this challenge. The stamp I have used is by Lili of the Valley.  I stamped it in grey ink and coloured it with Polychromos Pencils, then added the "Congratulations" sentiment at the opposite corner.

I hope you can join our challenge this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xx

Monday, 24 July 2017

Make My Monday: Monochromatic


 
Good morning.  Today's challenge at Make My Monday is monochromatic.  Make a card using only one colour.  As you can see, I chose blue.

I created the background using Distress Inks and Distress Oxide and then stamped the horse over the top once it was dry.  I then stamped the smaller horses in blue so it looks like they are a distance behind the main image, and stamped the sentiment.  The stamps are all from a set called Stay Wild by Visible Image.

I added some white gel pen, and then added some black and silver embossing powders at the bottom left which I stuck  with Versamark on the edges and then sprinkled on with my fingers to blend with the stamp.  I heated from underneath so as not to blow them away.

I hope you can join in the fun this week at Make My Monday.

Sian. xx

Moonflower Digistamps: Lady of the Roses

Hello again.  Today I am sharing a card I made using a beautiful image by Moonflower Digistamps - Lady of the Roses.  You can find her in the Moonflower shop here.

I coloured her using Polychromos Pencils and layered her onto patterned papers, and finally embellished my card with a ribbon bow and some ribbon roses.

You can check out what the other Moonflower DT members have been doing and find some inspiration on the Moonflower blog or in the Moonflower Facebook group.

Moonflower is also sponsoring this month's online colouring class at Kit and Clowder, where people who buy the class can get a 50% discount on the images used.

Sian.  xx

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Christmas or Winter

Good morning.  With Cardz 4 Galz this week we're continuing the Christmas theme.  This week's challenge is Christmas or Winter. 

I used an image by Di's Digistamps to create my card, coloured with Polychromos pencils.  Since this is Cardz 4 Galz I wanted to create something very girly, hence the use of the pale lilac colours and the girly image.

I layered my coloured image onto pattered papers and embelllished my card with die cut cnowflakes.  Finally I added some glitter to the image and the snowflakes.  (Every girly Christmas card MUST have glitter!)

I hope you can join in the fun this week at Cardz 4 Galz.

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Christmas in July

Hello everyone.  It's that time again.  (Well, not really, but we have to start early when everything's handmade).  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is Christmas in July.

I made this card using a freebie image that I downloaded ages ago.  I have this credited to Kasjan's Scrapblog, but I can't find the link now.  Anyway, I love this image - it's so cute!  I coloured it with Polychromos pencils and layered it onto patterned papers.

I embellished my card with raffia, a mini bow, bells and wooden stars.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.  xx

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Moonflower Digistamps: Lilly the White Queen

Good morning!  Today I am sharing a card I've made using a beautiful image by Moonflower Digistamps, Lilly the White Queen.  I coloured her with Polychromos pencils and layered her onto patterned papers.  I also added some die cut flowers.

She can be found in the Moonflower shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/490455826/lilly-the-white-queen?ref=shop_home_active_4

 I hope you like her.  You can find more inspiration from the other Moonflower DT members on the Moonflower Blog or the Moonflower Facebook Group.

Moonflower Digistamps are also being featured in this month's Kit and Clowder colouring classes, with some beautiful new designs.

Sian. xx

Monday, 10 July 2017

Make My Monday: Travel/Vacation

Good morning.  Today's Challenge at Make My Monday is Travel/Vacation.  I created this card using the Sheena Douglass stamps that were free with a recent edition of Papercrafter Magazine (I have to confess that I bought the magazine just for these stamps!) 

I made the front of the card using the emboss resist technique.  I repeatedly stamped the compass rose in Versamark Ink, then embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I inked over it using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, and finally splashed some water over it.  I did the Bon Voyage sentiment in the same way. 


The porthole is another stamp from the set.  I stamped it, coloured it with Promarkers,  then cut it out using circle embossing dies.  I cut a circular aperture in the front of the card, then stuck the porthole around the aperture.

I added a die cut anchor to match my red border.

To create the  inside of the card.  I cut a square of red card to match the border on the front of the card and stamped the ship onto a circle of card.  I coloured it using Polychromos pencils, then layered it onto a blue circle and stuck it on.

I hope you can join us this week at Make My Monday

Sian.  xx

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Butterflies

Good morning!  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Galz  is butterflies.  I've made a CAS card for this one, using rainbow coloured butterflies which I cut from Brusho backgrounds.

I hope you can join our challenge this week at Cardz 4 Galz.

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Beside the Sea

Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Guys is Beside the Sea.  I created my card using a digi stamp by Delicious Doodles, which I coloured using Polychromos pencils.

I added some patterned papers and die cut shells and anchor.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xx

Monday, 26 June 2017

Make My Monday: Summer Brights

Hello!  Today it is my turn to choose the challenge at Make My Monday, and I have chosen the theme Summer Brights.  I have chosen to use these great Paperartsy stamps (one of my acquisitions from the Happy Stampers show) for this challenge, which I coloured with Promarkers.

I created the background using Brushos and stamped the background images in Distress Inks, then I cut out the stamped and coloured flowers and layered them on top, and finally stamped the sentiment.

This is a DL sized card, and is the first one I've made in a very long time!

I hope you can join us this week at Make My Monday.

Sian.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Messy Fun

Good morning!  This is a card I made using some stamps by Visible Image.  I was luck enough to win £40.00 to spend on their stamps in last month's challenge in the Visible Image Facebook Group, and these are some of the stamps I chose.

I created the background using Brushos and Distress Inks on bubble wrap.  Then I used acrylic paint which I added using various different size lids (form paint  and glue bottles, pens etc to create the rings.

I stamped the lightbulb onto a separate piece of card and cut it out.  I coloured it with Distress Inks and a Letraset Metallic Marker then added some Glossy Accents over the top.  I  also stamped the moth and cut it out and coloured with with Distress Inks.  Then I stamped the wings in Versamark onto Vellum and embossed them.  I coloured the back of the vellum with Polychromos pencils.  I layered the moth onto the card using foam pads.

I am really enjoying getting back into doing some messy stamping and mixed media stuff.  It's been a while!

Sian.  xx

Moonflower Digistamps: Sunflower Maiden

Good morning!  Today I am sharing a card I made ussing the new Sunflower Maiden image by Moonflower Digistamps.  You can find here in the Moonflower shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/521367710/sunflower-maiden?ref=shop_home_active_15

I coloured her using Polychromos pencils and added some die cut corners and flowers.  I hope you like her.

You can find more inspiration from the Moonflower design team on the Moonflower Blog.

Sian.  xx

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Cardsz 4 Galz: Sew and Sew

Good morning.  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Galz is Sew and Sew.  I didn't have any sewing themed stuff in my craft stash, so I decided to make a card using lots of sewing.  All layers of this card are hand stitched aroudn the edges.

The image I used on this card is by Saturated Canary, and I coloured her with Polychromos Pencils.  I embellished my card with buttons and die cut butterflies.

I hope you can join us for this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.

Sian. xx

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Stars

Hello everyone.  This week's challenege at Cardz 4 Guyz is stars.  I thought this wizard image by Dr Digi would be great for this challenge.

I die cut my wizard using a star die and coloured him with Polychromos pencils.  I layered him onto patterned papers and then cut various sized stars fromo patterned paper and layered them on top, then I added smaller stars which I cut from silver holographic card.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.  xx