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

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Moonflower Digistamps: Voodoo Priestess

Good morning!  Today I am sharing a card I've made using Voodoo Princess by Moonflower Digistamps.  You can find her in the Moonflower shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/246353579/voodoo-priestess?ref=shop_home_active_34

I coloured her using PPolychromos pencils and layered her ontoa a Brusho background, card and some patterned papers.  The main background to the card was also created using Brushos.

To finish off the card I added some die cut flowers and flourishes.

You can find more inspiration from the other Moonflower DT members on the Moonflower blog or in the Moonflower Facebook group.

I hope you like her!


Sian.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Make My Monday: At the Beach

Good morning everyone!  Today's challenge at Make My Monday is at the beach, and this is my DT card.

I used an image by Polkadoodles, which I coloured with Polychromos pencils.

I layered her onto card and patterned paper and added some die cut shells and pearls.

I hope you can join us for this week's challenge at Make My Monday.

Sian.  xx

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Graduation

Today I am sharing my DT card for Cardz 4 Galz.  This week's theme is grauduation.

For this card I used a digi stamp by Tiddly Inks called Graduate Wrynn.  I colored her with Polychromos pencils, and as I graduated just last year, I decided to colour her in the colours of my own graduation gown.

I layered my image onto patterned papers and added some die cut flowers.

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

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Something Blue

Hello again.  This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is Something Blue (for Father's Day).

I bought some beautiful Hobby Art cat stamps from the Happy Stampers show at Port Sunlight a few weeks ago, so I decided that the main feature of my card would be a blue cat!  (Well, why not?)

I coloured my image with Polychromos penciles, layered it onto card and patterned paper and added the die cut DAD, some die cut stars and a Happy Father's Day sentiment.

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

Sian.  xx

Monday, 29 May 2017

Make My Monday: Victorian Romance

Good morning!  This week's challenge at Make My Monday is Victorian Romance.  I struggled a bit with this one as it's not my usual kind of thing!

I used some DoCrafts Botanicals papers that I've had a for a while.  The central rose is from the set, as are the papers used for the background and the large heart.

I distressed the edges of the background paper and the large heart using my scissors and then inked around the edges of all of the paper elements using Distress Inks.

I used various pieces of lace, which I also distressed.  I did this by putting some Distress inks onto a craft sheet then spraying with water and dipping the lace in.  All in all, I'm quite pleased with how this turned out given that it's not my usual kind of thing.  I hope I've done the theme justice.

I hope you can join us for this week's challenge at Make My Monday.

Sian.  xx

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Inspired by a Song

Hello again.  This morning I am sharign my DT card for Cardz 4 Galz.  This week's challenge is "Inspired by a song".  I wanted to create something bright and summery, so this card is inspired by the song "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini".

I used a digi stamp by Saturated Canary, which I coloured with Polychromos pencils.  I layered my image onto patterned papers and added die cut shells, flowers and anchor.

The "life is good" sentiment is from a Tim Holtz Ideaology pad.

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

Sian.  xx

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Moonflower Digistamps: Peony Maiden

Good morning.  Today I am sharing a card I made using the beautiful new Peony Maiden from Moonflower Digistamps.  You can find her in the Moonflower shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/528483393/peony-maiden?ref=shop_home_active_15

I hope you like her!  I coloured her with Polychromos pencils.

I layered her onto some patterned papers and added some die cut flowers.

I hope you like her!

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Favourite Colour Combination

Good morning!  We have a nice easy challenge for you this week at Cardz 4 Guyz - to use your favourite colour combination.

I am a big fan of bright colours (I think a part of me has never grown up), and one of my favbourite colour combinations for male cards is orange and turquoise.  I decided to make a boy's birthday card, using these great stamps by Woodware.

I coloured the monsters with Polychromos Pencils and cut them out.  Then I layered some pattermned papers onto the card, tearing a hole in the top layer so it would look like the monsters had torn their way through.  I added the bold Happy Birthday die cuts as I thought a bold sentiment would look good with the bright colours, and as a finishing touch I added the candles which are paper straws with patterned paper flames.

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

Sian.  xx

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Some Messy Stamping

One thing I really miss these days is getting messy.  As I work full time in a job where inky hands are frowned upon and I don't have a specific art/craft area, I find it difficult to do messy things.

However, when I went to Happy Stampers at Port Sunlight a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't resist buying some stamps from Visible Image, and in my opinion these HAVE to be done in a messy, inky style.  The background on the top card was done using Distress Inks and Distress Oxide, with the notes stamped in white Stazon, then I stamped the main image and sentiment over the top.
For the bottom card I created the background using Distress Spray Stains and mica sprays, then stamped the fish.  I stamped the jellyfish onto the background then stamped them on white and carefully cut out the bodies.  I coloured the bubbles with white gel pen.

I stamped the sentiment on white card, cut it out and stuck it on, and drew black lines around it to make it stand out.

I had a lot of fun doing these!

Sian.  xx

Monday, 15 May 2017

Make My Monday: Sugar and Spice

Good morning!  Today's challenge at Make My Monday is Sugar and Spice.  You can use of theme of either sweet and sugary or hot and spicy.  I decided to try and incorporate a bit of both in my card!

I made this card using a digi stamp by Redonkadoodles called Birthday Cake Surprise.  I coloured her with Polychromos Pencils and layered her onto patterned papers.  Then I added some stars which I die cut from soem of the same papers.

I hope you can join us for this week's challenge at Make My Monday.

Sian.  xx

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Moonflower Digistamps: Lust

Today I am sharing a card I made using this beautiful image by Moonflower Digistamps.  The image is called Lust, and is available in the Moonflower shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/279310804/lust?ref=shop_home_active_8

I coloured her using Polychromos pencils and layered her onto patterned papers, adding a ribbon and paper flowers to embellish.

You can find more inspiration from Moonflower Digistamps on the Moonflower Blog, or in the Moonflower Facebook Group

Sian.  xx

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Add Some Texture

This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Galz is to add some texture.

For my DT card, I have used a lovely James Bear stamp by Lili of the Valley and coloured him with Polychromos pencils.

For my texture I added some purple mesh and some gauze, and I embellished my card with die cut butterflies.

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

Sian. xx

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Jungle Fun

Good morning.  This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is Jungle Fun.

I decided to use this gorilla stamp for my card, which I have had in my stash for a few years.  It's one of my favourites for male cards, and I still love it.

I stamped the gorilla twice, and coloured one with warm greys and one with cool greys, using Polychromos pencils.  I added some leaves around the edges, which are from the same stamp set, and which I also coloured with my pencils.

I matted and layered my card onto green card and patterned papers, and added some die cut vines.

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

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Inspired by a Book, Film or Piece of Music

Hello everyone.  This morning I am sharing my design team card for Cardz 4 Guyz.  This week's challenge is to make  a card inspired by a book, film, or piece of music.

I chose to be inspired by the film Pirates of the Caribbean because it was a good excuse to use one of my favourite stamps, this James Bear stamp by Lili of the Valley.

I coloured my stamped image with Polychromos pencils and matted and layered him onto Kraft card and patterned papers.  I kept my embellishments simple, using some pearls and a die cut anchor, and added a printed sentiment.

I look forward to seeing everyone's creations this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.  xx

Monday, 1 May 2017

Make My Monday: May Flowers

Good morning!  Today's challenge at Make My Monday is May Flowers.  I don't usually make sets of cards, but I went a bid mad die cutting hexagons, so I had more than enough and decided to make a set of two cards.

I decided on quite a simple design for these cards, using hexagons that I die cut from patterned papers and some die cut flowers. 
The papers are from the Mulberry Kisses pad by First Edition, and the flower dies are by Crafter's Companion.  I die cut the flowers from white card, shaped them and inked the edges.

Finally I added the sentiments, which I stamped in grey ink, as I thought black would be a bit too bold with the soft colours of the papers.

I hope you can join us for this week's challenge at Make My Monday.

Sian.  xx

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Shaped Card

Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Galz is to make a shaped card.  I was excited to do this one, as I made an octagonal card a few weeks ago for another challenge and have been looking forward to making another one ever since.

As the weather has been quite good recently I felt inspired to make a card with a summery theme. The image on this card is a rubber stamp that I got from a craft show a couple of months ago, and this has been my first opportunity to use it.  I coloured the image using Polychromos pencils and then used Glossy Accents on the glass.

I matted and layered the card using pink card and papers from the Paradise Crush Pad by First Edition, which I absolutely love!.  I added some die cut bunting, paper flowers and a sentiment from a Tim Holtz Ideaology pad which I think goes nicely with the cocktail image.

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

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: The Great Outdoors

This week's theme at Cardz 4 Guyz is The Great Outdoors.  I must admit, I was a bit stuck with what to do for this one, but when I looked through my craft stash I thought this stamp by Inkylicious would fit the theme nicely.  I created the background to the main image using Distress Inks and masking, and my main background on the card was also created using Distress Inks, with masks and water.

I added a strip of patterned paper in matching colours.

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

Sian.  xx

Monday, 24 April 2017

Moonflower Digistamps: Spring Maiden

Good morning.  Today I am sharing a card I have made using the new Spring Maiden image by Moonflower Digistamps.  I coloured her using Polychromos pencils.

I put her in a die cut frame and layered her onto pink card and patterned papers, then added a buckle and some flower and butterfly die cuts.

If you want to see what some of the other Moonflower design team members have been creating, check out the Moonflower blog, or the Moonflower Facebook group.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Shades of Brown

Hello!  This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is Shades of Brown. 

I used a stamp by Woodware for this card.  I started by stamping my image twice, once on white card and once on patterned paper.  I carefully cut around the canvas parts of the shoes on the image stamped on patterned paper (I started to regret this after about an hour of careful cutting!)  Then I stuck the cut out parts onto the white stamped image.

I layered my stamped image onto brown card and various patterned papers and stamped the sentiment onto another piece of patterned paper.  As the image is large I decided to keep the embellishments simple, so just added some brown pearls so it looks like the strip of paper underneath the image is pinned in place.

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

Sian.  xx

Monday, 17 April 2017

Make My Monday: Embossing (Heat or Dry)

Good morning.  This week's challenge at Make My Monday is Embossing (Heat or Dry).  I have chosen to use heat embossing.

I created the main background and the panel behind  the butterfly by repeatedly stamping an image in Versamark ink and then heat embossing using a sparkly Wow! embossing powder.  I die cut the border along the bottom and the butterfly, and then embossed the butterfly using the same embossing powder I used for the background.  I mounted the butterfly onto white card and added some sparkly gems, then matted and layered everything onto purple card to match the purple tones in the embossing powder. 

I hope you can join us for this week's challenge at Make My Monday.

Sian.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Handbags and Gladrags

Good morning!  This week's theme at Cardz 4 Galz is Handbags and Gladrags.  I used an image by Pink Gem Designs for my card, which I  coloured using Polychromos pencils. 

I hand stitched around the edges of my coloured image and layered it onto pale blue card, then created more layers with patterned papers.  I wanted to keep the image as the main focus of this card, so I just added some buttons with some pink thread tied through them to match the stitching around the image.

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

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Animal Antics

It's my turn to choose the theme this week at Cardz 4 Guyz, and I have chosen the theme Animal Antics. 

I have used a stamp from a set by Creative Expressions called Animal Safari.  I coloured my rhino using Polychromos pencils and stamped leaves around him with Distress Inks.  (the leaf stamsp and the silly pun are from the same stamp set). 

I layered my main image onto green card and patterned papers, inking around the edges with Distress inks, and added some die cut leaves, which I also inked with Distress inks.

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

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Easter or Spring

Hello everyone!  Today's Cardz 4 Guyz challenge is Easter or spring.  I found it quite hard to do a male card for this theme, mainly because for Easter and spring I tend to think super-cute - things like fluffy bunnies and chicks - which are definitely not very masculine.

After wracking my brains I finally came up with the idea of using sheep and lambs, as I thought I could do this in a not too girly way. 

I made this card using a Distress Ink sky and paper pieced the various elements, which I designed myself and cut freehand (including the sheep).  I hope you like it!

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

Sian.  xx

Monday, 3 April 2017

Make My Monday: April Showers

Good morning!  This week's challenge on Make My Monday is April Showers.  I thought this would be a great opportunity to use one of my favourite stamps.  This little guy is James Bear by Lilli of the Valley, and on this stamp he's looking a bit wet.

I coloured my image with Polychromos pencils, then layered him onto grey card and patterned papers.  I added a "Happy Birthday" sentiment and some die cut flowers.

I hope you can join in our challenge at Make My Monday.

Sian.  xx

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Cardz 4 Galz - Fairy Nice


This week's challenge theme at Cardz 4 Galz is "fairy nice".

For this challenge I am sharing a card I made for my mum for Mother's Day.  I  used a lovely image by Moonflower Digistamps called Ashlee Faerie Ball Dress.  She can be found in the Moonflower Shop

I printed her and coloured her with Polychromos pencils, and added a bit of glitter on the wings.  I cut her out and layered her onto some patterned papers.  I added a ribbon bow and some flowers that I created using Britannia Crysanthemum Dies and coloured with Promakers.

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

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: In the Country

This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guys is "in the country".  I thought that rather than have a countryside scene on my card I would go for something that you would find in the country.

The  mushrooms are die cut using some fantastic dies from Marianne Designs that I picked up from a craft show I visited recently.  I die cut them and then coloured then with Polychromos pencils.  I die cut a circle and inked it using distress inks, then stuck the mushrooms onto it and layered it onto a slightly larger circle. 

I layered some patterned papers onto the card for my background, and stamped the sentiment onto some more patterned paper. I embellished the card using die cut leaves in different shades of green.  I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.  xx

Friday, 24 March 2017

Moonflower Digistamps: Lilly Mermaid

Good morning!  Today I am sharing a card made using the new Lilly Mermaid image by Moonflower Digistamps.  She is available in the Moonflower shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/518148775/lilly-mermaid?ref=shop_home_active_1.  I had so much fun colouring her!

I coloured Lilly using Polychromos pencils and cur her so that her tail was hangin over the edge of the rectangle.  I mounted her on turquoise pearly card and layered her onto patterned papers, and added some sea themed die cuts, with some pearls to finish off.

I hope you like her!

You can check out what the other members of the Moonflower design team have created on the Moonflower blog or the Moonflower Facebook group.

Sian. xx

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Trees

Good morning!  The challenge theme today at Cardz 4 Guyz is trees.  I used a lovely stamp by Inkylicious for my card. 

I stamped the tree in black Memento ink and made the background using masking and various distress inks, then added some stars using a silver pen.  I layered my tree onto black card and patterned papers and added the sentiment "hold on tight to your dreams", which is from a Tim Holtz Idea-ology pad.

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

Sian.  xx

Monday, 20 March 2017

Mak My Monday - White Embossing

Today's challenge at Make My Monday is white embossing. 

I made this card by stamping the flowers on the card in Versamark then embossing with white embossing powder.  Then I painted the flowers using pearlescent watercolour paint in various shades of blue, purple and pink.  I added some Nuvo Jewel Drops and Crystal Drops to the centres of the flowers.

I added a die cut lace border, and the sentiment which is from a Tim Holtz Idea-ology pad.  I chose black because I wanted the sentiment to stand out.

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

Sian.  xx

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Pretty in Pink

Good morning.  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Galz is a very girly one:  pretty in pink.  Those of you who have known me for a while will know that I used to avoid pink like the plague, but lately I seem to be using it quite a lot in my cards.  Maybe I have a girly side after all!

Anyway, this is my DT card.  I decided to use some of my recent craft show acquisitions - these lovely flower stamps.  I coloured the back of some vellum pink usign Promarkers an then stamped the flowers onto the front using Versamark.  I then embossed the flowers using white embossing powder and cut them out.  I shaped them using an embossing tool.

I embossed the bottom layer of my card using an embossing folder, then added some layers of patterned paper and the sentiment, which is stamped and embossed using pink embossing powder.  .  I then stuck the flowers onto the card and added gems in their centres.

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

Sian. xx

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Numbers

Hello everyone!  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is numbers, so I thought I'd base my card today on the sentiment "age is only a number".  (You can see that I've also added an age and that there are numbers one of my background papers).

The main focal point of my card is this great image by Dr Digi, which I think goes perfectly with the sentiment.  I've coloured him with Polychromos pencils.

I hope you can join the fun today at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xx

Monday, 13 March 2017

Moonflower Digistamps: Unicorn Maiden

Today I am sharing a card I've made using Unicorn Maiden by Moonflower Digistamps.   She can be found in the Moonflower shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/209267766/unicorn-maiden?ref=shop_home_active_60

I coloured her using Polychromos Pencils and added some glitter to the unicorn's horn and mane.  Then I layered here onto a die cut circle which I hand stitched around the edges.  For the background I used die cuts and patterned papers.

You can check out some projects by the other members of the Moonflower design team on the Moonflower blog or the Moonflower Facebook group.

Sian. xx




Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Cards 4 Guyz: CAS

Good morning!  Today I am sharing my DT card for Cardz 4 Guyz.  This week's theme is CAS (clean and simple).  This little guy is a Woodware Clear Magic stamp, which I coloured with Polychromos pencils.

I added a bit of shadow to make him look like he's standing up on the bottom of the card, and added a stamped sentiment at the top right.  Then I layered him onto matching blue card.

CAS is not my usual style, but I've decided I like to do one every once in a while!

I hope you can join the challenge at this week's Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Make My Monday: Colours of the Rainbow

Good morning.  Today's challenge at Make My Monday is colours of the rainbow.  The challenge is to choose three of the colours of the rainbow and make a card using those colours.  I decided to go with citrus colours - orange, yellow and green.

I thought I'd have a change form making square cards today, so made this circular one using die cuts.  I layered yellow card and green and orange papers, then added some die cut flowers which I shaped and inked to given them texture.

I hope you can join today's challenge at Make My Monday.

Sian. xx

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Name Your Powder (Embossing)

This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Galz is to make a card using embossing powder.

To make this card I started by layering some pink and white card, then adeded some patterned paper.  I stamped the dragonfly image into white card and then inked the background using different pink toned Distress Inks.

I then added some gold accents by going over parts of the stamped image with a Quickie glue pen and sprinklign embossing powder on it, then melting it wiht a heat tool.

I coloured some gold toned vellum on the back with Promarkers in shades of pink and green and then stamped some flowers on it in Versamark ink on both  the  coloured and uncoloured bits, then embossed them using embossing powder in shades of pink and gold.

I shaped the flowers to give them some dimension and then stuck them onto the card.  I added some coordinating gems to the centres.

Finally I stamped the sentiment onto a die cut banner and inked around the edges with Distress Ink.

I used Wow!  enbossing powders in Pearl Gold Sparkle and Rose Mist for this card.

I look foward to seeing everyone's creations at this week's Cardz 4 Galz challenge!

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Tag it

Good morning!  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is Tag it.

I created both the main background of my card and the tags with Kraft card using a mixture of acrylic paints, distress inks and stamping.  I started off with the acrylic paint, which is an off white shade.  I put paint on various objects such as bubble wrap and lids from glue and paints and stamped it onto the card, and also applied some paint through sequin waste.

I waited for the paint to dry (that was the hard part) and then blended distress inks onto the card and the tags, then I created a layer of stamping using coordinating distress inks.  Finally I stamped the main image onto the top tag using memento ink, which gives better coverage over the acrylic paint.

I matted and layered all of the elements onto blue card , punched holes in the tags and added eyelets, added some jute twine through the tops of the tags and then arranged everything on the card.  Finally, I cut the small stars from blue and Kraft card and arranged them and added them to the card.

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

Sian.  xx