Hello! I have an upcoming 25th birthday in my family and I wanted to create something really unique. I didn't have anything particular in mind so I decided to let the challenges available dictate the card's direction. Cas-ual Fridays have a Tic Tac Toe challenge. I have never attempted one of these before. Choosing which … Continue reading One Layer Stenciling
Hello! I've been stuck thinking of this month's Altenew Inspiration Challenge and I've decided to try another card using the challenge colours. I also decided that this time I would use the extra theme of white on white that Altenew also added to this month's challenge. While I still can't bring myself to use white … Continue reading Distress Ink Resist
Hello! I'm becoming very grateful for card challenges. Rather than wondering what to create, I can now just read the challenge themes and wait for inspiration to arrive. This week I've taken inspiration from four challenges. I chose to use the MFT Sketch Challenge #334 design, Time Out Challenges #84 quote, Less Is More Challenge's theme and finally, AAA Cards Challenge #91 3rd birthday … Continue reading Shimmering Chrysanthemums
Hello! I I've been concentrating so hard on my cards lately that, today, I just wanted to unwind. I didn't want to think too hard on design or technique, I just wanted to create. To keep my thinking to a minimum, I decided to use multiple card challenges as my inspiration. I used the design … Continue reading Adore You Flowers
Hello! Last week I made my parents' 60th wedding anniversary card, putting all the effort into the hidden slider on the front. Well, putting it mildly, I completely messed up the inside of the card while writing on it. ARGH! You may have actually heard me swearing, from wherever you are on the planet! My pet parrot … Continue reading Saving My 60th Wedding Anniversary Hard Work
Hello! Who doesn't love ink blending when using distress inks? They mix beautifully, making new colours as they blend. I laid down Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks onto two pieces of cardstock, using a mini blending tool. One piece of card was already cut to fit the centre of the 5"×7" card front. Inking the … Continue reading Navy, Pink and White + Make Your Own Antistatic Bag
Hello! Are you all hopping around madly, getting ready for the Easter break? I've made a quick Easter card this week that I don't think I could have made any brighter. The background paper is my first attempt at a rainbow plaid. I wasn't comfortable using post it tape to make my inked stripes, so, for this … Continue reading Enlarging A Stamped Image For A Perfect Fit.
Hello! Clean and simple cards are few and far between in my life. I'm always thinking I haven't done enough and surely the card needs more. CAS Colours and Sketches have attracted my attention with their latest challenge so I think it's high time for me to attempt restraint and, rarely, complete a card in one … Continue reading C.A.S. Roses
Hi, or with this card, should I say High? This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is "Spread your wings, and fly". While this card doesn't have the wings, a balloon surely meets the criteria of flight. After all, the balloon was the first mechanism to get humanity off the ground. This is a 5"x7" card … Continue reading Up, Up and Away!
With all the cards we make for the Christmas season, it wouldn't be right to miss posting my favorite creation of my 2016 range. My friend's favorite sports team's colors are black and white, so for each card I make her, I try to stick to the black and white theme, for everything, including Christmas! … Continue reading Christmas, Simply Black and White.
Hello, today I've made a card for an upcoming 21st birthday. For this card, I've taken inspiration from Laura Bassen on the Simon Says Stamp Blog and talented Anita. While both of their projects were outstanding, I decided to combine the elements from their ideas. I'm very new to die cutting, having only bought my machine in September, but one … Continue reading A 21st Wish
When looking for a theme for a card, looking outside the generic scrapbooking and carding areas can hold some pleasant surprises. Some of the colouring pages out there now are stunning and would look great as a card feature or background. This feature image was from a stained glass painting book (see reference below) I … Continue reading Endless Possibilities