Monday, January 15, 2018


I have had the Altenew Fantasy Floral dies since before Christmas and just now am getting around to trying them out.

I die cut the flowers and leaves with watercolour paper and then used my Kuretake watercolours.  Used my pale gray Zig and water to do the shadowing around the flower.  Put it all together on the wonky die cut rectangle and then onto a pale gray card base.  Added the little white embossed birthday sentiment and a few rosewater Nuvo drops.

Am entering this in CAS Watercolour birthday challenge.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018


The challenge this month on The Flower Challenge is to "spotlight" - stamp the image in black and white and then to only color a portion.  

Colored my pink flower with alcohol markers, die cut with a wonky border, added the little sentiment and mounted with foam on a pale gray base.  Added a few Nuvo drops for accent and done. 

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Thursday, January 11, 2018


The CAS Watercolour theme challenge this month is birthday and the CAS Mix-Up challenge is to use cling wrap - so combined the two challenges for my card today.

The background uses cling wrap and Tsukineko frost ink (see how to here) - when dry I sponged iced spruce and broken china distress inks over all.  The background was die cut with stitched rectangle frames and mounted on a pale gray card base - outer edge of the frame is popped up with foam tape.  The flower was watercoloured with my Zigs - added the little sentiment and a few Nuvo drops - and done.

i used embossing, stamping and die cutting as extras on my card for both challenges.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018


This month the Ellen Hutson Mix It Up challenge is partnering with Concord & 9th.  One of my newer stamp sets is Hello Lovely from C & 9th, so paired that with a sentiment from Ellen's Mondo Hydrangea.

I stamped the flower with Versamark and gold embossed - then fussy cut around the one side.  This was adhered to a piece of pp, the sentiment added and foam mounted on a pale gray base - added gold and silver Nuvo drops and done!

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Saturday, January 6, 2018


It's been ages since I entered a Merry Monday challenge - but was inspired by this week's hostess (Linda) to use embossing (it's been ages since I used dry embossing too!).

Actually, I used both dry and heat embossing on my card as the sentiment was stamped in black and then heat embossed with clear.  So the first 2018 Christmas card is done!!

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