Thursday, 2 April 2020

Garden bugs

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Happy Birthday.

For my card I've not used any SSS goodies, sorry, I might remedy later, but Imade and filmed this card,featuring the Clearly Besotted Garden Plushies.

I Stamped it once on a cardpanel and once on Masking paper, cut out the mask and applied it on top. I applied  Distress Oxides inks through an ovalstencil., removed the mask and then colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.

The sentiment is also from Clearly Besotted (tiny type) .

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp wednesday Challenge, see this.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

AAA Cards Challenge #162: Made in Minutes + Use a Stencil, with video and 2 cards in under 30 minutes, with video

This fortnight the AAA Cards Challenge is : made in minutes and the option to use a stencil.

Our Sponsor is Funky Fossil Designs and you could win a GBP15 store credit.

I made two cards in about 25 minutes. I sped up the video 200% and it's now under 13 minutes :-D.

At AAA  HQ we thought a time restriction will make you more CAS as you can't keep adding stuff. The gathering of your supplies is not included, neither is the time you might spend on a design, I usually do this in my head, could take a day or more, but then I know what I want and it's easy to put to
paper. The watering can turned out bigger than the one in my head though lol.
If you're worried about leaving enough white space, consider using smaller images, but if that's not possible consider a bigger cardbase. I could have done that on video, but I didn't think of that just there and then, so off camera I've used up the  other watering can on a bigger cardbase.

That really took only 3 minutes to make as I already had the image, the stencils and such pulled out, just assembly essentially

For the embossing I've used Wow Fairy Tales, Atlantic Sea spray and Verdigris embossing powders.
The unicorn and watering can are from Action, a dollar or pound store like shop, but
you might have something similar or better in your stash.

The sentiments  and snail are stamped in Versafine Onyx black ink and I've used the Funky Fossil Designs To Plant a Garden set and the Simon Says Stamp  Secret Garden set for the unicorn card.

 For the stencil part I've used the Marianne Designs PS8024 for the clouds and Tumbled Glass Distress oxides. for the garden background a generic brand stencil and Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides.

Mounted both images with foamtape and adhered them to the card.

For more information about the AAA Cards Challenge, or to play along, see this.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Les Toits de Paris

The Less is More Challenge this fortnight is: One Layer and NO sentiment.

For my card I stamped the Katzelkraft Les Toits de Paris (Parisian Rooftops) with Gina K Amalgam ink on  watercolor card and colored the image with Talens Ecoline. I thought they rooftops could be weathered copper,

For more information on the Less isMore Challenge, see this.

Thursday, 26 March 2020


The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Anything goes, showcasing Gina K designs.

I only have the Gina K Amalgam ink and the scrubby was a gift with it in Diecember, so used those to stamp my image and sentiment from Clearly Besotted Best Friends.
I stamped on watercolor paper and colored the image with Talens Ecoline a fluid watercolors.

Stuck the panel on a cardbase. 

For more information on the Simon Says
Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Save the Crafty Youtuber- Magnetic slider card

Hello and welcome to a new Save the Crafty Youtuber 2020.
I made a magnetic slider card.
I will list all the materials only, it's bette rif you watch the video for explanation.

I didn't get the stamp I wanted to use in time, or it would have had a Pariasian rooftop with the Eiffel tower and one stamped cat. then  a diecut cat that will be beamed up by the UFO.

Anyway I started with  watercolor paper and Distress refills for my background:
Faded Jeans,
Dusty Concord,
Broken China,
Tumbled Glass,
Black Soot.
Dried the layers in between with my WOW heattool.

My ufo is from Whimsy Stamps/CC Designs and I stamped it with Gina K. Amalgam ink.
Colored it with Spectrum Noir triblend markers: dull green, Hydrangea and Ice grey

The cats are from Impression Obsessions : cat set.
The wall is a stencil from Craft Emotions: 185070/4431 and I appliead Black soot Distres sinks on a slate grey cardstock.
 For my pull tab I've used the My Favorite Things Launch Party Dienamics.

Next stop on the  hop is:

If you lose you bearings, you can always go back to Justine Hovey's blog post: