Wednesday 25 December 2019


Today it's Christmas, so Merry Christmas everyone.
Without husband or kids, I feel it's not  the party for me, especially with my birthday only a  week ago, I rather spend it quietly and bake something...bread in this case and did some laundry and washed the dishes lol...I'm a regular party animal I thought to myself...
(Remember that song "I wanna fight for the right to paaaaaartyyyy"? well those days are long gone haha)

That tied in rather nicely with this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges : party, showcasing Simon Says Stamp.

For my card I've used the Simon Says Stamp Birthday balloons sentiment and one of the stars in the set. For my party animals/monsters I've pulled out the My Favorite Things More Monsters set.

I've stamped them with Memento inks. the grass is Distress Oxides and the sentiments I've made with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.. I thought the semi circle sentiment could be a banner and I've added white gelpen to the eyes..
Pretty simple one layer card, easy to mail and fun to get ;-)

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

Saturday 21 December 2019


The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Cityscape.

For my card I used the  Memory Box  dies Cityscape silhouette and nighttime, they pair up to make a lit up city. I diecut them from yellow and black cardstock and glued them on top of each other, then mounted it with foamtape.

For the background I've used Distress Oxides Wilted violet, Dusty Concord and Shaded Lilac. The the obligatory splatters with water, white and silver Distress Sprays.

For the sentiment I've used the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas. I stamped it on a little scrap of paper onto which I also applied Wilted Violet. I thought White or Black cards would be a too stark a contrast. Heat embossed the sentiment with Wow Opaque bright white and then cut it to size, also mounted it with foamtape.

After the background had dried, I applied my city and sentiment and remembered the cityscape doesn't go all the way on metric sized cards ;-) lol...anyway I could cut off the sides if it really bothers me...we'll see.

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

Friday 13 December 2019

Interactive Christmas

For the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stars, and
for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: interactive Christmas, showcasing Lawn Fawn.

For my Card I made a Distress inked background, for my stars I've used white and Brushed pewter Distress Spray.

I've used the Lawn Fawn Parumpapapum , colored them with Triblend markers, then cut it out.

I've cut the slit in the background with Lawn Fawn slide on over.

the Town I tried to stamp, but all the silver on the background kinda messed that up, probably should have masked off the town, but who knew....Usually Versafine covers it, but I 'm guessing I've used too much silver for my starry background.

So I covered that ill attempt with a town border diecut and attached it with tape runner to the background.
Mounted the background with foamtape, two layers would have been better to make the train move smoothly, it works though.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things: bitty Holiday Wished and I embossed it in silver to show up on the black, but also to match the stars and for a festive feel.

For more information on the Simon Says

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

Monday 9 December 2019

Christmas cards

For the Simon Says Stamp Christmas cards challenge.
The video for it is coming on Thursday, but I wanted to share the card early for the challenge.

I masked off the snowbank with masking paper. I've used the My Favorite Things Snowdrift die to cut the shape.
Then inkblended Distress Oxides  (Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire).

Splattered the panel with Liquid Stardust from Lawn Fawn for some gorgeous shimmer.
the images and sentiment are from C.C. Designs...Tiny Winter and I've colored it with Spectrum Noir markers, adhered them on the cardbase with foamtape.

Fore more information on this challenge, see this.

Sunday 8 December 2019

AAA Cards Challenge #155: Along the edge + time travel

This fortnight our challenge is along the edge and the optional twist is time travel.
My fault as I chose this topic ;-)

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For my card I made a galaxy of sorts with finger daubers and Distress inks. I splattered  white ink on top for my stars. It's not how I usually do my galaxies but as it's along the edge of my card it's very topical and most of it will be covered. I have included another card I made last year, but that is not at all CAS as we like as AAA cards, so I confined the universe to the side.

The sentiment and images are from Kindred Stamps' Time traveler set. I stamped them with My Favorite Things Extreme black onto Talens
Ecoline printer paper, very thin for watercoloring, but super for my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.
I cut  out the images and mounted them with foamtape, to make them  more sturdy.
I think this is the David Tennant Dr Who and he used to wear everything brown, I tried to match his outfit to the background as well as I could with my 24 piece set (there's no purple in it p.e.)

Placed them along the galaxy as if, they're flying through space.

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

Thursday 5 December 2019

Village in the snow

Well a slanted village in the snow haha, I was paying more attention to the height of the hill, I didn't even notice the houses are a little don't look at that ;-)

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is:  Lets sparkle, showcasing Brutus Monroe ( I have none yet, one is coming in the mail anyday...)

The Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Traditional Christmas, showcasing Tim Holtz.

For my Card I used Tim Holtz Distress oxides and a Sizzix die for the word Christmas.

The village is from Your Next Stamp (houses on the hill) and the Merry is from My Favorite Things (partially stamped from Bitty Holiday Wishes set)

I've inkblended the cardbase with Oxides:

Tumbled glass, Broken china, Mermaid lagoon, Faded Jeans, Chipped sapphire.
I've then splattered the cardbase with Distress spray stains, Brushed pewter and picket fence. I've also splattered some Liquid Stardust from Lawn Fawn, I mean the challenge is Sparkle and Christmas , right ;-)
Stamped the Merry with Versafine Clair ink, then mounted  the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.

I've stacked 4 or 5 layers of the word Christmas for a tone on tone look, but I thought the raised edges would cast shadows, a little nod to Rudolph with the red tittle (dot on the i).

For me a classic Christmas was when we had snow every year. That seems a long time ago. Thanks to global heating we now have dreary wet drizzly rainy days...Snow at Christmas seems a thing of the past.

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

Monday 2 December 2019

Guestdesigner AAA Birthday Challenges

I'm honoured to be the guest designer over at AAA Birthday Challenges, a sister challenge born from the AAA Challenges, but only for Birthday Cards, any style. I'm a CAS lady though, so...

The theme this month is: Balloon and or banners and I went with balloons.

I've used a Conie Fong digi (Tori the Dragon), I've printed the sentiment whilst in Photoshop prepping the digi and then printed it with my laserprinter and coloured it with Talens Ecoline a fluid watercolor medium.
Added the watercolor paper  panel to a cardbase with taperunner.

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