Saturday, 29 November 2014

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Caroling, caroling....

When I saw the stamp set "Alpine Carolers" from Mama Elephant, I knew I had to have it!  (I sing in a number of choirs, you see......)   I kept this card VERY simple. because I made a few of them.

I'll be sharing this at Simon Says Stamp, where their theme is "Anything Goes" this week.
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Happy birthday Jacqui!

It was my sister's birthday this week.  I broke out my new Persian Motifs set from Altenew and got stamping.  For this one, I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copics for a one layer card.  The sentiment is from Stamp-It (an Australian company).

I actually made 2 cards with the same stamp set - one is for my Mum and Dad to give to Jacqui. For this one, I stamped in Versamark and white heat embossed the image, then coloured with watercolour pencils.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle.
Thanks for visiting - happy birthday, Jacqui :)

Monday, 24 November 2014

Rainbow embossed thank you

This card started with me wanting to try a technique - stamping in multiple colours (using markers), then restamping in Versamark and clear embossing over the top.  The technique worked great. The card, not so much.  Just not happy with it. 



I thought I might submit this to Simon Says Wednesday challenge with the theme "Thanks". 

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-thanksthanksgiving-2/
Thanks for visiting :)

Sunday, 23 November 2014

AEIheartU challenge at Avery Elle

This week's AEIheartU challenge has a holiday theme. So I pulled out the only holiday themed stamp I have from Avery Elle and got stamping.
http://aeiheartuchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/aeiu-challenge-18holiday.html
I'll also be sharing this card over at Challenge Up Your Life - their challenge is a banner, garland or wreath.
http://challengeupyourlife.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/challenge-2-bannergarlandwreath.html
Thanks for visiting :)

Inky Paws challenge

Newton's Nook has a Christmas themed challenge, and I thought I'd join in.  I don't have any Christmassy stamps from Newton's Nook, so I had to improvise ;)  I looked at the wizard from "Magical Dreams" and thought he would make a quite good Santa (with a couple of modifications that I drew)!

http://www.newtonsnookblog.com/2014/11/inky-paws-challenge-16-christmas-theme.html
Thanks for visiting - have a great day :)

Friday, 21 November 2014

CASEing a sketch

Quick post - I used the sketch for this week's CASE this sketch #101 for this Christmas card.


http://casethissketch.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/case-this-sketch-101.html
Thanks for visiting :)   Have a lovely day!

Fusion #24

Hello, Fusion fans!  It's time for another Fusion challenge - and it's time to get Christmassy!
http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

 Make sure you dop in to the Fusion blog to see what the other DT members have been up to!

Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Christmas at A Blog Named Hero

I'm over at A Blog Named Hero today with some wintry cards.

Here's a sneak peek:
We've got DT goodies, as well as special guests throughout November - and there are prizes to be won from our wonderful sponsor, Simon Says Stamp!!!

Make sure you visit ABNH for all the details!

Thanks for visiting :)


Monday, 17 November 2014

CASEing Kelly!

I saw THE MOST AMAZING card by Kelly Latevola today.  I just had to CASE it immediately.  My version pales in comparison to hers, so do yourself a favour and go and see hers HERE.  Right now. Go on - I'll wait. 

Anyway, here's my version:

Thanks for visiting :) 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Addicted to CAS - Codeword: Sketch

 Welcome to Addicted to CAS - and happy 2nd birthday to ATCAS! We have a sketch challenge starting today - I hope you can join in. 
Many thanks to our sponsor:
http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com.au/

Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Hero Arts Poinsettia

I got a new stamp set in the mail from Simon Says Stamp yesterday - and I had to pull it out immediately to see what I could make.  I'd seen a video from Debby Hughes for the Online Card Class just the other day where she coloured a poinsettia on kraft cardstock, so I thought I would give it a go.  I used my Derwent Inktense pencils, but I didn't use any water.



http://onlinecardclasses.com/hcw14/class-info/
 Thanks so much for visiting - have a lovely day :)

Sunday, 9 November 2014

CASEing Laura Bassen for Online Card Class

Catching up on homework from class. This time, I'm CASEing Laura Bassen'd one layer card with masking around the edge of the card, and sponging in the middle, having a sentiment that hangs off the edge of the sponged area, and some embossing paste snow for good measure.
I added some star dust Stickles on top of the embossing paste - I tried adding glitter embossing powder, but I need to get some new stuff - not enough glitter in the stuff I have! 


Thanks for visiting - have a great day! :)

Watercoloured Christmas tree

I love cards made by Dawn Woleslagle - she's such an amazing artist!  I don't have nearly as much patience as she does, though, but I thought I'd give her technique of watercolouring from a stamp a go.
I don't have a wreath stamp like she used in Day 3 of the current Online card class, so I pulled out my Snowy Tree cling stamp from Hero Arts, which I thought would be good for this technique.
Well, it took me a fair amount of time (I don't know exactly how long, as I didn't time myself, but significantly longer than I usually spend on one image), but I am really happy with the result.



 I'll be sharing this card over at Virginia's View for her "All things metallic" challenge.
http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/11/virginias-view-challenge-9.html
As well as to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
http://52cct.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/november-colour-challenge.html
And to the Tree-mendous Tree Challenge in the Moxie Fab World
Thanks for visiting :)