Thursday 22 September 2016

Fusion: Happy birthday

Welcome to another Fusion challenge!

 Make sure you drop in to the Fusion challenge blog to check out all the DT projects!
Thanks for visiting :)

Tuesday 20 September 2016

A fun card at A Blog Named Hero

I have a fun card over at A Blog Named Hero today - here's a sneak peek:

 Thanks for visiting :)

Saturday 17 September 2016


I bought this stencil by "The Crafter's Workshop" at Paperific a couple of weeks ago - I just adore it! I teamed it up with a heart die from Lawn Fawn, and a word die from Avery Elle.
I cut the sentiment and the black strip on the side from some black glitter paper - it is hard to tell in the photo, but in real life, the sentiment looks like velvet!

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Tuesday 13 September 2016

It's a good day to be happy

I've spotted some very cute and rainbowy cards in blogland recently, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon. 
I created the background with the Swirl stencil from Hero Arts, and I added colour using some Copic markers applied using my Tim Holtz Distress Marker spritzer. (Copic sketch markers will fit if you remove the inner sleeve on the marker arm of the tool).  This application gives a cool textural look to the background. (have you seen the latest challenge at A Blog Named Hero? It's all about texture!)

I stamped the bunny from Mama Elephant's "Up and Away", and the balloon from Ellen Hutson's "Sock Monkey Surprise" onto white cardstock using Hero Arts Intense Black ink (it is a Copic friendly ink).  I then coloured with some of the same Copic markers I used for the background (plus some paler ones to blend), and then added them to the card front, and drew on some strings for the balloons freehand. The sentiment was from the same Mama Elephant set. 

I will be sharing this card at Virginia's View challenge, which is to use a spray, mist or splatter.

Thanks for visiting :)

Sunday 11 September 2016

I think you're amazing

Hello! I'm sharing a card with you today that I made using the Glorious Petal stencil from Hero Arts, and a few sentiment stamps from Wplus9. 
I used 3 distress inks to add some colour over the stencil (Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold), and then stamped the sentiment in black. I added some splatters of shine with Mr Hueys mists in gold, and some clear Wink of Stella. I decided I needed some more shine, so I added a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock, and a few sequins. 
 I'll be sharing this card over at Virginia's View challenge - where the theme is to use a Spray, Mist & Splatter.

 Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday 8 September 2016

Fusion - celebrate!

Welcome back! I'm very happy to be back again for more Fusion challenges.
 Make sure you visit the Fusion challenge blog to meet the new Design Team there, and to check out their creations!
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Sunday 4 September 2016

Happy Fathers Day

It is Fathers Day today in Australia, so Happy Fathers Day to all those dads out there - and especially to my own!

 I'll be sharing this card over at Virginia's View challenge - where the theme is to use a Spray, Mist & Splatter - I used Perfect Pearls mist, sprayed over some Distress Inks blended over a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop.
Thanks for visiting :)

Saturday 3 September 2016

Seagull for A Blog Named Hero

I have a card over at A Blog Named Hero today - here's a sneak peek:
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Thursday 1 September 2016

Watercolour garden tile

I made a watercolour paper panel by stamping and white embossing the Hero Arts Garden Tile Pattern background stamp, scribbling over the pattern in places with a bunch of different Distress Markers, and then spraying very liberally with water.  I cut it into 2 to make 2 cards, but I finished them off slightly differently.  (The sentiment is one of my favourites from Wplus9).

Which do you prefer? The one with the pink glitter strip?

Or the one with the gold foil cardstock strip? 
Thanks for visiting :)