Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Black and White Photos

Over at Facebook I have accepted the challenge set by my friend Prue, to share 7 days of a Black and White photo.... No people, no explanations...

Today was Day 1
So here I am doing a bit of explanation.   This was taken this morning of my window bench.  I have the flower sitting there next to an old coffee grinder and my cooking scales. 

While I was out on my walk today I took several Black and White photos that I might use over the next few days. 




It was awesome to take such notice of what is around me while I was out. looking for the ideal image to take in black and white

Looking forward to finding more images over the next week. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Furry Friend and Poinsettias

I'm building up my stock of Christmas cards and the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp this week is "Furry Friends"   I have a stamp from a NZ coy called Kiwi Stamps that is a really cute little kitty



 The sentiment goes with the stamp and is also from the same company.    I used a doily that I die cut from white card with some patterned paper for a background.  I stamped and used Copic Markers with some Copic blender on a rag to give some texture to the kitty.   I added a lot of Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the fur on the hat.   So this is entered into the challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

Over the last weekend I did some watercolouring while I was away.... I stamped and white embossed a Poinsettia from a Rosie's Studio stamp set onto some Bristol card.  I did one red, one teal....




With both of the painting I used a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to do the colouring.  In real life the flowers totally shine.  I used the same design for both cards.  The sentiment on the red card was white embossed (Kaisercraft stamp) and the one on the teal card is from Stamp It (an Australian company that no longer exists) 

I'm entering the teal one into The Flower Challenge - CAS  challenge.
 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you get some crafting time in this weekend.   Not a lot for me so far,  too busy doing chores and the last of the Christmas shopping done.   Hopefully tomorrow 
 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Peace Christmas Card

Today I have a card to share I made for the latest Southern Girls Challenge Blog.  Our challenge theme is Let's get Inky -use Sprays and or Inks.    I used a die from our sponsor Krafter's Cart.



I used some Pixie Powders to make my background .  I added lots of different colours and layers till I got what I liked.   I trimmed my piece down a bit and used the left over piece to die cut the Peace from a Hero Arts Stamp and Die set.  I layered the die onto some white card slightly offset.  The rest of the sentiment is from the same set.   The bird die was supplied by Meetu at Krafters Cart (no longer available but do go and visit her online store - it's full of superb supplies)  I used some glittery fun foam to cut out the dove.   Added a little die cut twig. 

So get your inks and sprays out and join us at Southern Girls Challenge. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Festive Wishes

Chalk'n'stock has it's monthly challenge under way.  As usual our challenge is Anything Goes and Bugaboo are our sponsors.    For our challenges you can now use any medium you wish.

For my card I chose to use a sweet little deer image.


I embossed the red background.    This card is a little smaller than the usual size card but it suits the smaller size.

Do come and join us at Chalk'n'stock

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Happy Birthday to my Son

Yesterday was my son's 29th birthday.  He is my youngest and I was able to go visit him last night to give him his card and the weed eater we go as his present.

Here is the card I made him



I used a variety of two sets of Altenew grey inks and the Altenew Halftone Circles.    He loved it.
Entering this into the For the Boys challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog.

I also made him a cake as well.  Decorating cakes is not my forte... but I gave it ago.

 The cake was a chocolate one and turned out very yummy.    His partner also made a cake... a gin and lemon cake which was also very yummy.

And here is a collage of photos of have of Kieran growing up


I am so very proud of how my young man has grown up to such a handsome and delightful man.



Thanks for stopping by so I could share my proud Mum moment.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Thanks with Die Cut Divas

It's my day over at Die Cut Divas,

Our theme this month "Give Thanks"  and our sponsor is a2z Scrapbooking.  Did you know that a2z are the sole retailer for Hero Arts digital images.



Today I have used a Digital set called "Chalkboard Frames and Messages" to make my card


For my background I used Hero Arts Asian Flowers stencil with some HA pale purple and blue inks.   I printed and fussy cut the Thanks label.  My butterflies are from an older Hero Arts stamp and die set.  I used Copic markers to colour them.   My card base was made with a Catherine Pooler Designs die.

Do come and join us with your Thanks cards and projects.

Entered into the following challenge
Come and Get It challenge  - Thank You/Thankful

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Mood Board inspiration at StampNation

It's time for another challenge at StampNation.   This time round we have a Mood Board Inspiration



Here's a sneak peek at my card


Full reveal is over at the StampNation

I also did a tag for challenge.


Supplies:
Stamps: Christmas Carol (Kaisercraft)
Inks: Versamark ink (Tsukineko) Icing on the cake (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: White (generic) Patterned Paper (Christmas This & That- Echo Park) Black (scrap) Vellum
Accessories: Cuttlebug Distress Embossing Folder, Nuvo Drops (Light Gold), Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), Poinsettia Die (Kaisercraft) Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, ) Stitched circle die (Simon Says Stamp)

thanks for stopping by

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Some "Me" Time

This weekend over at StampNation, Catherine is having a Care Weekend! And she was encouraging us to have some "me" time - to refill our personal tanks.   So I decided to carry on my usual Saturday afternoon "me" time and do some crafting  - doing some cards just for the fun of it.

First up was another Gnome card for Christmas


I'm in love with these really cute gnomes. 

Second one was playing with a doily die I recently picked up for $10.   It is a Star Doily and I thought it would make a great snowflake if I removed the outside rim.   So I gave it a try with some sparkly fun foam.... and it turned out awesome

 A simple white embossed sentiment and it was done. 

It was nice to have no deadlines and just to have fun.