Friday, 30 September 2022

CAS coneflower for Seize the Birthday

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Nancy has chosen a clean and simple theme.
One of my favourites!


Of course you can always play along with our anything goes birthday option too.


Our party guest Asa and my team mates have some gorgeous CAS designs to inspire you, so I hope you can play along.

I do have quite a few flower stamps, but don't often use them! This one by Stampers Anonymous is a favourite. Coloured with inktense pencils and a water brush, then fussy cut.

I'm linking up to a few challenges:





Supplies:
Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden;  sentiment stamp unknown; versafine clair grey ink; versafine clair nocturne ink & clear ep; Inktense pencils; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x 










Monday, 26 September 2022

Bauble with gilding flakes

 


Hi everyone, I was inspired by a few challenges making this card, but some of them have closed.
Where does the time go?!!

I applied some wide double sided adhesive tape to cardstock then added some gilding flakes to it, before diecutting the ornament.
Love the mix of colours in this one and how it pops against the black.

The bow was diecut from black card, inked with versamark and clear embossed for shine.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday, sparkle and shine
I've used the Poppystamps dies Tinsel and Brittany ornaments



Merry Little Christmas Challenge, anything Christmas goes



Krafty Chicks, all occasions


Aud Sentiments, Christmas and a sentiment

Supplies:
Dies: Poppystamps Brittany and Tinsel ornaments; Memory Box Crisp bows; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle.
Other: Double sided adhesive tape; Cosmic Shimmer autumn leaves gilding flakes; versafine clair nocturne ink; versamark ink & clear ep; Stampin Up joyful holly sentiment.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x







Thursday, 22 September 2022

Grungy orange, Light blue and brown

 


Hi everyone, I made this card a while ago and hadn't posted it.
I used some oxide spray stains in the background and distressed the look of the tag with some vintage photo distress ink.
The flowers were coloured with distress inks and a finger dauber.
There's a bit of shimmer on the flowers as I think it's transferred from the finger dauber!

I'm linking up to some challenges:

Krafty Chicks, all occasions




Supplies:
Dies: Memory Box cherry blossom and woodland branch; MFT pierced tag and traditional tag stax.
Oxide spray stains; distress inks; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Saturday, 3 September 2022

3D butterfly - wax pastes and oxide sprays

 


Hi everyone, I finally managed to buy this butterfly die and used it straight away.
It's been on my wishlist for ages lol!

I diecut it from black card and rubbed on some art alchemy wax pastes.
I added some gilded foundry wax as highlights and heat set it to bring out the shine.
(I added the antennae from a Memory Box butterfly die!)

The tag was sprayed with oxides in dusty concord and salvaged patina with a spritz of spray stain in antique linen. To finish I blended in some vintage photo distress ink around the edge then spattered on some gold watercolour paint.

Here's a closer look at the shine:


The sentiment die was inked with versamark and embossed with Lindy's midnight gold ep.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Allsorts, playing along with the anything goes option.


Mix it Up Challenge, the anything goes option


Simon Says Stamp Monday, make your own background
Sizzix 3D butterfly impresslit; MFT tag dies; Memory Box birthday cursive script circle (I cut the circle off); Kaisercraft flourish embossing folder;
Art Alchemy antique brilliance wax in vintage silk, amethyst magic and mystic turquoise; Distress oxide sprays in dusty concord and salvaged patina; Distress spray stain antique linen; Finetec inca gold watercolour paint; Ranger foundry wax-gilded; versamark ink and Lindy's midnight gold embossing powder; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Thursday, 1 September 2022

Shades of lime and navy

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time around we are celebrating with something special!

We are collaborating with our sister challenge Color Hues to help them celebrate their second birthday! The bigger the party the better, wouldn't you say?  Congrats to them! 

For our "Topping" today, we are using the colors of their challenge which you will see below!


Now, after you link up a card for this challenge make sure you head on over to Color Hues and Link up with them as well!  

 This challenge and their challenge will be like any other, as far as the winners go, each Challenge blog will pick its own Winners!  So you can double your chances!

Here is a Link to Color Hues for you! 

I used a new to me die from Sizzix called intricate corners. I coloured the leaves with distress oxides in shabby shutters and twisted citron. The flowers are a Memory Box die and are watercoloured with twinkling H2Os. Finished off with some layering and a sentiment sticker.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Darnell's NBUS challenge with my new die.


Allsorts, playing along with the anything goes option


Dies R Us, anything goes and Congrats on your 200th milestone!

Supplies:

Sizzix intricate corners die; distress oxide inks; Memory Box fancy blossoms die; twinkling H2Os; sentiment sticker.

Thankyou for visiting,

Cathy x

Saturday, 27 August 2022

Back to School

 


Hi everyone, I'm back with my last card as guest at JUGS - Just Us Girls.
Thank you so much to the team for having me, it's been great fun!

The theme this time is 

The design team have some wonderful inspiration for you on the blog so I hope you can play along.

We don't really send cards for this occasion in Australia, so I was at a bit of a loss until I remembered this Paper Smooches stamp set.
I coloured the scientist with prismacolour pencils, fussy cut him and popped him up on foam tape for dimension. His fingers are paper pieced over the beaker so it looks like he is holding it.

The school's back sentiment was done on my computer and printed out on thin card.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Tic Tac Toe, I've gone with the blue red yellow diagonal



Allsorts, playing along with the anything goes option



Supplies:
Paper Smooches Great Chemistry stamps; versafine clair ink & clear ep; prismacolour pencils; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Friday, 26 August 2022

Inka gold rose

 


Hi everyone, I've been making inka gold backgrounds again.
Mixing the paste with spritzes of water and smooshing around some cardstock in the puddles.
I used a light and a dark pink and the shimmer comes out as silver.

Here's a closer look

I've popped the negative part back on top with some foam tape for dimesnion.
The greenery is coloured with distress inks.

I'm linking up to these challenges:



Allsorts, anything goes with the option of roses


Penny Black Saturday Challenge, playing along with the anything goes option

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, shimmer and shine



Supplies:
Penny Black rose die; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; inka golds in rose quartz and magenta; distress inks; sentiment sticker; hammered card base.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Saturday, 20 August 2022

Teal, yellow and tan...perfect for butterflies!

 


Hi everyone, I'm back with another card for my guest spot at JUGS - Just Us Girls and this time it's a colour challenge.


The design team have some great ideas to inspire you, so I hope you can play along.

I needed a card in a hurry! 
When that happens I tend to rely on any bits and pieces I have lying around, (stamped and fussycut butterflies in this case), and a design I've used before. Boring I know lol!

I coloured the butterflies with Inktense pencils and a water brush. I was die cutting the circle from some cardstock sprayed with oxides and didn't like it. Turned it over to the back and smooshed it into some vintage photo spray stain and thought it looked like distressed chipboard! It's layered up for some dimension. 

I'm linking up to these challenges:





Little Red Wagon, embellish it.
I've used bling on the butterflies bodies. For such a small thing it makes a huge difference to the look!

Dies: Memory Box sketchy rings; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die.
Stamps (both retired I think): Memory Box cocoa bean butterfly; Annabelle Stamps fanciful flowers
 sentiment.
Other: Inktense pencils; vintage photo distress spray stain; versafine nocturne ink & clear ep; bling from stash.

Thanks for visiting, 
Cathy x