Wednesday, 7 April 2021

WWC 313 - Tristan's Challenge : all things masculine

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at  Watercooler Wednesday  and it's a masculine challenge from Tristan.

The design team have some wonderful cards to inspire you, so I hope you get the chance to play along.


I made a set of cards using this typewriter stamp and die as a gift for my Mum's birthday. (She uses a typewriter to send letters so I thought this was perfect for her.)

For the set I used a range of typewriter colours and tapes and had sentiments for birthdays and general greetings.
I thought these colours were suitable for a male.

I bought the die and stamp set from Sugarpea Designs a while ago with my Mum in mind, it was fun layering the typewriter up and I finally got to use some of my washi tape stash!

I'm linking up to these challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz, use something new in your stash


Darnell's NBUS Challenge, for new or unused goodies.


Cuttlebug Mania, polka dots. I used the Sugarpea Designs You're My Type dies with my trusty Cuttlebug.



Supplies:
Sugarpea designs Just my type stamp and die; versafine clair nocturne ink & clear ep; Stampin Up washi tape; Fiskars star punch.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Silver and blue alcohol inks

 


Hi everyone, I've got a stash of alcohol inked backgrounds that I'm making into cards.
This diecut makes it quick and easy, just need some glossy accents to make sure the yupo sticks to the card!

I'm linking up to some challenges:

Allsorts, anything goes (not playing with the option of monochromatic as I've used silver with the blues)

Mix It Up Challenge Blog, anything goes and I've used no stamping, the sentiment is a sticker.


Little Red Wagon, birthdays

Stamplorations CAS Challenge without the optional colour twist.



Supplies:
Poppystamps Floral Stem Collage die; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; yupo paper and alcohol inks; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x





Monday, 5 April 2021

Birthday roses

 

Hi everyone,I hope you are having a peaceful Easter break wherever you are. It's been drizzly and rainy here all day, so I've been hiding in the craft room!

I've had this die for ages and not used it, so tried it with some scraps from my bits box. It's tricky to cut out so definitely needed the metal shim plate.

 I used some washi tape to hold the inlaid pieces in place as I filled the spaces. It would've been less time consuming if I'd diecut from larger pieces of cardstock...but at least I used up some scraps!

I layered a white diecut over the top for extra definition. I also added some leaves from another set as I'd positioned everything too high up on my card. The extra leaves balanced it out I think!

I'm linking up to these challenges:



Dies R Us, anything goes, I've used a Memory Box die.


Make My Monday, Easter or Spring

Simon Says Stamp Monday, Easter or Spring

Supplies:
Memory Box antique rose corner; Memory Box antique leaf label; the scraps were from backgrounds using distress spray stains and some distress oxides; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Rainbow Snowflakes.

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at CAS Christmas and Trina has chosen a rainbow theme.


Our guest designer Izzy and the rest of the team have some amazing cards to inspire you, so hope to see you in the gallery.

I inked some card with a rainbow of oxide inks then spritzed them with some dazzling diamond spray.

Here's a closer look at the shimmer.

I stamped the sentiment in versafine clair nocturne ink and embossed with silver metallic powder.

I'm linking up to theses challenges:

Poppystamps, sending rainbows.


Supplies:
Poppystamps frozen flakes die; distress oxide inks; Happy Little Stampers Christmas Joy sentiment stamp; versafine clair nocturne ink; Wow silver metallic fine detail ep; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Friday, 2 April 2021

Crackle paste and squares.

 


Hi everyone it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and JoAnn has chosen squares as the theme.


You can always play along with our anything goes theme too, as long as it's for a birthday.
The design team and our guest Lynda have some great cards to inspire you so I hope you can play along.

I've been watching some of the Tim Holtz demos on youtube and wanted to try crackle paste and embossing glazes. 
I think I tapped too much of the colour off as the glaze isn't as prominent as I'd planned.

Here's a closer look.

After embossing the glaze I sprayed on some antique linen distress stain. I wanted a darker look so added some golden sands infusion powder and spritzed with water. 
Probably a bit too dark now but I think my cardstock had had enough lol!

The butterfly was stamped with versafine clair ink, clear embossed, fussy cut and coloured with Inktense pencils and a waterbrush.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Allsorts, anything goes, and I'm not using the option of monochromatic.




Simon Says Stamp Monday, Easter or Spring.
Butterflies are one of my favourite things that appear in Spring!


Supplies:
TCW mini cubist stencil; Ranger opaque crackle texture paste; Distress embossing glaze, cracked pistachio, peeled paint and broken china; Indigo Blu butterfly stamp; antique linen distress spray stain; PaperArtsy golden sands infusions; inktense pencils; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Windy Weather!

 


Hi everyone, the rain seems to have finally stopped thank goodness. I just hope it eases soon in the rest of flood affected NSW.
I think we've had it all, drought, fires, Covid and floods!

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday seemed appropriate,
 as the theme is whatever the weather!
At Addicted to Stamps & More, it's make your mark.
I coloured the stamped and embossed image with Zig markers and Primacolour pencils.


Retro Rubber, anything goes using a stamp older than one year.
There's no date on the Windy Days stamp pack but I last posted a card here with it in 2018.


Stamplorations CAS Challenge, without the colour option.


The House that Stamps Built, anything goes.



Supplies:
Katzelkraft windy day and sentiment from their Relax set of stamps; versafine clair nocturne ink & clear ep; zig markers; Prismacolour pencils; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x



Wednesday, 24 March 2021

WWC 312 - Helen's Challenge : All About Occasions

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Watercooler Wednesday and this time it's Helen hosting an all about occasions theme.

The design team have some wonderful cards to inspire you, so hope to see you in the gallery.


I bought this stamp a while ago and decided it was time to try it out!

I used versafine clair ink and gold embossing powder, then watercoloured it with my zig pens.
I need lots more practice watercolouring and next time I'll try using watercolour paper!!
 
I'm linking up to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps & More, make your mark.
 I used zig markers.

Allsorts, Spring flowers


Make My Monday Challenge, clean and simple.


Unicorn Challenge Blog make it feminine.



Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp sketched flowers: Annabelle Stamps sentiment;
Other: versafine clair nocturne ink, clear and gold embossing powder; zig real colour brush pens; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Friday, 19 March 2021

Seahorse birthday.

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Glenda has chosen a sketch for us this fortnight. Of course, you can always play along with an anything goes birthday card too.


and here's the sketch.


Our party guest Carol and the DT have some great cards to inspire you, so hope to see you in the gallery!

Sketches are a struggle for me, I'm spatially challenged!
I turned the rectangle on it's side and moved the sentiment accordingly so I think it fits OK.

The background was made by spritzing distress oxide sprays in antique linen, peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon, then sprizing with water.

 I removed some of the colour from the bubbles with a water brush and paper towel, and added some colour to the seahorse with an Inktense pencil and waterbrush.
The highlights are from a white gel pen.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

This Lavinia seahorse and bubbles have been inked for the first time, so I'm visiting Darnell's
NBUS challenge.


Allsorts, add a stamped image.


Retro Rubber, anything goes using a stamp at least one year old.
The Sebastian Seahorse stamp was released in 2018.


Supplies:

Stamps: Lavinia Sebastian the seahorse and bubbles.Other: distress oxide sprays; versafine clair nocturne ink & clear ep; Uniball signo white gel pen; sentiment sticker.


Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x