Monday, 14 October 2019

Feathers and oxide inked photo paper.


Hi everyone, I had a few more backgrounds in my reject pile that I wanted to try and use up!

These were made by smooshing oxide inks onto glossy photo paper and then wiping away the chalky residue with a baby wipe or damp cloth. I thought they made pretty colourful feathers.

I'm linking up to the feathers challenge at CASology.


Dies R Us where it's anything goes.

Our Store

Supplies:
Hero Arts feathers and Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle dies; oxide inks; Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp; versafine ink & cler ep; sequin from stash.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Infusions and eucalypts!


Hi everyone, I'm on the last day of the school holidays here!
 Back to work tomorrow...sigh! It'll be a busy Term 4 in our office too but I guess it'll be Christmas holidays before we know it lol!

I bought this die a little while ago and thought it went well with this Paper Artsy infusions background. The colours remind me of the bark on the eucalypts we have growing here.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Watercooler Wednesday where it's all about occasions.

Addicted to Stamps & More where it's make your mark.


CAS on Friday where it's a masculine theme.

For your blog

The Male Room where it's a stay CAS theme.


Stamplorations CAS Challenge where I'm playing along without the optional colour twist.


Supplies:
Paper Rose die; Paper Artsy infusions; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x



Friday, 11 October 2019

Cowgirl Birthday!


Hi everyone.
 Lately I've been looking through my stash of patterned papers and found this Creative Imaginations one that I've had for years.
I cut the strips I wanted from the paper and  teamed them with some Jolee 3D stickers and thought it would fit the topic for the new challenge at Seize the Birthday. Lindsey's theme choice is for the kids.



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




Our special party guest and the design team have some wonderful cards to inspire you, so I hope you can play along.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Just Us Girls, where the theme is designer paper.



Simon Says Work it Wednesday where it's a celebrate theme.

Watercooler Wednesday where it's all about occasions.



Supplies:
 Creative Imaginations paper Samantha Walker: Jolee 3D stickers; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Saturday, 5 October 2019

Patterned paper and a stencil.


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at CAS Stencil and Loll has chosen patterned paper as our theme this month. The design team and special guest have lots of wonderful ideas to inspire you, so I hope you can play along!


Here's the paper that I started with, or the part that's left anyway! It was a 12 x 12 paper from Kaisercraft that had icecream cones on one side and this pretty colour scheme on the back.


I used the Scribbles stencil by Tim Holtz and spread some gesso through it. Love the muted colours!
The diecut is one from Memory Box. The green background is also cut from the pp.

I'm linking up to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday has a think pink theme.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

At Addicyed to Stamps & More it's anything goes.


Watercooler Wednesday also has an anything goes challenge.



Supplies:
Kaisercraft Party Time - Double scoop paper; Tim Holtz Scribbles stencil; gesso; Memory Box jotted script  die; Kaisercraft sentiment stamp, masked to use certain words, stamped in Versafine Clair nocturne and clear embossed.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x



Friday, 27 September 2019

80th Birthday Banner!



Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday

TaeEun has chosen the theme of geometric shapes, and there are loads of fantastic ideas by our party guest and design team to inspire you.


Although you can always play along with anything goes as long as it's a birthday theme.


I made this card for one of the residents at the nursing home where my Mum is living. He was so excited to tell me that his big birthday milestone was approaching!

The banner is diecut from a "failed" background made by smooshing distress oxide inks on photo paper, then wiping away the chalkiness with a baby wipe. Diecutting the banner toned down the discordant colours a lot lol!

I've inked the numbers with versamark and embossed with black sparkle powder. I added a couple of layers for dimension.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where it's anything goes.

Supplies:
Simon Says Stamp party banner and Memory Box parker number dies; distress oxide inks; glossy photo paper; versamark ink & black sparkle ep; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Lots of pink!



Hi everyone, have you had a chance to play along with the challenge at CAS Stencil yet?
Julia has chosen baby wipes as our technique to use with a stencil. There are some wonderful ideas for inspiration on the challenge blog, so I hope you can play along




I think I'm a bit too heavy handed with the wipes! Inking up some card and then blotting or wiping away the ink wasnt working for me. I was tearing the cardstock. 
So I decided to add some white gesso through the stencil onto white card, then used some pink oxide ink to add colour.
I laid the stencil back on and used the baby wipe to remove the ink from the flowers.
I managed to get a result I was happy with!

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Seize the Birthday with the anything goes birthday option.


AAA Birthday use a stencil.


Simon Says Stamp Monday where the theme is monochrome.

Simon Monday Challenge Blog Logo



Supplies:
Kaisercraft blossoms stencil; white gesso; distress oxide inks; Memory Box Moonlight butterfly die from my UFO box!; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; sentiment sticker; pink pearlized cardstock.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Friday, 13 September 2019

Groovy Birthday.


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday!
The theme, Colleen has chosen is it's just a number.


Or, you can play along with anything goes birthday.


The design team and our party guest have some wonderful cards to inspire you, so I hope you can play along.

I've been playing with some retired Stampin Up stamps, Tie Dyed.
I spritzed some water on watercolour paper and inked up the 3 spiral stamps in various dye ink colours.

I thought the swirls went well with the groovy die, and diecut the word from a failed tie dyed attempt lol!
The number was inked with versamark and embossed with some midnight violet powder.

I'm linking up to these challenges:



Simon Says Stamp Monday says Stamp it.

Simon Monday Challenge Blog Logo

Watercooler Wednesday all about occasions.


Work it Wednesday has a celebrate theme.


Supplies: 
Stampin Up tie dyed stamp; Su inks in brocade blue, orchid and coastal cabana; Lawn Fawn reveal wheel sentiments; Memory Box Parker number dies; Cheery Lynn Groovy die; Lifestyle Crafts twirl embossing folder; versamark ink & Lindys midnight viplet ep; versafine ink & clear ep; birthday sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Happy Birthday Human!


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at CAS Stencil and the theme this time is to use a baby wipe with your stencil.

There are some tutorials on the challenge site to help with this technique, and the design team and guest have some amazing cards to inspire you. I hope you can play along!


I'd been asked to make a robot birthday card and only had this retired set from Stampin Up.
I thought it went well with this stencil from Funky Fossil Designs.

I inked up some card with distress inks in blue, taped the stencil over the top and gently wiped some of the colour away with a baby wipe. (I think a larger stencilled design would work better!)

The robot is stamped in versafine ink, embossed with fine metallic silver powder and coloured with a silver Prismacolour pencil.

I layered the stencilled panel onto some metallic paper, then black to help it to pop against the white.
Then I cut the card front with a stitched rectangle die as I thought it needed a black frame!
Getting to be borderline CAS lol!

I'm linking up to the challenge at 
AAA Birthday where the theme is to use a stencil.


and to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where the theme is to stamp it.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo 

Supplies:
Stampin Up lots of bots; versafine ink & Wow superfine metallic silver powder; distress ink; Funky Fossil stencil; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; Prismacolour pencil and tombows.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x




Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Grumpy cat!


Hi everyone, I was excited to be asked to guest design at CASology after winning a challenge in May.


I love CAS cards although sometimes I find it hard to stop adding things. This challenge blog gives you lots of wonderful tips to help though and the design team are super talented.

The theme this time is 

I've made a few humorous cards lately, and knew I'd probably use a Katzelkraft critter again!
I love this grumpy cat, and the saying is me on a bad day lol!
He is stamped in versafine, clear embossed, fussy cut and coloured with Prismacolour pencils.

The speech bubble is a stamp and die from Stampin Up. I masked out the original sentiment and replaced it with this one from Art Impressions. 

I'm linking up to a few challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where the theme is anything goes.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

Work it Wednesday where it's a celebrate theme.
Cards 4 Guyz where it's also a celebrate theme.

Cardz 4 Guyz

Supplies: 
Stamps: Katzelkraft cat, Art Impressions morning sentiment: Stampin Up Just Sayin stamp & die;
birthday sentiment sticker; versafine ink & clear ep; Stately embossing folder.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x