Monday, 6 April 2020

Alcohol inked feathers.


Hi everyone, I found a scrap of alcohol inked yupo in my stash and there was just enough to diecut these feathers. 
(I can't wait for my craft room to be finished so I can get back into creating backgrounds with lots of techniques!)

I'm linking up to these challenges:


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where they are celebrating 11 years of challenges! 
Congratulations!

CAS on Friday where the theme is black & white and one colour.
(I hope the multiple shades of green are ok.)

For your blog


Supplies:
Yupo; Ranger alcohol inks in green; Hero Arts layering feather die; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; Happy Little Stampers doodled flowers sentiment; versafine ink & clear ep.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x



Sunday, 5 April 2020

Hello with gilding flakes.



Hi everyone, I'm the host for this months CAS Stencil and the technique is gilding flakes!
There are a few ways to apply these, double sided tape, tacky when dry gel medium or embossing powder or flake glue, which is tacky when dry.


The design team have some great cards to inspire you, and there are some videos explaining the techniques on the blog site, so I hope you can play along.

I applied flitter glue with a piece of wet & dry sponge through my stencil. Be sure to put you stencil straight into a tray of water afterwards so the glue doesn't dry on it!

When the glue was tacky I placed on some of the Pentart metal flakes, these seemed like larger pieces than other flakes that I've used. 
I also used a modified shoe box with the sides cut low when rubbing the flakes in, this contained the shiny mess quite well!

I'm linking up to these challenges:







Supplies:
Stamplorations Nestled Circles stencil; flitter glue; Pentart metal flakes; Simon Says Stamp hello die; versamark ink & clear ep.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x



Sunday, 22 March 2020

Plan B!!


Hi everyone, I hope you are faring well wherever you are in these difficult times!

My craft room is still a work in progress, and while sorting through some boxes I found some goodies that had arrived that I'd forgotten about, this sentiment was one of them. Seems an apt one for these times!

I sponged some oxide inks onto watercolour paper and spritzed with water, then stamped the bubbles and sentiment. The goldfish was from my stash of critters. I love the look on it's face lol!

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps & More anything goes.


Allsorts,anything goes in the animal kingdom.

Grab our logo

Cards 4 Guys something that begins with F

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday whatever the weather, this card is for those feeling under the weather!

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo



Supplies:
Hero Arts layering goldfish and seaweed stamps; versacolour inks; distress oxide inks; Ryn Tanaka water droplet stamps; versafine clair ink nocturne, clear ep; So Suzy Crackerbox Stamps sentiment stamp: Signo white gel pen.

Thankyou for visiting,
Cathy x

Friday, 13 March 2020

Birthday fairy!


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Vicki has chosen the theme a touch of green!


Of course if green isn't your colour then you can play along with anything goes as long as it's a birthday theme. Our party guest and design team have lots of ideas to inspire you!

This is a background from my stash, I'm still not back in my craft room although the walls are now being painted!
I can't remember what I used to colour it although it looks a bit like gelatos and I've sprayed it with perfect pearls for some shimmer. I used my misti to stamp this Lavinia fairy onto it.
I've collected a few Lavinia stamps and really need to use them more!

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, use some green.


Allsorts anything with wings.

Grab our logo

Simon Says Stamp Monday a bit o green!


Supplies:
Gelatos; perfect pearls; Lavinia fairy and sentiment; versafine ink; stickles.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Wisdom and age!


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at CAS Stencil and Viv has chosen heat embossing as the  theme. There are some video tutorials on the blog to help if this is a new technique for you, and the design team has lots of ideas for inspiration!

I placed this stencil by Funky Fossil on my card stock then used a small versamark inkpad to ink through it. Next I sprinkled on some Wow perissa embossing powder on, tapped off the excess and used a heat gun to heat it up.

I hadn't used this powder before, love the coppery colour and it's a bit texturey like frantage. There are some other colours in there too, silver and gold.
Here's a closer look.


This crazy bird was stamped and clear embossed on watercolour paper, fussy cut and coloured with  Inktense pencils.

The sentiment is a new one, for me anyway. There are some really cheeky ones in the set!

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps & More,




Supplies:

Funky Fossil stencil; versamark ink and Wow perissa embossing powder; Tim Holtz bird crazy and Clearly Besotted laugh out loud again stamps; versafine ink and clear embossing powder; Inktense pencils; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Friday, 28 February 2020

24th Birthday fun!


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. Colleen has chosen the theme and it's having the sentiment as a focus.


You can always play along with the anything goes birthday option too. The design team and our party guest have lots of wonderful ideas to inspire you, so I hope you can play along.

My niece turns 24 in a week or so. She has a quirky sense of humour and loves meer cats so I hope she likes her card!

The congratulations circle was a smooshed leftover in my bits box, I added some distress ink to cover up the white parts and to brighten the colours. It's layered on a black diecut for extra dimension and a bit of shadow.

The meer cat was stamped in versafine, clear embossed, fussy cut and coloured with Prismacolour pencils. I positioned him in the circle and drew in his eyebrows!

The numbers were diecut, inked with versamark and embossed with Lindys midnight violet embossing powder. I love the intense purple.
Here's a closer look.



Supplies:
MFT congratulations die; Memory Box parker number die; distress oxide inks; veramark ink: Lindys Stamp Gang midnight violet embossing powder; Katzelkraft meer car stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; Prismacolour pencils; Lawn Fawn reveal wheel sentiment stamp.

Thanks for visiting,
 Cathy x


Sunday, 23 February 2020

Birthday meer cat!


Hi everyone, I had a play with some new to me stamps, the meer cats from Katzelkraft.
Love their crazy expressions!

I stamped, clear embossed and fussy cut the meer cat, then coloured it with Prismacolur pencils.
I added a light blue stencilled background as I thought it needed more colour!

This is also a new to me sentiment set from Clearly Besotted, love the cheeky humour. I popped it up on some foam dots to ground the cat.

I'm linking up to these challenges:





Make My Monday, critters.

Make My Monday Challenge Blog

I've mounted my white panel on a black base as a frame for the image.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, add a sentiment.


Supplies:
Katzelkraft meer cat stamp; Clearly Besotted laugh out loud again stamp; versafine ink and clear ep; Prismacolour pencils; Memory Box mesh stencil; tumbled glass distress ink; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Foiled heart.


Hi everyone, have you had a chance to play along at  CAS Stencil this month yet?
 The theme is foiling, lots of fun.

I needed a valentine card for hubby and thought a blue heart wouldn't be too mushy for him lol!

I spread some deco transfer gel through this tiny triangle stencil and when it dried, placed some heat transfer foil on top, pretty side up! Then I put it through my laminator.
I added some distress ink to the white base, wiped off the excess with a baby wipe, then diecut the heart.

The diecut sentiment is embossed with lapis pearl embossing powder, the blue is a pretty good match for the foil I think!

Here's a closer look.


I'm linking up to these challenges:

CAS on Friday where the theme is Love

For your blog

Happy Little Stampers anything goes with dies,



Double D Challenge where it's a heart theme.



The Male Room where the theme is heart you.



Supplies:
Deco transfer gel; Couture Creations heat transfer foil; Aall & Create tiny triangles stencil; Simon Says Stamp streaming heart die; love die (out of it's packet so brand not known); versamark ink and Stampendous lapis pearl embossing powder.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x



Friday, 14 February 2020

Pinwheel fun!


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday, and Barbara has chosen white space as the theme.

You can also play along with the anything goes birthday option, if CAS is not your style.
The design team and our party guest have lots of ideas to inspire you so I hope you get the chance to play along.

I'm still waiting on my craft room extension to be finished. The plasterer won't be coming until the rain stops and it's been wet for the last 2 weeks! So I'm using up bits and pieces and found this pin wheel with some matching cardstock in my bits box.

 My white space is textured with a tiny bubbles embossing folder.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps & More where it's anything goes.




Watercooler Wednesday  all about occasions.


Cards 4 Guyz use brads or eyelets.
I've used an orange brad to keep the pinwheel together!

Cardz 4 Guyz

Supplies:
Stampin Up pinwheel die; tiny bubbles embossing folder; Memory Box Parker alphabet die;
birthday sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x




Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Foiled numbers.


Hi everyone, I can't believe January has come to an end! This month has gone so quickly I feel like I'm constantly trying to keep up with things lol!

It's time for a new challenge at CAS Stencil and Barb has chosen foil as our medium for this month.


I hadn't done any foiling with stencils even though I did have some foil. Luckily my son had bought me a laminator for Christmas so I grabbed some Deco transfer gel and had a play!

I spread the transfer gel through the stencil and when it was clear (dry) lay some foil (pretty side facing up) onto the stencilled cardstock, and put it through the laminator.

It's a lot of fun peeling the foil back to see how it turned out!
 On this peice I decided to colour the white card with some oxide inks. I rubbed them on gently with a makeup brush and then used a baby wipe to clean the ink off the foil. It might be better to colour the cardstock first, I'll try that next time.

There are lots of videos on the blog explaining this technique, and the Design Team and our guest have some wonderful cards to inspire you, so I hope you can play along!

I'm linking up to this challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where it's anything goes.
Supplies:
Tim Holtz number stencil; deco transfer gel; Couture Creations hot foil; oxide inks and a sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x