Wednesday 29 October 2014

Purple & white anniversary

Hi, I seem to be on a purple roll at the moment!

I'm putting another entry into the challenge at Scrapbook Boutique where they have this gorgeous pic for inspiration.
Enter Our Challenge - starts 10th each month

At Addicted to Stamps & More the theme is Clean & Simple.

Sizzix embossing folder (borrowed so I'm not sure of the name); Spellbinders floral oval die; Hero Arts antique engravings butterfly stamp; prismacolor pencils; stickles; sentiment sticker; ribbon; pearl bling.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Purple butterfly on a white vine

Hi again, I was inspired to make this card by the challenge at
here is the gorgeous inspiration pic.
Enter Our Challenge - starts 10th each month

My flowers were punched from a snippet of inky cardstock, so I'm visiting the snippets playground at

At Seize the Birthday it's anything goes birthday with the option of using washi tape.

Poppystamps Bailiwick Background die; Hero Arts antique engraving butterfly stamp; prismacolor pencils; stickles; Carl flower punch; Memory Box label die; sentiment sticker; bling.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Saturday 25 October 2014

Totally excited chicken!

Hi again, I know this stamp has been around for a long time, but it's a newbie to me!
I love chickens,
 and am waiting on some to occupy the new coop my hubby built me!

I stamped this girl with versafine ink and clear embossed, then coloured her with
 prismacolor pencils.

I'm linking up to the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday 
where the theme is anything goes.

I used a snippet of black card in the layers so that means I can visit the snippets playground at 
Penny Black totally excited stamp; Cuttlebug chicken wire embossing folder; sentiment sticker and bling.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Dreamy on Purple

Hi, thank goodness it's the weekend again!
 It's very hot and windy here, so I'm hiding in the craft room until it's cool enough to tackle the housework.

I made this for a friend's upcoming birthday, her favourite colour is purple so I hope she likes it.

I'm linking up to the anything goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday.

The challenge at Seize the Birthday is anything goes birthday with an optional topping of using washi tape. I don't have a stash of this tape so I'm just playing with anything goes.

Papertrey Ink impression plate; Penny Black Dreamy stamp; versafine ink & clear embossing powder; distress inks; bling and sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Sunday 19 October 2014

Butterfly and tag layers

Hi again, I've had the top layer of this butterfly sitting around for about a week and finally got to use it in a card tonight.

The top is die cut from card painted with twinkling H2Os and kindy glitzed, while the bottom is cut from vellum and painted with the same twinks.

I hand cut a tag from white card and embossed it with PTI's giga guide impression plate. I cut another tag from vellum, inked the edges with versamark and embossed in silver. You can just see the embossing on the tag under the vellum, it looks better in real life. There are a few tiny pieces of double sided tape holding edges of the tags together.

The base card is embossed with PTI's woodgrain impression plate.

I'm linking up again to a few challenges:

At Addicted to CAS  it's vellum.

Inkspirational has a colour challenge.

At the Butterfly Challenge, Mrs A's theme is to use a butterfly and a tag.

Allsorts has an embossing theme.

Papertrey Ink Giga Guide & woodgrain impression plates; Memory Box Darla & Vivienne butterfly dies; vellum; versamark & silver embossing powder; twinkling H2Os; kindy glitz; pearl bling; sentiment sticker; silver cord.

Thanks for visiting,
enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Cathy x

Embossed Celtic Weave

Hi, I tried a new embossing folder today and  I love how tactile the card is!
It's a Spellbinders3D M Bossabilities and it embosses quite deeply.

The butterfly was stamped with versafine and clear embossed, fussy cut and coloured with Prismacolor pencils.
I don't think I'll add a sentiment, I just like feeling the card lol!

I'm linking up to a couple of challenges.
Allsorts has an embossing theme. I've used both wet and dry embossing.

Addicted to Stamps & More has a make your mark theme, to use markers, pens or pencils.

Stamping Sensations has a colour challenge, warm autumn colours.

Hero Arts antique Engravings butterfly stamp; Spellbinders Celtic Weave embossing folder;
Versafine ink & clear embossing powder; Prismacolor pencils; Spellbinders floral oval and classic oval dies.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Christmas candle

Hi, I've been wanting to use this candle die that I was fortunate to win in the snippets playground, and
was inspired by a couple of challenges.

At Inkspirational it's a colour challenge.

At Addicted to CAS the theme is vellum.

I've had some off cuts of purple irridescent vellum for ages, so I was glad to finally find a use for them. The base is a pearlized purple cardstock that is a good match for the vellum.

Attaching the candle pieces and sentiment to the card is easier if you put the vellum onto some double sided adhesive sheet before diecutting. (Ask me how I know lol!)

I also used up some snippets of silver shimmer paper so I'm visiting the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Memory Box Tall Taper Candle die; Impression Obsession christmas die; double sided adhesive sheet; vellum; shimmer paper; PTI Giga Guidelines impression plate; bling.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Saturday 18 October 2014

Orange Blooms

Hi again, it's been a busy week and I haven't had much time in the craft room.
Hopefully, I'll get more time this weekend as a few new goodies arrived in the mail!

I was asked to make a birthday card for a friend who loves orange. I've used the layout before but changed the colour scheme to suit.

The flowers were stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with tombow markers and an aqua pen. I layered them up with foam dots for dimension.

I'm linking up to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is to use something starting with the letter o in your project.
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Addicted to Stamps & More where it's make your mark, use markers, pens or pencils in your project.
Addicted to Stamps and More!

Seize the Birthday where it's anything goes birthday.

Designs by Ryn stamp; Memory Box Tessatina border & Lorelai Leaf dies;
Tombow markers; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Have a great weekend,
Cathy x

Sunday 12 October 2014

Twinkling H2O Butterfly

Hi, I've made another panel using flowers diecut from scraps of vellum.
I used twinkling H2Os to paint them, all the same colour this time.
The butterfly is also coloured with twinks, although it's a bit hard to see the sparkle in the photo.

I'm linking up to a few more challenges.
Snippets means I can visit the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

At Addicted to Stamps & More it's an anything goes theme.

At Seize the Birthday it's also anything goes birthday.

Since I've used browns and bronze again I'm adding another entry to the fall challenge at 

Memory Box Fancy Blossoms and Savannah Border dies; vellum; Hero Arts Antique Engravings butterfly stamp; Versafine ink & clear embossing powder; twinkling H2Os; foam dots; bling and sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Vellum Flowers

Hi, hope you're having a great weekend.

I've been using up little scraps of vellum with some Memory Box flower dies.
It becomes a bit crazy when you try 3 or 4 times to fit the die onto a tiny piece.
I do eventually throw them away!!

I'm linking up to a few challenges.

At Cuttlebug Mania the theme is so thankful. You also need to use a manual machine like a Big Shot. I used my Cuttlebug for die cutting.

At Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge it's a fall love challenge.
I've used H20's in autumn colours for my flowers.

At Virginia's View Challenge it's a clean and simple theme.

Memory Box Fancy Blossoms and Savannah Border dies; twinkling H2Os; vellum scraps; pop dots to give the flowers dimension; bling and sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Monday 6 October 2014

Autumn Floral Basket

Hi again, this is the last day of my holidays, so I'm trying to make it last as long as possible!!
It was a public holiday today so at least it will be a short week.
 Oh and the rabbitohs won Woohoo!!

I was inspired to make this card for a few challenges.
At Addicted to Stamps & More there is this gorgeous inspiration pic.

At Less is More it's a colour theme, Autumn's bounty.

At Simon Says Stamp Monday it's a fall love challenge. I've used twinkling H2Os in persimmon, bronze and ginger peach for my autumn colours.

I'm popping a 2nd entry into Virginia's View Challenge where it's a clean and simple theme.

Stampin Up stripes embossing folder; Memory Box Grove branch, basket and flower dies; Impression Obsession leaf die; vellum; twinkling H2O's; distress inks; prismacolor pencils for light shading under the basket; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Sunday 5 October 2014

Are we there yet?

Hi again, the rugby league grand final is on, I'm hoping the rabbitohs win but it's early days yet!
Thought I'd post this card then go and join the boys in the lounge room.

I was inspired to make this card by a few challenges.
At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday the theme is transport it.

At Simon Says Stamp Monday the theme is to add a finishing touch with a stamp.
I added "are we there yet" after the tag was finished as I thought it just needed something else!

The green grass is a snippet of card stock, so I'm visiting the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

AtVirginia's View Challenge the theme is Clean and Simple.

Hand cut tag; Cosmo Cricket Mr Campy stamps; Stampin Up cloud embossing folder; distress inks; prismacolor pencils; versafine ink & clear ep; twine.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Butterfly Journey

Hi, I was inspired by the challenge at Tag You're It to make this card.
Here's the gorgeous inspiration tag.

While I haven't used the colours I was inspired by the use of the double tag.

I'm also linking up to the challenge at Allsorts where the theme is autumn.

At Crafting with Dragonflies the theme is anything goes.

At Simon Says Stamp Monday the challenge is to use a stamp as a finishing touch on your project.
I fussy cut this Hero Arts butterfly as the finishing touch on my tag.

Memory Box Journey collage stamp; Hero Arts antique engravings butterfly stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; distress inks; inktense pencils; Birds & Swirls embossing folder.

Thanks for visiting and Happy World Card Making Day,
Cathy x