Sunday 31 July 2016

Dreamy Floral

This is another simple sympathy card I made for a colleague.
I think this dreamy flower is useful for so many occasions!

I used antique linen, tumbled glass, broken china and weathered wood distress inks to create the inky halo effect with an applicator tool.

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

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I'm also linking up to Word Art Wednesday where it's also an anything goes challenge.

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I'm also linking up to the challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts where it's anything goes with a stamp.

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Penny Black Dreamy stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; distress inks; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Fuchsia Floral

Hi everyone, I was inspired by the colours at this month's Scrapbook Boutique challenge where they have this great mood board for inspiration.

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I tend to repeat the same colour schemes and have only made yellow cone flowers but I think I like these fuchsia and deep rose ones just as much. I coloured them with Inktense pencils.

At Seize the Birthday the toppings challenge is pink and brown, I might be stretching the pink with my purply pink, if so then it's anything goes birthday.

At Word Art Wednesday it's anything goes.

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Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden stamp; grey vesafine ink; inktense pencils; Stampin Up text embossing folder; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Thursday 28 July 2016

Spring blossom

Hi again, I was asked to make a couple of sympathy cards recently. They wanted somthing simple and I thought this Memory Box flower would suit.

I coloured the stem with distress markers and used distress inks and a dauber for the blooms.

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday is anything goes.

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At Addicted to Stamps & More the theme is CAS.

At AAA Cards the theme is to use one favourite from your stash. I've used distress inks which I love! (in addistion to my other favourite, dies!)

Memory Box Honeyblossom sprig; distress markers and inks; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Sunday 24 July 2016

Brushos butterfly & border

Hi again, a friend asked me to make a couple of thank you cards and left the design up to me, so, of course it has butterflies in it!

I sprinkled orange and prussian blue brushos onto some watercolor paper and smooshed it around to create this 2 tone effect. I spritzed it with blue patina perfect pearls too, though it's hard to see the shimmer in the pic.

I scored a couple of lines either side of the border die for more definition.

I'm linking up to the things with wings challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

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It's anything goes at Bizzy Becs Store Blog.

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Happy Little Stampers  has an anything goes with dies challenge.
I've used 2 Memory Box dies and a sentiment sticker.

AAA Cards wants us to make a CAS card with one favourite thing from our stash. I love using diecuts!

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - use wafer thin dies or stencils.


Dies: Memory Box Fairytale Flower Border and Moonlight Butterfly.
Other: brushos; sentiment sticker; bling.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Saturday 23 July 2016

Something old, but new!

Hi everyone, I'm so glad our internet is fixed! It was good in some ways as I got more cards made instead of perusing pinterest and new products to buy lol!

I managed to find this very old Stampin Up stamp called En Francais, so it's old but new to me!
I stamped and embossed the text then applied distress inks to give it a sort of parchment feel.

The butterflies are coloured with Inktense pencils, I couldn't quite get them the same colour!
The background layer is recycled chipboard from a notepad with gold metallic paste rubbed on the edges.

The tag is diecut from a snippet of white card and I distressed it before deciding to add the metallic paste as well.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop where you only need to use one scrap or snippet to join in the fun!
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Seize the Birthday, I've gone with the anything goes option.

Bizzy Bec's Store Blog where it's anything goes.
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Word Art Wednesday, also anything goes.

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where the theme is things with wings.

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Darkroom Door butterfly stamp; versafine ink, clear ep. Stampin Up En Francais stamp; distress ink; Jim Allred metallic rub ons; Inktense pencils; MFT label die; sentiment sticker. Kaisercraft pearls.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Friday 22 July 2016

I'm back!!!!

Hi again, it feels like ages since I've been here!

A technician arrived today to replace the faulty power box in our set up so I'm hoping to be posting again real soon :)
Cathy x

Friday 1 July 2016

Sorry it's been so long....

Hi everyone, I have no internet at home at the moment!

 We had the long awaited NBN skymuster satellite hooked up and have had no internet since. Technicians will get back to us with a solution, soon I hope.

Until then stay safe and happy, Cathy x