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






Friday, 30 August 2019

Dog Lover's Birthday.


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday.
The theme this time is to use a square card, or play along, as I've done, with the anything goes birthday option. (I don't have any sqaure cards or envelopes!)




The design team and our party guest have some wonderful cards to inspire you, so I hope you get the chance to play along!

I made this card for a friend who is a real dog lover!
I spread grit paste through a stencil , then coloured it with some infusions and a spritz of water.
I used distress inks for the sky and grass, and the dog was stamped in versafine, clear embossed, fussy cut and coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps & More where the theme is anything goes.



Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where it's also anything goes.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

Watercooler Wednesday all about occasions.



AAA Birthday where it's a masculine theme.



Supplies:
 Tim Holtz tiles layering stencil; grit paste; PaperArtsy infusions; Katzelkraft dog stamp; versafine ink, clear ep; Prismacolor pencils; distress inks; Paper smooches balloons die; birthday sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Monday, 19 August 2019

Stencil in blues.



Hi everyone, have you had a chance to play along with the CAS Stencil card challenge yet this month?
Our host is Robyn and she has chosen sprays to try with stencils. They can be any type of sprays or spritzes! This is a fun technique, so I hope you can play along.



I chose 3 shades of blue distress oxide sprays and the Tim Holtz stripes stencil. There is more variation in the colour in real life, but it's a bit hard to see in the pic.

I diecut one of the Tim Holtz wildflowers and cut it up to fit the circle window. I inked the pieces with versamark and embossed with blue lapis pearl powder.
Here's a closer look.



I'm linking up to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday where the theme is midsummer blues.

Simon Monday Challenge Blog Logo

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where it's also midsummer blues.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo
Work it Wednesday where the theme is to use Tim Holtz products.


and Addicted to Stamps & More where it's a CAS theme.



Supplies:
Tim Holtz stripes layering stencil; distress oxide sprays in 3 shades of blue; Tim Holtz Sizzix wildflowers die; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; Spellbinders circle die; versamark ink and Stampendous pearl lapis ep; Happy Little Stampers sentiment from doodled flowers; versafine ink & clear ep.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Friday, 16 August 2019

Butterfly camouflage!


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday!
and the theme is butterflies. 


You can always play along with our anything goes birthday option too, and we all need more birthday cards!

The design team and our birthday guest have lots of wonderful ideas to inspire you, so I hope you can play along.

A while ago I had a play with an acrylic paint pouring technique and some yupo paper.
It was a lot of fun, very messy, but fun!

I had a large enough piece leftover to diecut this butterfly and the background panel. The butterfly is almost camouflaged on the background but the added bling pops it out a little bit.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Watercooler Wednesday where its all about occasions.


Addicted to Stamps & More where the theme is clean and simple.






Supplies:
Acrylic paint; floetrol; yupo; Stampin Up Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Sunday, 11 August 2019

CAS Butterflies.


Hi everyone, I've been making a few butterfly cards and thought I'd get one posted for a few challenges that are closing soon.

I stamped and clear embossed the butterflies, fussy cut them, then coloured with Inktense pencils, blending the colour out with a water brush.

At Less is More it's a colour theme. Tangerine, Aqua and white.


Happy Little Stampers CAS, use one third.


CAS Watercolour Card Challenge colourful butterlies.Hoping using a waterbrush and Inktense pencils is ok as the watercolouing.


Simon Says Stamp Monday where it's a bithday theme.

Simon Monday Challenge Blog Logo

and Watercooler Wednesday where it's a feminine anything goes challenge.


Supplies:

Stampin Up Best of Butterflies stamp and the small one is an old stamp of my sister's, by Sonlight Impressions; versafine ink & clear ep; Inktense pencils; sharpie white paint pen; Annabelle Stamps sentiment stamp.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Monday, 5 August 2019

Distress oxide sprays and a stencil.




Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at CAS Stencil. and this time the theme is all about using sprays with a stencil. This is a lot of fun and there are some videos to help with the technique on the challenge blog.
The DT and our guest designer have some wonderful cards to inspire you, so I hope you get the chance to play along.


I used distress oxide sprays and I love the dotty look the sprayed colours gave - picked raspberry, wilted violet, cracked pistachio and mermaid lagoon.
Here's a closer look.


The diecut sentiment was inked with versamark and embossed with Lindy's midnight violet embossing powder.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Simon Says stamp Wednesday where it's anything goes.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

CAS on Friday where the theme is use a stencil.

For your blog

Watercooler Wednesday where it's anything goes.


Seize the Birthday where I'm playing along with the anything goes option.



Supplies:
Tim Holtz ornate stencil; distress oxide sprays; Poppy Stamps jumbled birthday die; Lindy's midnight violet embossing powder; versamark ink; Spellbinders A2 curved borders one die; sequins and a birthday sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x