Monday 14 December 2020

Enjoy your new home!


Hi everyone, 
I hope your preparations for the festive season are going well. I'm behind as usual lol!
Hopefully I'll get my cards posted soon. Had lots of rain in the last couple of days so creeks are up and floods threaten. From drought to flood in a matter of days!!

A friend at work wanted a card for someone moving into a new home.
I thought a bit of glitz and glamour would be fun!

The flower is diecut from an alcohol inked background with gold foil on it. The enjoy die has been modified slightly and embossed with aged gold frantage embossing enamel.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday, my favourite technique, I've used a few on this card, alcohol inks, wet embossing and diecutting.

Penny Black hooray die; versamark ink and Stampendous aged gold frantage embossing enamel; Memory Box chloe stem die; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; alcohol inks, yupo and gold foil; Inspired By Stamping big congrats sentiment stamp; versafine clair nocturne ink & clear ep.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Sunday 6 December 2020

Singing Christmas cat.


Hi everyone, 
I'm still behind with my Chrissy cards, haven't even got any in the mail yet!
Better get organized on Monday.

I had a few Katzelkraft cats fussy cut and coloured sitting in my stash and
thought this one would fit the bill at Inkspirational, where they have this sweet pic for inspiration.

ABC Christmas, Y for your favourite things and Z for sleeping.
One of my favourites are these quirky Katzelkraft cats!

Merry Little Christmas Card Challenge, anything Christmas goes .

Stamps: Katzelkraft cat; Hero Arts tiny star backgrond and Holiday conversation.
Other: Prismacolour pencils; Spellbinders rectangle dies; distress inks; silver ink & Wow silver glitter ep; versafine clair nocturne ink & clear ep; happy christmas sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Friday 4 December 2020

Wedding card with Inka gold.


Hi everyone,
 I'm still making much needed Christmas cards but thought I'd take a break to play with a new die set.

This card uses 2 of the dies and cuts 2 borders and the middle section.
I bought it to make wedding cards and after a few wasted efforts finally worked out how to get it to cut through properly!
I laid it on my Big Shot Plus on a metal plate at an angle and ran it through twice. Any other way didn't work...whew!

I trimmed an inka gold smooshed background from my stash to fit under the borders.
Here's a closer look at the shimmer.

The sentiment is stamped with versafine clair nocturne and embossed with silver ep.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Darnell's NBUS challenge since my Paper Rose die and the stamp set are brand newbies!

Paper Rose ornate swirl rectangle die; inka gold pastes; Woodware wedding words stamp; versafine clair nocturne ink and Wow fine detail silver ep.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Alcohol inked bauble.


Hi everyone, I've been playing with alcohol inks and yupo trying the polished stone technique.
I'm addicted!
14 backgrounds later and I thought I'd try and make a card.

The colours I used were indigo, mermaid and teakwood.
Here's a closer look.

I'm linking up to some challenges:
Countryview Challenges, anything goes Christmas

Stamplorations CAS Challenge anything goes CAS without the colour twist.

Dies R Us, christmas
I've used the ornament 2 die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Ranger alcohol inks; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle and Elizabeth Craft Designs ornaments 2 dies;
silver cord; Annabelle Stamps sentiment stamp (retired) versafine clair ink & clear ep.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x