Thursday, 15 March 2018

TIME OUT #105 - 4th Birthday

I am so excited to be celebrating the TIME OUT 4th Birthday with the rest of the team. I am so lucky to be part of this wonderful team with this group of incredibly talented designers - the challenges are amazing and we are truly blessed to have Sandie as our leader.

Our challenge this week is very appropriate - we are looking for cards inspired by these words:

We have an amazing sponsor for our Birthday challenge - Concord & 9th - not only are they offering a very generous $25 gift voucher to the challenge winner but they also gave each of the DT a gift voucher so we all made cards with their fabulous and inventive products.

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 I used Hi There Bear to create this card:

I couldn't resist making more cards - so I also made these cards using the Everyday Tintables Card Pack with the Hooray die.  

The rest of the DT has some amazing Birthday cards using fabulous Concord & 9th products so make sure you check that out - along with our wonderful Guest Designer - Claire from Life on the Scrap Heap- her cards are always so beautiful.

We would be so happy if you took some TIME OUT to celebrate 4 years along with us!
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Thursday, 8 March 2018

TIME OUT #104 - Be Bold

There is still some time to play along with the current TIME OUT challenge:

Our challenge this week is sponsored by Poppystamps - they are very generously offering a $20 gift voucher to the winner of the challenge :)

Here is my bold card:

I chose a bold colour scheme (Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch), a bold triangle pattern, and a bold sentiment.

Make sure to check out how the rest of the design team were inspired to be bold - along with our very talented guest designer, Marieke - you are sure to find some inspiration - nd then take some TIME OUT to join us! 

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Winnie & Walter Birthday Bash - Card #6 & #7

The last two cards that I am sharing for Winnie and Walter's Birthday Bash:

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Here is the first one:

For this card, I started by die cutting the Polaroid frame (this die is an older one from MFT). I stamped a Happy Dance animal onto each of the four squares and coloured them with Copics. I also added a caption from Bubble Talk onto each of the die cuts. Each of the die cuts was mounted with foam tape onto a card base sponged with some Distress Ink, and then I added the stacked up Celebrate (The Big, the Bold and the Party cutaways) cut from glittery cardstock on top.

I will enter this card into the following challenges:
My final card is for the Comeback Challenge - and was inspired by this card from Lydia:

I loved the way Lydia had stacked the inspirational sentiments from Bubble Talk so I replicated the design. I stamped the solid speech bubbles onto the back side of vellum using Archival ink, and I white heat-embossed the sentiments on the front side of the vellum. I then added some Stick-It to the back side and fussy cut out the speech bubbles to create vellum stickers that I layered up the card - except for the "Hey Girl" speech bubble which was popped up. 

I will enter this card into the following challenge:
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Winnie & Walter Birthday Bash - Cards #4 & #5

A couple more card that I created for Winnie & Walter's Birthday Bash:

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Here is the first card:

I created this card for the watercolour challenge where the challenge was to use both water colouring and another colouring medium. I stamped the background Into The Woods using some Distress Inks and then I water coloured them out to create a water coloured background. I framed the background using a frame created with the Audrey Cutaways die. I stamped the bear and bunny image from Sweet Holiday onto some Neenah 80# paper, coloured with Copics, and then fussy cut out before adhering to the card front with some foam tape. The greeting is from Sentimental: Winter and is white heat embossed onto a black strip.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Here is the second card:

This is the card that I made for the die cutting challenge - although I didn't necessarily use them in a traditional way ;)  I started out by die cutting The Leaf Effect Cutaway into some freezer paper and then ironed on the freezer paper onto some watercolour paper (using my Minc which made it ridiculously easy). I watercoloured over the freezer paper using pearlescent watercolours before removing the die cut mask to reveal the design. I then die cut the In A Word Hugs from white cardstock and silver glitter cardstock. I stacked them and adhered them to the from of the card. The shimmer of the paint is so pretty in real life with the glittery silver - I tried to capture it in a close up:

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

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Winnie & Walter Birthday Bash Card #2 & #3

I put together a couple cards for Winnie & Walter's 4th Birthday Bash:

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The first card I created for The Grid Challenge with Keren - even though the grid aspect is not quite as evident in the finished design. For the "grid", I applied some embossing paste through the Triangles Creative Screenings to a card base that was die cut using the la
rgest rectangle from the Katharine Cutaways. I then stamped Renee's Leaves onto some watercolour paper in Versafine Onyx Black and embossed with clear powder. I loosely water coloured the leaves with bright colours of Peerless water colours and then fussy cut them. I played around with the arrangement for a long time before adding them to the centre of the card and  adding the inlaid die cut In a Word Thanks die.

I am entering the following challenges:
The next card:

This card is for The Shaker Challenge with Lea. The challenge was to create a shaker card celebrating love, and I think this cute stamped image from Happy Owlidays definitely shows love. I stamped the image onto the card base and coloured with Copics. I die cut a circle in the card front and dry embossed it with a woodgrain texture plate (really hard to see in the photo). For the shaker material, I used Stampendous Shaved Ice - I glued a little bit to the tops of the owls' heads and the branch but the rest can shake around. The greeting, from Sentimental: Winter, was white heat embossed onto the black strip to finish the card.

I am entering the following challenges:

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Thursday, 22 February 2018


A quick card share today for a couple of challenges:

When I saw that the cue card at Addicted to CAS was cat, I knew that I had to play with my Impression Obsession cat dies. I die cut them from six different colours of Simon Says glitter cardstock, glued them to the card base, and I went about creating my apartment building scene. I used a Your Next Stamp 'Large Peek A Boo' die, some careful measuring, and some partial die cutting to create the windows in the panel. I then stamped the MFT Cat-itude greeting, and embossed the brick pattern with a Darice embossing folder. If you look closely, you will see that the greeting lines p perfectly on the bricks - I would love to say that I planned this but really I just got lucky :)

I adhered the embossed card panel onto the base with some foam tape so that every cat had it own "window". I really liked how the card turned out so I made 3 more for my cat-loving friends -including this one that featured some bolder colours:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

A Few Cards to Share

It has been almost 6 months since I entered any cards into challenges - so I thought I would catch up today ;)

The first card that I am sharing is for the Merry Monday Challenge where the theme is stencils:

I went really non-traditional with this card - I decided to use a blank card that I had in my stash - it measured 9 1/4" x 3 7/8" and I thought it would work perfectly with the Neat and Tangled Tree Duo stencil. I sponged a few different Hero Arts inks through the stencil, and then spread some Nuvo glitter paste over the blue trees. I coloured some gems with Copics and added them to the tops of the non-glittery trees and finished the card with a W&W sentiment across the bottom. I am not happy with how it photographed but I love how it looks in real life with all the sparkle and shine.

The next card that I made is for the Inkspirational Challenge where the challenge is to use an aperture on the card: 

For this card, I stamped the Indigo Blu Color Me Dahlia stamp on the card base. I used my Misti and stamped in light ink to colour it with Copics. After colouring, I put it back in the Misti and stamped the image again in Versafine Onyx Black ink to get nice crisp lines. I also spritzed the image with shimmer spray. I die cut a large square aperture in the card front and stamped the Clearly Besotted greeting on it. I then die cut a slightly smaller gold foil square opening to layer behind the aperture. I mounted the whole card front on a layer of foam tape to give it some dimension.

My last cards are for the Twofer Challenge:

For these cards, I used the heart stamp from Winnie & Walter's True set (one of my all-time faves). The first card was the Valentine's Day card that I made for my husband. I applied some embossing paste to the card base using the MFT little triangles stencil. I then stamped the hearts onto some watercolour paper with Versafine Onyx Black and embossed them with black embossing poweder. I coloured them using Brushos in a variety of colours, and then cut them out. I mounted them onto the card base using foam tape to give them some dimension. The MFT greeting was white embossed onto the black strip and also foam mounted to finish it off.

The second card is a Birthday card. I stamped the hearts repeatedly in a circle onto the card panel - I was trying to make a mandala-like shape but I think it came out more like a flower. I coloured the shape with my Copics - I couldn't resist doing a rainbow ;)  I die cut a black circle and added the white embossed Birthday greeting (Winnie & Walter -Sentimental:Birthday). I trimmed down the card panel, added a strip of Tim Holtz silver glitter washi to the bottom and foam mounted it onto a card base that had been decorated with some black and white striped DP.

So that is the end of my long post :)  - thanks so much for stopping by!