Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Silent Night

Its Rudolph days challenge over at ScrappyMo's again.  Its a fab way of getting started early on your Christmas cards!  I used a Stampendous stamp called Silent Night and made two cards - one monochrome and one with an inky background.

Both of these are quite clean and simple as you can see. The monochrome one is stamped using black Versafine and embossed with clear sparkle embossing powder.  The second one has a background using Seedless Preserves and Peacock Feathers with the stamping in black Archival. I then brayered a thin coat of Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium over the whole panel for sparkle. The first one has a darker impression and more sparkle but I prefer the second cause I love the colours.  Both have the addition of layers and stones to finish them off.

If you can its worth popping over to Rudolph Days Challenge - if fabulous to see all the Christmas cards there and ScrappyMo's blog is just fabulous!

Thank you so much for visiting me - I really appreciate it! I hope your week is going well.  Take care. Christine xxx

Monday, 27 April 2015

Rainbow Tree

I have gone for a clean and simple card today.  I haven't used this stamp for a long time and I think its such a cool tree!  This time I have used rainbow colours as the theme.

The tree, grass and sentiment are all from a fabulous set by InkyDoodles - its in the sale too!  The stamping is done with black Versafine and embossed with clear powder.  I heated from behind so the tree was really smooth.  The little circles are coloured with Promarkers - I tried to make the colours look like a rainbow.  I then painted each circle with clear Wink of Stella and added Glossy Accents. Finally finishing off with five different colour sparkly stones to continue the rainbow theme.  I matted the stamped panel on a white card base to keep it simple.

I would like to enter the Time Out Challenge which this time is 'you can't make a rainbow without a little rain'.  You can take part or all of the phrase so I just took 'rainbow'.

Thank you so much for visiting me - I really look forward to your visits, comments and support! Take care and have a lovely day!  Christine xxx

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Wee Folk Fairies

Hello and thank you so much for being here!  I am rushing again cause one of the challenges I want to enter ends in 35 minutes - goodness, I am getting worse at leaving things till the last minute!

I used my Gelli Plate for the background - I brayered on it randomly with distress inks then gently stamped some images with two colours of versafine (Leafy Swirls and one from English Garden Elements).  Its the first time I had tried this technique and I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled the print!  I stamped over it with the two Leafy Swirl stamps (large and small), the fairies and the Happy Birthday all with black Archival and all Clarity stamps.  I tore round all the edges then added glitter to all these torn edges.  I added oodles of Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls to the card and sprinkled it with glitter.  Its supposed to be fairy dust but looks more like a hail storm! I quite like it though!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Artful Times - Tattered and Torn
Clarity Stamp - Wee Folk

Sorry this is short and rushed!  Thank you so much for visiting me - I really appreciate it!             Take Care, Christine xxx 

Monday, 13 April 2015


The butterflies are all from HobbyArt set called Butterflies and the sentiment is also from HobbyArt, a set called the Birthday Collection which I use loads and loads!  Its so useful.

All the stamping is done with black Versafine and embossed with clear powder.  I watercoloured the butterflies with Distress Inks - the colours I used are Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord and Wild Honey.  I cut them out then adhered them to some white card which I had pre-stamped with the sentiment and added paint splashes to the background for a bit of interest. Then I did a bit of layering and added a touch of clear Wink Of Stella for delicate sparkle here and there.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

HobbyArt - Wings
Time Out - CASE with your own twist and here is the awesome card by Kim that we had to CASE:

I use black cards loads and I love this one of Kim's so I thought I would go the opposite and use white and change the flowers for butterflies - I really enjoyed this challenge!

Please hop along to both these blogs if you get the chance - there is oodles of cool stuff to see!

Thank you very much for visiting me!  Your visits and comments make me so happy!  Take care. Christine xxx

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Its The Little Things!

Sorry I haven't been around for a while lately (again!) -  I have not been feeling too well but am just making the challenge over at Artful Times which is 'in the style of Tim Holtz.  I am rushing this post as there is not much time to enter and my computer is on a go slow - aaaaargh!

The background is Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry Distress inks smooshed on my craft sheet with water then the card dragged through, dried then dabbed in the remaining ink.  I stamped with the same inks using Creative Expressions Chicken Wire and a Prima script stamp.  All the black is Versafine - the swirls are from Tim Holtz Urban Chicks and the sentiment is from his Good Thoughts set.  The die is again Tim Holtz - Honeycomb Framework.  The little stamps are from various stamp makes and sets and I cut card coloured the same out of the honeycomb die, stamped each image then double embossed each piece with clear embossing powder and versafine before sticking into the spaces of the black die cut.

I will leave the description at that as I don't want to miss the deadline.

If you have a chance, please pop over to Artful Times - its a fabulous challenge blog!

I would also like to enter the following Challenge:

Paper Players - use a Die Cut on your project - another fab blog for you to visit!

Thank you so very much for visiting me and welcome to my new followers!  I am incredibly grateful that you want to see what I get up to!  It makes me so happy! Take care. Christine xxx