Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Sunset Snowstorm

Hiya. I made another card using the Lavinia 'tree' stamp, but wanted to use more colours, so I made this one with a sunset. I added Nuvo Glitter drops to the tree, but they don't show up very well in the photo. They look lovely though, like glittery baubles, and they keep their 3D shape :)

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS on Friday: CAS Christmas
AAA Cards: Along the Edge
Lavinia Stamps: Snow at Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday: 
Stamping Sensations: Anything Goes

Lavinia stamp: Small Whimsical Whisps
Adirondack ink: Butterscotch, Cranberry, Denim
Nuvo Glitter Drops: White Blizzard
White gouache

Squiggly Christmas Trees

Hiya! I recently bought a new Lavinia stamp, which I think is really designed to be for trailing foliage, but in the Lavinia For You FB group I saw someone use it as a Christmas tree, and it looks beautiful! So I had to have a go... I stamped the 'tree', and then masked off the panel, and used torn paper, ink dusters and inks to create the background. I added some 3D sparkle with Nuvo Glitter Drops, and then added snow by using watered-down gouache, flicked at the card. Yes, it went everywhere! But I love the effect. Thanks very much to Debbie for helping me with the technique! xx

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Rubber Stamp Dance:
Allsorts: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goes
Mix It Up: Anything Goes + optional twist

Lavinia stamp: Small Whimsical Whisps
Adirondack ink: Denim
Nuvo Glitter Drops: White Blizzard
White gouache

The Magic of Unicorns

Hi! Friends of ours have a lovely little daughter who is completely obsessed with unicorns, as every sensible person should be... So I made them a unicorn Christmas card using a Lili of the Valley image, coloured with inks and sparkled with a clear star gel pen. I added some glittery Nuvo Drops to the santa hat, for even more glitter! The photos aren't great, as they were taken in a hurry, but you get the idea :)

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Sparkles Monthly: Add Glitter & Sparkle
Cupcake Inspirations: 
Creatalicious: Anything Goes with optional reindeer

I also had loads of fun making some 'unicorn poo' for her. It's made with various glitters, nuvo drops, and glow in the dark powder. You should have seen the state of my desk afterwards... but hopefully she will like it! I made the label with a bit of torn paper, edged with a Clear Star gel pen.

I'm entering this in the following challenges, hoping it is allowed!:

MAWTT: Anything but a card
Inkspirational: No Stamping

Friday, 6 December 2019

Bottled Christmas Wishes

Hi! I used to make 'Magic Pills' bottles, filling them with chocolates, and adding a label which would mean they had magical properties, such as 'Protection from Spiders', 'Self Confidence', or whatever seemed appropriate for the recipient.

I was trying to work out how to make some Christmas cards with the same kind of idea, and this is what I came up with. I filled the tiny glass bottles with glue, glitter glue, nuvo drops, loose glitter, ink and glow in the dark pigment powder. I glued the cork in, so the bottle could be removed from the card and used as a tree decoration, or a pendant. I printed off some tiny labels, tore the edges and glued them on, then went around the edges with a glitter gel pen.

The blurry photos are where I've tried to show them glowing in the dark!


I'm entering this one in the Just Us Girls challenge: 'Anything Goes'

I'm entering this one in the Addicted to CAS challenge: 'Blessings / Blessed'

I'm entering this one in the Pinspirational Challenge:

I'm entering this one in the Watercooler Wednesday challenge:

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations: 'Festive Fun!'
Time Out: 'Merry & Cheerful'

I'm tempted to get some larger bottles to make some tree decorations, too :)

Inky Splats & Christmas Trees

Hiya! Here's a card I made with my new splat stamp, which I LOVE! It's a great way of creating a quick inky background by splodging some distress oxides on it, spritzing and then stamping. When it was dry, I stamped the trees and coloured them with inks and gel pens.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp: 'Let's Sparkle'
Sisterhood of Crafters: 'Trees!'
My Time to Craft: 'Christmas Scene'
HLS Watercolour Challenge:
Creatalicious: 'Anything Goes with Optional Winter'
Sparkles Monthly: 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas'
Uniko Challenge:

JOFY stamp set 57
Inkylicious Splatter Circle XL
Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Vintage Photo
Gelly Roll pens: Clear Star, Bronze

Friday, 13 September 2019

Happy Birthday to you - nicorn...

Hiya! I love this image from Lili of the Valley. Well, I just love unicorns... I coloured these by smooshing them into Distress Oxide inks. I'm having a Distress Oxides frenxy at the moment. I love how the colours layer and don't go muddy! I used gold, silver and glitter pens for the horn, mane and tail, and Nuvo Drops for the flower centres.

I'm entering this one in the Watercooler Wednesday challenge: 'Tristan's "All About Occasions" Challenge'

I'm entering this one in the Cupcake Inspirations colour challenge:

Lili of the Valley - Jolly Unicorns
Distress Oxide inks
Gelly Roll - Clear Star
Gold & Silver markers
Nuvo Drops: Silver Lining

Lovely Flowers

Hiya. Here are some cards I made using some Bugaboo images. I coloured them with Adirondack inks, and added sparkle with gems and a glitter gel pen.

I'm entering this one in the Stamping Sensations challenge: 'Anything Goes with Flowers'

I'm entering this one in the Flower Challenge: 'Anything Goes'

Bugaboo images
Adirondack inks: Butterscotch, Meadow, Sailboat, Cranberry
Clear Star glitter gel pen
Crystal Parade gems: Red Flame