Saturday, 2 September 2023

Card Chain Challenge August and July

Hello everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful summer or maybe you're still enjoying the last of it lik I'm doing here in Greece.

It's the second of the month, which means it's time to reveal all of the cards that were exchanged last month for the Card Chain Challenge

This month, my card went to Patricia in Texas

I went with the CAS theme and also loosely followed the colours and sketch. I stamped the ladybird on my cardbase as well as on a scrap of white cardstock and coloured it in using Chameleon fineliners and a black Sakura Micron pen. I fussy cut only the body of the ladybird and mounted it on top of the stamped image on my card using foam tape for some added interest and dimension.

I'm also linking up my card at 

LIM - Anything goes

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

I also realised that I never got around to posting my card for the July reveal. Last month, my card went to Viv in the UK.

I used a previously Brusho stencilled panel that had colours loosely matching the CCC colour prompt and also had the circles. It reminded me somewhat of a dream catcher, so I pulled out my new Dream stamp and heat embossed in onto vellum and then fussy cut it. I stamped the 'BIG' sentiment underneath in black and finished off with some rhinestones in matching colours.

Sunday, 2 July 2023

Butterflies for June Card Chain Challeng Reveal

Hello everyone. It's the 2nd of the month, which means it's time for the June Card Chain Challenge reveal, showing all of the cards that were exchanged this past month.

My card went to Carol in the UK.

This month, I went with the Theme option (Friends) and the Product/Technique option (Shaped card).
I used a NBUS die to die cut my butterfly panel from hammered white cardstock and a watercolour panel from my UFO box. Love how the colours are peeking through the die cut openings. I finished off with some rhinestones from my stash and two sentiments from an assortment of die-cut foilable sentiments by Julie Hickey Designs.

There is still a few days left to sign up for the upcoming July exchange at the Card Chain Challenge blog, so why don't come and join the fun?

I'm also linking up my card at:

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

NBUS #52 - Anything goes with NBUS

Thursday, 15 June 2023

A masculine caffeinated Christmas card

Hello everyone. I have managed to add another Christmas card to my 2023 stack.
I started by created a few backgrounds using distress oxides and a brayer on the inside of an embossing folder. The panel for this card was created by rolling off the brayer onto a piece of watercolour card and then embossing it. I first added squeezed lemonade ink using a brayer to bring out the text but did not like the result, so I then decided to use a domed ink dauber and blueprint sketch DO to lightly go over some of the raised areas and the edges.

The mug (CASual Friday) was die cut from a scrap of cardstock and inked around the edges and the inside oval, while the sentiment strip and die-cut snowflake came from my UFO box.

I'm linking up my card at:

Jingle Belles - A (masculine) caffeinated Christmas

Caffeinated Christmas - #18 Coffee + masculine

SSS Monday - Masculine

The Holly and Ivy - #142 AG Christmas