Monday, 15 October 2018

HI in black and white

Here's my last card for this year's WCMD challenges at Winnie & Walter.


I stamped the Miniscnery: Round and Round (Winnie and Walter) repeatedly onto the front of my card using a large grid block and Black Jack ink (CP Designs), which is a softer black. I thought it would make the black sentiment strip stand out more, and it did. For my sentiment, I die cut the Hi (In a word: Hi cutaway, W&W) from white-dotted vellum (PTI) and white heat embossed the words from Young at Heart (CAS-ual Fridays, Stamp of Approval, CP Designs) onto black cs and cut it into a strip. The foam tape for my sentiment strips was perfect to adhere the vellum sentiment to my card base as well.

I'm linking up my card at:

W&W WCMD - Black and white background with Crystal


W&W WCMD - Lucky 7 limit with Shay
(3 layers, 2 stamp sets, 1 die, vellum)

Mix it up (MIUCB) - #18 Anything goes (optional: monochrome)

Watercooler Wednesday - WWC191 All about occasions


Magical Pink Christmas

The idea for my background came from one of the WCMD moodboard challenges at StampNation. The arches of the Hungary moodboard reminded me of my NBUS stencil by Neat & Tangled. I paired it with this cute little bird from Winnie & Walter (Sweet Holiday with Evelin T Designs).


I used CP inks to do my ink blending through the N&T stencil (Scalloped). I stamped the image and sentiment (Sweet Holiday with Evelin T Designs, W&W) in Black Jack ink (CP Designs). After colouring in my image using Copics, I fussy cut the image and popped it up onto my panel using thin foam tape. My stamped and inked panel was adhered flat to my card base using.

I'm linking up my card at:

Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas ... for the Cure
(Stephanie and Lauren will each donate 2 dollars to the 
US Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each 
pink Christmas card that is being linked up this fortnight)


W&W WCMD - Ink blending with Lea


W&W WCMD - CAS with Heather

ATSM - #313 Holiday


HLS Christmas - Anything goes






Sunday, 14 October 2018

Pink Noel x3

I have had a very productive time in my craftroom this weekend. Yay! Here is the first batch of three cards that I made. I'm working on my pink Christmas cards for the Jingle Belles challenge. The lovely Lauren and Stephanie will be donating 2 dollars each to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the US for each pink Christmas card that is being linked up this fortnight. You have until 6pm EDT on Wednesday,  October 17th, to link up. It looks as if I am going to manage to break my record of 12 pink cards from last year, so expect to see a few more pink Christmas creations for the next couple of day. 


Above is the first card that I created (last weekend) for the WCMD challenges at the Winnie and Walter blog, where Gayatri was challenging us to dress up our die cuts. For this one, I stamped both the background greenery (Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs, W&W) and my die cut (In a word: Noel cutaway, W&W) in black ink. After blending pink ink (It's a girl, CP Designs) onto my die cut, I coloured in the leaves and berries using Copics. After stacking my die cut with another die cut and adhering it to my card base, I decided to also add a little softer colouring to the background.


After I saw Heather's CAS challenge I wanted to redo my card, this time colouring in only the die cut while using only the outline for the background. For my background stamping, I used Seafoam ink (CP Designs).


For my third version, I moved the focal point to the top and used a different colour of green ink (Green tea, CP Designs) that more closely matched the green from my Copic-coloured leaves.

Do you have a favourite, and if so, which one?

I'm linking up my cards at:

Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas ... for the Cure


W&W WCMD - Dress up your die cuts with Gayatri


W&W WCMD - CAS with Heather

W&W WCMD - Ink blending with Lea

W&W WCMD - Lucky 7 limit with Shay
(2 layers, 1 die, 1 stamp set, 2 colours, markers)

ATSM - #313 Holiday


HLS Dies- Anything goes