Tuesday, 2 March 2021

CCC Reveal February

Hi everyone. It's hard to believe it's already March. These past two months have wooshed by without me sharing (or creating) any cards. Except for this one card that I created for the Card Chain Challenge. This time, my card went to GerJanne in the Netherlands.

I followed the sketch for this month as well as the love/friendship theme.

For my background, I used one of the macramé builder dies that I just could not help ordering as soon as they were released by The Greetery last November. I'm hoping to create more cards using these fab dies soon if and when my mojo returns.

The hibiscus stamps and dies are by PTI, while the sentiment is CUTplorations die.

I'm also linking up my card at:

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

NBUS #24

STAMPlorations - Anything goes with STAMPlorations products

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Let's get merry

Wishing you all a happy and most of all healthy 2021! Hopefully, vaccination will go swiftly and safely, so that we can start meeting up and hugging each other in person once again. Until then, we'll have to make do with virtual hugs and online friends to keep sane.

I used this sweet House Mouse image that I received from my blogging friend Mia of Craftartista. I thought this image was very fitting to start off my new year's crafting. I decided to use my neglected set of Letraset Aquamarkers for my colouring. I used the brush nib to add colour to the stamp in my MISTI and either spritzed lightly with water or wet the pigment with a water brush before stamping. The colours of the Aquamarkers are very bold compared to my Tombow markers, so it was a challenge to get the look I was after. I also touched the pigment on my Tombow watercolour card with my water brush to spread the colour. It felt great to a) use a new stamp and b) to use my stash to try something new. 

I die cut my panel with my old and trusty stitched rectangle die by Simon Says Stamp and adhered it to a Neenah desert storm card base. To finish up, I added a previously stamped and die-cut sentiment (SSS) and added some sparkle to the Christmas light using my Spectrum Noir glitter brush.

I'm playing at:

House Mouse and Friends - #330 Anything goes
(optional: sparkle & shine)

Passion for Promarkers - #572 Add a sentiment
(Mega Christmas challenge)

Allsorts - #605 Anything goes

HLS Watercolour - Anything goes

SSS Wednesday - Sparkle and shine

NBUS #22

Jingle Belles - Something old, something new

Thursday, 31 December 2020

Sparkle and shine Christmas card

Hello and welcome to the blog. I hope you all had lovely holidays despite any restrictions in your area. Our Christmas was nice and quiet with plenty of sunshine. 

Although I still need to share several cards that I created for the current year, this hasn't stopped me for starting on next year's batch.

This card came together quickly, because I used a snippet from a panel I had created over a year ago for a different card, using a Uniko stencil (In the forest) and glitter paste in gold and green. I used glitter tape in copper and gold to set off my panel and heat embossed a sentiment from an retired Uniko set (Label Love: Christmas) in gold ep. The layout was inspired by the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.

I'm playing at:

CAS(E) this Sketch #402

Uniko Christmas Party - AG Christmas with a Uniko product

Uniko challenge - #62 'Tis the season 
(optional: Sparkle & Shine)

SSS Wednesday - Sparkle and shine

Allsorts - #603/4 Sparkle and shine

AAA Cards - #180 Made in minutes 
(optional: Christmas)