Sunday, July 28, 2013

Masked Background

Here again I used the masked background technique but instead of masking directly to the card base I masked on 
a layering piece of white card.  I first sponged and then stamped the writing on.  The flower I made at a friends house
last night.  She has this Sissix  die.  We stamped the paper, sponged the edges, spritz the flower and pinched the edges,
 putting a brad through the center to hold it in place.   I sponged and added a small doily to the back of the flower
and stuck on some lace - left the edges loose.
The sentiment is from GKD - 'Vogue Vases 2'.

Tulip Basket

Today I have made a 'Joy Fold Card'  The instructions can be found at

I made this card for a challenge at

I have used:
Spellbinders dies
EK Leaf Punch
Handmade quilled flower
Distress inks
and colored the digi with Inktense Pencils on Watercolor paper,.
The stamp is called Tulip Basket

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Brown Flower - Thank you


I decided to make another card using the masking technique which I learned on Inspired by Stamping. 

I am entering it into :

All Things Grow with Love

Today's card was made for a challenge at:

I used a white card base
Brown card layer
Designer Paper: Merci 'Vintage Romance'
Spellbinder 'Medalllion Five'; Circles; Petit Scalloped Circles Large
Embossing Folder: MBossibilities Lovely Lattice Trellis Adorable
Sentiment stamp GKDesigns: Birds &Blossoms

Friday, July 26, 2013

Masking with Background stamps

This was a new technique which I learned on 'Inspired by Stamping'
The technique is called Masking with your Background Stamps.  I will have to practice getting my stamping even.

The Stamp set I used is by GKDesigns 'Petals & Wings'.
The butterfly has been embossed in gold and fussy cut.  The wheat heads have also been embossed in gold and the sentiment.

I have entered my card in the following challenges:


Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Here I have made a tri-fold card.  
The Chrysanthemum is a digi from TLC
Dies are from Spellbinders and Marianne Designs
Sentiment from GKD A Year of Flowers.

Made for a Challenge at:

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Christmas in July

This week the Color challenge over at the outlawz was Christmas in July using  Purple, Green & Gold

The first card is a side step card - the trees and snowman images stamps from GK Designs.
The 2nd card  the image is a digi by Guylou


Why don't you pop over to The Outlawz and have a look.  We would love to see you there.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hot Air Balloon Birthday

For this card I used a digi by Gerda Steiner

I wanted to create a scene so colored with Derwent Inktense Pencils and then fussy cut the digi. 

I used Distress inks to create my background and stamps from GKD:
The truck from GKD Country Roads which I colored and fussy cut.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

It's Your Birthday

This card was made for The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge

It is a corner fold card which I saw on youtube by

The flowers and sentiment are from GKDesigns: Artist Melanie Muenchinger
Flowers embossed in gold on watercolor paper and colored using Derwent Inktense pencils.
Spellbinders dies.

Summer Wedding

Made this card for  The Outlawz Color Challenge - Twist was Summer Wedding

Digi Stamp: Vintage Bird Frame by TLC
Spellbinders Dies
Water color pencils blended with Gamsol


This card was made for The Outlawz Color Challenge 9 July and the twist was to add leaves which are under the quilled flower.
The digi stamp is by: Anne Fenton
Spellbinders Dies.

Friday, July 12, 2013

For You with Love


I have colored the same digi in 3 different ways using Derwent Inktense Pencils 
and blending with gamsol.
Digi by: Anne Fenton
The Embossing Folder is from: Cuttlebug - Chicken Wire
Spellbinders Butterfly
The sentiment from: Melanie Muenchinger's stamp set 'A Year of Flowers'
Entered into to:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Calla Lily Swag

Hello friends
This card was made for a challenge over at The Outlawz.: CFC Challenge June 30 - July 13.

Digi by: Sandi Huggett
Spellbinders Die: Labels 4
Embossing Folder by: Mpress Art Deco Frame.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Derwent Inktense Pencils and Gamsol.