Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Yellow Calla Lilies


I decided to make a card using a digi from: 

I have not entered this into any of the challenges.  
I have used : 
Derwent Inktense Pencils to color the Lilies
Spellbinders Marvelous Squares
Marianne Die (Not sure of the name)

Changed my mind and entered my card in: 

Hope you like it! and thanks for visiting.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashanah


Here are 2 more cards for the Jewish New Year.
Both images and sentiments are from;

I have used my Inktense Watercolor pencils on watercolor paper.
The sentiments were separate but I have grouped them with the image.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Outback Male Birthday


Today I have another card for Inspired by Stamping August Blog Ho

Again I have used IBS: Background Basics IV & Masculine Tags II

The background stamp I have stamped and embossed using white embossing powder on
designer paper

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Happy Fathers Day


Today I have used 2 gorgeous Male stamps from IBS:
Masculine Tags II and Background Basics IV

Of course it is for a challenge over at:

I have just realised that I can enter this for:
as my stamps are new & I had to prep them before using.

I have made this card for my son as he is a keen Fisherman and Fathers Day here 
in Australia is Sept 1st.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Distressing & Masking


Today my card is for a tutorial challenge at Inspired by Stamping.
You can find it here:

Firstly I have stamped the hexagons 2 times  from the stamp set: Hexagons by Inspired by Stamping, cut them out
and placed them on white card stock as a mask.

I have used a background stamp which was given to me by a friend from a magazine so
I have no idea who to give credit to.
  I have inked and stamped it unevenly and then used distress ink to sponge over the script.
Removed the mask and stamped the hexagons with a pattern.
Added flourishes from Spellbinders, hand,made roses & ribbon.

Also entered into: 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Vintage Birthday

This is my 3rd card for the Color Challenge over at 'Inspired by Stamping'

The colors are: White, Lt Green, Brown.

I decided to go Vintage with these colors

My image is a digi stamp from:
which I colored with my Inktense Pencils

The sentiment is from GKD: 'Beyond Baskets
and the Banner is from: Inspired by Stamping.
Spellbinders dies.

I have decided to enter my card into:

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Just a Little Something...IBSIC 63

This is the second card for the color challenge over at Inspired by Stamping:
The colors are: Cream, Lt Blue, Raspberry

The designer paper has been embossed with a clear powder to give a shine. Not very visable in the photo.
The hexagon is a a file from IBS.  As I don't have a Silhouette my friend cut it for me on her machine.
The butterfly has also been embossed with a clear powder and I have added cream Liquid Pearls.

The tag is: Vintage Banners by IBS
Sentiment: GKD
Butterfly: Spellbinders.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Holiday Greetings


Today I have a card which I made for the Color Challenge at IBS

This is for ibsic 61.  Hopefully I will get the other two cards done.
For ny design paper I have used:
Spellbinders Impressabilities "Snowflake" as a stencil and sponged with distress ink.
The poinsettia is also a Spellbinders die.
The banner is from 'Inspired by Stamping' called Vintage Banners
and the sentiment is from GKD Special Labels

Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Picnic Basket


I have made this card for 2 challenges:


I have used one of the original stamp sets I bought from GKDesigns 
Holiday Baskets & a slightly later set:  Basket Additions.

Instead of using my Inktense Pencils to color I thought I would give some Bic Markers a go.
I do prefer my Inktense Pencils though.

I have also used Spellbinders Matting Basics A & B to create the border.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


For this card I have used a digi stamp from 
Digistamps4joy  especially for a challenge on their blog:

The twist for this challenge was to make your own embellishment.
This time I have made leaves from the shrink plastic.

The leaves, sentiment & grass are from GKDesigns

and the banner is from Inspired by Stamping

Hope you like it and get some inspiration.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sweet Strawberries


Today I decided to enter a card into the Casology blog

The digi stamp is from :
which I have colored with my Inktense pencils

The sentiment and uncolored strawberries are from GKDesigns; 'Sweet Strawberries'
I am also entering it into Stamptv challenge

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Poppies and Butterflies

I have used a digital image by Anne Fenton
and my
sentiment is also a digital by Paulette
which I added to Anne's frame.
I have also entered this card in:

I colored the poppies using my Inktense Pencils, the butterfly is a Spellbinders die, 
the frame impression on the card is also Spellbinders.
I have also used Liquid Pearls which I must admit I struggle with.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Styrofoam Snow

Today I have a card using Styrofoam for snow.  It is the first time I have done this and I must admit it is quite messy but fun!  
And isn't fun what it is all about!

Stamp sets used:  'Spring Things 2013' (the fence)  from Marks Finest Papers A Heinrich Co
'Life is Good' by Theresa Momber at GKDesigns

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Jewish New Year

I have a few Jewish New Year cards to create.
Here is my first one.
The digi is a colored one from TLC  so it was very easy.  All I had to decide was which dies to use - 
all are from Spellbinders.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Bumble Bee Queen

For this card I used a digi stamp by 'Anne Fenton'
Hexagon stamps set  and Vintage Label set by 'Inspired by Stamping'
Sentiment is from 'GKD'
Spellbinders Hexagon die.
I have entered it on the following:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Shrink Plastic Wheelbarrow

Today I have chosen to make my own embellishments.
Stamps used are from GKdesigns
The wheelbarrow was stamped on shrink plastic and colored.
The flowers are quilled and the tree colored with my Inktense Pencils.
The scene has been mounted on pink card stock which has been embossed and then onto a white card base.

and added it to my photos over at The Outlawz.