Sunday, 21 September 2014

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Muse Challenge #85

I really struggled to get my mojo going with this Muse Challenge

I had wanted to go with something quite modern and CAS. Mixing the 2 SSS stamp sets - Scribble Flowers and Favorite Flowers, I came up with this.

I didn't want the swirls to be in black, so stamped in Versamark, and embossed in white.

Hello Friend

One Layer Simplicity Challenge #9 : Hip to be Square.

A little bit of masking ...

I will also enter this into the NBUS Challenge #2 (Never-BeforeUsed Schtuff). Thank you Darnell for organising this .... I have way too many "virgin" stamps due to excessive one-line shopping!!! They arrive too fast that I I feel inundated. I think a moratorium on buying new stamps is in dire need! 

Friday, 19 September 2014


This week's CASology challenge ...

I was inspired by the lovely sunset tonight. I just love sunsets .... I feel they are a once off painting gifted to us.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Happy Birthday

My last entry for the SSS Flickr Challenge #1. I don't think I've ever made so many "orange" cards!! It is so not my go-to colour. Been quite a challenge.

I think this is my favorite ... more CAS and light.

The centers and little dots were mounted on foam dots, and I add some white enamel accents. I love this chevron ribbon from May Arts.

Leaves 3

The last of my leaves series for the SSS Flickr Challenge #1. I added the swirls stamps of the Favorite Flowers set, and the sentiment and tag of the Tiny Tags set.

I inked up a white silk ribbon with the distress inks to match the background. I added glossy accents to the swirls to make them shine like berries.


Another entry for the SSS Flickr Challenge #1. We need to use at least 3 of the colours.

Mixing up the Scribble Flowers and Birthday Balloons sets. The stars are in soft graphite, charcoal and black with Wink of Stella which doesn't show much in the photo. The swirls have Diamond stickles.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Leaves 2

One of the reasons that my craft studio gets so cluttered is that I don't like to throw things away ... so Instead of just throwing the negative die cut of my leaves, I decided to use it on another card. So this is my second card for the SSS Flickr Challenge #1.

I wanted to put green behind the stencil, so I sprayed some cardstock with Mister Huey Cash Money. Then I stamped the Hero Arts La Lettre stamp in HA Silver on the green. I also stamped the white card in 2 opposite corners.

I had my stash of SSS stamp sets next to me and Favorite Flowers was on the top. I realised that the doodle leaf stamp would fit in the larger leaves perfectly. I love it when a plan comes together! I added a freehand doodle line to frame it.

There is some sort of optical illusion going on here, as no matter how many times and ways I try to photograph it, the leaves look like they are in front of the orange/yellow background, when in fact, it is the reverse!

And guess what?

There is still some of that negative cut left, so another card is in the making!

Welcome Baby

For the Pattern Paper Challenge of Virginia and the A Blog Named Hero : Patterned Paper Challenge.

Leaves 1

Simon Says Stamps have started a new competition on their SSS Flickr Group. Yay!

The challenge is to use at least 3 of the 5 colours - and to use an exclusive SSS product.

I started off by inking up some paper with Distress Inks then splattering over some Silver Distress paint, and die cutting with the Clustered Leaves Craft die. On the background I used the Leaf stencil and sprayed with Mister Huey Cash Money spray. I then stamped the Hero Arts La Lettre stamp with HA Silver ink. When I glued the diecut down, I offset it off the stenciled shape to give light above it.

Here is a close up of the offset, and silver splatters.

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