Archive | May 2015

Tim Holtz Tags of 2015 – May

Tim Holtz Tag May 2015

Here is my take on Tim Holtz’s Tags of 2015 – May . Head over to Tims blog for details of how he created May’s Tag and to look at all the other lovely tags there.


Less is Moore – Use some Metal


I made this card to fit with a challenge over at Simply Less Is Moore, use Some Metal. The metal I have used is gilding flakes. I sponged on some IndigoBlu FlitterGlu onto a peice of card and covered with gilding flakes, I used a mixture of small circle dies to cut out and glued ono the card. The sentiment is from Scribbled Sentiments Collection. I went over the sentiment with a gold/bronze gel pen and added some more scribbles at the top right hand corner of the card.

I’m entering this card in the following challenge:

Less Is Moore – Use some Metal


grandma's card

To make this card I used the Anemone set from Sheena Douglas , which has coordinating stamps and dies. I coloured the flowers with Cosmic Shimmer paints, Purple Violet, Midnight Blue, Rose Hue,Yellow Sun and White Pearl. I mixed colours until a got a leafy green to paint the leaves cut and stamped from the same Anenome set.  I used an 8 x 8 card blank and cut a lacy appeture using the Portuguese Background die from Creative Expressions. This comes as a set of 5 dies , I used the largest decorative die, the middle decorative die and the centre cut out rectangle die. I did this so that the patterns are cut out but remain “in” the card. I attached some velum to the inside of the front and stamped my sentiment. I attached the flowers using both foam pads and tacky glue, I do find that with this type of paint the foam pads on their own do not stick for long!!

I’m entering this card in the following challenges :

Allsorts Challenge Blog Wk 312 Birthday

Love To Scrap ltscb 54 Anything goes


3 colour butterfly

A clean and simple card today but one I really like for the bright colours, it really does make me smile 🙂  I used snippets of white and yellow card to punch the butterflies, I actually have loads in a pot, I can’t bear to throw out “bits” so every scrap of card I cut out butterflies or hearts or stars or flowers and put them in pots ready to use, the pots are getting fuller !!

But back to this card…. I coloured the white butterflies green and purple to fit with the challenge I had in mind, I shaped the wings on the butterflies and played arround with positioning until I was happy and glued them down. I stamped the sentiment ,with Memento Grape Jelly. The stamp is from Visible Image Make Me Smile Set.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges

CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge 125  

Snippets Playground

One for my brother

maleroom 1

I made this card for my brother whose birthday it is tomorrow.  I cut 3 pieces of card and stamped the image (center panel), using Spectrum Noir pens to colour,(BG5 BG3 and BT6). I used some liquid pearls for the stars and some glossy accents for the little triangles. I cut out 3 presents and ballons and coloured with BT6, I added some spots and stripes using a black gel pen. I glued these onto the other two peices of white card and edged all 3 with Pear Green Promarker and then the black gel pen. I matted this onto another piece of white card edged again with Pear Green Promarker. I matted onto white card the matted onto more white card edged with BG3. I cut out the tab in white card and matted onto a slightly larger peice that I had coloured using BT6. I added a teeny tiny circle coloured with BG4. I placed this tab under all the layers. Finally I added some strings to the ballons with the black gel pen.

I’m entering this card into the folowing challenges

Sketch Saturday wk 362   

The Male Room Challenge 10


mm butterflyI made this card  a bit at a time, I had no idea where I was going with it so just kept on playing till I was happy with how it looked. I started with some texture paste and a dotty stencil onto a pattern paper, before the paste dried I sprinkled on some brusho’s and spritz with water, when dry I used Antiqued Bronze and Dusty Concord Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains and also some pearlized white spritzing ink from Docrafts. I used my scissors to distress the edges. I stamped the sentiment twice using Black and Grape Jelly Archival, doing this gives the sentiment a shadow.   For the butterfly I embossed a stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils and cut out. I used Creative Expressions gilding wax to colour the butterfly.The colours I used were Vintage Plum, Graceful Lilac,Cast Bronze,and Enchanted Gold. I added little sequins stars to the flowers and used 3 colours of liquid pearls roughly mixed on the body of the butterfly. For the background I used a script embossing folder and gave it a layer of gesso, it was pink card, not the right colour so I changed it with gilding wax and sprays! I used Dusty Concord spray and the guilding waxes I used were Graceful Lilac, Graceful Pink,Deep Red, Pearl Moon and Cast Bronze.

I’m entering this card in The Mixed Media Card Challenge #11 Wings


Each week Color Throwdown have a colour challenge over on their blog,

Below is my entry,

CT 343

I used a Sixxiz die,( Labels Long 659131 ) to cut banners in the colours of this challenge, using a silver gel pen I faux stitched to add a little detail, placing them  behind another banner cut from the same set of dies on which I had used a little Barn Door Distress ink to add more colour ! I cut a small shape that seemed to fit within the red and stamped my sentiment and again faux stitched to match the banners. Finally I added lots of small dots cut from the scraps using a hole punch, I really love the dots on this and think I will be doing that again 🙂

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