Make It Monday #141 – Adding Glitter with Heat & Stick Powder – Card 1

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I’ve had a jar of Heat and Stick powder sitting with my embossing supplies for a few years and was keen to try it out with glitter after watching the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday video this week. I’ve also had a jar of chunky green glitter sitting in my stash for ages and thought I’d use that for the leaves on the Simple Sunflower set. This glitter was a little  *too* chunky to take the shape of the leaves properly, but never mind, I do like the texture of it :). I used some old Stampin Up gold embossing powder for the centres of the sunflowers and liked the burnished gold colour that became when heated.

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I did have another go at the technique with a finer glitter and will post that card tomorrow.

Thanks for looking!

Deanne

Plaid stamping

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Ever since I saw Kristina Werner’s wonderful plaid stamping card here I’ve been wanting to try this technique. I got my chance today when I unpacked some new goodies I’d ordered from WPlus9 and Papertrey Ink. I used two of the stripes from the WPlus9 Country Charm set and two from Papertrey Ink’s Super Stripes set to create this plaid. I’m a recent convert to photopolymer stamps, and have to say that this technique really demonstrates the benefits of good quality clear stamps. I was able to line all the stripes up without a stamp-a-ma-jig in sight ;).

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This week’s CASology theme is “triangle”, so I did some masking to create the triangle tree shape in colours inspired by the current WPlus9 Monday Mood Board #23 challenge.
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Aren’t the colours in this photo simply gorgeous?  For the inks I used Stampin Up Tangerine Tango, Crisp Cantaloupe, Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz. The mood board reminded me of the beautiful cut roses my Mum gave me yesterday fresh from her garden. I placed them in one of my vases from a favourite local store, Bison Ceramics.

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And here’s a photo of the card in progress with the masking still attached (I used extra large sticky-notes). I’ll keep practising the technique – it’s quite addictive!

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Thanks for looking!
Deanne

Retro Sketches #89 and Colour Q #215

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Hello! It’s a lovely sunny Spring day here and as I’m not working today and the kids are at school I’ve had a couple of hours to create – bliss :). I really liked this week’s Retro Sketches layout and thought I’d combine it with the Colour Q challenge.

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These bright colours all together are a little out of my comfort zone, but on the white background I do like the combination. I had an old reel of Bravo Burgundy ribbon and added the little flower buttons from the SU Brights collection. The Pumpkin Pie circle needed something extra so I added the white dashed line with a white pen.

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Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!

Deanne

Dynamic Duos #78

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Hello! This week’s Dynamic Duos challenge colours inspired this card using the Hero Arts Winter Scene stamp which I’ve embossed onto Crumb Cake card. The photograph doesn’t really show it but this stamp gave a beautifully detailed image. I mounted it onto the Always Artichoke card with a Stampin Up greeting – and decided not to brush away the errant pieces of white embossing powder here, hoping they might add to a snowy effect ;).

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Thanks for looking!
Deanne

colourQ challenge #214

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This is my first time entering the colourQ challenge! I needed a card for my son’s friend who’s turning six and this palette seemed like a good option for his card, below.

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The Bashful Blue panel is embossed with the SU Alphabet Press folder – my background in book publishing has given me a weakness for anything with typography on it. The main image is from the SU Ronald  McDonald set Tag It. To give the balloons a little more dimension I added crystal effects.

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Thanks for looking!
DW.

I’m back!

imageOoh so long between posts – I guess  that’s what happens when you move house (twice), build a home, pack your youngest off to school and start back at work :). I have managed to do the odd bit of paper crafting now and then, but am really hoping to make it part of my regular routine again. So I am setting myself the challenge to make a couple of cards each week, post them here and hopefully enter some challenges. Wish me luck!

Yesterday I managed to make two cards. Not particularly complex but on the card above I did enjoy colouring the leaves directly on the rubber with SU markers. And the one below is a possible Christmas card option for this year. Both cards use all SU supplies.

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Magnolia Down Under Challenge #113


This is my first time joining in the Magnolia Down Under Challenges. What a lovely sketch this week! And good timing as I had to make a card for my son’s 4th birthday tomorrow. When I saw the tag element I thought it would be nice to write down some of his favourite things. Since I hardly scrapbook anymore, I might have to start including a tag or journalling note in every birthday card from now on :).

Supplies:
Stamps: Magnolia Edwin with Bike, Magnolia Sweet Rainbow Bird Background
Colouring tools: Copic Sketch markers
Cardstock, patterned paper and punches: SU

Thanks for looking!
Deanne

TOMIC Challenge #15 Chocolate!

Who could resist a challenge involving chocolate? This week’s TOMIC challenge is to use brown and cream with a chocolate theme. My Magnolia stamp collection is rapidly increasing, but I don’t yet have a cooking-related stamp, so I used the Tilda Strawberry Yummy stamp. Look closely and you’ll see Tilda’s basket contains chocolate-dipped strawberries – I hope that counts! I’ve also used the wonderful Magnolia Vintage Daisies Doohickey Die and inked the daisy petal edges using SU Chocolate Chip ink. There is a little bit of Hero Arts cream lace too.

Supplies:
Stamps: Magnolia Strawberry Yummy Tilda
Colouring tools for image: Copic Sketch markers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: SU Chocolate Chip, Vanilla & Kraft.
Lace: Hero Arts
Paper, Eyelet Punch, Circle Cutter and Gemstones: SU.

Thanks for looking!

Deanne

TOMIC Challenge #13 School & Metal

A quick one for this week’s TOMIC challenge – my youngest son starts preschool next year so I made a tag for his calico library bag. I don’t have any school-theme Magnolia stamps (yet ;)), so just went for this cute Sherwood Edwin one instead! Hopefully this colourful tag will help Liam spot his library bag easily. Here it is tied on:

Supplies:
Stamps: Magnolia Sherwood Edwin
Colouring tools: Copic markers
Cardstock, ribbon & metal embellishments: Stampin Up
Patterned paper: Kaisercraft
Rub-ons: Making Memories

Thanks for looking!
Penguin Chick