Thursday, 20 July 2017

You had Me At Hello - Fusion Guest Designer

Good evening,

It's time for a new challenge over at Fusion and the inspiration pic this week features some pretty neutrals teamed with gold, embossed sentiments. I chose to go with the colours but you can play along using the sketch or the colours or even combine them both:

I used a few different PTI sets for my card - Lovely Layers and Center Style Masculine.  I used the matching Lovely Layers die to cut the petals and stamped and embossed some of the detail in gold, then added a sentiment from Autumn Abundance. I'm really happy with how this one turned out!

So now it's your turn. Link your card up to the challenge and play along...and don't forget to call by the talented DT to send them some love!

Thanks for calling by,


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Morning all,

Here's another card for the latest My Favorite Things sketch challenge:

I've used a selection of sweet little critters from Polynesian Paradise. The film strip has been cut using my Silhouette and the dp is from My Minds Eye. 

That's all folks!

Claire x

Monday, 17 July 2017

One Layer Coloured Cardbase

Hello, hello,

I made a very quick card for AAA and Less is More's combined challenge to create a one layer card on a coloured card base:

This was a bit of an experiment with Perfect Pearls - I mixed the powders with water and used them like a paint on a gold embossed Doodlie Do bloom from PTI. The sentiment's from Waltzingmouse. 

Quick post for a quick card!

Thanks for stopping,

Claire x

Just editing this post as it's been pointed out by a couple of members in the LIM DT that it can't be counted as a one layer due to the panel. I thought I might get away with it rules is rules as they say...

Friday, 14 July 2017

Paper Smooches - Anything Goes!

Hello folks,

It's been such a busy couple of weeks - with family over from the UK,  a trip to the Blue Mountains school holidays and work, there's been very little time make cards.
I thought I'd try and get my mojo going again by taking part in July's Paper Smooches challenge which is Anything Goes:

I stamped a panel of Curls and Swirls and the sentiment is from Sentiment Sampler. I used quite a few different colours which made the panel look a little too busy so I cut out a centre panel, matted it on black cardstock and covered the remainder with vellum to soften it.  I also added a few crystals to add a little shine. 

Not sure if my mojo's returned but it's a start!

Have a great weekend!

Claire x

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Fusion Guest Designer

Hello folks!

I  was chuffed to bits to be asked by Karren to be a guest designer for a couple of months over at Fusion card challenge. Some of the DT will be taking a break over their Summer and as it's cold and miserable here in the Southern Hemisphere, it's the perfect time for a couple of us Aussies to be taking over (or honorary Aussie in my case.)

This week's challenge has a beach theme picture for inspiration. You can either use the sketch to whet your inky appetite or just be inspired by the pic. You can even combine them both as I've done in the card below:

My background is a piece of Kaisercraft dp which happened to fit in perfectly with the background on the inspiration pic. I've coloured some Altenew Hennah Elements blooms with Copics and added a touch of turquoise twine. 

You have two weeks to submit your project for the chance to become a Zen Master!

Thanks for popping by,

Claire x

Saturday, 24 June 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Colour Challenge

Hi bloggers,

CAS-ual Fridays is having a colour challenge this week using coral, aqua and grey:

I've used Bravo for my one layer card card.  I love the font on this set and it's so easy to make a quick congrats card by fitting all the words together. I've also used part of a border stamp from Bold Wishes - it was the perfect size to fill in the gap on the right hand side.  The bold 5 has lots of large dots on it which I've covered in some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets to add some texture.

I've been inspired by Jenni's card over at Muse - such a clever design with a variety of thank you sentiments.  I'm also popping it over to Time Out where the theme is Celebrations with the Optional Twist of One Layer Cards.  I think I can get away with it - isn't is about celebrating an achievement? Or am I pushing it a bit far?! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Claire x

Monday, 19 June 2017

My Favorite Things Camp Create Day 5 and Bonus Challenge: Glitzy Glitter and Dry Embossing

Hello folks,

I've been in a card making frenzy over the last few days and managed to play along in all 5 challenges for My Favorite Things Camp Create. I've even sneaked in a card for the bonus challenge which is dry embossing. 

First up is Stephanie's challenge to use glitter on our cards. Her video explaining how is here:

I used MFT's Die-namics Sunflower die for my card. I have a feeling this may no longer be available at the MFT store but it's always been one of my favourites.  I've got heaps of use out of my Bundles of Blossoms background stamp - I love using it with white embossing powder on a white background as I've done here.  The sentiment is from Polynesian Paradise.

As a bonus technique, Stephanie also included a video on dry embossing.  I used the previous glitter
technique on Die-namics Upsy-Daisy and embossed a stitched frame from Die-namics Blueprints 24   
on to the gold circle. I've also embossed a stitched frame from the same set around the edge of the card. The black flag has Bundles of Blossoms embossed in black embossing powder too.

Well that's it for MFT cards this week - I've really enjoyed joining in with all the challenges. Hope you had the time to get creative!

Claire x