Monday, 30 November 2015

Another Christmas card

The challenge this week at Less is More is FRUIT.  Now like many of us, I'm still fixed in Christmas card production mode, so naturally my thoughts turned to 'and a Partridge in a pear tree'.  Luckily, I own the Stampin' Up! stamp set 'Partridge and Pears', so this is what I created:

Card Recipe:
Image and sentiment:  Partridge and Pears by SU
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Watercolour pens
Heat embossed with Ranger Platinum embossing powder on watercolour paper
Gold glitter strip and gold sequins

Monday, 23 November 2015

My cup of Tea

The theme this week at Less is More is numbers and here is my card:

I was thinking 'tea for two' then remembered that a grand-daughter of a friend of mine is a manager for the city store:  T2.  Perfect I thought!

Stamp:  Tearrific by Janes Doodles
Colour:  Copic
Paper:  Echo Park 6 x 6" pad Sunny Days Ahead

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Santa theme

Back with another challenge at Less is More - this time the one layer card has the theme of Santa - very appropriate as most of us are well into making Christmas cards, aren't we?  For this CAS challenge, I returned to an old favourite stamp of mine, with a little alteration. One of the birds in this little set by Lawn Fawn is wearing a beanie, so I just inked it up below the top of the hat, and added a Santa hat by hand - I'm no artist, but I think this passes (just).

Stamp:  Season's Tweetings by Lawn Fawn
Card:  Thick whisper white by Stampin' Up!
Ink:  SU Early Espresso, Versafine Onyx Black
Colour:  Inktense Pencils by Derwent

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Thinking of You

Just had a little time to enter into the Less is More  challenge this week, with their colour challenge being Fire.

I just couldn't resist trying some distress ink 'smooshing' onto watercolour paper to create my fire colour panel from which to die cut some never before used feather dies - the large one is by Hot off the Press, and the smaller one is from Simon Says Stamp.  Because I also had a matching stamp, I tried gold embossing one of the feathers, but it covered up too much of that beautiful colour, so I partially hid it behind.  Love the fire-coloured feathers - perhaps they belong to a tropical bird?

Sentiment:  Annabelle Stamps 'Fanciful Flowers', linen twine by SU and enamel dots by MME, stitched panel from the Basic Set by ME.

Scrapbook Boutique Monthly Challenge and Blog Hop

Are you ready for another challenge and blog hop at Scrapbook Boutique ?    Today's inspiration is sure to get you in the mood to create something for Christmas, but before we check out the photo, here is the information on how to participate in the challenge.

There are two ways you can participate in this challenge, and have a chance to win a prize:  you can comment on each blog, ending with the SBB blog, or you can create a project (either a card, scrapbook layout or off the page project) inspired by this photo.  Of course you can do both for a chance to win both prizes!  Please check out the rules of entry, and the prizes at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog and note that this challenge is only open to Australian residents.

You should have arrived here from Angela's blog.

This month's inspiration photo:

and my card created with Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia Candle:

and a close up of the whimsical blue poinsettias

This card just involved stamping and colouring with Copics and mounting on pattern paper from the Kaisercraft 6 x6" pad Holy Night.  It was a lot of fun to do and I think makes a great Christmas card too

From here you should hop over to  Judith's blog!

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Wise bird

It's Lucky Dip week at Less is More this week, and the challenge is to paper piece. The DTs had some fun inspiration again this week, but I have chosen to use one of my new stamps from Tim Holtz Crazy Birds.

The sentiment is from another owl stamp, by Unity, and the papers were from a 6" x6'" pad from my stash.  I used Glossy Accents over his eyes and beak.  I think this will make a good masculine birthday card:)

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Christmas cards - 5 cards - one design

I don't usually make more than one or two cards to the same design, but these Christmas cards using mostly Stampin' Up! supplies kept inspiring me, so I kept going!  May not make any more now, but they were fun - enough interest with the different colour combos and tree designs to keep me creating!



Stamps:  SU Festival of Trees (from last year), 
SU designer paper
JOY die by Wplus9
SU embossing folders