Monday, November 28, 2022

Happy Birthday Susan!

Hi everyone.  Today is Susan's birthday (Cardmaker's Garret) ... my dear friend that I've known for over 10 years.  We met on-line through a stamping forum and found out that we only lived about 1/2 hour drive away from each other.  We've been meeting up in person (and online with Zoom calls during COVID) ever since. :)

Susan's favourite colour is blue, so I watercoloured some blue flowers using Distress Inks Salty Ocean and Unchartered Mariner.  LOVE the Mariner colour!.  The background is a stencil monoprint of one of my favourite stencils, Mini Tiny Dots.  It's especially good used in a monoprint.  I stamped the image in black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder before watercolouring.

Card inside ...
Susan, I hope you have the most lovely day, my friend!  xx

I'm sending this card to the Seize the Birthday Challenge #252.  Didn't do the Topping this time ...


And, I'm also sending this card to the Stencil Fun November Challenge.  This is my third entry this month! :)


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Stamps:  Bouquet of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp); Good Wishes (Penny Black); Gratitude (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Unchartered Mariner (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories:   Mini Tiny Circles stencil (Crafter's Workshop), Clear embossing powder, heat tool, 

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Holiday Sprigs Cards

Hi everyone.  I was recently inspired by Janet (Swanlady Impressions).  She made the most beautiful set of Christmas cards with the Holiday Sprigs stamp set from Simon Says; stamps, dies, stencil.  As soon as I saw her post, I hopped on-line at SSS and bought all three.  Thank you Janet! :)

Since I saw Janet's post, I have seen other on-line friends using this set.  Check out the cards made by my sweet friend Jenny, (click HERE) ... and a tag made by the lovely JoAnn (click HERE).  I'm sure this set will be a favourite for many years. :)

I'm sending the top card to the Color Hues Challenge #53 - Scarlet and Green.  
I do love using traditional colours for Christmas cards. :)

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I've had a lot of fun using my new purchase to create a variety of cards (10 in total), each with a mix of elements and different layouts.  Here's a second card from the same set.  This time I used stamps, dies, and stencil ...
And because this is a new-to-me stamps and stencil, I'm sending the above card (wreath) over to NBUS Challenge #44 and Stencil Fun November Challenge.  :)

  

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One more to share ...

And ... I'm sending the above card - Holiday greetings to the Rudolph Days November Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes.  I'm happy that I've been able to enter each month this year! Yay!

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Stamps:  Holiday Sprigs (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Obsidian Pigment ink (Altenew); Versamark; Distress Inks:  Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Rustic Wilderness, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz)  
Accessories:   Holiday Sprigs dies (Simon Says Stamp); Holiday Sprigs stencil (Simon Says Stamp), sponges and brushes, Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder, heat tool, White Acrylic pen (Posca)

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

Penny Black - Berry Bouquet

Hi everyone.  Sharing another wonderful stamp (Berry Bouquet 40-860), from the Penny Black Christmas release.

I love this sweet vase filled with berry branches.  I kept the design very CAS by inking up the whole image with Brushed Corduroy distress ink.  More distress ink was added to the vase portion ... this time Gathered Twigs, before spritzing with a light mist of water and stamping onto my mixed media card front.  A wet paint brush was used to move some of the colour around on the vase.  I then inked up the berries with a marker (Stampin' Up's! Real Red marker).  I spritzed lightly again with water and stamped onto my mixed media card front; then left it to dry naturally.  The red mixed with the brushed corduroy ink to create lovely, deep coloured berries.  The sentiment (Jolly Snippets 30-925) is stamped in the same SU! real red ink.  To finish, I used my white acrylic pen to add dots to the berries.

Close-up ...
I'm sending this over to the Merry Little Christmas Challenge #47 - Anything Christmas Goes ...


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Stamps:  Berry Bouquet; Jolly Snippets (both Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz); Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:   water mister, white acrylic pen (Posca)

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Penny Black - Loads of Cheer

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing another new image, this is from the Loads of Cheer (30-920) stamp set.  This stamp set is from the Christmas release from Penny Black.

I stamped the image in black ink and heat embossed in clear.  I watercoloured the sweet bear and tree and added a bit of colour at the bottom to ground the image.  I added gold glitz glitter gel to the stars to give them some sparkle, as well as red glitz glitter gel to the ornaments on the tree.  Snow glitter paste was used to add even more sparkle and texture to the bear's hat cuff and pompom.

To finish, I stamped a sentiment from the Penny Black Shine Upon You (30-938) stamp set.  I thought the message was perfect to go with this adorable bear. :)

Close-up ...
I'm sending this card to the Christmas Kickstart #68 Challenge - Trees, Trees, Trees!

And entering into PB Saturday November Challenge - second entry ...
And, last, but definitely not least, I'm sending this over to NBUS Challenge #44! :)

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Stamps:  Loads of Cheer; Shine Upon You (both Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Black Obsidian (Altenew); Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Candied Apple (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, watercolour paint brushes, Gold and Red Glitz Glitter Gel (Simon Says), Snow Glitter Paste (Aleene's), white acrylic pen (Posca)

Challenges: