Friday 27 November 2020

All the Hos

 It's the last Fusion challenge of the year and we're going out in cuteness!  I played with the sketch but did bring in elements from the photo as well.

I bought this adorable stamp set to hopefully inspire me to make some Christmas cards.  I stamped all four images in the set, colored them with Copics and fussy-cut them out.  

Onto a white card base, I added two strips of red cardstock top and bottom and in the middle the gold-embossed background stamp which was stamped onto cream cardstock.  In between the various pieces I added a thin strip of gold foil cardstock.

The sentiment was die-cut 9 times and each word was stacked three high before being adhered to the card front.  I added the little dog with foam tape and coloured all the red elements of the image with clear sparkle pen.  I finished the card with some Nuvo crystal drops.

Thanks for visiting.  I do hope you'll play along and go visit the challenge blog to see the wonderful cards made by the rest of the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Christmas Puppies (Gerda Steiner), Christmas Background (MFT)
Ink:  Amalgam (Gina K), Versamark
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Blu Raspberry, Wild Cherry (MFT), Gold Foil Cardstock
Dies:  Hos (SSS)
Accessories:  Copics, Antique Gold EP (SSS), Carribbean Ocean Nuvo Crystal Drops


Thursday 26 November 2020

Glittery Thanks

 Hi!  This is a quick post showcasing a quick card made for the latest Freshly Made Sketch challenge, where our hostess is Amy O'Neill.  I took a few liberties with the sketch - adjusting the dimensions of the elements but I hope you can still see the sketch.

I had about 15 minutes to make a card this last weekend so turned to dies and glitter cardstock for impact.  An embossing folder adds interest without clutter.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you'll check out the wonderful cards made by the rest of the DT.

Products used:

Cardstock:  White, Black, Copper Sparkle, Green Apple Sparkle (MFT)
Dies:  Layering Leaves (Concord & 9th), Bold Thanks (Altenew)
Accessories:  Weathered EF (Taylored Expressions), Copper Penny Nuvo Drops, Apple Green Nuvo Drops


Thursday 19 November 2020

Christmas Cookies

 Thanks for stopping by!  It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches where our host this week is Narelle Farrugia.

I spent some time on the weekend playing with The Greetery's Hug in a Mug Sweet Treats die set (yes, more products from The Greetery!). I made some cookies using the dies, glitter cardstock and some elements from the embellishment kit.  It's hard to see in the photo, but I did sponge some Antique Linen distress ink around the edges of the cookies to make them look baked.

Once I was finished, I arranged them onto a red cardstock panel to match the sketch and then added an embossed sentiment.  This was then layered onto a Desert Storm card base.  This is definitely going to have to be delivered by hand as it's quite dimensional as you can see in the photo below,

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you'll check out the wonderful cards made by the rest of the DT.

Products used:

Stamps:  Sweet Holiday Penguins (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark, Antique Linen, Ground Espresso Distress Inks
Cardstock:  Neenah Desert Storm; Wild Cherry, Biscotti, Hot Fudge, Red Glitter Cardstock (MFT), white
Dies:  Hug in a Mug Sweet Treats (The Greetery), Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Hug in a Mug Embellishment Kit (The Greetery)


Friday 13 November 2020

Hydrangea Can

 I'm back with a new card for the latest Fusion challenge and we have a beautiful photo to inspire you.  I played solely with the photo this time.

I decided to try and replicate the centrepiece in the photo using the stamps I had to hand, which were all NBUS products from The Greetery.  I stamped all the elements then when I finished with the watering can, I over-stamped with Versamark ink and dusted on some bronze Perfect Pearls to give a lovely metallic sheen which you can see in the last photo.

I arranged the images and adhered them to a cream card base.  I then went about the sentiment.  I decided to keep it tone-one-tone and stacked three cream die-cut "thanks" words together before adhering them to the card.

Thanks for visiting.  The DT have some gorgeous cards, so I hope you'll check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Petite Eucalyptus, Budding Beauties:  Summer; Sprinkled with Kindness (The Greetery)
Ink:  Grass Fields, Fall Harves, Warm Gray sets (Altenew), Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Cream
Dies:  Petite Eucalyptus, Budding Beauties:  Summer; Sprinkled with Kindness (The Greetery), Thanks (SSS)
Accessories:  Perfect Bronze Perfect Pearls (Ranger)


Thursday 12 November 2020

Bunch of Lemons

 Hi and welcome to my blog!  It's my turn to host over at Freshly Made Sketches and as is my way, I came up with a very simple sketch.  Here's the card I made using it:

I didn't actually intend for the bunch of fruit and flowers to be quite so big but I like how it looked so left it as it was.  The black & white washi tape was added to a small white panel and I then added a thin sliver of gold foil cardstock.  I popped the whole panel up on a white card base using foam tape and went to work on my arrangement.

All these elements are from various sets from The Greetery and are multi-step sets, so they were easy to stamp and arrange.  I finished the card with a gold-embossed sentiment.  This card went to my older sister for her birthday a few weeks ago.
Thanks for visiting!  I hope you'll check out the rest of the DT cards and have a go yourself.

Products used:

Stamps:  Autumn Sketches, Simple Things, Signed & Sealed With a Kiss, Lemon Blossom (The Greetery), Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Ink:  Spring Bouquet 1, Grass Fields, Pocketful of Sunshine, Four Scoops, Tranquility (Altenew), Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Gold Foil
Dies:  Autumn Sketches, Simple Things, Signed & Sealed With a Kiss (The Greetery)
Accessories:  Antique Gold EP, Gradient Lines Washi Tape (Altenew)


Thursday 5 November 2020

Pinwheel Celebrations

 Hi all and welcome to the newest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is Judy Rozema and here is what I did with her sketch:

I had just received the Pinwheel Party stencils and dies so decided to take them for a spin on this card.  I used a couple of different aqua and lime inks with the stencils and stenciled over a full white panel as well as the fishtail flag die-cut.  Once I was finished I adhered the full panel to a white card base and the flag die-cut on top using foam tape - matching the stenciling.  

I added some die-cut pinwheels as well and finished with a die-cut sentiment (which is a bit lower down than the sketch but I thought the top of my card was busy enough).

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you'll check out the wonderful cards made by the rest of the design team.

Products used:

Ink:  Tropical Forest, Sweet Dreams sets (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, Black
Dies:  Pinwheel Party (The Greetery), Jumbo Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Pinwheel Party Stencils (The Greetery), Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen