Thursday, 24 August 2017


For my second post today, I have a card for the Delightful Die-Cutting challenge at Camp Create.  For this card, I wanted to make dies the feature of the card (obviously!), so pulled out my Soda Pop Bottles dies and went to work with my distress inks.

I used Bristol Smooth cardstock and Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade ink for my bottles.  I masked off the top portion of the bottle before inking.  I should point out that the blending foam I used for the Squeezed Lemonade had some orange ink on it so it gave an interesting finish :)

The sentiment is white embossed and I rounded opposite corners.  I finished the card with some Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Thanks for visiting!

Products used:

Stamps:  Soda Pop (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White,Black, Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Soda Pop Bottles
Accessories:  White EP, Nuvo Crystal Drops


So Sorry

I'm back with another card for Camp Create and this card is for the Monochromatic Magic challenge.

I went with grays for my card and came up with this:

I took a panel of Fog cardstock and stenciled over the Geometric Grid stencil with Smoked Hickory Distress Ink, fading out towards the top right of the panel.  I then adhered that to a wider panel of Smoke cardstock and then a wider panel of Slate cardstock and finally onto a white top-folding card base.

I went looking through my MFT stamps for a suitable sentiment and found this one from the Sweet Succulents set and as it was appropriate for the look I was going for and fit in the gap, I went for it.  I finished the card with some die-cut leaves cut from Slate cardstock and a tiny little twine bow.

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Sweet Succulents (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark, Smoked Hickory Distress Ink
Cardstock:  White, Fog, Smoke, Slate, Black (SSS)
Dies:  Layered Leaves (MFT)
Accessories:  Geometric Grid Stencil, twine, white EP


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Winter Warmth

Hi and welcome!  We interrupt our Camp Create cards to bring you the latest challenge from Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is the fabulous French Cecile Ribon!  And here is her sketch:

I used the colors from the current MFT challenge for my Christmas card this week.  This card can be added to my pathetically small pile of Christmas cards :)

I used the Winter Warmth stamps and dies that I bought in the recent retirement sale and stamped them using the challenge colors (or my equivalent of the challenge colors).  I added some mint colored spatters in the background to represent the circle in the sketch and all the clothing is the rest of the sketch elements.

Thanks for visiting!  Head on over and check out the fabulous cards by the rest of the DT.

Products used:

Stamps:  Winter Warmth, Winter Wonderland, Distressed Patterns (MFT)
Ink: Mint, Teal, Soft Navy, Coral Reef (SSS)
Cardstock:  White
Dies:  Winter Warmth
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen



And the marathon card-making session continues!  I made the last four cards for this round of Camp Create tonight and will post them today and tomorrow.

This card is for the Background Bonanza challenge.

Emboss resist, Distress Oxide inks and black die-cut and embossed sentiment - nothing original here :)  The die-cut word was painted with clear sparkle pen then clear embossed three times to give a raised shiny look.

Thanks for visiting!  I'm also linking this up to Seize the Birthday's challenge.

Products used:

Stamps:  Roses All Over, Happy Hippos (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks
Cardstock:  White, Black, Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Blueprints 21, Celebrate (MFT)
Accessories:  White EP, Clear EP, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen


Tuesday, 22 August 2017


And I'm back with my second card today for Camp Create - this time for Day 2 - Magnificent Masking.

I created this one-layer card by first stamping and masking the palm tree.  I then masked off the top and bottom of the ink-blended panel.  Once that was complete, I used some torn paper as a mask for the sand.  The reverse of that mask was used for the sea, along with another straight piece of paper.  Finally I sponged in the sky.  All the inks I used for the sponging were Distress Oxide inks and the paper is Bristol Smooth.

Once I was finished, I removed all the masks, colored the palm tree and used a Sharpie paint pen to add the waves and foam.  To give the tree something to "rest" on, I stamped the sentiment right underneath.  The birds are from the Party Like a Pirate set.

I'm also adding this to the AAA Cards Masking challenge.  Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Penguins in Paradise, Party Like a Pirate (MFT)
Ink:  Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Antique Linen, Broken China, Salty Ocean Distress Oxides
Cardstock:  Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Blueprints 25 (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, White Sharpie Paint Pen



So, I wasn't going to play along with Camp Create this time, as my card-making time has been curtailed of late.  But today I decided to try and complete all the challenges, so here's my first card of two I made tonight.  Apologies in advance for the number of posts (hopefully) coming your way over the next 2 days.

This card is for Day 1 - Inlaid Made Easy

I used the Split Chevron Cover Up and the Big Thanks dies to make this card.  I also used black, white, After Midnight, Green Apple and Audrey Blue cardstocks.  I started by die-cutting the chevron die in all colors except white.  I then adhered the black frame onto some white card covered with Stick-It adhesive sheet.  Then I randomly filled in all the spaces with the navy, blue and green colors.  Once that was finished, I die-cut the Thanks from the panel and then also in white and inlaid the white Thanks into the chevron panel.

What's really cool is that I now have a gorgeous Thanks left over from the chevron panel that I can use on another card..

Thanks for visiting!

Products used:

Cardstock:  White, Black, After Midnight (MFT), Green Apple, Audrey Blue (SSS)
Dies:  Split Chevron Cover Up, Big Thanks (MFT)


Friday, 18 August 2017

Blended Celebration

Welcome to another Just Add Ink challenge!  I chose the theme this week and I'm after stencils.  I just love stencils and have quite the collection.  They're affordable, easy to store and create such a wonderful effect for little effort.

I used distress inks to create my stenciled panel, keeping the Twisted Citron in the centre then fanning out with Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers.  Once I'd finished stenciling, I rounded the four corners then cut the panel into three vertically.  I mounted the three strips onto a black panel and then onto a white top-folding card base.

The die-cut sentiment is stacked four high and painted with clear sparkle pen.  I embossed the rest of the sentiment onto a black strip using a lime green EP called Cricket.  A silver thread nest was placed behind the sentiment and I finished with some sequins.

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Thanks for visiting!  Head on over to the JAI blog to check out the gorgeous cards made by the DT.

Products Used:

Stamps:  Celebrate All The Things (SugarPea Designs)
Ink:  Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black, Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Blueprints 6, Celebrate (MFT)
Accessories:   Diamond Circles Stencil (SSS), Cricket EP (American Crafts), Silver Thread, Clear Sequins, Corner Chomper