Monday, 6 March 2017

Addicted to CAS, CFC168 and Happy Little Stampers Watercolour



Hi, everyone!!!!!


When I saw the Doodling challenge at Addicted to CAS I knew I wanted to try my hand at doodling and see if I can create something to link at the challenge!!!!!!  So I had some fun this morning and made a card that I will link at two more challenges, too!!!!  At the CAS-UAL Fridays Challenge Blog you have to make a OL and at Happy Little Stampers I will link at the Watercolour Challenge. 




    
  This is my card:





I doodled some daisies and watercoloured it using my watercolour pencils and water.  I've coloured the inside of the frame with a very soft blue, going somewhat over the lines of the frame for a playful feel, but it doesn't really show in the photo, it's too soft.
Tried to do the lettering in a very loose style to go with the style of the daisies.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.
I really enjoyed making this card!!!!




The card below was actually my first try at doodling and the one above my second try, but I'm not linking this one at any challenges.



I'm so happy with my new watercolour pencils!!!!  I've tried my hand at watercolouring with watercolour paints, but I haven't had much success with it so I thought I should give the watercolour pencils a try as I love to colour with pencils!!!!  It's so easy to do the colouring and then add the water for the watercoloured look!!!!!  I'm going to have lots of fun playing with these pencils!!!!!




Thanks for visiting!!!!  Lovely having you here!!!!





Sunday, 5 March 2017

Time Out 3rd Birthday

Hi, everyone!!!!



I made a card last night to link at the Time Out Challenge Blog where they have a 3rd birthday party going!!!!   They've got a lot of prizes to give away!!!!!  The theme for the chalenge is:    




Love and/or Friendship with the optional twist of 'spotlight stamping' where you add colour only to one raised area of your image




This is the card I've made:




Had lots of fun with my new colouring pencils!!!!!
Vellum overlays for a softer look.
Stamps from Altenew.
Not sure if this will go through as spotlighting as my coloured panel is not raised and I added some neutral colours to the other flowers, but I did follow the Friendship theme.



 
Congrats on 3 years of Time Out Challenges, ladies!!!!



Thanks for popping in - lovely having you here!!!!!

 

 





Saturday, 4 March 2017

CFC168, CTS#211 and Happy Little Stampers

Hi, everyone!!!!!



Two cards to link this morning!!!!!!  First up is a card to link at the CAS-UAL Fridays Challenge Blog and I will also link it at the Happy Little Stampers watercolour challenge for March.




This is my card:




Inked up my butterfly stamp from Altenew, with my Kaleidacolor ink pad.  Spritzed my cardstock with water and stamped.  Dried with my heat gun.  Inked up the stamp again and stamped on the watercoloured butterfly.  Love the effect I got!!!!!
Sentiment stamp from the same Altenew set as the butterfly.  Heat embossed.
I didn't use the optional twist of smooshing, at HLS.





The second card uses the same idea of the Kaleidacolor stamping, but this time I stamped in black and die cut a butterfly from a piece of cardstock stamped in the same way as the watercolour layer.
I will be linking this card at CAS(E) this Sketch and the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge for March. 


                                                                                                                                                          
                                         
My card:


Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.



I really like how these cards turned out!!!!  Hope you like them, too!!!!!



Thanks for spending some time with me!!!!!  Hope to see you again, soon!!!!!











                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   



                                                                                                                                    


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Another CTS#210 and FMS#277

Hi everyone!!!!!



I made a 3rd card to link at the current CAS(E) this Sketch Blog!!!!  This sketch:

 

I've worked with vellum, again and made this card:



The gold embossing on the vellum doesn't really show nicely in the photo.  The skeleton leaves on the card base are stamped in grey and black.  Stamp from MFT.
The sentiment banner dies are from Verve.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.






It's been ages since I last played with patterned papers, so for my Freshly Made Sketches card, I decided to have a look at what papers I had to use.  The sketch:


...and my card:


Patterned papers from Echo Park and Teresa Collins.
The die cut vellum overlay was a gift from a sweet friend!!!!   Thanks, Michele!!!
Leaves die from Cheery Lynn.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.
I really like how this card turned out!!!!



I don't think there's enough time left to have a 4th go at the CTS sketch!!!!  LOL!!!!



Friends of ours brought us some lovely fresh tomatoes from the garden, yesterday and I'm going to be cooking some jam this afternoon!!!!!  Nothing like a slice of fresh bread with homemade tomato jam!!!!!



That will be it for now!!!!  Thank you so much for spending some time with me!!!!!!  Hope to see you again, soon!!!!

 



Monday, 27 February 2017

Another PP333 and HLS Feb CAS

Hi, everyone!!!!



I've made a card to link at two challenges!!!!!   At The Paper Players Blog this is the sketch:

 
and at the Happy Little Stampers Blog the CAS challenge for February is to do something connected to the colour Blue.


This is my second take on the PP sketch:



I just love these lily stamps from CAS-ual Fridays!!!!
Sentiment banner dies from Verve.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Thank you very much'.



Lovely having you here - thanks so much for the visit!!!!




PP333

Hi, everyone!!!



Before I get to my card I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful comments I got on my sewing!!!!  Each and every comment and all the kind words are appreciated soooooooo much!!!!  Thank you to each and everyone of you who took the time to comment - you have brought me so much joy!!!!  And, of cause, thank you for all the lovely comments on my cards, too - you always make my day with your sweet comments!!!!!!


...and now, my card for The Paper Players sketch challenge!!!!  The sketch:

 

and my take on it:
 


Did some colouring on kraft.
Flower and leaves stamps from Altenew.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.
Added three rhinestones for sparkle.  (a small one is on the sentiment banner)



I love this sketch and I'm busy with another card using it!!!!!



Thanks for visiting!!!!  




Sunday, 26 February 2017

Another CTS#210

Hi everyone!!!!



I've made another card to link at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog!!!!  The sketch:

 

My second entry for the challenge:


Used the same flower stamp as on my first card.  Stamp from a local craft shop, Great Impressions.
Sentiment stamp from Verve.
Coloured some of the flowers, embossed a frame and added some sequins and it was done!!!!!  The embossed frame is the wonky rectangle by Spellbinders.  The sides are slightly curved inwards at the sides and outwards at the top and bottom.
A OL!!!
I didn't press down on the stamp for the flowers that aren't coloured - that way I achieved the look I was looking for!!!!!!




March lilies flowering in the garden at the moment!!!!


 
  
Thanks for taking the time to pop in - always great to have you here!!!!