Sunday, 8 November 2015

Fa la la la la

I had a chance to play today with two new stamp sets - the Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy set from my latest order, plus a lovely Mixed Christmas Sentiments set from Happy Little Stampers - kindly sent to me by Kylie (HLS) as a mystery prize from her recent Blog Hop - competition closed but well worth doing the hop for lots of amazing ideas - click HERE to start Hopping.

As always my camera doesn't really capture the card, but ...

My twisted mind sees the tree shape of the two birds, and the stunned sort of "Oh deer - it's Christmas already" feeling I get at this time of year.

The birds actually sparkle - they are embossed with Artee Christmas Green Glitter powder which has sparks of gold and red with the green. The rest is Versamark with clear embossing powder.

Stay tuned for more birds ...

Friday, 6 November 2015

Virginia's View Challenge

Hazel, from CASology, has introduced me to a new challenge blog - Virginia's View Challenge

The current theme is TEXTURE.

Here is a side-on view showing the texture achieved by using Liquid Applique for the 'snow'. I also ran the trees through my corrugator and the card base through a Swiss Dots embossing folder.

This card will go to Mum to give to one of her many friends at the Association For the Blind.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Thanks Shirley

I had a lovely morning helping a friend start a blog. She (Shirley) thanked me with a gift wrapped in my favorite-coloured tissue with a gift tag.
Shirley's work is beautiful - great colouring usually involved. You can check out her Work-In-Progress Blog HERE.
I couldn't resist using the paper, ribbon and tag for the latest Less is More (Paper Piecing) and CAS(E) this Sketch! challenges:

Here is the sketch:
The flowers are a Rhonna Farrer set (Second Nature)
stamped onto the paper tissue the gift was wrapped in.
The ribbon (cut into the flag) was around the gift, and
Shirley has stamped the wording with Wilted Violet Distress Ink.
I used a clear Gelly roll glitter pen to highlight the centres of the flowers.
I also stamped the flowers in Wilted Violet onto the card base,
and adhered the fussy-cut paper flowers onto them (slightly
Note to self - tissue is NOT fun to fussy-cut for paper piecing!!