A couple of challenges

Hi-dee-ho,

Hope you are having a good weekend….mine is extra good as it is a long weekend here in Australia (Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday!) Yay!

I have 2 cards to share with you tonight that I am entering into a couple of challenges…. so let’s begin.

First up is a little flowery number for my Mum. She is coming to visit us this weekend! I don’t get to see my Mum very often as she lives 9 hours away, but she is coming to spend 4 nights with us and I wanted to make her a card to tell her I love her. Her favourite flower is a rose so it is a perfect fit! The flower is a digi stamp from the DigiStamp Boutique which I coloured in with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

I am entering this one into 2 competitions. The DigiStamp June Customer Competition and also the CAS-ual Friday #6 Tic Tac Toe challenge…this is so cool as you get to pick the combination that works best for you!

My combination for this challenge is the diagonal one – Emboss, Dies/Punch, Buttons. I dry embossed the background, my die is the end of a Spellbinder’s Labels 4 die and I have used a beautiful button from Jane’s Doodles.

Next up is another card that I made for the CAS-ual Friday Tic Tac Toe challenge. This time I chose the middle combination – gems, die/punch/flowers. I love how it turned out. I am also entering this one into the June Hero Arts Blog Challenge. This one uses the technique of water colouring with distress inks, water and a paint brush.

Supplies:

[Pink rose]
Stamps: The DigiStamp Boutique “Rose Collection”, Waltzingmouse Stamps – Teeny Trees for the ‘Love you’ sentiment.
Ink: Printer, Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Card: Regal Craft Card (Square single fold which I cut to form a smaller card), white Bazzill card, white card
Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, stubbs, Kaisercraft pearls – pearl, Kaisercraft pink grosgrain ribbon, Jane’s Doodles button, Spellbinders Label 4 die, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Embossing folder – Birds and Swirls, foam dimensionals, Glossy Accents (to adhere the button)

[Tall Flower – Thanks]
Stamps: Hero Arts Tall flower woodblock stamp (K5431), Waltzingmouse Stamps – Teeny Trees for the ‘thanks’ sentiment (The sentiment actually says Give Thanks, but I only inked up the thanks part as I didn’t want to cut it up)
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, VersaMark watermark ink, Tim Holtz distress inks – Fired Brick, Dried Marigold, Peeled paint, Scattered Straw
Card: Regal Craft Card (Square textured single fold card), X-Press-It blending card
Other Supplies: American Crafts Blck embossing powder, heat gun, Kaisercraft gems, paintbrush, Spellbinders Labels 2 die, Cuttlebug, foam dimensionals, kitchen twine, Tim Holtz blending tool

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

Update June-11
Tall Flower-Thanks, earned me a spot on the VIP’s List at CAS-ual Friday.

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Birthday Poppies

Hi,

I have a different card for you tonight…different from my recent run of cute critters that is!

This card uses the Hero Arts ‘Delicate Blossoms’ stamp set. The sentiment is from the Waltzingmouse ‘Teeny Trees’ stamp set. I used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The ribbon was a bit fiddly…not sure how other people do it, but I came up with my own method and I am really pleased with how it turned out.

Supplies:

Stamps: Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms stamp set (CL449), Waltzingmouse ‘Teeny Trees’ stamp set.
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured single fold), White card
Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Stubs, foam dimensionals, Spellbinders Nesties – Label 4, Cuttlebug, White satin ribbon, Zots clear adhesive dots.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Happy Monster Birthday!

Hi everyone,

This cute little monster/alien is from the Digistamp Boutique and I just had to buy him (and his 3 little friends). Check them out here. He is coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. Glossy accents is used on his spots, eyes and on the bunting which is a Hero Arts stamp (Kiss from the Sun set). I wanted to make it look like he was jumping up and down.
I am entering it into the Digistamp Boutique May customer competition.

A close up…

Supplies:

Stamps: Monster Collection 1 – Digi stamp from the DigiStamp Boutique, Hero Arts “Kiss from the Sun” (CL439)
Ink: Printer, Memento Ink– Tuxedo Black
Card: Regal Craft Card (white square single fold), Xpress It blending card
Other Supplies: Turquoise dotty paper (not sure of brand but it is an Australian handmade cotton paper), Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, stubbs, Copic markers, glossy accents, foam dimensionals, American Crafts black fabric covered Thickers – Doll, Weave Extras teeny tiny letter stickers – black, Creative Memories circle cutters, kitchen twine, black felt pen, Basic Grey buttons – bright.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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WMSC#46

Good evening,

Recently I purchased my very first Waltzing Mouse Stamps…and I am in love with them! They stamp so beautifully and best of all they are great value for money as you get so many stamps in the one set!! Today’s card uses the Half Pint Heroes stamp set (and when I say value for money – this little set has about 45 stamps in it…oh and the sentiments are so varied and cute!!).
So now that I own some WM stamps, I thought I’d have a go in the current Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #46.

And here is my take. Just like Kelly Schirmer’s DT take, I turned the sketch up-side-down. I also put Glossy Accents over the window, but it didn’t show in the photo all that well.

Supplies:

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Stamps – Half Pint Heroes, Hero Arts Envelope Pattern (S5507)
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Memento – Tuxedo Black, Vers Color – Atlanta
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured single fold), white card
Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stubs, foam dimensionals, Basic Grey Buttons, Glossy accents, Copic Marker, black felt pen, Creative Memories circle cutters, Cre8tiv Mini stack paper – Baby series, Cuttlebug embossing folder – Polka Dots, Cuttlebug.

Thanks for coming by my neck of the woods!

Until next time,

Marion

 

 

Update May-11

This card earned me a Top Mouse award!
Top Mouse

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Floral thanks

Hi! I’m back!

Today I FINALLY got a chance to get creative and make some cards! I have some new stamps that have arrived over the last few weeks and today I christened some. This stamp is one of them. It uses the Hero Arts Tall Flower woodblock stamp. I used Prismacolor pencils to colour in the flower and instead of grabbing the Gamsol (my usual go to) I used a Derwent blending pencil…still some practise is needed! Lots of blending of distress inks on the background with the HA Envelope Pattern stamp lightly over the top.
I am entering this into the current Hero Arts challenge which is to use at least one flower and I also used a coloured pencil technique!

Supplies:

Stamps: Hero Arts Tall Flower (K5431), Hero Arts Envelope pattern (S5507)
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Versa Color – Umber, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured DL fold), X-Press It blending card
Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Derwent Blending Pencil, Kaisercraft pearls – pearl, Making Memories Metal ‘Thanks’ tag (which I went over in a black permanent texta), White sheer ribbon,thin green satin ribbon, foam dimensionals, WRMK Corner chomper

Thanks for looking. I hope to have another card to share with you really soon!
Take care,

Marion

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Case Study #36

Good afternoon,

Here is my entry to the latest Case Study #36 Challenge. The muse is Silke Ledlow. I loved everything about her card. I only decided today to enter into this challenge….and I only had 1.5 hours to make this card and post it…..and I had 3 mins to spare by the time I had finished!! Phew. Hope you like my take. The rose is from the DigiStamp Boutique from a collection called “Rose Collection”. I am also entering this card into the DigiStamp Boutique April Customer Competition. I coloured it in with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

Supplies:

Stamps: The DigiStamp Boutique “Rose Collection”
Ink: Printer, Versacolor cubes – Petal Pink and Opera Pink
Card: Regal Craft Card (Square textured single fold), white card
Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, stubbs, Patterned paper (not sure of the brand – but it is an Australian made cotton paper), Kaisercraft pearls – snow, Kaisercraft pink grosgrain ribbon, Jane’s Doodles button, pink DMC floss, Glossy Accents (to adhere bow), Creative Memories Circle cutters, sponge dauber, Copic marker, Happy Mother’s Day sentiment (from a scrapbooking magazine from about 10 years ago – I found it in my stash!)

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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