Monday, 27 October 2014

Artisiant October Card Challenge

Hi, this project is for the current Artisant blog challenge

I love the card design, but have chosen to use pinks, blues and tea dye distress inks

So using the sketch as my inspiration I gathered together all my supplies. Die cuts, stamped images, foil bird cage and handmade flowers.

This is my finished card, hope that you like it. Completely different to my usual style, of simple stamping.
I used foam pads to get dimension, the flowers are die cut and shaped for dimension and there are butterflies that have been fussy cut  and their wings are shaped, to give more dimension.

Thank you for visiting.

Kathy x

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Waltzingmouse Fanatics Halloween Challange

Hi, and a huge thank you for all your kind comments welcoming me to the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Design Team.

Welcome to our latest Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge, which is topical,


inspired cards, tags or 3D items.

I have made a card using Vintage Witch, Country Cottage, and the Halloween Party Stamp and die sets.
The sentiment is from Hocus Pocus set. Spooky Tree Backgrounder is stamped in front of the cottage.

Stamped in blacks and dark purple, cottage coloured in shades of grey copics. Then the sentiment stamped in black with an orange hint of colour, to tie in with the bubbling cauldron and the eyes of the owl. Mounted up using a Spellbinders die. The background is about 1/4inch behind the kraft card mount to add depth, which sadly does not show in the photograph.

Card two is especially for my brother, his birthday is October 31st.

It is very simply stamped using The Count as the main focal point, with the frame and ruins from All Hallows Eve. Splat that provided the red blood and the sentiment stamped in red is from All Hallows Eve.

I have added my Halloween Tags made for a recent Waltzingmouse PJ Party

Using Stitched Tags die as the starting point, then adding the witch from Halloween Party and the new Owl stamp set. Great for adding to "Trick & Treat" goodies

My final card in this Halloween selection is a using a collection of greens and the All Hallows Eve stamp set and Spooky Tree Backgrounder with several layers and various Spellbinder dies.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my card designs.

The challenge is open to join in if you use Waltzingmouse Stamps, sentiments or digis.
Please visit the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge Blog and enter before Thursday 30th October evening at 10pm.

Kathy xx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Waltzingmouse PJ Party Bedtime Story ...

The Waltzingmouse PJ Party, Bedtime Story Sketch Challenge.

I only got to finish my card as it is raining here so I could get a little time crafting.
Using colours and stamp sets that were to hand I put together this card

Yonder Star background, Yonder Star Stamp set for the sentiment and new Star Dies.

The colours in the photograph have come out a little brighter than in reality.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my challenge card.

Kathy xx

Waltzingmouse Pajama Party October

Hi, these are my cards for the Waltzingmouse PJ Party

For my first card : Texturise It.

I have created my texture by embossing over a Spellbinders Floral Oval die, and then highlighting with gilding wax. Using traditional colours red and green. I have used a background paper with diagonal stripes. Waltzingmouse stamp and die set, Little Lanterns and from one of the new Christmas Sentiments, 'Tis the Season, I used Noel. I love this set. Framed by a Spellbinders Label set.
To top the lantern I have used the holly from Festive Foliage stamp and die set.

For card number 2, Snow is Falling

I have made a snow scene using A Cottage Christmas and coloured with Copics pens.
My colour theme based on the design seeds photo

The two shades of blue are on the cottage, the greens in the trees and the sentiment and the pale stone on the two tree pots. After a lot of consideration I decided not to add glitter as the snow, prefering to leave the card white.

Card No 3 : Old Pajamas, Old Christmas Set

I have used the Yonder Star Set, Yonder Star Background and Festive Foliage, also die cut using the Picot Panel and the Stitched Tags set.

My colours were taken from this bright selection

I stamped the star from the Yonder Star set and arranged like a patchwork design. Then pieced in the spaces using the Yonder Star background stamp, with a vintage feel and to give a distressed look with plenty of tattered rose distress ink sponged around. The Holly berries were finished with a cosmic shimmer glitter and shine. I love the Picot Panel die, the sentiment has a light background stamped from the Yonder Star background stamp.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my cards.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge : Anything Goes

Hi, this is my first post as a Waltzingmouse Fanatics Design Team Member.

This card is for the Anything Goes Challenge.

To play along with this challenge you have until Thursday 16th October to enter at Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge using at least one Waltzingmouse Stamp, Sentiment or Digi.
We love to see "What you have made with Waltzingmouse Stamps"

I chose to make a Thank You card using the Design Seed colours for inspiration

My card is using Waltzingmouse Stamps : Frame It
Pic Nic Patterns for the plaid background and Nordic Spring for the red flower in the centre of the frame
With a Spellbinders die cut lacy squares to edge the frame.

I have made a second, smaller card based on the same colour theme, another Thank You card,
Using the Pinstripe background, and Country Labels No 4 for the sentiment and tag shape, cut out using Spellbinders Labels No 4. Also making an appearance is Picot Panel from Waltzingmouse Stamps Cutting Edge Dies. Lots of Tattered Rose Distress Inking for a shabby look.

Thank you for visiting. Look forward to seeing your designs on the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge Blog soon.

Kathy xx

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge Christmas Theme

Hi, the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge is a "Christmas Theme".

I loved the new Waltzingmouse Stamps and treated myself to the complete set. Itching to stamp with them and knowing that the Challenge was Christmas, they were the perfect choice. My first card is using the new set, Little Deer and the sentiment is from 'Tis the Season, embossed in gold and cut out with Spellbinders Label 25. The forest trees are from Frosty in the Pines.

My second card is from an older favourite set Santa's coming to town
The background is stamped using Yonder Star Backgrounder, inked in shades of green and plum.

Thank you for visiting and hope that you enjoyed my cards.

Kathy xx