Saturday, 29 November 2014

Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge No 32 Sketch

Hi, our new challenge at Waltzingmouse Fanatics is a sketch.

I have had a great time with this sketch and created a notelet, a Thank You card and a Christmas Tag.

My Notelet, stamped with a repeat flower outline from French Country stamp set, my sentiment is taken from Funky Feathers. The flowers are coloured with Spectrum Noir pens. A really simple stamped card.

My Thank You card is stamped using the Folk Art Medallions set in a colour theme from pink through purple to green. Another quick and easy stamped project. Thank you cards are always handy to have a supply ready for when you need one unexpectedly.

My last design is a Christmas Tag using the lovely new set Flurries. There are several snowflake designs all are gorgeous. The sentiment is from Elf Made, another super new set from Waltzingmouse Stamps.
I added a snowflake die cut with some glitter sprinkled on  at the top of the tag.
Colours are plum and purple with a distress ink edging and bakers twine tie.

You have plenty of time to get your card designs entered on the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge Blog.
Looking forward to seeing your submissions.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my card designs.

Kathy x

Friday, 28 November 2014

Clarity Card Challenge : Travel

Today I am showing the card that I have entered into the Clarity Stamp Card Challenge.

This month the theme is TRAVEL

I was inspired by a project that Barbara detailed on her blog earlier this week.
Creating a background with various distress inks and some Adirondak ink colours.

Masking out the moon shape. Colouring the moon with a hint of Butterscotch, sounds yummy !

Finally adding the stamp of a young boy being carried away (possibly to the moon, in a flight of fantasy) by a flock of birds. This is such a strong image I felt that my card was complete.

I have used tea stain distress ink on the edge, stamped the boy and birds with Sepia Archival ink for a softer interpretation. Then mounting on kraft card and a dark green which seemed to fit with the colours, does not come out so well on the photograph though.

I have just read Barbara's blog today, Thursday, and seen the most amazing autumn leaf card, got to order the stencil and hook out my maple leaf stamps. Love the doodled edges to the print.

Thanks for visiting and reading about my card design.

Kathy x

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Artisant Blog Challenge November

Hi, this time I have made a tag for the Artisant Blog Challenge

Based on the sketch and colours and the theme of Halloween (ready for next year !!)

Here is a photo of the elements for my tag

Die cuts from Waltzingmouse Stamps and Tattered Lace, I coloured and stamped on the tag background.
Cut out a witch from Waltzingmouse Stamps and die cut flowers and the sentiment tag from Spellbinders.

My finished tag

I added some gold liquid pearls dotted on the blue die cut. 3d foam pads for some dimension.

Thank you for visiting

Kathy xx

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge No 31 Flowers

This posting is for the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge No 31 Flowers

Using the Camillia stamp set and colours inspired by this design seed photograph

I had some blue and floral background paper and the sentiment is cut out using Spellbinders Label 22 and Decorative Label 22.

I have made a second card using the Camillia Set and new die cut Pretty Panel 1

All the colouring is using Spectrum Noir pens

Thank you for visiting, hope that you can join us at the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge blog

Kathy xx

Friday, 14 November 2014

Waltzingmouse PJ Party

Hi, here are my designs for the Waltzingmouse PJ Party

Scandi Tags
In red and white using the Folk Art Christmas Stamps as the focal points with the backgrounds stamped using Nordic Winter stamps and Pinstripe background

Photographed with my Swedish Dala Horses.

Christmas Bag made up using paper stamped with a plaid design in red and green using Pic Nic Patterns Set and in the intersections small holly and candy cane stamps from the new set Jolly Old Elf.
A Christmas Gift Tag using Country Labels No 4, Compliments of the Season  No 2, and Festive Foliage Stamps and die cuts.

Using an older Christmas set,  Ornate Ornaments. I had plenty of ideas for making a 3D design stamping the ornament and cutting out several times. When I stamped the first one using plum ink on cream coloured card it just looked finished simply with a bow. A very quick to make Christmas card, for that last minute.

Looking at the photograph I think that the card design may benefit from a plum mat and layered edging.
May get chance to try that before the party gets started !!

My last card is for the bedtime story sketch,

Stamped with new set Flurries with added die cut snowflakes.
Thank you for visiting and reading about my cards.

PS. If you like a Waltzingmouse Stamps challenge pop over to the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge blog
new today challenge with a flowers theme.

Kathy xx

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge No 30

Hi, thanks for dropping by to see my designs for the current Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge.

This time it is colours.

Using the photograph as inspiration it reminded me of the Folk Art Medallion, which I stamped in teal then added leaf colours of lilac and pale green. The sentiment from a favourite set, 'Tis the Season, is in gold embossing powder and edged with bright pink and pale green, stamp from Country Labels No 4, die cut with Spellbinders die. A little gold die cut for the top of the Christmas Bauble just to finish it.

My second card is using Aqua Tints from Spectrum Noir for the background sky wash in bright pink and purple. Then stamped with the scene from Way Out West stamp set, also the lettering and stars were used along the base. With the sentiment from Yonder Star.

Thank you for visiting. Have fun with your stamping.

Kathy xx