Oct 18, 2014

'And the Weather is...Perfect!'

'Weather Forecast'
Is the new challenge, this fortnight, at FSC.

And the weather is perfect!
A balmy Summer's day at dusk, with the sun going down, 
the night clouds gently rolling in,
no wind...no rain...
Peaceful...
Perfect!


We have a small, seaside town just 10 mins down the road which we
affectionately call 'The Wong' and each time I look at this card
it reminds me of it.

I have kept this card pretty simple using different stamps from all over the place.
Not even any masking...just 'pot luck' with random stamping.
Also it is one-layer.

And another card for my 'male card' collection - and that's a bonus!

For the background I have again used Bister 
as I am still enjoying these paints and what you can do with them.
I did experiment with some other backgrounds, but I liked this one the best.
And for those of you who might be wondering,
I have coloured the border using Bister and water mixed together on my craft sheet.

Our challenge this fortnight is to depict the weather somehow...
From rain or snow, to soaring heat...and anything in between.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.

Remember, stamping must be the focal point of your creation...and then just follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!


Enjoy!


Oct 4, 2014

'Anything Goes at FSC'

It is Anything Goes 
this time around at FSC!!!
Remember, stamping must be the focal point of your creation...and then just follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!

Is anyone else taking part in Kate Crane's 
Journal Soup 2 online class?
I have always struggled with journaling, but I looove seeing what everyone else makes.
Kate has a way of making it sound so 'do-able'.
So this time I've decided to dive right in and put my own spin on it.
And, Woohoo...this is what I have made.



I must admit that I feel a little clever journal souping and making these owls.
And I will definitely be making more!!!

I made one just for the hell of it...then, after a few hours, I thought that I would make another one a little smaller.
Then the next morning I thought - everything needs it be in threes
so I made another one.

The owls are made the 'Journal Soup' way.

The background has been made with Bister and DI, and there is heaps of stamping and doodling in the background...oh, and a little bleach too.

The thing with doodling is that it is hard to know when to stop!
That is the fun of the whole thing...


The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,

'The Dark Side'

The Dark Side
Today I'm sharing a card that I made this morning.
We don't really have Halloween here in Australia,
but I couldn't help but be inspired by some of the beautiful cards in blogland at the moment so I thought that I would join in.


I have made a quick background using black bister and added some light blue DI over the top to lighten it a little.
The images are just masked and a little bleach added for
that ghostly appearance of the skulls.

Enjoy?

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...

Sep 21, 2014

"Trees with Autumn Colours" at FSC

'Trees with Autumn Colours'
is the new challenge this fortnight at FSC.
Remember, stamping must be the focal point of your creation...and then just follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!

For this card I have used a Unity stamp which I thought went beautifully with a tree stripped bare by the autumnal winds.



This card has been kept quite simple as it is more about the feeling of enjoying the breeze and embracing the season.
I quite like the simplicity and the calming feeling of peace that it brings.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,

Sep 13, 2014

"Just a little bit Gothic"

'Just a Little Bit Gothic'
Mum...can you please make me a card?
was the request from my eldest son this week

He has a new girlfriend and really wanted to impress her...
so my instructions were that it had to have black roses and be purple.

ummm....
so I channeled my inner goth and came up with this.


Three of my favourite stamps at the moment are in this...
The arch is from The Artist Stamper, the girl from Art Journey
and the moon from 100 Proof Press (this is new and I am loving it already!!!)

The rose I just came across in my stash and I didn't even realise that I had it...but I quite like this one as it has good movement.

And the good news is that she loooved her card!
Bonus points for my son I think lol.

Enjoy!

I would like to enter this into the following challenge~

Sep 7, 2014

'Fashion' at FSC

"Fashion"
is the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Remember, stamping must be the focal point of your creation...and then just follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!

With Fashion comes a little attitude...
(as it should)
 which you need to carry off the style.
And these girls from Darkroom Door sure have loads of style and attitude!


They are from the set, 
'Just my Style'.
Goodness, to have their figures would be awesome!
(dream on Dot)

Each time I looked at these lovely ladies I thought that they looked so classy and stylish - so the background needed a richness and attitude to match.

Then came the girls...
when I went to add colour to them I was stuck!
In the end I decided to stay with white and I water-coloured a little DI black soot 
(very watered down to create a soft grey) 
- to take off the starkness.
And a little copic magic for the skin tones.

 To finish off I simply added a touch of sparkle to each gal 
(the necklace, the hat and buttons, and on the belt and bow) 
and on some of the diamonds.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,

Sep 6, 2014

'Bottles in a Row"

"Bottles in a Row'

I've seen so many beautiful cards around blogland that use bottle stamps lately,
but I didn't own any.  
Then Shirley, from FSC, showed me some gorgeous bottle stamps by Inkadinkadoo via Skype...
(which was so handy because I got to see their actual size)

I saw what Shirley made with the same stamp and it looks absolutely nothing like mine!  I think I need to practice embracing 'pretty' some more... 



This card uses a lot of my favourite techniques...and some new ones. like
 bleach blocking,
a little dylusions dripping (I think I am getting addicted to this),
stamping on text
and a little doodling.

It is just a muck around card that was heaps of fun to make 
and I love it just the same.
  


Enjoy!

Aug 31, 2014

"Playing Around"

"Playing Around"

Male cards are sometimes a little tricky.
My boys' asked if I would make a birthday card for their dad.
I don't know about you, but going from feminine to male is like you need to flick a switch in your head and do a complete 'about-turn', mentally. 



Everything on this card is new. 
The background is playing with Bister, and the stamps are...well...don't we all just get new stamps?

What is the first thing that you do when your Bister arrives?
PLAY...(of course).
I have seen so many amazing cards made using Bister and could not resist getting some in.

This card is using the Mahogany colour and is on shiny cardstock.
Using it on shiny card is my favourite way to use these powdered paints and the colour is so vibrant...

The thing for me to embrace with Bister is that
'Less is More"
It really does go a long way...and I found that some really nice effects can come from using just a little of it.
You just need to have heaps of cardstock and time to play!

I have used a little bleach to some of the splotchy areas to help the spots stand out more.


Aug 24, 2014

"A Birthday Card for Someone Special"

"A Birthday Card for Someone Special"
is the new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!
Remember, stamping must be the focal point of your creation...then just and follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!

I picked this theme...only because it is my birthday soon (sssh)
Seeing as though you don't usually make a card for yourself though,
I have chosen to make one for my mum instead.



She can't grow plants for nuts - she plants them and then the rest is up to them if they survive or not ~ so every year she has to put in some new plants to replace the ones that didn't make it.

But she does love roses so I made a card with a single rose 
just for her.

She doesn't like any fancy cards...so I have kept this one pretty simple.
Though I did have a little fun with some grunge paste around the edges.  It is applied randomly, then coloured with DI and swiped over with the ink pad  (my new favourite thing to do). 

A little background stamping...and there you have it!
And now to hide it until her birthday.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.


Enjoy!


I would like to enter this in ~

Aug 13, 2014

"Summer Days"

Summer Days
is the new challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges
for the month of August.

We are a stamping challenge so combining that with some flowers
will qualify you for this challenge.



This gorgeous stamp of the boys heading off for a fishing trip with their dog can be found here.

I thought that I would move away from the beach a little for this summer make...and head for the river!
(you can't see it, they are still on their way there)

This to me is summer all over!
Relaxation, the hot sun beating down and boys heading out to catch fish, with their dog.
Yep, you just gotta love that caveman urge of their's to catch a fish for us!


I hope you take the time to pop over to 
and check out the amazing talent and ideas from the team.
 Flonzcraft is offering a generous $20 gift voucher to the winner,
he offers an occasional spot prize
and there is always a top 3!