Sunday, 22 October 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - October New Release - Day 4

Woo hoo, its Day 4 of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps October New Release!! I really hope you've enjoyed all the stamp sets and projects you've seen so far and we have one more fabulous stamp set to share with you!

Introducing 'Chanukah': 

This is such a beautiful set with stunning details and design. I immediately imagined the first tag-like image in gold, so used that on my card:

I must have been having a very good 'steady hand' day when I created this one, as I just eye-balled stamping the background stamps. My hands can sometimes shake a lot so all my concentration must have put the shaking in its place!!

I started by gathering together a rainbow of ink pads from Hero Arts and Waffle Flower. I then started at the top and alternated the colours as I stamped the 'Happy Chanukah' under each other on the card front. On a piece of plain vellum I stamped and heat embossed the image in gold and then die-cut it using the co-ordinating size die from the 'Bubble Box Fri-Dies'. This was adhered to the card front using tiny pieces of double-sided tape, placed behind the words to hide them. To finish off I glued on a few gold and blue sequins from Neat and Tangled.

All of the four new stamp sets will be available to purchase on Saturday October 21st. And please use my Girl Friday code if your going to do any shopping, always happy to save you a few dollars as I know how much each dollar is hard to come by these days!!

I hope you liked today stamp set and project, and that you've also been to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog to see the other projects by the amazing Girl Fridays and found out how you can win some prizes for yourself. Looking forward to seeing what you make with these new sets and will be scanning Facebook, your blogs and Instagram to see your gorgeous cards!!

Take care

Saturday, 21 October 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - October New Release - Day 3

Wow, we are already up to Day 3 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps October New Release. I hope you've liked what you've seen so far and enjoyed all the projects by the Girl Fridays!!

Today we introduce 'Joy':

I really love stamp sets that have large words, so I fell in love with this set straight away!! The font is gorgeous and I love the intricate snowflakes too. I desperately need to make more Christmas cards and decided to use my favourite colour combo for this design:

I so wish I could have captured the sparkle and shimmer on this card with my camera, it looks dazzling in person!!

To start off I cut a tag from watercolour CS using the largest die from the 'Tag Buddies Fri-Dies' set. I stamped and heat embossed the 'joy' in white, and then used my mini-blending tool and Distress Ink 'Salty Ocean' to colour the whole tag. To give it some interest I sprayed it closely with Imagine Crafts 'Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz' (trying saying that 3x quickly...) so that I would get small pools of spritz on the tag. I touched the blobs gently with tissue to absorb the liquid and it left the tag with a watery pattern and lots of shimmer.

Next I cut a panel of white CS slightly smaller than the card front. I die-cut the tag from the middle of it and then stamped the snowflakes randomly using Waffle Flower ink in 'Daydreaming'. I put the panel up on foam tape and then pressed the tag into the space. For the sentiment I used one from 'Snowy Sayings' and put it on foam tape, along with some clear and blue sequins from Neat and Tangled.

The new stamp sets will be available to purchase this Saturday. If your doing some shopping please use my Girl Friday code to save yourself 15%!!!

Thank you for popping in again today. Don't forget to visit the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog to see what the rest of the Girl Fridays have made with the new stamp set and find out how you can win some prizes for yourself. See you back here tomorrow for the last day of the release!!

Take care

Friday, 20 October 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #101

I hope you've been enjoying my Halloween cards this month. They have been so much fun to make and I've loved seeing all your comments and reactions to them on my blog, Instagram and Facebook. So glad you all have the same sense of humor as myself!! Hopefully you'll still feel the same after you see this one.......

The theme for this weeks CASology Challenge  is 'Sorry'. I was thinking about how I could turn that theme into a Halloween card when it hit me:

If you've seen the 'It' movie you will recognise 'Georgie' straight away (and hopefully you will laugh....) but if not I will explain. Georgie is the little brother of Bill who creates a paper boat for him to float down the gutters as its raining. Bill is sick so can't go outside with him and unfortunately Georgie falls victim to Pennywise the clown. So this is a card showing how sorry Bill feels for sending his brother outside to play on his own.

Firstly I stamped the boy image on white CS, coloured with my pencils and fussy cut out. I stamped a puddle and coloured with a red marker pen and popped 'Georgie' up on foam tape. To create his paper boat (Bill writes on it 'S.S. Georgie') I cut two small shapes from white CS, glued them together and then glued to his hand.

The balloon was stamped in the background and also coloured with the same red marker pen. So I could spell out his name, I purchased a cheap alphabet stamp set from a local store and stamped out the sentiment on a piece of white CS. I cut it out and used a blending tool and Distress Ink 'Barn Door' to go around the edges. It was put on foam tape too.

It looked a bit plain so to make it a bit more interesting (and scary) I mixed Distress Ink 'Barn Door' with a little water and flicked a small brush across the card front, adding a few extra blobs of 'blood' here and there. I hope I haven't completely freaked you all out???!!

The boy image is from Mama Elephant 'Chance of Rain', the puddle image from Studio Katia 'Hello Alice' and the balloon from MFT Stamps 'Birthday Bears'.

Since this card is based on a movie, I'll also link to the AAA Cards Challenge # 101 where their theme is 'Inspired by a Movie'.

I can't wait to crawl into bed tonight. Its been a very busy week in the garden and I've spent the last two days trimming hedges non-stop. The gardens are all looking gorgeous though with everything starting to bloom. I think out of all the jobs I've ever had over my lifetime, gardening would have to be the most enjoyable!!

Take care