Sunday, 3 November 2019

A Little Colouring

Hello,
Today I have a very quick spur of the moment card that I have just made following a visit to Robyn at Waterlily cards. Her sweet little coloured flower in a glass vase inspired me to create this:

The succulent and pot were stamped in pale distress inks and coloured with polychromes. The sentiment is by Uniko, I stamped it in black and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I have been struggling to focus on anything today so was happy to be distracted while I made and posted this.

I am sharing it at AAA Cards CAS game #152 Maxi White Space.



Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it.
Hilary
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Saturday, 2 November 2019

October Card Chain Challenge

Hello,
Today is reveal day at Card Chain Challenge, this month I sent my card to Joanne.  I used the theme option of leaves for my card.


This leaf die and embossing folder came free with a recent card magazine. It took me a while but when I finally got round to using it I made several cards, so you have seen it before in a recent post. This time I cut the leaf from various colours of shiny card and then inlaid them. I dabbed distress ink on the embossing folder before embossing this piece of kraft paper. The sentiment is heat embossed on vellum.

Here is a close up:


I have been lucky enough to receive another beautiful card this month from the lovely Shylaa in India. she even designed the stamp set herself, how wonderful is that. I am afraid it got a bit bent in the post as it came all the way from India, but that hasn't stopped it being just beautiful.



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Hilary
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Tuesday, 22 October 2019

On a roll

Hello,
I am definitely on a roll with stencilling on patterned paper as I have yet another card to share using the technique. I am left wondering why I have never done it before!


As I have been busy making Christmas cards I have used the same stencil (by Uniko) as my previous post but this time I used Nuvo Glimmer Paste over some paid paper. I wasn't sure about it at first but it has actually grown on me. I managed to make 3 cards the same with one sheet. I decided to keep it simple by adding a strip to some mushroom coloured coated cardstock, I thought the colour matched the plaid nicely. To add a little more bling (Christmas cards have to have some bling in my book), interest and contrast I added a strip of red glitter card and finished the card off with a simple sentiment heat embossed in off white.

Here is a close up, can you see the bling?


I toyed with the idea of heat embossing the sentiment in red but I wanted to keep the understated look and just let the glitter shine.

Once the stencilling was done this was a really quick and easy card to make.

I am sharing this at:
Addicted to CAS #170 code word plaid
CAS Stencil - patterned paper, my third entry this month! Can't quite believe that.





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 Hilary xx

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Stencilling on patterned paper


Hello,
Today I have found time to share some more of my cards made with stencilling on patterned paper.


The patterned paper has Christmas words on it and is quite pale so it makes a good background. The stencil is from Uniko and I think the dove die is from x-cut. I have used cosmic shimmer texture paste over the stencil, it gives a lovely shine.


I am sharing these at:
CAS Stencil Challenge - patterned paper
Allsorts Challenge 542 - Add something gold and/or silver



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Here are a couple more using the same stencil with different paper:



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Hilary
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Friday, 18 October 2019

Patterned Paper

Hello,
Today I am sharing a card I made for CAS Stencil October challenge. The theme this month is patterned paper. Although I have loads of patterned paper I am very bad at using it on my cards, so this month I am trying to change that.


I was busy making Christmas cards when I had the idea for this. The pp is cut from a large sheet of handmade paper that I bought from Paperchase (just because I loved it), but haven't used it for anything. It is now time to change that as I thought it would make a nice backdrop for some gold texture paste applied through 2 different stencils.


Normally when I use texture paste I make a huge mess and this card required some masking to achieve the look I wanted. I was pleased that I succeeded in placing the stencils and applying the paste without any mishap, it just meant being patient and letting the fronds dry completely before adding the butterflies.


I finished it with a simple sentiment heat embossed in black. I was on such a roll with patterned paper  that I have made several Christmas cards using the same technique. It is very satisfying when you try something new and it works, don't you think?

If I get time I will share the others in a day or 2.
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I am also sharing this at day of the month card club, the theme this month is World Card Making Day. I have been following this challenge but haven't yet made an entry for it. I thought it was about time that changed.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it.
Hilary
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