Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Women are like Tea Bags !!!


I created six of these cards for Think Pink next weekend.  They were very simple to make owing to  the fact that I used these gorgeous papers from DCWV The Garden Tea Party stack.   The large sentiment is from the WMS Afternoon Tea Sentiments set.  The tea bag frame and teacups on the envelope are from the WMS Afternoon Tea set.  The small sentiment is from the WMS Opera Tags set.  All sentiments and images were stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa except for the tea bag frame which was stamped in Fired Brick Distress Ink.

Thanks for stopping by,
Kate

Monday, 29 September 2014

Pink Christmas Shaker Card



I've seen so many shaker cards around recently and it's been ages since I made one, so I thought I'd make one for the last of the set of pink Christmas cards I am making for Think Pink next week.  


I have used the Window Dressing die from Clearly Besotted to cut the window.  Behind the window you can just make out St Nick which is from the WMS 'Twas the Night Before Christmas set.  The hanging ornaments and sentiment are also from this set.  

The Christmas tree is a very old PSX wood mounted stamp and I don't think it's seen ink in 15 years.

I am entering this card in the Waltzing Mouse Fanatics Challenge #27 where the theme is Christmas.  

Thanks for stopping by,
Kate

Friday, 26 September 2014

Open Me First


Still on my Thinking of a Pink Christmas challenge - this is card #9.  My intention was to make a batch of 10 so I'm close to finishing now.  Every one of these cards has been lovingly made and is dedicated to my dear brave friend Maggie.

I thought it might be fun to use this Sizzix Gift #2 die for a Pink Christmas card.  Previously I've only ever used it for birthday cards.  I used the smallest of the WMS Stitched Tag dies to make the label and stamped it with a sentiment from Ornate Ornaments.  To make it a little more festive I've added some pinkery (that's greenery in pink) from the Sizzix Decorative Strip die Festive Greenery and a decorative Christmas sentiment from WMS Compliments of the Season 2.  The background was stamped with WMS Vintage Christmas Backgrounder.

Once again I'm entering this card in the Waltzing Mouse Fanatics Challenge #27 where the theme is Christmas.

I just noticed the Cut It Up Challenge where the challenge is to make a 3d project for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Thanks for stopping by,
Kate

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Rose Tinted Window


Another pink card to add to the bundle for next week.  I used the Memory Box Grand Madison Window and Twiggy Tree dies, the small Tim Holtz Reindeer Movers and Shaper die and the Clearly Besotted Tree Landscape die.
The sentiment is from WMS Alpine Christmas and was framed with a Spellbinders Exquisite Circle.  I used Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid to stamp the sentiment and colour the edges of the snow drifts and the card front.
I will be entering this card in the Waltzing Mouse Fanatics Challenge #27 where the theme this fortnight is Christmas.  Today's the 25th of September - only 3 months to go and you know they'll just fly by.
Thanks for stopping by,
Kate

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Enamoured with Enamel



I am having so much fun experimenting with UTEE and various embossing powders and inks and I just love the molten glass effect.  In the photo above, I managed to take advantage of some day light this afternoon which shows up this effect more accurately than the inside lighting.
Here's a closeup of the wreath I created for today's Thinking of a Pink Christmas Card.


Here I die cut 3 laurels from the Tim Holtz Regal Crest die.  I embossed and UTEE'd them differently - changing the order and the number of times I embossed with the pink embossing powder and the UTEE.  On one of the laurels I dabbed a Victorian Velvet DI onto an already enamelled surface and reheated it - that's the darker pink with the spots - the spots being where the ink beaded on the enamelled surface.  
I cut a snow flake using my Cameo and a free design from Bird's Cards.  I embossed it with pink embossing powder, then white, then holographic, then UTEE.
Once I was happy with the die cuts I intertwined the laurels so they formed a circular wreath and placed the snow flake where I wanted it.  I then reheated the elements so they fused together.


I stamped the WMS Vintage Christmas Backgrounder and embossed it with white powder.  The sentiment is from WMS alpine Christmas, stamped onto a banner cut from the same die as the laurel.  I curved the sentiment slightly on the acrylic block to fit the curve of the banner.

The Festive Friday Challenge #40 came at just the right time and has been a wonderful source of inspiration for me as I try to make a bunch of special pink Christmas cards to be auctioned for Think Pink next week.  There are tons of ideas in the inspiration photo and there are so many lovely entries.  These were just 2 of many which caught my eye and influenced my design today.



As well as the Festive Friday challenge, I am entering this card in the Waltzing Mouse Fanatics Challenge #27 where the theme is Christmas.  

Thanks for stopping by,
Kate