Sunday, 11 December 2016

Winnie and Walter - December Leading Lady - 2nd post (and giveaway)!!

Hi everyone!! I'm very excited to be back again with another post on the Winnie and Walter blog as their Leading Lady for December!




The theme for this post is about backgrounds and how to create them yourself using die-cuts and stamping.



This is one of the cards you will see using a repeated stamping technique and my MISTI. I'd love to know what you think about this card and the others that I've shared.

Don't forget to leave me a comment on this blog post and my other Leading Lady blog posts for chance to win a $30 Winnie and Walter gift card. 





Thanks so much and see you all again next weekend with my 3rd Leading Lady post!!


Take care
Shona


Monday, 5 December 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - Girl Friday Post - December

Hi there everybody!! Its my turn this month for my CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
'Girl Friday' blog post.




I'm in total 'Christmas Card Panic' mode, as once again I've realised that I don't have enough cards to send out. So any chance I have to make one more, I totally jump at. So Christmas is my theme, as well as coming up with a design that looks great but could also be quickly and in large quantities:




I always think pastel coloured Christmas cards look so pretty, so my colour scheme was born!!

Using my MISTI and the smaller Christmas tree stamp from the 'Snowflake Splendor' stamp set, I stamped the tree's twice in their four different colours. Each tree was then fussy cut, given a good coating of Wink of Stella and popped up on foam tape. To keep it simple I heat embossed the sentiment (from the same stamp set) in silver. Clean, modern and pretty!

This would be a fantastic card to make in bulk and you could make the colours whatever you like. I've already made a few more!!


I have three challenges I would like to link this too:

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge (O'Christmas Tree)



Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)



Uniko Studio Challenge # 38



Don't forget that if you are wanting to purchase the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps stamp set I used today or any other of their products, you can use my special 'Girl Friday Code' to save yourself 15%. And at this time of year every dollar counts!!


Thanks so much for stopping by and will see you again soon on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  blog.


Take care
Shona


The Flower Challenge # 3

Hi there everyone and welcome to our third monthly challenge at The Flower Challenge!!







This month's theme is to 'Use and old stamp/die/stencil'. It could be a stamp that you haven't used for ages or maybe a die you've had for a long time and never actually used. It will give you a chance to give some love to a long forgotten floral product.

I thought this would the perfect time to use a stamp that I've had for AGES but never used at all. I absolutely love the image and thought I could try to turn it into a christmas poinsettia:


I stamped and heat embossed the image on a piece of water colour CS in gold. I then used my Gansai Tambi water colour paints in red to colour the flowers and a little green to colour the leaves. I decided not to put any colour on the branches at all. The panel was cut to size and then popped up on foam tape. I wanted a very simple sentiment, so stamped and heat embossed it in white on black CS and put in on foam tape as well. Absolutely love how it turned out!!

The floral stamp is from Hero Arts 'Large Blossom' and the sentiment from Neat and Tangled 'Santa's Ride'.

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.




As its December the challenge will finish on December 20th. For any inspiration, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. I can't wait to see what you come up with in the Gallery!!!!

Take care
Shona