Monday, 6 July 2020

Uniquely Creative - Blog Tutorial - Pile of Dalmatians

Hi everybody, hope life is treating you well and wherever you are, you are safe. Its so strange now with New Zealand carrying on as normal with regards to COVID (the only active cases are ones that arrive on planes and they are all immediately isolated for 14 days before they can roam the country) and to then see countries where the cases numbers are skyrocketing. It must be so frightening for you all in those area's, wish there was someway I could help. Please stay safe, wear those masks and if you live in the U.S.A. do the opposite of whatever Trump says!!!!






I wanted to let you know that I'm up on the Uniquely Creative Blog with a tutorial on how I created this card using the June Mini Kit 'Pawesome':




This Dalmatian mummy looks happy but exhausted with all those puppies to look after. I only had two children but even that was too much some days, so I know how she feels. My tutorial will share with you the products I used plus how I put it all together.

Today has gone from pouring with rain overnight/morning to now being sunny t-shirt weather. I'm off to take Bella for a walk in the sunshine and make the most of the warmth because according to the weather report, Wednesday is going to be the coldest, most horrible day ever!!!

Take care
Shona
 

Sunday, 5 July 2020

The Flower Challenge #46

Hi everyone!! Its been a very chilly week here, we've had a few -3 degree celcius frosts and I've had to wait until 10.30am to garden so that everything has thawed out (including my fingers....). The days have been gorgeous though and when the sun comes out its glorious!





 Speaking of weather, our theme for this month at The Flower Challenge is 'Summer/Winter'. You could use the colours of those season's or maybe the flowers that are out at that time of year....its totally up to you!!

For my card I was of course in a 'Winter' state of mind and even got into the Christmas spirit:


I haven't had a chance to colour this Studio Katia image since purchasing months ago and thought it would be perfect for a 'non-traditional' Christmas wreath.

I stamped the 'Floral Wreath' on white CS using Gina K Amalgam black ink. I gave the flowers a basic quick colour with my Altenew Artist Markers in cooler colours with a hint of 'Christmas red'. I then had a play around with my Faber Castell pencils, adding some shading and depth here and there. I fussy cut the image out and then decided I wanted to cut out the middle as well. I actually found a circle die that fit perfectly from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Ornament Tags'.

The wreath didn't look right on its own over the card base so I did the unthinkable and added a panel of vellum (something I hardly ever use) from Rosie's Studio which had spots of silver. I cut it the same size as the card front but didn't want to use glue/tape behind it because it would be seen. So I put the wreath on foam tape on the vellum, turned it over and added double-sided tape behind the shadow of the wreath. It does mean that the vellum isn't adhered at the edges but that's totally fine with me.  

For the sentiment (from Studio Katia 'Origami Winter'  which was my very first Studio Katia stamp set.....) I silver heat embossed on white CS, fussy cut around it and put on foam tape, along with some Silver Pearls, also from Studio Katia.

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Bright and Cheerful'.


You have until Saturday 25th July to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and if your needing any ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our fabulous Guest Designer Mac Mable of The Sweetest of Peas have created for you. We will be back with more card ideas on the 15th and I look forward to seeing your projects in the Gallery.

Take care
Shona

Sunday, 28 June 2020

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - Girl Friday post for June #3

Hi everyone, hopefully your finally enjoying the weekend wherever you are in the world and having a lovely time. Its absolutely freezing here in New Zealand and the rain just won't go away, so I'm very happy to be sitting inside making cards.





I wanted to let you know I'm on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog today with a blog tutorial for this card:


I made an absolute mess and got Distress Oxide ink EVERYWHERE but love how it turned out. You'll find instructions and photos on the blog.

Enjoy your weekend and I'll see you back here again very soon.

Take care
Shona