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“Secret Love”

Secret Love

I was asked, for the first time ever, to be a guest designer by
They surprised me with an email inviting me to be their GD
for the texture challenge (with a twist of glimmer/shine).
I gave this serious thought…like for 2 seconds…
then jumped at it with both feet!!!
I am really loving the texture of corrugated card at the moment and this time 
after covering it in tissue tape I gave it a light gesso wash…
I will definitely be doing this again as it makes a gorgeous background.
Then some torn and ripped papers, 
embossing and grunge paste make up the rest of the texture.
There is a little ink on the papers but I liked the way the colours played off each other,
so I haven’t added a lot.

The glimmer is on the heart, the beads, metal and rhinestones.
The heart is made up of an image stamped onto tissue paper and glued on,
embossed on one side with glossy accent highlights
and pearl glimmer mist sprayed over the top.
I just thought I would add this pic to show the glimmer on the heart piece.
Pop on over to the C2CU blog and be inspired by this months challenge –
the team have some awesome inspiration to share!
It is such an honour to be involved
and I thank the team for the opportunity to do something different.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges…

A Time for Thanks

Thank You!

I am having fun again with my Ladies Diary papers,
a bit of ink, Flonz Craft stamps!!!
and lots of embellies…
A new month brings a new challenge at 
And this time around it is Thankyou
 I have made something just to dangle from a door knob 
or a cupboard door for someone special. I think I will give it to one of my friends just to show they are appreciated and thought of…

The stamps that I have used are 
and a swirl from the damask floral curves set.
The colours that I inked up to go with the papers were DI’s walnut stain with aged mahogany over the top…
I really like this combination, especially with the pink background.
The background cardstock is embossed and inked, sanded and inked some more.
Then the papers have been inked and layered up before adding the main image.
 The damask floral  stamp has just been lightly sprayed with water and stamped into the ink around the Gibson lady for a mottled effect.
The final touch was the little hearts which have been punched out of brown cardstock
and covered with glossy accents.

Flonz has a generous $20 prize for one lucky entrant
which can be spent on a huge range of goodies from his on-line store.
And they are cheap…so you can get heaps of them!
The Design Team have once again come up with some
outstanding examples of how to showcase these stamps…
so please be inspired
and come join in our fun at Vintage Stamping Challenges


I am entering this card into the following challenges ~

A Journey into Journalling

Is the key word for our challenge at 
Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fornight.
Wow…the talented Kate Crane, from the Kathryn Wheel, is our guest designer with some
wonderful inspiration to get your creative juices flowing…
Welcome Kate!
Journaling is a great way to throw a heap of exciting and fun inking techniques together and create layers so that everything pops out at you. 
My piece isn’t from an actual journal (because I don’t have one…yet)
but that didn’t stop me from have heaps of fun and inky messiness!
It is from my heart and says a little about my story,
and that is what journalling is all about…

Here is my attempt to explain the process…
Firstly, I had to choose a background colour!
I had passion in my mind, so I think reds, oranges and yellow are good for this.
Then the fun starts…
I sprayed dylusional inks, followed up with some wrinkle free inking for the background.
Out came the stencils, a little ghosting, some spraying, a little packing plastic with paints, and more ink.
Somewhere in there I made a heart stencil and masked it before the colours got too dark
so that more depth could be created. 
I wanted some stenciling behind the mask and some in front.
The stamped words were next, going from light colours to red.
I think with journalling you need to create a border, so out with my leaf stamp
and a little archival black ink.
The words are a favourite saying of mine at the moment and are hand written,
cut out, and edged with a fine liner before adding more ink.
And finally I wanted to add a chain to dangle the heart from…
so I punched out some little hearts in red and added glossy accents.
Gee, that was all a little wordy, but that is journalling isn’t it?
Leo at Flonzcraft is offering a very generous $20 voucher
to spend in his store for the winner,
and runners up and spotlights are up for grabs to!
The Fashionettes have some gorgeous inspiration for you so please pop on over to
FSC and check them all out and leave a little love…
These girls are amazing each and every time they create something!
Please be inspired and join in the fun…
I am entering this card into the following challenges ~

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend!

Red, Black and Brown
is the new theme this fortnight at FSC
Have you ever just really liked an stamp and then when you
get it you never quite know what to do with it?
That is how it was with my diamond stamp from
Stampers Anonymous!
Although I had seen Paula do some amazing pieces with it,
and I just had to have it!!!!
…I still had no idea what to do with it.

 I eventually decided to mask my lady stamp (an old fav of mine)
and then use the diamond stamp behind her.
The overall idea was to keep things neutral
with a pop of red…and just a hint of brown.
So the odd flower (not all),
are tinged with red aqua crayons
and a slash of brown on the lady’s hat.

The pink bit through the middle is just an area masked off with torn paper
that has been inked with spun sugar DI and edged with barn door.

The outer bits are coloured with London Fog Memento and black DI.
With a little grey crackle stamping.

The special effect this time around
 is the use of a charcoal pencil
on the stenciled diamonds, which are done in texture paste.
The have been smudged with the pencil
so that they are in different shades of grey
(oh, I guess it is my version of 50 Shades of Grey lol)

Marina at Cottage Crafts is offering an online voucher to her store for the winner,
runners up and spotlights are up for grabs to!
The Fashionettes have some gorgeous inspiration for you so please pop on over to
FSC and check them all out and leave a little love…
These girls are amazing each and every time they create something!
Please be inspired and join in the fun…

A huge thankyou and welcome to some new followers, I hope you enjoy my journey!


I am entering this card into the following challenges ~
~ Addicted to Stamps and More – Vintage
~ Anything Goes Challenge Blog – Vintage/Shabby Chic 
~ Flourishes Timeless Tuesday – I’m Seeing Red! 
~ Happy Campers Craft Collective – Favourite Stamp: my lady stamp:) 
~ Crafts 4 Eternity – Very Vintage

Sassy Santa Wishlist

Now Wouldn’t This Be Nice….
It’s good to be a little sassy sometimes!!!
No matter how old you are…it is always good to smile.
I wonder if she remembers what to do with a list like this one! lol

I had to get one of the kids from school to show me how to use the digi’s, poor boy…
he had sooo much patience with me.
This is just a simple little card.
The background paper has some kindy glitz added for sparkle…
The sassy lady has some on her hat as well, 
and some glaze on her earrings
I thought that if I added too much more to this that the funny side of it would get lost.
I have some single girlfriends who might get a kick out of this…
Isn’t it funny how the mind stays active while the body…well…lol
I am entering this in the following challenges –