Just Add Ink #311 Masking

This week the challenge is “MASKING”

The word “Masking ” means to cover with a mask or to conceal.

On my card I have stamped an image on the card and then covered it and stamped again so that I have an overlapping image.

Let me explain this in steps.

Step !. Stamp image onto card stock


Step 2. Stamp same image on a piece of paper…I like to use a  “Post-it Notes” as this has some sticky on the back to hold it down


Step 3. Cut out the image on the post-it note staying close to the edge of the image or just on the inside of image.

Step 4. Layer your Post-It Note™ image over the image on your cardstock.


Step 5.Stamp your second image over your mask.


This image will appear to be in the background or as I have done here at the

side but coming from behind the first image


This allows you get two images overlapping without all the added lines you would get if

you just stamped two images on top of each other.

Here is my completed card..


I love the colours in Hydrangeas, its one of my favorite flowers…

also because they are easy to grow and I usually manage to kill most plants.

I have stamped on to Stampin’ Up! Shimmer paper using Stazon Black and

then water coloured the image with 8 different colours.

Trying to achieve a simlar colours to the ones I used to grown at my back door.


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Global Design Project #030 | Sketch Challenge

Global Design Challenge has thrown out there another challenge…..

and its a Sketch Challenge by Teneale Williams.

Did you see the winners from last week…

if you haven’t HERE is the Link

Hope you get a chance to have a look as there were some wonderful cards entered.

Back to this weeks challenge – Sketch Challenge

Sketch Challenge

I decided to use the papers from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and

teamed it up with Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and Balloon Bouquet Punch.


The reverse of the balloon paper is this lovely little spot print,

so I’ve added the Blushing Bride in my matting to add contrast to the Mint Macaron.

The lace Dollie just peeks out between the two boarders in the banner.

The team on Global Design Challenge has asked whats our favorite Challenge.

I don’t think I have a favorite…I like them all. They all tend to make me think…just some

a little harder than others.

This particular one was simple as I knew what range of papers I wanted to use..once i choose what paper

then it just flowed from that.

Go have a look and give Global Design Challenge a go…

its so much FUN!

And that’s what I like is FUN.

Just Add Ink # 305 – Sketch Challenge!

This week Just Add Ink have put up a sketch Challenge.

Head over to Just Add Ink’s page and have a look at the wonderful cards done by the design team.

You can click on the link below and it will direct you there……enjoy!

Click HERE


I have kept my card very simple by using 3 papers from Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper.


This paper is all in Black and white and can be easily coloured by sponging, braying or spritzing..


I have decided to sponged my card with Bermuda Bay making the colour strong at the bottom and taking it back to near white at the top.

By mounting it on black makes the intensity of the colour “POP”

Along with a simple sentiment and a couple sequence this card is complete.

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“Happy Birthday” with Rose Wonder …..PPA291- Colour Challenge


Was looking for inspiration for a card and I came across this challenge by Pals Paper Arts and decided to give it ago.

I don’t think I have done much with these colours, which are……..

PPA291-Mar10My mother has a beautiful rose garden and she has a rose near her front door that is a similar colour.

So when I saw these colours they inspired me to use Rose Wonder from the Occasional Catalog.

The rose is such a large design that it fills the card, so there is no need for many elements.

I have embossed the rose with black embossing powder onto water colour paper and them water coloured the paper using the ink pads and Aqua pens.

The banner was also embossed but onto vellum as I like the colour of the design coming through.

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Happy Birthday…with Botanical Gardens

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This is a beautiful set from the Occasional Catalog, just loving the Thinlits and Designer Series Paper…

so simple and quick to put together makes a great card for any occasions.

This one is being sent to a lovely person as a Birthday Card so hope she likes it.

Part of the movement started by Stampin’ Up’s Shannon West.


So if you wish to receive a card from me for your Birthday visit my Facebook page HERE

Global Design Project #024 | CASE the Designer

This week we are CASing the Designer –   Copy and Selectively Edit.
The lucky designer is Michelle Last, love her card ….
Love BLUE….anything BLUE and I’m hooked and then with the butterfly added…
I’m in seventh heaven.
Have you seen it?
Here it is!
Isn’t it beautiful, so cool, so refreshing.ahhhhh! Love it!
To see the cards done by the rest of the Design team click HERE
I didn’t use blue nor butterfly’s…I decided to do something a little different.
I used the layout as it also caught my eye and I wanted to have a play with a new set I just bought.
So here is my card.
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Don’t know if it had to do with the weather as its very hot!
But I used what I would call warm tropical colours instead of the lovely cool blue tones.
Love this new set of Framelits – Botanical Builder Framelits Dies,
 the matching Designer Series Paper – Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper
and co-ordination card stock –  Botanical Gardens Cardstock Pack
 along with Mint Macaron.
The Happy Birthday came from Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set
The inside of the card I used a smaller flower and a strip of the designer series paper mounted on white with a Mint Macaron boarder.
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Hope you enjoyed my card….see you next week.
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Shhhhhh….Don’t tell Aaron! Global Design Project #023

This year my eldest son turns….21!

Wow! a major milestone for him…..and my husband and I survived!

One down and 3 to go!

I’m still trying to sort invitations and venues….then Global Design Project said this weeks challenge was…..


Now Aaron is an outdoor sort of boy, he’s been a Scout and now is a Leader, is a member of RFS- Rural Fire Service and is a diesel mechanic….

what great opportunity to make him a card.

I wanted to do something that had a masculine feel to it.

A CRATE…..with an EXPLOSION of BALLOONS coming out of it…

Had never done a Card in a Box before, this will be interesting!



I stamped my box and extra card stock with the Hardwood stamp and then cut it up to create the reinforced sides of the crate.

The balloons was stamped with Balloon Celebration and highlighted with Wink of Stella- Clear.

The large numbers cut from Glimmer Paper makes them pop out from amongst the balloons.

The Instructions for the box I used the You Tube clip by Tanya Bell.

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Global Design Project #022 | Sketch Challenge

Here we are again…..another wonderful challenge from Global Design Project…#022

and today the Designers have given us a Sketch Challenge.

By the way did you see last weeks winners, weren’t they great! Here’s a link go and have a look…..HERE

Why don’t you give it ago, I would love to see what you come up with.

Just go to Global Design Project..here to make it easy here’s a link  HERE

So for this weeks Challenge……


Coming up to Valentines I thought I’d do a card using the Bloomin’ Love Stamp set,

but I wanted it to be a card you could give to a friend and that could be used at other times in the year.


I wanted this card to be soft and pretty….something “GIRLY”

I sponged the floral heart in Mint Macaron and Crisp Cantaloupe (deleted colour).

With a bit of Mint Macaron Lace wraped around the card and a butterfly cut from vellum, with a row of pearls and a touch of gold thread

finishes it of as a beautiful card to give to that special friend on any occasion.

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Slider Card with a Hidden Gift

Patrick my son was invited to a friends Birthday party and he want to give his friend cash as a gift.

So I decided to make it some fun and make a Slider Card that when you pulled the money popped out on the other side.

Have never made one before..the first one I made failed…BIG TIME!

But the second attempt worked wonderfully.



Using Designer Series Paper from the Occasional Catalog and stamp sets from the Sale-A-Brations Catalog

Instructions for this card can be found in my Tutorials.

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Matching Envelope made using the Envelope Punch Board.



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