Friday, 22 April 2016

Pink Lillies

I made this card for this month's challenge over at Power Poppy. This time, The lovely Christine fiendishly challenges us to choose only THREE colours for our image!!!!!  I ask you!  This one was really HARD but in the end, I just took a deep breath and went for it with a pink, a green and a yellow (see below).  I chose these gorgeous lillies which are a Power Poppy digi, printed it onto blending card, added the sentiment from Power Poppy's Go Wild stamp set and die cut it with a Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two die.  The pink background paper is from Kaisercraft's Secret Admirer 6 1/2" paper pad, layered onto yellow cardstock which I wrapped with yellow satin ribbon.  The image piece, after being coloured with only THREE markers was added with foam tape and a yellow bow finished it off.

Copic Colours used were:  RV04, YG13, Y11.

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016


Well, I'm back from holidays just in time to complete the very talented Stacy Morgan's challenge for this month at Power Poppy.  This one is a peek-a-boo challenge meaning images and/or sentiments peeking through the top layer from underneath.  One of my very favourite stamp sets is Power Poppy's Azaleas so that was the first thing that came to mind for this challenge.  I started with a piece of white cardstock and cut three circles in it using Spellbinders Standard Circles die.  Then I embossed it with Couture Creations Diamond Trellis EF.  I die cut circular frames from pink cardstock using the same die set and then I cut another circular frame for the centre circle using the circle die plus the scallop circle die and glued them in place.  I stamped the large image onto white cardstock using Memento Rose Bud ink and cut two pieces from it to peek through the top and bottom openings.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink onto pink cardstock to peek through the centre circle.  I stamped the small image with memento black ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics, fussy cut it and added it with foam tape.  Then I added some more bling and layered the whole thing onto pink cardstock for the card front.  That was certainly a different kind of challenge and I very much enjoyed creating my version of it so thanks Stacy!

Copic Colours used were:  RV00, RV02, RV04, G40, G43, G46, Y15.

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Sunday, 21 February 2016

Blue and White Birthday

This month's challenge over at Power Poppy is to change your favourite colouring method.  Well, of course, that meant my copics were out, so I unearthed my watercolour pencils and watercolour paper pad for this one.  I stamped this beautiful image from Power Poppy's Poppies stamp set with Stazon ink onto watercolour paper and coloured it with blue, green and yellow pencils and used a aquabrush to blend.  Then I die cut with a Spellbinders labels 20 die and layered it onto blue cardstock.  My background papers are from a Papermania's Capsule Collection and I also used a Martha Stewart border punch and white satin ribbon.  I stamped the sentiment from Power Poppy's Go Wild stamp set and added the image piece with foam tape.  Thanks for the challenge,'s always a stretch to colour without my beloved copics but it was fun.

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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Zig Zag Card

Happy New Year!  Yes, I know it's a bit late, but I'm taking things slowly these days.  This month, over at Power Poppy, Tosha challenges us to stretch ourselves - i.e. to make a tall card using a new product/technique. Well  my DD gave me five (Yes, FIVE - lucky me!) Power Poppy stamp sets for Christmas  so this is the first time I have used this gorgeous image from the Orchids Rock set.  For my tall card base, I decided to make a zig zag card (also a first for this technique) so I cut a diagonal piece from an A4 sheet of pear pizzazz cardstock, scored and folded at even intervals and punched the top edge with an EK scroll punch. Then I covered one side and the middle third of the other side with paper from an old Clover 12 x 12 paper pack called Cherished Days. I die cut peach cardstock with a butterfly die, sponged orange ink around the edges, coloured the antennae and added black pearls for the tallest part of the card.  Then I die cut yellow cardstock with Spellbinders Blooms One dies, added a dark green flourish and a couple of pale green pieces punched with Martha Stewart's branch punch for the middle part.  Finally I stamped the image with memento ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics and die cut it with a Spellbinders Labels Seventeen.  After sponging the edges with some yellow ink,  I layered that onto peach cardstock and added the sentiment (from Power Poppy's Go Wild set) with a couple more of the punched branches.  Thanks for the fun challenge, Tosha - I enjoyed this one and it will be a very different birthday card for my friend, Midge.

Copic Colours used were:  YG11, YG13, YG17, Y11, YR12, YR20.

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Saturday, 28 November 2015

Embellished Birthday

Whew!  What a busy few weeks it has been - and only getting even more busy with Christmas almost upon us.  However I just HAD to make time for this months challenge at Power Poppy because this one is hosted by none other than my beautiful daughter, Kathy Jones.  Kathy challenges us to "embellish it" - well, who doesn't just love prettying up their work with things like lace, ribbon and pearls - not me! I decided to use my favourite Power Poppy set for this one and stamped the azaleas in the vase from the Azaleas set  plus the birthday sentiment from Power Poppy's Dynamic Duos Peonies & Tulips set with memento ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics and die cut it with a Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die.  My background papers are from Kaisercraft's Violet Crush paper pad and layered onto purple cardstock.  Then I did the embellishing with the lace, ribbon, pearls and a Kaisercraft pearl flourish.  Finally I layered the image piece onto lavender cardstock and popped it on with foam tape.  Thanks for a fun challenge, Kathy - I just managed to squeeze in before the end of the month!

Copic Colours used were:  V12, V04, V000, YG11, YG13, YG17, Y15, C1, B0000.

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Sunday, 18 October 2015


This months challenge at Power Poppy is hosted by the lovely and talented Julie and she asks us to cut our images into "Bits and Pieces."  For this one, I started with a folded white card base and die cut the side with a Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One die.  Then I die cut white cardstock with two dies from the same set, cut it to size and embossed the main part of it with Cuttlebugs Swiss Dots EF. I die cut red cardstock with the same die used for the card base and layered the white die cut and embossed piece onto it.  I printed out the Power Poppy digi "Hollyberries" twice onto blending card and chopped the images into three squares, coloured them with copics and layered them onto red cardstock.  I attached them with foam tape, wrapped some red ribbon round the card front and added a bow.  I stamped the sentiment from Power Poppys Merry Littles stamp set with red ink onto white card and punched it out with a 1" circle punch.  Finally, I die cut green cardstock with a Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two die, stuck it in the middle of the ribbon and added the sentiment with foam tape.  Cutting up images is certainly not my usual M.O. but I really enjoyed this one - thanks Julie!

Copic Colours used were:  G40, G43, G46, R22, R24, R27, R89, E33, E35.

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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Holiday Heart

This month's Power and Spark challenge at Power Poppy is to make a "gift from the heart". Well, every Christmas, I make these decorations, so I thought I would make one with a Power Poppy flair.  So, I start with a heart made of craftwood, paint the edges with gold paint and attach christmas paper to the front and back with modge podge.  There is a tiny hole at the top for the hanging ribbon. (My DH cuts these shapes out with a scroll saw for me.) This time I used Kaisercraft paper, sanded the edges then added a cream ribbon bow and some red pearls. I stamped the sentiment from Power Poppy's Bottlebrush Holiday set with red ink onto vanilla card, cut it out with a punch and inked the edges in red.  The gorgeous pointsettia is from Power Poppy's Merry Littles set, stamped with memento black ink onto blending card, coloured with copics and cut out.  I attached it with foam tape and added some "leaves" of green cardstock punched out with Martha Stewart branch punch.  These decorations can also be used as a gift tag.

Copic Colours used were:  R22, R24, R27, R89, Y21. Y26, Y38.

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