Thursday, 25 May 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge # 9

Well, hello there!! I thought it was about time I bit the bullet and join in a challenge where I'm totally intimidated by the talented people who have already entered!!





I, like many of you, absolutely love Concord and 9th and wish I could afford to buy all of their products. Unfortunately with my limited craft budget I have to be very picky about my purchases and often miss out on buying any of their goodness. They have the most incredible range of floral stamps and dies and the entries in this Creativity meets C9 challenge already are spectacular. If you haven't already discovered this company, I suggest to pop over there right away!!

For my card I was inspired by a new product I hadn't gotten round to using yet and some goodies a friend sent me:



Oh I wish you could see the silver shimmer in real life!! The always fabulous Barb of Barb's Studio Creations sent me some die-cuts a while ago, including Concord and 9th. I desperately wanted to use them but you know what its like when you only have a few of something, you put off using them. I decided this was it and they were getting used!! Thank you so much Barb!

To start off I embossed a panel of white CS and then painted with my new Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Platinum. This stuff goes on like butter and dries so quickly. I cut the panel down and adhered to the card front.

Barb had cut the flower and leaves out of Tim Holtz Watercolour CS, so I used another new product Tombow Dual Brush Pens 'Bright Palette' and water coloured them all. The colour spreads so easily!! Once dry I adhered the leaves in place and put the flower on foam tape. 

The sentiment was simply stamped in black ink on white CS, fussy cut out and put on foam tape as well. And of course I had to add some sequins and love the look of the clear one in the middle of the flower.

The embossing folder is from We R Memory Keepers. The sentiment is from Concord and 9th 'Map Love' and the sequins from Neat and Tangled.

I have two other challenges I would like to enter:

Scrapbook Boutique - May Challenge



AAA Card Challenge # 90





Its a very chilly morning but I have gardening to do, so better get my 'A into G'. Hopefully I can finish early enough today to take Bella for a walk. Now that daylight savings is in full swing there isn't much time to walk her after school and the kids don't really want to move after they have made it home. Fingers crossed the weeds will be good to me today!!

Take care
Shona

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge 'A Bit of Sparkle'

Hi there everybody!! Its the end of Wednesday for me here in New Zealand and I had a very busy gardening day. There is so much to do in getting gardens ready for Winter and I love cutting everything back. And there wasn't a frost this morning so that was a bonus!!





The theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge is 'A Bit of Sparkle', which is something I don't think you can ever have too much of. Although I must say working daily in a garden doesn't leave much time for wearing anything sparkly, so I have to sparkle on my cards instead!!

I decided it was time to create a shaker card as I haven't made one in a while and it was a perfect time to use a sparkly embossing powder:


I need this sentiment on a t-shirt!!! I wanted to keep the design super simple so the sentiment could be the star.

I started by cutting a panel of white CS slightly smaller than the card front. I then cut the large die first and glued a piece of clear acetate behind it. Lots of foam tape was added to the back, especially around the negative space to keep the shaker intact. Because I knew I would have my sentiment in the middle, I decided to add foam tape behind where that would sit too. That way the sequins etc only go around the outside channel, not fill up the whole die-cut area.

I wanted to keep the colour of the shaker pieces to pink and clear, so added everything I could get my hands on that was really small including small sequins and microbeads. To enclose the shaker I put a panel of white CS over the foam strips and trimmed the edges so they couldn't be seen. The whole shaker could then be adhered to the card front.

For the sentiment I die-cut the smaller shape from white CS and heat embossed the sentiment using silver glitter embossing powder from Zing. I wish you could see the sparkle in real life!! I added foam tape to the back of it and pressed down over the acetate, along with a few extra clear sequins.

The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti 'Shine from Within'. The die-cut shapes are from Studio Katia 'Stitched Creative Nested Squares'. The rose gold sequins are also from Studio Katia. The clear and pink sequins are from Neat and Tangled. The pink and clear seed beads are from The Ton and the pink micro beads are from Papervine.

I have two other challenges I would like to enter:

Scrapbook Boutique Challenge - May 



CAS on Sunday Challenge  (Shaker Card)


Everyone is asking me where dinner is. I'm tempted to say its in the kitchen waiting for you to make it but I don't think it would work. They would all be having ice cream sundaes for dinner if that happened.....but maybe that's not a bad idea.......

Take care
Shona
 
 

Monday, 22 May 2017

CASology Challenge - Week # 249

How are you all doing??? I am currently typing with fingers so cold I can hardly feel the keys. The frost in the morning is so cold I've decided to do the washing after school each day and hang it out before its too dark. It's still freezing though, thank goodness our fire is on!!







Which brings me to the current challenge at CASology where their cue word is 'Warm'. Something we won't be experiencing much of as we head into Winter here in New Zealand. 

I spent this past weekend with my Mum so had plenty of time to organise not only my Design Team cards but also some challenge cards for fun. I was thinking warm colours, warm clothes etc and then found the perfect stamp set that I hadn't used before:


Talk about 'hot stuff'!! These cute little 'stuffed peppers' are from Clearly Besotted 'Vegetable Patch'. I had these given to me by a friend of mine who was clearing out her stash of stamps. They had been waiting for the perfect opportunity to be used, and this was it!!

This was super simple to do. I stamped the mouse image 3x across the card front, along with the sentiment, using black ink. I then coloured away with my Faber Castell pencils and voila! They are so cute!!

Its close to dinner time and I can hear the kids rustling around in the kitchen cupboards, so better get something prepared. Since its so cold I'm going to make Butter Chicken with home-made Roti Chenai, so will be warm inside and out!

Take care
Shona
 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Altenew May Inspiration Challenge - Entry # 3

I'm back!!! Dinner is over, kids are fed and watered and dishes even done, so time to show you all my third entry to the Altenew Inspiration  challenge for May!





I showed you all a card here  a few hours ago and the leftovers from that one turned into this card:


I just couldn't bring myself to throw away all the leftover die-cut pieces so with a bit of glue and fussy cutting, this new design was created!!

Firstly I die-cut the background die from white CS and glued to the card front. On the previous card I die-cut the middle of this die from a pink paint chip and was left with the flower frame. I fussy cut it away from the rest of the die and trimmed the petals. I flipped it over, put the leftover dark pink petals into place and used washi tape on the back to hold them in. I also glued on a small square of the green CS over the middle of the flower so the green would show through. The flower was then popped up on foam tape in the middle of the card.

I took the Tonic Nuvo Drops in White and added droplets to the flower for some embellishment and did a very simple sentiment in black, popped on some foam tape. I love how it turned out and can just imagine it in so many colour combos!!!

The background die is from Altenew 'Layered Medallions Cover Die B'. The sentiment is also from Altenew, it was a freebie from a card making magazine last year.

Time now to catch up with the kids some more, get them into bed and then go to bed myself so I can carry on watching Season 4 of 'House of Cards'. Its such an incredible show and Season 5 comes out May 30th. I didn't think I would like having Netflix but boy oh boy its magnificent!! 

Take care
Shona
 

Reminder: Time Out Challenge # 83

Hi everyone, hope your all having a great week and haven't been overloaded with work!! I'm cruising on in here to remind you about our current TIME OUT   
challenge. We have the most amazing card for you to CASE:







Isn't this spectacular?!! Its by one of my favourite people Hannelie from Desert Diva. We both have a love for CAS designs and she is just as sweet as can be. To 'CASE' her card means to create your own interpretation. So you could use the same colours, same layout or maybe you have the same floral stamps. Its all up to you!!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers and the winner will get a $15 voucher to spend in their store. So very lucky!!



The colours used on Hannelie's card aren't ones I would use very often but I decided to jump out of my pastel/rainbow coloured comfort-zone and go for gold:


I started off by taping down the stencil over my card front. I then decided that I wanted to have the stencil pattern a particular shape, so I taped this die-cut frame over-top. I then used Distress Inks 'Spiced Marmalade' and 'Barn Door' and my mini-blending tool to create the pattern. Once I removed the stencil I realised the frame look quite cool with the colour around the inside edge, so decided to put it back in place on some foam tape.

The flowers were stamped in black ink on white CS and fussy cut out. I adhered them in place, putting one of the larger flowers up on foam tape. I also added some foam tape behind the sentiment and glued on a few gold, orange and red sequins for a bit of sparkle. I really hope Hannelie likes it!!

The flower images and sentiment are from Stamplorations 'Buttercups and Butterflies'. The stencil is also from Stamplorations 'Nested Circles'. The frame die is from Studio Katia 'Stitched Creative Nested Squares'. The sequins are from Neat and Tangled.

You have until Wednesday 25th May to link your projects to the TIME OUT  challenge and please pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our fabulous Guest Designer Susanne of Keep In Touch Cards have created for you. Look forward to seeing your cards in the Gallery!!

Take care
Shona
 

Altenew May Inspiration Challenge - Entry #2

Hi everybody! Its been raining here for the past two days, which has meant no gardening and lots of housework. I even managed to squeeze in a card or two as I got the idea for this card yesterday and the leftovers turned into another card (but that's for another post....).





This is the inspiration photo for this months Altenew Inspiration Challenge. The Gallery is filled with lots of beautifully coloured flowers. I wondered if I could come up with something that didn't require any colouring or stamping and this is what happened:
 

Oh how I love this background die!!! I have so many ideas about what I can do with it but there just aren't enough hours in the day to make them all!!

For this card I started by cutting a panel of green CS and adhering to the card front. I then die-cut the background die from dark pink CS and glued it over the green. To incorporate the lighter pink and add some interest to the card, I used a paint chip that was only as big as the middle part of the die and put it through my Cuttlebug. This gave me the petals to inlay into the flower. 

I purchased some Tonic Nuvo Drops in white last year but have hardly ever used it. I thought if I could keep a steady hand, the drops would make fantastic embellishments against the dark pink. Thank goodness I was able to keep them all around the same size and they have dried perfectly. 

I didn't want to cover up the card with a huge sentiment so simply stamped the 'hello' on white CS and popped up on foam tape. All done and not one pencil or marker involved!!

The background die is from Altenew 'Layered Medallions Cover Die B'. The sentiment is also from Altenew but not from a set, it was part of a freebie that came with a cardmaking magazine last year.

As I mentioned I made another card from the die-cutting leftovers, so will do another blog post shortly. I better go and make dinner before that as the children are getting hungry and hungry children equals mayhem!!

Take care
Shona
 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge # 242

Hi there everyone and welcome to another week at the Addicted to Stamps and More  challenge!! 

Firstly I just want to apologise to Kylie and my team mates for this challenge as my card is so very late. I couldn't get it ready in time to be included on the challenge blog itself and I'm sorry to let my team down. 




This week we have the very popular 'Make Your Mark' challenge theme. I used to dread this one as my colouring skills were awful and I didn't really have much in the way of colouring tools. However, after a few years of purchasing and practicing its now one of my favourite themes!!

For this weeks card I really wanted to try out some new markers and ink that I finally got my hands on:


So many new things on this card!! I think this is the first time I'm using this stamp set and I recently purchased the background die too. Wonderful to see it all together!!

I started off by die-cutting the background die once from white CS and adhering to the card front. I finally purchased some Memento Black Ink so used that to stamp the flowers and leaves on some Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS. I then used my new alcohol markers that I found in a local stationary store. It's not very obvious who makes them but has #coloring on the front and Art Supply Enterprises on the back, so will go with that. Its a pack of pink/purple markers and the dark pink was exactly what I wanted!!

I coloured the flowers with the markers, some of them I gave a few layers of colour. I didn't have a darker colour to add some shading so I used a dark pink pencil to do that. I also stamped out some leaves and used some different alcohol markers to colour those. I then fussy cut them out and adhered to the card.

I wanted to keep the sentiment very simple so I just stamped it with black ink (a couple of times with my MISTI) and cut around it. It didn't look right with foam tape behind it so just adhered it in place, along with some co-ordinating sequins. So very happy with the final result!!

The flowers, leaves and sentiment are from Altenew 'Adore You'. The green alcohol markers are also by Altenew, and so is the background die 'Layered Medallions Cover Plate A'. The sequins are from Neat and Tangled.

I'm going to link this to the Altenew Inspiration Challenge - May where I was inspired by their gorgeous colour palette.


And will also link to the Cutplorations Challenge - May where they have a beautiful floral photo in similar colours.



You have until Wednesday 24th May to link your projects to the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge and if you are looking for ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. You just might find something that catches your eye!!  Look forward to seeing you in the Gallery.

Take care
Shona

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - Girl Friday post #2 for May

Hi there everybody and welcome to my second 'Girl Friday' post for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps for the month of May!!








For my card this month I decided to go crazy with one of the older 'Fri-dies' which is still an absolute favourite of mine:


You know how much I love a rainbow of colour on my cards and this design came to me when I was getting in the washing one afternoon. Its crazy where my mind wanders to sometimes......LOL!

This created a huge mess on my floor but it was so much fun to make and I'm in love with the end result!

I started by cutting a panel of white CS the same size as the card front. I then used the strip of heart dies from the 'Funfetti Fri-Dies'  set and cut out each strip down the middle of the panel. I'll admit they aren't exactly straight, I tried my best but it could have been a lot worse. And you can just imagine how many white hearts I had all over my dark grey carpet!! I then added foam tape along each outer edge. I wasn't able to support the panel in the middle so it isn't a card I would want to post but hand delivering it would be fine.

On the card front itself I used my mini-blending tool and 8 different Distress Inks to create this rainbow panel. All I had to do then was pop the die-cut panel over-top, add the sentiment on some foam tape too (from 'Pretty Posies' ) and adhere some clear sequins from the 'Sistahood Sparkle - Limited Edition' sequin mix by Pretty Pink Posh. This card totally makes me smile!!




If your thinking of purchasing any of the products I used on my card or are buying anything else from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps please don't forget to use my special 'Girl Friday' code to save yourself 15% on your purchase!!

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I really hope you liked my card. Hopefully it will inspire you to create a rainbow on your next card or do something repetitive with a die-cut. It makes a mess but you will love the final result. 

Take care
Shona
 

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Reminder: The Flower Challenge - May

Hi there everyone, I'm popping in with a quick reminder about the current challenge at The Flower Challenge.







For this months theme we are wanting you to chose a card created by the Design Team and be inspired to create your own version of the card. And still with 10 days to go till the challenge closes, you could even do more than one!!

 My reminder card is actually the one I created for my Mum for Mother's Day (which is today in New Zealand). She absolutely loved it which totally made my day:


I love colour against lots of white, it really pops and makes the white area's look so crisp!!

I started by stamping the flowers on white CS and colouring with my Faber Castell pencils. After fussy cutting them out, I adhered them to the card front, popping the smaller pink flower up on foam tape. The 'hugs' word was die-cut from white CS and popped up on lots of tiny pieces of foam tape. The sentiment was heat embossed on a strip of black CS and put on foam tape, along with the tiniest blue flower. And of course I had to add some co-ordinating sequins for a bit of bling!!

The flowers are from My Favourite Things 'Fancy Flowers' as well as the 'hugs' die. The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter 'The Big, the Bold and the Happy' and the sequins from Neat and Tangled.

I have two challenges I would like to enter:

The Heart Desires Challenge # 12 


Stamplorations CAS Challenge - May 



You have until Thursday 25th May to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and pop over to the blog to see the other cards by the Design Team to choose which one your going to CASE. I can't wait to see which one you choose!!

Take care
Shona

Friday, 12 May 2017

Just Add Ink Challenge # 359

Hi everyone and welcome to another week at Just Add Ink!!  We have the most amazing photo inspiration for you this week that your going to fall in love with:





Isn't this photo amazing??!!! The Gallery is going to look gorgeous with flowers, deep purple and other amazing cards on display. I can't wait!!

As soon as I saw this photo I knew exactly what I wanted to do and what stamp I wanted to use. Its doesn't happen that way often, so was great to just get cracking:


I started off by stamping the flower with Versafine Ink on watercolour CS and immediately heat embossing with clear powder. I then sat down with my Gansai Tambi watercolour paints and found the perfect purple colour to use on the petal tips. Once it had dried I covered the painted areas with Wink of Stella and put aside.

I cut a panel of white CS and used a die-cut in the middle so the flower would be framed. Where the open area would sit over the card front I used my mini-blending tool and Distress Ink 'Mowed Lawn' to create some colour. I wanted to make sure there was some green on the card because I loved the green stalk in the photo.

The panel was popped up on lots of foam tape over the card front and then the flower in the middle. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white CS, put on foam tape as well and glued on a few co-ordinating sequins.

The flower is from Studio Katia 'Thank you so much', as well as the sentiment from 'Hello Alice'. The 'Stitched Creative Nested Square' die is also from Studio Katia and the sequins from Neat and Tangled.

I've got two challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge (Frame it up)


CAS Watercolour Challenge - May  



You have until Wednesday 17th May to link your projects to the Just Add Ink  challenge and why not pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have made to inspire you. You won't be disappointed!! Look forward to seeing you in the Gallery!

Take care
Shona
 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge # 12

Hi there everyone!! Its late Thursday afternoon here in New Zealand and its been raining all day. So no gardening for me, which means I had time to fit in making a card or two. And as I've been very lucky to have gotten my hands on so many new products lately, I thought I better put them to use!!





Aren't these colours amazing??!! This is the inspiration for this months The Heart Desires challenge and I thought these colours would make a fun and pretty card to brighten up a friends day:
 

Bright and happy don't you think? Certainly makes me smile whenever I look at it. And then my smile falters slightly when I remember how long it took to water colour all these lines but it was so worth it!!!

I stamped and heat embossed the 'Zig Zag Background Stamp' from My Favourite Things in white on a piece of water colour CS. Then, using a mix of Zig Real Color Brush Markers and my Gansai Tambi paint set, I randomly coloured in the lines, trying not to go over the edges.  Once it was dry I die-cut it using a waffle-edged die from Winnie and Walter 'Essentials: Audrey Cutaways'. And I also die-cut the 'Hugs' die from My Favourite Things.

I decided to keep the area behind the word die-cut white, so the panel was popped up on the card front with lots of foam tape. The sentiment (from MFT 'Somebunny') was heat embossed in white on a strip of black CS and put on foam tape. And I added some clear sequins from Neat and Tangled for a bit of sparkle.

I'm also going to link this to the Stamplorations CAS Card Challenge - May where their theme is 'Feminine Colours'.

 

As its been raining all day I have a pile of wet washing that needs to be hung up on the drying rack. Thank goodness we have a brilliant log fire and they will all be dry by the morning but its not very pleasant looking at wet underwear while watching tv. Oh how I wish we had a bigger house!!

Take care
Shona

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Honey I Shrunk the Kit - May 2017

Hi there everybody and welcome to our latest 'Honey I Shrunk the Kit'!!





Every couple of months myself and a few card making friends create cards from a kit that one of us has sent everyone. This time it was my turn and boy was I nervous!! I decided to go with a 'Cute Friends' theme and this is what I sent everyone:


I got rather carried away with what I could fit in the envelope (as you can see) and certainly don't expect the girls to use everything. They can use the leftovers for any of their future cards which is handy, especially if they don't own these products. There are products from:

Neat and Tangled
My Favourite Things
Studio Katia
Pretty Pink Posh
Winnie and Walter

I had a grand old time colouring all the images with my pencils and could have created a million cards but managed to stop at five.


For this first card I took the PPP window die-cut negatives and coloured them each with Distress Inks. They were adhered to the card front with each cat popped up on foam tape, as well as the sentiment, along with some sequins from Neat and Tangled.


I love this little Yeti (from My Favourite Things) so much. I decided that since a rainbow is just as beautiful and rare, that they would make a great pairing. I watercoloured the PPP Stitched Rectangle (die-cut from water colour CS) using Gansai Tambi paints. Once dry I put it on foam tape, as well as the Yeti and the sentiment. And I also added sequins from Neat and Tangled.


I love how this turned out so much. I took the Studio Katia Nested Square die cut (from water colour CS) and used three different blue Gansai Tambi  water colour paints to create the ombre background, like the ocean. I also decided to use blue paint along the bottom of the MFT 'Hugs' die-cuts, just like waves. I adhered the MFT Otter and fish to the panel and then popped the 'Hugs' up on foam tape. The sentiment was put on foam tape too and I added some sequins from Avery Elle.


For this 4th card I decided to use some patterned paper...crazy I know!! I thought this paper would go perfectly with the colour of the tree's and Yeti and would be a change from creating a winter snow scene. I cut the panel of Pinkfresh Studio 'Felicity' paper and adhered to the card front. I glued on the PPP Stitched Window die-cut and popped the MFT Yeti and trees on foam tape. The sentiment was also put on foam tape and I added some Neat and Tangled sequins.


For my final card I wanted to use another MFT Otter image. I die-cut a circle of water colour CS (circle die from Couture Creations) and coloured it with Distress Ink 'Picked Raspberry'. I flicked it with some water and dabbed with tissues to create a splotchy background. I then cut the circle and put both parts on the card front with foam tape. The stones were adhered in place and the Otter and sentiment were put on foam tape. And of course I had to add some pink and clear Neat and Tangled sequins.

Whew, that was one long post!! If you made it this far well done and thank you so much for reading through to the end. And now for the fun part, I get to pop over to the blogs of my friends to see what amazing creations they come up with, using my kit. And I hope you visit them too:


Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm off to see what the rest of the 'Honey-babes' have made and leave them lots of love. I hope they enjoyed the kit as much as I did!!

Take care
Shona

Friday, 5 May 2017

The Flower Challenge - May

Hi there and welcome to a new month which means a new challenge theme at The Flower Challenge. This month we have a rather interesting challenge theme for you:

                                  CASE a Design Team Member


That's right!! You get to choose a card created by a member of the Design Team and come up with your own project, inspired by that design. How cool is that!! There are so many amazing girls on this DT, I'm sure you will want to CASE more than one!!

For my card I finally used a stamp set that I received a while ago. I actually coloured it with pencils but then ruined it by trying to add white dots with a gel pen. I hadn't done that before and it looked like it had powdery mildew all over it..yuck. So this is a much better version:

 
I knew when I was creating this card that it would be very hard to photograph. You'll see what I mean in a moment......

I started off by stamping the WPlus9 'Kind Soul' image on some water colour CS with black Versafine Ink, and then heat embossing with clear powder. I then spent some time colouring this using my Gansai Tambi paints. Once it had dried I then fussy cut the whole image. This is when my design became hard to photograph....

I decided that I wanted the floral edge to be the bottom edge of the card front. So I cut the card front in half and added the flowers to it, using foam tape, so that some of the flowers were hanging over the bottom edge. Its very hard to see here but this photo might give you a better idea:
 

This is why I couldn't photograph the card standing up like I usually do. The card front is too short and will only stand if at a funny angle. I realise it exposes some of the inside of the card but there is still enough room inside to hide a lovely message.

I stamped the sentiment (from the same set) on a strip of white CS, popped it on foam tape and added some sequins from Neat and Tangled.

I really hope someone is inspired to CASE my card, I would love to see it through someone else's eyes!!

I have two challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (A Hint of Pink)



CAS Watercolour Challenge - May 

 
You have until Thursday 25th May to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and we will be back on the 15th May with some more cards to inspire you to CASE. I can't wait to see what cards you choose and how amazing your CASE cards are!

Take care
Shona
 

Little Tangles Challenge #80

Hello everyone and welcome to the Little Tangles  challenge for the month of May!! We have a rather fabulous theme for you this month:



I don't think stencils have ever gone out of style and there have been so many amazing patterns released of late, I can't wait to see what ones you use!!!

The winner of the challenge will get to choose a Neat and Tangled stamp set of their choice, which is a wonderful incentive to enter!! Please remember to check out the challenge rules on the blog as you are now required to use a Neat and Tangled stamp on your project to qualify. Would hate for you to miss out!!

Now, stencils are something that I love the look of but have only used maybe five times in the last 2 years. A bit like patterned paper now I think about it..... I don't actually own any Neat and Tangled stencils however a bit of 'kiwi ingenuity' had me creating my own:




I started off by die-cutting the 'Polygon Cover Plate' from some scrap white CS. I then taped it down over a panel of white CS and using my mini-blending tool, blended Distress Ink 'Picked Raspberry' over all the die-cut spaces. Once I had finished, I die-cut the cover plate once more from white CS which had a piece of double-sided adhesive stuck to the back of it. That way I could easily press the cover plate die-cut over the pattern and adhere it. To give it some interest I put the white die-cut slightly down from the pattern so the white area's didn't meet up. It gives it a lot more dimension.

After I adhered the panel to my card front, I die-cut the back part of the 'Awesome'  die from white CS. The word itself was die-cut twice from dark pink CS and glued together for more dimension. The word was glued in place and the whole thing popped up on foam tape on the card front. The rest of the sentiment (from the 'Awesome' stamp set) was heat embossed in white on a strip of black CS and put on foam tape. For a bit of shine I glued on some 'Pink Lemonade'  sequins and added Wink of Stella to the word.

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'A Hint of Pink'.

 

You have until Thursday 25th May to link your projects to the Little Tangles  challenge and for more stencil ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations in the Gallery!!

Take care
Shona