Friday, 19 October 2018

Sticker Kitten Love

Hello!

I have recently joined the DT at Sticker Kitten :) I absolutely love their products and the way that they release coordinated sets of stamps, papers and embellishments.  They are quirky, cute and fun!  

A great case in point is their Alpaca Wishes christmas release.  We all love an alpaca and this range is gorgeous.  I love the colour combo on the patterned paper too which is a soft and pretty alternative to traditional christmas colours.

For my first project I decided to use the release to make hanging christmas ornaments:




I simply painted some mdf hearts and baubles with white gesso and trimmed the paper from the Alpaca Wishes pad to size.  I stuck them down with mat medium and sanded around the edges.  I then added embellishments from the die cut pack and some sequins.  The mdf alpacas are so lovely - I whitewashed this one with diluted acrylic paint and added some clear shimmer over the top.  The little christmas tree is from my range of mdf but fits perfectly.

I hope you like my hanging hearts and head over to Sticker Kitten to check out their fab products!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Ombre Stag

Hello,

I wanted to share a simple card that I have made with my stag stencil.  I have inked through it with distress oxide inks:




It was simply paired with a sentiment from Papertrey Ink and a snowflake stencil.  Ombre washi tape from Hobbycraft completes the card.

I shall link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Animal Antics.

You can find the stencil in my Folksy store.

Thank you for stopping by,

Sarah

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Christmas Card and Gift Combo

Hello,

I have been making Christmas cards which feature a detachable Christmas ornament that the recipient can keep.  The ornament is laser cut from mdf:


I have used the ornament with a lovely wreath stamp from Papertrey Ink.  It is painted red and glazed with ultra thick embossing powder.

I shall enter the Christmas challenge at Happy Little Stampers for a second time.  Hopefully the twine will be classed as ribbon for the purpose of the optional twist!

On this card I have painted the ornament with gold starlight paint and combined it with patterned paper and a pine branch stamp from Altenew.


I hope you like these simple designs!

Let me know if you would like any mdf ornament designs to decorate - I shall be adding them to my Folksy store soon :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Moonlit Bats

Hello!

I hope you have had a good weekend :)  I have had a lovely day with Bev and the Uniko team at Stamp Magic in Doncaster.  I wanted to share a card that I have made with my Bats in Flight stencil:




I masked a moon on the card panel and created an inky sunset with distress oxides.  The branches are from Penny Black and then I used black glossy texture paste from Sweet Poppy Stencils through my stencil.  

I will link up at The Library Challenge where our book is Dracula and at the new challenge at AAA Cards where the theme is Moonlight.  

I hope you like it!  The stencil is available in my Folksy store.

Bats in Flight Stencil

Sarah x

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Mixing it up with Uniko

Hello,

I wanted to share a mdf stand that I have decorated with Uniko stamps, stencils, acrylic paints and inks for more of a mixed media effect:




I painted the mdf with Dylusions paints and then lifted some of the colour through Uniko's lattice stencil with a wet wipe.  I then created a shadow effect by going back over the lattice with blue paint.  The stamps are from the Happy Succulents set, Bee Happy and Spring Botanicals Daffodil.  I added highlights with a white paint marker and touches of yellow paint on the bees.  

I shall link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where we are creating anything but a card.

I sell these mdf stands in my Folksy shop - they are a great way of creating small, freestanding artworks for around your house or as gifts without the extra effort of framing them.  You can move them where you want whenever you want :)

I hope you like the different look that I have created with Uniko's products :)

Thanks for stopping by, Sarah x

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Layered Christmas Tree

Hello!

I have been making a christmas card using my new layered christmas tree stencil this afternoon and would love to know what you think.....



I inked the solid tree aperture with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide and then added the striped layer with red glitter paste from Imagination Crafts.  I painted one of my mdf stars with red starlight paint and then stamped a sentiment from Concord and 9ths Joyful Noel set.  The central panel is popped up on foam tape and I used green glitter tape on each side of the card.  It is a CAS design but has plenty of sparkle!

I shall link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is christmas and at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge (without the optional twist of using ribbon).

You can find this stencil in my Folksy shop.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x


National Coffee Day Blog Hop Winner!

Hello!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend :)

Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments on the cards that I shared as part of the National Coffee Day Blog Hop organised by Coffee Loving Cardmakers last weekend.  It was great to get so much positive feedback on my coffee bean stencil.  The winner chosen at random from the comments on my blog is.....


Karen Letchworth


Congrats, Karen!  If you can send me an email at sarah@graymail01.com, I can arrange your prize which is a selection of 3 stencils from my Folksy store.  Have a look around and let me know which designs you would like to pick :)

Thank you so much to Amy for organising all of this and for giving me the chance to be a sponsor.  It was lots of fun!

I shall leave you today with another coffee themed card using my coffee bean stencil which I ran through the minc machine to give a foiled effect:


I have also used my arrow head stencil on the card base and a fab sentiment die from Stamplorations :).

I hope you will stop by again soon,

Sarah x