Friday, 22 January 2021

You're So Square - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

How's your week been?  Mine has been most productive so I'm a happy bunny!

This week I'm hosting the latest challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers and have opted for a 'You're So Square' theme.  So basically anything square on your cards - the more the better!

I decided to do a mixed media piece using paint with my gelli plate to create the background then adding extra texture with the use of material, stamps and hand stitching.  I'm sure you can spot lots of squares!

You can find lots more inspiration from my team mates HERE and I hope you'll join in as it's an easy one!

Have a good weekend and the weather is kind to you all,
Shabneez

Products Used:
Gelli Plate
Brayer
Paint
Ink Pads
Everything else from my stash


Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Workout Pigs - Time for Tea Designs DT

Happy Wednesday!

The Time for Tea Designs January New Release will be on sale on Friday but the team has been sharing sneak peeks from yesterday and I am sharing the Workout Pigs Stamp set today.


This is such a fun set as the images and accessories are just so cute!  I decided to make a card using 4 of the 5 piggies from the set.


I used backing papers from the Winter Wonderland pad and die cut with the Layering Rectangle Dies.  I added scalloped circles in contrasting colours.


I coloured all my images with my Chameleon pens and fussy cut them out before sticking them background.  I absolutely love the puns on the sentiments - they put a big smile on my face!

The new release will be in the shop to buy on Friday and you can get 10% off everything in store using my code T4TSHABNEEZ10.

See you on Friday!
Shabneez

Products Used:

Time for Tea Designs Workout Pigs
Time for Tea Design Winter Wonderland Paper Pad
Time for Tea Designs Mini Frame & Banner Die Set
Time for Tea Designs A6 Layered Rectangle Die Set
Chameleon Pens
Everything else from my stash


Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Happy Winter Birthday Card - Time for Tea Designs DT

Happy Wednesday!

I think it's quite novel to either send or receive a season specific birthday card.  I'm drawn to them and the Time for Tea Designs Winter Wishes Wreath stamp set has a number of sentiments perfect for the winter.


For my card I stamped and coloured the wreath with my Chameleon pens then die cut around it with a circle die.  I matted and layered the circle with a gold stitched die circle and a burgundy square stitched die.


I stamped the main sentiment in green to make it pop and added gold glitter drops to all the circles to finish.

You can get 10% off everything in store using my code T4TSHABNEEZ10.

Enjoy your week,
Shabneez

Products Used:

Time for Tea Designs Winter Wishes Wreath Stamp
Time for Tea Designs Circle of Love Nesting Dies
Time for Tea Designs Square Quilted Nesting Dies
Chameleon Pens
Tonic Nuvo Drops
Everything else from my stash


Friday, 8 January 2021

Pinecone - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

You'll be pleased to hear our first day of home schooling went well - if only every week was a 2 day school week!!!!  

It's the first Friday of the month so an elemental challenge from the Daring Cardmakers.  I've gone all mixed media on this one and thoroughly enjoyed the process too!

My background was a leftover one from brayering paint on my gelli plate and I added layers of stamping to it together with some washi tape.  I stamped and coloured my images with inktense pencils, as they happened to be out on the table, then fussy cut them.

I used distress crayons through a stencil and love the added texture they created.  To finish I added some paste that looks a little like snow.

This is the image from which you need to pick 3 elements.  I chose the colours, pinecone and bird.  You can find lots more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team HERE and I do hope you'll join in.


Have a lovely weekend and see you next week,
Shabneez

Products Used:

Aall & Create Lotza Dots Stencil
Aall & Create Washi Tape
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Everything else from my stash

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Sending Winter Hugs for 2021

Happy New Year to you all!

I can't believe it's my first post of 2021 and we are in a full lock down once again!  It's all for the greater good I know.  My little one is not looking forward to the home schooling at all but it can't be helped.

My first card of the year is a fitting one as it is sending winter hugs to make you feel better about everything.  I think we all need lots of them - even virtual ones are fine!


I used the Winter Wishes Wreath stamp but in a different way by stamping the wreath in two halves then I added the sentiments around it.  The images were coloured using my Chameleon pens.

As ever you can get 10% off anything in store using my code T4TSHABNEEZ10.

Stay safe!
Shabneez

Products Used:

Chameleon Pens
Time for Tea Designs Slimline Scalloped Trio Circle Nesting Dies
Time for Tea Designs Winter Wishes Wreath Stamp


Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Winter Birthday Card for Daddy - Time for Tea Designs DT

Happy Wednesday!

I hope you have all been having a good break and enjoyed your festivities over Christmas.  December and January seem to be 2 months that I have a lot of birthdays to craft for.  Today, I'm sharing a card I made for the boys to give to their Daddy.


I used the It's Your day die set  which I bought some time ago but never got around to using - I'm sure I am not alone in this!  Having used it I can see me using it often as it's a great size and cuts out both Daddy and Dad too!!!



The images were stamped and coloured in using my Chameleon pens and pencils.  Both the fox and rabbit were cut out.  I die cut a scalloped circle to frame the image and stuck the die cut It's Your Day underneath.  I added a speech bubble with Happy Birthday on and a little glitter on the snow to finish.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for following my blog and all your wonderful comments throughout the year.  I really do appreciate them.

I hope you enjoy your new celebrations and see you again next week!
Shabneez 

Products Used:
Time for Tea Designs Cosy Winter Stamp Set
Time for Tea Designs It's Your Day Sentiment Die Set
Chameleon Pens
Chameleon Pencils
Spooktacular Die Set
Everything else from my stash




Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Have A Treemendous Christmas! - Time for Tea Designs DT

Happy Wednesday!

I've spent a lot of time cleaning the house and then playing board games with the boys to relax!  It's been lovely and we've managed to watch some films together as well.  

Only 2 more sleeps to Christmas and I thought I'd share a fun festive card.  


I used the very versatile Christmas Surprises stamp and die set and coloured the images using my Chameleon pens.  I paper pieced the tree, using Nuvo drops for the baubles.


The background was created using a stencil with distress oxide inks blended through them creating a brick wall.  In my head I had the Christmas tree outside with the bunny trying to fix the lights and the other critter peeking out of the house holding the sign.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

See you next week,
Shabneez

Products Used:

Time for Tea Designs Brickwork Stencil
Time for Tea Designs Scalloped Slimline Die
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Tonic Nuvo Drops
Everything else from my stash