Sunday, 30 April 2017

The Ton Challenge

Hello, my card today is for the April challenge, anything goes over at The Ton.  I clear embossed the beautiful Dahlia Close Up stamp and coloured it with Zig  Brush markers.  I then layered on top of some gold glitter paper and a white card base.  I gold heat embossed the sentiment from Sending Peonies onto vellum and adhered with glue dots.


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Saturday, 22 April 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Colour Challenge

Hello, I managed to make another card today for the latest challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays.  It's a colour challenge using Pink, Navy and White.  I used CAS-ual Fridays Pretty Posies, Curtis background and the sentiment is from the Whole Shebang set.  I coloured the flowers in with Zig markers.

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Pen Pal Bear

Hello, I created my card today for the Gerda Steiner April challenge.  This cute little digi stamp is called "Pen Pal Bear" and is free when you enter the monthly challenges after you purchase the first one.  I entered my first challenge last month with the "Bee Strong" digi.  Here's the link to the Gerda Steiner blog if you want to have a look.  And here is my card. I coloured the bear with Zig clean color real brush markers!

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Friday, 14 April 2017

Fresh flutters at The Card Concept

Hello, I'm playing along with a Challenge over at The Card Concept today. 

I was inspired by Susan Powell who encouraged me to enter.   Susan makes the most beautiful cards!   I clear heat embossed the butterflies from Catherine Pooler's Butterfly Notes stamp set then sponged distress inks over the top. I splattered some water and used a white gel pen to add some dots then added my sentiment.

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Rainbow challenge

Hello, today I'm playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Rainbow challenge.  I stamped and white heat embossed leaves from the CAS-ual Fridays Mon Ami stamp set, then coloured them with Zig brush markers. My sentiment is from the CAS-ual Fridays Shenanigans set.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Fancy fold cards

Hello, this month over at Stamp Nation we are learning how to make fancy fold and moving cards.  The first lesson from Catherine is this exploding card.  It was lots of fun to make. I have used one of my favorite sentiment sets again from CAS-ual Fridays - Shenanigans and a Sugar Pea designs set from the Young at Heart Stamp of Approval collection.  Look how nicely those Catherine Pooler inks stamp on copy paper!!

I am also having fun with this weeks challenge which is based on Kristie's Uniquely stamped series.
I have used the stamps from Altenews Simple flowers to make my mouse and the cake stamp from the SOA Young at Heart collection for the cheese!

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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Less is More

Hello, I made today's card for the challenge over at Less is More.   This week, the challenge #323 is CURVE so I shaped my sentiment on the block to form a curve. The sentiment is from Altenew's simple flowers set.  I stamped the flowers from a new to me stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Rosie Posie.  I have admired this set for a few years now and I took advantage of the sale they had going on for their 10th anniversary.  I used Catherine Pooler Inks except for the base colour of the flower which is Hero arts Bubblegum pink. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Catherine brings out a lighter shade of pink in her next release.

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Saturday, 8 April 2017

SSS Wednesday Challenge

Hello, I made today's card for the Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.  I used the SSS Spring Flowers stamp set and coloured the flowers and leaves with my Zig brush markers. The happy birthday sentiment is from Strictly sentiments from WPlus9. My card is a top folding narrow card measuring
 5 1/2" x 3 1/4"  or 14 x 8.5 cm

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Monday, 3 April 2017

Altenew April challenge

Hello.  I made today's card for the April challenge going on over at the Altenew Blog.  The challenge is to make a card based on the inspiration photo below. You can check the challenge out here.                                                                               

I coloured the flowers from Magnolias for her stamp set and made my background by smooshing distress ink onto a piece of Bazzill Marshmallow card stock.  I fussy cut my flowers out and added them to the water coloured background piece with the sentiment from Altenew Label Love.  I added some silver thread, sequins and a piece of silver glitter tape to finish things off. 

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Bee Strong

I created my card today for the Gerda Steiner monthly challenge.  I stumbled across the Gerda Steiner range of stamps thanks to Therese from Lost in Paper.  This "Bee Strong" digital stamp is this months challenge image.  I coloured him with my Prisma colour pencils, fussy cut him out and placed him on top of my sponged, masked background. Here is the link to the monthly challenge if you want to check it out.

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Masking and no dies allowed.

I made today's card initially for the "Masking" challenge over at Stamp Nation then I realised it was perfect for the "No dies allowed" challenge going on over at CAS-ual Fridays.  I masked the middle panel of my card stock with a strip of post-it tape and stamped the "Simple flowers" from Altenew with Catherine Pooler inks.  I was left with a gap where the inks don't quite meet the mask so I drew a line with a black marker to cover the gaps.  I used one of my favourite sentiment stamps sets from CAS-ual Fridays called "Shenanigans".  The sentiments in this stamp set are so bold and I love how it takes over as the focal point of my card. I stamped the sentiment "let the shenanigans begin" on the inside.

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Monday, 13 March 2017

Off the edge

I created my card today for the CAS-ual Fridays "Off the edge" Challenge.  I stamped my flowers from the Mon Ami stamp set and  coloured them with Zig brush markers.  Then I fussy cut the bottom and edge of my stamped image and adhered it onto a purple card base.

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Saturday, 11 March 2017

I won a prize!

I was lucky enough to have my name drawn out last December over on the Stamp Junkies Facebook group.  My prize was a voucher to Perky Penny Papers and Joanne was very kind and helpful and suggested a new set from Altenew.  I love Simply Flowers and I have made quite a few cards already. Thanks again to Stamp Junkies and Perky Penny Papers!

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Background stamps

Hello, I created today's card for the latest challenge over at Stamp Nation.  The challenge is to use a background stamp.  My absolute favorite background stamp at the moment is the Dahlia close up from The Ton.  I white heat embossed the image then coloured it with Zig clean color real brush markers.  I stamped the sentiment from Altenew Label Love and added some silver thread behind it.

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Hello and welcome to my blog. I thought it was about time to start blogging and after a little push along by someone who inspires me, I have taken the plunge.  I love to make cards and this blog is somewhere to share my creations and hopefully I will have the time to enter some challenges along the way.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my cards and thanks for looking.

Here's a card I made with a lovely stamp set and die that I was fortunate enough to win over at Instagram from Jo Herbert and Inspired by stamping.  The stamp set is called Love Sentiments and the die is Love die!
I stamped the background with Catherine Pooler ink Something borrowed.