Another favourite hobby

Hi everyone!

It’s been a gorgeous afternoon here, makes me want to get out in the garden again! Alas, spring is not really springing as we have another colder snap heading our way.

Still, when I saw the Time Out challenge theme (hobbies), I thought of gardening. Well obviously I could have chosen crafting, but I wanted to celebrate another hobby. If time permits, I may enter again with a crafty card!

Anyway, for this CAS card, I coloured a Simon Says Stamp image with my Twinkling H2Os – it was wonderfully shimmery in the gorgeous sunlight this afternoon, but so hard to capture on camera!

I was intending to follow the challenge’s optional twist of a one layer card, but I’ve added a small bit of bling – so not sure that it still counts as a one layer card?

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – anything goes.

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Birthday parcels

Hi everyone!

For today’s card, I used the wonderful new parcel dies from Simply Graphic. As soon as I saw that circular parcel, I knew I would have to buy the set – it’s so unusual!

I cut the parcels twice – from some My Mind’s Eye paper and then from some silver glitter paper and did a bit of inlaid die cutting. I popped the parcels onto a lightly inked background and added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to finish off the card.

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Birthday Star

Hi Everyone!

I need to rebuild my supply of birthday cards, so I turned to the current Case This Sketch Challenge for inspiration for today’s card.

I used a range of supplies/techniques – inlaid die cutting (with a Poppystamps die), dry embossing (with a Tim Holtz/Sizzix folder) and a tiny bit of stamping courtesy of Clearly Besotted!

ETA: With the encouragement of the lovely Trina, I am also posting this to the current Less Is More challenge (dry embossing). I was reluctant to do so after my last entry into that challenge (I was not aware of their rule change about dry embossing), but I am grateful to Trina for her support and encouragement.

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Gilded Flower

Hello everyone!

I bought a couple of new Woodware stamps at the start of the year and have been wanting to use this beautiful big bloom for a while. It’s a large image and I thought it would be perfect to use with this week’s sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

This was very quick to make – less than 15 minutes! I stamped the image and embossed it with Ranger sticky embossing powder. I then added some Cosmic Shimmer Autumn Leaves gilding flakes. I die cut the image and stuck it on top of the two strips of glitter paper that I had stuck to the card base.

Very easy, but effective! Love the shimmer so much!

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Die cuts only

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is die cuts only and our sponsor is Stamplorations.

I think this may be my favourite theme to date! I love using my dies – they are brilliant for quick CAS cards!

For my card, I used an image die from Simply Graphic together with a sentiment die from Savvy Stamps and a banner die from My Favorite Things.

I’m also entering this into the current Color Throwdown challenge (lilac, green, grey and white).

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and Noga Shefer, an instagram follower, is our Guest Designer.

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!


Best in the whole Mewniverse

Hi everyone!

Happy Saturday!

I finally had the chance to play with the fabulous kitty stamp set that I got with my first order from Heffy Doodle stamps. Isn’t it cute – I just love that sentiment!

Lots of masking needed for this card – I’m hoping that the coordinating die will be available to purchase in the next release!

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