Month: August 2017

Wherever you go….

Hello Everyone!

The theme for the current Less is More Challenge is ‘your perfect holiday’… I was originally thinking of palm trees/beach scene – great fun, but actually not my idea of MY perfect holiday! I don’t mind a few beach days, but I do love exploring on holiday! I want to get on a plane and spend my vacation exploring a city or marvelling at some amazing landscape….. I couldn’t really find a stamp which summed up all that, so settled on the fabulous Concord & 9th globe greetings set. They stamp so well with the distress oxide ink and I just love that little plane!

I added a background that I created for a splatter challenge a few weeks ago and then a sentiment from a Fiskars that I’ve had for ages!

I’m also entering this into the current Where Creativity meets C9  challenge – ‘anything goes’.

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Newton’s pile of fun

Hello everyone!

The theme over at Time Out Challenges is ‘autumn with an optional twist of speed stamping’ – a perfect opportunity for me to ink up my fabulous new Newton’s Nook autumn stamps!

I absolutely loved an autumn stamp that Newton’s Nook did for Stamptember 2015, but I didn’t manage to snag it when it was in store. This Newton/leaves image is different, but just as fabulous and I bought it as soon as I could! Thanks Seven Hills Crafts, for your speedy shipping!

Anyway, I failed miserably at the ‘speed stamping’ element of the challenge – I just don’t colour quickly! Plus I fussy cut some of the little leaves which meant that all in all, I was well over the 10 minute challenge! Heehee!

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Believe in Yourself!

Hi everyone!

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is ‘add a sentiment’ with a focus on Impression Obsession products.

I love Impression Obsessions sentiment stamps – and have quite a few so I wanted to create another entry for the challenge!

For this card, I created an ink blended background with my distress inks. I then added some Hero Arts die cut butterflies that I had left over from this card that I made last week. Finally I added a fabulous Impression Obsession sentiment to finish it off!

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Masked bird

Happy Sunday everyone!

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

I absolutely ADORE masking – it is one of my favourite techniques and one I use a lot, especially for one layer cards – this cute owl card was so much fun to create, as was this stencilled card.

For my card, I used the fabulous ‘G’day Mate’ stamp set – a collaboration between Avery Elle and Ellen Hutson. I love the colours in this month’s Ellen Hutson Pinsights Challenge so I used some of them when colouring the bird. I then masked off the image and used the My Favourite Things Radiating Rays Stencil to create the background. To finish off the card, I used a word die from Ellen Hutson together with a Concord & 9th stamp and a few glittery stars!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Maria from White Mood. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

I’m also entering my card into the current Ellen Hutson Pinsights challenge.

I hope you’ll play along with us over at AAA Cards and have as much fun creating with this technique as I do!

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All together

Happy Saturday!

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is ‘add a sentiment’ with a focus on Impression Obsession products.

I love Impression Obsessions sentiment stamps – so many of them make me chuckle and this one seems very apt for me at time… hopefully you can relate!!!

Anyway, I added it to a background I had created ealier this week when trying out my new Tonic Studios Nuvo Glimmer Paste with a Dylusions stencil. Love these pastes! Although the pink is a quite bright for me in real life!

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It may sound odd, but I really like the word ‘jalopy’! It will always bring back memories of when my dad and I accidentally encountered the London to Brighton veteran car run one Sunday when we were running errands! Of course, most of those cars were in brilliant condition, but I love the word and so I will always use it to describe those wonderful vintage vehicles!

And of course this old Hero Arts stamp was the first thing I thought of when I saw that the theme for this week’s Less Is More challenge is ‘vehicle’. I created a very simple one layer card for the challenge, adding some subtle stencilled lines to anchor the gorgeous jalopy image which I had stamped in distress oxide ink.

I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to complete my card!

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