Month: October 2017

Rainbow birthday star

Hi everyone!

The theme for this week’s Less is More challenge is ‘stars’ PLUS it’s one layer card week! I seriously think I could have made at least a dozen cards for this challenge – there are so many possibilities!

I used stamps from The Ton for this card. I was inspired by a colourful card that Virginia Lu had created for The Ton and decided to put my own CAS take on it, using distress oxide inks.

I was a bit disappointed that the sentiment didn’t stand out as much as I had planned, but I think it still works.

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Dogwood branch

Hi everyone!

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is ‘thinking of you’ and when I saw that we were also being challenged to use Memory Box products, I thought I would probably use a Memory Box die… but then I remembered this beautiful wood-mounted stamp! Isn’t it pretty?

I coloured the embossed image with my Prismacolor pencils. I am definitely getting more used to using these!

I found some My Mind’s Eye patterned paper which matched the colours perfectly and then added a strip of gold card to the top, which ties in with the god I used to mount the blossom image.

Finally I added a stamp from a Birch Press set.

I’m also entering this in the current Case This Sketch challenge.

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Pumpkin Farm Window

Hi everyone!

I’m back with another card I made for a challenge – this time for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I coloured an Art Impressions image using my Twinkling H2Os and then adhered a white panel using funky foam. The strip of paper is from My Mind’s Eye and I used a Hero Arts stamp for the sentiment strip. To finish off the card, I cut a couple of Memory Box pumpkins that I had also coloured with Twinklings.

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Being different isn’t a bad thing…

Hi there!

The cue word for this week’s Casology challenge is ‘odd’ and here is my take using a sweet Stamping Bella Stamp! I guess it’s really more of an Easter/Spring stamp BUT it fit the challenge perfectly in my view!

I coloured the birds with my Twinkling H2os and then added some more shimmer to the ‘odd one out’ with my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen.

So confession time… This card started out as a standard UK A6 card…. but I messed up when I stamped the sentiment. My paper must have moved slightly in my MISTI. Rather than lose the image I’d coloured, I framed it and re-stamped the greeting. Phew. And I do like a lot of white space!!

Sorry about the quality of the photos – I had to take them under artificial light as we have been affected by the red sun caused by Hurricane Orphelia today – very eerie indeed. It was dusk-like from midday onwards! I can only liken the feeling to the 1999 eclipse!

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Hey Pumpkin!

Hi everyone!

The colour combo for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge is very similar to last week’s – orange, taupe and black, so of course that calls for another pumpkin card!

I found the perfect taupe card in my collection, but it hasn’t photographed well, which is disappointing. It’s greyer in real life.

Anyway, I added a Memory Box pumpkin cut from black and orange glitter paper and then added the Honey Bee sentiment in the beautiful Delicata shimmer black ink.

I felt the card still needed ‘something’ so I embossed a square frame die cut to finish it off.

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I carried a watermelon

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘inspired by a film’ and Winnie & Walter is our sponsor.

When I saw the theme, I kept thinking of one of my favourite films – Dirty Dancing. It really is one of the movies of my generation (for the girls at least!) and although I haven’t seen it for a good few years, I know so many of the lines off by heart.

This card was inspired by the scene where Baby meets Johnny for the first time and the only thing she can bring herself to say is ‘I carried a watermelon’. Oh my gosh! We’ve all been there, haven’t we!

I used a Memory Box stamp set and coloured the images using my Twinkling H2Os before I fussy cut them. I stuck them on a base that I had smooshed with distress ink before adding a few enamel dots.

I thought this could be a great friendship card to send to one of my friends who knows the movie just as well as I do and I really wanted to add a sentiment along the lines of ‘I can’t believe we said/did that’ as ‘watermelon moments’ still happen to us all nowadays. But I decided to stick with one of the sentiments from the set for this challenge! I may well replace it with some customised text that I’ll print out before I send it to her!

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

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