Month: March 2018

Newton’s Easter fun

Hello everyone!

Although I try not to buy Easter sets, every year, a few break my resolve. This year, I couldn’t resists the Newton’s Nook Newton’s Easter set. Isn’t it cutte!

I used my twinkling H2Os to colour the image and then applied some distress ink – using a heart stencil from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes) and the Just Us Girls challenge (CAS).

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Tulip egg

Hi everyone and happy Good Friday to you.

I pulled out one of my old wooden stamps for this card – this one s from Whipper Snapper and has 2005 on it! I think I bought it a few years later, maybe in 2008. You know I have so many of them, but they just aren’t as easy to use as clear stamps with a stamp positioner, are they. However, I love the impression from my wooden stamps and don’t think could ever part with them. Luckily I have a good storage system for them and whilst they do take up a lot of space, it works for me. Anyway, I think I’m going to challenge myself to use at least one a week now.

On to the card. After embossing, I coloured the egg with my Twinkling H2Os – I think it looks a bit like stained glass, don’t you? I then fussy cut it and attached it to an ink-blended strip that I had embossed with a Carabelle Studio folder. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

I’m entering this card into the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the Retro Rubber challenge (anything goes).

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Hoppy Easter, peeps

Hello there everyone!

Here’s a quick card I made for the current Case This Sketch challenge using a couple of stamps from Simon Says Stamp.

I stamped and embossed the background stamp and then blended three shades of distress ink over it (I used dried marigold, spun sugar and tattered rose).

Following the sketch, I cut up the background into a number of strips and adhered them to my base card.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp – it’s stamped with delicata gold ink. Can you see that beautiful shimmer?

I’m also entering this into the current Colour Throwdown challenge (blush, pink and peach) and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (springtime/Easter).

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Easter Smiles

Hi there!

Every year, I always feel that I don’t spend enough time using my Easter supplies. I don’t have THAT much, and I try to be quite disciplined with Easter-themed purchases, but I still feel a lot of pretty stamps and dies are far too neglected.

For today’s card, I could not resist inking up one of my favourite Easter Stamps, purchased many years ago from Stamping Bella. Isn’t it cute? I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. To add a bit of interest to the background, I lightly stamped  a My Favorite Things background stamp with distress ink before colouring in the main image.

I’m going to enter this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes).

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Birthdays are full of sunshine….

Hi everyone!

The theme for the Time Out Challenge’s 4th birthday challenge is ‘birthday’ and here is my take. I decided to play along with the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge as well as I have a few Concord and 9th products that I was itching to use.

I started with a background I created with a couple of distress oxide inks to cut the rosette from the Hooray Ribbon die set. I followed the helpful C9 video to fold the rosette – I must confess that this took MUCH longer than I expected mainly because I’d used a very thick cardstock so it was quite difficult to fold the card along the score lines.

For the sentiment, I inked up a stamp from the Cuddles and Hugs stamp set and cut the ‘happy’ from the Happy Balloons die set. Finally to create the background, I used the Polka Dot Turnabout stamp with distress oxide inks.

Although it took a long time, I really enjoyed using so many of my C9 products – great fun!

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Bunny in leaves

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For today’s card, I used an older Memory Box die (Jasper Leaves) with a very new one (Sweet Bunny). Isn’t that bunny the cutest? Perfect for spring/Easter cards, but could also be used any time of the year I think, don’t you?

I used a background I created from various green distress oxide inks some time ago. Think I used Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron and maybe some Iced Spruce as well. The bunny is cut from glitter card – love that sparkle.

I’m not sure if I’ll use this card for Easter, so I decided that I wouldn’t add a sentiment at this stage, but I may add one just before I send it.

I’m entering this into the current Memory Box challenge (green) and the current Anything Goes with Dies challenge at Happy Little Stampers..

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