Month: January 2019

Birthday Blues

Hello everyone!

The colour palette over at this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge is blue, aqua and white. Perfect for wintery or watery scenes, right!

I spent a little while trying to creating a scene-based card, but ended up going with something a bit different! I used a polka dot background die from My Favorite Things to cut a couple of distress oxide backgrounds.

For my first card, I stuck the individual dots onto a white base card and added a Penny Black die cut sentiment to finish off the card.

I used the background panel from the aqua dots to create a super simple second card showcasing the same colour combo.



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Masked Birthday Blooms

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we are challenging you to use up to a third of your CAS card. The rest of your card should be completely ‘clean’. The optional twist is ‘masking’. Our sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays.

For my card, I use stamps from an older Simon Says Stamp set called ‘Oh Happy Day’. I stamped the large flower first, masked it off and then stamped the smaller flowers.

I then added masks to the smaller flowers before stamping the leaves. I removed the masks and coloured the flowers using my Twinkling H2Os.

To finish off my card, I added a Clearly Besotted sentiment and a few of my favourite Nuvo glitter drops.

My teammates have come up with some gorgeous inspiration over at the AAA Cards Challenge blog. We are also joined by our Guest Designer – the talented Julie who has some gorgeous cards over on her blog, Crafted by Jules.

Hope you can play along with us!

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Hearts confetti

Hello friends!

As I was flicking through my dies the other day, I was a bit shocked about the number of heart dies I have! So I grabbed one to use straight away for another entry into the Time Out challenge which has the theme ‘loving’.

I chose the Poppystamps Heart Confetti College die as my focal point in a panel I cut using a wonky stitch rectangle. I then adhered the panel to a background I’d created when I was playing with various distress oxide inks.

I added a simple glittery sentiment using a couple of Avery Elle dies and finished off my card with some trusty Nuvo glitter drops.

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Black, white and brown…

Hello everyone!

Well there’s an interesting colour combo over at the Color Throwdown challenge this week – black, white and brown! Totally not my colours at all, and I spent quite a while mulling over what I could create with this combination. Of course, now that I’ve created my card, lots of other ideas have popped into my head!

Anyway, onto my card. I decided to pull out the Beautiful Day stamp set – one of my very first Altenew sets, which just doesn’t get enough use by yours truly, even though it is so gorgeous!

I stamped the flower layers using my new Altenew ‘Delectable Delights’ brown inks. I just love Altenew inks – super coverage and they make it so easy for layered stamping! I used all four inks for some flowers and I created a focal point white/brown flower by using the three lightest inks and the three more detailed stamps. I then die cut the Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves die from black pearlescent cardstock and assembled my card.

I added a simple die cut sentiment from Poppystamps and a few Nuvo glitter drops to finish off my card.

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Deco roses

Hi Everyone!

Happy Sunday!

I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I decided to use some older Poppystamps Deco Roses corner dies that I’ve had for eons! To die cut the roses, I used some mirror card and a left over background that I had created using Ken Oliver Colour Bursts and some Cosmic Shimmer pixie powder. I really must get inky and create some new backgrounds soon – it’s so much fun to just get inky at times, isn’t it?

Anyway, I embossed a Deco sentiment from Woodware and then assembled my card. Think this one took me longer to photograph than create! It’s so difficult to capture that pixie Powder shimmer!

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Luna sponged heart

Hello and Happy Saturday everyone!

Today, I’ve been trying out a new technique – applying Cosmic Shimmer luna paste with a sponge. I would never have thought of it, but I saw Simon Hurley’s video about sponging glitter paste (via the new CAS Stencil challenge blog) and thought I’d give it a whirl with luna paste.

I used the Mosaic Heart stencil by Simon Says Stamp and I love how it turned out – the coverage is much thinner than applying it with a palette knife, but it’s still so shimmery in real life!

I was originally planning to cut part of the stencilled heart off to create my CAS card (the heart is really quite large!), but I couldn’t quite bring myself to do so! Instead, I cut around it so that part of the image hangs off the edge, preserving the beautiful heart!

To finish off the card, I added a die cut sentiment also by Simon Says Stamp.

I’m entering this into a number of challenges:

CAS Stencil challenge – sponging

Time Out challenge – loving

Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – stencil

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – something new (my new Moonlight Sea luna paste)

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