Let’s eat cake

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For this card, I stamped and cut some Simon Says Stamp cupcakes which I then coloured using my Twinking H2Os. I stuck them to a few layers of My Mind’s Eye papers and finally added a ‘Happy Birthday’ die cut also from Simon Says Stamp.

Side note: I popped into my favourite cupcake shop last week – the Primrose Bakery in London. I can honestly say they have the best cupcakes I have ever tasted and they always have ‘special’ varieties on the counter. Last week’s special was ‘rhubarb and custard’ and was my colour inspiration:





I’m entering this into a number of challenges: the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the Casology challenge (cake).

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Simple one layer Happy Birthday card

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I’m very excited that my Stamptember goodies came today!!!!! Before I open them up and start playing, I thought I’d share this card which I created for the current Less is More challenge – which has a theme of ‘colouring in/one-layer card’.

I stamped an image from the Simon Says Stamp Spring Seeds set and then added a sentiment from the Sketch Ranunculus set. Thank goodness again for the MISTI – I was able to position the sentiment in exactly the right spot! Would have taken ages in the pre-MISTI days!

Anyway, I dry-embossed a Spellbinders die around the image and then coloured using my Twinking H2Os. I added a touch of stickles to finish it off.

I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – both have the theme of ‘Stamp It’.

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Bear family birthday

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I wasn’t intending to get this bear family stamp when I saw the Hero Arts Christmas release… but then when I was buying online, I noticed that cute baby bear! Look at its little paws! Oh my goodness! I HAD to have it!

Anyway, I spent quite a while yesterday using this sweet image to practice colouring with my Prismacolour pencils. This one was my favourite image! I really like the pencils, but I do need to practice more with them!

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Anything Goes.

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Happy Friyay!

I created today’s card using an older stamp from Hero Arts plus a couple of stamps from different Altenew sets. As I wanted the leaf to bend outwards at either side of the rosebud image, I had to bend the leaf a little on my acrylic block. Sometimes stamps spring back quickly when I try to do this, but it worked out fine with this!

I coloured the images using some distress ink and also my Twinkling H2Os – which I also used for the smooshed background. It shimmered so much, it was quite a shame to cover it up! I used an older Avery Elle die to cut out the images.

I’m entering this card into a number of challenges:

Seven Hills Crafts Monthly challenge (I chose the middle colour scheme), Casology (cue word = bud) and CAS Colours and Sketches.

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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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Rainbow Maker, Day 2 Cards

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Day 2 of Online Card Classes’ Rainbow Maker class was all about rainbow stamping! After last night’s epic crafty session, I am determined to go to bed at a decent hour! I have managed to get one card completed and here it is:

I used a butterfly stamp by Hero Arts and fabulous inks by Altenew! I am so impressed by how well they stamp.

To complete the card, I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and a few of my favourite Pretty Pink Posh sequins! I’m going to enter this one into the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (Happy Birthday).

Hoping to add to this post later this week, when I’ve had a chance to do a bit more rainbow stamping!

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