Love and Friendship

This category includes: Valentines Day, engagement, wedding, anniversary, friends

Playing with numbers

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the theme challenge at The Paper Players and the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

When I saw the Paper Players theme, I immediately thought of my WRMK numbered ‘next level’ embossing folder. Remember those next level sets? I loved them… I think WRMK was pretty much the first manufacturer to come out with 3D embossing folders. I couldn’t stop buying them. Luckily I have a bit more self restraint nowadays!

I kept the card very simple and just added a Savvy Stamps die cut sentiment plus a Hero Arts sentiment.

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Another double challenge

Hi everyone!

For my second card of the day, I’m playing along with the ‘double’ challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. This challenge combines colours AND a sketch… and can be quite tricky… but hey, that’s why they are called challenges, isn’t it?

For my card, I used the beautiful Birch Press Eloquent Butterfly layering die set, a couple of Memory Box daisies, together with a sentiment from Memory Box.

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Vase of Turquoise Berries

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge  where the combo is red, turquoise, green and grey) using Altenew products.

I cut the large berry branch from the Branches and Berries die set and as I wanted to do something a bit different with the combo, I decided to just colour the berries with my Twinkling H2O paints! Next I cut a vase from the Mantel Decor – Spring Die Set and coloured it with some distress ink. That just left green and grey to incorporate…. I used a circle mask and lightly blended mowed lawn distress ink and then added a couple of thin circle frames from the Fine Frames Circle die. The sentiment is from the Helftone Hearts stamp set.

I’m also going to share this on the Altenew Ultimate Challeng Blog Hop link up.

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Seaside Thank You

Hi there everyone!

I loved the last Paper Players sketch challenge and had an idea for it all set up in my head. Then life got in the way so I missed the challenge deadline, but decided to go ahead with my idea anyway using Penny Black products.

First of all, I stamped the beachy wreath from Seashells set (30-843) in a light ink and coloured it with my Twinkling H2O paints. Then I put the coloured image back in my MISTI, stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it using white pearl embossing powder! I fussy cut the wreath before starting on my tag, which is from the Tagged die set (51-007). I sponged it lightly with distress ink and them popped the wreath on top to work out where to place the sentiment. After stamping the sentiment from the Ever Thanks set (30-813), I adhered the wreath to the tag and then the tag to my card base.

I felt like the card was still missing something and so I decided to add some small shell embellishments. I had so much fun creating these with shrink plastic! I haven’t used it for years! I ended up using the same ink for the shells and sentiment as lighter inks just didn’t seem to show up at all, which was odd as colours usually intensify when you heat shrink plastic.

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Little white Willoughby butterfly

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Memory Box / Outside the Box challenge where the theme is ‘white focal point’.

Once I decided on my design and dies, I got to work blending a central oval. I die cut the Asti and Willoughby Butterfly wings dies from white card and white glitter card and adhered them all together. I worked out where I would position the butterfly before stamping the Altenew sentiment. After adhering my butterfly, I added a few baby sequins and hey presto, my card was finished!

Sounds simple doesn’t it! Believe me, the making of this card was certainly NOT a smooth process! This was actually my fourth attempt at the SAME card for this challenge. After messing up the stamping twice, when I went to write this blog post, I realised that I had inadvertently used POPPYSTAMPS dies for the card I had made specifically for for a MEMORY BOX challenge! Argh! As I was well-practiced with this design, I simply made it a fourth time with different inks and dies! You can see the other card here!

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