Love and Friendship

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

Les Fleurs Rondes

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Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at Just Add Ink.

I finally used a stamp from my Sentimentally Yours/Phill Martin textured stamp set that I got last year. The stamps were slightly smaller than i was expecting, but they worked well here I think.

I added a die cut by Simply Graphic (Die Fleurs Rondes) which I coloured with Distress Inks and Twinkling H2O paints. I added some glitter card that went perfectly with my coloured die!

Finally I added a Memory Box sentiment.

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Butterfly Beauty cards

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I mentioned earlier that today was a day of butterflies and here is my second butterfly creation. I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has an absolutely STUNNING inspiration photo and a gorgeous palette of purple, pink, gold and white.

Once I saw those butterflies on top of the cake in the photo, I knew I also had to use butterflies and I finally put my Stampin Up Butterfly Beauty set to work! First of all, I inked up a panel using distress oxide inks. I chose Villainous Potion and Spun Sugar and then also blended in some Milled Lavender to tone down the Villainous a bit!

So here is where I have to say that the card above is not my first card for the combo….

You see, I die cut the blended panel and almost immediately felt that I’d made a mistake. But I went on and added the second layer cut from gold glitter card. I realised that the card I had in my mind just would not showcase the beautiful combo like I wanted. So I blended another panel and used that for my card base, assembling the die cuts from white and gold cardstock. I felt MUCH happier with the second version!

I added sentiments by Clearly Besotted and Mama Elephant to complete my cards.

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To the Side

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I’m back again with the card I made for the sketch challenge hosted by Sunday Stamps.

Last time, the sketch challenge was called ‘in the middle’; this time it’s called ‘to the side’ – and it’s a fun sketch! As soon as I saw it I thought of my new Memory Box Fresh Cut Stems dies…. I’m not sure why I didn’t get round to creating this card until the very last evening before the challenge closed!

Anyway, I coloured the die cuts with my Twinkling H2O paints and adhered it to an ink-blended section of my card base. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

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Meadow Rue

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Today I’m playing along with colour challenge at The Paper Players.

Unfortunately, I haven’t had much crafty time this week so I ended up putting this card together just before the challenge deadline! Just made it! Phew!

I used a beautiful older die called Meadow Rue by Simon Says Stamp which I coloured with Distress Oxides. I adhered it to a panel embossed with a Taylored Expressions embossing folder and added a sentiment by Memory Box.

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Daisy Bunches

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Today I’m using Penny Black products to play along in the Just Us Girls challenge which has a theme of flowers.

To start with, I used the Slimline Zig Zag die set (51-733) to create a white frame which I adhered to my card base that I’d covered with some old patterned paper.

I then used the fabulous Daisy Delight die (51-676) to cut 15 daisies which I coloured using my Twinkling H2Os. I then adhered them to my card base , popping out of each of the three die cut windows.

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from the Bunches of Love set (30-890).

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