Love and Friendship

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

Happy Thoughts Butterflies

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Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

When I saw the sketch, I decided that butterflies would work so well… but you would not believe how many butterfly dies and stamps I looked at before I settled on using a die from the Memory Box Pinpoint Butterflies set! I added a sentiment from an older Hero Arts set and lots of little sequins!

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Perfect Posies and Mini Butterflies

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Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has a fun palette of aqua, lime green and navy.

I decided to use my brand new Perfect Posies Bouquet die by Poppystamps. I absolutely love these swirly flowery dies which I feel are classic Poppystamps. Every year, they seem to release a die like this – an investment purchase that I use time and time again on my cards. (Last year for me it was the Floral Cluster die, which I adore and have used a lot!)

I coloured the bouquet using my Twinkling H2O paints, adhered it to my navy card base and added some gems and Nuvo drops to the flower centres. I felt I needed a few more die cuts and decided to add a couple of butterflies from the Intricate Mini Butterflies set by Memory Box. The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

I’m also entering this into the May Poppystamps challenge where the theme is Floral Fantasy.

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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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