Love and Friendship

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

Beloved Daisies

Hello everyone!

I inked up my new colour layering set from Altenew today – the Beloved Daisy set! A beautiful and very forgiving set as the layers don’ t have to be ‘perfect’!

I decided to play along with the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge – which is a combined colour and sketch challenge. I found it quite difficult to match the colours perfectly but I think I got quite close using a mix of inks from Altenew, My Favorite Things and Distress ink! My interpretation of ‘soft sky’ looks much greener in real life, but it is so much bluer when I photograph it and my Photoshop skills aren’t quite good enough for me to be able to make the ‘real life’ adjustment!

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Hello my sweet friend

Happy Friyay friends!
After a frustrating day, I knew I had to do a bit of colouring to de-stress this evening. It worked!
I coloured the fabulous new Altenew Delicate Flower Bed stamp with my Twinkling H2Os and then used the Simon Says Stamp big hello die for some hidden die cutting! The embossed sentiment is actually from an Altenew/SSS Stamptember collaboration a few years ago.
I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (mother’s day/flowers).
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Playful Pusscat

Hello friends!

I decided to play along with the current Time Out challenge today. The theme is ‘playful’ and I decided to turn Memory Box’s Crouching Cat into a playful kitty swinging from a Simon Says Stamp tree, ready to pounce on an unsuspecting passer-by!

The kitty’s paws are separate from the main die cut and as I wanted the kitty to be able to swing a little, I adhered them to the cat using some acetate rather than sticking them onto the card separately.

I adhered the frame to a rainbow background created with Distress Oxide inks and added a Memory Box sentiment and a few die cut hearts to finish off the card.

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Just for you

Good morning everyone!

This week, I have the honour of being the Guest Designer over at one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown Challenge.

The palette for this challenge is pale pink, brown, black and white, another fabulous combination, don’t you think?

I had an initial plan of a card for this combo and knew I wanted to play with Poppystamps’ Whittle Bird dies, but that’s the only thing that stayed the same! Once I stumbled across my old Simon Says Stamp Woodland rectangular frame, the card changed completely! I added another older SSS die – Fresh Daisies – and got to work. So amazing to see these dies were produced in 2013 and 2014! Time flies!

Anyway, I coloured the flowers and birds with Nuvo alcohol pens and added a bit of detail using a Prismacolor pencil before adhering the die cuts to my card base. I added a Clearly Besotted sentiment to complete my card.

There’s some amazing inspiration from the Color Throwdown DT over on the challenge blog – I do hope you can play along this week!

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Birthday Wreath

Happy birthday to my lovely mum!

My mum loves wreaths so I always make at least one for her on each special occasion!

Here’s the card I made for her this time – I used the Simon Says Stamp Floral Sparkle Wreath that I picked up when it appeared one their deals and steals page a few weeks ago.

I cut the wreath from different coloured cardstock and then did some inlaid die cutting. And while I was at it, I created four more inlaid die cut wreaths – got to build up my birthday card pile!

Anyway, I added a touch of Pixie Dust to the wreath before cutting around the image using a Penny Black die. Finally I added a sentiment from Hero Arts to complete my card.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (anything goes) and also the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is ‘Mother’s Day/Flowers’.

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Layered dahlia

Hi friends!

I am back with my entry into the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

I used the Birch Press Design Dahlia Mini Frame Layer Set to cut into three panels that I’d coloured with Distress Oxide Inks. I layered them onto a background panel and inlaid the centres of the petals which I had cut from glitter cardstock.

I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!