Spring and Easter

Daisy, Daisy

Hi Everyone!

I’m on a bit of a cardmaking roll at the moment so I just had to enter challenges run by one of my favourite companies, Memory Box.

The theme for the May Outside the Box Challenge is ‘flowers’. Easy I thought to myself… until I discovered that I don’t actually have a lot of floral Memory Box dies…. tons of Poppystamps flower dies, but far fewer Memory Box! Anyway, I do have the Daisy Silhouette dies and seeing as I’ve just spent the last month battling daisies in my lawn, I thought they would be perfect for my entry.

I blended some Distress Oxides (Bundled Sage and Pumice Stone) and then lightly stencilled a brick background. I cut and coloured the daisies before adhering them to my base card and then added a sentiment from a Memory Box/Open Studio set. THEN I decided to add some ink splatters….. I was able to cover up the daisy heads and sentiments to add the green splatters. Ideally I would have added some splatters up the wall as well, but I didn’t want to risk getting ink on the flower heads so decided my green splatters were good enough!

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Happy Easter 2020

Happy Easter Everyone!

Easter may be weird this year… and I certainly haven’t been able to make my usual Easter cards but I am happy I managed to make one this morning!

I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge where the colour combo is orange. green, pink and yellow!

I used a couple of Poppystamps sets for my card – the Folk Decorated eggs and happy Easter sentiment dies.

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Pink and purple Easter

Hi Everyone!

I’ve taken a little break from challenged but when I saw the colour combo for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge and the sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge I suddenly decided to play along at the last minute!

Lots of stencilling today – I created the egg using an Echo Park Paper Company stencil and a Memory Box egg die. Then, I used some embellishment mousse with a Colorbox stencil to create the textured background. The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

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AAA Cards Made in Minutes with a stencil

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card in ‘minutes’. Our optional twist this time is ‘use a stencil’. Funky Fossil is our sponsor.

Some of you may remember that this is my least favourite challenge theme – for me crafting is relaxing, not something I want to rush through. Mind you, I have to confess that this time, I did actually make the card in minutes!

I cut a piece of acetate with a Memory Box egg die to act as my base stencil/mask and sponged on some Scattered Straw distress oxide ink. Then, without move the mask, I added my favourite Funky Fossil stencil (‘Shrubbery’) and blended some Tattered Rose/Spun Sugar distress oxide ink to create my patterned egg.

To complete my card, I added a Poppystamps sentiment and a few dots of gold Stickles.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Sandie, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

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Spring Pebbles

Hello friends!

Easter may be over, but the rain showers we just had are a clear indicator that spring definitely isn’t over just yet!

Today I’m playing along with the Case This Sketch challenge and used the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge mood board as inspiration.

I’ve had the Simon Says Stamp Pebbles die on my wish list for a LONG time and snapped it up in their Christmas sale. Of course, it’s taken me AGES to actually use it!

Anyway, I loved Lisa Addesa’s inspiration and decided to use here technique of colouring an embossed version of the die. Rather than use pens, I chose my under-used Nuvo Jewel Drops which provide the prefect spring palette!

To finish of the card, I added a few Nuvo drops and a die from Mama Elephant.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – die cutting.

Thanks for stopping by!