Featuring Altenew products

Yellow rose

Hi everyone!

There’s another cute sketch over at the Case This Sketch challenge this week and I decided to use my Altenew Bamboo Rose set for my take.

I coloured the image using my Twinkling H2Os and added it to a die cut – which I had embossed using one of my favourite Taylored Expressions embossing folders.

To finish the card, I added a small sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

I’m also entering this card into the current Color Throwdown challenge – green, yellow, red and aqua.

Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Wedding!

Hi Everyone!

The theme for the current Retro Rubber challenge is ‘wedding’ and I used an older Stampendous stamp for my entry. I’ve had this stamp for around 8 years – it’s such a great image. I’m so glad this challenge is leading me to rediscover my wooden block stamps. I love them!

Anyway, I also used a newer sentiment from Altenew. I coloured the image using my Prisma coloured pencils – and added some stickles for a bit of subtle bling!

I’m also entering this into the Less is More challenge where the theme is one layer/coloured card base.

Thanks for looking!


Golden Peach Trees

Happy Saturday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. We’re a little earlier this week as we are pairing up with the wonderful team over at Less is More for this challenge. The challenge will run for a fortnight and there will be one joint winner but AAA Cards and Less is More will have their own runners-up.

Anyway, the theme for our joint challenge is ‘one layer with a coloured card base’ and our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers.

For my card, I embossed an older image from Magenta Art Stamps with the fabulous Altenew golden peach embossing powder. I added some shading to the base of the trees using a white pencil and also stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment with white ink. Finally, to anchor my image, I dry-embossed a square frame.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards and Less is More blogs. At AAA Cards, we are also joined by Guest Designer Milka from who has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!


Have a cupcake or two!

Hi there!

The theme for this week’s Less is More challenge is sweet things/one layer card. A perfect opportunity for me to use my Altenew cupcake layering stamps. They line up so easily. I had a lot of fun playing with different colour combos before deciding on this one for my card!

Anyway, I added a few splatters from my Twinkling H2Os and also added shimmer to the cupcake using my trusty Nuvo aqua shimmer pen!

Thanks for looking!


Sunset Cityscape

Hi everyone!

I’ve had the Altenew Cityscape dies on my wishlist since they were released and I finally bought them last week. They are as fabulous as I’d hoped!

I used a photo of a city skyline at sunset to help me with the ink blending – I wanted to show how the setting sun was reflected in parts of the buildings. It took a little while to make this card as I had to be quite precise with the blending but I am quite happy with how it turned out in the end!

Thanks for looking!


Sending Sunshine

Hello everyone!

The theme for this week’s Less is More challenge is ‘spots and stripes’ and it’s time for the dreaded one-layer card!

Actually, I quite enjoy making one-layer cards…. but this time it was VERY DIFFICULT not to add some sequins!

I used a fishtail die to create a mask and then did some ink blending and stencilling to create the image. I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by!