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Hello Lovely

Hello everyone!

Day 3 of the latest Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge and my personal wood stamp challenge.

Today I’m playing along with the challenges over at the Color Throwdown and Try Stampin’ On Tuesday.

I used the fabulous Flower Cluster Sketch stamp by Hero Arts from the 2005 collection. The Color Throwdown colours (yellow, orange, hot pink and green) are much brighter than my preferred, more muted palette, but that’s why I love this challenge so much – it often pushes me beyond my colour wheel comfort zone!

I decided to practice with my Zig Clean Color Real brush pens. I still need a LOT of practice, but using them on Bristol cardstock makes them much easier to use!

When I finished colouring, I stamped a Mama Elephant sentiment and adhered the image to a base card that I’d assembled following the challenge sketch.

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Hello amazing friend, you rock!

Hello Friends! Happy Saturday!

I’m excited that today marks the first day of another 30 Day Colouring Challenge. My mojo has been AWOL recently, so I’m hoping this challenge give me the inspiration I need. I love playing along and I’m hoping to colour something every day during this challenge. Let’s see how that goes!

Last time, I set myself my own sub-challenge – to only use wood-mounted rubber stamps for my colouring!  I recently went through my old cards and Hero Arts stamps for the Hero Arts’ 45th anniversary Show & Tell. It made me want to reach for my wood-mounted stamps again. So, I’m aiming to use them most days during this challenge, but in the second half, I plan to devote myself to Christmas in July and will be using Christmas stamps. Pretty excited about that actually! I’m ready to play with my festive stamps again!

So with that in mind, here is my car/colouring for Day 1 using the fabulous Flowers and Leaf background stamp by Hero Arts, made in 2007. How can that be 12 years ago? Anyway, I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and adhered it to a card base that I’d covered with old patterned paper. I stamped a few Clearly Besotted sentiments and added them to the card, following the sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

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Framed Gerbera Daisies

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing a long with the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge, which is a colour challenge.

I decided to use two of my newest crafty products, the gorgeous Gerbera Daisy background die from Simon Says Stamp and the Nesting Wood frame die from Hero Arts.

First, I die cut the frame three times and adhered them together to create a 3D frame. Then I coloured the daisies using my Twinkling H2O paints – it’s so shimmery in real life! I cut a panel, stuck it to my card base and adhered the frame on top.

Rather than try to match up the leaves with some coloured cardstock, I painted a couple of layers of the Twinkling H2O paint onto white cardstock and then die cut it with a Mama Elephant die.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – anything goes!

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Embracing the Bright Colours

Happy Saturday everyone!

There’s another great sketch for the Freshly Made Sketch challenge this week – it gave me so many ideas! In the end, I decided to use stamps from my Hero Arts Flowers for Coloring set and a couple of Memory Box dies, but I may use this sketch again for other cards, it’s a fabulous design!

I decided to step outside my pastel-coloured comfort zone and embrace the bright colours! I pulled out the brightest Twinking H2O paints and got colouring. Usually I choose the background paper before I colour as I find it easier (and quicker) to create that way… but today I didn’t and spent a happy time flicking through my old Basic Grey paper pads…. and changing my mind several times before making a decision….

I knew I wanted to dry emboss a centre panel as I had planned to play along with the current Flower Challenge which has the theme of embossing. I spent a little while trying out a few designs before alighting on this Spellbinders / Tammy Tutterow Picnic embossing folder. Yep, this card took MUCH longer than it should have!

Anyway, to finish off the card I used some older dies from Memory Box – the Garland Greenery from 2015 and one of my very first Memory Box sentiments that I got in 2013 – A Little Thanks!

And a big thanks to you for stopping by! Enjoy the weekend!


Vase of birthday wishes

Hi friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

I used a die from an Impression Obsession vase die set that I picked up during the Dies-to-Die For Easter sale. I’m really looking forward to using all of those dies over the next few weeks! The funky stems are all from Simply Graphic.

Once I’d assembled my card, I added a small tag with a stamped Hero Arts sentiment and a few of my new Nuvo Summer Sunrise glitter drops. The glitter drops are a lovely subtle warm orange, but a little too subtle for this card as I really wanted to coordinate with the orange die cut. To get the deeper colour, I just added a dot of coloured pencil where I wanted to position each Nuvo drop – that gave me just the extra splash of colour that I was after!

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