Featuring Poppystamps products

Autumnal Monterey Vine

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Following the sketch, I blended a strip using Salvaged Patina distress ink, making sure I blended more heavily at the bottom of my card so that there would be a subtle ombre effect. I embossed a panel using the Spellbinders Falling Leaves embossing folder and then coloured the beautiful Poppystamps Monterey Vine die using regular distress inks and adhered it to my card. Finally I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment to complete my take.

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Leafy Blessings

Happy World Cardmaking Day everyone!

And it’s also ‘Originals Only’ day over on Instagram – a day when we show our support for all the wonderful designers who are constantly coming up with wonderful products for us all!

So here’s the card I created to thank just a few of the many companies who continue to inspire me.

I used dies by:

Memory Box (Jasper Leaves)

My Favorite Things (Birds of a Feather set)

Poppystamps (Whittle Oak Leaf)

Simon Says Stamp (Eucalyptus Leaves)

Stampin Up! (Boho Indigo die set)

Simply Graphic (Feuilles geometriques)

Creative Expressions (Elegant Arrangements)

Penny Black (Leaflets)

Hero Arts (sentiment)

I used the theme from the Global Design Project which is ‘leaves’.

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Autumn Tree Triptych

Happy Friyay!

Today I’m playing along with the current sketch challenge over at The Paper Players .

I used four of my older die sets to create my take on the sketch – Leaf Canopy and Perfect Pumpkins by Memory Box and the Tree Triptych and Gourds and Pumpkins set from Poppystamps. The oldest is from 2011 and the most recent is 2016! I love how timeless these designs are! The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

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Deco Thank you

Hello friends!

Today I’m playing along with the current colour challenge over at The Paper Players. I’ve been wanting to play with the fabulous Poppystamps Gilded Plate die since I got it a few weeks ago and I thought that the colour combo would work very nicely. I chose gold as my fourth colour. The sentiment is also by Poppystamps (Jumbled Thank You).

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Blooming Poppy Thank You

Hello again everyone!

Next up today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and it’s another wonderful design this week friends!

I knew I wanted to use one of my old wood-mounted stamps for the sentiment/background section so once I had decided that, I was on a mission to find an image that wouldn’t obscure the large ‘Thank You’ in the background. I thought this beautiful Poppystamps Blooming Poppy fit beautifully!

I coloured it with distress inks and added definition with some coloured pencil and voila! Another super quick CAS card!

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Little white Samirah butterfly

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Today I’m playing along with the CAS on Friday challenge where the theme is ‘butterfly’.

Once I decided on my design and dies, I got to work blending a central oval. I die cut the Poppystamps Murana and Samirah Butterfly dies from white card and white glitter card and adhered them all together. I added an Altenew sentiment. and a few baby sequins to complete my card!

Ah, what an edited version of a rather frustrating cardmaking process! First of all, I originally blended an oval onto a creased card base that kept on springing open. This resulted in the card moving slightly in the MISTI and so my sentiment go smudged. Can you believe I went through this process TWICE before I realised I needed to use a different card base! Honestly.

But that wasn’t the end of the story! Oh no, when I went to write my blog post, I realised that I had inadvertently used POPPYSTAMPS dies for the card I had made specifically for¬† for a MEMORY BOX challenge! Argh! So I decided to enter this into the CAS on Friday challenge and create a twin card using Memory Box dies for the Memory Box challenge. You can see that card here.

I’m also going to link up this card to the Anything Goes challenge on the Poppystamps blog.

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