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Butterfly field

Hello again!

Next up is my entry into one of my favourite sketch challenges, Freshly Made Sketches.

I’ve always loved dry embossing but haven’t used my folders much since I switched to the Gemini Junior die cutting machine. I could never get the plate/sandwich quite right. Last week, I decided to get my old manual die cutting machine out again, so I cleared some space in my craft room and set it up. So far, so good! The Gemini will continue to be my favourite machine for die cutting but it was so good to get a decent first impression with an embossing folder again!

So the reason for this little back story is that I was able to quickly emboss this sweet flowery scene with my new set up using an older Couture Creations folder. I added some die cut butterflies (Stampin Up, Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp) and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

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Let’s Sail Away

Hello again everyone!

After a lovely day yesterday celebrating a dear friend’s special birthday, I finally got to my craft table this weekend to make my entry into the current Color Throwdown which has a nautical palette of light grey, aqua and navy.

I paired a brand new Memory Box die set (Marina Sailboats) with an older die (Silent Snowfall) that I  repurposed to represent water! The sentiment is from an older Simon Says Stamp set called Sailing.

I’m also entering this into the current Memory Box challenge where the theme is ‘feeling blue’.

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Favourite Technique challenge

Happy Friyay friends!

Today I’m playing along in TWO challenges hosted by Simon Says Stamp – the May instagram challenge where the theme is ‘favourite technique’ and the Wednesday challenge which is ‘anything goes’ with Simon Says Stamp products being showcased.

I decided to make another mini slimline card using my current favourite technique of die cutting. I used the Simon Says Stamp Sweet Tulip die and a stamped sentiment from a 2012 SSS set called Flower Friend.

The sentiment is also by Memory Box.

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Botanical branch


Hi everyone!

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

As you can see, I kept this super simple and super CAS! I used a die from my new Sugar Pea Designs Botanical Branches die set – I had been stalking the Seven Hills Crafts website waiting for them to get this in and I was so pleased to get my hands on it! I blended some regular distress ink over the die cut image and decided to leave the centres of the leave in situ.  I then cut the long fishtail tag using a Simon Says Stamp die, stamped an Essentials by Ellen sentiment and adhered the botanical branch before adhering it to my card base.

The sentiment is from a Sugar Pea Designs set.

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Cherry Tree


Hi Everyone!

My card for today uses the colours from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

I used the amazing Fir & Foliage No 1 stamp and die set from The Greetery to create this bright cherry blossom tree, together with the Whittle Clouds dies by Poppystamps and a  Simon Says Stamp sentiment.

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AAA Cards One Inch Strip with small stamps twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using a strip of just one inch of your card base only. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘small stamps’!

Although I have a zillion small stamps, I didn’t actually use them for this challenge. Instead I used parts of a Carabelle Studio background stamp (Circles collage). I stamped various circles from onto an inky background I created with distress inks some time ago, leaving a space in the centre of the one inch strip. I then lifted some ink from the centre of the circles using water.

I was originally going to add a die cut sentiment, but how many sentiment dies do I own that are less than an inch? The answer is not many…. and those that I do have didn’t really work so in the end I went with a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages set which fit perfectly in the space.

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, Asa, who has come lovely cards on her instagram feed!!

Hope you can play along with us!

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