Simply Graphic

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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Vase for you

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge  which has a fabulous neutral combo of black, grey, cream and kraft.

I decided to create another mini slimline card and started with creating a blended rectangle on my card base. I then cut a vase from the Marianne Designs Vase collection and three Simply Graphic stem dies from various coloured cardstock. After arranging the stems and vase, I adhered them to my card base and added a sentiment by Penny Black to complete my card.

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Sealiously Amazing

Hello again everyone!

Next today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. It’s such a fun palette, but it did take me quite a while to decide what to create!

I had toyed with using this beautiful Simply Graphic seal die for another challenge this week, but in the end decided it would be perfect for this challenge. To create my little scene, I made an ink blended panel using a couple of distress inks (Seedless Preserves and Candied Apple) to create the razzleberry colour and cut a few Poppystamps Whittle Mounds from it. I then inked a blue square in the centre of my card base and arranged the mounds and seal.

To complete my take, I added a sentiment by Reverse Confetti.

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Vase Collection

Hi there!

First up today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

First of all, I created an ink-blended background using distress inks. Then I used some of my favourite dies and stems from Simply Graphic, Stampin Up, Altenew and Miss P Loves. I was going to colour the images but decided I like the impact of the white against the inky background! The sentiment is by Poppystamps.

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Christmas in July 2021 – Day 31

Happy Saturday everyone!

Welcome to Day 31 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the challenge at CAS on Friday where the theme is tiny images.

I used a beautiful festive die set by Simply Graphic adhered to an ink-blended panel. You would not believe how long it took me to arrange those little images! Sometimes I’m too much of a perfectionist.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

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Christmas in July 2021 – Day 9

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 9 of Christmas in July 2021! I had one of those days today – a troublesome task which took MUCH longer than hoped and which will drag on due to a few technical hitches. Ugh!

So I wasn’t really in the most creative frame of mind this evening… but I had to make a Christmas in July card. So, this is just for fun, no challenges today – just a super quick die cut card using the Memory Box Antique Pine Label die, the Poppystamps Winterberries die and a couple of smaller Simply Graphic dies. All coloured with distress oxides inks! The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

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