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Happy St David’s Day 2021

Happy St David’s Day everyone!

I really can’t believe it’s March already, can you? Spring is definitely in the air in my part of the world at the moment so that’s the them I chose for my take on one of my favourite sketch challenges –¬†Freshly Made Sketches.

To start with, I die cut some patterned paper using a die from the Penny Black Geometic Borders die set and adhered it to my card base. Then I adhered a vellum square on top. I stamped, coloured and fussy cut a beautiful daffodil image by Clearly Besotted which I stuck to the vellum square, hiding the glue I used to adhere the square.

To complete my card, I added a little bow from baker’s twine and a sentiment from Memory Box.

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Restful Hello

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with two challenges – the Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.

I actually got off to a bit of a false start with this card – and somewhere on my craft table I have a lovely gold embossed background…. which ended up not working in the way I had wanted… Hopefully I can include it in a card soon… I have so many rejected backgrounds that I really need to start using!

Anyway, for my second and final attempt at both challenges, I used the beautiful Ready to Bloom cover die by The Stamp Market, together with a Winnie & Walter sentiment die and a Penny Black butterfly die.

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Ghost Hugs

Happy Halloween everyone!

Here’s a quick card I made with the My Favorite Things Fab-boo-lous Friends stamp set and a wonderful background die by Winnie & Walter. I’ve been very drawn to cards with bright pink backgrounds recently so I HAD to do one of my own!

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Christmas in July 2020 – Day 14

Hello again everyone!

So last Saturday, I was making a card for a sketch challenge, but couldn’t quite bring myself to cut up the background I coloured and I ended up going with something else. So, today, I used that background – with minimal cutting!

I heat embossed the pretty Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia background stamp and coloured it using my twinkling H2O paints. I splattered some gold dots and adhered it to a metallic gold panel. To complete my card, I added a die cut sentiment from Winnie & Walter.

I’m entering this into the current Inspirational challenge where the theme is painting or colouring.

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A Flowery Hello

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge¬† This is one of my favourite challenges and this week they have a gorgeous colour combo… possibly my most favourite to date: plum, pink, peach and white. I must confess, I was a little nervous about creating something which would properly show off that gorgeous combo!

I didn’t like my first attempt, so I decided to try again with a different stamp and design! I embossed the beautiful Altenew Delicate Flowers Background stamp onto some plum cardstock and them coloured it in using my prismacolour pencils. To complete my card, I added a Winnie & Walter die cut and a few sequins!

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Color Throwdown Guest Designer Week 1

Hello everyone!

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to say that I have the honour of being the August Guest Designer over at one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown. I’m so excited!

I have to say that this week’s fabulous colour palette of green, yellow, pink and lavender was a little challenging for me… It’s a beautiful palette with some amazing possibilities BUT I have a bit of a difficult time with lavender! Whenever I try to use it for a colour challenge, I always end up with a shade I feel is too purple or too pink!

So, for this week, I played it safe and used Milled Lavender distress ink!

I thought this palette would be perfect for a flowery card and decided to use a somewhat neglected background die that I bought last year (Daisy Mosaic by Creative Expressions) and one of my favourite techniques – inlaid die cutting. I started by creating four ink blended panels (in addition to Milled Lavender, I used Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw and Mowed Lawn). I then cut each of these panels using the background die. I also cut a piece of white card with the die.

I removed all the little pieces from the white die cut panel, adhered the negative to my card base and got to work inlaying all the little bits from the ink blended die cut panels. It’s time consuming but I think it’s totally worth it!

I had originally planned to add a green frame to the card, but as I was about to cut the frame, the green negative die cut panel fell onto my card base. I really liked the green outline and so I adhered the whole green negative panel on top of the inlaid background, effectively hiding all the white!

I added a Winnie & Walter die cut sentiment and a Penny Black butterfly to complete my card.

For full details of how to enter this week’s challenge, please head over to the Color Throwdown challenge blog. As usual, the design team has some amazing inspiration:

Amy Rohl

Amy Rysavy

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Jodi Collins

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

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