Thursday, February 21, 2019

From The Heart


I can't believe it's Thursday already! I think using all your spare time productively makes the time pass so much quicker!

I've made a card with a set of stamps I used the other day (as I hadn't tidied up!!). It's Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!   This time I've water coloured the large rose image and die cut it.  Then used some other stamps from the set for the border, background and sentiment.  I'm liking the green and pink combo!

Here's my card:

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Way To Go!


A quick little make tonight.  A one layer card with a focus on the sentiment.

Stamp sets are Draw The Line and Cheerful Critters from Stampin' Up!

I'm going to enter this are in the Less is More challenge.

Hello Friend


Rummaging through my stash and found a clear set from Hero Arts that I've never used!  It's called Color Layering Graphic Flowers. I've had it for ages!

I thought I would have a play with some embossing powders for this card.  Every part, except the sentiment, is heat embossed.

I like the bright colours and the glossy finish!

Hope you like it!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Wild About You


I've taken my inspiration for this card from the colour challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

Here's the colour combo for the challenge:

I used the Sweet Safari set from My Favourite Things and a combination of the colours with some die cut Pear Pizzazz cardstock layered on kraft.

I'm also going to enter this card in: 

Fairy Wishes


It's a combined challenge inspired card today!  The theme is "Do You Believe In Magic" at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog and they've teamed up with a Tic Tac Toe at Double Trouble Challenge.
I chose the Silver/Gold; Sentiment; Die Cut/Punch line on the grid.

I used a die which I've had for a long time from Tinker & Co.  I don't think you can get this anymore. I pieced her together then finished the card off with some new washi tape from AlteNew.

I just love the washi tape.  It's extra wide at 2.25" so I cut it into thinner strips for this card.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Petal Palette


The inspiration for this card came from the combination of two challenges.  Sketch #304 at Atlantic Hearts Challenge and PP429 at The Paper Players.

I used a combination of stamps and dies from Stampin' Up! called Petal Palette and Petals & More.  The Paper Players challenge is Monochromatic so I chose shades of green.

I hope you like it!

Happy Days!


Schools are on holiday here at the moment so some quality time for us girlies.  A wee long lie followed by getting our nails done. Then lunch!  And now it's 4pm and back home.   And back home to find a parcel waiting.  With the most amazing product!  Gina K Designs amalgam ink.

Unless you've already heard of, or used, this product you might be saying "a black ink pad, so what?".. well, this pad can be used for alcohol markers or water based (including water colouring!)  And, even though I only had a tiny little play to see the results, it WORKS!!  Amazing!

This was my quick test! Watercolors on the left and alcohol markers on the right.  I'm very impressed.  The ink pad is lovely and juicy and has a pleasant smell (reminds me a wee bit of pear drops).  Now I need to find somewhere that stocks re-inkers as I'm sure this pad is going to be very well used!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

You're Awesome


Another simple card today.  Using 3 stamp sets from Stampin' Up!  Gorgeous Grunge, Gallery Grunge and Epic Celebrations.
I used Wink Of Stella on the guitar to give it some subtle sparkle.

I stamped the guitar first then masked it before using the background stamp.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Thank You Kindly


I hope you are enjoying your Sunday whatever you are doing.  It's a day to spend a little time on our hobbies!  As a result, the house is filled with music! There's bagpipes downstairs and keyboards upstairs.  So if you were looking for some peace and quiet here it's not happening!

I've been having a play with another stamp set that I've had for a wee while but not used.  It's Hanging Garden from Stampin' Up!

I coloured it using watercolours as there's so much detail on the image.

I'm going to enter this card in the OLC Focus on the Sentiment challenge at Less Is More.

Love Without Limits


Having a go at two step (or in this case, four step) stamping.
I used the Picture Perfect stamp set from Stampin' Up!  The humming bird is such a lovely image.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 



Been playing with an Inky Antics stamp set called Kitty Cube.  It's a square block with stamps mounted on 4 sides.
Cute kitties are great fun to colour. I used Copics.  The borders and sentiment are from Stampin' Up! and I stamped using Crumb Cake.

It's a different card shape for me.

Hope you like it!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Thinking Inking


I've been using Hero Arts inks and a Tim Holtz stencil as the background for this card.  The die cuts are also Tim Holtz called "Garden Greens".  The sentiment is WPlus9.

This was a fun card to make and nice and clean and simple!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

It's Your Day


Welcome to Saturday!

It's a new day and there are some new challenges out there.  I've been out most of the day - catching up with family and friends.   And now it's time for some crafting!

I've made this card using "Big On You" by Stampin' Up! and More Fresh Cuts by WPlus9.

The inks used are all Hero Arts - nice bright colours!

Here's my card, I hope you like it!

I'm going to enter this one in the following challenges: 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Another wee bird!


Another card inspired by the Addicted To CAS challenge #152 Birds.

I used Penny Black "Fresh New Day" and colour with Copics.

The sentiment is Stampin' Up! "Itty Bitty Birthdays".

I'm also going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hello Sunshine


As the weather is much better now I'm tempted to say Hello Sunshine!  I'm inspired by the #90 Weather Challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.

I had a root around in my stash and decided on a Polkadoodles/Lawn Fawn mix!

Coloured with watercolour pencils and then stamped the sun and sentiment.

Quite pleased with the colours on this card. Nice and bright!

Love these birds!



Another Navy and Yellow card.  It's great fun working within the remit of a colour challenge! Especially as we generally think beyond just two!

Simple die cutting and little punched flowers.  The sentiment is by WPlus9 from the Hand Lettered Hello set.  The centres of the flowers are a tiny covering of navy glitter.  I've not used glitter in ages.  The glitter is Pee Wee Glitter from Art Glitter - it's super fine! (and get's everywhere - I'm now sparkly!)

Here it is. Hope you like it!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

You Are Special


For this card I've gone with Polkadoodles stamps coloured with Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils (for a change!) And whilst searching my craft room to find them I also found my Gelli Plate!  So that might get a wee outing soon! (I've been looking for it for ages!)

These watercolour pencils are a dream - the colour is so intense.  I only have the set of 24.. maybe something to put on my wish list for more!!

And here's my card!  Hope you like it!  The papers are Basic Grey "Pheobe".

I'm also going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Get Well


It's time to play with Magical Dragons from My Favourite Things. I think this is probably one of my favourite stamp sets.  The little dragons are so cute.

I'm still inspired by the Black and White plus One challenge at Simon Says Stamp so I decided to colour this little guy green.  Then I wasn't sure what sentiment to use.. but if he's green then maybe he's not feeling too well?  So I went for "Get Well Soon".

Here he is!

I'm loving these CAS layouts! 

I'm going to enter the card in the following challenges: 

Best Of Cluck


I had so much fun making this card. I just love the chicken! He's from Funky Chickens from Hobby Art.
I've coloured him using ProMarkers. Kept the colours really simple so he would stand out well on the card.  I love his eyes!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Circle Doodle


I'm inspired to do something a little bit different for the Black and White plus One challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

I've used the Circle Doodle background stamp from Simon Says Stamp and teamed it up with the Celebrate dies from Neat & Tangled.  The one additional colour is Night of Navy from Stampin' Up! I've used both light and dark shades of the same colour.

I hope you like it!

Wild About You


It's a bit of a blast from the past with today's stamp choice! I've gone with Whipper Snapper Swing Monkey.

This is a lovely image to colour. And he's so cheeky!

I've kept this card clean and simple.  The sentiment is from Sweet Safari by My Favourite Things.

I hope you like it!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Awesome Chemistry


Today's been a busy day!  But always time for some creativity!

Inspired by the Crazy for CAS sketch and stamp set from Paper Smooches that I've not used in ages called Great Chemistry.  The hexagon borders are Borderettes from Stampin' Up!  The mad scientist is coloured using a mix of Copics and Stampin' blends.

I'm finding all these challenges so inspiring.  It's great fun taking part!  And seeing all the amazing entries from so many talented crafters!

Here's my card. I hope you like it!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Monday, February 11, 2019

In The Pink


I'm inspired again by the challenge at Country View Challenges to use Black and White Plus One other colour.

I've had Runway by Tim Holtz at Stampers Anonymous for ages and not used it but this seemed like a good way to focus on just one colour.  The chequer board is from Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge and the sentiment is Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Birthdays.

I'm also going to enter the card in: 

There For Me


Sticking with the Love You Lots stamp set from Stampin' Up! for this little card.  The dots are from "Draw the Line" and they are inked with Granny Apple Green.

I've made this card for the "A Place To Start" Challenge where the theme this week is to use an inspirational die or stamp.

I hope you like it!

Lily Pad


Inspired by the new Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this time!

The swirl at the top of the sketch made me think of a lily pad so I decided to use my Stampin' blends to colour the little from from "Love You Lots".  I then cut him out and placed him over the swirl.  The colours used are Old Olive and Crumb Cake.

Hope you like it!

Bird Of Paradise


I'm following a sketch challenge for the layout of this card.  The challenge is set by Sunday Stamps.

I'm using a stamp from the Birds of Paradise set by My Favourite Things. Just went wild with the colours - anything bright! Which is why I chose the black and white stamped washi as the background - to add additional pop to the bright colours!

Great fun colouring this one!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

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