Monday, 19 April 2021

Monday Moments


Today I'm sharing a card I created using the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches.

I'm into a bit of a black and white monochrome look at the moment as you can see from my card:

I started by die cutting the two circles and then stamped and hand cut one of the delightful doggies from Funky Fossil's More Furry Friends.  I coloured him up in shades of grey and added a bit of mint green onto his collar.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Stamps: Funky Fossil, More Furry Friends
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Dies: MFT Die-namics, double stitched circles
Pens: Copic, E00, N1, N3, N5, BG13, BG23; Sakura gelly roll white glaze & black glaze

Thanks so much for stopping by today, it's been great to have your company.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Sunday, 18 April 2021

AAA Cards Challenge #188 - One Inch Strip + optional twist Small Stamps


There's a brand new challenge over at AAA Cards and a brand new theme too.

I've used the optional twist for my card and had fun stamping all those tiny images across my One Inch Strip.

I started by masking off a one inch strip across my card and then inking it up in my favourite pinks, purples and aqua distress inks. I chose distress inks over oxide inks as I knew I was going to be stamping on top.

I went back in after I had finished stamping and added some extra colour using Copic pens.

Stamps: Polkadoodles Stamp Soup, In A Frenzy & Magic Garden; Uniko, Simply Said
Inks: Ranger distress, shaded lilac, tumbled glass, spun sugar; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Pens: Copic, BV01, BG01, R81

I'm really excited about this new idea for a challenge theme and all the AAA Cards DT and Guest Designer Asa have smashed it with their samples. Go take a look - HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate you taking the time.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Saturday, 17 April 2021

Saturday Spot


Today I'm joining in with the challenge at {PIN}spirational.

Since Easter is now over I went with the pinks, the lacy frill and flowers as my starting point.

I found the two papers lurking in my stash and long overdue to be used and they dictated my colours. I dies cut the lacy border and layered up my card front.

The image is a Polkadoodles digi - Twinkle Tulips, now discontinued. Isn't she just the prettiest? I so enjoyed colouring her with my Copic pens.

Stamps: Polkadoodles digi, Twinkle Tulips; sentiment from Uniko, Floral Vines
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Dies: Spellbinders, petite ovals large, petite scalloped ovals large; Lawn Fawn, Lacy Border
Pens: Copic, E000, E00, E51, E53, Y04, Y11, R20, YG63, V00, V01, V12, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66

Thanks so much for stopping by today, it's been a pleasure to have your company.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Friday, 16 April 2021

Friday Focus

I'm beginning to build up my stash of Christmas cards again and have another to share today which is going into the April CAS Christmas challenge.

Such a cool and different idea to include a rainbow on a Christmas card!

I started by stamping the lamp post from Time For Tea Designs Carolling Critters and then masked it off. I then masked off a corner and inked it up in rainbow colours. Use code T4TJANE10 att checkout to get 10% off.

Next I stamped, coloured and die cut the carol singing critter and placed it on the card front. I stamped a greeting and added colour to the lamp post before matting the whole thing onto a white card base.

When I started this card I wasn't too sure how a rainbow would look on a Christmas card, but I think it's ok. How about you?

Stamps: T4TD, Carolling Critters & die; sentiment from Clearly Besotted, Little Elves
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black, lady bug, tangelo, dandelion, bamboo leaves, danube blue, grape jelly, lulu lavender
Pens: Copic, W1, W3, R20, R29, R39, B0000, B02, B04, Y35, Y38, N1, N3, N5; Sakura gelly roll white & black glaze

Huge thanks for dropping by my blog today, it's always so much more fun when you do.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Thursday, 15 April 2021

Time For Tea Designs Challenge #1 Reminder

I'm here today to remind you about the challenge that is going on in the Time For Tea Designs friends facebook group.

Details about the challenge can be found on the T4TD blog, but you will need to join their fb group to be able to play along.

Cute Critters is a really easy theme as there are numerous critter stamps to choose from at T4TD. And if you don't have any of their stamps yet there are some freebie digi stamps that you can use instead. Find them HERE.

I'm still in love with the cute little piggies from Hogs & Kisses and for today's card I used the one I didn't use last time - the puddle jumping umbrella holding pig.

I started by creating a background using the Landscape Edge dies and then framed it with the large Scalloped Frame.

I then stamped, coloured and die cut the piggy and popped him up on foam pads just overlapping the frame a little.

The sentiment, toadstools and raindrops were stamped straight onto the background pieces.

Ink: Memento, tuxedo black 
Pens: Copic, E49, YG011, YG13, B000, B01, B02, B04, YR02, YR04, R20, R21, R22

Thanks so much for looking today. I hope you'll join in and play along with the T4TD challenge.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Wednesday Words

It's flowers today on a card I created for the pastels challenge at The Flower Challenge.

Whenever flowers are needed my first thoughts are always my Uniko stamps, so many beautiful examples to choose from.

And I couldn't resist the brand new Floral Vines. It's a stunning stamp set, includes super sentiments and is only £5.00 - no wonder it's sold out twice since its release.

I stamped it twice on opposite sides and ends of my card and then coloured it up in some pale shades of purple, pink, blue and aqua. The greeting was stamped fairly central and I matted it onto black card stock before adhering to a white card base.

Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, BG10, BG32, B00, B02, RV000, RV52, RV63, BV00, BV01, BV02

Thanks you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I always enjoy having a bit of company.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Tuesday Talk

Today I'm sharing a card I created using the colours pink, grey and gold from the challenge at Less is More.

I was pulled by the grey towards an elephant.

And this adorable cutie from T4TD You're Elephantastic won the day. Handy that it had a heart to cater for the pink too. So that just left the gold. I decided to use some of the beautiful gold sandgrain card from Papermill Direct and die cut the you from T4TD Be Kind, Be You. I then stamped the rest of the sentiment underneath.

Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, N1, N3, RV00, RV17

It's been fabulous to have you stop by my blog today. thanks so much.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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