Monday, 18 February 2019

Monday Moment

Today I'm sharing a card i created for the STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge.


Here's my card:

I stamped both the pinstripe and the doodled flowers backgrounds onto scrap card and then die cut them into a square and heart. These are the two shape elements from the sketch.

I stamped the sentiment and added an enamel dot to draw the eye. I also added enamels dots to the flower centres on the heart.

Stamps: Uniko, Background Blocks Pinstripe, Background Blocks Doodled Flower, All Occasion Sentiments #5
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; SU, real red
Embellishments: Doodlebug Sprinkles, love glitter asst.; MeiFlower black gems

Thanks so much for looking today, it's been a pleasure to have you visit my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Sunday, 17 February 2019

AAA Cards #134 - One Corner + Optional Twist Music

Already it's time for the next new challenge at AAA Cards. This time we're asking you to use only one corner of the card front and also have the optional twist of MUSIC.

Uniko is sponsoring this challenge and the winner will be able to pick an in-stock stamp set of their choice from the amazing range on offer at Uniko. Naturally I chose to use Uniko products on my card!

I stamped the Uniko Equalizer into the bottom left corner of my card front and added some of my favourite purples and pinks using Prismacolour pencils. i then chose a matching Kaleidacolor ink pad and stamped the greeting.

I completed my card by using a purple card base and some added shimmer to the coloured blocks with Wink of Stella

Stamps: Uniko, Life Is A Song, Background Blocks Equaliser
Ink: Versafine Clair, nocturne; Kaleidacolor, berry blaze
Colours: Prismacolors
Wink of Stella, clear

All the rest of the AAA Cards DT have made amazing cards to inspire you and we also have Karen Guest Designing with us for this challenge. Go check them all out HERE - Karen's card is an absolute stunner.

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

And keep crafting!

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Saturday, 16 February 2019

Saturday Spot

I'm back again today with another card using that fabulous triangle stencil and die cuts from the new Uniko release. I'm popping this card into the CAS Stencil challenge as I used Brusho powders to created the background.

I chose my favourite Brusho colour combo of the moment - turquoise and ultramarine.

I placed the stencil over watercolour card and sprinkled the Brusho powders. Then I simply spritzed them with water and quickly lifted the stencil. I also took a print of the negative which will no doubt appear on a card in the future.

Once everything was dry I die cut the happy and layered it up onto black card before adhering over the hole. I finished the greeting by stamping straight onto the card and matted the whole thing onto a black card base.

Stamps: Uniko, BIG & BOLD Happy
Inks:Brusho, turquoise & ultra marine; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Stencil: Uniko, Abstract Triangles
Dies: Uniko, BIG & BOLD Happy

Thanks so much for your time today, it's always a pleasure to have you visit my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Friday, 15 February 2019

Friday Focus

Today I'm sharing the card I made for the challenge at CAS Watercolour.

Well red and pink just screams Valentine's Day to me.

I used a left over scrap of Brusho splattered water colour card to die cut some small hearts and then arranged them into a bunch. I used a block sentiment to ground my heart flowers.

Stamps: Uniko, Simply Said Blocks II
Inks: Brusho, brilliant red & crimson; SU, old olive; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Die: Lawn Fawn, hearts

So good to have you drop by today, thanks so much.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm sharing a card that was inspired by the challenge at CAS Mix Up.

Before I started to create my card I watched a couple of the video links on the CAS Mix Up blog and then opted for using Glossy Accents.

I die cut the scribble heart from hot pink card stock and then used a strip of masking tape to hold it still while I applied a liberal coating of glossy accents. While this was drying I stamped the greeting onto white card and then matted it onto a ot pink card base.

Once the die cut heart was dry I intended to curl it to add the dimension from the challenge prompt, but because the die consists of so many thin bits I didn't need to do this as it curled up on its own during the drying process. I used a couple of trimmed down foam pads in the centre of the heart to attach it to the card and allow it to stand proud.

Stamps: Uniko, Just Because
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne
Die: Sizzix Tim Holtz Scribbles & Splats
Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, it's always more fun when you drop by.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Wednesday Words

Today I'm sharing a card I created for the CAS Christmas Challenge.

I'm always inspired by the blues from the challenge badge and that's where my card began.

I chose two colours of brusho - turquoise and ultra marine - sprinkled them onto water colour card and then sprayed water over. I used a tissue to blot the brusho inks to reduce the intensity of the colour a little. I think ultra marine is one of my favourite brusho colours because of the all the purples that it contains.

I chose the Uniko Christmas POP tree as it contained the word peace and then added ON EARTH to finish off the traditional phrase. Love the combo of the modern tree with the traditional greeting!

Stamps: Uniko, Christmas POP, PF Poinsettia
Inks: Brusho, turquoise & ultra marine; Verasfine Clair, nocturne

It's been lovely to have you visit my blog today, thanks so much for your time.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Tuesday Talk

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Craft Stamper magazine's February Take It, Make It Challenge.

Take It, Make It Challenge

Here's my card:

I created a background by smooshing pink and purple distress inks onto water colour card. I added salt while the inks were still wet which gives a very pretty and subtle sparkle. Once dry I stamped the script and seed heads using the same ink colours.

 I stamped and die cut the large flower and added a sentiment by stamping straight onto the background. Once the die cut flower was adhered using foam pads I stamped an extra black grass stem and added a trio of tiny black gems.

Stamps: Uniko, Beautiful Blooms I, Large French Script Background, Organic Wishes
Inks: Ranger distress, wilted violet, picked raspberry; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Dies: Uniko, Beautiful Blooms I; Lawn Fawn, large stitched square stackables
Embellishments: Gems from my stash

Thanks so much for dropping by today, it's always more fun when I have company.

And keep crafting!

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