Sunday, 24 March 2019

Sunday Slot

I'm playing with the colours from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge today.

I was really inspired by DT Karen's beautiful card and decided to CAS(E) it.

The sun was not playing nicely when I took this photo and it looks a bit dull. I stamped the word quote twice to fit all the way along the right hand side edge. Then i stamped the leaves straight on top.

The whole thing was matted onto a white card base.

Stamps: STAMPlorations, Subway Art Builders Dare; Uniko, Natures Treasures II
Inks: SU, old olive, sahara sand, pacific point

Quick and simple today as I've had a busy weekend at a Copic Colouring workshop in Warrington with the wonderful Faye Wynn-Jones. Exhausted, but happy! Pleased to be going out for Sunday lunch today.

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

And keep crafting!

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Saturday, 23 March 2019

Saturday Slot

Today I'm playing along with the challenge at Less is More. Their theme is three of something.

Now Less  is More are very keen on CAS cards and empty 'white' space - definitely my sort of thing then!

I'd been itching to use the new to me bunnies stamp set from MFT, so I was delighted to discover one of the stamps was three eggs. Decision made easy! And plenty of empty white space too!

I did go on and make another card and added three little clear gems, but I think I like the simpler version best and that's the one I'm putting into the challenge. What do you think?

Stamps: MFT, Easter Bunnies
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, C1, C3, C5, C7, R20, R22, YG23, Y04, BG01

Thanks for looking today, I'm so pleased you spent some time with me here.

And keep crafting!

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Friday, 22 March 2019

Friday Focus

Well if yesterday's mixed media was a challenge then today's CAS Mix Up challenge should have been a breeze! But no! I found this even more difficult and that's my excuse for arriving at this party so late!


So I've watched the videos and given it a go, but boy did I get into a sticky mess and I'm not 100% pleased with the result. Sometimes you just have to try new things!

I love the colours, that it looks so CAS and that the photograph doesn't show the glue smudges - at last a bonus to being a rubbish photographer!

I die cut the corner scroll several times, added colour using my Copic pens by glueing the bottom layer in place and colouring onto the card base through it. I then stuck the extra layers on and added glossy accents to the coloured parts.

Stamps: Uniko, Simply Said blocks
Ink: Versafine Clair, nocturne
Die: unknown, been lurking in my stash for years but may be Marianne
Pens: Copic, Y35, RV09, RV66
Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for joining me on this journey of discovery and learning. I'm so grateful to have had your company.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 21 March 2019

Thursday Thoughts

Mmmm! It's a mixed media challenge for me today - and this is a challenge for me when I'm creating cards!

I think it was the 'must use a stencil' that got me hooked and wanting to give it a go. So thanks ARTplorations for inspiring me to try. But somehow my card still turned out to be CAS!

 I started by inking up a strip at the bottom and then used the ghosting technique with a stencil and baby wipe. I then turned the stencil and went back over it with the same colours of ink. on top of this I stamped the daisy row.

I then drew a pen line along the top edge of the inking and added a die cut sentiment strip. the dot on the 'i' was just too fiddly to glue on so I used a black gem instead.

I'm thinking this qualifies as mixed media as I used inking, a stencil, stamping, a hand drawn line, a die cut and a gemstone.

Stamps: STAMPlorations, Daisy Row
Inks: Ranger distress oxide, twisted citron, salty ocean, peacock feathers; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Stencil: ARTplorations, Shutters
Die: Lawn Fawn, Happy Birthday Border
Gem from my stash

It's been wonderful having your company today. Thanks so much for visiting.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Wednesday Words

Today I'm sharing a CAS card I made for the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge.

It's an Easter card and I included the optional twist of coral pink.

I love this sweet little image of a flower pot decorated for Easter. I always intend to get one of those tree branches to hang decorated eggs on - maybe this will be the year I actually get round to it.

Once I'd die cut the window I stamped the image on the cut out piece and then trimmed it down a bit so that it allowed some of the coral pink background paper to show through.

Stamps: MFT, Easter bunnies
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, YG23, Y04, BG01, R22
Die: MFT Die-namics, rectangle peek-a-boo window

Huge thanks for visiting my blog today, I'm so grateful for your time.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Tuesday Talk

If you follow my blog you'll know I love creating atcs because of their small scale. Well today my share is also on a small scale but it's a gift tag. It's going into the TAGplorations challenge at STAMPlorations.

I loved the challenge image and used it to inspire my tag:

I die cut the tag once in the pink polka dot and once in white card. Then I stamped the flowers in wisteria wonder, coloured them and cut round the tops. This was placed onto the polka dot tag so that I could position and stamp the bird and greeting.

I re-stamped the bird's body onto a card scrap, coloured it and hand cut it before popping it up onto foam pads and adhering to the tag. I did the same thing with the small butterfly. The tag was finished off with a pink sequin and a shiny blue ribbon.

Stamps: STAMPlorations, Fowl Play, Big Dreamer & a butterfly from Brave One
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; SU, wisteria wonder
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched traditional tags
Pens: Copic, C0, C1, YG13, YG23, RV17, RV55, RV63, B12, B14, B18,

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

And keep crafting!

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Monday, 18 March 2019

Monday Moment

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


Here's my card:

As it was a coffee themed card I decided to stick with some shades of brown and make a monochrome card. I started by stamping the coffee container and greeting and then looked to see how I could incorporate the butterflies from the sketch. One was stamped straight onto the coffee label and the other was fussy cut and added onto a sweep of florals.

Although the left hand strip from the sketch is something I usually love to add to my cards I decided to miss it out on this particular card - just seemed too much this time.

Stamps: STAMPlorations, Brave One; Uniko, I Love Coffee
Inks: SU, baked brwon suagar & chocolate chip
Pens: Copic, E00, E33, E35, E37, E43

Huge thanks for visiting my blog today, I really apprciate you taking the time.

And keep crafting!

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