Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Tuesday Talk

I've a really cute and very spotty card to share today. I'm playing along at Crazy for CAS where they'd like you to CASE the given card.  Many thanks to my friend Maaike for helping with with the translation of this challenge.


And here's my card:

As you can see I picked up on all the dotty spotty elements! I also followed the layout, just rotating it to portrait, and as the owl on the original is so cute I also chose a cute stamp.

I paper pieced the little girl which took me a while to figure out how to do it. After a few failed attempts I eventually realised I needed to fussy cut her head and plaits so that I could get the umbrella paper in behind them!

Stamps: MFT, Rain or Shine
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, E000, R20, BG32, BG34, E59, Y13, E33, E35, E37

I'm so pleased to have had your company today, thanks so much for visiting my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Monday, 18 June 2018

Monday Moment

My card today is for the lovely theme of Friendship at Less is More.

I couldn't resist those Precious Remembrance Shop new goodies sitting on my craft desk and used them for my card:

I just love their modern and funky look - so different from most of my other stamping supplies. For this card i stamped off the first layer of ink to achieve the slightly faded and sketchy look I was after. Then I stamped the LOL circle and sentiment in black using my misti to get a good strong contrast to the background stamping.

I finished off this card with a plainf pink strip down the left hand side. But then i didn't want to pack away these stamps, so I went ahead a created another smaller card - the perfect size for a Project Life scrapbook page.

Supplies: Stamps: Precious Remembrance Shop, Little Things
Inks: SU, melon mambo, tempting turquoise; Memento, tuxedo black
Die: MFT Dienamics, double stitched rectangles

Thanks so much for your time today, it always make me smile to think folks have dropped by my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Sunday Spot

Today I'm sharing a card I made using the sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches and the colours from Winnie & Walter.


Here's my card:

I decided to use yellow card to die cut the word celebrate and then stacked it up and heat embossed it a couple of times with hologram powder. I then stamped and heat embossed the rose strip in white and added the three pinky shades on top with an ink duster.

I felt it needed a little more yellow so I stencilled a splodge of colour on the base card before adhering the strip and die cut word on top. I finished off with a trio of pink enamel dots.

Stamps: Winnie & Walter Scenery Bed of Roses
Inks: SU, cherry cobbler, real red, melon mambo, daffodil delight; Versamark clear + Ranger Superfine white & Funstamps Hologram embossing powders
Die1: Winnie & Walter Cutaways, Celebrate
Stencil: Uniko, Pure Florals Chrysthanthemum
Embellishments: enamel dots from my stash

Huge thanks for dropping by my blog today, you know I love to have your company.

And keep crafting!

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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Saturday Slot

Today I've made a card using my newly arrived Precious Remembrance Shop stamps - so totally cool! And since I smooshed the background inks I'm popping it into the Mix It Up Challenge - a new one for me discovered via a blog friend and DT there Cathy Frailey.


Here's my card:

And this card is so totally me! But it's not CAS I hear you cry, well let me explain. It's a complete indulgence of colours for a start. And then that word 'totally' - I must type that zillions of times when I leave comments around blogland. And the final destination for this card is going to be a scrapbook page, my favourite way to craft.

I'm just so smitten by these stamps, love their Aztec vibe and I don't care a jot that it cost me an extra £14.00 in custom charges!

Stamps: Precious Remembrance Shop, Totally
Inks: Ranger ditress, picked raspberry, wilted violet; Versafine, onyx black
Die: Lil'nker, stitched mats rectangles

Well thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I totally love it so much more when I have company.

And keep crafting!

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Friday, 15 June 2018

CAS Mix Up Challenge Reminder Guest Designer

I'm here today to remind you about the challenge going on at CAS Mix Up and to complete my Guest Designer spot there.

The technique for this challenge is layered embossing which gives such a richness, depth and vibrancy of colour. If you've never tried this technique before - and I hadn't until this challenge - I really recommend you have a play, you'll be delighted with its look.

For this reminder post I've used Uniko stamps and a Winnie & Walter die and given them a fresh new look that really sparkles and shines.

I stamped and coloured the Uniko bloom and then die cut it plus a couple of plain layers. I then swiped a Versamark ink pad all over before heat embossing using hologram powder. I repeated this embossing technique two more times.

The happy die cut was treated in much the same way, except that I use pearl plum embossing powder for the first layer and then the hologram powder for the next two layers. I just love how sparkly and bold the effect of this technique is.

Stamps: Uniko, Originally Organic, Originally organic additions, Simply Said Birthday
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; Versafine, clear + Funstamps embossing powder, pearl plum & hologram; SU, elegant eggplant
Dies: Winnie & Walter Cutaways, happy
Pens: Copic, V15, V17, BG32, BG34

Thank you so much for looking at my blog today, your visits always make my day. And thank you so much to CAS Mix Up for inviting me to Guest Design with them and introducing me to layered embossing!

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm feeling in holiday mood and playing along with Time Out.


Here in the UK holidays means a vacation and not so much Christmas, Easter etc. So I went with a beach theme for my card:

I started by die cutting the stitched rectangle and then stamped the images. I chose some bright summery primary colours. I think the beach hut is so iconic to UK beaches and flip flops are a holiday essential!

I then picked some stripy paper to mat the base card onto - sort of reminded me of all the deckchairs and beach shop canopies - and raised the die cut rectangle with some funky foam. 

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, On The Beach
Inks: SU, tempting turquoise, real red, daffodil delight; Memento, tuxedo black
Die: MFT Dienamics, double stitched rectanges

So pleased to have had your company today, thanks so much for dropping by.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Wednesday Words

There is so much going on over at STAMPlorations at the moment my head is in a total spin! Today I'm CASEing the wonderful Shery the talented and super friendly owner of STAMPlorations.


And here's my version:

I've changed up the colour to a rose pink but I've achieved variations in the shade by stamping off onto scrap paper for some of the images and also inking through a stencil which gives different intensities of ink.

I've used a whole bunch of Uniko stamps, but particularly chose the THANKS to echo the outline sentiment on Shery's card.

Stamps: Uniko, Decorative Doilies The Hands Of Time, Bee Happy, English Country Garden Butterflies, Large French Script BG, All Occasion Sentiments #6, Paradise Hummingbird
Ink: SU, berry burst
Stencil: Uniko, Lattice
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles

I'm so pleased you dropped by today, my blog is always more fun when I get visitors.

And keep crafting!

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