Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Happy Little Stampers September Spotlight

Today I am joining in with the Monthly Spotlight at Happy Little Stampers.

This month it's the turn of Mix Mash:

This is one of those stamp sets that you keep returning to time and again. And I have to say I've never been disappointed with the cards I've created with it or disliked any cards I've seen round blogland that have used it. It's just a brilliant and must have stamp set.

Stamps: HLS, Mix Mash
Inks: SU, emerald envy, blueberry bushel, melon mambo, tempting turquoise
Sequins from my stash

Do go take a peek at the HLS blog and be totally impressed by the the other DT makes there. I'm sure this set will be jumping into your basket!

Thanks for your time today, it's been fun having your company.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

CC&S September Guest Designer 3

Today I'm guesting at CAS Colours & Sketches again and this is my third slot of the month with them. It's a colour challenge this week and a really fabulous trio too!

So I got to thinking that these colours would be perfect for an Autumn themed card and since Autumn and its beautiful colours is my most favourite time of the year I followed my heart.

I used the gorgeous skeleton leaf stamps from Precious Remembrance Shop and the orange and purple shades from the colour swatch. I then matted it all onto some green card stock to bring in the final colour.

Stamps: Precious Remembrance Shop, Fall Colors
Inks: SU, pumpkin pie, fresh fig

I'm curious to know how you will use these colours. The CC&S DT have some amazing examples to get you all fired up and inspired so do go take a look and then get crafting.

Thanks for your time today. I feel so privileged that you spent some of it visiting my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Sunday, 16 September 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #124 - Imagine

I'm so pleased you dropped by today as I'm sharing my card for the new challenge that's started at AAA Cards.

When I was thinking about this theme I obviously had the John Lennon song whirling round my head and a card wishing for peace was my first thought. But at the time I was creating my card we were in the middle of a heat wave and the idea of imagining myself somewhere snowy was just so appealing. and that's what I went with.

Well now it's September it is a little chilly outside and looking at this card makes me remember how much I struggled with the heat this summer and reminds me to be grateful for cooler weather and not complain! Also the whole idea of an igloo decorated with Christmas lights is just so much fun to imagine.

Winnie & Walter are our sponsors for this challenge and the stamps I used were from their lovely Seasons Tweetings set. We also have the wonderful Izzy from izzyscrap Guest Designing with us - you won't want to miss her beautiful card!

Stamps: Winnie & Walter, Seasons Tweetings
Inks:  SU, smoky slate; Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, W1, W3, B00, R29, Y18, YG17; Wink of Stella clear

If you're still needing a little more inspiration about how to tackle this theme be sure to head on over to AAA Cards and check out how the rest of the DT have interpreted it.

Huge thanks for visiting today, I always love to have your company.

And keep crafting!

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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Uniko Re-visit Blog Hop

Today Uniko is having a bloghop to revisit an older stamp set. Well actually several stamp sets and a couple of stencils too!

Simply Said Blocks

Simply Said Blocks II

My first share is a tag with Halloween in mind:

I used Prismacolor pencils to colour through the Scattered Polka Dots stencil, some on white and some on black card stock. I moved the stencil around to get a good coverage of spots.

I used the outline stamp from Uniko Style to make my ghostie, added a sentiment and some ribbon and called it done.

Stamps: Uniko, Simply Said Blocks, Uniko Style
Stencil: Uniko, Scattered Polka Dots
Ink:Memento, tuxedo black
Die MFT Die-namics, stitched traditional tags
Colours: Prismacolor

My next card has clean lines and would be suitable for those difficult to create for males.

I added a strip of silver sparkle card matted onto dark blue card and popped a sentiment on top.

Stamps: Uniko, Scattered Polkadots Large Background, Simply Said Blocks II
Ink: SU, blueberry bushel

My final card takes me back to those favourite purple shades.

I took three shades of purple and moved the stamp slightly as I added each colour. the whole thing was die cut and matted onto matching purple card stock.

I finished off with a sentiment and heart strip from Simply Said Blocks.

Stamps: Uniko, Scattered Polka Hearts Large Background, Simply Said Blocks, Simply Said Blocks II
Inks: SU, pink pirouette, sweet sugarplum, berry blaze
Die: Lawn Fawn, large stitched square stackables; Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles

Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win a Uniko £20 eGift Certificate. You have until Midnight (GMT) until midnight BST Saturday 22nd Sept 2018 to comment.

Thanks so much for looking today and good luck with the commenting prize opportunity.

And keep crafting!

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Friday, 14 September 2018

Friday Focus

I have a bright and fun card to share today. I made it for a friend who's birthday is coming up later this month and it's going into the challenge at CAS Mix Up.

I used a set of Stampin Up Stampin' Write markers to ink up my focal stamp.

I inked up each one a time using my misti tool so that I could add extra layers of ink. This technique of using marker pens instead of ink pads always gives a bit more of a sketchy feel even with several layers of stamping, but I still think it looks cool!

I finished off my card with a loopy font sentiment and a partial matting onto red card stock.

Stamps: Concord & 9th, Birthday Stacks
Inks: SU, Brights Stampin'write markers; Memento, tuxedo black

Huge thanks for spending some time looking at my blog today, your visit is greatly appreciated.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the challenge at Less is More.

And no big surprise that my extra colour is a shade of purple.

I started by stamping the floral spray in black onto white card stock - that's my black and white sorted.

I then added some touches of colour to the larger blossoms and completely coloured all the tiny flower heads.  I finished off with a fairly generic sentiment so that this card can be used for many different occasions..

Stamps: STAMPlorations, Blossom Sparay #2; Clearly Besotted, Floral Fancy
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, V12

Thanks for your time today, I really appreciate you visiting my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Wednesday Words

Today I'm sharing a card I made combining two challenges. It uses The Paper Players colours and the CAS Christmas theme.


Here's my card:

It uses my all time favourite wreath stamp from Uniko, I've yet to see one that matches its delicacy and beauty.

I love this combination of colours and added in rose red as my extra choice.

Stamps: Uniko, Rustic Wreath
Inks: SU, blackberry bliss, mint macaron, crumb cake, rose red

I'm so pleased you came to visit my blog today, huge thanks!

And keep crafting!

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