Monday, 22 April 2019

Monday Moment

How very bright and eye catching are the new colours from CAS Colours & Sketches this week!

Of course I just had to join in!

I did a bit of masking to get an extra layer of buttercups to this STAMPlorations stamp and then added the red and yellow splodges using another stamp.

Although there are butterflies included in the buttercup stamp set they are solid and I wanted a more airy feel. So I went with these outline butterflies to bring in the colour blue from the swatch.

Stamps: STAMPlorations, Buttercups & butterflies, Brave One, Art Marks
Inks: SU, blueberry bushel, real red, crushed curry; Memento, tuxedo black

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

And keep crafting!

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Sunday, 21 April 2019

Sunday Slot

So how have your egg hunts been going? We've got one planned for later today with my grandson so I'm hoping the weather stays settled.

I'm sharing a little tag today as my final foray into Easter themed crafting for a while. It's going into the challenge at Tag You're It.

Here it is:

This was such a fun tag to create and I'm loving the cheeky bunny stamp from Clearly Besotted. I die cut the stitched tag and then stamped the two background eggs and greeting. I completed the background by using a stencil for the clouds and my Copic pens for the grass.

The bunny was coloured, hand cut and popped up on foam pads.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Hoppy Easter
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched traditional tags
Stencil MFT, mini cloud edges
Pens: Copic, RV02, RV55, RV63, RV65, Y35, Y38,YG23, C1; Sakura gelly roll, white

It's been so much fun having you visit my blog today, thanks so much for your time.

And keep crafting!

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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Saturday Spot

Today I've a scrapbook page to share and it uses the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.

Here's my little star featured on a page:

Totally obsessed with lego at the moment and needing only the tiniest bit of help with the smallest pieces. Give him the instructions and he follows them carefully - we are so impressed with his concentration skills!

I used mainly items from Cocoa Vanilla, boys rule for this page. The large star was hand drawn and cut and is a bit wonky, but that all adds to the interest - well that's what I'm telling my self. I used a fine pen and ruler to draw the outlines.

Papers: Cocoa Vanilla, Boys Rule; Bella Blvd, Secrets of the Sea
Alphas: Hobbycraft, chipboard chunky; Lilybee design, pinwheel; Simple Stories, So Fancy, Winter Wonderland
Stickers: Cocoa Vanilla, Boys Rule; Ppaerchase, puffy hearts & star; Elle's Studio, puffy shapes & dots; YNS, gumdrops

That's me done for today. Off out into the garden today while the sun shines and maybe sneak in a first barbecue for this year. Thanks so much for looking.

And keep crafting!

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Friday, 19 April 2019

Friday Focus

Today I'm playing along with the CAS Stencil Challenge. This month it's all about using embossing pastes or gels with your stencils.

Here's my card:

I made the stencilled panel first by using embossing paste through the Atomic Starbursts stencil from A Colorful Life. Once this was dry I then replaced the stencil over the paste and sprinkled on some Brusho powders and spritzed it with water.

I cut a frame for the embossed panel using two sizes of square dies. The sentiment was then stamped  and I also stamped and hand cut a flower from the same Visible Image set. I popped this up onto a foam pad for extra dimension.

Here's a close up look at that embossed stencil pattern. So cool!

Stencil: A Colorful Life Designs, Atomic Starbursts
Embossing: Dreamweaver paste
Inks: Brusho, turquoise, ultramarine; Memento, tuxedo black
Stamp: Visible image, Random Act of Kindness
Die: Lawn Fawn, large stitched square stackables
Pens: copic, B02, BV01, BV11

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

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 18 April 2019

Thursday Thoughts

I'm playing along with the CAS Challenge at STAMPlorations today.

And I've used the optional colour twist as I think it looks so sophisticated and stylish:

I used the very beautiful Blossom Sprays #2 and stamped it slightly off the edge using a dark navy ink, then got to work with my Copic pens. This image is a delight to colour!

I finished the card off by matting it onto dark blue card stock and adding five - yes five not three -clear gems.

Stamps: STAMPlorations, Blossom Sparays #2; Sentiment from MFT Adorable Elephants
Ink: SU, night of navy
Pens: Copic, C1, C3, C5, BV04, BV17, BV29, B23, B24, B26, B29, B39

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

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Wednesday Words

Poppies are one of my all time favourite flowers to see growing in the hedgerows and fields so of course I had to join in with the challenge at CAS Watercolour this month.

Here's my little card:

I started by stamping and heat embossing the poppies and sentiment. Then I used an acrylic block as a palette, added some ink and water and used a paint brush to allow the colour to flow out round the stamped images.

I quite like the modern look of this rough watercolour technique and as it needs no real artisitc talent to achieve was perfect for me.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Remember
Ink: Versamark, clear + Ranger superfine black embossing powder; SU, real red, cherry cobbler, old olive

So thrilled to have you visit my blog today, thanks so much for your company.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Tuesday Talk

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the April CUTplorations challenge.

Here's my card:

I've seen so many cards around blogland using the camouflaged die cut greeting that I decided to give it a try for my card. I started by stamping the row of butterflies and colouring them using the colours from the inspiration photo and then used a rectangular die to cut them into a panel.

Next I die cut the good luck from this panel and then raised it up by cutting three more layers before popping it back into the hole. It's so camouflaged it can hardly be seen and it's certainly very difficult to photograph to show it - I obviously need more practise with this technique!

Stamps: STAMPlorations, Flutter Zen Row
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Dies: CUTplorations, Good Luck; Lil'inker, stitched mats long & skinny rectangles
Pens: Copic, Y35, YG23, BG01, R22, R59

Thanks so much for your time today, I'm so pleased you spent some of it looking at my blog.

And keep crafting!

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