Tuesday 12 April 2016

Tuesday Talk

My Isle of Man family went home on Sunday after a lovely week's visit so I decided the only way to fill the quiet and space that they leave was to magic away a few hours in my craftroom. So today's share is one of the cards I created to lift my spirits.

I'm entering it into three challenges - Addicted To CAS, Happy Little Stampers Christmas and Additcted to Stamps and More.

http://www.addictedtocas.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/challenge-85-inlaid-dies.html    http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2016/04/hls-april-christmas-challenge.html   http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/challenge-188-holiday.html

Here's my card:

I used three different dies and inlaid them all to produce a flat postal friendly card. The scene ball was brushed with blue ink and then stamped and the circular frame was brushed over with a mixture of blue and purple ink. The star was cut from purple glitter card.

The sentiment and one curved corner completed my card.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Set the Scene; Kaisercraft, Magic of Christmas
Inks: Memento, grape jelly, Paris dusk, tuxedo black
Dies: Clearly Besotted, Set the Scene; Lawn Fawn, large stitched circle stackables; Di-namics, Lucky Stars

I'm also sharing a card I made recently for a Card Chain Challenge.  This is such a fun way to link up with crafters across the world and actually make a card with someone definitely in mind. The recipient in Spain has now received it so it's ok to share with everyone. April was my first try at this and I've already signed up for May. Here's my card:

Stamps:Penny Black, Purrfect Day
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; SU tangelo twist, crisp cantaloupe, so saffron
Promarkers: khaki, soft peach, peach, burnt orange, vanilla

Thanks so much for your time today, I really appreciate your visit to my blog. 

And keep crafting!

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  1. Fabulous cards Jane and loving all your inky blending and colours! A fantastic and magical Christmas scene on the first one and thanks for playing along at ATCAS with it. Sarah xx

  2. Both cards are great Jane !

  3. You snow globe is terrific and perfect for the challenge. Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

  4. A duo of delightful cards, Jane! The inking and colouring on your kitten card: so impressive! Lucky person who receives that gem! Your inlaid-dies snowglobe: sooo pretty! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!

  5. Pretty cards!! The snow globe is so cool!!

  6. love the color combo on your Christmas card - thanks for sharing your creation at ATSM

  7. Two fabulous cards, Jane! Beautiful inlaid die cutting on your Christmas card, and I love how you inked and colored your 2nd card, too! So happy you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS and ATSM!

  8. Jane, both of your cards are so pretty! How smart is to use inlaid die cuts to avoid multiple paper layers! Many thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

  9. Hi Jane, love the inlay work on #1 with the wonderful scene you've created with these die cuts. Thanks for joining in at the April HLS Die Cuts challenge. Also very much enjoyed seeing the cute #2 with the fab sponged circles - showing off this delightful kitty. Just became your newest follower, and hope you'll find time to visit


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