Thursday 20 December 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm playing along with Inkspirational.

Here's my card:

The feathers in a vase and the red and green grapes were the things that jumped out at me from the photo prompt. I also saw a lot of gold so I added some golden sparkle to the fern. And I went very CAS even though the photo is very busy!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Simple silhouettes & Scrumptious Script; Precious Remembrance Shop, DIY
Inks: Versafine Calir, nocturne; SU real red,lemon lime twist

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

I'm going to take a bit of a break from blogging over the Christmas period. So I'm wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and I'll see you again in the New Year.

But make sure you keep crafting!

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Wednesday 19 December 2018

Wednesday Words

I was lucky enough to win a prize with my tag for last month's TAGplorations Challenge and today I'm sharing a Christmas tag to pop into their December challenge.

I've used STAMPlorations stamps on this tag:

I started by stamping the large greeting using a Kaleidacolor ink pad.  I then added a cluster of presents underneath and added colour to the ribbons choosing colours to tie in with the greeting. And as it's a Christmas tag I added some sparkle with a gelly roll pen

Stamps: STAMPlorations, Typografia Christmas, Warm Hands Warm Hearts
Inks: Kaleidacolor, Desert Heat; Versafine Calir, nocturne
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched traditional tags
Pens: Copiic R29, R24; Sakura gelly roll, clear star

Thanks so much for looking today, it's always a pleasure to have your company here on my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday 18 December 2018

Tuesday Talk

Today I'm excited to be sharing a card I entered into the Craft Stamper magazine's Ready Set Stamp Card Gallery.  Imagine my absolute delight when it was accepted for publication!

Here's my card:

I used Clearly Besotted stamps and created a fun little snowy scene.

Here's the page from the magazine:

Yay! How exciting is that!

Thanks so much for joining me today and helping me celebrate my card being published.

And keep crafting!

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Monday 17 December 2018

Monday Moment

I'm back playing at STAMPlorations again today, this time for their CAS card challenge.

Here's my card:

I used several different shades of green on my card starting with the main wreath stamp. I then added some of the smaller elements to build up the depth and thickness of the wreath. I finished off wit just a few touches of red to lighten up all the greens.

Stamps: Uniko, Rustic Wreath, Backgroud Builders Vines Winter Additions
Inks: Altenew, lagoon, volcana lake, mountain mist; SU, emerld envy, tranquil tide, cherry cobbler; Versafine Clair, nocturne

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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Sunday 16 December 2018

Sunday Slot

I'm playing along with CAS Colours & Sketches today.

I chose the sketch from February 27th, Challenge #261

Here's my Christmas version:

I used Uniko's Jolly Christmas Santa, coloured him simply with two reds and then hand cut him. I popped both the Santa and the greeting up on foam pads for added dimension.

Stamps: Uniko, Jolly christmas, Simply Said blocks Christmas
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, R29, R39; Sakura gelly roll, white

Quick and simple, loads of empty white space - just the way I like it!

Thanks for popping in today, it's been fabulous to have your company.  And keep crafting!

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Saturday 15 December 2018

Saturday Spot

Today I'm playing along with the STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch Challenge.


Now that's a very interesting and unusual sketch! Here's what I came up with:

I also incorporated the BIG WORDS element as well as the sketch layout. The large stamp pretty well encompassed the twist element from the sketch and I also added some extra little stamps and gemstones.

Stamps: Uniko, Snowflake Serenade, Big & Bold Snow
Inks: SU, tempting turquoise, night of navy
Pen: Copic, B00
Gemstones from my stash

Huge thanks for visiting my blog today, I really hope you'll come again another day.

And keep crafting!

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Friday 14 December 2018

Friday Focus

Just squeezing this card into the CAS Mix Up Challenge that closes tomorrow.

Here it is:

I used the new Wonderful Day stamp set from Uniko and heat embossed the flowers and leaves with a bright white embossing powder.  Then I sprinkled a little brusho powder over it and spritzed it to spread the colours. Most of the brusho ran off the embossed sections, but I finished off the process by polishing it up with a tissue once it was all dry.

Stamps: Uniko, Wonderful Day
Inks: WOW! embossing + Opaque bright white suoer fine embossing powder; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Die: MFT Die-namics, double stitched rectangles

Thanks so much for dropping by today, it's always lovely to have your company.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday 13 December 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Dropping in quickly today to share a card I made for CAS Christmas and only just noticed their early closing date this month!

Here's my card:

It's such a simple little card and so easy to create. And isn't that what we all need at this time of year?

Stamps: Uniko, Christmas Pop, Most Wonderful, Background Builders Seeing Stars
Ink: Versafine Clair, nocturne
Star gem from my stash

Thanks so much for looking today, hope to see you again another day.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday 11 December 2018

Uniko December New Release Blog Hop

I'm so pleased you dropped by today as I'm showcasing the Uniko December new release.

There are three stamp sets and two stencils in this release and you are so going to love them all.



First up is a wonderful new addition to the Pure Florals series of stamp sets. If you love big and bold flower stamps this set will get you very excited.

For my card I dug out an old Spellbinders die and cut it in dark green and then used it as a mat for a white circle. The largest peony was stamped, coloured using Copic pens and then hand cut and mounted on pads before adhering to the circular mat.

The greeting was stamped onto white card and then the whole thing matted onto the dark green card.

Stamps: Uniko, Pure Florals: Peony
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne
Pens: Copic, G94, G99, V12, V15, E000
Die: Spellbinders, lacey circles & standard circles small

My next card showcases my personal favourite from this release - Snowflake Serenade. This is perfect for those last minute Christmas cards as you can just stamp and go!

Once stamped all I did was add a few touches of colour and some small adhesive gems before adhering to a plain white card base.

Stamps: Uniko, Snowflake Serenade
Ink: Versafine Clair, nocturne
Pens: Copic, G28, E000
Gems: Papermania, iridescent

A beautiful layering stamp set is coming up next - Wonderful Day.  This set is just so versatile and colours can be used in a variety of different combinations. For my card I went with a trio of Altenew  pinks.

I kept this card nice and CAS to allow the beauty of the stamps to shine.

Stamps:Uniko, Wonderful Day
Inks: Altenew, rose quartz, puffy heart, purple wine

I'm finishing off with a pair of cards which follow the same design using the two stencils from this release - In The Forest and Let It Snow.

I used some blue polka dot card, added the stencil on top and inked with distress oxides. I then stamped a greeting from Festive Sentiments onto a stitched rectangular die cut and popped it on top and matted the whole thing onto a white card base.

Stencils: Uniko, In The Forest, Let It Snow
Stamp: Uniko, Festive Sentiments
Inks: Ranger distress oxide, TREE - salty ocean, cracked pistachio, SNOWFLAKES - faded jeans, wilted violet, salty ocean
Die: MFT Die-namics, double stitched rectangles

Well I'm sure you're now itching to get these goodies into your baskets. So I'll just leave you with the blog hop order in case you fancy the chance to win the entire release by leaving comments as you go.

Jane - that's me

Huge thanks for visiting my blog today.  Good luck and remember to keep crafting!

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Monday 10 December 2018

Happy Little Stampers December ATC Challenge

I'm here today to tell you all about the December atc challenge that's starting at Happy Little Stampers. The theme is PETS

Here's my card:

I started by stamping the cat and dog and then masked them off so that I could apply a stencil background behind them. I coloured the pet images using my Prismacolor pencils and then finished off by adding sticker phrases.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Best Friends
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; Ranger distress, faded jeans, lucky clover
Colours: Prismacolor pencils; Copic, C!
Stickers: AC, Maggie Holmes

If you're interested in swapping atcs can i suggest you check out this facebook group run by Kylie of Happy Little Stampers. I've already swapped quite a few atcs there and there is a monthly challenge  too.

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

And keep crafting!

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