Friday 31 May 2019

Tag You're It Guest Designer

I'm super delighted to be here today with my second spot as Guest Designer at Tag You're It.

I love those dainty flowers and the beautiful colours and this tag came together in no time at all.

I stamped and coloured the little girl and then hand cut her. I paper pieced the dress and then added a background tag using the same paper. I thought the flowers and colours really picked up on the challenge graphic. I added a really apt greeting down the side of the top tag.

I popped her up onto foam pads and then added a trio of matching coloured ribbons to tie the two tags together.

Stamps MFT, Love You A bunch
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched traditional tags
Pens: Copic, C0, C3, Y18, Y35, YR15, E000, R20, R22, R24, B02, B04, BV01, BV11, RV55, RV63

Will you be playing along with the Tag You're It Challenge? I love creating tags and the challenge creating on a smaller scale provides. Do go check out the DT cards over on the Tag You're It blog - HERE - they're amazing!

Huge thanks for dropping by today, hope you'll come back again soon.

And keep crafting!

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CAS on Friday Guest Designer

I'm super delighted to be here today to share a card I made as Guest Designer at CAS on Friday.

For your blog
The theme is Birds and I used those quirky and fun chickies from STAMPlorations for my card.

I simply stamped the birds in a row - do you know I love things in a row, must be something to do with my tidy gene! I then added a splotch of colour to each bird using a stamp from STAMPlorations Art Marks.

Stamps: STAMPlorations, Fowl Play, Art Marks
Inks: Verafine Calir, nocturne; Memento, lady bug, dandelion, danube blue

I know the DT from CAS on Fridays will have created wonderful inspiration for you to get your ideas flowing. Check them all out HERE.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day while you keep crafting!

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Uniko Challenge Reminder

I'm here today to remind you about the challenge that's going on at Uniko.

For this reminder post I decided not to go with the masculine twist and created a water coloured card using the new Butterfly Designer Die as a focal point.

I started by preparing a water coloured background and stamping over it with the French Script. I then stamped and die cut the large butterfly and used watered brusho colours to paint it.

The butterfly was mounted onto foam pads and placed upon a circle die cut before adding to the card. A liberal coat of sparkly Wink of Stella was added. I finished off the card with a hand cut sentiment and a trio of clear gems.

Stamps: Uniko, English Country Garden Butterflies, Large Background French Script, Simply Said Birthday, Happy Succulents
Inks: Brusho, turquoise, yellow & ultramarine; SU, mint macaron; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Dies: Uniko, English Country Garden Butterflies; MFT Die-namics, double stitched circles
Embellishments: Wink of Stella, clear; Pretty Pink Posh, clear gems

Don't forget to join in and play with this oh so easy Uniko Challenge - there are fabulous prizes to be won! Check it all out HERE.

Massive thanks for dropping by today, it's been the greatest pleasure to have your company.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday 29 May 2019

Wednesday Words

Hey! Today I have a card to share that has plenty of smooth empty 'white' space, but it's not white! Did you know that 'white' space doesn't have to be white? Surprised me too when I first learnt that!

I'm entering my card into two challenges - Time Out and Less is More.

Here's that card:

I started by heat embossing the gorgeous chrysanthemum from Uniko - I always feel really pleased with myself once I've typed chrysanthemum, such a tricky one to spell! Then I used my Prismacolor pencils to add colour. Love how bright and vibrant they look even when colouring on dark card.

Stamps: Uniko, Pure Florals Chrysanthemum
Inks: Versamark claear + Ranger superfine white embossing powder
Prismacolor pencils: crimson red, pale vermilion, orange, canary yellow

Huge thanks for looking today, I'm really very chuffed to have had your company.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday 28 May 2019

Tuesday Talk

I'm joining in with the STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge today


And I've exciting news too! I've been accepted onto the STAMPlorations Digi Stamp Guest Designer team from June to September. How cool is that?

So of course I've used a STAMPlorations digi stamp for my card - and it's a freebie one too! Find it HERE.

I also added in a STAMPlorations greeting and a trio of butterflies to finish off the card.

Stamps: STAMPlorations, cupcake , blooms & coffeee digi, Buttercups & butterflies, Fond Expressions 2
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; SU, sahara sand
Pens: Copic, B000, B01, E43, E44, E47, E50, E51, YG11, YG13, R81, RV63, RV55, RV66, W0, W1, C0, C1; Wink of Stella clear

Thanks so much for looking today, I love having company on my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Monday 27 May 2019

Monday Moment

Today I'm sharing a card I created for the Weekend Workout on the AAA Cards fb group. Have you joined this group yet? We're a very friendly bunch and we have three fun events each month - a card exchange, a card lottery and a weekend workout challenge - and lots of chatter too. come on over and give it a go!

Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting, chess and table

This Weekend Workout challenge was to make a card using only black and white. Here's my take:

I used Uniko's Life Is A Song. I know music brings a whole spectrum of colour into people's lives, but I was thinking more along the lines that sheet music is usually black and white.

Stamps: Uniko, Life is a Song
Ink: Versafine Clair, nocturne

Enormous thanks for dropping by today, it's always more fun when I get company.

And keep crafting!

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Sunday 26 May 2019

AAA Cards 5th Birthday


AAA Cards is 5 years old and I've been there from the start!

As usual there is a huge celebration with lots of ways to win prizes from lots of amazingly generous sponsors. Just take a look:

Here's a round up of how you can be in with a chance to win:

Of course I made a card to celebrate!

It uses goodies from Uniko, one of our first ever sponsors and a cut file from the Silhouette Cameo Studio.

Cut File: Silhouette Cameo Studio, 5
Dies: Uniko, Big & Bold Wish
Pens: Copic, RV55, Y38

No Treasure Hunt picture to find on my blog, but it's definitely worth leaving me a comment as there will be one random pick from all the comments to win one of the sponsor prizes.

Here's the hop list to help you on your way or you can just go back to the challenge blog  - HERE.

Jane - that's me!

Thanks so much for your time today. Good luck everyone, I hope you're a winner!

And keep crafting!

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Saturday 25 May 2019

Saturday Spot

Today I'm playing along with the colours from CAS Colours & Sketches.

Here's my card:

I started by stamping the outline of the large smile word and then added the halftone colour inside - love this stamp! Then I stamped the rest of the greeting and added the flower just above.

Stamps: Altenew, Halftone Smile, Heart Flowers
Inks: SU, pumpkin pie, coastal cabana, daffodil delight; Versafine Clair, nocturne

Short and sweet today, in a hurry to play with some new digis from STAMPlorations and my head is buzzing with ideas! Thanks so much for dropping by, hope to see you come back again soon.

And keep crafting!

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Friday 24 May 2019

Tag You're It Guest Designer

I'm super delighted to be Guest Designing with Tag You're It today. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

And what a pretty inspiration image to use as a starting point.

I used a host of colours from the graphic and a whole bunch of stamps from Uniko. This was one of those I don't want to stop stamping kind of projects and I really enjoyed creating it.

I finished my tag off with a trio of ribbons and a fairly generic sentiment as I'm not sure how it will be used yet.

Stamps: Uniko, Wonderful Day, Mid Century Modern Florals, Fun Flowers, Simply Said II, Happy Succulents
Inks: SU, wisteria wonder, elegant eggplant, mint macaron, emerald envy, pirouette pink, rose red, daffodil delight, tangerine tango, lemon lime twist; Memento, lilac posies, grape jelly, tuxedo black
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched traditional tags
Enamel dots & ribbon from my stash

I know the Tag You're It DT will have loads of gorgeous inspiration tags for you to feast your eyes on. Check them all out HERE.

Thanks so much for spending some of your precious time looking at my blog today, I really appreciate it.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday 23 May 2019

Thursday Thoughts

Just squeezing a card into the challenge at CAS Stencil!

I have a huge stack of patterned paper pads that don't get used nowhere near enough so today's card is a tiny step to rectifying that.

I chose a paper that looked like it was a meadow with hills and sky and then placed an ARTplorations flower stencil on top. I used distress oxides to ink through and made sure there was a good layer of ink as the background greens are quite dark. I was really excited when I lifted the stencil and saw the result!

I then die the panel into a smaller stitched rectangle, added a sentiment and matted the whole thing onto a dark green card base.

Stamps: Uniko, Birthday Sentiments
Inks: Ranger distress oxide, squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry, wilted violet; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today, you know I always love to have you visit.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday 22 May 2019

Wednesday Words

I'm playing along with the challenge at CAS on Friday today.   I was lucky enough to be chosen as a winner with my all white card in their last challenge - HERE. Thanks so much CAS on Friday!

The new challenge theme is USE POLKADOTS and this is my card:

This was such a simple and easy card to create. I stamped the balloon onto some polka dot card, die cut it and raised it up with foam pads. I  then stamped the greeting, the balloon string and some confetti and called it done!

Stamps: Sunny Studio, Bold Balloons
Ink: Versafine Clair, nocturne; SU, berry burst, sweet sugarplum
DieSunny Studio, Bold Balloons
Polka dot card from my stash

Your visit to my blog has been greatly appreciated, thank you for your time.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday 21 May 2019

Tuesday Talk

Today I'm sharing a card I created using the picture inspiration from Cutplorations.

I used the colours and the background textures to inspire my card.

I die cut the polaroid frame and placed it on the card front to help me decide where to stamp the background images. I then die cut the bird and placed them on top of the frame.

I chose an uplifting sentiment quote that I thought matched and stamped it under the frame.

Stamps: STAMPlorations, New Beginnings; Uniko, Background Blocks Graffiti, Wonderful Day, Mid Century Modern Florals
Inks: SU, sahara sand, crushed curry; Memento, teal zeal, tuxedo black
Dies: MFT Die-namics, polaroid shaker frame; Unknown, birds on a branch

Huge thanks for looking today. I really appreciate your visit to my blog.

And keep crafting!

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