Sunday 30 June 2019

Sunday Spot

I'm here today to share a card I made for the Weekend Workout at AAA Cards facebook group.

The theme is to use multi colours on a CAS card.

Here's what I came up with:

I used the Festive Stripes stencil from A Colorful Life and as many distress oxide colours as I could!

I added a  sentiment  from Uniko's Birthday Wishes to complete my card.

Stamps: Uniko, Birthday Wishes
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; Ranger distress oxides, picked rasoberry, spiced marmalde, worn lipstick, salty ocean, peacock feathers, wilted violet, seedless preserves, twiste citron, squeezed lemonade, cracked pistachio.
Stencil: A Colorful Life, Festive Stripes
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And while I'm sharing fb things I thought I'd also add in a couple of ATCs that I created to take part in some events in the Happy ATC facebook group.

The first one is for the June lottery and the theme is Local Landmarks.

Image may contain: one or more people, people standing, cloud, sky, outdoor and text

I went with the London skyline, although London is not really that local to me just a very recognisable UK scene.

I used the new Clearly Besotted Scene It City stamp and couple of strips of washi tape. I coloured the background to make the buildings pop even more.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Scene It City
Ink: SU, night of navy
Pens: BV23, BV25, C0
Other: Washi & Wink of Stella, clear

The second card is for the June exchange where the theme is Happy Mail.

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I love the whole idea of happy mail and hardly ever refuse to take part in an opportunity to swap and share with other crafters around the world.

I used a couple of stamp sets and a bit of shading plus my favourite hot pink. 

Stamps: Neat & Tangled, Pretty Mail; Suagr Peas, Caring Hearts
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturen; SU, berry burst
Pens: Copic, C1, C3, C5

Huge thanks for dropping by my log today, i really do appreciate you taking the time.

And keep crafting!

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Saturday 29 June 2019

Saturday Slot

Today I'm sharing a tag I created that has interactive elements and is for the current challenge at Tag You're It.

Here's it is:

I started by using the fabulous Doodle Wheels stencil from A Colorful Life and a couple of sea green distress oxide inks to make a background.  I then die cut the tag.

My interactive elements are the two sea horses from Clearly Besotted that I popped up onto card springs so that they wobble when touched. Here's a little video to show their movement.

I finished off the tag with a greeting from Uniko and a trio of matching ribbons.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Sweet Seahorse; Uniko, Birthday Wishes
Inks: Ranger distress oxide, mermaid lagoon, twisted citron; Memento, tuxedo black
Die: MFT Di-namics, stitched traditionla tags
Stencil: A Colorful Life, Doodle Wheels
Pens: Copic, BG01, BG32, BG34, YG13, YG23; Winks of Stella, clear
Springs: Ppaermania
Ribbon from my stash
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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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Friday 28 June 2019

Friday Focus

Today I'm playing along with the challenge at Less Is More where the theme is One Layer with Spots.

And here is what I came up with:

Spotty flowers! I stamped the first flower in the corner and then masked it off to stamp the other two flowers.  I then added in a few spotty twigs and some random spots and finished it all off with a sentiment. Couldn't find a spotty sentiment, ha!

Stamps: Uniko, Fun Flowers & Wonderful Day
Inks: Colorbox, ocean, grape, blueberry, guava; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Pens: copic, B28, RV09

Thanks for looking, it's always more fun when you drop by.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday 27 June 2019

Thursday Thoughts

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Today I'm sharing a card I created using the sketch from The Paper Players.

Here's my card:

I started by masking off the strip on the right hand side and then used A Colorful Life's Wave stencil and two colours of distress oxide ink to create the sea background.

The images and greeting are from a couple of Clearly Besotted stamps sets and were stamped, die cut and coloured using Copic pens.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Under the Sea, Sweet Seajorse
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; Memento, tuxedo black; Ranger distress oxide, mermaid lagoon, twisted citron
Dies: Clearly Besotted, Under the Sea; MFT Die-namics, Stitched fishtail flag
Stencil: A Colorful Life, Waves
Pens: Copic, B01, B02, B04, YG23
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Thanks so much for your time today, I really appreciate your company.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday 26 June 2019

STAMPlorations Digi Inspiration


I'm back today with some more Guest Design inspiration for using the new digi stamps at STAMPlorations

STAMPlorations Digital Store

I'm using Fluttery Garden A2 Card Fronts, which is a set of 6 digis plus a bonus colouring sheet.

For my first project I decided to decorate a planner page. I took the colours from the planner and hand cut a couple of clusters to fit at the top and bottom of my page.

I stamped some sentiments and other elements using STAMPlorations goodies onto my page before adhering the digi clusters.

Here's some close ups of the two clusters to show all the beautiful detail.

This Artsy Doodled Border stamp set is just perfect for dividing up the page and looks super combined with the digis.

Stamps: STAMPlorations Digital Store, Fluttery Garden A2 card front 6; STAMPlorations, Artsy Doodled Borders, Subway Art builders Dare, Art Marks, Buttercups & Butterflies
Inks: SU, blushing bride, flirty flamingo, bermuda bay
Pens: Copic, G17, G28, BG32, BG34, C7, R14, R20, R21, R22, R37, R39

My second creation is a boldly coloured - well it is for me - card matted onto a black base card for even more of a dramatic effect.

I printed an extra copy and hand cut the butterfly and popped it up on a foam pad for extra dimension.

Stamps: STAMPlorations Digital Store, Fluttery Garden A2 card front 4
Die: CUTplorations, gorgeous
Pens: Copic, R14, R22, R25, R29, R35, R37, R39, YR04, YR16, B01, B02, B04, B12, B14, B18, Y13, Y18, Y35, Y38, C1, C5, YG13, YG17, YG23

These digi stamps are such a joy to colour and a really relaxing way to while away a few hours. Remember Shery is offering a prize for one lucky winner who leaves a comment on all the Digi GD Team blogs - find all the details HERE.

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

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday 25 June 2019

Tuesday Talk

I'm playing along at CAS On Friday today with a simple little card featuring a favourite image that's been tucked away at the bottom of my stash for way too long.

For your blog  PEOPLE

Here's my card:

It is a straightforward stamp and colour card and I had a bit of fun with spotting a Copic colourless marker over the skirt and bodice of her dress.

Stamps: Doo Lally Pip, Hopeful Harriet
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, C1, C3, YG11, YG13, E00, R20, R29, BV04, BV13, BV17, Colourless blender

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

And keep crafting!

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Monday 24 June 2019

Monday Moment

Another scrapbook page to share today. This one featuring my beautiful granddaughter all dressed up for her 7 month day!

And also a bit of a celebration for me as I successfully used my Silhouette Cameo for the camera cut file. Been struggling with it, but I'm getting there!

Apart from cutting and backing the cut file this page was super quick and easy to put together.

Papers: Cocoa Vanilla, happiness & Midnight; Vicki boutin, Mixed Media
Cut File: Cut to You, Camera B You

Thanks for looking, it's been great to have your company.

And keep crafting!

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Sunday 23 June 2019

AAA Cards Game #143 - One Corner + optional twist Flowers

A new challenge at AAA Cards starts today and it's a super simple theme with a really popular twist.

Uniko is sponsoring this challenge so of course the stamps I chose to use are from their wide range of floral designs.

I started by stamping a trio of flower heads in the bottom right corner using Mid Century Modern Florals. I then over stamped them with Happy Succulents and some splodges from Stampin' Up and filled in the spaces with the smaller stamps from Happy Succulents.

The greeting was stamped and hand cut and popped up onto pads for added dimension.

Stamps: Uniko, Mid Century Modern Florals, Happy Succulents; SU, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; Memento, dandelion, bahama blue, lilac posies

Do pop on over to the AAA Cards challenge blog and take a look at all the inspiration from the DT - you'll be super impressed!

Thanks so much for your time today, I'm so pleased you came to visit my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Saturday 22 June 2019

Saturday Spot

I'm sharing a card today that I made for the CAS Mix Up Ombre Challenge.


I used the delightful new Pug & Hugs stamps set from Funky Fossil Designs:

I created my ombre panel with a Funky Fossil stencil and distress ink after masking off the left side of the card front. I then stamped the pug dog straight on top and added a little shaded detail with Copic pens.

This dog has such a soulful face and suits the matching sorry sentiment from the stamp set perfectly.

Stamps: Funky fossil Designs, Pugs & hugs
Inks: Ranger distrsss, brushed corduroy; SU, earlu espresso
Stencil: Funky Fossil Designs, crackle background
Pens: Copic, W3, YG13, E51, E55, E57

Thanks for looking today, I really hop you'll pop back again another day.

And keep crafting!

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Friday 21 June 2019

Friday Focus

Another Christmas card into my stash today thanks to the CAS Christmas Challenge.

This month they want gifts as the focal image and here's my card:

I used a digi stamp from LOTV and some traditional Christmasssy colours. This penguin is just so adorably cute tottering along with its pile of gifts and was a joy to colour.

I added a simple greeting from Uniko and left it at that - this is a CAS card after all.

Stamps: LOTV digi, Penguin Presents
Pens: Copic, C0, C3, YG03, YG23, G17, G28, Y18, Y35, YR15, YR16, B000, B00, BV23, BV25, BV29, R29, R39, R59; Sakura whit gelly roll

So pleased to have had your company today, thanks so much for dropping by.

And keep crafting!

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