Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Time For Tea Designs - Dog Gone Mutts

Hi everyone!

I'm up on the Time For Tea Designs blog today with this sweet and simple CAS card.


I started by choosing a strip of paper from the Brighter Days pad and then stamped and coloured up the dog house and bowl from Dog Gone Mutts in matching shades.


Don't you just love this dog having a good old scratch? I think I was channelling a Golden Labrador when I chose his colours.


I used the matching dies to cut out the images and sentiment and popped the dog and kennel up onto foam pads.

Thanks so much for looking today. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Jane
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Sunday, 17 October 2021

AAA Cards Challenge #201 - One Corner + optional twist BOO!

It's time for a new challenge at AAA Cards.


And I went with the optional twist.


I used the Funky Fossil Crooked Webs stencil to create the web in the corner and then used just one of the many spiders from the Spiders stencil.


The greeting is from an old Clearly Besotted stamp set.

Supplies:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Whoo To You
Stencil: Funky Fossil, Crooked Webs, Spiders
Ink: Ranger distress oxide, black soot, wilted violet; Versafine Clair, nocturne

I hope you'll find time to pop over to the AAA Cards blog and take a look at the CAS cards created by the DT and the guest designer Helen.

Thanks so much for looking today, I really appreciate it.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Time For Tea Designs - Boo Spider

Hi everyone!

I'm up on the Time For Tea Designs blog today with this cute Halloween card.


I've used the spider from Spooky Circle Tags as my focal image and added in some googly eyes and a wobbler spring to increase the fun! I then matted up the spider using Circle of Love nesting dies.

I created a background using the Dancing Dandelions stencil and ripe persimmon distress oxide ink.   


The sentiment was cut using Anthony's Alpha dies and I kept to a black and orange Halloween colour palette.

What are you creating for Halloween? Be sure to share your T4TD creations on social media!

Thanks for looking today. Stay safe and keep crafting!



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Sunday, 3 October 2021

Uniko September Release

Yay!

Today's the day you can get those Uniko September release goodies into your basket and winging their way to your letter box!

Check them all out in the Uniko  store - HERE and how to win the entire release on the Uniko blog - HERE.

Just a final few shares to whet your appetite even more, just in case you're still undecided.


These tags use images from all three stamp sets - so versatile and easy to mix and match.



The background was created using the Background Builders: Winter Wonderland stamps and I've added in a shimmering snowflake cut using the Sparkling Snowflake die.


A fun and bright Christmas card using the Pattern Building Christmas Tree stamps with a border string of lights using Background Builders: Winter Wonderland.

And finally a card using the entire Flower Power #1 stencil presenting itself as a poinsettia. Has to be my favourite from this release!


I'll not keep you from your shopping any longer. have fun and good luck with the prize draw.

Thanks for visiting today, I really love having your company.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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AAA Cards Challenge #200 - Celebrate

Wow!
200 challenges! 
And I've been there for every one of them!


So of course there is a little bit of a party going on with some wonderful sponsors donating prizes.


All the prizes will be randomly picked from player entries into the challenge linky.

Here's a little inspiration from me using stamps from Uniko.



I love playing with the Wonderful Day stamp set as it gives so much freedom and versatility.


Supplies:
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black, love letter, rose bud, cottage ivy

Do pop over to the AAA Cards blog to check out the cards from the rest of the DT and our wonderful guest Deborah.

Thanks for looking and stay safe!

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Saturday, 2 October 2021

T4TD Instahop

Hey! I'm so pleased you found your way to my blog today as I want to tell you all about a T4TD Instahop that's going on to celebrate World Card Making Day.


There's the chance to win £25 of T4TD goodies, so this is one hop you'll definitely want to join in.

All the T4TD DT have made cards showcasing their favourite techniques. No surprises then that my card uses not only a favourite technique - masking, but also a favourite genre - Clean & Simple.


I just love how a stamp is able to shine out when left uncoloured, but almost surrounded by a block of blended colours. And its's so simple to achieve.

Simply stamp and mask the image then mask a box around it, allowing some of the stamped lines to extend outside the box.  Then add your favourite colours of ink.


Supplies:
Stamps: T4TD, You're Elephantastic
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; Ranger distress oxide, cracked pistachio, salty ocean
Pens: Copic, B04, C0, G02; Sakura white gel

Be sure to pop over to the T4TD Instagram feed to find the beginning of the Instahop or start at my post and follow your way around. Here's the links you'll need - @timeforteadesigns or @purplejetjt. You have until 12 noon on 4th October to complete the hop.

Thanks for looking today and good luck with the Instahop.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Uniko September Release - Introducing Pattern Building Christmas Tree

I can't believe it's already the last day of introduction to Uniko's awesome Christmassy September release.

How much fun is this set!

Always a favourite combo of mine is the kraft, black and white mix on my first card. Do you love my combination of stamps from the set? The most difficult thing about using them is deciding which will be included!


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Pattern Building Christmas Tree
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Prismacolor pencils, white

And just when I thought I'd got my favourite colour combo I repeated the same tree stamping in colours I love even more! Well I suppose it might have something to do with the purple.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Pattern Building Christmas Tree
Ink: Memento, grape jelly, danube blue, pear tart

Of course the stamps can be used in other ways apart from building a tree. I think they look pretty cool as hanging Christmas decorations.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Pattern Building Christmas Tree
Inks: Memento, espresso truffle, love letter, cantaloupe

So that's a wrap! Make your mind up time now. 

It's what I call a small but perfect release and probably all of it is going to jump straight into your basket. 

I've a few more shares tomorrow and there's the usual chance to win the entire release by leaving comments around the Uniko and DT blogs.

Thanks for your time today, I'm so pleased you found your way to my blog.

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Friday, 1 October 2021

Uniko September Release - Introducing Stencil Flower Power #1

Welcome back to my second post featuring Uniko.  I'm showcasing the new Flower Power #1 stencil which is part of the September Uniko release.


And as all the other items in this release are Christmas related I decided to use the stencil for Christmas cards too.


I masked off halfway on a square card front and then inked through the stencil with red ink - thinking poinsettia here.


I then added in some holly leaves from Winter Foliage - an older stamp set and a sentiment from Christmas Sentiments - introduced yesterday.

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Winter Foliage + matching dies, Christmas Sentiments
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black, cottage ivy, rhubarb stalk

Then I got to thinking that the half stencil reminded me of a star and my next two card were on a roll. I used some cool chilly winter colours for the first of these cards.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Background Builders Winter Wonderland, Christmas Wishes
Stencil: Uniko, Flower Power #1
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; Ranger distress oxide, tumbled glass, salty ocean, peacock feathers

I stamped the Winter Wonderland image onto scrap paper first to create a mask so that I could reproduce the curve for the background inking.

I liked this design so much that I did it again in some warmer but untraditional colours. The greetings on this pair of cards is from the previously released Christmas Wishes.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Background Builders Winter Wonderland, Christmas Wishes
Stencil: Uniko, Flower Power #1
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; Ranger distress oxide, dried marigold, kitsch flamingo, seedless preserves

One more introduction to come tomorrow - the most amazing and unique stamp set I've seen and then on Sunday at 9.00am UK time everything will be in the store for you to buy.

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

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Uniko September/October Challenge Reminder - Anything Goes + optional twist Autumn Colours

I have a couple of Uniko posts to share today and this is the first. It's a reminder to join in and play along with the September/October challenge.


Well I can't resist Autumn colours so of course my card uses the twist.



I picked the Framed Floral Vines stamp and my card just about made itself. This is such a quick and easy stamp to create with and would look fab whatever the colours.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Framed Floral Vines, sentiment from Floral Vines
ink: SU, soft suede
Pens: Copic, YR01, YR02, E13, E15, Y21, Y26, R14, R22

There are some really spectacular cards to inspire you over on the Uniko blog - the Brand Ambassadors and guest designer Nonni have really outdone themselves. Go take a look - HERE.

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

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Thursday, 30 September 2021

Uniko September Release- Introducing Christmas Sentiments

Welcome to day 2 of the introductions to Uniko's September release.


One of those how did I manage without it sentiment sets.

I combined one of the sentiments with a stamp from yesterday's introduction of Background Builders: Winter Wonderland and a stencil released last year, Christmas Pop Trio.


Supplies:
Stamps; Uniko, Christmas Sentiments & Background Builders: Winter Wonderland
Stencil: Uniko, Christmas Pop Trio
Inks: Ranger distress oxide, kitsch flamingo, seedless preserves, dried marigold; Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, R83, RV66, YR02; Wink of Stella, clear

My next card pairs up the sentiments with an old and very popular favourite - Winter Foliage. A really clean and simple card suitable for batch production in a hurry.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Christmas Sentiments, Winter Foliage
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black, cottage ivy, lady bug, bamboo leaves
Pen: Wink of Stella, clear

For my final share today I really tried hard to make the sentiments a key element of my card and stamped them repeatedly down the left hand side. I then added in the gorgeous contemporary poinsettia from Season of Beauty and some of the small snowflakes from Background Builders Winter Wonderland.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Christmas Sentiments, Background Builders: Winter Wonderland, Season of Beauty
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black, rhubarb stalk, morocco 

Well that's day 2 all done and dusted. There's a new addition to Uniko stencils to be introduced tomorrow. See you then!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, it's been fun having you visit my blog.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Uniko September Release - Introducing Background Builders: Winter Wonderland

Hi all!

Today see the first introduction to Uniko's September release.


A gorgeous set of Christmas themed borders!

For my first card I created a Northern Lights background strip using distress inks and then stamped the scenic border straight on top. The greeting is from a new set of Christmas sentiments being introduced tomorrow.


Supplies:
Stamps; Uniko, Background Builder: Winter Wonderland, sentiment from Christmas Sentiments
inks: Ranger distress, mustard seed, picked raspberry, cracked pistachio, chipped sapphire; Versafine Clair, nocturne

My second card used all four stamps from the set and I've tried to create a chilly feel using icy blue ink combined with black.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Background builder: Winter Wonderland
Inks: Ranger distress oxide, tumbled glass; Memento, tuxedo black

My final card for today brings the temperature up a shade and uses warm tones. Totally fallen in love with the small snowflakes included in this set.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Background Builder: Winter Wonderland
inks: Memento, espresso truffle, peanut brittle, toffee crunch

Are you smitten already? Tomorrow's introduction will be one of those really useful go to sentiment sets that Uniko does so well. See you then!

Thanks for looking today, I really appreciate it.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Time For Tea Designs September Challenge Reminder 3 - Autumn Colours

I'm here today to remind you about the Autumn Colours challenge going on at T4TD.



I've not gone for the usual Autumn scene card today but indulged my love of all things chocolatey instead - well the colours are very similar and that could be why I love Autumn so much!


I've used the adorable mouse and cupcake from Hello Cupcake and coloured them up in browns.


I then framed it up with a caramel card using the Mini Slimline Scallop die and popped in a piece of paper from Brighter Days as my background.


Supplies:
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, R02, R89, Y21, Y26, Y28, Y35, E25, E27, E35, E37; Sakura white glaze

Thanks so much for looking today, I really appreciate it. 

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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