Dragonflies and Butterflies

Dragonflies and Butterflies

Showing a card today made using a Designer Boutique stamp set from Creative Expressions called Doodle Butterfly UMSDB103. Although the set came with a doodle butterfly, it also came with a number of small stamps too which can be used on their own.

I first coloured a background using Pixie Sparkles – Heavenly Hues and Zesty Line, stamped the small images and coloured Pixie Sparkles.

The frame was made cutting cardstock with the Sue Wilson Noble dies – Cut Corner Rectangle dies then assembled. The sentiment cam from the stamp set but I also added a small sentiment from the Wordies Everyday Sentiment Sheets.

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Cycling along

Cycling along

Todays card is made using a lovely stamp from a set of stamps designed by one of the Creative Expressions Design Team – Caroline Webley called Wheelie Love My Bike UMSDB105.

I wanted to give this card a vintage feel so stamped the bike and foliage with Distress Oxide Walnut Stain and flowers with Antique Linen onto Coconut White cardstock, scragged up the edges then coloured again using Walnut Stain, then added some shading below the bike to make an illusion of a road using Antique Linen then added little dots using stencil falling snow. I then drew rough lines around the image and layered onto Vanilla cardstock faintly edged with Walnut Stain and layered onto Kraft card. The sentiment stamped with Walnut Stain was included in the stamp set.

Tiger Blooms

Tiger Blooms

Today I am showing a card made using a Paper Cuts Collection die designed by Cathie Shuttleworth and released by Creative Expressions. This is a lovely single die of a tiger showing through the leaves and flowers.

I first cut out a the image in a piece of cardstock and coloured the image using Creative Expressions Watercolour Ink Pallet 3, then cut out a black piece of card to fit behind the tiger image along with some paper piecing. The background behind the image was made using a combination of Citrine and Garnet Crystal Tints and the sentiment added was from Creative Expressions Wordies Birthday Set.

The frames were made cutting black cardstock with the Sue Wilson Essential rectangle set.

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Home Tweet Home

Home Tweet Home

Did you manage to catch any of the Creative Expressions shows on Hobbycraft yesterday when Sam Poole was demonstrating how to make some of her fabulous samples using stamps from her recent stamp release?

The card I am showing is one made using the same stamp set Happy Home CEC992 I used to made my other card – Birds in the Home.

To make this, I stamped then masked the house, and using Colour Cloud Bright Sunshine and Vanilla coloured around the house, stamped the sentiment from the stamp set with Colour Cloud Bright Sunshine, stamped two birds, coloured them then cut out.

I then removed the mask and coloured in the house and greenery with Copic markers, then layered all using the Sue Wilson set of dies – Clipped Corner, then stamped another sentiment from the stamp set with Colour Cloud Bright Sunshine.

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Enjoy every moment

Enjoy every moment

I would like to share a card made using the rubber stamp Blowing Bubbles designed by Andy Skinner from Creative Expressions.

This stamp lends itself to creating cards that have an air of wistfulness about them.

To make this I coloured the background with Opal Polish Pink Thistle and Golden Flamingo then swished with Pearlescent Watercolour Ink Radiant Orchid. I then stamped the image a number of times with black Archival Ink.

The card frame was made using Sue Wilson Noble Cut Corner Squares to cut the black card and Sue Wilson Double Pierced Squares to cut the co-ordinating coloured cardstock. The sentiment was from Designer Boutique stamp set Rose Trail.

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Birds in the Home

Birds in the home

Have you seen the new set of stamps designed by Sam Poole from Creative Expressions recently? They are brilliant and so versatile. I really love them.

The slimline card I am showing was made using stamps from one of the clear stamp sets Happy Home CEC992.

I first partially stamped then masked the house, then stamped the birds over and them. The birds were then masked.

Next I created a patterned background using the Andy Skinner Mandala Stencil CEASTEN011, Basil Colour Cloud and Vanilla, and Blue Lagoon to make the sky.

I then stamped the bird house post a number of times to make it look like branches in the background, removed the mask, coloured in the house, added the birds and used the sentiment from the stamp set.

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Crafty Happiness Challenge: #121 March Anything Goes

Cutie Pie: #169 Beginning with B

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge: Bright and Cheerful

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Use Your Favourite Things

Wishing for Peace

Wishing for Peace

Why can we not all live in peace? With the increase of these terrible atrocities’ on the people of Ukraine who have done nothing wrong except get on with their lives why does Russia – namely Putin feel he has the right to take over their country?

All I can do is think about how badly these people of Ukraine are being treated and that they have to flee their homes to survive, with no idea what will be facing them when or if they get to return.

I am just sharing a card made to show in a very small way that I am thinking of the and wish that peace come very soon.

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Creative Expressions have just released a fun new set of clear Woodware stamps designed by Francoise Read entitled Under the Sea Collection.

Todays card is the first card I have made using the Underwater Oval Frame stamp FRS921 to which you can add many of the undersea creatures included in the collection.

To make this card I used the Creative Expressions Ray of Light stencil, colouring with Cosmic Shimmer Chalk Cloud Blue Lagoon and Colour Cloud Decadent Denim on blue foundation card. I then stamped the image with black ink. The image was layered onto navy then blue cardstock, edged with Colour Cloud Decadent Denim. I then filled the bubbles with Cosmic Shimmer 3d Pearl Accents and added the sentiment from Creative Expressions Wordies.

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Blossoms in Flight

Blossoms in Flight

Today the slimline card I am sharing is made using a stamp from the recently released Creative Expressions Bonnita Moaby stamp set CEC908 designed by Bonnita Doodles.

I first stamped the humming bird and coloured using the watercolour ink set 7, then cut it out.

Next using the Leafy Forest Embossing Folder and coloured with paint and Snow Ice Polish.

Flowers and sentiment were from the same stamp set.

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One Liner Butterflies

One Liner Butterflies

Todays card is made using the recently release One-Lier Butterflies Dies from Creative Expression – CEDSE007.

To make this card I first cut out the 3 butterfly strip in white cardstock a few times and glued together. I next used the same die to cut out an aperture in of a piece of white cardstock and adhered acetate to the back. This was then layered onto turquoise and purple cardstock cut using the Sue Wilson Noble Clipped Corner Rectangle dies – CED5531

The white butterflies were then inserted into the aperture and filled with Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Tints, Teal, Tease and Golden Opulence and left to dry.

The sentiment, Hello, added was another of the One-liner release CEDSE014.

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