To the birthday girl

TO THE BIRTHDAY GIRL

Making this card for fun today – no special reason. Had spent ages tidying up my crafting desk, so couldn’t wait to get back and mess it up again. Using the MFT Sketch Challenge and the MFT colour challange as my inspirations I got out the MFT Birthday Cutie and my MFT Radiating Sunshine stencils and using the colours  Razzle Berry, Purple Rain, Cement Gray and Sweet Tooth. I blended the Razzle Berry and Purple Rain using the Radiating Sunshine Stencil, cut out and coloured Birthday Cutie, and added clear Wink of Stella to the Balloon and the radiating rays to add a bit of sparkle.

These were layered on to a background to which I emboss stamped with Birthday Cutie Balloon and blended with the Cement Gray.

I am entering the card in the following Challenges:

Mandala madness

Mandala Madness

Sharing a birthday card with you which was quite fun but simple to make. I used the Gina K Design Mandala Maker Stamp , had lots of fun deciding the pattern. I used the Gina K Design Wreath Maker, stamping each time using embossing ink, which took a long time to dry, allowing me to cover with the Tonic fine white embossing powder.

After I coloured the background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Salty Ocean – such a lovely deep colour and so easy to work with.

The sentiment was then stamped using the Salty Ocean ink. Such a simple but effective card to make.

I want to enter the card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Happy Birthday

a little ray of sunshine

A little ray of sunshine

Today I a sharing a card made for a friend who shares her birthday with me.

I used the Mama Elephant Flying with Friends stamps coloured with my faithful promarker pens. I am sure you will agree with me that they are soo cute. The background was made using the distress oxides fossilized amber and carved pumpkin using the MFT Stencil Sunshine Radiating. I also coloured card to matt the sunshine rays on to.

I will enter the card in the following challenges

Blue is the colour

Blue is the Colour

I like blue. It is a colour which can be warm or cold. As I have recently had a birthday I wanted to make a number of thank you cards. This one was made using one ink – Blue Raspberry and stamped more than one in some areas. The stamp set use was Gina K Designs Painted Autumn. I just love this set which can be used all the time in so many ways.

I am entering the card in the following challenges:

Gina K Designs monthly mix challenge challenge- Flag it

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Make your own background

The colour chose for the card is for the saltire the flag from my home country – Scotland

A little bit of flower

A Little Bit of Flower

Today I would like to share a card made just for fun, which I thought could fit in to some of the card challenges out there.

This one was made using Gina K Designs Petals and Wings and layering on to the Fabulous Frame set. This was stamped, then cut out to fit on to the card. The insert was die cut and stamped with the sentiment Wishing you Sunshine and Love from the Petals and Wings stamp set.

To give an antique look, the base of the card was coloured using Distress Ink Vintage Photo, while the flowers were stamped in subtle colours to compliment the brown, then die cut and assembled on to the frame.

I would like to enter it in the Gina K Design June Monthly Mix Challenge – Vintage Floral

A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE

A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE

I do like a bit of a challenge. Global Design Projects have a colour challenge and this time I have all 3 colours in my ink collection. So today I made a card using Altenew stamps sets – using the three inks – Night of Navy, Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple.

I decided to use only those 3 inks, so to get variation in colour, for the first layers I inked then stamped on scrap paper then stamped on the card to give a light colour. Second layers were just a normal one layer ink, whilst the deeper colour was stamped a number of times.

The flowers and leaves were then layered on to the Altenew frame using Stixtoanything foam pads. The background was made using the Altenew Gold String Washi Tape

The with love was cut from Pineapple Punch card and layered on to three layers of card to give depth.

A little Bit of Green and Sparkle

A LITTLE BIT OF GREEN AND SPARKLE

Today I am sharing a card made for a young lady at the request of her Gran. It used the cute rabbit download from Lili of the Vally stamps. Although I own the rubber stamp, I wanted a bigger version and as the only stipulations for the card were that it was to be mint and silver with balloons, I thought this would be perfect.

It was coloured using promarkers, and layered on to the mirror card silver lattice, with pearlised mint green card to make the rest of the layers., cut using the Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection – Stitched Lattice Frames and other Spellbinder layering dies. The sentiment was printed on card, and using a laminator was foiled in silver. Additional balloons were then cut out to add extra to the card. I was told that the Gran and young lady loved it.

I am entering the card in the following challenge;

Passion for #496 – Fur and/or Feathers

Happy birthday to you

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

Today a friend of my turned that age which you thought was old when you were young, but isn’t really that old. It is just your state of mind that makes you feel old – or your body fighting back!

I used the build a rose stamp set from Altenew. Colours were the Cherry Blossom ink set, but I have not yet got the final inner part of the rose right yet. All I can say is practice, practice, practice. For the leaves I used the Warm Grey ink set.

The background was made using a Sue Wilson die set which was expanded to fit the whole of the card (which was 5×7″) by cutting, moving, matching and cutting again. This technique allows you to get more use out of your dies. The lattice was layered onto a maroon coloured background to create a feeling of shade and bring the pink roses together.

I am also going to enter in the following challenges:

Twist of Autumn

TWIST OF AUTUMN

Although we think that summer is nearly here, it doesn’t stop me thinking of using oranges and browns to make cards. Today I am sharing another card made with Altenew Stamp – Beautiful Day; a stamp set which I just love using.

Stamped using Altenew inks (browns and orange), while the foliage was painted with inks and mica powder to add a sheen. These were all layered onto card which was cut and embossed, with an orange ribbon added to give a bit of extra interest.

The card now is just sitting in my card box waiting to to be given to someone – just because ….

I would like to enter it in the following challenges:

Build a Rose

Build a Rose

Today I thought I would share with you a card with you which I made for a old school friends recent 60th birthday using the Altenew Build a Rose stamp set. I used the Glacier Cave blue ink set, with some secondary stamping to create lighter blues to build up the flower. Initially I thought that it would be hard to line all the stamps, but with some practice (and still not all are perfect) I had fun creating these roses. The leaves were made using the Tropical Forest green ink set as I liked the freshness of the bamboo ink.

I used the die set to cut out the embossed card to help the roses to add focus on the centre of the card where I placed the personalised sentiment.

I wish to enter the card in the following challenge.

The Flower Challenge – Sketch #31