Purple is not just for Halloween

Purple is not just for Halloween – it can be used any time of the year and for any type of card. Using the colours inspired by Halloween, I used my  Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnaround stamp. Colours used were lime, orange, heliotrope and pineapple punch, whilst the sentiment stamped using Concord Crush. The two background layers were coloured with the inks Concord Crush and Orange to match the card. Still haven’t got the hang of it being lined up perfectly, but it is fun practicing.

The card will be entered in the following challenge:

Seven Hills October Challenge – Halloween

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Fabulous Flowers

Fabulous Flowers

Is is just me that is addicted to using the wreath builder template? Whenever I look at stamp sets now, I look and think can I use these on a wreath style card?

This card was made using the Gina K Designs stamp – Fabulous Flowers set, I stamped using Versacolour pigment ink to try and get some deeper purple colour as I as struggling to get a really deep purple ink that I really like. Stamped and layered the flowers then used Tonic clear embossing powder to give a lift to the sentiment and circle. The matching layered card was made justing colouring white card with the inks used in the stamping.

 

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Autumn is coming

Autumn is coming. It is that time of year when the days become shorter and the nights grow longer. Leaves change colour and show a spectacular range of reds, browns, greens and oranges. They can provide a beautiful backdrop to many a part of the countryside.

Using the colours as inspiration I made this card using Gina K Wreath Builder Stamps.

Colours were red, orange, marigold, bark, cocoa and green. For the leaves I coloured an acrylic block with the inks and randomly stamped the leaves on to it then stamped on to the card. The sentiment and circle were stamped using orange an bark then embossed using Tonic clear embossing powder. Hope you like the finished product.

This card is to be entered in to the following competitions:

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Bloomin’ Marvellous Mixed Bunch

Bloomin’ Marvellous Mixed Bunch

I had such fun making this card. It was a random selection of stamps from Stampin’ Up: Mixed Bunch, Petite Petals and Baby Blossoms, using Pumpkin Pie, Hello Honey, Gumball Green and Melon Mambo. The border was made using coloured Pumpkin Pie paper, using Pretty Pink Posh,  Border Edge 1, while the sentiment was from the Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnabout stamp set. Clear Drops were added randomly.

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I would like to enter it in the following competitions:

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Thank you in Helping Me Grow

This latest project was made specifically for the Global Design Project #GDP137, using colours which I would not normally have used together: Stampin Up Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party

For the card I used bubble stencils which were coloured using the three colours for the background. Not sure if I need more Pool Party re-inker as the colour was not as strong as I remember. I then over-stamped the background using the daisy from Helping me Grow in grey I do love the flowers in the stamp set. The border was then cut and coloured with Melon Mambo (as I don’t have any co-ordinating coloured card stock), and the sentiment stamped with the Lime colour.

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I would like to enter the card in the following challenges;

Sending Hugs on a Beautiful Day

Sending Hugs on a Beautiful Day

Hope you all had a happy weekend. I took the opportunity to use my fast becoming set of stamps – Altenew Beautiful Day. I embossed flowers and leaves using Nuvo Tonic white embossing powder which always has excellent results and fast becoming my go to powder. I cut them out and coloured using blue, green and pink water colour pencils.

They were layered on to a circle cut using MFT scalloped circles. To add interest, the inside circle was dotty embossed, everything was then co-ordinated with some blue Nitwits paper blue stash.

I would like to enter in the following challenges:

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Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

Do you ever make a card just because you have the stamps, card and inks and just for the fun of it?

This is the result of one I thought I would make when I discovered I have a lot of matching card in my cupboard which has been there for a long time. After a number of different ideas and layouts, I took inspiration from the Paper Player Challenge and this is the result. Still looking for a new home as sitting in my box of cards.

I used the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp, colours layered using the Altenew Red Cosmos Mini Ink Pads. The card was Bazzil Monochrome card which I thought went well with the flower colours. Tags were made from the Build a Tag Dynamics set 5 and the ribbon was from stash. Edges of the flower were touched up to give a bit of sparkle.

I would like to enter in:

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Puff the Magic Dragon

Puff the Magic Dragon

I do so love these My Favorite Things (MFT) Magical Dragons. They are sooo cute. I also have recently bought the MFT Diagonal Stripes background stamp which I couldn’t wait to play with as I could see so many uses.

First use – make a baby pink background using Tonic Baby Pink embossing powder which worked really well. I added interest to the background using the Stampin’ Up Grunge stamp, also embossed with the pink.

My little dragon was coloured using Pomarker Pens in shades of pink and purple, then fine glitter added to the horns and wings. This was then cut and layered on to a circle which had also been embossed to match the stripe background. The small tags were made using a rectangle which were cut in half and the plain one had Baby Girl from Hero Arts embossed.

I would like to enter the card into the following challenges:

 

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So Long and Farewell Retirement

So Long and Farewell Retirement

I have a colleague who I have worked with over a long period of time. When she announced a few months ago that she was going to retire, but undertake small consultancy jobs, I thought this was a great opportunity to make a lucky clover, but use stamps I have already – Stampin’ Up Heart Happiness. They are so versatile. I stamped the clover in green, cut out with the punch and layered on to a card, coloured the frame and background with the inkpad as I don’t have co-ordinating paper. The sentiment was a combination of two from Lili of the Valley.

I will enter this card in the

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Waiting for Spring – Cool Chicks & Ladybird

Waiting for Spring – Cool Chicks & Ladybird

Are you getting fed up of the snow yet? I am not – it is giving me the opportunity to get down to my favourite job – making cards.

Popped over to the Stamping Bella Sisterhood March Challenge and discovered that it was blooms. I don’t have many bloom stamps (which will soon be changed), so took the chance to use one of my Cool Chicks –  with daffodils which should have been starting to bloom but the big bad #beastfromtheeast put paid to that.

Coloured using Promarkers – Buttercup, Gold, Pumpkin, Maroon, Poppy, and Grass coloured with Moss. A little bit of sparkle was added to the daffodils, the edge was cut using MFT Stitched Edges 2 and layered scrap paper was cut to fit the edge.

Entering the following Challenges

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