First for the year

First for the year

I am sharing the first birthday card for the year with you, using,  one of my favourite Lili of the Valley, LOTV stamps – Playing Golf. If you look at some of my past blogs, you will begin to understand why it is such a popular stamp.

I began by colouring in with Promarkers, framed it with paper which is meant to resemble grass – if you look close enough you can see small blades of grass. I then decided to try something new and layered the image onto a background which included a cut off from the cellophane used to wrap bouquets. Crafters never throw anything away!

As this is a first for this year, I am entering the card in the Lili of the Valley Facebook Challenge – Something New. I also wish to enter it in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge – Masculine and Paper Creator’s Crafts – Anything Goes

As an update, this card made the Top 5 in the Passion for Promarkers challenge.

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New Year, new stamp

New Year, new stamp

This is a stamp which I can see fast becoming one of my favourite stamps and like “The Folder”  being called “The Stamp Set”. It is Dahlia Turnabout stamp made by Concord & 9th. This one was made using the Tonic Classic Gold embossing powder, framed with the MFT stitched die and layered onto a gold card. 2018 was cut using old Quickutz dies and the gemstones made using clear Tonic Drops and covered with gold glitter.

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

Dancer in Gold

Dancer in Gold

I really do love Christmas time when we get the chance to make lots of cards knowing that they are to be used instead of being put in a box to be ready ……..

This one is made using a retired Stamping Up stamp – Prancer. He is just perfect for Christmas. He was embossed using Nuvo Embossing powder Classic Gold which produces a rich gold colour. It was framed using and MFT stitched die and placed on stock card. The edging at the back of the card is a Sue Wilson die cut in half and stuck behind the card before being layered on to the card.

I will be entering the card into the Global Design Project Challenge 116 – CASE

Stamping Up Dasher

Warm and Cosy

Warm and Cosy

I love the partner stamp to Penny Black “Snowy” “Santa’s Hat” He is so cute and makes you feel so cozy.

Coloured with my faithful Promarkers, hat fur filled with Tonic Nuvo Glitter and fussy cut (as I don’t yet have the die) he was layered on to a frame.

I would like to enter the PaperPlayers Challenge PP371 Clean and Simple Warm and Cozy, along with the Passion for Promarkers Challenge 422 It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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3 for 1 Snowy

Snowy for Christmas

I just love Penny Black ‘Snowy’ don’t you. He is so cute and can be used in so many ways. This time I decided that it was going to be a production line and make a number of small cute simple cards for Christmas, the same but different. Stamped, die cut out, then they were coloured with red, green and purple promarkers, layered onto card and Tonic Nuvo glitter hats.

Hope you like them. I am going to enter in the Passion for Promarker Challenge #420 – Use your die cuts

Penny Black Snowy

Bellarific Lucille sending love

Bellarific Lucille sending love

This is my entry for the Bellarific Friday theme. This week it is a MOJOBELLA sketch challenge as shown below. Stamping the hearts and fussy cutting out Lucille she was then layered with her hearts on to the background. All the hearts were coloured using Versamark ink pads, whilst the rest of Lucille was coloured using my faithful Promarker Pens. To give the topper the scalloped effect, small hearts were punched out and stuck behind the circle. This was all layered onto NitWits papers with the studs made from Tonic Nuvo Crystal drops dried and glued on to the card.

I would also like to enter the card in the Ribbon Girl November Challenge.

Stampin Bella Lucille sending loveBellarific MojoBella

Speedy Card

Speedy Card

How often do you normally spend when making a single card? I must confess I can take over 2 days, with the background and accents being the issue – should I add this, how does it look, do the colours go, all being part of my dilemma.

However, this one was made like Speedy Gonzales. I was on the PaperPlayers blog and the challenge this week is a tic tac toe square giving many options, When I saw what we could use I immediately decided I wanted to use my new Sue Wilson set of dies, my MFT Peek-a-boo stitched rectangle and shiny card stock I keep meaning to use, but never get around to using it. The sentiment was stamped using a Hero Arts stamp which I have have for to many years to mention, but use every year when making Christmas cards.

I would like to enter the card in the PaperPlayers #368 – with Tree, Die-cut and Shine.

Blooming Bouquet

Thank you Blooming Bouquet

Having discovered another American stamping supplier – Altenew Stamps, I recently took delivery of one of their sets Blooming Bouquet which looked as if it could be so versatile for many different occasions.

The stamp was stamped over two pieces of card and embossed with Tonic Nuvo white embossing powder and water coloured using stamping up Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango and Concord Crush. using the water allowed the die colour to separate and give different shades.

I would like to enter this Thank You card in the Seven Hills October Sketch Challenge.

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Bellarific Friday – Fall inspiration

Bellarific Friday – Fall inspiration

This is a first for me. I regularly see the amazing Stamping Bella card inspirations made for the Bellarific Friday and I just love autumn. Love the colours, love the smell and love the cold crisp mornings when Jack Frost is about – although he hasn’t visited yet. When I saw the Fall inspiration photo I thought what could I do and this is the result.

I got out my Tiny Towie Best Friends stamps, coloured them using Promarkers – Gold Sunflower, Chilli Red, Lime Green, Pumpkin and Ginger. Once finished I used my glitter pen to add a little bit of sparkle to the wings and skirt.

The background is Nitwits papers, cut using spellbinder squares and layered on to the card.

This is the result and the card I want to enter in the Ribbon Girl Any Image Challenge and Passion for Promarkers – Shades of Autumn