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:

Altenew Beautiful Day

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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Stamping Bella Posh Girl has a Present – 60th Birthday Bash

Stamping Bella Posh Girl has a Present – 60th Birthday Bash

What do you do when you are stuck at home, it is snowing and windy outside and you have a friends birthday coming up? Make a card – well it would be stupid not to take the opportunity to have an extra day to play!

As it was a 60th birthday coming up, I decided to use a stamp I have recently bought – Stamping Bella Posh Girl has a Present. She is just adorable and looks as if she is going to be so much fun. Lots of presents for everyone.

The image was stamped and coloured using the Hero Arts small ink pads – Raspberry Jam, Ultra Pink and Bubble Gum which all work very well together. I then fussy cut her out, added little black spots to her bag using Black Tonic Nuvo Drops. She was layered on to a lattice cut using Sue Wilson Stitched Latticed Frame Die, cut in to an oval using the Tonic Oval dies and which then had a oval layer placed on top which had been coloured using the Ultra Pink ink. Everything was then layered on to black glitter card, with the birthday sentiment printed and layered last.

This will be entered into:

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Thanks

Thanks with Stampin’ Up

I just love water colouring with Stampin’ Up inks. For this card, stamped Whisper White card with Tonic white embossing powder and coloured the flowers by wetting the card and using Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay and Concord Crush liquid ink to create the coloured effect. The image was then cut out and layered on to Tangelo Twist card, then layered on to White Whisper White card which too was dry embossed, and layered on to a Tangelo Twist before being stuck down on to the card. The sentiment Thanks was stamped with Tangelo Twist and layered across to finish the card.

This card is to be entered in:

Global Design Project 126: Sketch Challenge

Less is More #365 Challenge – 7th Birthday CAS Dry Embossing

Stampin' Up Thanks

Baby Blossom Flowers

Baby Blossom Flowers

Today I decided to use a retired stamp set which I had recently bought – Stampin’ Up Baby Blossoms. I am not sure about you, but I think that it has so much potential, with all those small delicate flowers.

Carefully trying to layer the flowers, I was not sure how easy it was, but after a few practice attempts I got there. Using Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Denim Dapper it was to be entered in the Global Design Project Colour Challenge #125

 

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