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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



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.

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:

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

Time for spring?


Do you, like me look forward to the time when the days are longer and the sun is shining? This winter ours was not too bad where we stay, however it has had some days when it was wet and windy. There does now though appear to be the small shoots of spring appearing – with daffodils nodding their heads and crocuses and snowdrops adding colour wherever we go.

I did however, decide to make a wreath card – one of my favourite types of cards using the Gina K Designs Fabulous Flower Stamp Set – in particular the tulip and leaves. The solid layer was stamped in orange – Tangerine Twist, and to add contrast I stamped the outline with red – Red Velvet. The stems and leaves were stamped with green – Lucky Clover and outlined with Jelly Bean, whilst the sentiment too was stamped with Tangerine Twist.

I don’t have card stock in those colours, so inked plain white card stock, let it dry and layered up.

The card will be entered in the following challenges:

Gina K Designs Monthly Mix Challenge – Flower Power

Happy Birthday Little Sister

Happy Birthday Little Sister

I have been trying to master the art of eclipse cards. Today I am sharing a card made for my sister using the Altenew Bold dies.

I initially stamped the card using my W9Plus Pretty Little Peonies and pinks, purples and green Altenew inks. When the ink was dry, the I ligned up the alphabet dies and cut them out. They were then layered on to letters which had been cut from card stock to raise them when they were placed on the card.

I was then able to give my sister a personalised birthday card which she did love.

I am entering the card in the following Challenge:

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge: Typography

Delightful Daisy

Delightful Daisy

This is both a set of stamps and punch from Stampin Up that I have had in my possession for a long time, but never got around to using them – Daisy Punch, Prig Punch, Daisy Delight Stamp and Woodgrain background stamp.

I used the Smokey Grey to stamp the background, cut out the circle and added a scalloped edging cut in basic grey card stock. The flower was stamped using melon mambo ink twice to give the impression of different colours of petals.

It as all assembled and layered on to the card with the sentiment using Stix foam pads to give that extra dimension.

I am entering the card in the Paper Players Challenge: Color Challenge PP428

One stamp – 3 Ways

One stamp – 3 Ways

Today I wanted to show you a stamp I have fallen in love with, which can be so versatile – the Anemone background stamp made by The Ton

The first one was stamped on watercolour paper, embossed with Tonic Gold powder and coloured using Altenew watercolour paint Bamboo, Forest Green, Crimson and Sunkissed paints – I then cut the sentiment in Lime Green and Navy card to co-ordinate with the border and leaves. The edge of the card was coloured using Distress Ink -Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door to pull in the colours of the flowers.

The second and third cards were embossed on normal white card using The Ton fine Rose Gold embossing powder was then again watercoloured using Altenew paints – Forest Green, Bamboo, Mountain Mist and Lagoon, allowed to dry and layered with co-ordinating background. The die cut sentiment Hello was embossed with the Rose Gold and placed on the card.

The third card I thought that they looked so pretty that I decided to leave one of them as it was and just layer with rose gold mirror card and add a rose gold sentiment. Don’t you love how it is so fine that it shows all the details of the stamp shown in the card close up?

This show how one stamp can create a number of different cards. Hope you like them.

Hello to you

Hello to you

Do you ever make cards then decide that you don’t like it Today I am sharing a nearly card and another one also made which I decided I preferred to enter in to a couple of challenges.

The first was made using Stampin’ Up’s First Frost stamp set. I stamped the Pool Party card with Versamark Ink, then stamped roses and flowers with Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove inks. When I assembled the card I decided that I wasn’t happy with it so decided to stop as it was.

As I had planned in entering two challenges, one stating which colours to use, while the other was a CAS challenge, I picked up an old stamp set I have had for some time – Stampin’ Up Flower Patch. To make the Dahlia flower, I first stamped with Daffodil Delight with the solid stamp, then layered on top with Grapefruit Grove. The other small flower was made using Grapefruit Grove, the stamen was Daffodil Delight and the centre was Pool Party. Leaves were made cutting out Pool Party card stock and stamped with Versamark Ink. I then stamped a swirl on to white card stock using the stamp from Stylish Christmas in Pool Party ink. Everything were layered with Pool Party card stock and the sentiment cut from Pool Party card stock using the greetings thinlet dies.

The card is to be entered in the following challenges:

Global Design Project 172 : CASE the Designer

Paper Players PP424 : A Colour Challenge