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Dash of Splash

Dash of Splash

Today I am sharing a background stamp that I found hard to work with when I started using it, but when I worked out the correct lines and all that stuff it is fast becoming one of my favourite. It is a background stamp made by Simon Says Stamps showing Tulips called Sunny Days Ahead. The fisrts time I coloured it I made a dark background which I didn’t like, the second time I spilt all my watercolour paint over it, but I did like the colour combination so will be able to rescue some of it. All good practice to working out which bits to paint and which not to. First I embossed using Nuvo Glacier White embossing powder then coloured this using orange and pink with green leaves using Altenew Waterbrush Markers. The birthday wishes sentiment was made using normal black cardstock and embossed with clear Nuvo embossing poweder to give a shine.

I am entering the card in the following challenges:

Fine and Flora

Fine and Flora

Today I want to share a card made using one of my favourite background stamps. It is the Flora stamp made by Simon Says Stamps. It is so easy to use, but so therapeutic when you colour it in.

I stamped Bermuda Bay coloured card stock with navy ink and clear embossing powder. Using Tangelo Twist and Melon Mambo ink I coloured in the flowers. The sentiment was also stamped in navy ink.

I would like to enter in the following challenges

Simon Say Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge: Beautiful Botanicals

Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge

Beautiful Peony

Beautiful Peony

Today I am sharing a card made using Altenew Beautiful Peony with colours inspired by The Paper Players Challenge

I stamped the card an coloured using the inks from Stampin’ Up – Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Pool Party and Mango Melody, I water coloured the flowers and leaves allowing the colours to swoosh in to each other. The sentiment was stamped with Night of Navy and framed using Altenew Fine Frames Diamond and layered on to Night of Navy cardstock. Small dots were added using Tonic Nuvo Drops.

The card is being entered in the following Challenges:

The Paper Players Colour Challenge: PP503

CAS(E) this Sketch: #384

just for fun

Just for Fun

Hope you have all been having such lovely weather as we have been having recently in Carnoustie. We are just not used to having so much warm sunny days – so have been enjoying.

Today I want to share a card I made – just for fun – which will then be put away in my birthday box.

Using the Altenew Wallpaper Art Set which I have had for some time, I stamped and embossed with Tonic Classic Gold Embossing powder. I really like their embossing powder as I find it makes a really smooth outline. I painted the flowers with Altenew Coral Berry watercolour paint, and die-cut them out. Having jsut taken delivery of the new Altenew Washi Rose Petal tape, I cut it i to fine strips and placed it on the card. This was layered onto bright pink card that I have in my stock. Pink diamonds were then splattered around to finish off the card.

I will enter the card in the following challenge:

Paper Players Challenge: Tic Tac Toe PP493 – I have included Flowers, Die Cut and Embossing

Global Designs Projects :Theme Floral #243

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Card Concept Challenge – Bright Florals #136 – Picking up the Pink colour, flowers and lines

Sending best wishes

Sending Best Wishes

Today as lockdown continues I want to share a card which I just loved doing.

I used the Altenew Poppy Garden set, stamped on to white cardstock, stamped with black versamark ink then added clear embossing powder. The Poppies were coloured using Copic Markers, while the background was coloured using C09 to make the poppies stand out.

The sentiments were cut using gold card and white card stock, all glued together to make them stand out. The frame had distress oxide black soot to darken down the red card stock as I felt it was too bright to go with the poppy colours.

I am entering the card in the following challenges:

New Year, new inks, new stamps

New Year, New Inks, New Stamp

New Year is the time to try out your new Christmas gifts and thank those who have given you presents.

This card has been made using the new ink set Sugar Plum from Altenew using the new stamp set Regal Beauty. This set is one of the easiest to line up so have spent half of my time making lots of flowers using the different inks. The flowers and leaves were all cut out and layered on to Altenew Tree Ring Die.

I am entering the card in to the following challenges

Thank you for the flowers

Thank you for the flowers

Today after a long period of absence I would like to share the first of my Thank You cards I made for many of the presents I was lucky enough to receive over the festive period.

The card was made stamping the Friendship Blooms Hero Arts with Gina K. I then coloured the flowers in using Polychromo pencils. Although I tend to love all things crafty, I have been seen more and more cards being made using these pencils to decided to take the plunge in a very small way with a technique which was new to me. I bought a few different shades of red to see if I liked using them (which is why all the flowers are different shades of red as I was experimenting). I must admit I do like using them and will now buy more, but only after I have watched some more You-tube channels.

Finally the sentiment Thanks was cut using glitter card and stuck onto the card before being handed over. For completion, the envelope was made using paper from my stash.

I am entering the card in the following competitions

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.