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Stylish Christmas

Stylish Christmas

This is a second cad made using the Stampin’ Up Stylish Christmas Stamp set, but using Poppy Parade as the main colour this time, and a striped background stamped with Poppy Parade too, Holly Leaves using Old Olive, which I find is a gentle green with many uses.



Merry Merlot and Stylish Christmas

Merry Merlot and Stylish Christmas

Those of you who know me, know that I like a little glass or two or red wine. Therefore I was more than happy when Stampin’ Up brought out a new ink called Merry Merlot as I thought that it was a really deep wine colour and perfect for a number of projects including Christmas.

For this project and inspired by the Global Design Project Challenge I used the Merry Merlot to double stamp and then fussy cut the Poinsettia flowers. Unfortunately I don’t own Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake another two of the Stamping’ Up colours in the challenge, however I used Emerald Envy for the Holly Leaves and Brown Sugar to stamp some little Snowflakes under the flowers. The Snowflakes had clear embossing powder on them to make them “pop” out. I added Merry Merlot ribbon, layered the card on to a Brown Sugar background, then on to a Merry Merlot embossed background.


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

Global Design Project #GDP165 – Colour Scheme

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Stamping Up Only Challenges  #SUOC211


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.



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:


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.


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.


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

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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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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