Tag Archives: January 2019

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.


Recipe for Love

Recipe for Love

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is good to get ahead and thought that this stamp from MFT – Recipe for Happiness would be perfect. It was a stamp set that I bought some time ago for a special reason – a chef was leaving his job. I then thought that there would be limited use for it afterwards unless I knew other chefs changing jobs. However, I looked at it again and thought this is great for love cards.

Using the MFT wall stencil, I used Distress Ink Barn Door to lighty colour the wall, gave the chef red colour clothing to keep the theme, then finally cut out hearts with the MFT Tag Builder BluePrints 6 to add as the aroma from the cooking.

This card is to be entered in the following challenges:

Simon says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: MFT Have a Heart

To early for Christmas Cards?

To early for Christmas Cards?

When Simon Says Stamps has a challenge using Hero Arts stamps what do you do? Use your favourite christmas stamp. I really love the simplicity of the Let it Snow stamp, where snowmen can be dressed up or down. So, to enter this challenge I stamped the big snowman, cut it out, added a subtle layer of grey around the snowman to add a shadow, then layered the snowman on to the card. An additional scarf was stamped using Distress Ink – Festive Berries, cut out and glued on to the snowman and covered with 3D Gloss Finish to add some depth. A number of circle layers were cut, with one coloured using Festive Berries ink again to bring the card together. Sentiment was stamped again using the Festive Berries ink.

The card is to be entered in the following challenges

Simon Says Stamps SSS: Clean and Simple; Hero Arts

AAA Cards: CAS One third and masking

ABC Christmas Challenge: A is for anything Christmas Goes

Texting to You

Texting to You

Male cards are normally quite difficult to make. My nephew was turning 18 and I decided that this rubber stamp Oliver Texting made by Lili of the Valley. He was coloured in using my Promarkers, fussy cut out and layered on to the black and tangerine background. That colour was selected as he is a Dundee United football supporter.

I am entering the card in the following challenge:

Passion for Promarkers Challenge 476 – Masculine Cards – It was then in  the top 5.

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

Birthday Boy

Birthday Boy

As with Olaf in the previous post, there is another birthday in the family. Arthur my husband and twin of my Sister-in-Law so it is double production of cards.

I may have previously stated that my husband is an avid golfer so the stamp from Lili of the Valley is a perfect one to use, seen by the many cards I have made using this stamp. The image was coloured using Promarkers, frame and layer was cut using the Spellbinders dies labels one. The background was made using paper in my stash. The plain blue paper was run through an embossing folder to give a wood look effect.

I am entering the card in the Passion For Promarkers Challenge 475 – dies or punches

Birthday in January

Birthday in January

After the excitement of December, those who have a birthday in January regularly get forgotten. My husband and his twin sister have their birthday in January and I always make a point of making sure cards are made well in advance.

My sister in law is a real Olaf fan – even to the extent that she has a tattoo of him on her. So what do you make for her – an Olaf birthday card of course.

This one was made using dies bought from the Range, cut and assembled. I then painted Oaf with my Wink of Stella pen to give an appearance of frosted snow. The snow background came from a stash of card I have, which I keep forgetting to use, but was perfect for this. I am sure when she receives it she will love it.

Slowly but Surely

Slowly but Surely

Having previously seen a card made with the Altenew Dodec Cover Die, I was inspired to buy it. Then, probably like many other craft stuff you buy, it was sitting in the cupboard waiting to be used.

When I saw the Altenew January 2019 colour challenge, I knew what I could do with this. I had three pieces of card coloured with Dark Knight, Ruby Red and Autumn Blaze. I then cut Ruby Red and Autumn Blaze using the Dodec Cover Die, keeping the cut our pieces. Ruby Red was layered on to the Dark Knight card and then the fun began. Slowly I picked up the small pieces of waste from both the Ruby Red and Autumn Blaze card and glued on the the Dark Knight card to make flower patterns. I actually found it quite therapeutic making patterns up. Some of the petals were painted with the Altenew Autumn Blaze paint to add some depth, whilst some sparkle was added using clear Wink of Stella and small Rhinstones stuck on the centre of the flowers. Everything was layered on to the dark cardstock and the sentiment was stamped using Dark Knight on Autumn Blaze and Ruby Red flag.

This card too will be entered in the Altenew  January 2019 Inspiration Challenge.

Beautiful Day plus some

Beautiful Day plus some

Inspired by the Altenew Challenge colours I knew that the blue would be perfect to use with my Parrot Paradise stamps. I decided to stamp the leaves with Ocean Waves, Dusk and Dark Knight then fussy cut. I have always looked at the parrot tail and see that as part of a layering with the rest of the leaves, so stamped with Ruby Red and cut out to add some more interest. The flowers were from the Beautiful Day set, and stamped with Sun Kissed, Orange Cream, Ruby Red and Autumn Blaze, and layered on to the fine frame cut out of red cardstock.

This card is being entered in the January 2019 Altenew Inspiration Challenge.

Magical Dragons

Magical Dragon

Do you ever look at a card challenge and think to yourself what can I make? Well I looked at the MFT Sketch Challenge 418, looked a my MFT dies and stamps and pulled out my Magical Dragons stamps, Stitched Clouds and Stitched Scallop Edges 2.

I cut out a pocket shape using the Stitched Scalloped Edges, which was coloured with more Distress Inks to give a sun, sky and cloud background. Another layer cut by hand was coloured using the Abandoned Coral. The dragons were stamped using the Magical Dragons and coloured with Distress Ink – Abandoned Coral and Wilted Violet. The clouds were made using the Stitched Clouds and set so that mummy and baby dragons could sit on them. The sentiment came from the Hello Little One stamp set.

The card itself was lightly coloured with Wilted Violet and three lines drawn in Abandoned Coral. Everything was then assembled and stuck on the card.

This card is entered in the MFT Sketch #148 Challenge