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One card, many colours

One card, many colours

Today I am sharing a set of cards, made in bulk, using Stampin’ Up Festival of Trees stamp set and a variety of non traditional christmas colours, but the same layout. 

The back grounds were made using Stampin’ Up inks and then stamped with a snowflake background stamp and clear embossed. The trees too were stamped using the inks, clear embossed and cut out using the tree punch.

The Peek-a-boo die was MFT which I felt gave the tree just that little bit extra class. The card was assembled,the sentiment stamped and heat embossed then layered in front of the tree. 

This will be entered into the following challenges: 

Paper Players – theme #PP421 It beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Inkspirational Challenges: #175 Designers Choice – Anything Christmas


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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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:

Altenew-Beautiful Day

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:

stamping bella posh girl has a present

Warm and Cosy

Warm and Cosy

I love the partner stamp to Penny Black “Snowy” “Santa’s Hat” He is so cute and makes you feel so cozy.

Coloured with my faithful Promarkers, hat fur filled with Tonic Nuvo Glitter and fussy cut (as I don’t yet have the die) he was layered on to a frame.

I would like to enter the PaperPlayers Challenge PP371 Clean and Simple Warm and Cozy, along with the Passion for Promarkers Challenge 422 It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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Speedy Card

Speedy Card

How often do you normally spend when making a single card? I must confess I can take over 2 days, with the background and accents being the issue – should I add this, how does it look, do the colours go, all being part of my dilemma.

However, this one was made like Speedy Gonzales. I was on the PaperPlayers blog and the challenge this week is a tic tac toe square giving many options, When I saw what we could use I immediately decided I wanted to use my new Sue Wilson set of dies, my MFT Peek-a-boo stitched rectangle and shiny card stock I keep meaning to use, but never get around to using it. The sentiment was stamped using a Hero Arts stamp which I have have for to many years to mention, but use every year when making Christmas cards.

I would like to enter the card in the PaperPlayers #368 – with Tree, Die-cut and Shine.