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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

Silver Wedding ANNIVERSARY with a twist

Silver Wedding Anniversary

I was recently asked to make a Silver Wedding Anniversary card that was to be traditional with a bit of comedy for a couple, one who is Irish. I struggled with this and tried this and that, putting lots of different layers, silver embossing stars, spots etc and kept thinking – no that is not what I want. Using my faithful Big Shot I eventually decided to go to my fall back and layered using silver cardstock using spellbinder dies to cut cut the frames, stamped and embossed cardstock with Tonic Silver embossing powder the Altenew Starry Night stamp and stamped and coloured Stamping Bella Lovely Gnomes using Copic Markers.

I am entering the card in the following challenges

The Paper Players Theme Challenge #502 – Wedding Anniversary

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Use your Favourite Tool – Big Shot

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #TTTC076 – Alphabet, Square, Embossing

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

tulips for spring

Tulips for spring

Don’t you just love spring – buds starting appear on trees, flowers blooming, bees buzzing. It just gives you a feeling of a new start.

With that in mind I decided to get out my stamp set Tulips from Waffle Flowers. I love these stamps as I think that they are so versatile. I stamped the first flower, then masked to stamp the next flower. Coloured in using my promarkers and fussy cut out. Used the brick embossing folder then layered all using my spellbinder dies.

I am going to enter it in the following challenges :

Seeing double

Seeing Double

Today I am sharing a card made using the stamp set from the Stampin’ Up Sale-a-bration Power of Hope. I knew the minute I saw the stamp I had to have it as I love everything Japanese.

I knew I wanted to use the stamp to try the mirror technique – which I have never successfully succeeded before. However, I knew that this stamp would be perfect for it. Using Rich Razzleberry I stamped once then stamped onto an acrylic block and stamp again in reverse. For both Kimonos I used the leaves and water design from the My Meadow stamp set. Old Olive was then used for the grass the Geisha were walking on and the cherry blossom was made using tree branches stamped using Tip Top Taupe and for the blossom I used the same leaves from the My Meadow stamp set using Poppy Parade. Hope you like the card.

I am entering in the following challenge

The Paper Players Colour Challenge – PP473

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

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

Love is in the air

Love is in the air

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and love is in the air, I thought I would share a card with you using a die I recently bought from Simon Says Stamps – Stacked Hearts. I first used Distress Oxides – Pumpkin Pie, Abandoned Coral and Festive Berries to colour card stock. I used the die to cut the coloured card stock, keeping the small hearts for a future project. The heart outlines were infilled with small white hearts coloured with clear Wink of Stella.

I layered this on to checked card stock made by stamping Concord and 9th Plaid Background Stamp with Festive Berries and Pumpkin Pie. The sentiment, stamped with Festive Berries ink was from Altenew.

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

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