Sunday, 24 June 2018

AAA Cards ... Use a Frame ...

Good Morning ... it is time for a new challenge at AAA Cards ... I hope you are all set to get involved.  This time we would like you to use a frame:

I've used two frames to 'spotlight' part of the image:

I stamped and heat embossed the flowers before water colouring with distress inks.  I then used some rectangle dies to create the frames which I adhered to the card using foam tape to add dimension.  I also stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.

I used:
STAMPlorations - dee's artsy impressions, Blossom Sprays #2
Distress Inks
Lawn Cuts - Stitched Rectangles

I hope that you will take the time to join in with the challenge ... if you need more inspiration then pop over to the blog and check out the amazing designs from the rest of the design team.


Friday, 22 June 2018

STAMPlorations Birthday Celebrations ...

It is an exciting time this month at STAMPlorations as we are all celebrating their 5th Birthday and what a party we are having!  A chance for all to win some amazing prizes and to join in with the fun ... full details are available here

Every day the spotlight is on a member of the design team sharing some of their favourite projects alongside a new project ... and you are invited to choose a design and CASE it (Copy and Share Everything).   

Today it is my turn ... so here goes!!

First up is my newest creation:

I used:

STAMPlorations - French Marigold - Large
CUTplorations - Bloom Happy Coordinating Dies

Three of my favourites:

Originally featured on 7th March 2018
Originally featured on 4th November 2016
Originally featured on 30th August 2017
I would be flattered if you decided to CASE one of my cards ... to think that I have inspired you to get out your supplies and create would be amazing!!  

Remember to check out the full post over at STAMPlorations.


Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Friendship matters ...

Good evening ... a quick post to share this:

I've been playing with alcohol inks recently ... makes a change from gelli printing ... creating backgrounds with added foiling.  I love the effect that the gold adds to the panel.  For this card I die cut lots of hexagons and then spent ages (and ages) deciding on the layout ... I must have tried hundreds of layouts before arriving on the above.  I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder before adding it to the card.

I'm entering the following challenges:
"Less is More" #373


Sunday, 10 June 2018

AAA Cards Geometrics ...

Well it's been an exciting two weeks celebrating AAA Cards 4th Birthday Bash ... I hope you joined in and had fun ... all the winners will be announced next weekend.  While you wait why not join in with the new challenge that starts today!  This time the theme is:

This is one of my favourites ... I hope it is one of yours too!!  I combined my love of geometrics with rainbow colours!

I used:
UNIKO - Background Builders: Triangulate
            - Simply Said Blocks
Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire and Wilted Violet
Versafine Onyx Black

As always, check out the blog for more inspiring projects from the design team.  I look forward to seeing your creations.


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Alcohol Ink and foiling ...

I've been wandering around the internet this week (it is half term so no work for a week!) and watching some really inspiring crafting videos on You Tube ... I was looking for inspiration!!  I seem to be stuck and lacking that little something to create a design that stands out.

One of the videos was about creating backgrounds with alcohol ink and then adding foiling to the almost dry ink - the video was by Kelly Latevola.   So I tried it ... and loved it!!  This card is made with just a small piece from one of the backgrounds:

This is the panel before I cut it up ... the gold foiling is difficult to capture in a photograph
The sentiment is heat embossed onto some vellum and attached to the print with some liquid glue behind the letters. I added some fun foam to the back of the panel before adhering it to the card base.  The sentiment is from the UNIKO Spring Botanicals: Daffodil stamp set.

I'm going to enter the Anything Goes challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More


Sunday, 27 May 2018

One Layer Lily ...

Good evening ... another card to share this time a simple one layer card with some heat embossing and a touch of subtle water colouring:

I used:
Inkylicious - Calla Lily Stamp set
Distress Inks - Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Crushed Olive
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
WOW Clear embossing powder
UNIKO - Simply Said stamps.

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" #372

Penny Black and More May Challenge - Anything Goes


AAA Cards ... 4th Birthday Bash ...

This is the start of any amazing challenge we are celebrating at AAA Cards!!  It's the challenges 4th Birthday - we have some fabulous sponsors joining in with the celebration by providing lots of amazing prizes.  To win all you need to do is join in with the fun and get creative - full details on how to participate are at the end of this post.

As always the first way to join in is to create a clean and simple card and link up to the challenge:

... and it will be no surprise that the theme is 'Happy Birthday'.  Need inspiring? How about this:

I used:
STAMPlorations - Bloomtangled ATC #1
Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet.
WOW Platinum Embossing Powder
UNIKO Simply Said

If this isn't enough inspiration then visit the blog and take a peak at the amazing projects from the rest of the team.

Remember I said we had lots of sponsors, well check this out:

... and here's how to join in:

Are you going to join in with the treasure hunt ... if you are then this list will help you:

Elaine - you are here!
I hope you will join in with the bash ... the more you play the greater the chance that you will win!!