Sunday, 15 July 2018

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Tangerine and Olive ...

Good evening ... I hope all is good with you!  I'm popping by to share a card that I made some time ago but had forgotten all about until I spotted the challenge at "Less is More" - it is a colour challenge - to use tangerine and olive.

This is a wedding card that I made at the request of my daughter ... you may be wondering how I came up with, what appears to be, a random combination of elements!!  The reason for the design is that my daughter was making the wedding cake - three tiers - one chocolate, one lemon drizzle and a top layer of a victoria sponge which she decorated with orange slices and bay leaves.  So my brief was oranges and leaves!  This is the cake:

She was delighted with the card and the wedding party soon demolished the cake!!

I used:
A free circle stamp from the Craft Stamper Magazine
STAMPlorations - Leaf Stencil
                           - Crazy Running Stitch Rectangle die
Molding paste
Distress inks - Spiced marmalade
PaperArtsy - Hey Pesto Acrylic paint

"Less is More" #375


Sunday, 8 July 2018

AAA Cards Christmas in July ...

Yes, that's right ... 'Christmas in July' is the theme for the new challenge at AAA Cards ... our aim is to help and encourage you to get creating those all important Christmas cards.  Every year I promise myself that I will not leave my Christmas cards until the last minute and every year I seem to forget.  

So this year ... I've started with three cards!!  Same design just different colourways ... a simple and super CAS one layer card ... easily replicated with any Christmas image and small sentiment:

Apologies for the shadow ... I either have not enough light or too much!!

The third card is hiding!
I used:

STAMPlorations:  Yuletide Deer
UNIKO:  Simply Said
WOW:  White, gold and silver embossing powder
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

I hope I've inspired you to get out the Christmas stamps and start creating ... come December you'll be thanking AAA Cards for bringing you Christmas in July!!


Thursday, 5 July 2018

Birthday surprise ...

The design team at STAMPlorations have organised a very special surprise blog hop!  If you are a fan of STAMPlorations or visit my blog regularly you will know that for the whole of June we have been celebrating the company's birthday ... well today is extra special because we are celebrating Shery's birthday.  I'm delighted to be part of the surprise blog hop and have a card to share with you:

What better way is there to celebrate but to showcase one of the amazing stamps and dies from STAMPlorations.

I used:
STAMPlorations:  Dee's Artsy Impressions Bloom Sprays #1
                             Crazy Double Running Stitch Nesting Rectangles.

Check out STAMPlorations blog to see the other amazing designs from the rest of the team ... I just know you will not be disappointed!


Saturday, 30 June 2018

Bits Box ...

Just passing through to share a card ...

I spotted the challenge at "Less is More" encouraging us to use our 'bits box' to create a card ... so out came all the bits I've saved along with indecision!!  After much procrastination I decided that the butterflies would be just the job!

"Less is More" #374


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.