Friday, 25 May 2018

Friday Focus

The photo challenge at Inkspirational has the most dreamy and pretty image to inspire card makers.

I thought I knew which stamp I wanted to use, but then while searching for it came across a completely different stamp that I had just about forgotten I had. Don't you love challenges that make you root through your stash and discover a hidden gem?

It was such a joy to colour up this cute and fun image. I was thinking Woo Hoo all the time I was colouring, so of course that had to be the sentiment!

Stamps:Tatty button, Swingtime; HLS, Bold Birthday Sentiments (retired)
Pens: Copics, R32., R35, E000, E00, E33, E35, E37, R20, YG67, YG11, YG17, BOO

Thanks so much for looking today, I really appreciate it.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm sharing a card I made that was inspired by the beautiful photos from The Card .Concept and The Paper Players.


Although I loved all the flower colours I decided to go for a CAS style, so had to pare down my instincts to use all the colours.

I stamped the image in green to pick up on the backgrounds in the photos. Then I added some colour to the flowers using a mixture of copic and promarker pens.

A simple block greeting finished my card off a treat.

Stamps: Honey Doo Crafts, Flower Frenzy; Uniko, Simply Said Blocks II
Ink: SU, lemon lime twist
Pens: Promarker, peach, oatmeal, vanilla, buttercup; Copic, R32, R35

It's been great fun sharing my blog with you today, thanks so much for your visit.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Wednesday Words

I'm joining in with the challenge at Calling All Sistahs today. They have a beautiful photo to use as inspiration.

Here's how it spoke to me:

The lattice pattern on that gorgeous ceiling just reminded me of feathers for some reason, so that's the way I let myself go! I stamped the block feathers in a light blue and then the detailed feathers on top in black.

The whole thing was matted onto a darker blue cardstock and I was done. Simple!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Tickle My Fancy
Inks: SU, marina mist; Memento, tuxedo black

Another day of blogging done and I'm so glad you joined me on this journey. Thanks so much for your time.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Tuesday Talk

Well as we've been having some lovely sunny and quite warm weather here in the UK for a change it seemed only logical to make a card for the CAS Christmas Challenge where the theme is SNOWman! Ha! I must have a very strange sense of humour!

Here's my card:

I used the delightful line of snowmen from Digi Stamp Boutique and had a relaxing time colouring them in with some chilly blues and purples. And I do so love to see a line of images on cards!

I die cut the snowmen into a stitched rectangle and then matted it onto a blue card base. Loving how cool all these blues look.

Stamp: Digi Stamp Boutique, large Christmas Snowmen; HLS, Mixed Christmas Sentiments (retired)
Ink: Versafine, onyx black
Pens: Copic, N1, C1, C3, C5, C7, BV000, BV01, BV04, BV11, BV13, B23, B24, B04, B12, B14, B00, B01, B02
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, it's always more fun when I have company.

And keep crafting!

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Monday, 21 May 2018

Monday Moment

Today I'm sharing a card I made using the colours from the current Less is More Challenge.

Here's my card:

I started by masking off two strips near the bottom of the card and added yello and blue ink using a sponge applicator. Then I used the stunning new stamps from Uniko -  Just Because - for my grey elements.

I die cut the card into a stitched panel and used a piece of foam to lift it slightly. I finished off by adding a layer of sparkle to the leaf silhouette.

Stamps: Uniko, Just Because
Inks: SU, smoky slate; Ranger distress, mustard seed, blueprint sketch
Embelishment: Wink of Stella, clear:

Huge thanks for dropping by my blog today, I always enjoy having you visit.

And keep crafting!
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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Sunday Spot

Today I'm sharing a card I created for the colour challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.

Here's my card:

I decided to give the Clearly Besotted fairy an airing in these rather unusual colours for such an image. Figured some folks would like to see a fairy in a leafy green for a change - was channelling the Flower Fairy vibe!

I used an acryllic block and swiped some of the ink onto it, added a tiny amount of water and used a paint brush to colour the fairy.And as the sentiment suggests she is well sparkled up with a Sakura gelly roll pen.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Fairy Tale Fairy
Inks: SU, pacific point, so saffron,, pear pizzazz; Memento, tuxedo black
Pen: sakura gelly roll, clear star.

Thanks for looking today. i really appreciate you taking the time.

And keep crafting!

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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Saturday Slot

I'm back in card making mode today and have a card to share that i made with the Crazy for CAS Challenge theme - Use circles on your creation.

Here's my card:

This was one of my favourite types of cards to create, simple, easy and flat enough to pop in the post easily. So I stamped the circles and the sentiment using a Kaleidacolor ink pad with some lovely fresh blues through to yellow colours.

The whole thing was matted onto a slight,y larger coloured card base to give it a bit of extra pizzazz.

Stamps: Concord & 9th, Birthday Stacks
Ink: Kaleidacolor, Riviera

Thanks for your time today, I really appreciate that you chose to spend some of it looking at my blog.

And keep crafting!

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