Sunday, 24 September 2017

Scribbly Flowers

Hi! Here's a card inspired by this week's Less Is More challenge. I stamped the flowers and sentiment, then stamped another small flower on a scrap of card, to layer about the small flower on the card. I really don't like fussy cutting, but I like the extra dimension it has given. I coloured with inks and a water brush, inspired by the colours at the Paper Play challenge, although I had to mix a couple of the colours as I didn't quite have anything that matched. I added some Nuvo Drops to the flower centres to make them stand out a little bit more, and used a Wink of Stella brush to add some shimmer to the flowers, although it hasn't shown up very well on the photos!

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Less Is More:
Paper Play:
Come And Get It: 'Anything Goes'
Rubber Dance:

Rubber Dance Stamp Set: 'Textured Flowers'
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Adirondack Inks: Cranberry, Purple Twilight
Artistry Inks: Rosy Cheeks, Hay Stack, Old Parchment
Nuvo Drops: Ebony Black
Wink of Stella: Clear

Friday, 22 September 2017

More Daisies

Hi! Here's another card, made with my new stamp set. I coloured with inks, inspired by the gorgeous colours in the Color Throwdown challenge.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown:
Seize the Birthday: 'Anything Goes'

Leonie Pujol stamp set: 'Everlasting Love'
Adirondack Inks: Meadow, Purple Twilight, Sunshine Yellow
Artistry Inks: Fall Fiesta

Bought a New Stamp Set...

Hi! I fell in love with a stamp set I saw online, and accidentally bought it... You know how it is... It arrived a few days ago, and it's just gorgeous. I love these flowers. There's a challenge at Sweet Stampin', called 'Your Favourite Stamp'. This is pretty hard for me, because I am very fickle. Generally, the last stamp I bought is my new favourite stamp :-s  So here's a card, using my new favourite stamp!

The stamp is of the two daisies together, but I wanted to separate them, inspired by the current Muse challenge, so I had to cut them out. I really really hate fussy cutting, as I am pretty rubbish at it, and it's annoying, and the fiddly bits always make the card bend, but I got on with it with minimal grumbling, and I love the result. I coloured them with inks and a water brush, and added sparkle to the flowers with a Wink of Stella pen.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS Colours & Sketches:
Sweet Stampin': 'Your Favourite Stamp'

Leonie Pujol stamp set: 'Everlasting Love'
Adirondack Ink: Bottle
Stampin' Up! Inks: Marina Mist, Perfect Plum
A Wink of Stella pen: Clear

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

I Love Daisies

Hi! I made a couple of cards, trying out my new daisy die! I used a couple of the Distress Oxide backgrounds I made a few weeks ago, and die cut square frames for them. I die cut the daisies, doubling up the petals on one of them, and coloured them with Distress Oxides. I used 3D squares to fasten the daisy heads, to give a bit of dimension, and glued the stem to the frame.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Hand Stamped Sentiments:
Addicted to CAS
Sparkles Monthly: 'Die Cuts and/or Punches'

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Cupcake Challenges:

Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry
Penny Black die: 'Bashful'
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'

Monday, 18 September 2017

Later In The Evening

Hi! Here's another card with the tree and birds, but this time I wanted to do a late evening version, with blues and purples. I coloured with ink dusters, and then smothered it all with Glimmer Mist. I love the colours in this one, and I'm thinking I'd like to make a version with a tree stamp and some little bats, for Halloween!

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Sunday Stamps:
That's Crafty: 'Fly Away'
Inky Chicks: 'Use Your Favourite Colours'
Time Out: 'Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers'

Image from Vectorstock
Adirondack Inks: Purple Twilight, Denim, Sailboat Blue, Butterscotch
Artistry Ink: Rusticana
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers
Glimmer Mist: 'Iridescent Gold'

Autumn Sunset

Hi! Here's a card I made using a new image I bought from Vectorstock. It's such a simple and peaceful scene, I fell in love with it! I masked the setting sun, and created the sky with ink dusters. I cut the frame with my Big Shot, and then drenched the whole thing in Glimmer Mist.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Just Us Girls:
Less Is More:
Your Next Stamp:
AAA Cards:

Image from Vectorstock
Adirondack Inks: Cranberry, Butterscotch
Artistry Ink: Rusticana
Glimmer Mist: 'Iridescent Gold'

Dance 'Til You Fall Over

Hi! I can't dance for toffee, and when I try I'm more of a danger to anyone nearby than a thing of grace and beauty, but I love the image from the current Inkspirational challenge, and was determined to make a card for it. I haven't got any background stamps or papers with music on, so I made a background with Distress Oxides. I printed an image of a dancer, and labouriously cut it out (I really hate fussy cutting!). I cut a frame with my Big Shot, fixed the background behind it, and used 3D squares to attach the dancer in front.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Inkspirational challenge:
Corrosive Challenge: 'Anything Goes'

Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Wilted Violet, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber
Dancer image from Vectorstock

Friday, 15 September 2017

More Borders

Hi! Here's another card using the Vectorstock border images. I coloured with Promarkers, and chose soft greens, pinks, blue, grey and brown, inspired by the current Card Concept challenge. I also used hammered cardstock to add to the soft, weathered look.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

The Card Concept: Style: CAS
CAS on Friday: 'Colour Me Pretty'
Creatalicious: 'Anything Goes with Optional Leaves'

Border images from Vectorstock