Thursday, 31 August 2017

Patchwork Flower

Hi! Here's a card I made using a flower stamp from Rubber Dance - I love the patchwork look to it! I stamped and clear embossed the flower onto watercolour paper, then coloured with inks and a water brush, and added a soft background wash for sky. I added the birthday sentiment and a small punched flower. I added white dots to the centre so it matched the stamped flower.





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Rubber Dance Forever Stamping Challenge: 'Anything Goes'
Sparkles Monthly: 'Birthday'
Sweet Stampin': 'Swirls'


Ingredients:
Rubber Dance Stamp Set: 'Textured Flowers'
Sentiment from Woodware 'Jane's Script'
Adirondack Ink pad: Cranberry, Butterscotch, Willow
Stampin' Up ink pad: Pool Party
White gel pen


Flowers & Beads

Hi, here's a card I made, inspired by this week's Muse challenge. I stamped the image in the corner of the cardstock, and coloured with inks. I accentuated the black dots on the image with Nuvo Drops. I added the green card diagonally over the image, and cut the card down to the original square. I added a strip of mirror board, and threaded some beads to add over the top. I stamped the sentiment onto another piece of green card, and cut it down to a strip, to add below the strip of beads.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Muse:
Color Throwdown:
Less Is More: 'Use a Real Object' - beads
Come And Get It: 'Two or More Different Embellishments' - beads and Nuvo Drops


Ingredients:
Concord & 9th 'Hello Lovely' stamp set
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Artistry Ink pads: Amazon Trail, Pampas
Adirondack Ink: Cranberry, Butterscotch
Nuvo Crystal Drops: Ebony Black
Assorted beads


Cats Cats Cats

Hiya! Here's a birthday card I made with my new Indigo Blu stamp, 'Kibble Kits', inspired by the CAS-ual Fridays challenge. I stamped on Kraft card and embossed in white. The cat stamp is a rectangle, so I cut it down to a square, and with the spare section I cut out some cats to add to the bottom of the card. It's a card for a cat-mad man, so hopefully he will like it. I have resisted the urge to add any bling or sparkle!





I am entering this in the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays: 'Kraft & White'
CASology: 'Square'
Addicted to Stamps: 'Mark Your Mark'
My Time to Craft: 'Krafty'
Rubber Dance: 'Embossing'


Ingredients:
Indigo Blu Stamp: 'Kibble Kits'
Sentiment from Woodware: 'Daisy Panel'
Papermania embossing powder: Seafoam White



Anniversary Card

Hiya. Here's an anniversary card, made using the 'Love Is' stamp from Indigo Blu. I stamped and embossed the heart, then coloured with inks and ink dusters, an orangey centre deepening to red towards the edge, although I made the centre too dark. It hasn't got as much contrast to the outer colour as I intended! I spritzed with water to give it a bit of a mottled effect.




I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Rubber Dance: 'Embossing'
Crafty Creations: 'Anything Goes'
Sisterhood of Crafters: 'Anything Goes'
Watercooler Wednesday: 'Anything Goes'
4 Crafty Chicks: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Indigo Blu Stamp: 'Love Is'
Adirondack inks: Cranberry, Butterscotch
WOW! embossing powder: Platinum



Monday, 7 August 2017

Happy Bird-day

Hiya! Here's a card I made, using a stamped and half-coloured image I'd had lying around for a little while! I finished colouring, using inks and a water brush, and let it dry. I cut it out and stuck it to a square piece of card that I'd printed the sentiment on. I added gems and used a wink of stella pen for sparkle.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Always Fun: 'Let it Sparkle'
Moving Along with the Times: 'Things that Fly'
Pink Gem: 'Birthday Wishes'
Your Next Stamp:
Making Memories: 'Anything Goes / One for the Girls or Ladies'


Ingredients:
Woodware Stamp: 'Special Bird'
Adirondack Ink pad: Butterscotch, Cranberry, Meadow
Artistry Ink pad: Burnt Umber, Rich Mocha, Rusticana
Wink of Stella pen: Clear
Crystal Parade gems: Clear


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

My Cousin's Wedding

Last Saturday was my cousin's wedding, in Glasgow. It was a beautiful service, full of laughter, and my cousin and his gorgeous bride looked so happy, it was infectious!

I made this card for them. I stamped the image on watercolour paper and embossed with platinum embossing powder, then coloured with brushos. When it was dry, I mounted it on silver card. I printed the sentiment on a larger piece of card, backed onto more silver card, then used 3D squares to fix the image in the centre.

I had a little bottle of red heart confetti and a bronze heart locket with 'Wish Box' written on it, which I'd hoarded for the right project. I attached them to some bronze chain, and added another strand with a little heart charm on it, and fastened the chains to the top of the card. The 'Wish Box' locket opens, so I printed out a little message saying 'happily ever after', cut it out and folded it so that it would fit inside the locket.




I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Just Us Girls: 'Something Old and/or Something New' (Old: Wish Box locket and Hearts jar. New: Platinum embossing powder)
HLS Watercolour Challenge: 'Anything Goes - optional twist: Bloom'
Creative Inspirations: 'Anything Goes'



Ingredients:
Indigo Blu Stamp: 'Love Is'
Brushos: Cobalt Blue
WOW! embossing powder: Platinum
Charms

Totes Amazeballs!

Hi! I've had a few things going on, so haven't been making cards or posting on here for a while, but a lovely chap at work asked me to make a card for his girlfriend, which has kicked me into action. He asked me for something with a bird on it, and for it to say 'To my totes amazeballs girlfriend'!

Here's what I made. I stamped the image twice, so I could layer up some of the feathers and petals. I coloured with inks, and added sparkle with a Wink of Stella pen and some gems.




I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Muse: 'Anything Goes'
Crafty Creations: 'Anything Goes'
Crafts Galore: 'Anything goes'


Ingredients:
Woodware Stamp: 'Special Bird'
Adirondack Ink pad: Sail Boat Blue, Cranberry, Meadow
Artistry Ink pad: Burnt Umber, Rich Mocha, Rusticana
Wink of Stella pen: Clear
Crystal Parade gems: Clear