Tuesday, 30 January 2018

New Daisies!

Hi! I bought a stamp set last week after falling in love with some cards I saw on Pinterest. It arrived yesterday and I love it so much! Here's a card I made for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge: 'Favourite Colour'. I love blues and purples, and my favourite colour is a kind of inky blue that's somewhere between blue and purple.

I made the card by stamping the outline in black, then inking up the filler stamp in blue and purple, then spritzing a couple of times with water before stamping. I love the simplicity of the result!

My lovely mate Debbie has got a similar stamp set to this, and she used a shimmer spray to smudge the inks. Really beautiful result... I am going to have to copy her and give that a try!

Anyway, here's my card:





Ingredients:
Stamps By Me: Amazing Daisy set
Artistry Inks: Indian Jamun, Blue Chase


Trying out new dies!

Hiya! Here's a card I made using a couple of dies I bought last month, but hadn't had chance to use. I cut a stitched square and then used the hearts border across the top. I made a background with Distress Oxides and Glimmer Mist, cut a small strip for a border, cut the sentiment, and used the rest behind the die cut hearts. I used red, pink and orange, but I might make another with deep, rich reds instead. I glued the border and sentiment on, and added some of the little hearts from the die cut.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

HLS Die Cuts:
Stamp Ink Paper:
Shopping Our Stash: 'He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not'

CASology:


Ingredients:
Elizabeth Craft Designs 'Stitched Squares'
Hearts Trail Cutting Die
Lawn Fawn 'I love You Border'
Distress Oxides: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple
Glimmer Mist: Iridescent Gold


Sunday, 28 January 2018

New Uniko Stamp

Hi! Here are some cards I made using my new Uniko flower stamp. I wanted to try it with lots of different colours. It's such a cute stamp! I added gems to the flower centres, and then used stitched dies for layers.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown:
CAS Colours and Sketches:





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Cards In Envy: 'Black & White'
Creatalicious: 'Anything Goes with optional Cute'





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Color My Heart: 
CAS on Friday: 'Color Me Pretty'





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

HLS CAS:
House of Cards:





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Uniko:  (Old - stitched dies, New - doodle flower stamp)
Sweet Stampin': 'Valentine / Love'


Ingredients:
Uniko Stamp: 'Doodle Flower'
Promarkers
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitches Squares dies
Crystal Parade gems


Saturday, 27 January 2018

Drenched Painted Harvest Flowers

Hi! I can't put these SU stamps down! Here's another card, colours inspired by the current MFT challenge, although after spritzing with so much water, it's hard to see the pink, and some of the orange has become yellow. I love how the colours have spread, though! I used oxides, which has made the flowers look even softer :)




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

MFT: - I used the pink, honest! And I didn't use yellow!
Crafty Creations: 'Anything Goes'
Corrosive Challenges: 'Anything Goes'
Dragonfly Dreams: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Stamps from Stampin' Up! 'Summer Silhouettes' set
Distress Oxide Ink pads: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Salty Ocean
Adirondack Ink pad: Meadow


Pink Painted Harvest Flowers

Hi! Here's another card I made with my new SU set. I love these flowers! I wanted to try them in pink, inspired by the current Card Concept challenge, but then I saw the Cupcake Inspirations challenge, and decided to try using those colours - I would never have thought about putting them together before, but I love how the card has turned out! I used Stickles for a bit of sparkle in the centre of the flowers.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations:
The Card Concept: (CAS, inspired by the pink flowers)
Unicorn Challenge: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Stamps from Stampin' Up! 'Summer Silhouettes' set
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Distress Oxide Ink pads: Picked Raspberry, Antique Linen, Black Soot
Stickles: Star Dust


Thursday, 25 January 2018

Watercolour Painted Harvest

Hi! Here's another card made with the Painted Harvest set - I'm obsessed. I didn't really have a plan when I started this one. I cut a panel of watercolour paper, and wanted to see how the stamps looked when using really wet ink and letting it bleed. I spritzed some red Brushos with water, plonked my stamps in, and stamped on the watercolour paper. It looked pretty, but lost too much detail, so I dried the paper, and tried inking up the stamp, then spritzing that with water before stamping. That held more detail, and looked really pretty. You can see those flowers behind the clearer ones. I dried the paper again, then stamped without spritzing, to just get a normal image. I love the watercolour background behind the clear flowers!





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Stamp Ink Paper:
4 Crafty Chicks: 'Anything Goes with twist of Watercolour Background'


Ingredients:
Stamps from Stampin' Up! 'Summer Silhouettes' set
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Artistry Ink pad: Rosy Cheek
Distress Ink pad: Picked Raspberry
Adirondack Ink pad: Wild Plum
Stampin' Up! Ink pad: Rose Red
Brushos: Rose Red


Painted Harvest

Hi! I've been drooling over the Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest set for a while, and my lovely mate Debbie found it on eBay for me... would've been rude not to buy it! Here are a couple of cards I made with it. I masked the panel and then stamped the flowers. On the purple one, I added some leaves, and used an ink duster to colour some of the background green. On the blue one, I added mica powder to the flower centres and to the inked blue card border, but it's hard to see the shimmer in the photos.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash: 'Birthday'
Creative Inspirations: 'Something New' (stamp set)
MAWTT: 'CAS'
My Time To Craft: 'Something New' (stamp set)
Addicted to Stamps: 'Anything Goes'





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:



Ingredients:
Stamps from Stampin' Up! 'Summer Silhouettes' set
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Artistry Ink pads: Indian Jamun, Lavender Dash, Pampas, Midnight Blue, Blue Chase
Sweet Poppy Mica Powder: Silver Pearl