Wednesday, 15 February 2023

Calming Bouquet

Shades of pink with the contrast of black and I immediately thought of the Calming Bouquet washi tape.

Thought I would go with a slimline card this time. I hand drew the line to give a frame.

My entry to ...

... Altenew February 2023 Inspiration challenge 


Tuesday, 14 February 2023

Rainbow Colours

I can't resist rainbow colours ... and this time I'm pairing them with the crisply graphic leaves from Uniko (Natures Treasures II) and the bold butterfly from Ellen Hutson (in the Up the Happy set).

I used the MFT Stitched Interactive Window Trio die to make my own stencil (I had to cut the part that would have been the hinge). I love the way the colour has gone through the stitches too. 

My entry to ...

... Time Out Challenge #231 : Photo Inspiration

... Uniko : Let the Celebrations Begin

... AAA Birthday #46: Use Stencils

... Inkspirational Challenge #283 : Use Stencils

Thursday, 9 February 2023

Artist Flower

 At one stage brown was quite "in" ... brown & pink, brown & turquoise ...

And it's back again.

Playing with my NBUS die Artist Flower No3. I was originally going to go very CAS and use plain colours, but I think the pink I used was too intense (see the second card - which is the first one I made).

Which one do you prefer?

My entry to ...

... Just Us Girls #665 : Color Week

... Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Fun with Dies

... NBUS #47

... CAS on Friday #250 : Ink Splatter

... The Flower Challenge : Use your latest stamps or dies

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Color Hues : Sage & Coral

I am happy to be a guest designer at the Color Hues Challenge this week.

Here is this week's challenge 

I have so many new supplies I think my brain might fry! I should not be allowed any new products for a year.  So I had so use my NBUS supplies : SSS Etched Magnolia dies and the leaves from Etched Meadow flower. Love the dimension you get with this flower.

The background was created using the Altenew Kind Confetti which I only inked once, but stamped twice. 

We're looking forward to seeing your creations.

I will also enter this to ...

... Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Anything Goes

... Just Us Girls : CAS Week - Birthday


Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Christmas Tree Wishes

 Beautiful Christmas tree of words from Papertrey Ink!

This is the final card ... after trying 9 different backgrounds! Just love this embossing folder ... All Star Burst from Simon Says Stamp.

Here are the 9 different backgrounds I was trying ... started with vellum - but thought it got a bit lost on it, the red die cut stars - too dark!, gold die cut stars - too similar to the tree ... and on it went.

I added Nuvo Glitter Gloss to the stars on the embossing folder, and glossy accents to the star at the top of the tree.

Merry Christmas wishes to you ...

    A silent night,

        a start above,

            a blessed gift of hope and love.

A blessed Christmas to you.

My entry to ...

... Can you Handle the Pressure : Anything Goes with a Twist of Christmas

... The Card Concept : Christmas Greetings

... Let's Squash It : Snowflakes and Stars

... Divas That Die Cut : Anything Winter or Christmas Themed

... Christmas Kickstart Challenge : If it's Christmas, link it up.

... NBUS #45

Book Club Christmas

We had our book club Christmas dinner this week. The colour theme this year was blue and white.

A friend gifted me the Papertrey Ink Storybook Christmas which was perfect timing. I changed up one of the book titles for each person's name so I could use them as Place Names. 

Quite a mission ... to get 13 place names, I stamped and die cut 117 pieces, then glued them all together. But it was worth it!

Serendipitously I had blue place name holders in shape of a bauble.

Here's the table decorations.

Sunday, 27 November 2022

Candy Cane Circles

My new Christmas supplies from Pinkfresh Studio ... love the candy cane effect of the red rings behind the slim braided circles.

There is no stamping on this card which is very unusual for me. Wonderful to use the layered Festive Leaves Stencil and die, and the foiled sentiments are so chic.

Catching the foiled sentiments - I cut one sentiment into 3 to fit in the circles.

My entry to ...

... Color Hues Challenge - Scarlet & Green

... NBUS Challenge #44

... Die Cut Divas : Anything Goes

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Ho! Ho! Ho!

CAS cards don't need to be on white ... I just love how this Santa pops on the red background of All Starburst 3D embossing folder (a NBUS).

I added some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer to the stars to give the sparkle.

My entry to ...

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