Monday, 13 September 2021

Birthday Balloon

If I need a jumpstart to my creativity, I find the quickest way, is to go to one of the many cards I have pinned on Pinterest. Either I make it exactly the same or I change it up a little. Once I've made one, I find more ideas flow from that.

Going back awhile, I was so inspired by Amber Rain Davis' card using the Altenew Whimsical Herringbone stamp.

So I made a very similar one, but I used more masculine colours and instead of the die cut sentiment, I stamped.

Now I was left with the tiny strip leftover.

I rather like CAS cards and wondered how to use it. Fitted perfectly into the gap in the striped stamp from the Tie Dye set (I bought it for those little stripes!!)

Added a balloon, a sentiment and liquid pearl dots. Voila!

My entry to ...

... NBUS #30 

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Soft Blossoms

First time playing with the Altenew Hill Blossoms Stencil! Doodling gives it another look (see Norine Borys' card - so inspiring). 

I wanted to keep this very pale, so when you do the first layer, use a very light touch - you should almost not be able to see the colour. 

I added some paint splatters so that it would carry on the feel from the patterned paper strip.

My entry to ...

... Addicted to CAS : Nature

... Seize the Birthday : Pastel Colors

... Addicted to Stamps & More : Birthdays

... NBUS #30

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Primrose Wishes

Love the freshness of these Primrose blooms especially when you leave some white space. I had the green circle left over from this card, and thought it a little heavy to use on it's own. So I added a background "Make your Mark" by MFT.

My entry to ...

... The Paper Players : Tic-Tac-Toe I chose the diagonal Flowers, Die cut, Square card

... Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Stamp It

...  Die Cut Divas : Anything Goes

... Altenew September Inspiration Challenge

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Enjoy Every Moment

I have the pleasure of being the guest designer on AAA Card Challenge this week.

The challenge this week is One Inch Strip with an option of having a Coloured Cardbase.

I had these little strips of watercolour paper left over. Thought I'd add a little colour and add a diecut. The blues for the cornflower, and green for the stem. The sentiment already had the dots as part of the stamp, so I added some to the other side of the strip to give it balance.

I will also enter this is to ...

... The Flower Challenge : Die cut with optional slimline

... Die Cut Divas Challenge : Watercolor real or faux

... Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Add a Sentiment

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Bright Layers

This card is made from the leftovers of my rainbow series ... here and specifically here.

I used just the inner part of the leftover leaves and putting them in a white diecut. Mounted on a frame for interest.

To give some interest but still keeping it CAS, I stencilled with some embossing paste and sprinkled glitter on it. Stamped some dots in the same colours as the leaves.

My entry to ...

... Addicted to Stamps & More #410: Die Cuts and Stencils

... Inkspirational #244 : Spots or Dots

... The Color Throwdown #653

Friday, 30 July 2021

Dainty Bouquet

 I "ummed and aahed" about getting this stamp, but it kept coming up so eventually I caved!

It is just so elegant and dainty ... and looks lovely in tones of the one colour. The message is from Penny Black, Carefree Wishes.

A close-up to see the embossing by a die cut.

My entry to ...

... Die Cut Divas : Tone on Tone

... Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Anything Goes


Wednesday, 7 July 2021


It's my friend, Lesley's Birthday and thought I'd go for a monogram card.

This is a one layered card using my very old large alphabet from Hero Arts, and masking with The Greetery Birthday Blooms, and then I embossed with my NBUS Altenew Frame.

I used to Copics to colour the letter and make shadows.

My entry to ...

... Less is More #446 : OLC Monogram

... NBUS #28

... Addicted to Stamps & More : Any Occassion

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