Friday, 16 April 2021

Happiest Birthday

My Anita Jeram stamps arrived! Yay!

I was trying to make a card for my adult daughter who was to be celebrating her birthday under lockdown - for the second time - so wanted something cheerful. But ever had a card run away from you, and it was not what you planned at all?

I wanted to use the ray stencil to bring sunshine and warmth so that's where I started. Then I like the frame idea. Thought I'd add some grass & the 2 little bunnies.

So it ended up being more for a child. 

I added some black doodle lines to my grass stencil.

My entry to ...

... Just Us Girls #579 : Use more than 1 Stencil


... Addicted to Stamps & More : Birthdays


... NBUS Challenge #25


... The Daily Marker 10 Day Colouring Challenge





Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Sunshine & Laughter

Something we're in much need of in these times ... sunshine and laughter! Even when it's cloudy, let's remember that the sun still shines above.

Another NBUS ! Cloudy Sky scene die from Hero Arts. And stencil.



Does this make you feel lighter? I hope so.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Outlines and solids!

The next pair in my rainbow die cut series are these two using the green to violet range of colours with The Stamp Market Botanical Beauty die.

First the inlays in colour in a white outline with a striped background die.




The second uses the coloured outline on a inked embossed background.

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Rainbow Birthday Hugs

Here is another card made by die-cutting card stock that I had distressed in rainbow colours. (The first card can be found here, and the second set of 2 is here). 

I'm using the rainbow outline only. Got more coming with the rainbow on the inside.

I used a stencil with embossing paste which was sprinkled with crystal sparkles while still wet.


Up Close on the yellow to violet side ... you can see the lovely shimmer on the stencil pattern. I also die cut some small hearts to match the colours.

Here is the green to red side.

My entry to ...

... AAA Cards : Clean & Simple - 2 Quarters and optional rainbow


... Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Birthday




Garden Shadow Box Card

When I saw Jennifer McGuire's shadow box cards, I knew I would be making one ... or more! 

This is what it looks like when it comes out the envelope - "closed".

Here you can see it as it comes out the envelope, and the movement of the dragonflies.


My entry to ...

... Time Out Challenge : Inspired by Words


... Inkspirational #236 : Grow






Wednesday, 31 March 2021

The Tranquility Set

Here goes with my second set using The Greetery Birthday Blooms. The first set, HERE,  was with the Altenew Enchanted Garden ink set. This time I went with the muted blues from Altenew Tranquility ink set.


For the first card, I used the Fine Frames Cover die with the rubber mat to give an embossed look for the background. Added white liquid pearls as embellishments.


The second card follows a sketch (but I missed the deadline - oops). I got the idea of fading out on the blending from Vicky's card

It was only when I was looking at the photo that I realised I had my wreath off-center from the faded strip. And I was too tired to re-do it. Sigh!

For the third card, I wanted to make it quite CAS. Lots of space to breath.


Which is your favourite?


My entry to ...

... CASology #387 : Comfort


... Addicted to CAS : Birthday


... Just Add Ink #547 : Inspiration I went with wreath idea, using the blues, green & salmon colours


... The Paper Players #534 : Sketch


... Perfectly CAS #12 : Birthday



Be Bright. Be You.

I'm sneaking in under the wire with this card. I've had this Dot Art stamp set for over a year and it's the first time I'm using it.  I've got many more un-inked!! Got some work ahead of me.

I love how these bright colours go with the sentiment off the Trendy Circles set.



My entry to ...

... Altenew March Challenge

... NBUS #24








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