Saturday 29 February 2020

Inchie Sunny Days

So happy to making an inchie card! AAA Card CAS Challenge is having an Inchie Weekend Workout on their Facebook Page.

A bit of Glossy Accents to make the sun pop!

My entry to ...

... AAA Card Challenge : One Corner (option - older stamps)

Just for You

I'm creeping in under the deadline for the Altenew challenge ...

How many of you spend time double guessing yourself? Should I use black or brown background? Should the sentiment be a centimetre higher or lower?

Here's me testing backgrounds ... black, mottled brown, textured brown ...

Do you think I went with the right one?

I used Brass Liquid Pearl for the centres.

My entry for ...

... Altenew February Challenge

Monday 24 February 2020

Wishes of Fishes

I'm trying two new products today ... the frame fish die and Sand embossing powder.

The background was done in Daniel Smith watercolours.

I used a Versamark pen to make the sand dots and to cover parts of the framed fish dies, then I used the Sand embossing powder.

I doubled up on the word dies to make them stand out more.

My entry to ...

... CAS(e) This Sketch

... Just Us Girls : Photo Week #524

Friday 21 February 2020

Book Lover Birthday

Our book club has been going for 21 years and I keep a lookout for book related stamps.  The Hero Arts Bookcase stamp pairs up beautifully with their Pee-a-Boo die. So much fun.

I coloured with Copics.  Here's the front having being diecut.

But I thought that a birthday needs a message.  I couldn't stick a message over it as it would prevent a window from being opened.  So I decided that I needed something that could be opened.

I diecut the Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday and coloured with Delicata gold.  I mounted it on an embossed vellum. I found a lot of people don't like tying bows, so I decided to use the string tie system that just needs to be looped.

When was the last time you used a brad?!

Good to be using up the stash!

Here I've unlooped the gold string ...

With the windows open ... 

I'm delighted to see the Matryoshka dolls (also known as Babushka dolls, stacking dolls, nesting dolls, Russian tea dolls, or Russian dolls) as 2 of our members have just been to Russia!

My entry to ... 

... A Blog Named Hero : Birthday Challenge

... Addicted to Stamps and More : Make Your Mark

Sunday 16 February 2020

Endless Birthday Wishes

Action and "technical" cards are just up my street, so the Concord & 9th Endless Birthday stamp and set was snapped up!

Here it is in action ...

I used 2 sheets of Doodlebug double-sided patterned paper for the semi-circles of the card.

Front of the card ...

Second page ...

Third page ...

Back of card.

Here are the supplies ...

My entry to ...

... Time Out Challenge #155

... Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : 2 or more Patterned Paper
... Addicted to CAS : Cake

... Hero Arts : Birthday  The cake is from Hero Arts.

Thursday 13 February 2020

Two takes ...

Sometimes you get on a roll with ideas ... loved the inspiration at Le Creablablablog!

Using more of my NBUS ... the two different leaf dies & Altenew Plaid stencil.

Adding doodles to the flowers ... 

The second card with the eucalyptus leaves and Uniko flower. 

My entry to ...

... Le Creablablablog : Defi #24

... Just Us Girls : Stripes

... Uniko : 8th Birthday Celebration

... Freshly Made Sketches #442

Ombre Hi

I have had new supplies coming in so fast! I find it helpful to go back to the cards and ideas that made me buy them in the first place.

I so enjoyed Seeka's idea of using one die behind the negative cuts of letter dies. So I pulled out one of my inked card fronts and went from there.

I obviously still had the actual letter dies left over.  I started by distressing them with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean in an ombre way.  Then I thought they needed some more details, so stamped the SSS Outline Leaves Background and embossed in white.  I coloured the leaves with white pencil which helped them stand out.

I love this Stampin' Up embossing folder - so subtle.

My entry for ...

... Addicted to CAS : Ombre

... The Flower Challenge : Add Leaves

... Addicted to Stamps & More : Anything Goes

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Watercolour Doodles

Watercolour dots with doodles ...

I added some black and white enamel accents to some hearts and dots.

My entry to ...

... CAS Watercolour : Red and Black

... Paper Players : Red, pink, black & white

... CAS of Friday : Love

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