Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Guest Elf at Jo's Christmas Kickstart Challenge

I was delighted when Jo asked me to be one of her guest elves on her Christmas Kickstart Challenge. Got me back in my studio and geared up my mojo.

This  month's challenge is "Poinsettia & Posies".


I used my new SSS Holiday Sprigs Stamp, Die and Stencil set. I love the light fresh feel to these poinsettias.

The frame has "floating" leaves layered on a background of stenciled circles


I tucked one poinsettia behind the frame, and the other is popped on top with foam to give dimension.


I used glossy accents on the berries and centre of the flowers. The sentiment is from Penny Black.


Looking forward to seeing what you create.


I will also enter this to ...

















Thursday, 25 August 2022

Monday, 11 July 2022

Soft Blossoms

Soft blues for the these lovely blossoms, with water splatters. Popping out the frame to give some interest.



My entry to ... 

... Inkspirational : Favourite Monochrome.  


... Addicted To Stamps : Birthdays


... NBUS #40





Saturday, 2 July 2022

English Garden Set

I'm so happy that this set of 4 products has arrived from Pinkfresh Studio. They came up with the brilliant idea of matching the stamping set with the die so it can all be cut in one go. In addition they have washi tape that can be cut with the same die, and a stencil to colour.

I decided to cut one set of the washi tape and make a set a cards.  

I ended up with 4 cards. It's a quick and easy way to make a set of cards to gift!


The first card ... I embossed a grid and sentiment in gold, and used a die to emboss a border around the card, adding a few enamel dots.


Another shot to try and catch the gold embossing to match the gold foiling on the washi tape.

The second card is very CAS. I needed a Sympathy card and I wanted to keep it soft and airy. A splatter of ink to tie in with the NBUS  "Reglettes Ronds" die from Simply Graphic. (Ruler circles die).


Card three was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch. I die cut the circle from the panel, then embossed with the Rustic Linen embossing folder.



The last card of the set used the wreath. I didn't want the full circle so decided to trim off one edge. Found some patterned paper in my stash and added the thin gold strip of washi from Altenew.




What do you think? 
Would you like this set? Which is your favourite?

My entry to ...

... Addicted to CAS : Grid


... Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Anything Goes

... Freshly Made Sketches #542


... NBUS #40


... Less is More : Emboss



Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Welcome Precious Twins

When I saw spotted this amazing shutter card by Ptit Ange over on Mes P'tit Ciseaux, I knew I had to make one.

Here is my take for my friend's daughter who has just had the sweetest twin boys. I used my NBUS Stampin' Up Sweet Baby set.






Here it is in action …



My entry to ...

... Inkspirational : Precious

... The Card Concept #178 I went with the colours. Hope that is acceptable.

... NBUS #39





Sunday, 26 June 2022

Everything's Beachy! Take 2

This is my second take with the Everything's Beachy set. (See first take HERE)

I wondered what it would look like from the beach looking towards the sea. Changed up the colours a little too.




What do you think? Do they both work?

My entry to ...








Saturday, 25 June 2022

Everything's Beachy! Take 1

Living on a tropical island, it was a must to get Ellen Hutson's Everything's Beachy stamp set. I used the man with surf boards on this card.

Now it's the ladies' turn!

First on the beach (inspired by Carissa Wiley's card) but I went with the beach colours of beach sand and turquoise sea. I added the white edge of the waves with a gel pen.


This view is more from the sea towards the beach.


I wondered what it would look like from the beach looking towards the sea ... I'll do another card soon.

My entry to ...






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