Sunday, 30 April 2017

The Ton Challenge

Hello, my card today is for the April challenge, anything goes over at The Ton.  I clear embossed the beautiful Dahlia Close Up stamp and coloured it with Zig  Brush markers.  I then layered on top of some gold glitter paper and a white card base.  I gold heat embossed the sentiment from Sending Peonies onto vellum and adhered with glue dots.


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Saturday, 22 April 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Colour Challenge

Hello, I managed to make another card today for the latest challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays.  It's a colour challenge using Pink, Navy and White.  I used CAS-ual Fridays Pretty Posies, Curtis background and the sentiment is from the Whole Shebang set.  I coloured the flowers in with Zig markers.

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Pen Pal Bear

Hello, I created my card today for the Gerda Steiner April challenge.  This cute little digi stamp is called "Pen Pal Bear" and is free when you enter the monthly challenges after you purchase the first one.  I entered my first challenge last month with the "Bee Strong" digi.  Here's the link to the Gerda Steiner blog if you want to have a look.  And here is my card. I coloured the bear with Zig clean color real brush markers!

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Friday, 14 April 2017

Fresh flutters at The Card Concept

Hello, I'm playing along with a Challenge over at The Card Concept today. 

I was inspired by Susan Powell who encouraged me to enter.   Susan makes the most beautiful cards!   I clear heat embossed the butterflies from Catherine Pooler's Butterfly Notes stamp set then sponged distress inks over the top. I splattered some water and used a white gel pen to add some dots then added my sentiment.

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Rainbow challenge

Hello, today I'm playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Rainbow challenge.  I stamped and white heat embossed leaves from the CAS-ual Fridays Mon Ami stamp set, then coloured them with Zig brush markers. My sentiment is from the CAS-ual Fridays Shenanigans set.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Fancy fold cards

Hello, this month over at Stamp Nation we are learning how to make fancy fold and moving cards.  The first lesson from Catherine is this exploding card.  It was lots of fun to make. I have used one of my favorite sentiment sets again from CAS-ual Fridays - Shenanigans and a Sugar Pea designs set from the Young at Heart Stamp of Approval collection.  Look how nicely those Catherine Pooler inks stamp on copy paper!!

I am also having fun with this weeks challenge which is based on Kristie's Uniquely stamped series.
I have used the stamps from Altenews Simple flowers to make my mouse and the cake stamp from the SOA Young at Heart collection for the cheese!

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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Less is More

Hello, I made today's card for the challenge over at Less is More.   This week, the challenge #323 is CURVE so I shaped my sentiment on the block to form a curve. The sentiment is from Altenew's simple flowers set.  I stamped the flowers from a new to me stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Rosie Posie.  I have admired this set for a few years now and I took advantage of the sale they had going on for their 10th anniversary.  I used Catherine Pooler Inks except for the base colour of the flower which is Hero arts Bubblegum pink. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Catherine brings out a lighter shade of pink in her next release.

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Saturday, 8 April 2017

SSS Wednesday Challenge

Hello, I made today's card for the Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.  I used the SSS Spring Flowers stamp set and coloured the flowers and leaves with my Zig brush markers. The happy birthday sentiment is from Strictly sentiments from WPlus9. My card is a top folding narrow card measuring
 5 1/2" x 3 1/4"  or 14 x 8.5 cm

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Monday, 3 April 2017

Altenew April challenge

Hello.  I made today's card for the April challenge going on over at the Altenew Blog.  The challenge is to make a card based on the inspiration photo below. You can check the challenge out here.                                                                               

I coloured the flowers from Magnolias for her stamp set and made my background by smooshing distress ink onto a piece of Bazzill Marshmallow card stock.  I fussy cut my flowers out and added them to the water coloured background piece with the sentiment from Altenew Label Love.  I added some silver thread, sequins and a piece of silver glitter tape to finish things off. 

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