I Think You Are Blooming Marvellous

Hello once again. I have a couple of cards to share, made for a couple of friends who are blooming marvellous and achieved great things – even at this difficult time:

They have both been working full time and more, on the front-line, and have just both completed their Masters level to become Advance Nurse Practitioners – Whoop Whoop! They joined my team a couple of years ago, and to say they are an absolute breath of fresh air would be an understatement. Fabulous girls, both with such a positive attitude, they are a ray of light and it’s always a pleasure when I manage to see them.

I started with the grey card, and stamped the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Curvy Floral Vine‘ four times – I wasn’t sure how many of them I would need – and arranged three of them in a wreath. The vines themselves are stamped using Concord & 9th ink cubes – a grey for the vines – double stamping the centre of the vine to get a slightly darker grey, and the flowers were stamped with a light pink – double stamped for the flowers, then triple stamped the same colour to get the second layer of the flowers for some dimension.

The sentiment is from Heffy Doodle – big and bold – just so they get the message!

This was the card I was going to enter into the Color Throwdown challenge but I tried the light blue against the grey background with the vine – and it just didn’t seem to work – hence on to the white card base…….

The card with the white card base is using one of the floral vines, and I also added some light blue and light grey foliage from the same Heffy Doodle set which had the sentiment – again I went big and bold with it for dramatic effect.

I love when I have a good and positive reason to make cards for specific people – both the cards came together quite easily – maybe to mojo needs a reason to become active.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdownpink, light blue, grey

Crafty Sentiments Designsanything goes

Creative Knockouts Challenge die cuts or punches

Creative Fingers Challengeanything goes

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Alphabet Challenge – use vellum

Hello there. I am the host of the new challenge started at The Alphabet Challenge. We have reached the letter ‘V’, and we want to see your creations using ‘Vellum’. Here is my card:

The sunflower is a set of dies from Simon Says Stamp and die cut many times using Altenew card stock. I also used some yellow tinted vellum for some of the leaves and stuck them all to a circle die and added the centre of the sunflower on top.

The sentiment – I wanted big and bold – is die cut from black card stock several times and layered together, with a piece of the yellow vellum as the outline background – just for some added interest.

The dotted scallops cover panel from Lil Inker for some more interest in the background, and all stuck down onto a white card base.

I hope you can come and join us for this challenge – I’m looking forward to seeing your creations using vellum. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenge anything goes

Watercooler ChallengeOccasions

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengeanything goes

Creative Moments Challenge anything goes

Seize The Birthday Birthday and use transparency or vellum

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Miles Apart, But Close At Heart

Hello there, I have a CAS card to share for a couple of challenges:

I wanted an opportunity to use this Simon Says Stamp die again, as I’d previously used it with an alcohol ink background.

I took a piece of textured cream card from Papermill Direct, and cut the heart into it. I then put strips of double-sided sticky tape on the back making sure the sticky showed through the heart, and stuck it down onto a black card base.

I again cut the heart using a plum/purple card-stock, and paper-pieced the ‘streams’ of the heart into place onto the exposed double-sided sticky tape peaking through the heart……..no glue required……..

The sentiment – appropriate for the current times – is from a Heffy Doodle stamp set – lots of really, really, good sentiments in this set.

So – stamping in black onto a textured piece of card – it only took about four goes – thank goodness for the Misti!

the textured cream card

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdownplum, cream, black

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CAS Thank You

Hello once again. I spent a little time in my craft room yesterday and created this CAS card for a couple of challenges:

I even decorated the inside for a change:

The base card is a slimline navy blue, and the white pieces of card are Neenah Classic Crest.

The top front panel was stamped using Altenew ‘Charming Doodles‘ in Concord & 9th Navy blue ink, then the flowers coloured with a yellow Copic. This panel was then die cut using a Pinkfresh Studio slim edger die, as was the top layer of the card base.

As this merged into the back of the card base, I cut another white panel with the same edger and lined them all up, stamping the inside layer in a lighter blue so it could be written on when needed.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

The Inspired By Challenge – Photo Inspiration

My Time To Craft Challenge Thank You

Peaceful Village

Hi – another challenge has started at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. The theme is – as always – anything goes as long as it’s Christmas. here is my card:

I first die-cut the back panel and stamped and white heat embossed some snowflakes. I then ink blended over the top, to create an emboss resist, and then splattered with water – some drops of water were bigger than others – but I think that’s the way to cookie crumbles……

I then die cut two of the layers from the Hero Arts tri-fold village die set – leaving a lot of white space at the bottom as I knew I wanted to stamp a large sentiment – the CZ Designs sentiment from the ‘Good Cheer’ stamp set.

These two village layers were die cut with the same slimline die from Lawn Fawn – and the scallops matched when attached to each other.

I hope you can come and join us in our ‘anything goes Christmas’ challenge – I look forward to seeing what you create. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

The Paper PlayersCAS Snow

CAS Mix Up Splatters, stamping and one other from the list (die-cutting)

Challenge Up Your Life Snowflakes

Addicted to CASCAS Snow

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Here For You Rain Or Shine

Hello. A new challenge has begun at The Alphabet Challenge. With the letter being ‘U’ – we want to see your creations with an ‘Umbrella’. Here is my card:

I recently ‘found’ this stamp set when moving stuff around and trying to organise things – again! I stamped the image in Gina K amalgam ink, then coloured with Copics, then stuck this down on a Grey card base.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘umbrella’ themed creations – I look forward to seeing your creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiment Designsanything goes

Polkadoodles Challengeanything goes

Lil Red WagonFriendship

Creative Moments Challengeanything goes

Crafty Animals Challengeanything goes with an animal

Unicorn ChallengeCAS

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Hootiful Christmas

A Christmas card featuring owls in their Christmas outfits:

This time I coloured all the images with Zig Clean Colour Brush pens – which I haven’t had out in absolutely ages – so I thought I’d give them a go.

The images from Clearly Besotted were stamped in Gina K amalgam ink – a brown colour this time – and then coloured with my Zigs – a couple of browns and a couple of greens.

I have no idea what water-colour card I used – but it started to ‘pill’ a little when I tried to blend, so I didn’t really do much blending, and just went very gentle – I must remember not to use this stash again!

Once coloured and die-cut with the matching dies, I added some glossy accents to the eyes, and left them to dry whilst putting together the rest of the card.

A slimline card using Pinkfresh Studio scalloped windows, and adding some white glitter card behind each window. When I added my owls for placement, I decided they looked a little lost, so I used Heffy Doodle ‘Hootiful’ stamp and die set for the tree stump and branch.

The sentiments are from two different sets – selective stamping with some masking of part of the whole sentiments, to create what I wanted.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas

52CCT Christmas using white, green, and brown

Watercooler Challenge occasions

Fezziwigs Festive Frolics anything goes festive

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Latte Catch-up

Hi there. The new challenge just beginning at Cardz 4 Galz has the theme of ‘Cocktails, Wine, or Coffee’.

Here is my card:

This image from MFT is one that was part of a grab-bag from Seven Hills Crafts. I usually wouldn’t have bought an image like this, but in the current situation of not being able to meet anyone – I thought it most appropriate.

Once I had stamped the image, and then coloured with Copics, I used my Scan-n-cut to cut it out – braveness ensued after I had coloured it – then added some white gel pen for highlights.

Turning my thoughts to the background, I used Altenew ‘Cozy Flannel Cover Die‘ and a base colour using some textured olive green card-stock – I think from a Tim Holtz paper pad I’ve had for yonks!

The sentiment is from the same stamp set – loving the font of this…..

I hope you can come and join us for this challenge, it would be fabulous to see your creations which match our theme. Please bear in mind our theme…………….there have been quite a few recent entries which don’t fit the bill…………..

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Make My Monday Challenge use something new in your stash (stamp)

Addicted to Stamps and More – make your mark (Copics)

Colour Crazy Challenge anything goes with colouring (Copics)

Creative Fingers Challengeanything goes

A Perfect Time To Craftanything goes

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Keep Being Amazing

Hello there. A quick post to share a card using the colours for the current Color Throwdown challenge:

Using the Concord & 9th ‘Wildflower Fields‘ stamp set, and Concord & 9th inks, I stamped directly onto the card base – two shades of pink for the flowers, green stems, and blue sentiment, which is from the same stamp set.

One more encouraging card in a very simple design but I think looks quite effective – I have a few people in mind to receive this – I may have to make more of them.

I hope you are all keeping well and managing to have a little crafty play. I did a Jenn Shurkus Facebook class on Saturday – UK time was 3pm – 10 pm – I think it wore me out.

I have still to complete the cards as there were some products I didn’t have, but a couple of them have arrived since – even though I did go through my stash to see what would work…..and I will be finishing them off over the next couple of days.

I will post them at some point so you can see what we made – 5 cards in total – three during the class, and two bonus cards – all very sweet and completely different ideas to what I would usually make.

I am looking forward to doing more of these classes – maybe I will see you online during one of them. xx

Pink Peaceful Wreath

Hello. Here is my card for the new challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, starting from the beginning of the alphabet again, and we want to see your Christmas creations ‘A’ for Advent and/or ‘B’ for Bells. Helen is the host this time:

Using Altenew ‘Bells and Bows’ to create the hanging bell, and ‘Peaceful Wreath‘, on the background of the ‘Pallet Background’ stamp. The word ‘peace’ die cut several times and the last layer being some pink glimmer card from Stampin Up, with ‘Infinity Wood Frame‘ dies from Hero Arts.

Once I had the dimensions right, this card came together quite quickly.

I hope you can come and join us and make an early start on your Christmas crafting – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Crimbo-Crackers Challenge anything goes Christmas or Festive

Merry Little Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas

Die–Cut Divas die-cuts and ‘frame it’

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