To A Very Sweet Friend

Hello yet again. I have a CAS card to share today:

I used the Altenew ‘Folksy Florals’ stamp set and played around with the images, and added black details with the dots, as I knew I wanted a bold and black sentiment, and wanted to tie the images into that.

One layer, no fuss, just playing with colour.

I ‘found’ this stamp set again when I was adding my craft supplies to the Color My Life app – recently moved into the Android market, instead of just Apple!

Using the app to add items using the bar-code, or the universal search button – which brings pictures up of the items and all you have to add are the tags you want. Bingo!

There’s still quite a lot of my stuff to be catalogued – but I’m doing it bit by bit. The main problem is that I then ‘find’ things and want to play with them then and there……..not a bad thing, I know – but it means I am doing several things at once – and my desk is never clear.

At least I haven’t yet come across duplicates………….yet!

I’m also trying to keep up with the YouTube and Facebook live shows – Tim Holtz, Finnabair…..the list goes on. I seem to always be playing catch-up. It’s not too bad a problem, is it – but it can stress me out when I have a few to watch – a little bit of the O.C.D. anyone?

And also having to work a few days a week – thankfully not called to the critical Covid cases – just carrying on with clinics – but telephone clinics instead of face-to-face………….people are being so friendly, and very grateful that we are still contacting them when they have been referred into our department.

This situation has certainly brought out the best in people – most of the people I have had dealings with anyway.

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges

Color Throwdownpink, blue, yellow

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge atg with option outdoors

Addicted to CAS CAS flower

Aud Sentimentsatg with a sentiment

White and Cream

Hi once again. I have a couple of cards to share today:

I used some slightly textured cream card from my stash as a layer, then die cut three leaf images out of white card stock and stuck them down as you see. Simple but effective, I feel………

I am currently trying to make support and encouraging cards, so I can give them out rather than having them around the house. I’m particularly liking this sentiment – support more than encouraging – but I think is quite perfect for quite a few people and circumstances at the moment.

I liked how the cream and white looked together, and would never have thought of pairing these two – so I made another card.

This one has a heat embossed white element. I actually heat embossed it with extra thick embossing powder – but for some reason it didn’t want to stick to this little die cut – so I used detail white embossing powder – again, and again, and again…………I think I heat embossed it about 5 times to try and get a double thick and smooth layer….

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Less Is More White and Cream

AAA Cards CAS up to one third with option of repeating image (option not taken)

Addicted to Stamps and More CAS

CAS on Friday – CAS and use a die

Purple and Grey Daffodils

Hi there. I have a couple of cards to share today – both made with the same stamp set – yet completely different looks:

I used the Altenew ‘Build-a-flower Daffodils‘ stamp set, but this time went for purple daffodils. I know – artistic licence anyone?

For the first purple card, I stamped the outline, then the darker two layers in purple – I didn’t stamp the base colour layer. The leaves are from another Altnew stamp set – I wanted two layer leaves, and not daffodil stems, as I knew I wanted to create a whole bunch of flowers bunched together.

Once stamped and die cut with the matching dies, I arranged as you see.

The second card is where I stamped the outline of the daffodils, and one of the detail layers to create a background, with a couple of the little daffodil centres stamped to fill any gaps – all in shades of grey. The sentiment is also from Altenew – white heat embossed on a black strip.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Twofer Card Challenge flowers

Trimmies Craft Challenge birthday

Unicorn Challenge – use dies

here Is A Place to Start – create your own background

Happy Little Stampers atg with dies Challenge use dies

Rainbow Card Challenge Vivaciously Violet

Flower-Butterfly-Vase

Hello again. I am delighted and honoured to be the Guest Designer for the new challenge beginning at All Fun Challenges.

For this challenge – the theme is always ‘anything goes’ and we were given a choice of images from Bugaboo. I chose this gorgeous ‘Flower Butterfly Vase’ digital image.

Here is my card:

I began by printing out the image onto ‘Make It Colour Blending card’, then picked colours of Copics………several greens, several blues, some pinks, and a couple of reds – not forgetting the grey for the shadow.

The blue patterned paper underneath the panel is a cut-down piece from Craft Box UK – and I even added a blue then grey Copic edge to it to try to match to the colours I had already used on the image.

The little sentiment tag is from a package of tags – I have no clue where they came from, and no clue how long I’ve had them – I found them during my Covid-19 lock-down ‘tidying’.

Well – I say tidying – but I then find things I haven’t seen for ages, or even forgot I had – and then of course you have to create something then and there – don’t you? Or is it just me……………..?

I’d love to see your creations for this challenge – I look forward to seeing you there. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Paper Minutes Butterflies

Lil’ Red Wagon flowers

Digi Doodle Studios – flower power – must include a hand coloured image

Crafts Galore anything goes

Colour Crazy Challengeanything goes colouring

Sending Sunshine and Smiles…

Hi there. I have a card to share to day using some of the new release stamp sets from Clearly Besotted:

I stamped the floral scene twice along the bottom of a piece of Make It Colour Blending Card, and stamped the cute little plushie with the flower onto another piece.

I coloured the images using Copics – very simple, very little shading, then added some gold gel dots to some of the flowers – I tried to catch that in the bottom photo – and some darker dots on the other flowers.

The plushie image die–cut with two nesting circle dies as you see, and the sentiment from the same plushie stamp set attached.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color ThrowdownAqua, Teal/Turquoise, grey, metallic gold

Crafty Sentiments Designs – anything goes

Fusion Card Challengesketch +/- photo inspiration

Krafty Chicksuse a stamp

Fab’n’Funky Challenge cute critters

The Alphabet Challenge – checks

Hello there. There is an new challenge beginning at The Alphabet Challenge. We are the letter ‘C’ – and we want to see your checks – whether it be papers or stamps – as long as we can see the checks – you’re good.

Here is my card:

I liked these flowers and the background so much – I made another colour variation:

This is the time the Bluebells are flowering – we have quite a covering around where we live, therefore, I used the Altenew ‘Build-a-Flower Bellflower’ stamp and die set to create the flowers on this card.

The checked background is the Concord & 9th ‘Gingham Background’ stamp. The dotted lines in the stamp set are separate – and added as you see.

The sentiment is also from Altenew,

I hope you can come and join us – I’d love to see your ‘checks‘ creations in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Watercooler Challenge feminine twist

Lil Patch of Crafty Friendsanything goes

Crafty Cardmakers celebrations

Arty Divasanything goes

Simply Create Too use flowers

Weirdo Birthday

Hello once again. I have a CAS birthday card to share as there is a new challenge beginning at Cardz 4 Galz – the theme this time is ‘Birthday’:

This little cutie is from Tracey Hey Designs, stamped in Gina K Amalgam ink, then coloured with Copics. I also added some white gel pen dots for added interest.

The ‘weird’ sentiment is from the same stamp set, and the birthday sentiment from somewhere else – I forget where! 🙂

I hope you can come and join us in our ‘Birthday’ theme, and I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – anything goes critters

Crafty Animals – anything goes animals

Stamplorations May CAS Challenge – anything goes CAS with option baby pink (option not taken)