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Hello – some fabulous crafty time this past couple of days. I have created a card for a few challenges:

I’ve been playing with some layering stencils recently, and this stencil from Pinkfresh Studio caught my eye as I loved the tumbling leaves, and that the flowers you create are all cut individually using the matching die, so you can out them wherever you want to.

The stencil is slimline size – as is the die and stamp set. Once I had stamped the outline, I used the colours from the current challenge at Color Throwdown to create some pink tumbling leaves at the top, but used green for the leaves around each of the flowers. The Altenew ink sets are perfect for layering colours.

Once I had die cut them, I just played around with placement, making sure I left space at the bottom for the sentiment.

The background stencil piece is from my stash – a previous crafty playtime using an Altenew stencil and a gold shimmer paste. I still have a few pieces left from creating that day so you will be seeing that in the future.

The sentiment is from Time For Tea Designs, which comes with matching dies. The word ‘Happy’ was stamped using a pink and purple Distress Oxide, and multiple stamping to create a two-tone word.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

QKR Stampede anything goes

Color Throwdown Challengepink, purple, green

Addicted To Stamps Make Your Mark

Crafty Catz anything goes – option flowers

Time Out Challenge inspired by the quote –

Mix It Up Challenge – anything goes – option foiling (option not taken)

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Hello. I’ve been getting messy in the craft room and creating some inky backgrounds. I do like to spend a few hours creating them and I always use them, whether for die cutting, or just for the background itself.

Here is my card:

The blue background is using a stencil with Altenew embossing paste coloured with blue – this piece was in my stash from a previous play time.

On several pieces of Distress Heavy White card stock, I played with a yellow Distress Mica Spray, ink smooshing with yellow Distress Inks, and also green Distress inks – I may have used some Distress Oxides too – especially with the green.

Once these were dry – and I tend to wait until the following day – I used the Altenew Buttercup layering die set and die cut lots of layers for the flowers and die cut many leaves.

I put all the flower layers together, with a grey layer as the bottom layer, then arranged them with the leaves as you see.

The sentiment is from the same die set, the words die cut three times, stacked together, and added to the white outline layer.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Watercooler Challenge feminine

Color Throwdown blue, grey, yellow, green

The Sisterhood of Crafters use blue (heart background)

We Love To Create anything goes mixed media (sprays, smooshing, embossing paste, die cutting, stencilling)

Die Cut Divas dies cuts and flowers

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Use stencils – Cardz 4 Galz

Hi there. A new challenge has started at Cardz 4 Galz, and Debbie has chose the theme of ‘Stencils’. Here is my card:

managed to catch the shine

The background stencil is one from my stash – no idea where it came from – but it was big enough to create two card bases:

I mixed Salvaged Patina Distress Paint with some Altenew embossing paste and set that aside to dry once scraping it through the stencil.

The words are die cut from a piece of Distress Heavy-stock, sprayed with the new Halloween colour from Tim Holtz – and I certainly made use of that little piece of card:

The die cuts are from Concord & 9th, I even managed to cut the little hearts out of that same piece of card stock – utilising every available space on that piece….

So much shimmer and shine in those Halloween spray colours – even though I don’t ‘do’ Halloween – I love the way these colours look…….so vibrant…..

I hope you are able to come and join us with your girlie makes using stencils – I look forward to seeing your creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft – anything goes

Crafting Happinessanything goes

Use Your Stuff anything goes

Crafters Café anything goes

Crafty Sentiments anything goes

TTCRD anything goes

Creative Fingers anything goes

We Love 2 CreateAnything goes mixed media

Mixed Media Lovers – anything goes mixed media

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The Alphabet Challenge – Just One Word

As you can see from the title, as we have reached the letter ‘J’, the next theme at The Alphabet Challenge is ‘Just one word’. Here is my card:

I used the same technique as previously with the Altenew embossing paste and Prize Ribbon Distress paint to create the blue paste, then used a stripe stencil from Time 4 Tea Designs. The Altenew stamp set was used but not using any of the layers, to keep the circle image simple and clean against the blue striped background.

The blue panel was die cut with a die from Catherine Pooler, as I liked the postage stamp edge……

The ‘Hello’ sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, and for this I layered it three times with white card, then took the Altenew orange ink, smooshed it onto another piece of card, then die cut that and placed on top of the other layers.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘just one word’ creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments atg with a sentiment

Tuesday Taggers simple design, simple to make

Craft Rocket ChallengeCAS

Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge atg with a stencil

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Hello, I have a floral monochrome card to share today, using one of my favourite layering stamp sets from Altenew:

I stamped and layered the inks using a grey ink set from Altenew – actually I used two grey inks sets – not sure whether I wanted a completely grey/grey or a more warm grey – and looking at this photo, they look a little browny/grey………………hmmm…….yet on the close-up photo they look different again:

Anyhoo – once stamped and die cut, I set them aside to think about my base layers.

The base card is white, with a darker grey layer – ‘mushroom’ from Concord & 9th – then when adding the flowers I felt they got a little lost, so I used the ‘Pocket Banner‘ from Altenew, and added some interest to the white of that with a stencil and some Altenew embossing paste.

I did toy with the ide of adding some grey ink to the whit paste – but I like the white-on-white look for this banner, letting the roses stand out more.

Once this had dried I started to place the roses and stamped leaves down – I didn’t like the look of the stamped leaves, so I turned to Altenew ‘Garden Picks 3D die set’ for the layered leaves, and some ‘Dove’ card-stock from Concord & 9th.

Once again, I left the sentiment until last, but this time I remembered to do the stamping and embossing BEFORE I stuck everything down – something I usually forget!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

The Rainbow Card Challengeneutrals

Stamplorations Stencil Challengeanything goes with a stencil (white background)