Fusion Regal Beauty

Hello once again. I have a card to share today which I made over the weekend – a craftathon weekend for me:

The colours and layout are based on the current challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge:

The colours in the photo were greys and a touch of brown, so I used those colours to stamp the flowers from Altenew ‘Regal Beauty‘ and a combination of their grey and browns inks.

I used the sketch layout to arrange the flower and leaves to mimic the semi-circle, using a lot of the leaves and only one flower, once I had cut them out using the matching die set.

The sentiment is from Thirsty Brush and Co, heat embossed on white onto a grey piece of card, and the ends of the sentiment piece cut using the Heffy Doodle ‘More Strips of Ease‘ die set to create the banner look. I always seem to go wonky when I cut those banners free-hand, so this die set and those small triangles are just great for this.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Fusion Card Challenge – sketch and photo

Trimmies Craft Challenge atg

Arty Divas Challengeatg

A Perfect Time To Craftatg

Dies R Us Challengebirthday including dies

You are amazing – remember that…..

Hello there. I have another card to share, using the Altenew ‘Rosy Outlook’ stamp and die set:

I stamped the flowers using Altenew inks, but for the fourth layer of the large rose I heat embossed in gold. The leaves I stamped the first two layers in green, then heat embossed the third layer in gold too.

The sentiment is from a Stampin Up stamp set, again heat embossed in gold, then doing a little juggling and partial die-cutting, I managed to cut the length to size, adding a little ‘flag’ ending to it.

I used Altenew ‘Dotted Swirls Debossing cover die’ for the background, layered with some black card stock – and there we have it.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdownaqua, green, gold, white

Watercooler Challengesatg feminine

CAS(E) This Sketch – sketch

The Flower Challenge flowers and use a die

Let it snow, deer…..

Hello again. There is a new challenge beginning at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge and the theme is – anything goes as long as it’s Christmas….

Here is my design Team card:

And another variation:

I was fortunate enough to win this brilliant die from Poppy Stamps over on Instagram – and just had this idea in my head from the get-go.

I die cut the image from a gorgeous white glittery card – possibly Stampin’ Up but not sure – then die cut it again out of white. This is the die that broke my Gemini Junior…..well, this is the die which made me realise the Junior wasn’t working properly – but it worked and cut beautifully in the original Gemini………I’m just missing my smaller machine.

The deer on second card is stamped from Stampin’ Up ‘Merry Patterns‘ then cut out using my Scan’n’cut and a little white border. Then, using the same outline, I cut it again out of Kraft card stock, but this one cut to size, and another cut out of white to enable a little border.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, heat embossed twice using Creative Expressions gold embossing powder. I like embossing twice as it gives a smooth and shiny result – thank goodness for a Misti to enable correct positioning…..

I hope you can come and join us in this new challenge – I look forward to seeing your creations.

xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Daring Cardmakers – natural, gold, white

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – atg Christmas

Always Fun Challenges atg

Wishing you the best birthday ever

I have a card I made during what seemed like a crafting marathon yesterday:

I used the colours from CAS Colours and Sketches, and the stamp set from Concord and 9th called ‘Kindness Blooms‘. This stamp set is two turnabouts in one, which is actually quite easy to get your head around.

The first smaller flowers were stamped and turned twice, then I took the acetate with the flowers to see where they would go – and then stamped them and then the leaves. If it sounds a little confusing – here is a link to the YouTube video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUn2FXEEL-I , and another https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ5WbLyvkfY

I also added some extra small flowers to fill the gaps, and even took the second leaf layer – the sprig looking thingy – and stamped that in some spaces too.

The sentiment is from Gina K , as is the circular stamp stamped using Rich Razzleberry – which fit just absolutely perfectly within a Stampin’ Up stitched circle die.

I stamped some extra leaf clusters, and shoved them under the circle. Well – I placed them gently, actually, but I like the word ‘shove’ today!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

CAS Colours and SketchesRich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride

Pink Gem Challenge atg

Addicted To stampsatg

QKR Stampedeatg

Getting Ready For Christmas

Hi there. After quite a few days without posting, I have a couple of cards for you today. There is a new challenge starting at Cardz 4 Galz and this time the theme is ‘Get Ready For Christmas’. I am sure a lot of you are making lots of Christmas cards at the moment, and it would be great if you were to join us in our challenge.

Here is my card:

After I had stamped and die cut the Christmas tree, I stamped and die cut the poinsettias and leaves and arranged them all as you see. I wanted to add some ‘girlie’ pearls to the tree, and found some pink and green gems in my stash – goodness knows where they came from, or who made them, but I added quite a few. They are so tiny I thought I could get away with it……

The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and I think the font is simple enough against the trees and flowers on the bottom of the card.

As I stamped and cut two trees, I went ahead and made another card with a completely different layout:

This time just the tree, but with a larger sentiment – same stamp set – stamped and heat embossed using a green Wow! sparkly embossing powder.

The two cards together:

I hope to see you in our gallery, and I look forward to seeing what you create.

xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

AAA Cards CAS one image, with option of shimmer

Twofer Card ChallengeChristmas Greenery – can both be Christmas this time

Addicted to Stamps anything goes stamping

Christmas at Sweet Stampin‘ – Christmas and Trees

Let It Snow

Hello everyone. There is a new challenge just begun at Cardz 4 Galz, and this time the theme is ‘Let It Snow’. It’s an ideal time to create more Christmas cards for your stash, and I hope you find time to join us with this theme for the next two weeks.

Here is my card:

Now this stamp set was a challenge – it is the ‘Invisible Snowman’ from Kitchen Sink Stamps. there is no outline to line things up with, it’s a case of placing items where you think they will go and then layering all the stamps for each individual item.

Yep – each item stamped has two, three, even four layers – and I like layering stamps. It still took me a while to figure out how to do this…….and even at the end I still went in with Copic C00 and C01 to create a light kinda outline for him – and added some snow lines underneath him – very faint, but they’re there.

Then I thought the background was a little too blank – so I went in with two lighter greys and two Uniko snowflakes – I’m itching to make something else with them – and stamped all around him. So it’s snowing….maybe….

I layered him with a red shiny card, and stamped the Clearly Besotted sentiment – a freebie with a crafting magazine.

So – definitely going to play with this guy more, but I’ll need patience – and no puddy tat trying to ‘help’!

I hope you can come and join us – I would love to see your ‘Let It Snow’ creations in our gallery.

xx

Challenges I shall be entering:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeatg Christmas

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ atg Christmas with option of stars

Addicted to Stampsatg

A Bit More Time To Craft atg

Snowflakes everywhere

Hi there. There is a new challenge beginning at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. As always, the theme is anything goes as long as it’s Christmas.

I ended up making two cards on a similar theme:

This first card is using the Concord and 9th ‘Snowflakes Turnabout‘ stamp set and Altenew inks – the four blue shades. The 3 additional snowflakes are also from Concord and 9th, and die cut out of Crafters Companion Ice Blue Luxury card. A little more shine and dimension:

This second card is using the same turnabout stamp set, heat embossing in white on a light blue background:

I actually heat embossed each layer before turning it round to stamp the next, so it’s a good thing I had the turnabout jig to line things up again.

I again die cut the Concord and 9th ‘Snow Flurry’ dies out of the same ice blue shiny card.

I hope you can come and join us and make more cards for your Christmas stash – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. XX

By the way – there is still time to add your creations to our Design Team call………. 🙂

Challenges I shall be entering:

Just Add Inkadd a technique (embossing)

Crafty Friendsembossing wet or dry

Allsorts Challengemake your own background