Get Well Soon

Hello everyone. I have been crafting some cards as an escape from doing my mum’s Ebay stuff.

I was inspired by the current challenge at Twofer Card Challenge, and also using the sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges for one of the cards:

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The ‘feel better soon’ card is another one layer card, with no smudges again – maybe I’m getting the hang of it? We shall see………

I took the Altenew ‘Get Well Soon’ stamp set and stamped the main image onto a card base. I then stamped again onto a post-it note and masked it off, stamping the honeycomb images over and around it, lining up the hexagons  as it was several different hexagon shaped stamps I used.

The main image I coloured with Altenew Artist Markers.:

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I have no idea what is supposed to be in the bottle behind the mug and honey, but I just coloured it a matching colour…..maybe maple syrup…..who knows!

The second floral card is using the same honeycomb stamp, but this time I stamped and heat embossed it in a random pattern, and used my Distress Oxides over the top for an emboss-resist. It’s quite dull here in the UK at the moment, but the honeycomb is white and shiny:

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I used Altenew inks to stamp the main flower and the leaves, but coloured the two little sprigs of flowers with the Altenew Artist Markers, then using the matching dies to cut them all out.

The die cut frame is from Sue Wilson – Noble dies – for the main background, die-cutting the middle and inserting the ink-resist panel into it. I knew the flowers and leaves would adding dimension, so I stuck this flat to the base card.

I arranged as you see for another vibrant card – but a totally different feel.

The sentiment is a cobbling together of three stamps from Concord and 9th ‘Wonderful Floral‘ stamp set – lined up using my Misti corner set…………..invaluable when there are different stamps you want lined up to ink and stamp together.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Twofer Card Challenge geometric (honeycomb stamps)

Crazy 4 Challengessketch

QKR Stampede anything goes

Aud Sentiments Challengeanything goes with a sentiment

Have a good day, and I’ll hopefully see you next time. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Floral and Sweet

Hi there. I managed to create a couple of cards over the past couple of days, completing them last night. The first is for the current challenge at Time Out Challenges with the theme of food and drink with the option of one layer:

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I went for one layer, and used the Altenew ‘Hand Made Tags’ stamp set to stamp images in a Catherine Pooler ink. As I created a background card using tropical leaves last time and loads of different colours, this time I stuck to one colour for the multitude of images, and then Altenew inks for the three layer stamping chocolate cookie thingy…..I’m not sure what these are called, but ‘chocolate thingies‘ works for me!

The sentiment is from Altenew ‘Way Too Sweet‘, highlighting the one chocolate thingy that is made to stand out.

I usually get a lot of smudging when I try to make a one layer card, but I am pleased to say I didn’t on this card – yay!

The second card is completely different, well – cards really:

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I used the inspiration and layout from the current challenge at Fusion Card Challenge. The flowers are Altenew ‘Floral Fantasy‘, stamped using Altenew inks, then die cut. The leaves on the first card are from the same stamp set using a variety of green inks, and the leaves from the second a card are from another stamp set I messy water-coloured as a contrast with the bright flowers.

The wood grain is from a piece of Stampin Up DSP I have had for absolutely ages, and found again recently, and the striped card is stamped from Concord and 9th ‘Sketched Stripes Background’.

I decided to go with a small and unobtrusive sentiment, as the card itself has bold colours and large bright images.

I made two cards, as I stamp more than I need so I can play with layouts side-by-side, and usually vary them slightly.

Have a good day, and I’ll speak again soon. 🙂

 

 

 

Altenew Beautiful Heart and Leaf Frame cover die

Hello there. I have just the one card to share today. I didn’t dare venture into my craft room after work until it had cooled down a little. So I watched some You Tube instead – that Yana Smakula does great colouring…….I might have to give it another try myself.

Anyway, this card was made to enter the current challenge at Just Us Girls. The challenge is to use Aqua, pink, and white. I made two versions of the card whilst I had the inks and stamps out:

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The second card I purposely took the photo at an angle so you could see the leaves and the dimension they give.

I first die cut the Altenew ‘Leaf Frame cover die‘ from white card stock. One I stuck directly onto the card base, the other I used 3D foam pads to raise it a little.

I used Altenew inks for the pink and aqua, and you can see I used the pink to stamp the flower and the three layers, but I only used the outline stamp for the leaves, omitting the other two layers for a cleaner look.

For the sentiments, I stamped one directly onto the card, and the other I did one of my favourite techniques – die cutting several times, and layering. I coloured the top layer with the aqua ink pad I had used for the leaves.

Have a good evening, and I’ll hopefully see you again very soon. 🙂

 

Sweet Rose Bouquet

Hello everyone,

I have a couple of cards to share today, a variation on the same theme. Smaller photos don’t do these cards justice, so please bear with me putting three larger photos here:

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I used the Altenew ‘Sweet Rose Bouquet’ onto a blush card for the first, and white card for the second. Both the sentiments are cut from a Tonic gold card which was part of the most recent Tonic craft box.

The embossed impression on the second card is from a die set from Sue Wilson ‘Greek Island Background’ for some additional interest in the corners.

Putting these together took some thought as to placement of the flowers, and the placement of the gold card, but I am pleased how they turned out. I have another two pieces of card I stamped these flowers onto – I suppose they are going into my ‘bit box’. I really must stop adding to this box, and start using the items in it.

I did some cards previously as part of another challenge, and I still haven;t got around to using what I left out…….perhaps this weekend?

I shall be entering the following challenges:

The Card Concept – photo inspiration – using flowers and gold

Watercooler Challengesatg feminine

The Library Craft ChallengeThe Rose Garden

Aud Sentiments Challengeflowers and a sentiment

 

Majestic Blooms and a Bear

Hello again. I have found time to craft again. Once I start, I seem to keep going – and going – and going!

The first card is inspired by the current challenge at CASology and AAA cards:

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I used the MFT Safari Party, and coloured the bear using my zigs. I framed him in the MFT stitched wonky squares – cutting two squares closely together for the frame – and raised everything with foam pads.

The second card is completely different:

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I wanted this card to be quite large, as the Majestic Bloom flowers are large, and I wanted to put three of them on. To save a little on the white space, I used the not yet released Needlework Motif stamp (yes – freebie from the Altenew Daventry crafting day) and heat embossed in clear on the white card.

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I then took the cover plate die – yet another freebie on the day – cut it out in white card and used that almost like a trellis to put my flowers onto.

After stamping the flowers using the colours from the current challenge at Color Throwdown, I arranged them as you see.

This card will also be entered into the Moving Along With the Times challenge – flowers as main focus – and June Inspiration at Altenew.

 

Furry Friends

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Hello everyone. I did some more tidying and sorting in my craft room yesterday, and came across a whole stack of Stampin Up designer Series paper – goodness knows how long I’ve had this!

I decided to use some of it as background for this card, which was inspired by the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments. This is quite a large card – an A4 folded into two, just so I could get four of my little animals in there.

I used the Concord and 9th ‘Furry Friends’, and actually stamped and die cut them all out, in all their various forms, and decided to go with the ‘friends’ I have here.

The circle die is also from Stampin Up, with the sentiment being from MFT – my usual ‘go to’ sentiment set.

I shall be crafting again later, but I am going to see my mum and dad – he is 80 years of age today. I’ve got to go ans give him the card I made and posted on my blog yesterday. They only live 20-30 minutes away, so a mere jaunt in the grand scheme of things.

I shall be entering the following challenges with this card:

Hand Stamped Sentimentssketch

Just Us Girls anything goes

 

Oh My Stars!

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Hi there. A quick card for you today, without any die cutting. I know – after the past couple of postings, I was kinda all die cut out……so I made this card with stamping only. I was going for a clean and simple look – which I believe I achieved.

I used the small three star stamp from Concord and 9th ‘Shine On‘ stamp set, stamping the outline in Catherine Pooler ‘Midnight’ ink, then filling-in with an Altenew orange ink.

The sentiment is from a Uniko stamp set, again stamped in ‘Midnight’ ink.

There’s not much more to say about the card, so I’ll leave it at that – except to say I will be entering the following challenges:

CAS(E) This Sketchsketch

Inkspirational Challengesuse small stamps

Addicted to Stamps Challengeblack and white and one colour

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