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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Bengal Tigers scene

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Hi there. This card you see here took me absolutely ages to put together. There must be easier ways of creating a scene than the process I went through. I have making this for a couple of days as I didn’t know quite how I was going to place the grassy die cuts, nor where I was going to place the tigers. I must have moved them around half a dozen times, walked away to think about it, went back to it…….it’s easier going to work!

These Bengal Tigers from Hero Arts were the easiest part of the card, even the fact I had to fussy-cut them as I don’t have the matching dies. I did stamp them in a couple of colours, bit preferred these colours the best.

I took the blue background card and embossed clouds onto it, as that much blank blue looked too much, and I didn’t want to start ink blending as I liked this lighter blue. The clouds were added from The Ton Golf Course stamps and dies, just for a little more dimension up there.

I don;t do these layered scene cards very often – I now remember why not!! – but I will certainly have a search for tips and tricks when it comes to putting them together.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

City CrafterSafari Style

Crafty Cardmakerswet or dry embossing

The Library Craft Challengewhere the wild things are

 

The Ton purchases

Hello everyone. I have a couple of cards to share with you today. Both of these cards are from new purchases which arrived yesterday – and I couldn’t wait to get stamping. This first card is using the ‘Holly Branch‘ stamp set:

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I took the layout from CAS Colours and Sketches and created a simple Christmas card, using the stamps and sentiment from this set. I also added some red glitter card to the top and bottom, and die cut the main piece with a Catherine Pooler die.

I shall be entering the following challenges with this card:

CAS Colours and Sketchessketch

Watercooler ChallengesOccasions

Time Out ChallengesHolidays

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is using the colours from Color Throwdown and the newly purchased ‘Peony Notes‘ from The Ton. I also used a Catherine Pooler background stamp for the lines as a back-drop to my flowers. To make the pieces fit together, as opposed to putting one on top of the other, I just turned the die around. Almost like a paper piecing kind of thing.

These flowers are stunning, and I tried them in different colours – and probably made smudges and mistakes on most of them!!

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Color ThrowdownCoral, Aqua, Yellow Green

4 Craft Chicks anything goes

Daring Cardmakersanything but white

Here is one of those smudgy mistakes – I’m still trying to figure out how I can save it! You see the green smudges on the yellow flower? How do I fix that? I may just have to bin this one and start again………….

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Sketch and Tulips

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Hello again. I have one card for you today. This card took a bit of figuring out, but I managed without too much hassle – but there certainly was hassle!

I used the current sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch, and started by die cutting the circle. Then I wanted a flower, and looked at all my layering flowers, and decided to go with this stamp set from The Ton – ‘Fresh Cut Tulips‘. Then the fun began…..

I wanted the flower to be on the outside of the circle, as well as the inside, and didn’t want to cut around it. I placed both pieces of card into my Misti, decided where I wanted to stamp, and began by stamping the flower and leaves onto the bottom piece. I then took the top piece and laid it down, removed the bottom piece, and stamped again.

I didn’t layer the leaves, I just stamped them in one colour green, but I did layer the tulip itself. I managed to keep each piece of card straight, no moving – this sometimes still happens with the Misti – and I liked how this turned out.

I then took the top piece of card and embossed it with a Spellbinders embossing folder, to add more interest. I didn’t want another colour, and the white looked too plain for me.

I then wanted a sentiment which matched the flower, and I thought this was ideal. This was stamped with Versafine black onyx and stuck down with 3D foam pads.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

CAS(E) This Sketchsketch

Addicted To Stamps and Moreanything goes