Red and Grey Congratulations


Hello there. I have another congratulations card – I did mention yesterday that I have several to make – here is my latest.

This card was inspired by the current Fusion Challenge, where I turned the sketch and used the red and grey of the inspiration picture to stand out on the card.

The embossing folder is one from Crafters Companion, and used to mimic the stones at the bottom of the picture, and the leaves from an MFT set. I didn’t want solid leaves, as I didn’t want them to take away from the other colours.

This card actually took quite a bit of ‘faffing’ around to get just how I wanted it, and just how big I wanted the white strip. Then I had to find a ‘Congratulations‘ sentiment which was long enough and big enough.

A quick posting, with very little explanation, but I am sure you see where I;m coming from with this.

I will be entering the current Fusion Challenge:

Proud and Hooray

Dear all. I have two cards for you today, so I hope you will bear with me.



Two completely different cards, but I had fun creating the both of them.

The first card is using the Altenew ‘Ornamental Flower‘ again – sorry, but I really, really, like this flower – and created for several challenges. I used an old embossing folder from Tattered Lace for the dotty background, and a Sue Wilson die for the oval. The sentiment is from an Altenew stamp set, and I used this sentiment as I will giving this card to a colleague in the next few days for passing a qualification.

The second card is using the colours from Color Throwdown, and using the stamps, dies and sentiment from the newest Catherine Pooler ‘Stamp Of Approval‘. I picked it up yesterday, and just had to play!

I shall be entering the first card into the following challenges:

Always Fun Challenges – flowers

Freshly Made Sketches – sketch

Watercooler Challenges – anything goes feminine

Just Add Ink – add an ‘O’ (Oval)

The second card will be entered into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More – balloons/bunting/presents

Color Throwdown – Coral, green, Kraft, White

Seize The Birthday – anything goes birthday

QKR Stampede – anything goes




Ornamental Flower


Hello again. I must ask – has anyone seen this stamp set from Altenew yet? The Ornamental Flower? OMG! Good grief! Hubba hubba! (and all other statements of wow!)

I received a delivery from Seven Hills Crafts, forgetting this was in it, and when I saw it – I played straight away. I am so loving this flower, and I want to stamp it in all my colours. The first sets of colours are as you see here, as I wanted purples for the Just Us Girls challenge, a mixture of purples and pinks for the current Altenew challenge, and decided to use the sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges. All-in-all I am pleased how this turned out.

I cut my Altenew Watercolour Stripes Cover Die out of black card stock, and cut it into the shape of the sketch. I then stamped some of the leaves from the Ornamental Flower stamp set in the lightest purple Altenew ink on the remaining white space.

Then it was the flowers…….I just can’t say any more than I have already….. The leaves I stamped using my new set of Green Meadows inks from Altenew (turning into an Altenew card, innit?) Now these greens are GREEN! They are definitely for the more vivid and colourful cards you put together.


I’m off to use more colours for this flower now, and to see where that takes me.

I will be entering the following challenges:

Just Us Girlsprominently purple

Crazy 4 Challengessketch

Altenew April Inspiration Challengephoto inspiration

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challengeflower power