Enjoy this moment….

A quick post to share the card I have made for the photo inspiration from (Pin)spirational:

I have been thinking about the photo inspiration for quite a few days now, and was going along the sparkles and the word ‘love’ – but then I saw how beautiful the tree was in the corner of the photo – and remembered this stamp from Altenew – ‘Moments in Time‘.

I began by cutting a circle out of some masking paper, and using the cut-out to ink blend two distress oxide colours. I used the circle shape to kinda represent the ‘o’ in the word love…..

Once dry, I then stamped the tree, then the sentiment, in Altenew Obsidian ink. I didn’t smudge anything! I am so pleased with myself!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Pinspirationalphoto inspiration

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengeanything goes

Moving along with the timesCAS

{PIN}spirational Challenges

Clean and Simple Shapes

Hello again everyone. I have a card to share today which – even though looks quite simple – took ages to sort out the angles and design:

I did another card whilst I was at it, using the off-cut, and placing the sentiment in a slightly different place:

trying to show the colours:

I took one of the shapes from the Altenew ‘Simple Shapes XL‘ stamp set, and Catherine Pooler inks – because they give fabulous coverage on such a solid stamp – and just stamped a design. I then die-cut that piece of card, creating two triangles as you see.

It took me ages to try and get the correct shaped triangle for this card – I first die-cut the rectangle, then played with the final cut.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

AAA CardsCAS one corner – option of flowers (obviously not using the option!)

Crafty Sentimentsanything goes

Moving Along With The TimesCAS

Aud Sentimentsanything goes with a sentiment

Rose Flurries Monochrome

Hello again. I am still creating as part of the Altenew 3D Floral Focus course, and this card is for Day 2 of that course:

Day 2 is about monochrome, and I feel even though the background die is quite complicated, the card itself has a clean and simple feel about it.

I first die-cut all the images from the Altenew 3D Rose Flurries out of white, then decided to cut a few more layers out of the light brown/kraft card and played around with the layers until I was happy. I did originally plan for three flowers, but I am pleased how this turned out with one flower.

I’ll just have to make another card – or two – with the remaining flowers!

I’ve also been trying Day three – using in-lay on the dies – but am really, really, struggling to get that right – I’ll keep at it – you may get to see an end result – but you may not!!!!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Daisy Chain Challenge – Monochrome

Black and White Beautiful…..

Hello again. I have a card to share with you today – it STILL hasn’t stopped raining – for the current challenge at AAA Cards:

I used one of the images from Clearly Besotted ‘Floral Spray’ stamp set, and inked using the new Altenew ‘Permanent Black Crisp Ink‘ – loving the crispness of this ink pad, by the way – and decided to ink just one of the images in this set.

I did play with both images, moving them around, but decided to stamp one only. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

There’s not much more to add, but if it keeps raining like this for much longer – I’m going to have lots and lots of cards ready for any occasion……..

:):)

AAA Cards

Well Hello……

Hello once again. I have another card to share today, using a new stamp bought at the Doncaster craft show last week:

I just fell in love with this stamp set – cute and quirky. I chose this stamp as I thought just laying there, finger swirling in the puddle – cute. There are some great sentiments on there too – I am sure you will be seeing them in the future…

The image was stamped with Gina K Amalgam ink and coloured – very basically – with Copics, to match the colour challenge. To follow the sketch challenge, the two outer bands were pieces of card coloured with the same light blue copic, and die cut with Lawn Fawn ‘Stitched Simple Wavy Borders‘.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

CAS Colours and Sketchespowder pink, pool party, so saffron

Freshly Made Sketchessketch

Clean and Simple on FridayCAS birds

Altenew June Inspiration Challenge photo Inspiration

Watercolour florals

Hello again. I have another card to share today, featuring water-colouring:

I stamped the Catherine Pooler ‘One in a million mom’ in the bottom corner of a piece of water-colour card, heat embossed, masked it, stamped again, and again a third time to fill in some gaps.

I then used two Catherine Pooler inks to water-colour the flowers and leaves, and added a grey Zig marker for some background. I did less watering down in the middle of each flower, to keep it a little darker, but generally just went for it.

I did originally have the grey going further out, and was going to attached the whole panel to a card front, but I didn’t like how it turned out. So – I took the matching die for the floral spray – then realised I had to do some clever partial die-cutting……nerves of steel today!!

Once I had decided where I wanted to image to be, I stamped and embossed the sentiment on the base card – as I said – nerves of steel!!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crazy for CASgrey, aqua, peach

Lil Red WagonFlora

Case this Sketchsketch

Crazy for CAS

CAS(E) this Sketch!

CAS buds

Hello again – I think my mojo is back! Back with a vengeance! This card – two cards actually – was inspired by several challenges:

I have had the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches in my head all week. I knew I wanted to go CAS, but couldn’t really get my head around what images to use for this layout.

Then – the new challenge at Less Is More raised it’s head – bingo! I got my images, I had my layout, I knew I wanted CAS – so this is what happened.

Then – I read again that the Less Is More Challenge was for a one layer card. Ooops. As you see above, this card isn’t one layer. So – what’s a crafter to do? I went back up to my craft room, and did another:

This is definitely one layer. I had to change the sentiment, because the ‘Hope’ in the first card is a die-cut. This sentiment is from another stamp set, but all stamps and all inks are from Altenew.

I hope you will forgive the poor lighting – but it’s quite dull here today, and even when the sun does come out – the wind is just too much to be able to take good photographs outside.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

CAS Colours and Sketchessketch

Less Is Moreone layer card, theme is buds or petals

Always Fun ChallengesCAS

The Alphabet Challenge‘C’ for CAS

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