Thanks A Bunch

I fancied doing some Copic colouring today and created this card:

I started by stamping this oldie but goodie stamp from Clearly Besotted. I then chose some Copics to create different coloured tulips, and die cut with the matching die. Clearly Besotted don’t do matching dies any more, and my Scan-n-cut comes into play with the newer stamp sets.

The patterned paper was a freebie with their current and new release – yep, I ordered it all!! – and I thought was a perfect background layer for these flowers.

I wanted a vase for the flowers, so turned to the Honey Bee die set I have, and used vellum……which doesn’t really show up very much, so I outlined it in white.

To get the ribbon on the bunch of flowers to come out of the top of the vase, I had to snip a little – but I think it works.

I then used my Xyron for the vellum – a handy tip from Daniel West on one of his classes – then stuck this down, and added 3D foam under the bouquet itself.

The dots are from a previous Crop and Create event from Doodlebug, and the sentiment is from the same Clearly Besotted stamp set.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Creative Crafters Challenge anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeEaster/Spring (colours and flowers)

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Inkspirational – photo inspiration

The Four Seasons Challenge anything goes Spring (spring flowers and colours)

Crafty Friends Challenge Spring Colours

Die Cut Divasdie cuts and tic tac toe (first left column – at least 2 layers, yellow, flowers)

May your Day Be As bright As You

Hello there. A new challenge has begun at Cardz 4 Galz – and this time we want to see your buttons and/or bows. Here is my card:

I seem to have gone a little bit ‘girly’ here – but I’m liking the colour combination, if I do say so myself!

I first die-cut the pink spotty bow from Clearly Besotted pattenred paper, using the Spellbindwers die set, but keeping the bow solid and not using the lattice layer. I put the layers together with a pink and glittery brad from my stash.

The teal paper is cut from Stampin Up paper, and the stripe using the same Clearly Besotted paper.

The shape behind the bow is from a Sue Wilson collection, using only two of the 7 dies from that set – not too intricate behind the bow, and layered with 3D foam pads to the card base.

The sentiment is from Craft Box UK (I think) a page of strip sentiments, cut to fit.

I hope you can come and join us and show us your buttons and/or bow creations. The Design Team has some great makes to share – and quite a varied collection. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft anything goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned papers

Arty Divasanything goes