2 more cards

20171217_124126Hello again. I have two more cards today, completely different to the cards from yesterday. Both of these were inspired by different challenges, and both ending today – talk about last minute again!

The first card was made using the colours from Color Throwdown – pink, green, kraft, white. I used the Dahlia turnabout from Concord and 9th (from Seven Hills Crafts whilst it was back in stock) and stamped four times using pink and green alternately, then used the matching die to cut out one portion of it.

I didn’t back the cut out part, and you can see through to the inside of the card, which I thought was quite a different way to use it. Of course, I then had to stamp the sentiment separately and add to the front of the card with carefully placed foam pads. I didn’t want the front sticking to the inside, did I?

The second card was made using the inspiration from CASology. A short but sweet word on the cue card – as per usual – current word being ‘Gray’.

I used the Altenew ‘Floral Fantasy’ set, and used the set of Altenew grey inks too. Once I had stamped it, then layered with some Narwhal cardstock, adding to a white base card, I then looked for a suitable sentiment…..and looked…..and looked. Finally, I couldn’t decide what sentiment to use – so I didn’t! I’ve done this before, and I think it looks just right as it is, and can be used for any occasion, or even as a ‘just because…..’ card.

Maybe I’ll have some time to play after work today, and be able to show what else I have been making.

Have a good day……… 🙂

 

Blooms blue and silver

A very short and quick posting today. I couldn’t resist using the colours on the current Color Throwdown again, with the Blooms Fill-in stamp set. I am loving playing with this set, and there are many, many ways of using it. I still haven’t done any of the die-cutting with it – but I am sure it will come.

For this card, I stamped and heat embossed the background in silver, actually stamped and heat embossed twice so I had good coverage. I then stamped the flowers in the light blue and dark blue. Such a great combination of colours, and I think this card really shines with the background heat embossed.

So – a quick posting just to share this card. 🙂

 

 

Blooms fill-in (C&9th)

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Hello there. I hope everyone is having a good day – or had a good day if you are reading this in the evening. I have had this stamp set for a few weeks, and have been playing with different colours, and different parts of the layering. I haven’t added all the layers each time, and if I have done, then I have used more muted colours, to change the whiteness.

 

I attached to a base card after cutting out a panel with stitched rectangles from Lawn Fawn, but then noticed they are opposite ways up. I don’t think it matters, and actually I like both ways.

All the little individual stamps which make up this stamp set makes it so much fun just doing the one layer stamping. I’ll be trying the matching dies for a different look again, I am sure.

The one problem I did have was making sure the base layer, the solid layer, was stamped fully. I obviously used my Misti for this, but I found that some inks just didn’t want to play, no matter how many times I inked and stamped. The Altenew inks – the large oval inks – seemed to work well, but not really the smaller inks.

I tried different inks, and different card, so I think that you’ll have to use trial and error for this type of stamp set – but I’m loving it all the same.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Just Us Girls – Thank full

Craftaholics R UsThank you

Here are also some of the other samples and colours I have used, before I put them together and make a card out of them:

 

 

 

Circle Pattern Play

Hello again everyone. I am posting another two cards from my marathon playing session over the weekend. These two cards are for different colour challenges, but using the same absolutely fabulous stamp set from Concord and 9th – Pattern Play Circles.

I bought this from Seven Hills Crafts – and have loved playing with it. This stamp set is so different every time you stamp it, and layer it, and all those little circles, and dots and……well, you get my drift. I don’t think you could achieve the same card twice.

The first card is using the colours for CAS Colours and Sketches – Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, and Lemon Lime Twist. I stamped the main circle HUGE stamp with Night of Navy, embossing with clear embossing powder – and just set to stamping all the little circles where I think they needed to be, using the three challenge colours.

The second card was using the colours from Color Throwdown – Purple, Black, White, again stamping with black, heat embossing, and putting those additional stamps virtually everywhere!

I had so much fun creating these cards, and even though there is stamping everywhere, I still think there is rather a clean look about them – do you? As you can see how different they look with the different colours, I also changed the sentiment for each of them for a little more difference.

 

 

 

 

Sprinkle Turnabout

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Hello there. I hope you’re having a good weekend. It’s Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, so three days off.

I have been trying my hand at the Concord and 9th Turnabout stamps again. This one is the ‘Sprinkles Turnabout’, and I am liking the effect the stamp gives. I also like the fact that the sprinkles are more concentrated in the centre, and less so on the outside – but it does create a challenge when thinking about where to place a sentiment……I went with the bottom, and also went off to one side, as I don’t tend to do symmetry!

The colours I have chosen are from the Color Throwdown challenge for this week – pink, yellow, and grey – and I think they all work very well together.

All of the stamps used on this card are from that stamp set – the background, cupcakes, the matching layers, and the sentiment. All stamped sticking to the three colours. I used Stampin Up colours – Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, and Powder Pink. Once I had decided to use this set, I have made a batch of them in the same colours, and will be trying different colours, utilising the different sentiments at some point.

I shall also be entering this card into the challenge from The House that Stamps Built, with the theme of ‘anything goes’.

Congrats

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Hi everyone. Quite a colourful card for today. I am working with someone this afternoon who will be expecting a new addition to their family in the New Year. I don’t make baby cards, and I have absolutely nothing in my stash which is specifically for this type of occasion, so I went with the flow and created this.

I took inspiration from several challenges regarding colour and theme. The first thing I did was to stamp my Concord and 9th ‘Stripe Builder’ stamp set. I used my Tim Holtz stamping platform, as this is one huge stamp, and used Catherine Pooler ‘Lime Rickey’ and Stampin Up ‘Tempting Turquoise’.

Now I tried stamping this several times, and it just wouldn’t cover all of the card. I re-stamped, stamped again, then decided to leave it as it was, as the photo inspiration from Inkspirational has greeny slats, and also one white slat, which all look quite weathered. So – the distressed stamping look it was. I quite like this effect. What do they say about mistakes – there aren’t any, just happy accidents? Well, there we are.

I then took my Sue Wilson ‘Noble Pierced Squares’ and cut a piece to cover the background, then die cut my Tim Holtz ‘Mixed Media’ in two corners, so the colours would show through.

After sticking these down, I die cut the ‘Congrats’ from Stampin Up ‘Sunshine Wishes’ in white card with double sided sticky sheet on the back, and cut that four times stacking them up, then die cut one from another piece I had stamped originally and didn’t like the look of. (Happy accident again)

I really like the colours on this card, and it goes with either boy or girl, I think…..do you agree?

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:

Inkspirationalphoto inspiration

City Crafter Challenge something beginning with ‘S’ – (Sunshine Wishes dies)

House Of Cards challengestripes

Less is Morepiercing (Sue Wilson pierced squares)

 

 

 

 

Colourful sketch

Hi everyone. A short Saturday night posting from me today. I have been playing with the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments, and created the card above, which could be used in either direction. I think my preference is for the card with the heart on the bottom left.

I started with a new Concord and 9th stamp set I bought in Doncaster Dome last week, called ‘Cuddles and Hugs’. I stamped the heart with my Misti, just to be sure, and then masked this off and stamped a little cluster of hearts multiple times around it. I wanted it to look like the smaller hearts were underneath the bigger heart and kind of exploding from it.

To keep in with the sketch, I stamped a sentiment round two sides of the card, to look like the layer on the sketch, as I didn’t really want to add another layer.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Hand Stamped Sentimentssketch

Colour Crazy Craft Challengeanything goes