Floral Framed Birthday

Hello yet again. Happy Little Stampers anything goes birthday has started a new challenge – and we’ll be taking a break for a couple of months after this. Here is my card:

The background was created using a Spellbinders stencil, paste, and then sprinkling glitter over the paste and let it dry.

I added A Pinkfresh Studio deco frame, and layered the flowers and twigs around the edge.

I added some gold gems to the flowers, the corners of the frame, and each end of the foiled sentiment.

I’ve forgotten which die and stamp set I used for the floral and leaves elements, and with the Color My Life app having some issues at the moment I couldn’t search it – and didn’t fancy trawling through my stash – when the app works again I’ll edit the post to let you know.

I hope you can come and join us for our last challenge of the year – it would be great to see you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge anything goes

Dream Valley Challenge lots of layers

Crafters Café use dies/punches

Mix It Up Challengeanything goes – option to use a technique – stencil, paste, glitter

Sending Big Hugs

Hello there. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge, and Billie A has chosen the theme of ‘Use Kraft‘. Here is my card:

For this card I used a previously created background – Altenew stencil and gold shimmer embossing paste, cut just a tad smaller than the 5 x 7 inch card base.

The Lawn Fawn die was used for the sentiment, cut out of Kraft, then again cut out of black card stock, glued slightly off-set -which I think makes the sentiment stand out more. I even remembered the tiddle above the letter ‘i’ – layering and off-setting just like the main sentiment. Some silver sequins for added bling.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you create for our ‘use Kraft theme’. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Creative Fingers Challengeanything goes

Arty Divas Challenge anything goes

Cards Galore Encore anything goes

A Perfect Time To Craftanything goes

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Cardz 4 Galz – add texure

Hello. The new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz is to add texture to your girlie makes. Here is my card:

The texture I chose was to add some embossing paste through a stencil. This paste is from Altenew, and I added the new Tim Holtz colour – Prize Ribbon – to the paste before scaping through the stencil.

The Altenew paste comes as a light mousse consistency, and leaves a soft, almost flexible and furry texture when dried. I made so much of the coloured paste – that I couldn’t resist creating more backgrounds and cards with what was left………….and it certainly went a long way:


I used several stencils, and cut the panels in several ways, adding some Altenew stamps in varying layouts. I left most of them without a sentiment, as I can add later if I choose – but I also like the look without a sentiment too.

I hope you can come and join us with your textured creations – I look forward to seeing your creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Dies R Us Challenge atg with a brand they sell

Allsorts Challenge atg option roses

Cards Galore Challengeatg

Crafty Creations Challengeatg

Love To Craft Challenge atg

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Cardz 4 Galz Fall/Autumn

Hello. A new challenge is beginning at Cardz 4 Galz, and this time the theme is ‘Fall/Autumn‘ – but not Halloween……….!

Here is my card:

The background is embossing paste through a Catherine Pooler stencil, one I created previously – so I’m not sure which paste I used – but it does look golden and metallic!

For the the leaves, I used Concord & 9th ‘Thankful leaves‘ stamp and die set, and Concord & 9th card-stock.

The two leaves are using purple and orange, and for each leaf I inlaid the cut-out pieces to create reverse coloured leaves – if you see what I mean. Purple leaf with orange inlaid pieces, and orange leaf with purple inlaid pieces. These leaves came together quite easily, it was the placement of the leaves and sentiment which took me a little while to sort out…….

The sentiment banner is from a Concord & 9th ‘Everyday Bouquet‘ die set, and once die cut, I used my Misti ‘Cut-Align’ to just cut a tiny little piece off of each side – even the ends – so that it layered nicely.

I use the cut-align tool quite a bit when I have sentiments and die-cut banners for which I don’t have one slightly smaller – it is a great tool for that kind of thing.

Once I had placed the leaves and banner, I thought the card needed just a little more – just a little – so I die-cut the sprig from the ‘Everyday Bouquet’ die set and added as you see.

And there’s more – I added some clear cabochons. To me, these represent the rain which will fall in Autumn – well – that’s how my mind works sometimes…..

I hope you can come and join us with your fall /autumn themed cards – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash Autumn/Fall

Use Your Stuff Autumn/Fall

Stamplorations stencil Challengeuse a stencil

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge layer it up

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