Water Colour Bouquet

Hello once again. I spent so much time crafting over the weekend that I have another card to share today:

I stamped the Woodware ‘Fresh Cuts‘ stamp and heat embossed in black onto water-colour card, then used my Altenew water-colour pan set for the light pink, dark pink, and green.

The sentiment is from MFT – a much loved and well used stamp set, which was actually a freebie sometime last year from Seven Hills Crafts.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

CAS Water-colour – CAS water-colour and bouquet

Just Us Girlspink, dark pink, green

AAA Birthdaybirthday for the girls

Seize The Birthdaybirthday with option of rainbow (not using the option)

Peeking Daisy

Hello again. I am amazed at how much I am able to craft when the builders aren’t here. I am sure it will be worth it when they have finished, which should be another 2-3 weeks, and I’ll have two brand spanking-new bathrooms – and I’m going to use them both!

This card is using a new purchase from Simon Says Stamp. My sister was coming from Canada, so I took the opportunity to get some stuff delivered to her for her to bring over to me. The postage was less – even though I had to wait longer……….

This my card using the Simon Says Stamp ‘Peeking Daisy‘:

A picture from a different angle:

You may be thinking it looks quite simple, but let me tell you – there was loads of measuring – to make sure the circles were equal from each other, equal from the edges, and that the daisy images were all the correct way up and looked the same.

This die is a solid circle, but there are two teeny tiny holes on the back of the die, which I lined up with pencil lines I drew across the middle of the piece of card, just managing to see through those holes – which ensured the flowers were lined up and the right way round.

Instead of rubbing the pencil lines off the little daisy images – I think they may be too fragile – I ran the card through my die-cutting machine to flatten the edges – and this side is the ‘wrong’ side of the die cut.

Then I used a challenge colours – I don’t have the specific challenge colours, but substituted Catherine Pooler inks – again drew pencil circles using the die itself as a template, and ink-blended as you see.

The sentiment is from MFT, and is one whole sentiment, but instead of cutting the sentiment apart – not have the nerve for that yet – I masked each part off prior to stamping.

I must say I like the end result, even though that ruler and pencil certainly had some use out of them for such a CAS card.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

CAS Colours and SketchesBermuda Bay, Mango Melody, Night of Navy

Freshly Made Sketches – sketch

Simply Less Is Moreuse small images less than 2 inches

Addicted to CASCAS Daisy

A Friendly Blue Fox

Hi there. I had time to craft last night, and wanted to play at the current colour challenge at MFT. I also wanted to play with the MFT ‘Friendly Fox’ dies I received a few weeks ago.

Here is my card:

The colours to be used are:

I don’t have any MFT inks or card-stock so I had to make do with what I had. The base card is actually an off-white card I have used as the natural colour, the blueberry fox is from Creative Expressions, and the greens are Distress Oxides blended onto a piece of Crafters Companion Neenah card, and then die cut using the MFT Horizontal Snow Drifts die – and piecing the elements back together.

I think I’m into paper-piecing at the moment – I must move on to something different!!

So – a blueberry fox………I think it works to create even more cuteness…

As I mentioned the other day – I must get to making a birthday card for mum for the 28th, and a mother’s day card for the 31st……so – back to my craft room………..such a difficult evening ahead…………!!!

Oh – and the new challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenges starts today – I hope you can come and join us – the theme is anything goes for Christmas…………..

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Gold and Blue birthday

Hi there. I have another floral card to share to day, but as I still had some black card-stock out from the card posted yesterday, I decided to keep going with the black and gold theme – but also added a few shades of blue.

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I stamped a Stamps By Me floral stamp onto water-colour card, and heat embossed in gold. Using my Zigs, and very little water, I coloured as you see, keeping the colours vibrant.Β The gold embossing resisted the colouring, and it also let me know the main places for the darker shades of blue.

I then used the matching die – one solid die, so quite difficult to place over the image centrally – maybe I;ll die cut first next time, or even emboss around first……hmmm – I think a little playing is coming on….. and then stuck this down onto some black card.

The frame is die cut using two sizes of Sue Wilson’s stitched rectangles. The sentiment is heat embossed in gold, and is from MFT.

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20180717_145924I tried to get some shine coming through in the photographs, but it has been quite dull here, even though warm.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Watercooler Challengesmasculine

Allsorts Challengeflowers

Inkspirational birthday