Fusion Regal Beauty

Hello once again. I have a card to share today which I made over the weekend – a craftathon weekend for me:

The colours and layout are based on the current challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge:

The colours in the photo were greys and a touch of brown, so I used those colours to stamp the flowers from Altenew ‘Regal Beauty‘ and a combination of their grey and browns inks.

I used the sketch layout to arrange the flower and leaves to mimic the semi-circle, using a lot of the leaves and only one flower, once I had cut them out using the matching die set.

The sentiment is from Thirsty Brush and Co, heat embossed on white onto a grey piece of card, and the ends of the sentiment piece cut using the Heffy Doodle ‘More Strips of Ease‘ die set to create the banner look. I always seem to go wonky when I cut those banners free-hand, so this die set and those small triangles are just great for this.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Fusion Card Challenge – sketch and photo

Trimmies Craft Challenge atg

Arty Divas Challengeatg

A Perfect Time To Craftatg

Dies R Us Challengebirthday including dies

Cardz 4 Galz Haberdashery

Hello once again. I hope everyone is doing well. There is anew challenge starting at Cardz 4 Galz, and this time the theme is ‘Haberdashery’. We want to see your creations using ribbons, bows, lace etc.

Here is my card:

Now, if you follow me regularly, you know this is certainly not the kind of card I usually create – that is why being on the Design Team for this particular challenge – well – challenges me too.

It challenges me to think outside of the box, to try new techniques, and to use some of the stash I have – which I have even forgotten I have – if you get my drift.

The cream die cut is from an older Spellbinders Card Creator die set, using the biggest of the dies – and cut very well and first time with my Gemini Junior – a new one after my first one broke!

I used a piece of lace across the middle, and heat embossed the Thirsty Brush and Co sentiment in a copper colour. I love this very simple sentiment, it can be used for so many different occasions.

The leaf cluster and the three flowers were part of the Simon Says Stamp Crafty Surprise parcel, and come from Prima Marketing. That parcel was packed full of stuff, absolutely full of stuff – but most of which I couldn’t see myself using………until now!

Doing the DT card for this challenge has actually made me look again at the contents of this parcel, and I can actually see myself using more of the stuff than I thought – I am sure I will be sharing with you at some point.

I also added some green pearl accents – make unknown – for some extra interest.

Anyhoo – my take on the Haberdashery theme – lace, flowers, pearls.

I hope you can come and join us, and I certainly do look forward to seeing what you create with this theme.

Challenges I shall be entering:

Allsorts Challengeatg

Watercooler Challenges – atg

Arty Divas Challengeatg

Coral Rose and Whoa There!

Hello there. I have a couple of cards to share with you today. The first is a card with the Colorado Craft Company ‘Sympathy and Friendship Rose’ – a huge stamp – covering 5 inches square:

The second card is even more CAS:

For the first card, I stamped the image in Catherine Pooler ‘Coral Cabana‘ then heat embossed with clear embossing powder, with my plan to water-colour the image. That plan changed when I saw how gorgeous it looked just as it is -so the water-colour is for another day, with another colour outline!

I layered that panel onto a navy blue card, added a sentiment from a Thirsty Brush and Co stamp and die set, added three Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Twinkles ‘Decadent Teal‘ drops and left it there.

I think that coral colour with this stamp is very striking, and I may have to explore that colour even further…….

The second card is using an Altenew sentiment, then stamping an image from Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz ‘Funny Farm’ stamp set. I thought of this image immediately when I saw the current challenge at CASology, and this Altenew sentiment from the ‘Build-a-Flower Daffodil‘ set seemed to fit just perfectly.

The first rose card will be entered into the following challenges:

AAA Cards – CAS birthday

Color ThrowdownNavy, coral, teal, cream

Watercooler Challengesanything goes feminine

The Alphabet Challengeflowers

The second card will be entered into the following challenges:

CASologyCalm

Addicted To Stamps CAS

Angelique Motifs

Hi there. I don’t know where time goes, but since I reduced my hours to three days a week, I seem to run out of time…………I have no clue what I spend my time doing, but it certainly isn’t crafting. Hopefully, this Easter weekend I can make some cards to share with you.

Here is a card based on the colours from the current challenge at Color Throwdown:

I took the Altenew ‘Angelique Motifs’ and stamped the leaves in blue inks onto some Crafters Companion Neenah card. The gaps I filled-in with the leaves also from that stamp set.

I took some orange inks for the flowers, and instead of stamping the centres, I coloured them with yellow Copics. I tried doing the flowers completely stamping, but always seemed to get the centre parts off-set – so out came the Copics.

The frame is from Reverse Confetti and raised with foam, and the flowers stuck both inside and outside of the frame just for added interest.

The sentiment is from the new stamps from Thirsty Brush and Co – stamped the word, and die cut with the matching dies. Now that sentiment die has an inner and an outer – thinking about belly buttons anyone? – but I kept the two layers together so the word stands out a little more.

I am certainly going to spend some time with this stamp collection, so I am afraid there will be some floral cards coming your way – it may be water-colouring, it may be Copic colouring – or even ink smooshing……maybe all of them!

I hope you have a great Easter weekend, and I hope to see you again soon. 🙂