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Sunday, 5 February 2017

The Flower Challenge - CASE

This months challenge over on The Flower Challenge the theme is 'CASE' which means Copy and Share Everything.  So basically taking inspiration from.

I've had dies since I first starting card making and never used them in this way.  You simply place the die cut back into the card, with a coloured background behind.  The piece I used was a background I made a while ago with Alcohol Inks.  I'm glad I finally got to use it.  The die is by Memory Box.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Altenew Stamps

These stamps are from the Persian Motifs set by Altenew and coloured again with Zig Markers.  I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white.  Finished off with a few gems and a sentiment from a different set of stamps, not sure who they're by.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

A Bit of Sheena

I've had this stamps for a few years now and it's been inked up...... I think I may have too many flower stamps and I still buy more....... lol.  I have always had a passion for stamps of any kind, but flowers have always been my favourite.
Anyway, this lovely Magnolia stamp is by Sheena Douglass and I've coloured it with Zig Brush Markers (I love them).  The sentiment is from another stamp set but I don't know who it's by.  I finished of with a border die by Cheery Lynn and some gems in the corner.
Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Altenew Stamps

This stamp is the outline stamp from the Peony Bouquet set by Altenew, the leaves are from the same set. 

I used Zig Real Brush pens, using them as watercolours.  I used the same flower stamp, stamping with Distress Ink to create the backgound on the card.  The sentiment stamp is from Dahlia Blossoms set also by Altenew.

The Unfolding.... with Penny Black

I've always loved floral stamps, and these by Penny Black are my favourites at the moment.  This one is called 'The Unfolding'.

I used Zig Real Brush Pens to add the colour.  I added colour straight to the stamp from the pen, then gave it a spritz a water and pressed onto my card.  I repeated a couple of times with the darker shade on just parts of the stamp.  I then scribbled the pen onto my craft mat, added a little water, dipped my paint brush into it, and splattered it onto the card, I love this effect.
The sentiment is from a stamp set by Stamps U Love.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Blue & Yellow

I came across a new blog a few days ago, The Flower Challenge, so thought I'd make a card for their present theme which is 'Blue & Yellow'.
I love flower stamps and have quite a few in my stash.  This stamp is from a set by Hobby Art and is really lovely to work with.  I used Zig Real Brush pens to colour the image, and watered down Distress Ink, splattered with a paint brush for the yellow background, the sentiment is from a stamp set by Stamps U Love.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Week 3 Christmas Card

I used stamps and matching dies by Sheena Douglass for this one, the sentiment is also one of Sheenas.  I did the die cutting first, then pressed the cuts onto the inked stamp.  I used Distress inks to colour the leaves.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Week 2 Christmas Card

My 2nd Christmas card, (making at least 1 a week).  I got inspiration from google.
The main stamp is from Stampscapes, the branches is a tree stamp from Art Impressions (had it for years) and the sentiment is from my favourite set by Just Rite Stamps.  I coloured the cabin with proMarkers the rest was done with Distress Inks.  I also used a white pen for the snow.  The cabin stamp includes the trees and water in front, it's a waterside cabin.  I masked off the water with a sticky note while inking up the stamp as I wanted snow all around.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Stampscape Stamps

I just love these stamps and have quite a few of them now, I just haven't used them for quite a while.
I stamped onto Satin Art Card from Inkylicious and used a mix of Distress Inks and Adirondacks applied with Colour Box stylus tool.
Thanks for looking

First Christmas Card for 2017

I was in such a last minute rush for my Christmas last year, so I'm making sure I make them throughout the year, just as I always used to.  I admin a couple of groups on Facebook and have started a weekly Christmas card challenge in one of them, a sure way for me to keep up!
This is my card for Week 1 where the theme is 'Keep It Simple'
I stamped the tree with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I then added a little bit of sparkle with Glamour Dust and also the gem.  The tree stamp is by Art Impressions and the sentiment is by Just Rite Stamps.  I think I may do more of these later in the year.

StarryNight Sky with Lavinia

The first challenge of 2017 is up and running over on Lavinia Stamps.  The theme for this one is Starry Night Sky

I stamped all the images with Archival black ink onto Satin Art Card by Inkylicious and of course all are Lavinia Stamps,  then I added the colour, a mix of Distress Inks and Adirondacks apllied with a colour box stylus. Silly me didn't leave enough space for stamped stars, so I used tiny confetti stars.  
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 30 December 2016

HappyNew Year!

Happy New Year to all my blog readers.  It's my lovely Brother In Law  Les's 70th birthday on Monday, so I got my stampscape stamps out for his card.  I can't believe he's 70 already, it only seems like yesterday since he was teaching me to knit when I was about 8.  I've always had a great relationship with him, so he deserves a card which takes longer to make.
All stamps used in the image are by Stampscapes, I used distress inks to colour the image all applied with brushes and sponges.  I used stamps by Clarity for the wording and a stamp from Inkylicious for the scrolls.
And here's a photo of my big Sister Chris and Brother In Law Les.