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Monday, 23 April 2018

Dragonfly

SumMoreFun's mood board

I love the colours in this MB and have focussed on the blue, green, mauve and black.
 I dabbed the colours (Brilliance) onto my stamp, and after stamping, I trimmed, distressed and edged with black soot DI
I used Dox's on a scrap and then stamped with my very old dragonfly stamp, fussy cut and inked the edges.
Challenges

SumMoreFun - mood board (as above)
Paperbabe - sketch
Southern Girls - fairies/fantasy/flowers (my b/g stamp has flowers)
Cardztv - a/g

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

I'm back at last!

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Hi everyone, It seems such a long time since I have had a card to blog, but when I saw the kraft challenge at Paper Artsy, I knew I had to CASE Chrissie Stokes card.
I have stamped my SU swallowtail stamp in brown and embossed with clear ep. I used 2 shades of coloured pencils to colour with, the black splotches are from a Paper Artsy set, and the white dots are done with white enamel. I added a tag with a twine tie on it.

Challenges
Paper Artsy - kraft

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Black and White


Hi everyone.

I managed to find time today to make this card, especially for this weeks challenge at Allsorts
The topic is black and white, and only gold, silver, or skin tones added.
I needed a sympathy card so used my Darkroom Door orchids and a very old word stamp from R & R Pocock (dated 1996) The ink is Memento Tuxedo Black, and I used my Misti to get a good coverage. I added a little touch of Wink of Stella gold to the centres of the flowers

Allsorts -black and white

Monday, 26 March 2018

Nautical


Hi everyone.
Today's card features my new die  from Serendipity. I cut it twice, once in red and once in white, so that I could inlay the stripes. For the background, I sponged on various DI's and used stamps from SU Wetlands set, and also a Stampers Anonymous set.

Challenges
Paper Artsy - nautical colours
Southern Girls - die cuts

Thanks for visiting. I am away on holiday for a couple of weeks, so will catch up when I get back

Friday, 23 March 2018

Sea dreams


Hi Everyone, sorry I have been absent for a bit.

Today's card is the result of having a play with Brusho's and Infusions and plastic wrap, for the background.  I did not like the walnut brown that came through with the infusions, so wiped it over with a baby wipe, which softened the colour a lot. I then went all over with DI cracked pistachio. I stamped the seaweed from Kaisercraft 'Coastal escape', added some diecut leaves, seahorse and shell (cut from scraps) from the same stamp set and the message from a TH set, stamped in Adirondack 'espresso'. I layered it all on to a pale cream card base.

Challenges
Paperbabe #69 - green palette
Pixies Crafty Workshop - used snippets
Penny Black and More - Feature a creature

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your week

Monday, 5 March 2018

Cats and dogs!


Hi everyone.
Today's card is similar to one I made last year, but this time I have coloured all the cats with my Promarkers. I used Saddle Brown, Caramel, and Cinnamon for the focal cat and Silver Lining for the rest. This fabulous set is by Indigo Blu.

Challenges -
The house that stamps built - anything goes
CardzTV - anything goes

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Best wishes


A simple card today, just in time for a couple of February challenges.

I sprayed water on the card and then scribbled lime green, turquoise, and orange watercolour crayons in a diagonal pattern. When it was dry I stamped with a turquoise ink pad, the script and the birds from Stampers Anonymous Mini Ornates CMS064 set. I tied a matching ribbon around and added a diecut which has not scanned true to colour. I then adhered it to a turquoise card base.

Challenges
Rubberdance - orange, turquoise, lime and/or hearts
Paper Artsy - watercolour
Allsorts - starting with 'b' - birds and best wishes

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