Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Oriental Orchid

Hi again. I am back with another card for the Altenew Challenge, using a new (to me) stamp set. I think this will be the first of many.

I used the colours from the Altenew challenge and found a pic through Google to give me inspiration.
The stamp set is Oriental Orchid and I white embossed on canvas card stock and coloured with Twinks again.

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Beautiful Papers

I'm getting inspired to use papers in my cards again and I found some gorgeous pads at a recent Kaisercraft sale.

I die cut the tag and stamped the image and sentiment  from Honeybee Stamp and Ellen Hutson and gold embossed.
The tag die is from Papertrey Ink, t he rectangle die from Dienamics and the paper from Kaisercraft.

As always, I find it hard to get a good pic of metallics, but I hope you can see hour pretty it is.

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Hello Gorgeous

Here is another card for the The Classroom MIx Up Challenge, combining Ellen Hutson and Honey Bee Stamps - both stamp sets are called 'Hello Gorgeous'.
I stamped and gold embossed the images and sentiments on Canvas card stock and also added an edge to the card. The gems are coloured with Zig Markers and then I added clear Wink of Stellar. It's a very glittery card.
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Another Coffee Creation

Last month I was one of the lucky winners in the Altenew challenge and on of the products I purchased was this gorgeous leaf cover plate. It arrived yesterday (so quickly from USA!) and I had to use it immediately!!!

I die cut the leaves panel from Altenew's Striped Leaf Cover die and backed it with a panel of blended Distress Oxide Inks.
The sentiment is from Stampendous and is gold embossed on vellum. I then decided to back it with white card, to make it stand out better. I'm used to using more vibrant colours, but I really like the muted (almost sherbet) effect of these inks. I added a few sequins for a touch of bling.
I decided to put it in a frame.
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Stamptember -Clean and Simple

Monday, 18 September 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Card Makers Bloghop

Hi there! It's been so long since I've played along with this fabulous bloghop, but now that I'm back in to regular crafting, I think I might make a few cards this time. Here is my first card ....

When you have paper as nice as this one, you have to make a feature of it, so I decided to paper piece the coffee mug and use as a background. I especially love the little fieldmouse.
Do you like my real life embellishment?!!! Yes a ladybird (bug) crawled on the card as I was taking the pic and then flew away home :)
The stamps are from STAMPlorations. The wash and cup lid were coloured with Zig Markers.

I'm also entering the following challenges:-

Sunday, 17 September 2017

The CLASSroom Mix Up with Honey Bee Stamps

I felt like doing a bit of colouring today, so I made a card for the Mix Up challenge, using an image from Hone Bee Stamps and a sentiment from Ellen Hutson.

Funnily enough, both these stamp sets are called 'Hello Gorgeous' - maybe that's why they go together so well. I used Zig Markers and Distress Inks  to colour everything.
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STAMPtember - Clean &  Simple
I used Embossing/Distress Inks and Sentiment

Friday, 15 September 2017

Ink Only take 2!

Here's another card for Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge - Ink Only
It might look like water colour, but it's not. I coloured the background stamps with distress inks, spritzed and stamped. Then I stamped the skeleton leaves with orange ink and embossed with a copper embossing powder. Then I swiped ink over some card, spritzed and die cut the sentiment. 
 I'm entering this in the following challenge:-