Friday, 20 April 2018

Friday Focus

Such pretty colours at MFT this fortnight, just had to make a card to use them!


Here's my card:


I randomly stamped the flower heads from MFT's Springtime Blooms and then coloured them using Copic pens. I die cut a base strip and then added some doodled stitches round each of the flowers.


Supplies:
Stamps: MFT, Springtime Blooms
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Die: MFT Dienamics, stitched basic edges
Pens: Copic, R32, R35, Y13, Y35

Thanks a bunch for dropping by today, it's been fun having you visit my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm sharing a card I made for a birthday bunny hop celebration. Happy birthday wishes are winging their way over to Gail - ionabunny  from Crafty Nomad - in Norway.


Here's my card:

I started by inking up a little background sky and grass and then stamped, coloured and hand cut the bunnies.  As this is going in the post I needed to keep everything as flat as possible, but just had to pop a couple of the bunnies up on foam pads which will hopefully squish down in the envelope.


I matted the card onto some matte gold card and added a stamped sentiment.

Supplies:
Stamps: clearly Besotted, Woodland Kisses
Ink: Mememnto, tuxedo black; Ranger distress, cracked pistachio, faded jeans
Pens: Copic, E51, E55, E57

Thanks for looking today, it's been great to have your company for a while.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Wednesday Words

The current challenge at Time Out is asking for Spring cards. Well any excuse to colour up some tulips - my favourite Spring flowers - suits me perfectly.


Here's my card:


I stamped and coloured the tulips and sentiment and then die cut a stitched rectangle and inlaid it back into the aperture. My intention was to go with the one layer optional twist, but I felt the card just needed a little something more. So I matted it onto green cardstock and left a border showing at the bottom.


Supplies:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Spring Tulips
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: copic, Y13, Y17, RV02, RV04, Y02, BV000
Die: MFT Dienamics, double stitched rectangles

I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog today, huge thanks winging their way to you.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Tuesday Talk

Mmm so I went to a craft show - yes I bought new goodies! And today they get their first airing as I'm playing along with the sketch challenge at MFT.


Here's my card:


He is just so irresistibly cute and reminds me of each of my grandsons when they used to love to jump in puddles - two of them still do! A bit of col0oring and die cutting and this card whizzed together.


Supplies:
Stamps: MFT, Puddle Jumper & Rain or Shine
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Dies: MFT Dienamics, Puddle Jumper, Rain or Shine, Inside/Out stitched circles, Stitched Fishtail Flags
Pens: copic, E51, E57, E59, Y18, E000, R20, C1, C5, C7, BG32, BG34, YR16; Promarkers, poppy, cardinal red, denim blue

So pleased to have had your company today, thanks so much for dropping by my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Monday, 16 April 2018

Monday Moment

I'm playing along at Inkspirational today and they have a wonderfully dark and moody photo for inspiration.


So much movement and pretty much the same colour. I've tried to reflect this in my card:


I chose the chevrons not just for their movement but also to represent the windows in the buildings.  I then stamped and second stamped the splodges for the rain.


The umbrella is such a big part of the photo and it drew my eye immediately so of course there had to be an umbrella on my card. I stamped and die cut it and popped it up on pads to add more impact.  I finished off my card with an inspirational sentiment which I thought reflected the feel of the photo.

Supplies:
Stamps: Precious Remembrance Shop, DIY & Positive Thoughts; Clearly Besotted, April Showers Additions
Ink: Mememnto, nautical blue
Die: Clearly Besotted, April Showers

Thanks so much for spending some time with me here on my blog today, I do so appreciate it.

And keep crafting!

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #113 - Perfect Day

 A new challenge beings today at AAA Cards and the theme is Perfect Day. 


My card uses stamps from the wonderful Precious Remembrance Shop - the sponsor for this challenge.


My favourite time of year is Autumn when the trees and hedgerows look magnificent in their gorgeous colours and that's why I chose to create this card. A walk on an Autumn day when the sun is shining and the temperature is warm is my idea of a perfect day.


And simple CAS cards are my most favourite genre and Precious Remembrance Shop have the most beautiful images and totally fabulous sentiment quotes. So I couldn't resist making a second card for this challenge.


Loving the Kaleidacolor colours of this ink pad - well there is some purple in the mix!


Supplies:
Stamps: Precious Remembrance Shop, Fall Colors & New Day
Inks: Kaleidacolor, creole spice

So what's your idea of a perfect day? The AAA Cards DT, Dyane from Precious Remembrance Shop and Guest Designer Sharon have all shared their days over on the blog HERE. It's going to be so much fun discovering yours!

Thanks so much for spending some time looking at my blog today, I really appreciate it.

And keep crafting!

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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Saturday Slot

I'm joining in with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches today.


This was a fabulous sketch to use and so easy to stay CAS:


I stamped and coloured the line of birthday candles and matted it onto blue card stock. Then I stamped and die cut the sentiment banner and placed it over the candles.


Supplies:
Stamps: Concord & 9th, Birthday Stacks
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched fishtail flags
Pens: Copic, R29, B28, YG17, Y18

Thanks for looking today, it's been fabulous having you visit my blog.

And keep crafting!

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