Saturday, 20 May 2017

The Flower Challenge, HLS Anything Goes with Dies, HLS Watercolour, Seize the Birthday

At last! I have been able to make a card that's been in the planning for a while. As soon as I saw Karen's beautiful card at The Flower Challenge, I knew I wanted to CASE it using alcohol inks (especially as I haven't used them for a while!). Things have been a bit tough going this week hence the delay.

So here it is and I'm happy with how it turned out. I was pleased with the colours and how they blended together, giving the impression of plants, leaves, sky etc. The inks I used were Tim Holtz Aqua, Sailboat Blue, Limeade and Meadow.

They were applied randomly straight from the bottles onto Yupo card without any blending solution and I moved the inks about by tilting the card from side to side. The little grassy and "frondy" bits were achieved by using a air puffing tool to blow the inks around. 

Linking up to four challenges:
The Flower Challenge - CASE a DT Member
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes (not using the toppings option)

I'm hoping to be able to join in a few more challenges with another card if I get time later.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful evening and happy crafting.



Saturday, 13 May 2017

Less Is More (GD), AAA Cards, STAMPlorations CAS

Hello everyone, happy Saturday and I hope you're well.

I am sooo excited and honoured to be Guest Designer at Less Is More this week, where the theme is One Layer Card: Spots/Stripes and here's what I made.

My spots are stencilled and I stamped the "hello".  I do hope you will join in the fun, lots of possibilities with this combination.

Also linking up to
AAA Cards - Bright and Beautiful
STAMPlorations CAS - Anything Goes with optional twist of Feminine Colours

Thanks so much for looking!


Friday, 12 May 2017

Less Is More, City Crafters, Make My Monday

The colour challenge at Less Is More is Grey and Yellow and here is what I made. For some reason the shades of yellow look darker in the photo than IRL. I resisted the urge to add sequins and kept it very CAS.

Also linking up to City Crafters - Arrivals (new season) and Make My Monday - May Flowers

Got a busy weekend ahead. It's a good friend's birthday tomorrow so will be popping round with her card and pressie. Tomorrow I'm going to a seminar at a church in another town, church on Sunday  morning and After Church Fellowship in the evening. Will also try and squeeze in some crafting time too. Hope you have some great plans for your weekend, have a good one!


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Color Throwdown (GD), Addicted to Stamps and More, Make My Monday, Time Out

Greetings, everyone. I'm very pleased to be guest star stamper at Color Throwdown and this is what I made using the lovely soft colour palette.

I stamped and fussy cut some of the flowers and popped them up on 3D foam, die cut the curved panel and added a strip of paper.

Also linking up to:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - May Flowers
Time Out - Flowers

Thanks so much for looking!

Friday, 5 May 2017

CAS Colours and Sketches, CAS Watercolour, CAS Mix Up, STAMPlorations CAS, Watercooler Wednesday

Inspired by the beautiful colour line-up at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I stamped my flowers and watercoloured with distress inks.

Joining in at five challenges:
CAS Watercolour - Flowers
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + spattering + your choice (I choose watercolouring)
STAMPlorations CAS - Anything goes with optional twist of Feminine Colours
Watercooler Wednesday - "Feminine" Anything Goes