Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Altenew Build a flower Sakura Blossom friend birthday card.

Hi there and welcome to the ever-popular Anything Goes challenge at ATSM.

This is a card I made for my good friend Angie's birthday.

 I used the Altenew Build a Flower Sakura Blossom Stamp and die set to create the flowers and leaves and stamped the background with a stamp from Altenew Beautiful Day. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Wet Paint 111.

To finish off, I spattered pink ink around the flowers and coloured some clear dots with Copic markers to add to the centres of the flowers. The birthday sentiment went inside but I forgot to take a photo of that.

I hope you will visit the ATSM blog to see some fabulous inspiration from the team and if you care to join us in the challenge, you can link up your entry there.

I'd like to play along at

Dream Valley Challenges # 204 - summer colours

Make my Monday Challenge # 98 - lots of flowers

Dies R Us Challenge #123 - summertime

Altenew June Inspiration Challenge - flowers

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Papertrey Ink Tulip Time birthday card

Hello everyone and welcome to the June Challenge at Simply Create Too

Simply Create Too Challenge Blog

Our theme this time is to use lots of flowers and as my friend, Zoe had a big birthday recently, I made this card for her.

I used the Papertrey Ink Tulip Time stamp and die set. I first cut and stamped two lots of the tulip cluster and arranged them on some card so that I could decide where to place my two stamped individual tulips directly on the card. This stamp set is a multi-layer set and I used various shades of yellow and green ink to build up the flowers which are very easy to position.

I used a ball tool to shape the die cut tulips to give a bit of dimension and popped them up on foam tape. The tag is from PTI Tiny Tags and the sentiment is from PTI Birthday Bash.

I'd like to play along at

Crafty Catz challenge #465 - anything goes with an option of birthdays

The alphabet challenge - f is for flowers

Cut it Up Challenge #175 - birthdays

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Penny Black Nose to Nose and WPlus9 Christmas card

Hello and welcome to the June challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenges

The lovely Helen is our host and
our themes this time are

L for Little
M for Masking

Helen has a couple of prizes this month


I went with M for Masking and had fun making this card

I stamped the polar bears first then covered them with a mask I made by stamping the image again on some masking paper and fussy cutting it. I placed a snowbank mask over the bears to cover the bottom of the panel and then inked the sky with three colours of distress oxide ink.  I stamped some trees from Crafters Companion repeatedly over the snowbank to create a tree line and then removed the masks. 

I coloured the image with Copic markers and stamped and white embossed the sentiment from WPlus9. To finish off, I splattered water on the sky and mopped it up to give the stars, and added some glitter to the trees and snowbank which you can see best in the small photo at the top.

The sharp-eyed among you will have spotted my masking mistake with the bears! I didn't spot it myself until I took the photographs when I realised that I had forgotten to cut the mask in between the bear's heads so the tree hadn't stamped in the gap like it should.  Oh dear I said!!!

The talented Design Team have lots of lovely inspiration for you over on the blog and you can link up your entry there. Which of the themes are you going to try?

I'd like to play along with

Thanks for stopping by

Carol x

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Mama Elephant Wish Upon a Star baby card

Hello and welcome to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More, and this time we have our Clean and Simple Challenge.

I came up with this card.

I used the Mama Elephant Wish Upon a Star stamp set and stamped the cute bunny moon image onto a wonky stitched rectangle, then coloured it with Copic markers. I actually messed up the colouring but I had already stamped the sentiment and little stars and didn't want to throw it away, so I stamped and coloured it again on some scrap card. I fussy cut the image and added some glitter to the tail and star before sticking it over my messed up image. I left the top part of the bunny unglued but added a tiny bit of foam tape to give a bit more depth.

I hope you will hop over to the ATSM blog to see the great cards my talented teamies have to share with you, and you can link up your entry over there.
Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays non-traditional Christmas card

Hello there and welcome to another challenge at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.  This time our fun twist is to make a non-traditional card but you can do anything you like as long as its Christmas if the twist doesn't take your fancy.

I went with the twist and came up with this card that will wing its way to a dog loving friend come Christmas. 

I stamped and die cut the cute little dog from My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays and coloured it with Copic markers, then stamped and white embossed the sentiment from the same set.

I used the Avery Elle Confetti Mat Elle-ments die to create the panel and backed it with some PTI blue card.

I layered everything up before adding some die cut hearts that I covered with WOS then added several layers of glaze pen to give some shine. I finished off by adding glitter to the hat and going over the dog's eyes and nose with a black glaze pen.

As always, my talented teammates have some great inspiration to share with you over on the HLS Blog and I know they would appreciate it if you stop by to visit.

I'd like to play along at

2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #27 - anything goes with a critter

Crafty Animals Challenge #27 - anything goes

Winter Wonderland Challenge - anything but a square card

Thanks for dropping by.

Caol x

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Lawn Fawn Be Hap-pea and MFT Blueprints 33 birthday card

Hello everyone, and welcome to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More, where we have our Make Your Mark challenge. As a reminder:-
your entry MUST contain the use of anything that can make a mark - Stampin' Write, Copics, Promarkers, Painting, Chalks, Watercolours, Sponges, Stencils, Masks etc etc

I came up with this card 

A set that has long been on my wishlist is the Paper Smooches Vegtastic stamp set but I have never seen it for sale in the UK, so I was thrilled when I saw this Lawn Fawn Be Hap-pea stamp set at Dies to Die For. Those cute peas make me sooo hap-pea!

I stamped the My Favorite Things All Lined Up Background stamp on a die cut stitched rectangle and then cut the MFT Blueprints 33 shape to lay over it after inking up the edges and stamping the birthday sentiment. The peas and pods were stamped, die cut and coloured with Copics before being arranged on the card. Finally, the hap-pea sentiment was die cut twice and stacked to give it a bit more structure.

I hope you will pop over to the ATSM blog to see some more inspiration from our lovely design team, and you can link your entry up over there too.

I'd like to play along at

Allsorts Challenge #520 - happy 10th birthday to Allsorts

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Papertrey Ink and Inkylicious Galaxy graduation/ celebration card

Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More. This time we have a wonderful set of photos to inspire you and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

I came up with this galaxy card which uses a favourite ink blending technique

I created the galaxy background using a variety of colours of distress oxide inks and spattered some water over it. Once it was dry, I used a circle stencil and sponged white pigment ink through to create the moon. I had to do this a few times to cover up the dark background but leave some colour showing so it didn't look too stark.

Once the moon was dry, I stamped an Inkylicious moon stamp over the top with blue ink. A white embossed Papertrey Ink sentiment and some paint spatters finished it off. I thought this would be a good masculine or unisex card and I can personalise the occasion by adding a congratulations/graduation/new job greeting on the inside.

I hope you will drop by the ATSM blog to see some great inspiration from my team buddies and you can link up your entry to the gallery over there.

I'd like to play along at

Sweet Stampin' Challenge- spaced out

Fab'n' funky challenges #439 - anything goes

A Place to Start Challenge May 2019 - a favourite technique galaxy background

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


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