Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Inkylicious and Papertrey Ink Lovely Hello multi occasion card.

Hello everyone and I hope you all continue to be well and as happy as you can be under all the weird circumstances. I'd like to welcome you to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More

and this time we have this fabulous inspiration photo for you.

I came up with this card using a watery theme with all the lovely blues and greens.

I used an emboss resist technique for the background and embossed the Inkylicious shells before blending oxide ink over the top.

I cut a circle from a 6 x 6-inch card and then used a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder to give the card some texture with a bit of a watery feel and reminiscent of the middle right picture of the hair.

The Seagull came from an MFT stamp set and the wheel and anchor were magazine freebies that I cut 4 of and stacked.

I added an NBUS sentiment from Papertrey Ink which is pretty general and makes the card useful for lots of occasions depending on what I stamp inside, and finished by scattering some of the little dots that fell from the die cuts.

You will find lots of inspiration over on the ATSM blog and I hope it all inspires you to join in with us this time.

Stay safe, and thanks for stopping by.


Carol x

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Papertrey Ink Bold Borders: Flurries Christmas Joy card

Hello friends and welcome to another festive challenge at ABC Christmas Challenges

This time Dorte is our host and she has a lovely set of dies as a prize

We have 2 themes for you this month

J is for JOY
K is for KING

I went with J is for Joy

I used the Papertrey Ink Bold Borders: Flurries die set and made a very simple card. 

I stacked the sentiment several times and stamped and embossed an addition from a Clearly Besotted stamp set.

You'll find lots of inspiration over on the ABC blog, and you can link up your entries over there too.

Thanks for stopping by and stay safe.

Carol x

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Christina Griffiths and Clearly Besotted Holly Christmas card

Hello everyone and welcome to Addicted to Stamps and More! This time we have our holiday week for you.

I went with a traditional red, white and green colour theme and came up with this card that will be easy to mass-produce and is relatively flat for posting.

I used Christina Griffiths Wreath Builder Die set for the holly and bows, and the tiny star stamps are from the Papertrey Ink Sparkle and Shine Additions set which I repeat stamped to fill the background. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Most Wonderful and I finished off with some glossy accents to the berries.

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x

Monday, 4 May 2020

Altenew Peace on Earth Christmas card

Hello everyone and welcome to Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

You can enter any Christmas project but why not play along with our fun twist, which this time is Ornaments.

I came up with this card

I used the Altenew Peace on Earth stamp and die set for this card. I started by smooshing a few colours of blue oxide ink and when it was dry, I stamped the earth ornament and embossed it with white e/p before die cutting it.

The sentiments come from the same set and I stencilled some dots on the panel with a Simon Says Stamp stencil. I inked the edge of the background mat with the same ink as the sentiment so it would match.

As I have so much time at home at the moment, I'm trying to get motivated to get all my Christmas cards made early, but I have to say I'm just not feeling it! I am feeling pleased that I have this one to add to the pile though - do feel free to join us.

Thanks for stopping by and stay safe.

Carol x

Friday, 1 May 2020

Altenew Poppy Garden and Papertrey Ink birthday card

Hello friends and I hope you continue to stay well and as happy as you can be in these unusual times. We are in our 5th week of lockdown and it looks as if the number of new cases is reducing at last, and thank God, the number of deaths is starting to diminish as well. I hope things are getting better wherever you are too!

  We have another challenge starting over at Simply Create Too

Simply Create Too Challenge Blog

This time we are asking you to use flowers on your creation and we can't wait to see what you come up with.

I came up with this card which I started at an Altenew workshop towards the end of last year. 

It uses the Altenew Poppy Garden stamp set and I coloured it with their alcohol markers.

The sentiment frame uses an old Papertrey Ink Boutique Borders: Birthday Stamp set and die. I cut another shape in black card, cut it in half and arranged it behind the white frame to give a little shadow that helps it stand out on the card.  I finished off with a scattering of little raindrops.

It would be great if you could join us this time and you will find lots of inspiration over on the Simply Create Too blog.

Stay safe and thanks for stopping by.

Carol x

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

My Favorite Things Doctor's Orders thank you card for hospital staff

Hello friends,

 I hope you and yours are keeping well and are adjusting to socially isolating by now. I am missing family and friends, and although we are calling each other and having a Zoom family gathering once a week, it really isn't the same and there are times when only a hug will do! To try and counteract the sadness at being distanced, I'm trying to keep busy and our neighbourhood WhatsApp group has helped with this. Like many people, we come out on a Thursday at 8pm to applaud and thank all the key workers who are putting themselves at risk in order to care for us. In response to the shortages of protective clothing in our local hospitals, some of my neighbours are sewing sets of scrubs and scrub bags, and we have gathered toiletries to be taken into hospitals for patients and staff. As my sewing skills leave a lot to be desired, I have been contributing by making cards to go with the packs, using the digital stamp sets by Birdie Brown that My Favorite Things kindly gave away for this use, and this is one of the cards which I'm showing as my DT card for the new Anything Goes Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More

I printed the images, coloured them and cut them out

before arranging them on a background that I stencilled with yellow ink.

The sentiment came with the sets, and the 2 sets I used for this card are Doctor's Orders and Super Hero in Scrubs.

I hope you will have time to pop over to the ATSM blog to see some lovely inspiration from my talented Team Mates, and it would be great if you could join in with us this time.

Stay safe, and thanks for stopping by,

Carol x

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

My Favorite Things Rainbow of Happiness encouragement card

Hello everyone and I hope you and your family are all doing well during this very strange time. I'm happy to report that we are fine and adjusting to the new shape of our day. Because we cannot just pop out to a shop at present, I have been very sure not to waste any food so I have been cooking and baking more than I would normally. Now I seldom bake these days so my skills are very rusty, but we had some carrots that needed using up and I decided to make a carrot cake. Everything went well until it came to making the cream cheese frosting. That frosting just wouldn't thicken even after being left for several hours in the fridge, so I had to go for it and pour it over the cake. The icing ran off the cake, down the sides and all over my worktop but my hubby wouldn't let me throw it away. He scraped it all up, put it in a jug, poured it like cream over his slice of cake and declared it to be the best carrot cake ever. I knew there was a reason I love that man!

We are starting a new challenge over at ATSM today and this time we have our Clean and Simple challenge for you.

On my daily walk, I have been so cheered by all the rainbow pictures that children have been putting in their windows, that I decided to use the theme for my card.

I used a rainbow die from My Favorite Things and cut the die using several colours of card so I could make 6 rainbows with the colours in a different order.
The sentiment is from the MFT Rainbow of Happiness stamp set and the clouds (which I glittered) came from a Sara's Signature set by Crafter's Companion.

I made several of these cards and plan to send them out to friends who need cheering up during our lockdown.

You'll find lots of inspiration over on the ATSM blog, and it would be great if you could join us this time.

Carol x


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