Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge #76..Anything Goes..



Hey,

Yes! It is that time again for a shiny new Retro Rubber challenge.

This time we have everyone's fave for you...Anything Goes..


I decided to have a manual rummage through my stamps to find something that hadn't been used in ages for this challenge. Embarrassingly I came across this beautiful stamp by Gorjuss that I had a) forgotten I had and b) have never used!!

I bought it as part of a post-Christmas sale haul in January 2016.

I coloured the stamp using Zigs and a paintbrush, then I fussy cut it out and mounted it onto a wobbler. I thought it would be a fun random card for a friend who recently became a cat owner, hence the sentiment!

I kept the whole card pretty simple and chose a co-ordinating card blank and an ancient scrap of Chevron paper. I like the simplicity of it, as the stamp is HUGE and a bit fussy.

My friend already has the card and I have actually seen it in her kitchen on her 'Cards from Claire' pinboard..I am a Happy Mail Spammer!

Check out what my awesome teammates have made over at Retro Rubber and show us your fun anything goes makes.

Don't forget to use a stamp older than a year on your project and tell us all about it, that is a big part of the Retro Rubber fun. Also please feel free to combine our challenge with others, but keep it to a maximum of 10 challenges including ours.

Challenge ends on December 1st.

Cx

Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas Wrapping: Tags...


Hey,

Happy Monday, hope you had a great weekend, Hubby and I had awesome fun with the Nixons.

I have a few Christmas gifts that need to leave now-ish, as they are going to faraway climes.

As we all know I LOVE tags - shop bought, handmade, I don't care, I just love tags.

So the starting point of any gift for me is the tag.

I had to make these very quickly, so I cheated and used ready cut manilla tags, smooshed them in some Distress Oxide ink and then stamped the cute sentiment by Unity Stamp Co and the Reindeer by Clearly Besotted.

I like to just colour bits of the image, it adds a bit of interest to the tags. I did this last year, but made the entire tag (smooshed background + tag die).

Fun and easy to make and will look pretty on the gifts.

I'll show you the wrapped gifts later in the week.

Cx

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sketch Saturday #490 Crafty Sentiments...


Hey,

Happy Saturday to you and welcome to the latest sketch for the Sketch Saturday challenge.

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments Design and they are offering a prize of 3 digis from their store.

Here's the sketch, which just happens to be by me!


I chose the Tess Summer Fun stamp, as I thought it would work really well in the oval shape, as I wanted to be true to my own sketch LOL.

The stamp was a dream to colour and I used Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. The stitched oval die is by MFT and I need to use it more!! I kept the background simple, because the stamp is so detailed. The tiny pink heart is from my 'box of hearts' I have a box of punched, die-cut, gifted hearts, it comes in very handy.

Final touch was to add a sentiment and I decided to send the card to a friend, so chose a suitable sentiment for her.

I can't wait to see what you do with my sketch, but first check out what the rest of the DT have made over at Sketch Saturday.

Challenge ends 24th November 7pm GMT / 2pm EST

Cx

Friday, November 17, 2017

Holiday Card Making Extravaganza



Hey,

Happy Friday.

Hubby and I are off to DTown tonight to visit the Nixon's (aka JT's Parents) - Love, love spending the weekend with them.

Today I thought I would FINALLY share all the makes from last Saturday's Holiday Card Making Extravaganza hosted by The InkPadNYC and taught by Cheiron.

SO much fun was had, always awesome to be with the entire craftgang in one place.

We made 20 cards and a gift card holder!! It was A LOT.

My main card was one of my fave makes - the candy cane background is a stencil that we used with Distress Paint and the stamp is by Tim Holtz.

Here are the rest of the cards -




I love them all, I didn't really need anymore Christmas cards, but if I don't use everything it means I get to make less next year!

Cx

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas Card 2017: Paper Smooches Kissmoose...


Hey,

It's pretty cold here in NYC already and I am over it already!

Anyway.. here are some more of my Christmas Card makes..

I love this Paper Smooches set called Chubby Chum Pals. I had seen it on someone's blog last year and had to have it.

Last year I made identical Christmas cards with the Moose, the only difference being that the falling flakes background was yellow.

This year I heat embossed the falling flakes and falling circle backgrounds by Neat and Tangled, using WOW! holographic powder..such amazing shimmer.

I love this Moose and his punny sentiment, so easy to colour and create cards with, I totally overuse him.

Cx


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hello babies..



Hey,

I have this strange love for new Baby Cards...

They make me so happy and I was lucky enough recently to be able to make two of them - one for a boy and one for a girl - yay!

The main card today is for friends of mine that just had a baby girl. As the female half of this particular couple is quite funky, I decided that a card to welcome her Daughter should also be funky!

In the clear out of box of shame I came across a host of ready to go backgrounds, including the one I used for this card, which is actually an oops that I couldn't bear to part with...

So glad that I kept it as it has worked out perfectly for this card. I die-cut a babygrow (onesie) from some precious ancient paper, love the sparkly stripes. I love the giant baby word die, it's by Lil Inker and I had to hunt it down after seeing it somewhere years ago. I stamped the rest of the sentiment, which doesn't show so well here, but it did pop on the card IRL.

The next card is for a client of mine and my colleague and I adore her and wanted to send her a nice personal card from us and the team. She has 3 Daughters already, so that was the theme of my card.


What do you think?

I love it, the cute stamp and die set by Mama Elephant worked out so well here. The sentiment was a gift from JT.

More babies please!

Cx

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge #75 Colour Challenge, still time to play...



Hey,

There is still time for you to play along with the current fun Retro Rubber challenge.

This time we have a photo to inspire you..

Pick out some, or all of the colours for your project.

Check out what my awesome teammates have made over at Retro Rubber and show us what the photo inspired you to make.

Don't forget to use a stamp older than a year on your project and tell us all about it, that is a big part of the Retro Rubber fun. Also please feel free to combine our challenge with others, but keep it to a maximum of 10 challenges including ours.

Challenge ends on November 17th

Cx

Monday, November 13, 2017

CASology: Tiny Reindeer Mugs...

Hey,

Happy Monday.

I had a fun Saturday at the all day class, so good to see all of the craftgang again, it had been a while.

Will show you all the makes later on this week.

Today I am entering the latest CASology challenge.


Great excuse to use some of those smaller stamps that come in sets. As I have been making Christmas cards, I recently saw the great Reindeer mug in the Neat and Tangled Beary Merry set, but didn't actually get a chance to use it.

So I pulled it out to create my entry. I decided to make a kind of border using the mug stamp, it works really well and you still get a lot of clean white space, making it very CAS. Super easy stamp to colour, I used Distress Inks and a paintbrush.

Another fun card to add to my Christmas card stash.

Cx



Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thinking of You...


Hey,

Sadly Hubby's great Aunt passed away recently and his Mum was very close to her and so I wanted us to send her a card.

I don't really do sympathy cards, I find them hard to make.

So I opted for a Thinking of You card.

I used a new stamp by Pink Fresh Studio..it's gorgeous and my MIL has a beautiful garden and a love of flowers, so it seemed right for this card.

I watercoloured it using distress inks and added a heat embossed onto vellum tag.

Super simple, but I hope will brighten her day a bit.

Cx


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Christmas Card 2017: Critters for my Niece


Hey,

Today is the Holiday Card Extravaganza with Cheiron and the Inkpad, super excited to be in class all day and with my craftgang. We haven't crafted together in a while, so it's going to be a hoot.

Following on from yesterday's special Christmas card post, I thought I would show you the beautiful card I made for my Niece.

My Niece is such a character, she attracts your attention and I have this vision of her ending up with a random posse of peeps eventually, so this stamp really made me think of her.

It's by Avery Elle and is called Sledding Critters, I bought it because I loved their Birthday Bus stamp so much and this is the same 'gang'.

Because the stamp is so detailed I wanted to keep the background simple.. Doesn't look it at first glance right?

It is just one easy cut, as it is a die by Simon Says Stamp 'Birch Tree Window' and I love it, I waited AGES for it to come back in stock.

I went with a more child friendly sentiment and I like it. As a final touch I added a couple of clear droplets by Pretty Pink Posh and voila! Christmas card.

I love it, it's going to be hard parting with it, but I know that Florence is going to love it, so that makes it easier LOL.

Cx





Friday, November 10, 2017

Christmas Card 2017: Your Next Stamp..Hic!


Hey,

Happy Friday.

I have been having a lot of fun at my desk making special cards for my peoples. I normally only make individual cards at Christmas for my parents, Hubby and JT. Mainly because I never leave myself enough time to do this..

This year I really wanted to make some special cards for my Nephew and Niece and for some of the people that I really really could not live without.

Today's card is actually for JT's parents, they are the BEST thing to happen to Hubby and I ever! They are fun, inclusive, sweet, funny, food loving, gambling, booze hounds that are not at all like parents to me, more like BFFs. I literally adore them. Sadly life gets in the way and we haven't seen each other much this year.

We are seeing them next weekend and I know it's early, but I wanted to hand deliver their card, so it doesn't get sucked into the USPS missing Christmas card vortex... its a thing. For realz.

I love this stamp set by Your Next Stamp and I actually made JT's card with it last year, talk about keeping it in the family!

As I mentioned yesterday box of shame has produced gold...the background for this card was all ready to go! Love that.

Have a great weekend, I am all wiggly with excitement, craftgang are doing Cheiron's 2nd Holiday Extravaganza class hosted by The Inkpad tomorrow - ALL DAY!! Yay.

Cx



Thursday, November 9, 2017

London Mouse Farewell...


Hey,

Sadly one of my work colleagues in London is leaving this week.

She has been a really good friend to me and I am sad that she is leaving and that I can't be there to booze  see her off ;)

I have had the London Mouse set by MFT for about 3 months now and I haven't used it!! So I stamped and die-cut most of the images to create a fun scene.

The sentiments are by Simon Says Stamp and I thought they were more fun than a typical good luck.

Following my playdate with JT where I admitted that I have a box of shame on my desk (no idea what was in it at that point), I took the box and cleaned it out. It is now all nicely organised.

In that box I found a whole bunch of backgrounds I had stamped at one of Jamey's craftgang meet-ups..

I have made x4 cards so far using the 'found' backgrounds. Love it when my messiness pays off!

Cx





Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Beep Beep...


Hey,

So a friend of mine recently passed her driving test.

When she told me about this, she wrote 'Beep Beep' in her email, which for some reason tickled me, so that became the main point of my card for her!

I bought the great Tim Holtz alphas last week in Tampa on super bargain sale and the other 'Beep' is just stickers, but they didn't photograph so well.

The truck and the gifts are actually Christmas stamps that I cut and coloured and decided not to use once I hit my target, I thought this was a great way to repurpose them.

The star stamped tag was just kicking around on my desk, so I finally used it!

Fun card for a fun friend.

Beep Beep!

Cx


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge #75 Photo Colour Challenge..



Hey,

Welcome to another fun Retro Rubber challenge.

This time we have a photo to inspire you..


Pick out some, or all of the colours for your project.

I pretty much went with all the colours and used the flower image as an inspiration when hunting for the right stamp set.

As I love Flower Jar stamps, I thought this one by Unity Stamp Co. would be perfect for this fall inspired challenge, I've had it since January 2016.

The flowers in the jar, feel very fall like to me and I kept it all very simple by watercolouring the image and adding a sentiment banner. The pearls were added to cover an oops.

I thought that the stripey card blank really offset the colours of the coloured image. I need to use these card blanks more!

Check out what my awesome teammates have made over at Retro Rubber and show us what the photo inspired you to make.

Don't forget to use a stamp older than a year on your project and tell us all about it, that is a big part of the Retro Rubber fun. Also please feel free to combine our challenge with others, but keep it to a maximum of 10 challenges including ours.

Challenge ends on November 7th

Cx

Monday, November 6, 2017

Playdate Oxide Masking..


Hey,

Happy Monday and Happy Birthday to Cheiron!

Yesterday I had a fun playdate with JT, I mainly gossiped and finished off bits and bobs, it has been forever since we did this.

JT had seen this fun distress ink masked striped background with a black image stamped over it. So we gave that a go, she has posted her makes today too.

The main card is my first attempt - LOVE Distress Oxides for this, they are so buttery and blend so well, Wilted Violet is my fave colour. I added a Zini and a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp (thanks Jen) to make a cheeky card for Cheiron.

Next card I got all brave!!

Yes I double masked and used RED ink over the green - big girl pants firmly pulled up.

As it felt so Christmassy it, it felt right to add the Avery Elle Santa and sentiment.

Love a playdate with my girl, especially whenI get to try out new fun things. We are now both officially Oxide fans, we really didn't see the point, but after I did a class with Cheiron and passed on the knowledge we love them. Classic case of read the manual right?

Cx

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Sketch Saturday #488 Lemon Shortbread..


Hey,

Happy Saturday to you and welcome to the latest sketch for the Sketch Saturday challenge.

Our sponsor this week is Lemon Shortbread and they are offering a prize of 3 digi stamps from their store.

Here's the sketch, another one by me..

I chose the Winter Girl stamp, as I thought she would make a great Christmas card.

I printed out the stamp and coloured her using Promarkers and Spectrum Noir sparkle pens. I don't use the oval window dies very often, so it was good to use them here.

I slightly cheated and moved my sentiment to the other side of the image, as I thought it worked way better there!

I love the giant glittery star, I have had these for years and I only have a couple left sadly.

I can't wait to see what you do with my latest sketch, but first check out what the rest of the DT have made over at Sketch Saturday.

Challenge ends 10th November 7pm GMT / 2pm EST

Cx

Friday, November 3, 2017

More than Coffee..


Hey,

Happy Friday..coming to the end of my 2 day work week - gotta love a short week.

I think that my anniversary card for Hubby was possibly a bit of a stretch, even he didn't believe that I love him more than coffee LOL.

But I liked the idea...

The stamp set is by Gerda Steiner - Coffeesaurus - I love the cute Dino and he reminded me of Hubby (I'm sure that he will love that..)

Have a great weekend, I'll be hanging with my friends, Hubby and watching NFL, I mean did you see the Seahawks game last week?!

Cx

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Sometimes I forget things..


Hey,

So I am back from Tampa, we had a lot of fun!

Sad to hear about the incident in NYC, my thoughts go out to all that where affected.

Before we left for Tampa, I realised that I had totally missed a friend's birthday. I so rarely do that, but it does mean I get to break out the great 'Naughty Nautical'set by Simon Says Stamp.

I kept this card very simple, as I made it at midnight and we had to be up at 3.30am!

I like the bright green card blank, it's from Target and sadly was the last one.

Cx



Monday, October 30, 2017

13 years later...


Hey,

So today is the anniversary of my first date with Hubby and tomorrow is our 8th Wedding Anniversary!

I can't actually believe that we have been together for 13 years!

2017 has seriously tested us, complications from my surgery and losing our beloved baby Archibald, it's not been an easy year.

But this is when you know you have the right person, because no matter what we have experienced this year, we have still managed to find the happy side of life.

When I think of Sam I think of the word crazy! Because together we have so much crazy fun, infact we have so much fun that if you go out with us and survive our friends call it 'Being Granthamed'.

I genuinely love our life together, we always manage to weather storms in our life together with humor and booze, that's a great way to live life.

The photo today was taken just after we were declared married and we are walking back up the aisle, the couple we are laughing with are my Aunt and Uncle - which pretty much sums up our wedding day. Laughter.

Happy Anniversary baby, you are my Lobster (but I'd still trip you if Zombies were chasing us).

Cx

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Trick or Treat: Smell My Feet...


Hey,

So we are in Tampa right now and today we are off to watch the Panthers v Buccs - can't wait!!

I made a TON of Halloween cards before I felt, but I foolishly did not photograph them all!

I thought I would share a couple that I did remember to take a photo of..

Main card today uses a Unity Stamp Co stamp - love the little girl in the dino costume, I would so wear a Dino costume if I did Halloween dressing up! The sentiment is by AMuse Studio.

The next card uses a stamp Cheiron gave me last year -


I love it, I use the ruder b*tch please version ALL the time.

I created a resist with the stamp, using white heat embossing and then I blended Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks over the heat embossing (thank you Jenn Shurkus for this technique).

I AM so happy with the end result. I love these manilla tag, blending is a dream on them and I think this makes the perfect entry to the current MAWTT challenge - Tags or Charms.

Cx

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Christmas Card 2017: Unity Stamps I tolerate you...


Hey,

So as this posts I am probably getting up to get ready to head to the airport for our trip to Tampa.

Showing you more of my Christmas Card makes. This stamp is also by Unity Stamp Co, strangely it is called 'I tolerate you'...

I loved the image and it's obviously very easy to colour, so you can produce a fair few cards quite quickly.

I added a sentiment and some glittery dots to finish the cards off.

I love easy makes like this, still very pretty, but really not a lot of work, which means I can spend more time making cards like yesterdays ones!!

Cx

Friday, October 27, 2017

Christmas Card 2017: Unity Stamp Co Christmas Bicycle..


Hey,

Happy Friday.

I am very excited today, as Hubby and I are off to Tampa tomorrow morning to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary and 13 years together!! I need some sunshine!

I am also excited as I have officially finished all my Christmas cards - whoop whoop, under 3 months for 130 cards..not bad going.

I actually find it way easier to create cards in little batches and this year with the MISTI on my team it's been a dream.

The cards today are one of my faves, I fell in love with the stamp by Unity Stamp Co last year, but it was too late to use it for my 2016 makes.

The stamp is quite a lot of work to colour, but SO worth it.

I still have a few more cards that I made for Christmas that I am going to continue to share with you.

Have a great weekend, everything will be scheduled until I get back on Thursday..

Cx

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Birthday Scenes...


Hey,

Last weekend I was basically housekeeping my desk, filing and labeling and organising.

During this process I had some ideas for my new AMuse Studio 'Go Hog Wild' stamp set..

I made the 'Go Hog Wild' card first and liked it so much that I pulled out another stamp set that I thought would work with this 'scene' treatment - 'Bunny Hugs' by Unity Stamp Co.

The Bunny card uses all the weird toadstools and flowers from the set and I fussy cut the Bunny. I added an already cut and coloured bird by Lil Inkers.

The final card uses stamps from 4 sets by 4 different companies!! The grass I created using a stem from a Simon Says Stamp set, the Chicken is by Avery Elle, the flowers are by Lawn Fawn and finally the Cow and sentiment from AMuse. Phew!

It was really fun to pull out all these things and play, my desk was an epic mess..

I really like these weird little scenes, I need to do this more, it's especially handy for using all those tiny little stamps you get in sets.

Cx

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Less is More..Monsters..


Hey,

So whilst I was nosying through some blogs last weekend I came across a new to me challenge - Less is More.

Imagine my delight when I saw their cue card this week -


A MONSTER theme!!! Now we all know how much I love Monster stamps..

I decided to use my newest monsters by Reverse Confetti (Monsterous) and continue my masking theme.

The challenge is all about being CAS, but white space doesn't have to be white - right?

I die-cut a black panel of card and masked off my circle (using white ink). I stamped the sentiment into the masked off circle and coloured / die-cut my Monster and added him just above the sentiment.

This was a bit of an experiment, using black as the clean space and I really like the end result, as the brightly coloured Monster really pops here.

I will totally be playing along with this challenge again!

Cx

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge #74.. Sketch time..


Hey,

Welcome to another fantastic Retro Rubber challenge.

This theme is one of my faves..I do love a sketch!


I was stuck for a while, I tried a few things and then decided on a Yeti in Palm Fronds. Yes it is official I have gone mad!! Yeti's live in the cold!!

Anyway, I blended the background on Tim Holtz woodgrain watercolour paper, I love this paper, this is my fave look, when you lay a baby wipe down and pat it a bit, you kind of get snow?

Then I die-cut the finished panel to size and then added the handcut triangles.

I popped my stamped, cut, coloured Yeti under one of the 'Fronds' and then stamped the sentiment, I love this stamp set, it is by Lawn Fawn and I've had it since 2014. It was my first Yeti stamp and I use it a lot.

I love the end result, he's a bit weird and that's ok.

Check out what my awesome teammates have made over at Retro Rubber and show us your interpretation of the sketch.

Don't forget to use a stamp older than a year on your project and tell us all about it, that is a big part of the Retro Rubber fun. Also please feel free to combine our challenge with others, but keep it to a maximum of 10 challenges including ours.

Challenge ends on October 24th.

Cx


Monday, October 23, 2017

Rockstar birthday...


Hey,

Happy Monday.

I had great fun being back at my desk last week and I bashed out a couple of birthday cards for late October people.

This one is for a friend's Son and I am super pleased at how versatile the Brutus Monroe Rockstar Pets stamp set is proving to be.. I have already used it to make a thank you card.

As this one is for a teen boy, I thought it should be a bit funky. The happy die is by Little B and I bought the set off of Cheiron in her clear out. I like to add staples to 'man' cards, I feel like it gives them a bit of an edge?!

I like the contrast of the imagery against the kraft card blank.. I love these card blanks..I ration them.

Cx

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Happy 50th Birthday...


Hey,

Happy Sunday to you.

My good friends Karen and Brant turn 50 this month, I actually hooked them up, they met at my 30th birthday party..14 years ago.

I made them both fun cards, but I am only showing you Karen's as I forgot to take a photo of the one for Brant!

I love the sentiments in my new A-Muse Studio Fierce stamp set. So I hatched a plan...

First I die-cut the numbers using sparkly silver card that is ancient and came from Poundland! I love these number dies, gifted to me by Cheiron in her great 2017 craft room clear out. They are getting some serious use.

I masked off part of the badass sentiment and went looking in my stash for 'and' ugh (I found one by Neat & Tangled).

I chose a purple card base, as the whole thing is very neutral I thought a flash of colour would be nice.

I think I'll be making more of these..especially as I know where to find 'and'...

Today Hubby and I are cooking and baking - him cook. me bake. And then we'll be doing a whole load of sitting whilst watching NFL..I LOVE Football season.

Cx

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sketch Saturday #486 Celebrate with DSB...



Hey,

Happy Saturday to you and welcome to the latest sketch for the Sketch Saturday challenge.

Our sponsor this week is DSB and they are offering £10 gift certificate for their store.

Here's the sketch...


When I saw this sketch I thought New Year Pup would work really well.

I die-cut the shape for the front of the card using a fun rounded window xCut die that I rarely use, so I was glad it got an outing. I coloured the Pup using Promarkers. I chose a glittery star to add a bit of shimmer to my card and the sentiment banner is a punch by Stampin Up.

I can't wait to see what you do with the sketch, but first check out what the rest of the DT have made over at Sketch Saturday.

Challenge ends 27 October at 7pm GMT / 2pm EST

Cx

Friday, October 20, 2017

CASology..Sorry I'm Late..


Hey,

Happy Friday!

I haven't played along with a challenge in a while.. travelling and birthday stuff kinda got in the way.

This week's CASology cue, had me reaching for a fave stamp set..


The Avery Elle 'I'm Sorry' set is obviously perfect for this challenge.

This week I have been doing a lot of masking and thought I would continue the trend here. I masked off a small circle area on my white card and used Broken China distress ink and then spritzed it to get the splattery pattern you can see.

I stamped and coloured Mr Snail and popped him up for a bit of dimension, I added a drop of gold stickles to his bobble for some sparkle.

It turns out that I forgot someone's birthday, so I think I know where this is going!

Have a great weekend, you'll find me in the gym, brunching with Hubby, at my desk and on the sofa watching NFL.

Cx

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Christmas Card 2017: Inkadinkado Flamingos..


Hey,

So whilst I was in London I managed an evening of stamping and colouring.

I stamped a lot of Christmas card stuff and this week I have been turning them into cards.

I bought this fun set by Inkadinkado last year in the post-Christmas sale at Michaels and I mainly bought it for the flip-flops, chair and the Flamingo.


I stamped the Flamingo onto watercolour paper and coloured them using Zigs and a paintbrush.

I die-cut them out using a MFT stitched rectangle die and added a sentiment to the bottom of the panel. I decided to get fancy and heat emboss the Simon Says Stamp Flamingo background stamp directly onto the card blank!! Don't worry I only make in fours..this would be a lot of effort for 100+ cards!

I like the end result, totally random, but a lot of fun.

I also made a slightly different more Christmassy version -



Cx

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

PaperArtsy Thank You..


Hey,

So my parents gave me a bit of money for my birthday.

I used it wisely -

I got a bit of PaperArtsy envy when I saw Cara's haul from the stamp show she went to...so I invested my bday money in some new PaperArtsy stamps, along with some goodies from Avery Elle and Reverse Confetti.

I decided to use some of my new stamps to make a Thank You card for my parents.

I combined two of the Zini's, I had seen a similar idea and liked it, it's also a great way to get more out of your stamps.

Here is a in progress shot -


I masked the 'Dog' Zini off and stamped the flower. Ages ago I did an online card class about Masking and it has been one of the most useful classes I have ever done.

I coloured the stamps using Distress Inks and a paintbrush, I added a Simon Says Stamp sentiment and decided not to add anything else and let the image be the hero.

I made 4 of these, some without a sentiment, so that I can use them for other things.

Cx