Thursday, March 30, 2017

Floral Birthday...


Today is a happy day for me, I got my all clear, 10 weeks after my op! Meaning I can now exercise, bend, run, etc - yay!

I have a friend that I met via a DT and we have become firm penpals!

This year I wanted to make Sue something pretty and Spring like for her birthday.

So I pulled out the MFT Flashy Florals and Large Desert Bouquet stamp and die sets and went to work.

I love the bold looks you get with these flowers, I used this card as an inspiration.

The Wonky Stitched die that you can see on the white panel is also by MFT. I LOVE these dies, its a great way to add detail to a card.

I tried the trick of adding interest to my leaves by first stamping in a light green and then stamping just the edges in a darker green. I really like how easy this is to do and how great it looks.

The die-cut Happy was not my original plan, but I think it works much better than stamping the entire sentiment.

Finishing touch was to add some bling..gotta have bling.

I've heard from Sue and she got her card and loves it - that made me happy!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Addicted to CAS: Seaside..


The cue card over at Addicted to CAS felt perfect for me right now -

I am LONGING for Summer, this Winter hasn't been too bad, we have had amazing mild days..but when it has been cold..oh my.

Seaside made me think of trips with my family, food, flip flops and Crabs.. I think I think about Crabs too much!!

I thought my Your Next Stamp Flippin' Fabulous set would be great for this card.

I die-cut the white panel using a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die.

I stamped the sentiment next, so I I knew where to put the double stitched circle die also by SSS to create the 'porthole' to the 'sea' (aka card blank).

Mount the Crab with foam tape and add a couple of sequins and voila! we are at the beach.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge #59.. Get your Sketch on..


Time for another fun challenge with the Retro Rubber team.

This time we have a sketch for you -

I like playing with sketches and this one was fun.

I thought it would be fun to use a great Hero Arts background stamp, it is a fave and is always being used..I just can't resist it, it is from 2015.

I stamped it using a Kaleidacolor stamp pad and spritzed it with water after to get some movement. I love the crazy colourful pattern.

I die-cut it with a stitched rectangle die, affixed it to my card and cut off the excess.

Because of the crazy pattern I thought the sentiment went perfectly - by Hero Arts from 2016.

Your turn to show us what you can do with the sketch and pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things my teammates have made..

Challenge ends April 7th. Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Just Add Ink: Colours..


Happy Monday.

Today I am playing along with the Just Add Ink colour challenge -
I thought the colours would be great for a baby card.

I am a little bit addicted right now to using the Neat and Tangled Skunk for baby cards..

I stenciled some Turquoise ink onto my white panel using a Tim Holtz grid stencil and then added the pink spotty washi tape and a scrap of grey paper. Then I ran the whole piece through the Big Shot using a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die.

I coloured (Zigs) and cut the Skunk out, as always using artistic license with the colour...

The Skunk is popped up using foam tape and the sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

I am loving the Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets right now and so added a few here for a bit of interest.

I am really happy, such a sweet card, I love making baby cards.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Happy Mother's Day..


In the UK it is Mother's Day today.

I thought it would be nice to make my Ma and my MIL Mother's Day cards.

My Momma was a rockstar when I was having my op and the week after. My MIL was great following the complication with her daily updates.

Making their cards using a mix and match of my MFT flower sets. I love these stamps and I have four of the sets..for now..

The main card is for my Ma, I used Flashy Florals and Tropical Flowers. I stamped and die-cut the flowers first, then die-cut the white panel and set that up in my MISTI. I positioned the flowers and worked out how to stamp the leaves. The sentiment is an old wood stamp and I added clear droplets by Pretty Pink Posh as a finishing touch.

A new thing for me, I only popped up one flower and I think it really works.

Here is the card for my MIL, different for me as it is one layer..

I used Bold Blooms  for all the flowers and leaves on this card and I added the sentiment and the hearts by Lawn Fawn. For a finishing touch I added Nuvo Crystal drops.

I am really pleased with both the cards..I love playing with these stamp sets.