Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Happy Birthday

Well truly I just love all the flowers, but this month my favourite is the ORCHID... as I have one in bloom right beside my desk ....I picked some up in May, leftover from Mothers' Day with their flowers mostly spent and have three in my bathroom where they must be loving it because I've a five new sprouts from the two spikes in one post - yippee... I have six outside in the garden and always get a show from one - we call the Waterfall Orchid...
I stamped my image in grey ink and used pencils to watercolour it.  I cut a window in a square white card and backed it with pink card, then trimmed down my front panel to fit leaving just a small frame of pink.  To finish I added a die cut 'happy' in gold metallic card and a stamped and gold embossed 'birthday.
I am playing along with The Flower Challenge - #35 Use Your Favourite Flower  ...  Also adding to The Power Poppy Creative Confetti  - 1 Challenge, 3 Ways...  I'm inspired by my garden orchids and as I make a lot of cards I give them to my mum, who sells them for charity at her church.
Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy stamping


Hugs for You

I haven't played along with Fusion Card Challenge for a while and yesterday checked it out and immediately my thought went to this bear stamp... everyone needs a HUG.  I used the title Family and the layout for my card.  Stamped the image in grey ink and watercoloured with pencils. Found this gorgeous heart PP in my stash and to finish combined my die cut with a stamped sentiment.  I am also playing along with Yes Virginia, Show and Share for August.
Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it, happy card making

Monday, 19 August 2019

Fluttering by to Say...

Well my morning didn't go as I was imagining it, when I got out of bed....
hoping to go downstairs, into the garden with my first cup of tea and do a bit of watering.
So I made the cuppa and sat at my desk to check the overnight mail...
that was a mistake, didn't even check it,
instead a brainwave happened 
 I opened a stamp drawer to find a stamp because I had a mess of leftover Distress Ink on my plastic sheet and there I found this wood mounted butterfly, just the thing I needed for the
I lightly misted the stamp with water and smooched it in the inks and stamped on a scrap 
I was rapt and moved into high gear, 
smooching some mustard seed, spiced marmalade and gathered twigs on clear space 
and here is the result

So pleased with the panel I cleaned up the yellow mess and repeated with cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon and tea dye DI

In the process of stamping I did remember seeing AAA Cards CAS #147 were hosting an Along the Edge challenge.  I chose this co-ordination butterfly sentiment, which I thought was quite useful and you can stamp anything appropriate on the inside of the card.... Birthday, Thank You.
Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it..... and I'm off to spring clean and couple of cupboards with a smile on my face.... happy stamping


Have a Beautiful Day

Back again with a reminder for the CAS Stencil August challenge 
... there is still time to bring out those sprays to use with your stencils.

My card today features stencil and sprays used on my background panel... the panel was created using Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber and smooching technique on watercolour paper.  Then I used a spray made up with Magical Micas in shiny gold through a random circle stencil.  I used the negative frame from a previous die cut and stamped and embossed the sentiment in Pearl Gold EP.  To finish I added a die cut Dandelion and fly away seeds from the same die set.

Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it, pop over to the CAS Stencil blog and check out the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team and our talent Guest Designer - Hilary.

This is my A5 piece that I cut in half and then made a twofer card with the second half..... I haven't tried this die cut inlaid technique - I used two layer under the top die cut. It is fun and you get to keep the whole of your background panel instead of covering it up

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Thanks for Everything

Lately I've been using my pencil more often to watercolour and I have used them on this card.... stamped the image with grey ink and after colouring, flicked a few spots over the panel.  I made up a square card and die cut the center out, then fixed the panel behind it, like a frame.  To finish I added a stamped sentiment.  I am playing along with Watercooler Wednesday WWC234 - Dawn's "All About Occasions" challenge ---- Thank You.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it, happy card making.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Happy Birthday

Using a new medallion stencil today which I centered over a die cut circle and held down with my magnets misted with yellow and pink sprays I made up with Magical Micas.... it came out really well, so I decided to use it as the focal point, just added a die cut sentiment and a few micro sequins.  I used a stitched die to impress the front of a white square card and then used foam sheet to attach the disc. 
I am playing along with CAS Stencil - Sprays ...  AND Stamplorations Never Ending Anything Goes challenge.    Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy card making.

         Bloomdala Bliss #13 stencil