Friday 28 April 2023

Slimline Christmas Cards

End of the month already... so I'm back with some slimline Christmas cards..... simply made using images from my LARGE stash of 12x12 patterned paper.

How easy was that!!!

I'm joining in the stash building April Challenge at Rudolph Days

Have a fabulous weekend,  Cheers Robyn

Wednesday 19 April 2023

Butterflies and Blooms

 A couple more cards to share today...  after rain this week, it's a beautiful sunny much cooler day today  ----

 LIFE IS GOOD, Enjoy Your Day

My first card of course bears flowers and is for the Just Add Ink challenge 648 - I've chosen Water and Garden.  Stamped the carnations (STAMPlorations - Blossom Spray #5) with grey Versafine ink and watercoloured with Distress Inks.  Trimmed to a square and bordered with matching green card then finished with stamped sentiment (Happy Little Stampers - Fun Birthday Sentiments)
For my second card I used a background from my stash - it's smooched ink and is very sparkly.  Added some die cut Butterflies and Foliage and punched dots from silver glitter card that I also used to frame the panel ... Finished with a stamped silver embossed sentiment (Happy Little Stampers - Fun Birthday Sentiments).  I am joining in the challenges at   

Thanks for stopping by my blog.... enjoy your day,  
Cheers Robyn

Wednesday 12 April 2023

Three Floral Birthday Cards

I really enjoy making cards but sometimes find I'm doing the stamping and colouring and then the panels sit on my desk.....  for ages.  So today I've finished off three cards --

For my first card I am using the sketch suggestion for the challenge at Just Add Ink #647.

Using my stamping platform to hold the lovely Penny Black stamp  - Spontaneous Joy... in place made it easy to create a card with repeated inkings in different coloured Distress Inks ... a light spray of water helps blend the wet ink on the stamps. I stamped an extra flower and fussy cut it out and attached to added some more dimension.  Finished the card with a stamped white embossed sentiment. 


I enjoyed making my first card, so I made a second using red Distress Inks and the same process of inking and finished it with a stamped and silver embossed sentiment (Kaisercraft - Birthday Wishes).  I am joining the challenge at Stamping Sensations April Challenge - Anything Stamped.

I used this lovely sunflower stencil from The Crafters Workshop - Mini Joyful Sunflower and blended colours of Distress Inks then placed the die cut panel onto green card in an opening cut into a square kraft card.  Finished with a stamped gold embossed sentiment (Close to my Heart - Joyful Birthday Occasions) and a die cut bee.

Thanks for stopping by my blog --  have a Wonderful Day,   Cheers Robyn

Sunday 2 April 2023

March CCC cards reveal

 My CCC Card for March went off to Hilary in the UK...

I used the colour palette and bird/friendship theme and stamping technique.

  • The bird was stamped, watercoloured and fussy cut (Kairsercraft - Fly Free set)
  • For the background I used a stencil (Funky Fossil Designs - Shrubbery) and blended Distress Inks in oranges and greens.
  • To finish I stamped the sentiment (2 sets - Happy Little Stampers Whimsical Friends - hello and friend from STAMPlorations - Bloom Sketches set)
  • Sat the bird on a die cut branch and added a border of orange card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog...  have a Wonderful Day,    cheers Robyn

Product / Technique Options:  Stamps 
Theme Options: Birds / Friendship