Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Time for Another Cuppa

Hi! Here's another card using my teapot stamp, but this time I masked the teapot and used a stencil and ink dusters to create the background. You can read the sentiment more clearly that way!




I'm entering this one in these two challenges:

The Paper Players: 'Black + White + any one colour'
The Corrosive Challenge: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Paper Sweeties stamp set: 'Tea for Two'
Artistry Ink pads: Indian Jamun
Clarity Stamp stencil: 'Leafy Swirl'
Crystal Parade deep tanzanite gems


Tea with a friend

Hi! I wanted to enter this week's Less Is More challenge, and decided to break out this new stamp! I wasn't sure how to colour it, as the image is quite cartoony, so I stamped the teapot on scrap paper and cut it out, making a stencil to mask the background, and then coloured with ink dusters. I used a floral stencil on top of the mask, to give the tea pot a design. I hope I didn't overdo it - not sure how easy it is to read the sentiment!

I am an unashamed tea addict, guzzling at least 9 or 10 mugs a day, and can't imagine life without it. I also think that a cup of tea and a chat can be a wonderful thing, and is a very important thing to be able to offer to anyone who's not having a great time with things, which is why I was attracted to this stamp when I saw it! I hope my friends know that I am definitely there for them whenever they need tea and a chat. A lot of the time there's not much you can do for someone you care about except listen (and make them a cuppa), but I think that is a very useful thing to do.

Anyway, here's my card:




I'm entering this in these two challenges:

Less Is More: 'One Layer: Favourite Drink / Beverage'
Crafty Calendar: 'Something New'


Ingredients:
Paper Sweeties stamp set: 'Tea for Two'
Adirondack ink pads: Butterscotch, Cranberry
Clarity Stamp stencil: 'Leafy Swirl & Dotty Wave'
Crystal Parade topaz gems


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Thank You with Gold

Hi! Here's another card I made with my new stamp set. I printed the image twice, then cut a square out of one, coloured it and layered it onto the uncoloured one. I added gold Nuvo Drops to both layers.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Hand Stamped Sentiments:
CAS(E) This Sketch:
CAS-ual Fridays: 'Everything Turns to Gold'
Pearly Sparkles: 'With Thanks'
Dragonfly Dreams: 'With Thanks'
Sparkles Monthly: 'Thank You'


Ingredients:
Concord & 9th 'Hello Lovely' stamp set
Sentiment from Woodware 'Jane's Script'
Stampin' Up! ink pad: Rose Red
Brushos: Turquoise, Yellow ochre
Nuvo Drops - Pale Gold


Friday, 13 January 2017

A New Stamp Set Just Arrived...

Hi! I got a parcel yesterday, with my new stamp set in it! So here's a card I made with it. I'm not very good at colouring so I need to practice a bit to get the most out of this stamp. I used inks and a water brush, and added a couple of gems.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Watercooler Wednesday:
Deep Ocean Challenge: 'Anything New'
Seize the Birthday: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Concord & 9th 'Hello Lovely' stamp set
Sentiment from Woodware 'Meadow Flowers'
Stampin' Up! ink pad: Rose Red
Brushos: Turquoise, Yellow ochre
Crystal Parade topaz gems


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Get Well Soon

Hi! As it seems to be well and truly the season of lurgy, here's a Get Well Soon card.

I used a birch trees stencil, masked a circle for the sun, and added the background with ink dusters. I stamped the wild grasses and leaves, then added the punched flower and butterflies.


 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sunday Stamps:
CASology: 'Forest'
City Crafter: 'Blue Monday'


Ingredients:
Lavinia Stamps: 'Leaf Trail' and 'Field Grass'
Sentiment from Woodware 'Jane's Script'
Memory Box stencil 'Birch Landscape'
Artistry Ink pads: Blue Chase, Sweet Toffee
Stampin' Up! ink pad: Perfect Plum
Crystal Parade clear gems


Lavinia Trailing Leaves

Hi! Here's a card inspired by a sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches, and colours from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I masked a section at the top for the sentiment, then stamped the leaves and flowers. I added Nuvo Drops to the flower centres for some dimension and glitter.




I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown:
CAS Colours & Sketches:
Shopping Our Stash: 'Stickle Me Elmo!'
Creative Inspirations: 'Fabulous Flowers'
Inky Chicks: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Lavinia Stamps: 'Leaf Trail'
Sentiment from Woodware 'Special Bird'
Adirondack ink pads: Aqua, Butterscotch
Versafine Onyx Black
Nuvo Glitter Drops: White Blizzard


Monday, 9 January 2017

Hearts and Flowers

Hi! Here's a card inspired by this week's Muse card. I cut out a heart shape for a mask, and added colour with ink dusters. Using a flower stencil over the top, I added more colour, to add subtle flower shapes. I stamped the dandelion flowers and added Glamour Dust for some sparkle.




I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Muse:
Less Is More: 'Ombre'
HLS CAS: 'Stencil'
Simon Says Monday: 'Square'


Ingredients:
Lavinia Stamps: 'Dandelions'
Sentiment stamp from a Cardmaking & Papercrafts magazine
Delta Creative Stencil Mania 'Daisies'
Adirondack ink pads: Meadow, Aqua, Cranberry, Butterscotch
Glamour Dust


Ombre

Hi! Here's a card inspired by the Less Is More challenge 'Ombre' and the sketch for the Fusion challenge.

I masked the central panel and coloured the borders with ink dusters. I then added the flower stamps, coloured the lower ones with a deeper blue, and used a water brush with no ink to remove some colour from the flowers at the top. I used Nuvo drops for the centres of the flowers.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Less Is More: 'Ombre'
Fusion:
CAS On Sunday: 'Black and white, with one color of your choice'


Ingredients:
Flower stamps from Crafty Notions
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Adirondack ink pads: Aqua, Denim
Nuvo Crystal Drops 'Morning Dew'


Sunday, 8 January 2017

Seeing Double

Hi! My cards often come in twos, sometimes threes. I'm not sure if it counts as cheating, as far as challenges are concerned, as the cards are the same design, different colours, but I often find it difficult to choose my colours, so making a couple of variations is a good way to get around the problem. It also helps me to build up my card stash faster!

So here's another tulip card (I love this new stamp!), this time using red and yellow inks, and I held back on the bling this time, just adding one gem to the butterfly.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Moving Along with the Times: 'Something in the Air'
Crafting When We can: 'Anything Goes'
Come And Get It: 'Something New' - new stamp!


Ingredients:
Woodware stamp set 'Tulip Doodle'
Sentiment from Woodware stamp set 'Daisy Panel'
Adirondack ink pads: Willow, Meadow, Cranberry, Butterscotch
White Hybrid 1.0mm Pigment Gel pen
Crystal Parade topaz gem


Thinking of Tulips

Hi! Here's a card I made today, breaking out a new Woodware stamp! I stamped the tulips, then coloured with inks and a water brush. I added some extra detail with a white pen, to brighten it up. I got a bit carried away with the gems, and I'm not sure if I've overdone it...




I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft for the Craic: 'Pick Me Up!'
Inspired by all the Little Things: - inspired by the purple & the flowers
Pink Gem Challenge: 'Celebrate Something New' - my new stamp!


Ingredients:
Woodware stamp set 'Tulip Doodle'
Artistry Ink pads: Indian Jamun, Blue Chase, Amazon Trail, Pampas
Stampin' Up! Perfect Plum ink pad
White Hybrid 1.0mm Pigment Gel pen
Anita's gems


Saturday, 7 January 2017

Scrap Papers

Hi! Here are a couple of cards inspired by the 'Scrap Papers' challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. I used a Woodware stamp I bought at the NEC Hobbycrafts show in November but hadn't got round to using before. I stamped the flowers and grass section onto scraps of patterned paper and pieced them onto the white cardstock. I added some gems for a bit of shine.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS Colours & Sketches:
Sweet Stampin': 'Something New' - New stamp!
My Time To Craft: 'Something New' - New stamp!





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Just Us Girls: 'New' - New stamp!


Ingredients:
Woodware stamp 'Daisy Panel'
Patterned paper scraps


Friday, 6 January 2017

Brrrrrr, bring on Spring!

Hi again! Here are some Spring flowers, inspired by the colour challenge at Color Throwdown:


 

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown:
MFT C&I Sketch:
Less Is More: 'Dimension'
CAS-ual Fridays: 'Celebrations'


Ingredients:
Flowers & sentiment from JOFY Stamp Set 33
Nuvo Crystal Drops 'Morning Dew'