Sunday, 30 April 2017

Brushos Butterfly

Hi! I've had a bit of an embossing frenzy today, and I've also been playing with Brushos, so my desk needs a good clean, and my hands are very colourful! I bought a butterfly stamp at the NEC in March, but hadn't got around to using it until today.

I was inspired by the image at Fusion and the colours at AAA Cards, although I'm not sure if the butterfly stands out enough. I should've used a larger sentiment too, as it looks a little bit lost in all the colour!

I stamped with Versamark and embossed with Shabby White embossing enamel, which bubbles up, and has lovely fine gold glitter in it. Then I taped the paper down, spritzed it a few times, and went crazy with the Brushos. I used a brush to spread some of the purple around on the butterfly wings, but left the rest of the colour to go where it wanted.




I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Fusion:

AAA Cards:

Simon Says Stamp: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Inkylicious Stamp: 'Big Butterfly 1'
Brushos: Rose Red, Yellow Ochre, Cobalt Blue, Violet,
Versamark
Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Many Thanks

Hi! Here's a set of small Thank You cards I made, coloured with inks and a water brush, and gems for the flower centres.


I'm entering this one in the Color My Heart challenge:


I'm entering this one in the That's Crafty! 'Bright!' challenge.


I'm entering this one in the Crafty Creations: 'Anything Goes' challenge.


I'm entering this one in the The Sisterhood of Crafters: 'The Letter B' challenge ('Blue' and 'Bug').


I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Always Fun: 'CAS'
Addicted to Stamps: 'Clean and Simple'


I'm entering this one in the Time Out challenge: 'Flowers with the optional twist of kissing'


Ingredients:
Bugaboo images: 'Thank You Flower'
Artistry Ink pads: Fall Fiesta, Indian Jamun, Midnight Blue
Adirondack Inks: Cranberry, Butterscotch, Meadow
Distress Inks: Fired Brick
Crystal Parade gems


Sunday, 23 April 2017

Hello!

Hi! Here's a card I made tonight, inspired by this week's CAS Colours and Sketches challenge. I used ink dusters for the card edges. I coloured the fairy's wings with a water brush, and then used a Wink of Stella brush to make them shimmer, although it doesn't show very well in the photos.





I'm entering this in the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge:



Ingredients:
Lavinia stamps: 'Hill border Floral', 'Fairytale', 'Dandelions'
Sentiment from Woodware stamp set: 'Mini Flowers'
Stampin' Up! ink pads: Mint macaron, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe
Wink of Stella pen: Clear
Crystal Parade gems: Clear


Just a note

Hi! I recently bought a set of flower images from Bugaboo, and have made some little 7.5cm square note cards with them. They're coloured with inks and a water brush, and I added a few gems. For the calla lily card, I used a Wink of Stella brush on the snail's shell.



I'm entering this one in the challenge: Watercooler Wednesday: 'Clean & Simple Spring'



The colours in this one were inspired by this week's Color Throwdown challenge:



I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash: 'The Beautiful Rose'
CASology: 'Grow'



I'm entering this one in the challenge: Sweet Stampin': 'I Wish I Could Fly'



I'm entering this one in the challenge: Creative Inspirations: 'One for the Girls'



I'm entering this one in the challenge: Less Is More: 'Stripe' - I hope the stripy vase is enough stripe!


Ingredients:
Bugaboo images: 'Mini Set - Flowers'
Artistry Ink pads: Old Parchment, Sweet Toffee, Indian Jamun, Midnight Blue
Adirondack Inks: Cranberry, Butterscotch, Meadow
Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Bundled Sage
Wink of Stella pen: Clear
Crystal Parade gems


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Confession...

I actually made two of each of these cards, but one fell in the cat's water bowl :-s I yanked it out of there as fast as I could, and let it dry, but some of the colours have run. Does it just look like I dropped it in the cat's water, or could I get away with saying I deliberately spritzed it, for a nice blending effect...?!?



Saturday, 22 April 2017

Blue Skies & Blossoms

Hi! Here are a couple of cards I made today, inspired by this week's Muse challenge.

I stamped the image onto the reverse side of some hammered card, so there'd be a little bit of texture. I cut the image down to a square, and backed with white card and then navy card. It looked too dark placed straight onto navy. I added the sentiment, backed with navy card, and used a butterfly punch on some leftover stamped image. I added Nuvo Drops to the flower centres.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Muse:
4 Crafty Chicks: 'Butterflies'
Tuesday Throwdown:



I used a smooth card for this one, which gave a deeper blue and a crisper image. I used a smaller sentiment, to show off more of the image. I like the deeper blue, but I think I prefer the first card.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge: 'Spring'
Simon Says Stamp: 'Showers and/or Flowers'

Ingredients:
Penny Black stamp: 'Glory of Modesty'
Artistry Ink pad: Blue Chase
Nuvo Drops: Pale Gold


Friday, 21 April 2017

Tiny Lounge Panther

Hi! Please meet our new family member, our tiny panther Lily! She came home with us almost two weeks ago, and is still quite shy, but is settling in well. She loves to play, and loves watching birds and squirrels on YouTube. She also enjoys chirping at the birds in the garden. She shakes herself like a wet dog after she's eaten - I have never seen a cat do that! She is still nervous of us, and doesn't like to be stroked, but she sniffs your hand when you hold it out to her, and she's been giving out some lovely slow blinks.

Lily and Emily are still checking each other out, but they seem mostly friendly, and have been chirping at each other. I think they're still working out the pecking order, but Emily doesn't seem to mind Lily's arrival.









Sunday, 16 April 2017

Uniuniunicorns... I loooove them

Hi! Here are a couple of cards I made with another Bugaboo image. I fell in love with this unicorn image! I coloured with inks, added some Glamour Dust, and used Nuvo Drops for the flower centres.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:



Ingredients:
Bugaboo image: 'Bugunibeyou'
Artistry Ink pads: Old Parchment, Aged Stucco, Pampas, Indian Jamun, Blue Chase, Dark garnet
Glamour Dust
Nuvo Drops: Pale Gold





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Crafting When We Can: 'One for the Girls'
Come And Get It: 'It's a Girl Thing'


Ingredients:
Bugaboo image: 'Bugunibeyou'
Artistry Ink pads: Old Parchment, Aged Stucco, Pampas, Fall Fiesta, Dark garnet
Adirondack Ink: Cranberry
Glamour Dust
Nuvo Drops: Dandelion Yellow


Tulips & Daisies

Hi! Here's a card I made today, using another image from Bugaboo (I went on a shopping splurge last night...). I coloured with inks and a water brush, and added Glamour Dust to the butterfly wings and the daisies.




I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Stampin' Royalty:
Great Impressions:


Ingredients:
Bugaboo image: 'Ladybug Flower Row'
Artistry Ink pads: Cranberry Crush, Hay Stack, Old Parchment, Martini Olive
Adirondack Ink pad: Meadow
Aqua Marker: 'Flame Red'
Glamour Dust