Wednesday, 2 September 2015

A one layer birthday card for my Grandma

Hello everyone!
I hope you are well? I'm here today with my first post as September's hostess for our challenges at CAS-Colours and Sketches. This week we have some lovely soft, springlike colours for I'm not ready to let Autumn in!

So here is the super quick, one layer card I made...

I stamped the main image from Butterfly Basics in Basic Gray, then with my Stampin' Writ Markers and Blender Pens I coloured it in using the 3 challenge colours. I then stamped the sentiment in Black Memento ink, and the two rows of chevrons in Pink Pirouette.

Here's a close up of the flowers...

It's really easy to do this kind of just gradually build up the colour until you get the effect you want.

It would have been my Grandma's 97th Birthday today, and I still miss her loads. I have lots to thank her for, and some amazing memories, and I will be thinking about her today...this one's for you Grandma...Happy Birthday!

We're all looking forward to seeing your creations and how you use these colours!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

I see a rainbow!

Hello all!
I'm here with my DT card for CAS-Colours and Sketches and this week we have a sketch for you...

I immediately thought of my Petite Petals set so I got to work and here's what I made...

I took the sketch quite literally and went for rainbow colours, just because I felt like it! I stamped the dots from Awesomely Artistic in Rose Red, stamping more than once before inking to give a softer effect. The flowers were stamped and I used the matching punch to cut them out.

The sentiment is from One Big Meaning...this is a great set for all those Thank You cards, and let's face it, we send lots right?!
The whole panel was then popped onto an A6 Rose Red card blank. Oh and I finished with a single pearl.

What will you do with our sketch I wonder?

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

For our Anniversary

Good morning all!
It's another lovely sunny day here, and I have already been to the gym! So before I go to work I thought I would quickly share this card I made for my lovely Mike for our first anniversary back in July...

I saw a similar card shape somewhere online and decided to try and have a go. I used Hearts Framelits to cut the shape and trimmed it so it fit together.

Now, not many of you know, but Mike and I met on Tinder and if you like the look of someone you 'swipe right', so I used this idea to create a slider card!

I stamped the words inside so they would show through the window when the slider is moved.

A piece of Windiw Sheet popped on Dimensionals holds the slider in place. I used the Hostess set Happy Birthday Everyone and Teeny Tiny Sentiments for the wording. The tiny heart is from the Itty Bitty Accents punch set.

I hope you have a lovely day and I'll see you soon! :)

Monday, 24 August 2015

Blushing Bride Birthday

Good morning and happy Monday!
I feel a bit lost for things to do today....Keiran is with his Dad for the next 2 weeks and I'm only working on 3 days....lots of time and not really sure what to do with it! I guess I will catch up in the garden, go to the gym lots and maybe even craft a little!

I'll start by sharing this card I started on Saturday and finished this morning...

I have again used Timeless Elegance seems that once I got it out I couldn't stop using it! This time I have gently inked the rose with Blushing Bride ink to make it stand out. I embossed the bottom of the Very Vanilla panel with an old favourite embossing I'm not sure I will ever part with!

The sentiment is from Remembering Your Birthday but only uses the bottom part of the stamp...I inked it with a Stampin' Write Marker so that I didn't ink the part I didn't want. Again, this is punched with an old favourite! I gave my card a little sparkle with some Blushing Bride Sequin Trim and popped the who lot onto a Blushing Bride card blank using Dimensionals.

I love the soft pink with the black and Very Vanilla, don't you?

I'm adding my card to the massive celebration they have going on over at Freshly Made Sketches this's their 200th challenge can you believe?!

I hope you have a great day today...the sun is shining here so I hope your day is just as sunny! :)

Sunday, 23 August 2015


Hello and happy Sunday!
I'm here today with a card that was somewhat inspired by the card I made yesterday...

I have used the stunning Timeless Elegance DSP again...I love using it with a splash of colour as I think it works so well, don't you?? In this case it's Rich Razzleberry and the swirly stamp is from Everything Eleanor.

I die cut 'happy' from the Hello You Thinlits and used our brand new super fine tipped glue, which will be available very this space!! I finished with 'birthday' from Endless Birthday Wishes and some Rich Razzleberry Candy Dots. 

Endless Wishes is one of our fab Photopolymer sentiment sets and one thing I love about them is that you can see through them so you can position your sentiment perfectly! You can order this, or any of our other products, including this yummy DSP, by clicking on my shop link just over on the right >>>>>>>>

I am entering my card into this week's challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch...

So...two cards in two days...I'm on a roll! ;)

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Timeless Elegance...

Good morning LIMettes! It's been a long while since I have been up and raring to craft at this time on a Saturday, but here I am!

This week's challenge at Less Is More is a sketch...

So here I how I used it...

I used the gorgeous Timeless Elegance DSP for the top half of my card and teamed it with the beautiful and elegant Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim...isn't it lovely?? I finished with a Designer Vintage Faceted Button and some Silver Baker's Twine. The sentiment is from Remembering Your Birthday.

I'm off to my parents' today...hope you have a lovely weekend planned!

Thursday, 20 August 2015


Hello everyone!
Wow it's good to be back with a DT card for CAS-Colours and Sketches! I've had a few weeks off as I had some family issues and it took a fair bit of my time dealing with everything, and to be honest, I just didn't feel much like crafting.

But I'm back today with a card I made from just one stamp set...Awesomely Artistic...

I do love this set, ever since I had a play with it at Telford back in May! I've had it a while but just not had the inclination to play with it until now.

I had a little play with the 'kissing' technique on this card....I inked up the flowery stamp and then I 'kissed' it with the fern frond stamps. This gives the ferns a more subtle effect and a slightly watercolour effect. What do you think? The dragonfly was sprayed with water after inking, then stamped, which again gives a smudged, watercolour effect. Why not try it yourself?

You know, I get a lot of people comment on how 'artistic' and creative I am when they see my cards. My reply is; 'I may be creative, but I assure you, I don't have an artistic bone in my body....I just get great stamps from Stampin' Up!'

As I couldn't decide what sentiment I wanted on my card I am leaving it blank, which means I can enter it into the challenge at SUO Challenges where they would like to see cards with no sentiment this week.

I look forward to visiting you all for inspiration...I need lots at the moment after being off so long!

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