Saturday, 25 July 2020

Twofer butterflies

Hi there. I'm popping in with my cards for this month's Twofer Card Challenge and combined it with a number of other fun challenges. My biggest problem was to decide which butterflies to use, since I have quite a collection by now. In the end, I decided to go with a NBUS stencil and stamp combo that I recently purchased from Love from Lizi.

For my Friend card, I blended CP inks (Melon Ice, Tiki Torch and Coral Cabana) through my square stencil at the top of my white panel. After removing the stencil, I spritzed the stencil with water and created a mono print onto watercolour card. I placed my clean stencil back onto my panel and did some more ink blending. I used one of the stamps from the accompanying stamp set to create my topper. To finish off, I popped up a sentiment strip (coloured with Melon Ice ink) and added a few Studio Calico sequins.

For my encouragement card, I used the mono print. I placed the stencil back on top and traced the outlines with coloured pencils and then die cut my panel and frame using an MFT die. I popped up the frame using a pink foam frame that was left from another project and then decided my butterfly panel needed something extra. So I stamped the bodies of the large butterflies using the matching stamps. The set comes with complete butterflies as well as separate bodies, which I love. I stamped my sentiment (SSS) and adhered my panel and frame onto my card from hammered cardstock. 

My twofer is playing at:

Twofer Card Challenge - #29 Butterflies

NBUS - #16 Anything goes with NBUS

My encouragement card is also playing at:

CAS Mix Up - Stencil tracing

And my friendship card is also playing at:

Fusion - Summer
I was inspired by the summery  citrus colours 

Uniko - #60 In my garden
IMHO, no garden is complete without butterflies

Friday, 24 July 2020


Hello crafty friends. I cannot believe it's been almost a month since my last post. I have been colouring and crafting, but was not in the mood to post anything. However, I really wanted to play along with some challenges, so I am now posting a card that I created today.

I used distress inks (antique linen, scattered straw and speckled egg) and my Tailored Expressions  blender brushes to create a background and then stamped the scene in Versafine black ink. The stamps are from a large NBUS set that came with a UK magazine (Creative Stamping #77) including sentiments by Phill Martin.

I'm playing at:

CAS Christmas - Nativity 

LIM - #424 OLC Christmas in July

NBUS - #16 Anything goes with NBUS

ABC Christmas - N for No fuss

AAA Cards - #170 Maxi white space

Sunday, 28 June 2020

LFL June kit and TMS

It's been ages since I've played along at Tuesday Morning Sketches, but this week's sketch appealed to me. In addition, it was the perfect starting point for breaking in my June 2020 Love from Lizi kit, which was chock-full of ephemera pieces, such as this sweet girl and her cat.

I started with a strip of one of the 6x6 patterned papers included in the kit and added pink peel-off strips, also from the kit. To counterbalance the pink, I used Bellini ink (CP) to stamp a wavy border (PTI) on either side of my PP strip.
To keep my card CAS, I did not add an extra layer of PP. Instead, I embossed a line around the perimeter of the card using my Scor-buddy. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set from the kit onto a die cut banner and popped up my sentiment and ephemera piece using foam tape. I had also added a bit of extra colour to the image using coloured pencils.

I'm playing at:

TMS #560

NBUS - #15 Anything NBUS goes

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

Allsorts - #578 So cute