Friday, 21 April 2017

Fluttering by

Hello and welcome. I'm fluttering by today with lots of butterflies.

I started by creating a rainbow panel using my distress oxide inks and a blending tool. Next, I spritzed water on through a stencil (not really visible though) and blotted up the water using a paper towel. I then die cut my panel using my NBUS Bitty Butterfly coverplate die by PTI. I also die cut a second panel from white Neenah cardstock. I trimmed of the lower part of my A2 panel to create a square card and adhered it to my card base. I adhered some of my rainbow butterflies flat into the die cut apertures (inlaid), while popping up the wings of three of my butterflies using clear foam tape. For the white butteflies I added a second butterfly on top of the inlaid one for a little added interest. The sentiment (English country garden - butteflies by Uniko) was stamped in black onto a strip of vellum.


LIM - #324 Spring walk

CAS Mix up - Stamping, inlaid die-cutting + sponging, vellum

HLS CAS April - Blend

Friday, 14 April 2017

A little bit of kindness

Hello and welcome! After a busy week I managed to squeeze in a little crafty time tonight to create a card for this week's LIM challenge and a few other challenges.

For my card, I manipulated one of the digital images that Beverley of Uniko designed for Simply Cards & Papercrafts last year (see the Uniko blog for a link to these digital freebies) using Word. I rotated the image so that one of the blooms was positioned the way I wanted and then placed a white circle/oval on top of the second floral and the sentiment to obscure these, and layered another sentiment on top before sending it to my printer. I did some simple colouring using Copics and added a little extra interest by going over the entire image using a Spectrum Noir glitter brush and rounding the top corner.


LIM - #323 One layer - Curve

Uniko - #40 Spring/Easter

AAA Cards - #87 Shiny Spring

ATCAS - #108 Smile

ATSM - #237 Make your mark

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Rise and Shine

Hello there! Just popping in with a quick card and post.

For today's card I used an image and sentiment from the (NBUS) digital set that Julee Tilman of Verve Stamps offered as a freebie in support of the recent Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I coloured the image using Copics and die cut the circle using SSS Stitched circle dies. I die cut two panels from 2 NBUS paper pads (Studio Calico and Crate Paper) and adhered everything to my card base using this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

Mojo Monday - Sketch 491

Verve Stamps - Here comes the sun 

Addicted to Stamps - #145 Stamped image and stamped sentiment

The Paper Shelter - #288 Make it digital

Friday, 7 April 2017

Easter bunny

With Easter fast approaching, I thought it was high time to ink up a cute bunny, along with the air balloon from the same NBUS stamp set (Darling Friends, Simon Says Stamp/Pretty Pink Posh).

I coloured the images using Copics and then die cut them using the accompanying dies. To create the background, I blended Sea Glass ink (SSS) onto my card base using a blending tool. I adhered the balloon and bunny and stamped the sentiment (NBUS - Flying by, Lawn Fawn). I masked off the last part of the sentiment (hi) and even remembered to take off the washi tape before stamping. Phew. I added a few dots using a Micron pen and stamped a second sentiment inside, saying 'Happy Easter'. Forgot to take a picture, sorry. The scripty font of the sentiment on the inside (more NBUS - Sweet Little Sentiments, Clearly Besotted) tied in nicely with the font on the front of my card.

Challenges I'm playing at:

LIM - #322 Three pastels

Paper Players - PP338 Easter bunny

HLS April CAS - Blend

SSS - Work it Wednesday - Spring has sprung

Pastel Spring Flowers - 2 cards

Hello and welcom! I have managed to squeeze in some crafty time this week to create a bunch of Spring/Easter themed cards.

I started out by stamping several flowers and leaves from my NBUS stamp set (In Bloom: Julie's Roses, Winnie & Walter) in soft pink, yellow and grey Altenew inks. For the outlines I used a darker shade of each colour.

My first card was inspired by Shay's and Lydia's inspiration cards for the Rerun challenge at the Winnie & Walter blog, while the colours were inspired by Heather's colour challenge, also at the Winnie & Walter blog. As far as I know, the roses in my stamp set are the same roses as those in this month's Rerun set (The Big, the Bold and Extras), but in a larger size.

I fussy cut all of my images and clustered them on my card base, on which I had stamped my NBUS background stamp (Mini Scenery: Marbleize, Winnie & Walter) in the same light grey ink that I had used for the leaves. I stamped my sentiment (NBUS - True, Winnie & Walter) in the darker grey ink. To finish off, I added a few yellow sequins by Studio Calico, and went over the hearts of the flowers with my SN glitter brush.

W&W Rerun 18 - The Big, the Bold and Extras

W&W March Color Combo - Inspiration photo above

LIM - #322 Three pastels

(No boo-boos here but plenty of NBUS)


Since I had already stamped and cut out my roses, I used one of the yellow roses to create a second card, using a cardstock panel that I had used to mop up some of the distress oxide ink that was left on my craft mat after playing with them. I didn't think much of my wet panel at the time, but once it dried, it turned out so soft and pretty. I used a stitched rectangle die (SSS) to cut my panel to size and then used it again to cut out a smaller strip from this panel and add the stitched detail. I stamped my sentiment (Wplus 9) onto the strip and adhered it flat to my card base. I used foam tape to pop up the rest of my panel and to support my rose. As before, I used a few sequins from my stash to finish the design. I also added a little shimmer to the rose using a SN glitter brush.

I'm linking up this card at:

W&W Rerun 18 - The Big, the Bold and Extras

LIM - # 322 Three pastels

Uniko challenge - #40 Spring/Easter