Thursday, 1 April 2021

Easter card

 Good afternoon, folks.  Isn't it so lovely to see the Spring appearing?  I absolutely love this time of year.  It's my favourite, with so much to look forward to.

Today, I'm sharing an Easter card that I have made for some special friends - I made 13 altogether.  They are for friends who I haven't seen for ages because of lockdown and I miss them and wanted them to know I'm thinking about them.  A text now and again is ok, but with a card, the person knows so much more effort has gone into it and they can always leave it sitting out to look at and remind them they're being thought of.

I've used one of my favourite colours in the Stampin Up range - Magenta Madness; it is really gorgeous.  I also used anod favourite which has since retired - Crisp Cantaloupe and also the current neutral colour, Sahara Sand.

The stamps are from the beautiful Gift of Hope Stampin Up set and I coloured the blooms with SU Markers.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

INKspire Me #446 Easter special

Colour Crazy Craft

Passion for Markers - something beginning with 'B' (blossoms)

Cute Card Thursday #680 - anything goes

Thank you for visiting today.  Stay safe x

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Love a challenge!

Hello friends.  I hope you are well.

Do you like a challenge, well, I mean a cardmaking challenge?  LOL!  I always enjoy a good challenge to kickstart my creativity and I have made cards for three challenges this week.

First up is this one, my favourite, which I made for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day and it fits perfectly into this challenge, I think, which is to use Shapes.  This challenge can be found at Addicted to CAS #193.  I used a cute (retired) hexagonal punch and some (current) Designer Series Paper (DSP) Hydrangea Hill from Stampin Up, along with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set from the olden days!  The colours are amazing on this paper, don't you think?  Included is Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose and Highland Heather.  The sentiment is from the beautifully functional Family Party stamp set in the current Annual Catalogue.

Next up, is a card I have made for the challenge at Alphabet Challenge, where the letter this time around is 'Y' for 'yellow', and I'm also entering this card into the challenge at Colour Crazy Craft where it's Anything Goes as long as it's hand-coloured.  My card is hand-coloured but I don't think it stands much of a chance as an entry because there is so little colouring in it!  I like how his card is a lovely reminder that spring is definitely around the corner!

For this card, I stamped the little bird and arrow image in black archival ink and coloured it in with Stampin' Write markers (Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay).  The sun was stamped in Daffodil Delight and the sentiment is archival black ink.  The stamps in this card are all from an old retired Hostess set called Hello Love.  I layered the white card onto Daffodil Delight cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Stay safe x

Monday, 8 March 2021

Special birthday!

Good morning, folks!  Isn't it wonderful to be heading into Spring with all its newness and hope?!  I love this time of year - winter is definitely not my season even though I really try hard to be positive.  I think I need to hibernate from November to March, lol!

So today I would like to share this card with you that I made for my wee grandson who is one year old today!  He's such a wee cutie and has such an endearing smile, which is always on his face (except when his sister tried to put a birthday hat on his head!).

I am entering this card into the AAA Birthday challenge #23, which is to use patterned paper and into the challenge at Let's Craft and Create #169, which is Anything Goes plus Green and Purple.   I chose the free Designer Series paper I got when I joined Stampin Up in January this year.  This paper is in Bermuda Bay (one of the Brights Collection) and I used Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape ink.  The photopolymer stamp set is new to me and is called Family Party.  I love it, it is so versatile with family names, numbers and a few other cute extras, including sentiments.

Thank you for popping in today!

Stay safe x

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

AAA Birthday challenge

Hi folks!  I don't know about you but I find that I have hardly any time to do everything I need to do, even during this time of lockdown.  Every time I plan to enter some challenges, they've closed before I even get the cards made, LOL!

Anyway, here is one I made for my friend's birthday.  I love the Stampin' Up! Curvy die and the cute little bird, which I watercoloured using my Stampin' Write markers and my water brush.

I'm entering this card into the challenge AAA Birthday Game #23 which is to use patterned paper.

Thank you for stopping by.  
Stay safe!

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Sunday Stamps Slice (of cake)

 Good evening, folks!  I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.

This evening I would like to share a simple one layer card that I made for my friend's husband's birthday.  Needing some colour inspiration, I chose the sweet colours on the Sunday Stamps challenge blog.  I used Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Tangelo Twist (retired) ink and incorporated the old retired but wonderful Gorgeous Grunge stamps as well as my new fun Approaching Perfection stamp set, which is a freebie from Sale-a-bration when you spend £45.  I love the cute little balloons!  I'm also entering this into the Time Out Challenge #182 which is to create a birthday or celebration card and also the clean and simple challenge at The Paper Players  PP529.

Thank you for stopping by today x

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Sympathy for a friend

 Good afternoon, folks.

I don't know about you but I have had an awful lot of Sympathy and Get Well cards to make during lockdown.  There has been so much illness and sad things happening.  My friend recently lost her mother-in-law and I made her this card with some of my new products from Stampin' Up! including the stamp, die and the beautiful ombre paper.  I stamped the image on to watercolour paper and used my Stampin' Write markers to watercolour it.  I'm happy with how it turned out.

I am entering this card into these challenges:

The Flower Challenge #53

Thanks for visiting today xx

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

HLS Challenge with dies

 Hello there!  Today I'd like to share a card I made for a friend who gave me a gift.  It was very kind and generous of her.

I love this Stampin' Up paper - isn't it lovely with the beautiful butterflies and wild flowers?

I stamped the sentiment in Granny Apple Green and the flower in Highland Heather (both stamps are from a long time ago Saleabration set) and then die cut it using a stitched circle die.  Less is more I think with this one as there is plenty going on in the paper.

I'm entering this card into the February challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

Thanks for visiting today x