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Saturday 27 February 2021

Birthday card for Nanny

Hello again friends.  I'm back to share a card I made for my boys to give to their nanny for her recent birthday.  It's a beautiful, bright and sunny day here in South Wales and I must have been dreaming of spring when I made this card as I used bright and cheerful colours for my colouring.  Here is my card:

I began by stencilling my panel with a light grey ink trying to keep the ink darker at the top.  I then stamped my image twice and coloured them with my Promarkers after which I die cut them with the matching dies.  I stamped the sentiment onto the panel with black ink.  I decided to add the images onto a white die cut circle to make them stand out a bit from the inked panel and then the whole panel was adhered to yellow cardstock before adding to my card.  The finishing touch was some sparkling gems for a little bling.  

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Uniko Stamps 9th birthday - make a birthday card
Use your Stuff - it's my favourite (colouring and ink blending)
Cardz 4 Galz - Mother's Day or special lady 
SSS Wednesday challenge - anything goes 
We Love Chocolate Baroque - flowers, butterflies or birds
Allsorts - feminine
Unicorn - use flowers

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  The weather is supposed to be nice all weekend here so perfect for walking the dog.  I really brightens your mood when the sun is shining doesn't it.  

Take care and stay safe.

Card ingredients:

Uniko Stamps - Quilted stencil
Gina K Designs - soft stone ink (Bumbleberry Crafts)
Yellow card & bling from my stash
Heffy Doodle - white cardstock
Versafine Onyx black ink
Memento Tuxedo black ink

Tuesday 23 February 2021

CAS pastel card

Hello again friends.  I'm back again to share a card I made for my nephew's 32nd birthday yesterday.  I really wanted to try the MFT color challenge so the colours may not scream 32 year man but I really liked the end result.  Here is my card:

I used this very fun stamp set from MFT called 'party patterns' using ink pads as close to the color challenge as possible.  I die cut the stars and added them with foam pads and also used foam pads to add the layer onto a piece of silver grey cardstock which I then attached to my card base with liquid glue.  The sentiment was stamped with versafine onyx black ink and die cut with the flag die.  I didn't add any embellishments as I thought it looked fine as it was.  

I am going to enter my card into the following challenges:

SSS Wednesday challenge - favourite technique (stamping & die-cutting)

I hope you're having a great week so far.  I'm happy to report that except for a sore arm and some joint pain I survived my 2nd vaccine relatively unscathed lol!

I'll be back soon (I hope)! 


Card ingredients:

MFT - 'party patterns' stamp set (which I think is retired)
MFT - blueprints 18 (for the stars and flag banner) 
Clearly Besotted Stamps - friends & family 
Gina K Designs - Master Layouts 1 (Bumbleberry papercrafts)
Versafine Onyx black ink for sentiment
Various ink pads for stamping (Gina K Designs, Catherine Pooler, Ink it Up)
Heffy Doodle - white cardstock

Sunday 21 February 2021

My first slimline card!

Happy Sunday crafty friends.  I hope you've had a good weekend and hopefully did a bit of crafting.  I went for my 2nd vaccine today (I'm very lucky to work for the NHS) and don't feel too bad at the moment but a lot of my co-workers have felt more unwell after the 2nd one than the first so I'm keeping everything crossed that I don't suffer too badly with this one.  It's worth it though as hopefully this will be our way out of this pandemic/lockdown. 

I'm here to share my first ever slimline card (I know behind the times as always lol!).  I made this card recently for one of my lovely DT friends and I have to say I really loved the size and how it turned out.  I think I may make a mini slimline soon as they look a cute size too.  

When I made this card I was following an MFT sketch challenge but ran out of time to enter it - oops!

I began by stamping the 3 fun images and coloured them with my promarkers; I also added some ink blending behind the images for some contrast.  I then cut 3 circles from another piece of card and layered it over top the images with foam tape.  The sentiment was white heat embossed and cut with my trimmer.  I added some splatters and a few sequins and my card was done.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

SSS Wednesday challenge - fave technique (die cutting, colouring with alcohol markers)
Inkspirational challenge - word prompt: tower
MFT slimline challenge - birthday wishes

I hope you have a wonderful week.  Stay safe and take care.


Card Ingredients:

MFT - old friends (Dies to Die For)
Spellbinders Nestabilities - standard circles large
SSS - white fine detail embossing powder 
Pretty Pink Posh - sparkling clear mix sequins
Distress Oxide inks
Heffy Doodle - alcohol marker cardstock
Heffy Doodle - white cardstock

Tuesday 2 February 2021

CAS birthday card

Oh my goodness I cannot believe that it's been so long since I last blogged a card.  I hope there are still a few of you out there to read my ramblings!  I hope everyone is doing ok and the lockdown is not taking too much toll on you.  I have been feeling a little down but I think between lockdown and the dark and dreary days it's already been a long winter.  As I work for the NHS I've already had my first vaccine and should have my 2nd dose in a month or so.  I think everyone is pinning their hopes on the vaccine taking control of the virus and I must admit I am too.  

Anyway enough waffling, I have a very CAS card to share with you tonight.  I made it for one of my lovely DT friends:

I'm not very good taking photos at the best of times but in these long dark days my photos are even worse.  I assure you my card was much nicer in real life.  I had just received this cute MFT stamp set and had to use it but as my card was going to The Netherlands I didn't want it too bulky so that postage wasn't too expensive.  I used the background stamp to create the 'splatter' behind the animals, which I coloured with my promarkers.  I used the coordinating dies the cut out the critters and added them to the card with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment and again added it with foam tape.  A few sequins and my card was done.  I hope you like it. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Allsorts challenge - 4 legged friends
Crafty friends challenge - animals/birds

I know I promise every time I post that I will be back soon so I won't say that this time lol!  I'll just say 'see you on the flip side' 😀.

Card ingredients:
MFT Missing you every single day (stamp & dies)
MFT beary special birthday (for sentiment)
Memento tuxedo black ink for stamping images
Versafine onyx black ink for sentiment & splatters
Promarkers to colour images