Monday 29 March 2021

Rainbow butterflies

Hello again friends.  I hope you are all doing ok and having a great week so far (at least it's a short one here in the UK yay!).  I'm back to share an anniversary card that I made for my in-laws using really pretty rainbow colours.  I hope you like it. 

I usually do hearts and flowers for anniversary cards but thought I would do something different for a change.  I found this gorgeous butterflies die that I don't think I've ever used and cut it out of white card.  I then used my distress oxide inks to ink blend on another panel and add this behind the dies cut butterflies.  It is such a soft and pretty way to show off the cut outs and super easy too.  I added the panel onto a black panel and then added this with foam tape to my card base.  I stamped the sentiments and used a banner die to cut them out.  Finally I added some embellishments in similar colours and viola my card was complete. 

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

Use your stuff challenge - mood board (I was inspired by the colours)
Inspired by challenge - spring into color (I was inspired by the pastel colours)
SSS Monday challenge - Easter or spring (spring colours)
SSS Wednesday challenge - Spring/Easter mood board (I was inspired by the colours)
SSS IG challenge - hello spring (spring colours)
Happy Little Stampers challenge - anything goes with dies

I hope you have a brilliant week and have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Stay safe and take care.

Hugs and love, 

Card ingredients:

Clearly Besotted - Mr & Mrs stamp set (for anniversary sentiment)
Clearly Besotted - happy birthday all (for mam & dad sentiment)
Distress oxide inks (kitsch flamingo, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, tumbled glass, milled lavender)
Little Things from Lucy's Cards - crystal collection - over the rainbow
Gina K Designs - master layouts 1 (for die cutting the panels)
Gina K Designs - master layouts 2 (for the banners)
Taylored Expressions - blender brushes 

Monday 22 March 2021

Mother's Day 2021 part 1

Hello friends.  I hope you've had a good start to the week.  I'm on leave this week so my start has been very good.  Today I'm sharing the card I made for my mother for Mother's Day (we had ours last weekend in the UK).  I've titled this post part 1 as I made cards for my boys to give their grandmas and I also made a card for my husband to give his mother but I'll share them in separate posts so not to bore you lol!).   I hope you like today's card.

Isn't that image just adorable.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with my Promarkers.  I thought the card looked too plain so I added the small heart randomly around the image and again coloured them with the same Promarkers.  So that they matched the dark lines of the stamped image I used a multi-liner pen to draw around them.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onxy Black ink and added a few sparkle gumdrops to finish.  I added my panel onto a yellow card panel and then adhered this to my card base.  As my card was 7x5 in size I made a matching envelope from plain green card.  I did decorate the inside too with a few hearts but forgot to take a photo d'oh!  Of course my mother loved it lol!

There are lots of spring inspired challenges around at the moment so I would like to enter my card here:

Inkspirational challenge - fur or feathers (my little bear has fur)
Alphabet challenge - Y is for yellow
Sweet Stampers challenge - Easter or spring
Allsorts challenge - spring flowers
Sweet Stampin' challenge - spring mood board

I hope you have a great week, whatever you are up to.  Tomorrow is going to be a tough day for us as it's the first anniversary of my father's passing.  It's been a very difficult year, especially with everything else that has been going on, but we are all supporting each other and as long as he is in our hearts he will never truly be gone.  

Stay safe lovely friends, sending lots of love. 

Card ingredients:

Hero Arts - Happy stamp & cut (for the sentiment)
Your Next Stamp - white sugar & sparkle gumdrops (Dies to Die For)
Versafine Onyx black ink
Memento Tuxedo black ink
Yellow & green card from stash
We R Memory Keepers - envelope punch board

Tuesday 2 March 2021

Happy birthday friend

Hello again, I'm back to share a card I made for this week's MFT color challenge.  I loved the colours of the challenge especially as they weren't ones I would have chosen to use together - that's the point of a challenge isn't it lol!  Here is my card:

I began by die cutting the background but I kept it all together by taping it on the back.  I then die cut the lovely tree and decided it would look fun with all the colours in-laid back in (which I instantly regretted as it was a painstaking job) but I think it looks awesome.  I die cut the friend letters 4 times and adhered them together so that they resemble a chipboard thickness and coated them with my nuvo shimmer pen.  I used foam tape to add my background piece onto the card and also some thin foam squares to add the circle onto this panel.  I stamped a sentiment and die cut it with a banner die and adhered this on top of the circle with liquid glue.  I then added the friend die cut letters at the bottom of my card.  I finished off with some nuvo glimmer glaze on the 3 largest hearts and a few enamel dots.  

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

Mix it up challenge - anything goes/option in-laid die cut

Crafty friends challenge - happy birthday

Unicorn challenge - make it feminine

Allsorts challenge - anything feminine goes

I hope you're having a good week so far.  The weather here has been lovely and sunny, although chilly but it's a sure sign that spring is on the way. 

Until next time, take care and stay safe.


Card ingredients:

MFT - heart tree die (Dies to Die For
MFT - chevron segments cover up (Bumbleberry Papercrafts)
MFT - words for friends die (Dies to Die For)
Nuvo - glimmer glaze
Nuvo - aqua shimmer glitter gloss pen
Crafters Companion - neenah desert storm card (Craft Stash)
Stampin' Up - tempting turquoise card
Hot pink & chocolate card from stash
MFT - beary special birthday (for sentiment) (Dies to Die For)
Gina K Designs - Master layouts 2 (for the banner) (Bumbleberry Papercrafts)
Spellbinders - standard circles large
Heffy Doodle - white card