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Tuesday 25 April 2023

Bunny card

Don't faint, but I'm back with another card!  I made a card for the MFT sketch challenge #642 but I'm adding to the linky in the nick of time.  I enjoy using the sketches and always plan to make something but this time I really liked it so wanted to make the effort to join in.  Here is my card:

close up of the cute images:

I began by colouring the adorable images with my Promarkers and fussy cutting them out (don't look too closely at that lol!).  I die cut some decorative circles from pink card and attached my images with thin 3d foam squares.  I also add foam squares to the back of the circles.  I went for some ombre patterned paper and add a thin dark grey cardstock border.  The sentiment was simply stamped onto the card panel with black ink.  No embellishments for a change; I liked the card and didn't want to overdo it.  

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

MFT WSC642 - sketch 

Unicorn challenge - add an animal
Allsorts challenge - ATG - option for the love of animals
Inkspirational challenge - dots and stripes (hope my dotty die cuts are allowed)

I appreciate you stopping by.  

Crafty hugs, 

Card ingredients:

MFT - beach bunnies (retired)
MFT - sweet birthday wishes (retired)
Gina K Designs - lots of dots (die used for dotty circles)
Craft Sensations - ombre pastel 12x12 pad
Versafine onyx black ink
Memento tuxedo black ink
Sakura white gelly roll no. 10

Thursday 20 April 2023

Happy birthday Hubby!

Hello friends; I hope you've had a great day so far.  

It was my hubby's birthday earlier in the week and this was the card I made for him.  He doesn't really 'do' cards (I know, can you believe it!) but I thought this would be perfect for him as he is car mad.   

I began by stamping the 3 cars with memento tuxedo black ink and coloured them with Promarkers.  I thought the background was too plain so added some 'splatter' with stamps in matching ink colours and I was much happier.  The husband sentiment was stamped in Versafine onyx black ink and the strip sentiment was a pre-made one that I die cut with a sentiment strip die.   

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

Allsorts challenge - create your own background
Seize the birthday - I didn't use the topping so just went for anything birthday goes

I know my posts have been a bit sporadic the last year or so but (without promising anything) I hope I can try and get back into the swing of blogging, even if it's just once a week.  We'll see how that goes lol!  I really do appreciate you still following my blog and hopefully you will continue to stick with me.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Card ingredients:

Honey Bee Stamps - car show
Gina K Designs - grand gentlemen sentiment set
MFT - distressed patterns
Creative  Expressions - wordies sentiment sheets - birthday
Gina K Designs - ink pads for background (I used soft stone, red velvet and blue raspberry)
Gina K Designs - large sentiment dies 
Memento tuxedo black ink pad
Versafine onyx black ink pad

Saturday 1 April 2023

Guest Designer - AAA birthday challenge

Good morning lovely friends.  I am delighted and honoured to be a guest designer over at the AAA Birthday challenge blog this month.  

The theme this month is 'layer it up' and here is my card:

close up of layers

I decided to go clean and simple with my layers and created a 30th birthday card for a friend using white with a hint of gold and black.  Firstly I cut a panel and scored some lines using my score board for a little interest in the background.  I then splattered some gold and black ink for some drama.  I die cut the leaves from Gina K Designs in white and vellum and the '30' numbers from My Favorite Things in gold.  I also die cut a decorate shape in vellum so that the numbers stood out a little from the leaves.  I assembled the leaves behind the vellum panel and added the numbers on top (I did add a small circle of white cardstock for stability).  The sentiment strip is a pre-made one from Gina K Designs.  Can you believe there is no stamping on this card - shock I know!  The finished card is 5 x 7 inches.  

I hope you will have a chance to enter the challenge, but remember it is a birthday card only challenge.  You can find all the details here.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Crafty Hugs,

Card ingredients:

White cardstock - Heffy Doodle
Black cardstock - Heffy Doodle oreo crunch
Foliage fillers - Gina K Designs
Mixed messages sentiment sheets - Gina K Designs
By the numbers - My Favorite Things (retired)
Gold pearlescent card - Tonic 'autumn maple' 6x6 pad (no longer on the Tonic site)
Vellum - Stampin' Up card stock vellum that's been in my stash for years!