Saturday, 14 April 2018

Spring colours

For this card, I used the layout from CAS Colours and Sketch's #267 and the colours from Color Throwdown's #488. I like the result enough that it's shortlisted for my daughter's birthday card!
The card:

Made using:
Papermill Freehand Lines stencil
Simon Says Stamp Artsy Flower Parts stamps and dies
Stampin' Up Whisper White heavy cardstock, ink (Cucumber Crush, Pool Party, So Saffron, Basic Black) and Candy Dots

Daisy Delight

I've had a break from making cards - and then a break from making them in response to challenges - but here I am again. There's not a whole lot of stamping on this card, but as I was responding to Retro Rubber's latest challenge (#84, a lovely spring image), the stamps are all from at least a year ago - the daisy from Grateful Bunch (2016 - 2017 catalogue), the sentiment from Crazy about You (2016 - 2017) and the grass from Sheltering Trees (2015-2016).
I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch - #267 - for the layout. I sponged some clouds to begin, and then added the die cut ones for impact.
The card:

Made using:
Stampin' Up ink: (Soft Sky, Cucumber Crush, Lost Lagoon, Rose Red); paper (Shimmery White, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky), stamps (Grateful Bunch, Crazy about You and  Sheltering Trees, watercolour pencils (M.elon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry) sparkly dot thingies (forgotten their name!) and dies (Up and Away)

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Just Peachy

This card combines two challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More! #284: CAS and Color Throwdown #485: black, white and peach. I impressed myself by working out that a good way to draw an exact rectangle in black ballpoint pen was to put a diecut on the Bigshot magnetic platform and draw inside it!

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

HAPPY birthday!

How could I not feel happy when making a card that uses both sunshine and rainbows? And a lovely sentiment from Stampin' Up's 'Sunshine and Rainbows' stamp set?
This card is a response to two challenges: The Paper Players PP385: 'Rainbows' and Less is More's #367: one layer and stencils. I didn't use much by way of stamps etc, but oh my goodness I used a lot of different inks!

Made Using:
Stampin' Up inks: (from the top, then the left!) Sweet Sugar Plum, Basic Black, Real Red, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Cucumber Crush, Emerald Envy, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry and Delightful Dijon for the sun. 
Other Products: Stampin' Up stamps: Sunshine and Rainbows (sentiment), Heart Happiness (hearts at top)
The Paper Mill layering stencil: Sunrays

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Sale-a-Bration Card

This card is a response to two challenges: Freshly Made Sketch's challenge #327 and CAS Colours and Sketches' Challenge #262 - asking for the use of Crushed Curry, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist. I gave myself the further challenge of using only stamps and dies from the current Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration catalogue, since I'd acquired a few and not really explored some of them.
The card:

Made Using:

St Patrick's Green

It's not often I use green as anything except a background colour, so I was intrigued to see if I could make a card in response to to 'green' challenges. The card drew inspiration from the colours and the graphic elements of The Card Concept's Challenge #88, and I ended up with a clean and layered card. From Fusion's latest challenge, I used the layout and (because it's heading towards St Patrick's day) a bit of leprechaun glitter!

Made using:

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Monochromatic hearts

I got a box of Stampin' Up goodies today, so dived right in and used some of them to make this very simple thank you card, responding to CAS(E) this Sketch's Challenge #261 and Less is More's 'monochromatic' themed challenge #366. I decided to go for a muted purple palette - my thank you cards are often very cheery and I thought it would be good to have a few on hand for more subdued occasions.
The card:

Made using: