Saturday 21 May 2022

Less is More #465 - Rainbow

 Hi there! It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More.

We are just about to hit Winter here in Australia. Where I live it has been raining for the last two weeks straight. Today is windy and cold even though I live in a subtropical climate. Yuck! There has been major flooding around the state and I hope everyone is keeping safe. 

Here is my card -

I decided to slice up some coloured card then glue those strips to a panel to create a colourful effect. I adhered vellum over the top then added my die cut and heat embossed sentiments.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Cardz 4 Galz (Sentiment as the focal point), Krafty Chicks (CAS), Tic Tac Toe (CAS | Free | Embossing), AAA Birthday (Let's Party), Cupcake Inspiration (Stripes), Challenge up your Life (Rainbows), Crafter's Cafe (Stripes)


Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you over at Less is More!

Sunday 8 May 2022

Share the Love for Mother's Day

Hi everyone! I hope you are well. 
It's Mother's Day here today. I've had a lovely relaxing time. I spent a few hours with my son and my grandchildren. The perfect day!

I have a couple of cards to share with you for Mother's Day. These two cards I made for friends to give to their mums.

Card #1
I used Altenew's Peony Bouquet to create this card. I was inspired by this card HERE.
I stamped and embossed on watercolour card. I used distress oxide inks to colour the images. This was the first time I had used these inks to watercolour and I didn't really get the depth I was hoping for. Even so, I'm happy with the end result.
I don't have the coordinating dies for this set so everything was fussy cut.

I embossed the sentiment in gold (from the Lawn Fawn Love Poems' set and die cut it out using the banner from the Lawn Fawn Double Slider Surprise die set.
In the middle I've stamped 'Happy Mother's Day'.

I added sequins and water drops. This angle really shows how pretty the gold embossing is.

Card #2
This amazing bear is from a Close to My Heart set called Bear Hugs. I stamped the main image a few times using my MISTI to get good coverage.

I die cut a generic thanks out of gold mirror card and popped it up with foam tape. Finally, I stamped the hearts and coloured them in.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - PINspirational Challenge (Photo - I used the pink and black colours and flowers on the luggage), The Four Seasons Challenge (Spring), Just us Girls (Flowers), Krafty Chicks (Stamp Act), Tic Tac Toe (Die Cut | Flowers | Gold)
Card #2 - Critter Crazy Challenges (Anything Goes), If you give a Crafter a Cookie (Photo Inspiration), Shopping Our Stash (What a Difference You've Made In My Life), Cupcake Inspiration (Mother's Day)


Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Mother's Day!!!

Saturday 7 May 2022

Less is More #464 - Recipe

 Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More and for the next two weeks we would like you to -

(apologies for creating the cue card incorrectly - it should say Recipe/Technique)

I decided to go with a coloured card base and create a cute little tag using Lawn Fawn products.

My #2 Grandson just celebrated his 1st birthday. I have made cards for the grandkids but put them away in their own little folders to give them on their 18th birthdays.
So, this card is for William :)

I stamped, coloured my images, and die cut them out. I also die cut some grass and, of course, the tag. I used a stencil for the clouds. It was very easy to assemble once I had everything ready to go :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Cut it Up (Any Animal or Insect), CRAFT (Birthday), Craft Rocket Challenges (Birthday), Make My Monday (Happy Birthday)

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you at LIM.

Monday 2 May 2022

Timeless Tulips

 Hi there! Just a quick post from me today.
I have made a Mother's Day card for my stepmother and I am really happy how it turned out.

I decided to use the Timeless Tulips stamps (by Stampin' Up!). I've had these for a while and have maybe only used them once. Instead of using ink, I wanted to use polychromo pencils to add colour and I also used the no-line colouring technique.

I stamped the tulips and leaves with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink. I used my pencils to add colour and depth to the images. I've never had much luck with no-line colouring but this time I was extremely pleased with the results.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Pearly Sparkle Challenges (Let's Layer it Up), The Four Seasons Challenge (Spring), Dragonfly Dreams (Butterflies and/or Flowers), We Love Stamping (For a Lady), Alphabet Challenge (B is for Blooms), Creative Knockouts (Flower Power), Krafty Chicks (All Occasions)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week xx