Saturday 4 June 2022

Allsorts #679

 The theme for the Allsorts Challenge this time is **anything goes, with an option of sun, sea and/or sand)**.  I've incorporated all three options on my card as well as a lighthouse.  I've die cut an oval and then stamped the various components, masking where necessary before putting it together into a fairly simple card. The stamps I've used are no longer available but the same company has some similar ones in their current catalogue. Great prize again this time and some lovely inspiration from the design team.

Stamps used - from High Tide set by Stampin' Up (retired).

Thursday 2 June 2022

Class in the Post

I do treat myself to the occasional class in the post if I like the look of the theme but as the cards are usually small in size I tend to rather do my own thing with the designs and make them into larger cards by adding matching papers or card from my stash.  The most recent class features the lovely Wisteria Wishes dies - such an attractive flower both in real life and on these cards.  The first card was extended to a 5" x 7" and the square one was designed as a gatefold but I adapted it to fit a 6" square.

 Class - from Jenny at Stamping Moments, Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Tuesday 31 May 2022

More Toadstools

 I've made another card with toadstools but this is nothing like the one I made the other day.  This time I've rummaged into my smaller snippets and die cut a selection of toadstools and other bits and pieces because I wanted a card for the latest Snippets Playground Challenge.  Everything came from my snippets mountain apart from the base card blank.  I embossed the oval background to add a bit of interest and then built up the arrangement of ferns, berries, toadstools etc.  The ladybird was stamped onto a small snippet of red and clear embossed to give it a shine.

To celebrate the Jubilee there are double prizes this fortnight but you have to be quick to catch the first one as it ends on Saturday 4th - read all the details by following the link to the Playground and if you enter,  good luck!!

Toadstools and Ferns etc - Funky Foliage die set from Sizzix
Ladybird -  Bugs stamp and die set from Sizzix Tim Holtz
Ovals - from Tonic 

Monday 30 May 2022

Allsorts Challenge #678

 Allsorts Challenge this week is **anything but birthdays** so I've made a cute Anniversary card using a pair of otters..  I stamped the otter twice and then masked them off to add the watery background.  I then used oval dies to cut them out, placing this onto a toning piece of background paper.  A sentiment, two punched hearts and a scattering of gems and there you have it an 'unbirthday' card 😉.  Lots of great inspiration from the design team and prizes to be won.  

Otters - Awesome Otters stamp set from Stampin' Up (retired)
Colouring - done using alcohol markers
Hearts - tiny heart punch Stampin' Up
Sentiment - from my favourite freebie sentiment stamp set
Ovals - dies from Tonic

Sunday 29 May 2022

Water Birds

 I said I'd be using a whole piece of the beautiful Horizons DSP and I've been inspired by seeing some of the cards made by Lesley HERE.  My card is a 'CASE' of one she posted a few days ago and if you visit her blog and scroll down four or five posts you will see her version.  I've used a different paper and added some stamped birds as well as a lady from a long retired stamp set, stamped coloured and fussy cut.  Thank you Lesley for this idea 😍.  Only one sheet of the paper was used here - I expect you know this trick of cutting a square from the middle and layering with a slightly larger piece of card.

Paper - New Horizons DSP Stampin' Up
Waterbirds - Wetlands stamp set Stampin' Up (long retired)
Girl - stamp from Beautiful You set Stampin' Up (again long retired)
Sentiment - stamped and fussy cut