Monday, 15 January 2018

The Flower Challenge #16 Reminder and slow Blogger comments problem

Hi there friends, I am back with a reminder for 'The Flower Challenge'.
Our theme this month is 'Spotlight Stamping'. Lots of amazing projects in our gallery now, go check them out.  Also my teamies have made some beautiful creations too !

Also a big welcome to my latest followers, welcome aboard and thanks for choosing me to follow ;)

I just read somewhere (thanks to whoever it was) about blog comments taking a long time to post.....I sooo have this problem! I assumed it was just me but no it seems it isn't.

 The best solution seems to be to change the way we have our commenting set. Change it from 'embedded' to a 'pop up' window instead.

 I have done that now so hope it helps you all. See HERE for how to do it (in blogger) ...and spread the may help us all !

Anyway without further ado, here are my cards .....I decided to make two ;)

Card 1 

Spotlight stamping, Flower challenge

White Linen card
Bristol Board 
Clearly Besotted 'Just for You' flowers and sentiment
MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle die 
Lil' Inkers Stitched round die
TH Distress inks
Neat & Tangled Clear sequins

I stamped my flowers and stamped them again on another piece of card. I used my round die and then coloured the image using my Distress inks. I used 3d pads to stick the circle onto my first image.

I added a few random spots around my first stamped flowers. After using my stitched die on the edge of my card topper I stamped my sentiment and added a little inking to that also. I stuck my sentiment onto my card topper and stuck it all to my card base. A sprinkling of sequins and my card was finished. 

Card 2

 Smooth White card
AltENew 'Blooming bouquet' & sentiment stamp
Copics & Promarkers
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Spellbinders circle die
Neat & tangled sequins

I made an A6 tent fold card base, then made a smaller topper and stamped my image and sentiment.
Then I stamped another flower image and used my circle die to cut a part of it. I coloured the small circle piece and added some Glamour dust. I stuck my circle piece using some 3d pads, added a sprinking of sequins and my card was complete. 

Please add our cue card below when entering our challenge.
You have until the 25th Jan to enter.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Twofer cards 'Feathers'

Hi there, just stopping by to show you a couple of cards I made for Darnell's new Twofer Challenge.
I wish Dee lots of luck with her new challenge, although with her amazing DT I am sure it will be a big success ;) The idea is to use the same stamp /die on two different type of cards, how clever is that! I went with a die cut feather and made a Sympathy card and also a Birthday card.

I tend not to use black or grey on my Sympathy cards as I think they are just too depressing for the recipient. I may be wrong but that's my take on it! So I used blue and silver on mine, still keeping it very simple. I was tempted to use a white feather but in the end went for silver. It's all about celebrating a life I think.....well I like to think it is.

For my second card I made a  Birthday card. I used lots of colour and a touch of sparkle above the sentiment and also a few sequins too. Come and have a closer look and see what you think.......


White Linen card
White Bristol Board
TH Distress oxide inks
Poppy Stamps 'Fluffy Feather' die

Pink card
Clearly Besotted sentiment stamp
Neat & Tangled Clear sequins
Hobbycraft Glitter Galore washi tape
MFT Black Licorice ink
Ranger Perfect pearls 

Blue card
Silver card from stash
AltEnew sentiment Painted greetings
AltEnew Clear embossing ink
Wow Silver embossing powder

After blending the Oxide inks I splashed some Perfect pearls
 mixed with water on top for shine. Believe it or not the washi
 tape does match the ink splashes on the sentiment grrr light
 issues again...sorry!

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Purple Hello card

Hi there friends ! I hope you are all doing ok? I am back with my very first card for 'Less is More' in the new year. This time 'LIM' have switched to a two weekly format (very sensible) I think. Also it's another colour challenge and 'Purples'.

I do love the colour purple ;) ........almost as much as I love pink.....and blue. Those are my 'go to' colours as you all probably guessed by now lol!  Ok so here is my card, I used various shades of purple then used my die cuts and a stencil for the background. A touch of my usual sparkle and a few sequins and job done !

Thanks for your visit and of course ......enjoy your week whatever you have planned ;)

LIM, CAS, Purple, MFT

White Linen card
White Bristol Board
My Favorite Things stencil English Brick Wall
Die-namics dies Big Hello 
TH Distress inks
Glamour dust
Purple sequins 

I also made this yummy Cheesy Lentil pie to be shared with our son and his family.....our son particularly does love a nice pie! It was so tasty too....sorry if you are now feeling hungry as you read this!

Pastry base, lentils, onions, carrots, peas, cheese inside and topped with thinly sliced new potatoes and more cheese. I served it with lots of green cabbage, sweetcorn and sugar snap peas ;)

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