Thursday, 25 February 2016


This week's challenge on Less is More is to make a card with texture. I used one of Tim Holtz' embossing folders for this card, highlighting the words by brushing on some distress ink. I then embossed the sentiment on vellum - I like this effect. Finally I attached the panel to a linen card.

I am also entering this card into CASology challenge where the cue card is distress - I used distress ink to highlight the words.

Materials used:-
Sissix embossing folder - Tim Holtz alterations
DI - picked raspberry applied with an Inkylicious ink blending brush
Sentiment - Stampin Up "Sassy Salutations"
Pearl silver embossing powder
Linen card

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Butterfly hello

This week's challenge on Less is More is to make a one layer card and include a stem on it.  As I have lots of flower stamps I thought this would be easy. I wanted to use a new Stampin Up set but it took lots of attempts to get something I was reasonably happy with.  Although I like the water colour effect, I feel the proportions are not quite right. 

I am also going to enter this card into the Addicted to CAS challenge where the code word is bloom.

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Materials used:-
Stampin Up Garden Bloom set
Sentiment - Stampin Up Four You
Inks - versa color bamboo, green tea, boysenberry, grape

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Monday, 8 February 2016

More butterflies!

This month's CAS challenge on Happy Little Stampers is to use an embossing folder for stamping.  This is a technique I have never tried before and I quite like the result - although you do not have much control over how it will turn out!  If you want to find out more about the technique pop over to the Happy Little Stampers blog.

Materials used:-
Embossing folder - Craft Concepts "wings" sprayed with distress spray stain in broken china
Sentiment - Penny Black snippets inked with Versafine Onyx black ink
Dies - Die-Namics pierced rectangles

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The One Layer Simplicity Challenge this month is to make a one layer card containing the word "friend".  I made this card for a good friend who loves butterflies and the colour purple!

Materials used:-
Butterfly stamps - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Chocolate Baroque Mackintosh Sentiments
Distress inks - dusty concord and milled lavender applied with an Inklicious ink duster
Versacolor - grape

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