Sunday, 28 February 2021

One layer flowers

 The current challenge at Less is More is to make a one layer card on the theme of flowers. Here is the one I created using the small io Majestix stamps.


I masked off the upper section before stamping the flowers and leaves. 

Materials used:-

Stamps - io Majestix stamps 'Emily's Garden' and Uniko Stamps sentiment

Inks - Versacolour Boysenberry, Altenew Fresh Leaf and Versafine Onyx Black

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Tuesday, 2 February 2021

In a Row

The challenge on Less is More this week is 'In a Row'. I made this Christmas card for my great-niece who keeps free range hens, selling the eggs in the local shops.


I am sorry that I don't know where I got the stamp set from as I've had it in my stock for some time. 

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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Peaceful

The current challenge on Time Out is Peaceful.


This theme immediately made me think of yoga so here is the card I made. I stamped the lotus flower and then clear embossed this before painting it with water colours. To make the card more interesting I die cut the panel which I then mounted onto linen card.


Materials used:-

Lotus flower stamp - Casual Fridays 'mon ami' set
Sentiment - Penny Black 'love and yoga' set
Watercolours - Gansai Tambi Pearl Pink
Die - stitched indented rectangles by Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Sunday, 19 July 2020

Joy to the world

That's my first Christmas card made! I was delighted that the Less is More challenge for this week is to make a one layer card Christmas card as I like to start making my Christmas cards early. I am also going to enter this card into the CAS Christmas challenge where the theme is nativity.



I often use the masking technique to make one layer cards. For this design I made a circle mask from thin card and inked through the mask with distress inks to make the background. The stamps were inked and then clear embossed.



Materials used:-
Nativity stamp - Clarity stamps
Sentiment - Simply Cards and Papercraft Issue 142
Distress inks - Broken China and Shaded Lilac
Black ink - Versafine Onyx Black

Thanks for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments. Margaret

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Birthday tag card

Here is a card I made recently using a lovely Lawn Fawn die which I am going to enter into the Happy Little Stampers 'Anything Goes with Dies' challenge.




I cut 2 tags out - one from white card and the other from vellum. I used baker's twine to attach them and then put them on a linen card with dimensional foam. This was a very quick and easy card to make!

Materials used:-

Tag die - Lawn Fawn stitched party banners 
Sentiment die - Stampin Up Well Said set
Vellum - Stampin Up Floral Romance set 

Thanks for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments. Margaret







Garden tag


Here is a card I made recently for my brother-in-law as he is keen on gardening. I like using die cut tags for cards as this makes a very easy card. I am going to enter this into the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge which has the option of adding die cuts.





I stamped the tag with distress ink and used DI to colour the flower pots. Finally I added some string before attaching the tag with dimensional foam. 

Materials used:-

Die - Lawn Fawn detailed party banners
Stamps - Stampendous background stamp
Flower pots - Sheena Douglass Homegrown Stamp set
Sentiment - Stampin Up Sassy Salutations

Thank you for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments. Margaret



Sunday, 20 October 2019

Xmas scene

I am delighted to get back to my blog as I've been busy doing other things over the past year and haven't had time for much crafting. I've now made a start on my Xmas cards and was delighted to find this CAS Christmas challenge.



I used brushos to create the background for my card - I love the vibrant colours you get with these. I then created a winter scene using the die cuts. I mounted this onto panel onto linen card to create some dimension.


I am also linking this card to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge where the optional twist is "twinkle".

Thank you visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments. Now pop over the see what the other participants have created for their Xmas cards. Margaret.


Materials used:-
Penny Black "Around Town" die set
Brushos and watercolour card for the background
Sentiment - Tim Holtz "Holiday Words" die
Lawn Fawn stitched hillside borders
Linen card