Thursday, 4 August 2022

MFT Colours Meet Sunday Stamps

Hello again,

Another MFT card, this time using colours from MFT challenge #194. Sunday Stamps has the perfect layered sketch to showcase their pretty patterned papers:







All retired products on this one - Happy You Day, Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings 2 and Birthday Brights DP.  

Happy stamping!

Claire

Monday, 1 August 2022

MFT Sketch #604 and CAS'd Card

Hello folks,

A couple of new cards for a few different challenges - the first is using the latest MFT sketch for The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe Challenge:








I've used the middle row going across - the die cut is MFT's Selfie Square and the patterned paper (including a blue one) is from the Very Merry paper pad. I've used SY Selfies with Santa - surely one of the sweetest Christmas sets around!









 

The second card is for Less is More's 'butterflies' challenge and for this one I CASE'd one of my favourite designers for the Just Us Girls wild-card week challenge. 

It's one of Cécile Ribon's cards and I've CASE'd the colours and the layout. I used alcohol inks for the background and added a Stamplorations die cut butterfly, smothered in glittery gold EB. The sentiment's an ancient one from Papertrey Ink. The only difficulty I had with this challenge was choosing one of Cécile's cards - all of which are CAS stunners.  I haven't played around with alcohol inks for ages and forgot how therapeutic it is swirling around all that ink until you get the desired effect!

Hope you get some crafty therapy yourselves this week!

Claire


Tuesday, 26 July 2022

MFT Sketch and Colour Challenge

Hello again!

The folks at MFT have given us an interesting sketch to play with for their latest challenge - I was amazed by what the DT came up with...such clever takes! The funny thing is I knew immediately just what I wanted to do but completely struggled with the execution:









My plan was for the whole card front to be covered but the proportions of the triangles just didn't work with the sentiment so in the end I cut it all down and made a CAS version of what I originally had in mind. Using the closest colours to the colour challenge I could find, I sponged some distress inks and stamped over with Lavish Lilies in brown ink. The sentiment's from Essential Sentiments and I framed it with a Stitched Frame. 

I can't help feeling something's missing but I tried all manner of butterflies and flowers and none of it worked. To top it off my husband asked me why I had a big 'Y' in the middle of my card! 😂

Happy stamping!

Claire

Sunday, 24 July 2022

Altenew - July Inspiration Challenge

Hello inkers,

It's been a bit slow on the card making front but with the kids back at school I finally got to play with  some new Altenew goodies that have been patiently waiting for me to swipe ink over them:








I have to say I struggled a bit with these colours - I think it's the blue and green. Isn't it blue and green that shouldn't be seen? Anyway, nothing like new stuff to get you inspired - I used 3 different sets for this one. The blooms are from Blissful Blossoms set against one of the stamps from Halftone Squares and the sentiment's from Leaf Clusters. Despite the initial blank I like how it turned out! 

Hope you get the chance to get the inks out this week!

Happy stamping!

Claire



Tuesday, 12 July 2022

MFT Colour Challenge 192

Hello inkers,

Very quick post with a card using MFT's latest challenge colours.  I'm not at home at the moment so have very limited materials - add to that no camera except my i-phone and no lightbox and it's one very bad photo!

 





I've used Santa's Elves and Selfie Square Die-namics

This one's also popping over to AAA Cards for their Anything Goes challenge - I've done half the twist and made a Christmas card without the pets!

Happy stamping!

Claire

Sunday, 3 July 2022

Fusion Meets Sunday Stamps

 Hello inkers, happy weekend!


Love the colours over at Fusion this week - not ones I'd normally put together but they're so dramatic I just had to have a play:







I've combined them with the sketch at Sunday Stamps but made a landscape rather than portrait card -the PTI Lovely Layers bloom was looking a bit squashed otherwise! The sentiment's Waltzingmouse and that gorgeous embossed background is a new EB from Altenew - I can't believe the amount of detail on it....you could almost just plonk it on a card front without anything else!

Happy stamping!

Claire



Sunday, 26 June 2022

Tropical Wishes

Hello folks!

It's been a while since I played along at Freshly Made Sketches - I love their latest layered sketch although I've used some poetic licence and altered the position of the sentiment:














I've also gone with the colours from the Color Throwdown, the tropical theme from Time Out and taken some flowery/colourful inspiration from Just Us Girls which has a very tropical photo for their challenge. The whole card has been made with goodies from MFT. 

Enjoy what's left of the weekend!

Claire