Friday, 18 June 2021

MFT Colour Challenge #167 - Take Two

Hello, hello,

Here's another card using the colours from MFT - they're the perfect hues for masculine cards which I never make enough of:






 I just can't get enough of these old folks - this lovely gentleman is from Old Friends but he really needed a party hat from his old buddies over at Festive Old Friends to celebrate his birthday! I popped it all into a a trio of die cut Polaroid Shaker Frames cut out of very dp from MFT and a stencilled Brick Wall background. Nice and simple - just the way I like it!

Happy stamping!

Claire

Monday, 14 June 2021

Weekend Tri-fector

Hi folks,

It's been a productive weekend for a change and I've managed to get three cards done for a variety of challenges. Amazing what you can do when it's a long weekend and one kid's sick and having to self-isolate whilst waiting for Covid results. (Negative thankfully.)

The first is for Altenew's June Inspiration challenge:




I wasn't sure about these colours together but I really like how it's turned out - I watercolored some Floral Motifs  and arranged them in a die cut window, bordered by some Gold Foil Washi Tape.  The sentiment's from Beautiful Day. 

 


My second card's for a couple challenges - CASology, where the cue card is 'strength' and Less is More which has a pale blue and yellow colour challenge:




There's that Stamplorations butterfly die cut again - I'm amazed it isn't blunt it's been used so much. 
I stencilled a distress ink circle in Tumbled Glass, then stencilled over the top with a leaf stencil from Funky Fossil.  The sentiment's from MFT. 








I used the same layout for my last card which was meant to be for MFT's sketch and colour challenge - until I realised I'd actually missed one of the elements from the sketch. I honestly think I'm coming down with dementia...I've been doing that a lot recently.  So this one is just featuring the colours from challenge #167 with one of the cute gnomes from Hanging with my Gnomies.  This little Gnomie is my absolute favourite..perfect for the MFT sentiment!

Enjoy the rest of the week and happy stamping!

Claire

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Less is More - Favourite Technique

 Hello fellow inkers,

Here's a CAS card for a few challenges:






Less is More's Lucky Dip challenge is to use your favourite technique - I love the look of ink blending so I blended a distress ink background and stamped an MFT image of Lavish Lilies.

This one's also going over to Just Us Girls' Word Week challenge which is 'kindness' and Time Out's Inspired by Words challenge...what could be more spring-like than fresh flowers?

Happy stamping!

Claire 







Saturday, 5 June 2021

Festive Friends

Happy weekend folks,

Quick post for MFT's colour challenge.  I just had to get these Festive Friends because I love the old guy asleep on the chair. It's standing joke that my brother falls asleep every time I see him - although maybe that's more a reflection of me rather than him...



 



I coloured all the images with Copics so this one's going over to Addicted to Stamps and More's 'make your mark' challenge.  The strip of dp is MFT's Birthday Brights. 

Happy stamping!

Claire 

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Hello There!

Hi folks,

Remember this set from Stamping' Up? It's not seen ink for quite some time but I thought it would be ideal for Time Out's challenge 'items from inside your home with the option of embossing:'

 






We all have phones in our homes but admittedly this one is a bit old fashioned! 

I've used the pic over at Fusion for some colour inspiration.  I'm also linking up to The Paper Players in their Tic Tac Toe challenge, with some white heat embossing on the background panel and some pretty patterned papers which have been gathering dust in my paper stash. 

Thanks for popping by!

Claire 


Thursday, 27 May 2021

Addicted To CAS #198

Hello inkers,

I've made a very CAS card for Addicted to CAS' 'ombre' challenge:

 





I recently spoilt myself and bought a huge set of Brutfuner pencils with every colour under the sun - I've never really used pencils before and I have to admit I'm finding them far more difficult to get to grips with than markers. I feel like it takes ages to get an even spread of colour on the paper and colouring shadows definitely take a lot of patience! 

Anyway, this pretty Stamplorations butterfly has been die cut from a panel coloured using said pencils. I used about 6 or 7 different ones to try and get the ombre effect. I also added a white embossed swirl from Paper Smooches - the sentiment's from Poppy Stamps. 

This one's also going over to Simon Says Stamps' Wednesday challenge where 'anything goes.'

Happy stamping!

Claire

Sunday, 23 May 2021

MFT Colour Challenge #165

Hello inkers, happy weekend to you!

Here's a quick post for MFT's colour challenge and the latest Freshly Made Sketch featuring MFT's Christmas sELFies:




 






I used MFT's curved Stitched Scallop Basic Edge with some patterned papers from the Sweet Celebration paper pad. Another Christmas card out of the way....at this rate Ill be done in July!

Happy stamping!

Claire