Thursday, 29 September 2022

CAS Christmas

Hello inkers,

I made a very CAS Christmas card for CAS on Friday's Christmas themed challenge and Time Out's Photo Inspiration challenge:






I was inspired by the Christmas tree and baubles - it's been a while since I inked up PTI's Take a Bough. The sentiment's from It's a Sign: Holiday Sentiments.

Happy stamping!

Claire

Monday, 26 September 2022

MFT Colour Challenge #196

 Hello folks,

Another Christmas card using the colours from MFT and the sketch from Sunday Stamps:









Happy stamping!

Claire

Saturday, 24 September 2022

Altenew September Inspiration Challenge

Hello inkers, hope you're having a great weekend!

Here's a quick card for Altenew's September Inspiration challenge:






I used the smaller bloom from Peony Bouquet - it never seems to see as much ink as the main flower but I find it so much easier to line up and layer than the big bloom stamp.  I've set it against Halftone Squares and the sentiment's from Tiny Sentiments Hello

In hindsight I wish I'd white embossed the Halftone stamps on Kraft rather than used black - it would have been a bit softer..the black is perhaps a bit dramatic with those dainty blooms!

Happy stamping!

Claire

Monday, 19 September 2022

Colour Throwdown #710

Hello folks,

Quick post with a card for the Colour Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches:

 



I layered some snowflake dies from CAS-ual Fridays, added a greeting from MFT and set it against Altenew's Dotted Lines Debossing Cover Die.

Happy stamping!

Claire

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Altenew Pair-a-Flower Watercolour Edition

Hello inkers,

Altenew is challenging us to use their watercolour pan set to colour a flower and photograph the real thing next to the finished project.  Hopefully they'll accept that as I'm in Australia and we've just come out of Winter,  blooming flowers are few and far between!  So I've had to make do with a photograph:







It does make me chuckle that I've entered a watercolour competition - I frequently lament that I'm not a natural watercolourer and that beautiful loose, flowy style is completely beyond me, usually ending up in a muddy mess.

But hey, you've got to have a go so rather than use a loose style I tried to capture more of the detail in the photo. I've used Altenew's Lotus Stamp Set with a sentiment from Handpicked Bouquet. Behind the blooms I've used watercolour from the 12 pan set with the Beach Towel Stripes Stencil to give some soft stripes in the background.  I framed them with the Mid-Century Frame Die.

Happy stamping!

Claire

Friday, 9 September 2022

Autumn Hues

 Hello folks,

Lots of Autumn themed challenges out there in blogland so here's a card combining the latest Freshly Made Sketch with the Autumnal theme over at The Paper Players and all the colours from Sunday Stamps:






Not much stamping but heaps of die cuts with a sunflower from MFT Die-namics and various die cut sprigs and leaves from goodness knows where! The sentiment's from MFT and the embossed background is Altenew. 

Happy stamping!

Claire



Sunday, 28 August 2022

Pink and Vellum

Hello again,

Sickness is still rife in our household so doesn't inspire much card making. However, earlier in the week this great tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers appeared in my inbox by Chrissie Stokes which I knew I wanted to try. Less is More's 'vellum' challenge gave me the necessary nudge to have a go:

 





It's a total CASE of Chrissie's beautiful card. I used Altenew's Leaf Clusters and Tiny Sentiments, white embossed the front of the vellum panel and then stamped the back in bright pink. I added a stitched frame from MFT to finish it off. 

This one's also off to Addicted to CAS for their 'pink' challenge - in a houseful of boys I need my pink fix!

Happy stamping!

Claire