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!


Thursday 23 June 2022

One Layer Blooms

Hello again,

My Covid brain must have seriously affected me as I've actually chosen to make a one layer card - both The Paper Players and Less is More have one layer challenges this week with the added condition of one image over at LIM.  It's perhaps my penance for having Neil from the LIM DT very gently remind me that I should be using less layers for the LIM challenge last week:


So no layers in sight on this one - I used black card stock for a change as white space doesn't have to be white does it?  I silver embossed this Blooming Stamplorations stamp and coloured it with pencils - the sentiment's from Altenew. 

Happy stamping!


Monday 20 June 2022

Altenew June Inspiration Challenge - Take Two

 Hello again inkers,

With some lovely new Altenew products to play with I had to make another card using the colours from the June Inspiration challenge. You can catch the first one here:

This time I used Handpicked Bouquet Stamp and Die Bundle, coloured with Copics. For the background I used the Beach Towel Stripes Stencil with Embossing Paste. I love how it turned out and it was so therapeutic swiping the soft paste over the stencil and trying to get it as smooth as possible! The sentiment's from Sentiments Strips.

The question is, can I get a third one in before the challenge closes?!

Happy stamping!


Saturday 18 June 2022

Going Dotty

Hello folks,

I was beginning to think I was immune to Covid but sure enough tested positive this week along with my youngest so what else is there to do, other than isolate together and make a couple of cards?

The first one is for Addicted to CAS' 'dots' challenge:


All CAS-ual Fridays products on this one - I blended a rainbow circle with distress inks, went over the top with CF Bubbly Stencil then stamped over the top with Shenanigans. I'd love to say it's almost a one layer but its a die cut circle and not masked...there's no way I could have done all that blending without getting ink all over that lovely white space!

The second one is for MFT's colour challenge using Festive Old Friends. I used an old sketch from the Deconstructed Sketch blog - I used to love that challenge and there's still a link to all the old sketches if you feel like your mojo needs a bit of a push.  Happy stamping!


Tuesday 7 June 2022

Time Out #215 - Masculine 50th

Hello again,

It's about time I made a card that hasn't got flowers on it so Time Out's inspiration photo was the perfect prompt with lots of blue, black, gold and silver - perfect for a masculine 50th card:


The stamped and embossed stripes are PTI and the rest is Winnie and Walter with some sparkly die cut MFT numbers.  I'm also popping it over to Less is More's masculine challenge.

This one's off to the UK to my oldest friend, Michael. We've known each other our whole lives and assumed at the age of 6 that we'd get married when we grew up -  as you do at that age!  44 years later and he's still one of my favourite friends!

Happy stamping!


Saturday 4 June 2022

Altenew Inspiration Challenge June 2022

Hello, happy weekend!

I'm still stuck in floral mode,  particularly as I'm yet to play with lots of new Altenew goodies which arrived in my happy mail last week. For this quick and easy card I used the Meadow Burst stencil:

It's actually 5 stencils that are layered together to create the image - so clever how it works, with three little holes that you line up together so you know you have it all in the correct place.  To add a bit more interest I die cut a centre panel and adhered it to the base with dimensional tape. The cut sentiment is the Fancy Hello die which I've smothered in Wink of Stella and I added a few pink sequins for a little more colour!

Thanks for stopping by,



Friday 3 June 2022

MFT Colour Challenge #190

Hello folks!

Love the sketch over at Sunday Stamps this week so I combined it with the latest MFT colours and Paper Players' Tic Tac Toe challenge:


A couple of retired MFT favourites on this one - Funky Flowers and Bundle of Blossoms Background stamp.  The sentiment's from Itty Bitty Basics, all set against a Stitched Mod Rectangle. The dp is a very old one from My Mind's Eye which I had a complete obsession with years ago...I still have lots of tiny pieces of it in my stash as I can't bear to part with it!

In the Paper Players challenge I've gone for the central strip - embossing (white background stamp if you can see it!), floral and dots.

Happy stamping!