Thursday, 2 March 2017

Die Cuts for HLS

This month's CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers is to use die cuts.
I must confess to being a little addicted to die cutting. Here I used three dies from Simon Says Stamp combined with a couple of sentiments from Happy Little Stampers. I rather like the combination of script and print for sentiments so I used the 'Happy' from HLS Doodled Flowers 'Happy Birthday' and the 'Anniversary' from HLS Everyday sentiments. My MISTI came in really handy for the positioning of the stamps.  They were simply embossed in silver to match the grey backing of the heart.

Here is another one using a butterfly stamp and matching die from HLS. I stamped onto a piece of smooshed card and then embossed with holographic embossing powder after die-cutting.
The smile sentiment is from CUTplorations

Thursday, 16 February 2017


Yesterday my two older grandchildren... Daisy aged 8 and Sebby aged 6 arrived to spend the remainder of their half-term holiday with us. My husband went to pick them up from Bath and forgot to bring their coats. Today I discovered that Daisy doesn't have her trainers with her either, so unless she attempts to do our proposed rock climbing session this afternoon in Ugg boots, I'm going to have to go and do a little shopping! This evening they'll be joined by my youngest grandchild Cleo aged 6 months, so tomorrow promises to be real fun! Next week I will probably spend getting over it!
Enough of all that. 
Here is a card for the challenge at MFT where there is a sketch to follow this time.
I chose two dies from MFT for this, but card base size limitations meant that I could only fit four boxes into it. The card was coloured employing a smooshing technique, using a mix of Inka Gold in Platinum, Distress inks in Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon and Spectrum Noir Aqua Tint in White, all generously spritzed with water.
I'm now heading for the shower to be followed by a shopping trip for coats and trainers!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

You and me

I just received these sentiment dies from CUTplorations and had to try them out.
The base layer ones are from Simon Says Stamp and it's just the simplest design, but it appeals to me!
The challenge at Time Out is to be inspired by this phrase!
The sentiment was cut from a piece of card which I had coloured using a marbling technique.
'Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can't break them apart'
 I think that this will fit the bill!
It's also for the CAS Challenge at Stamplorations ...I'm not sure if the pink is quite hot enough, but part of the marbling sheet I cut it from was!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Another day, another card!
Here is a simple Valentine incorporating a few challenges!
I used the sketch from CASe this Sketch...
plus the requirements of the challenge at CAS Mix Up
and the theme from Just Us Girls

The sentiment is from an old Magenta stamp and the larger of the two punched hearts was punched from some card which I had stencilled a mix of ink and embossing paste, adding a little twinkle for good measure.
 I used a Lil Inkers die for the sentiment, elongating it slightly to accommodate the length of the stamp.