Monday, 14 April 2014

Birthday flowers

Hello everyone on this lovely sunny April Monday.  I've not had much time for crafting this weekend as its mainly been taken up Ebaying some things to make a bit of extra cash to spend on more crafting items.

Here is card I made recently for my Mother in Law's birthday using Lilli of the Valley floral and sentiment stamps, spellbinder dies and  papers from the Nit Wit Promises paper pad. The flowers have been stamped and coloured with promarkers and I've made the flower embellishments and used dies to cut out the leaves.

I am entering this card for the following blog challenges
Lilli of the Valley  - 10th birthday
Vintage Stamping Vintage Stamping - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Dies and Punches
Sweet Stamping- Flowers
Allsorts - Spring Blossoms

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Monochrome Ducks

Monochrome is the theme for the April Clarity Stamp blog challenge.  I've already used these silhouette duck and sapling stamps using shades of blue but for my entry to the challenge I've used shades of pink/red.  Using the arched window stencil and Clarity Card I created the background by brayering Aged Mahogany for the ground and Worn Lipstick Distress inks for the sky.  The duck and saplings have been stamped with Archival Plumb ink. For the border I've stamped the large sampling tree with worn lipstick around the edge and matted onto some dark red card.

I am entetring this card into the following challenges
Clarity Stamp Blog Challenge - Monochrome
Vintage Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes
Paula Holifield Blog Challenge - Birds and Bees

Daffodils for Easter

I don't usually make very many cards for Easter but really love these Hobby art stamps  they are just right for a simple little Easter card. I've used a stencil and Adirondack butterscotch ink to create the background and a spellbinder die to stamp the daffodils onto.  For the sentiment I've used a JustRite banner die. To finish off I've used some sticklers glitter, Craftwork Cards Candi and a couple of little butterflies painted with mica powder and inked round the edges of the dies with shabby shutters distress ink.

I am entering this card for the following blog challenges

Vintage Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes
Ladybug blog challege - Here comes Spring
Stamping Sensations - Use those Dies and Punchies
Simon Says Wednesday Blog Challenge - Happy Easter
Allsorts Challege Blog - Spring Blossoms