Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge #59.. Get your Sketch on..


Time for another fun challenge with the Retro Rubber team.

This time we have a sketch for you -

I like playing with sketches and this one was fun.

I thought it would be fun to use a great Hero Arts background stamp, it is a fave and is always being used..I just can't resist it, it is from 2015.

I stamped it using a Kaleidacolor stamp pad and spritzed it with water after to get some movement. I love the crazy colourful pattern.

I die-cut it with a stitched rectangle die, affixed it to my card and cut off the excess.

Because of the crazy pattern I thought the sentiment went perfectly - by Hero Arts from 2016.

Your turn to show us what you can do with the sketch and pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things my teammates have made..

Challenge ends April 7th. Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Just Add Ink: Colours..


Happy Monday.

Today I am playing along with the Just Add Ink colour challenge -
I thought the colours would be great for a baby card.

I am a little bit addicted right now to using the Neat and Tangled Skunk for baby cards..

I stenciled some Turquoise ink onto my white panel using a Tim Holtz grid stencil and then added the pink spotty washi tape and a scrap of grey paper. Then I ran the whole piece through the Big Shot using a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die.

I coloured (Zigs) and cut the Skunk out, as always using artistic license with the colour...

The Skunk is popped up using foam tape and the sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

I am loving the Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets right now and so added a few here for a bit of interest.

I am really happy, such a sweet card, I love making baby cards.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Happy Mother's Day..


In the UK it is Mother's Day today.

I thought it would be nice to make my Ma and my MIL Mother's Day cards.

My Momma was a rockstar when I was having my op and the week after. My MIL was great following the complication with her daily updates.

Making their cards using a mix and match of my MFT flower sets. I love these stamps and I have four of the sets..for now..

The main card is for my Ma, I used Flashy Florals and Tropical Flowers. I stamped and die-cut the flowers first, then die-cut the white panel and set that up in my MISTI. I positioned the flowers and worked out how to stamp the leaves. The sentiment is an old wood stamp and I added clear droplets by Pretty Pink Posh as a finishing touch.

A new thing for me, I only popped up one flower and I think it really works.

Here is the card for my MIL, different for me as it is one layer..

I used Bold Blooms  for all the flowers and leaves on this card and I added the sentiment and the hearts by Lawn Fawn. For a finishing touch I added Nuvo Crystal drops.

I am really pleased with both the cards..I love playing with these stamp sets.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sketch Saturday: #456...A twofer..


So time for another great Sketch Saturday...

Our sponsor this week is Just Me Digital stamps and they are offering a prize of two digital stamps.

Here is the sketch.
I loved the images and the sketch so much I got carried away and made two cards ;)

The main photo uses Raining Hearts by Just Me and the sentiment came with it and I coloured it with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir sparkle pens.
I used papers from my Simon Says Stamp Sept 2016 card kit to complement the stamp. The big oval was die-cut with an MFT stitched oval dies..I love stitched dies.
Recently when sorting out punches to donate to charity, I came across the photo corner punch that I used for the little yellow corners..funny what you find when decluttering!

Here is the second card.

I used the pig stamp from the Everyday Animals stamps by Just Me.
Again I decided to dig out some SSS cardkit papers and these are from October 2014!!
The sentiment is also by SSS because I made this card just in time for Valentine's Day and the sentiment was perfect for my Hubby!!

Fun to make two cards using one sketch and they do look quite different.

Your turn now, but first go over to Sketch Saturday and check out what the rest of the DT have done with the sketch.

Challenge ends 31 March 7pm GMT / 2pm EST


Friday, March 24, 2017

Marquee Messages...


Happy Friday!

I bought the Stampin' Up Marquee messages stamp set a long time ago and I have only really played with it once.

A few weeks ago I thought it would be fun to have another play with it.

I stamped two of the large marquee stamp and then coloured them with Zigs, Spectrum Noir sparkle pens and stickles.

Both parts of the sentiment were stamped after, as there are a few messages and I was undecided. I like the pop of the black birthday, it works really well here.

I had stamped, coloured and fussy cut the Marquee Messages before my playdate with JT and was a bit at a loss as to how to use them.

JT gave me the idea to use a grey background for the yellow one, giving it a bit more of a masculine feel. I decided to use a Lawn Fawn grey spotty card blank and she was 100% right and so I used a pink spotty card blank for the other one.

I love Lawn Fawn mini card blanks, so pretty and they are also super handy.

Here are both cards -

I love these cards, they are so impactful, maybe more work than I would like..