Expressions in Ink, Memories and More, Playful Alphabet, Splendid Stems, True Love

DT: Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Birthday

Hello! Another day, another design team contribution. This is my creation for the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Birthday challenge and I once again have been delving into the pouches of half used supplies. Now this one uses flowers cut from the True Love dsp, a strip of Expressions in Ink dsp and a card from an old Memories and More pack. A bit of an eclectic mix … but I think it works well together … along with die cuts and the sentiment of course!

Those flowers are of course fabulous and although you can colour them, I decided black and white was just fine against the background of the card and with the strip of gold foiled stripes.

I did raise them up to give dimension and underneath I slid in some of the Splendid Stems die cut from black.

I decided to die cut the Happy and stack it three times for dimension and then added back in the pink from the background with the Biggest Wish birthday stamp.

I finished off with the black gems from my stash to keep with the drama of the black and pink.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Amazing Phrasing, Cottage Flowers, Dylusions paints, Dylusions spray inks, Indigo Blu, Masks/Stencils, Memories and More, Ribbons

Our amazing princess

Today was GCSE results day for my princess. I am writing this blog post ahead of time as I know that she will have done an amazing job on her GCSEs and at this point we will be out celebrating before packing for a holiday!

I know we will be proud of her regardless of the actual results so I made a card a few weeks ago in readiness …

I used a Dylusions background (promise there aren’t any more left from the stash I made years ago … might actually have to have some inky time sometime soon to make some more! 😀 )

I also used a Memories and More card, another dylusions background cut down and a die cut ring. Then I added some flowers I had stamped and fussy cut out, some black die cut leaves from the Cottage Flowers set and a ribbon.

I chose to then add a sentiment from the Amazing Phrasing saleabration set and finished off with some black gems.

Inside I added a strip I had cut off the background and a remaining flower onto a panel of white as I had chosen a black card base.

Just love this… if I get a chance I will edit this to add in the actual results… but if I don’t get a chance just know we are proud parents regardless!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Edited …all 10 GCSEs passed, she’s happy, we are happy and of course very proud… but then we already were… just have papers to explain one of the reasons why!

Memories and More, Ribbons, Scalloped tag topper, True Love

Scraps to tags – Birthday

I’ve joined in with a swap over at Twinchies, Inchies and More over on Facebook and the challenge is to use scraps to make 20 tags… so today’s blog is the 10 I made which are birthday themed… well not exactly all birthday, but non-Christmas ones! Tomorrow will be the turn of the Christmas ones!

So this is my scraps type piles and folders … so I popped them all onto the desk and started creating … using the fabulous Scalloped Tag punch to create 2″ wide bases into tags.

Apart from the sentiments and the ribbons (although some of these were also scraps) the ingredients for these tags were all on the desk or in the scraps folders … and the sentiments were also stamped on scraps!

I am amazed I could make so many lovely tags just from bits and pieces.

I used some of the Dylusions backgrounds I refound a while ago and have been slowly using up for the bases for some tags, I also used Memories and More cards for a few too, along with cutting them up as embellishments.

I also used flower images from the scraps of the True Love dsp that I keep in a pouch for when I want a simple floral element or off the edge flowers… some of these I coloured in, and others I just left black and white.

Love how colourful and bright these tags are.

Join me tomorrow to see the Christmas themed ones.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artistically Inked, Cottage Rose, Gelli Plate, Memories and More, Splendid Stems

Desk clearing distraction

Is it just me? Whenever I set myself a task of clearing the desk and the piles of “stuff” that have accumulated I end up finding a “treasure” and making something! And the tidying up concept disappears! 😆

So this card is one of those creations!

I found another gelliprint ATCs that I had started and not finished and decided it worked perfectly with those Memories and More cards that I have been whittling my way through!

A scrap of the Pretty Peacock cardstock, a die cut and Forever gold laser cut and a few Artistically Inked flowers to embellish… with a cute little sentiment … and jobs a good’un … on the cardmaking front that is… the desk tidying… not so much!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Forever Greenery, Memories and More

Memories and More house card

Another card made using that Memories and More kit that is just sitting on my desk needing to be used up. I genuinely love this kit as the cards in it are so cute, perfect colour combos and art work … and because the kit is great value there is loads of it just sitting there still waiting to be used. So I am trying my hardest to work my way through it and create some fun cards from it.

I decided to grab the house card this time. Did some fussy cutting and then chose some other cards to start layering up.

To be honest I figured this was enough and called the card done. But then the next day before I took the photos I decided to also add some gems and I added the remaining part of the house card in the inside as an accent too.

I layered a few pieces and also added some punching to make the sentiment into a banner with the banner punch. I also added some of the stickers from the kit, a piece from the Forever Gold (turned upside down to be white) and a few die cut leaves from the Forever Greenery dies.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Cottage Rose, Memories and More, Ribbons, Splendid Stems

Bits and pieces card

Today I’m sharing a card made with bits and pieces off the desk. Does anyone else end up accumulating lots of bits from random projects and then feel you have to leave them in sight otherwise they will ‘go to waste’?

So I have a coaster on my desk on which stamped images and die cuts and random embellishments live…

I just can’t bring myself to either file away or throw out these little bits and pieces. And for good reason… sometimes the perfect project comes along that needs these pieces. This card is one such project and absolutely every part of this was sat on my desk waiting to be used!

Firstly … Memories and More cards … they do most of the hard work! Cute birds cut from one card, the Happy is another card cut down as is the floral piece and the dark green background.

The sentiment is one of the prestamped ones from another project. The die cut leaves are either in Pretty Peacock and die cuts from the Splendid Stems set, or the white side of the Forever gold laser cuts.

The gem is from the stash and then the linen thread is the last from the spool that I had on the desk … I’m now in a major panic to get another SU order in as I can’t live without this in my craftroom!

Even the card blank was just sitting on the desk waiting to be used!

This came together in about 10 mins and I am really happy with it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Alphabet, Cottage Rose, Memories and More, Splendid Stems

Playing with Memories and More cards

Grabbed some more of those Memories and More cards I have kept on the desk to try and get some use out of them and made up this cute birthday card.

I added in a panel of the Pale Papaya which I had run through the alphabet embossing folder.

I then added the gorgeous image from the Splendid Thoughts set which I blended the green and blue inks over. I then added the little die cut in the Pale Papaya vellum as a sparkly accent.

I stamped the sentiment onto a strip cut off another one of the cards and cut a little bird out of the middle of the card I had put at the back as the accent embellishment.

Then I decided to grab the little flowers from the stash and add those too.

Really cute card. And I do love these Memories and More packs for providing everything you need to make colourful card toppers … I know they are meant to be for memory keeping really, but as I’ve fallen out of the habit of that at the moment, this is a really good use for them.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Biggest Wish, Christmas Season, Cottage Rose, Memories and More, Splendid Stems, Splendid Thoughts

Splendid Thoughts and Ink Lift technique leftovers

A few days ago I shared some cards I made using the Jennifer Maguire ink lift technique I had seen on her YouTube video. Well I had a little panel leftover that was a second pull of ink.

This one was far paler and I wasn’t sure if I would use it but it was pretty so didn’t want to throw it away … so here it is in use and I wanted to play and just grabbed bits and pieces that were on my desk.

I mounted the panel onto Polished Pink and then decided to grab a Memories and More card that was pink based to use as a background. I didn’t want the focal image to show … but fortunately the mounted strip covered it up but I decided I wanted it to look less clean… so I added some blending and some ink splatters … I also added some splattered gesso for the white.

Next to choose a focal point. Well I decided to die cut a leaf shape from the Splendid Stems set and then stamp in Night of Navy and die cut the larger leaf image too from the coordinating Splendid Thoughts stamps. I also added some So Saffron colour by using the background leaf stamp over lapping a couple of times…. this creates an interesting texture to the added colour.

I decided to turn this into a birthday card (I’m starting to build up a stash for the next year of 17th birthdays for the princess’ friends) and so heat embossed the birthday from Biggest Wish and Happy from Cottage Rose onto the polished pink and Pretty Peacock scraps I had on the desk.

After fussy cutting the birthday and then matting and layering the Happy it was time to assemble… with dimension and foam in-between the layers!

I ended up curving the birthday sentiment a little as the middle dimension is bigger than the sides … but I think it looks cute.

I finished with some pretty bling gems!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artistically Inked, Boho Indigo, Memories and More

Boho Indigo … final bits

Today I have a final card made using the last of the Boho Indigo kit that I found last week when I was tidying up … it was all bits and bobs that I got in a pocket letter from a crafty friend.

I decided to team it with a few cards from the Memories and More kit.

It might have been a bit mad to have so many die cuts framing the main part but I really love how it came out.

Entering this into the diecuts/punches challenge at Cardz 4 Galz challenge blog

Happy crafting!

Catherine