Amazing Phrasing, Happy Celebrations

Funky card with scraps

Yesterday I grabbed what was on the desk left over from a few other projects and decided to make a funky card for the stash.

There were two pieces of leftover dsp, some black cardstock and the fab bright Tahitian Tide cardstock. I grabbed my white embossing powder and did some messy stamping and embossing to ‘grunge up’ the black and then used the fabulous Happy Celebrations stamps for the blue banner.

Inside I added a white panel for writing on and kept the embellishments simple with the three card candi.

A simple use of scraps to make a funky card.

Sharing this at Sweet Stampin as they are having a birthday challenge to celebrate their birthday!

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!

Amazing Phrasing, Paper Blooms, Ribbons, Tropical Hideaway

UK stampers forum tag swap

Hello! Hope you are having a good day and thanks for popping by to see my blog.

Today I have a tag I made for the UK stampers forum swap over on Facebook. I love making tags from bits and pieces I have on my desk and I decided to grab some of the flowers leftover from the card I shared a couple of days ago as the main images on this tag.

However the rules of the UK stampers forum is to include stamping so I grabbed the Tropical Hideaway background stamp and Parakeet Party to give this a fabulous stamped and bright background. I then added the fussy cut paper flowers.

Next to decide on a sentiment for the tag and this time I chose the saleabration set Amazing Phrasing and from that made my sentiment.

I did pop the Hey up on foam to give some dimension. Then I hunted through the ribbon box and chose this leftover ribbon which coordinated with the flowers. I decided to mount my tag on a slightly larger piece of the Petal Pink as it felt like it needed framing and this worked well.

I finished off with three sequins that are a dark iridescent navy colour.

Hopefully the swap recipient will like this bright and cheery tag!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Amazing Phrasing, Cottage Rose, Masks/Stencils, Stitched framelits

Playing with a stencil and blending tools

Hello! Welcome to my blog and todays bit of creativity is my playtime with a stencil and a blending tool.

I created this gorgeous little card using an old Stampin Up stencil and some ink … I kept it quite simple to be honest in terms of the stencilling … nothing too taxing… just did some simple inking through the stencil to the right hand side of the card blank. After removing the stencil I then inked around the area I wanted to place my focal cluster to give it some depth and then splattered some rose gold shimmer ink to give a bit of shine but you probably can’t see that in the pics unfortunately.

Next I added a white die cut. This hangs off the edge a little but as this is a slimmer design card blank (approx 9cm wide) it still fits in the usual envelope.

I then decided on my focal images and went for a Creative Stamping magazine kit I got a week or so ago with the cute daisy type images. I decided to colour them using my blending brushes rather than colour in with pens or paints…

… this gives a nice soft colouring blend. I then fussy cut them both out.

I added them adhering with Pinflair glue gel to give some dimension without having to add foam and then turned to the sentiment. I chose to ink and emboss the Woo hoo! From the Amazing Phrasing set but manipulated the stamp so it was on a curve rather than straight. Then used the same Calypso Coral to ink the background which gives it a bit of a gradient. I then fussy cut that out, again adding with the pinflair to give some dimension.

The Happy birthday was from the Cottage Rose set as its a nice simple font.

I decided to add gems but wanted some colourful ones so coloured them with my stampin Blends markers so they give a little pop of colour.

Really happy with this. The stencilling in the background really just adds some fun pattern without taking over. Love being part of this design team to remind me to use my stencils more often!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Amazing Phrasing, Splendid Stems, Splendid Thoughts, Tropical Hideaway

New goodies playtime

I got some new stash to play with and I made a card for my daughter to celebrate the end of her exams … because yes we got there!

I started by stamping the Tropical Hideaway background in Parakeet Party (I love this colour … it’s so fresh!) then some of the leaves from Splendid Thoughts in both the Parakeet and Tahitian Tide. I decided the card needed a pop of pink then so die cut the bowl shape twice from Polished Pink.

Then I grabbed the Amazing Phrasing stamps that are from Saleabration and stamped the Woo Hoo! and the You Did It! in Orchid Oasis … yes using lots of the In Colours on this card!

I layered them all up and added some dimension with foam under one of the sets of leaves and the bowl shape piece. I then added some gems for bling.

I then wrote inside the card and it got messy and smudgy and I ran out of space so I ended up cutting the card front off… adding a panel of the Polished Pink and more foam and adding it to a 6×6 card.

This time my inside writing went fine and job was a good’un!

So you can see both the original and the final card… what do you think? I think the extra pop of pink on the final piece is actually better and helps frame it all … so a happy accident!

Entering this into the challenge at YOUR NEXT STAMP

Happy crafting!

Catherine