Monday 21 February 2022

Uniko 10th Birthday.....

 Uniko is celebrating their 10th Birthday and are having a month long party.
I am joining in with todays card........
Inspired by the colours over at Just Us Girls Teal, Orange & Dark Brown
and using four different stamp sets and one stencil from Uniko ......

I have used Teal coloured sprays for the background.
Because the sprays are re-active I started by using white gesso through the stencil.

Building up the colours with acrylic paints, whilst the stencil was on.
I finished off with stamping the gold petals flying off in the wind,
the gold little circles and the edges of the card.

Because the acrylics are matt and are quite 'flat'
I edged the petals with a gold pen to add a little more 'pop' to the card.
Of course being Lindy's sprays the 'Teal' isn't as pretty in the photos.

I am amazed with all the stormy winds we've been having
that only a few of these petals flew x.
Thanks for popping in....

Challenges I would love to enter.....
Uniko 10th Birthday Celebrations - Quest 1 - Uniko Stamps and Stencil
Happy Birthday Bev to you and your inspirational Design Team past and present
Thrilled with my shout out.....Thank you so very much x
Just Us Girls - Ina's Colour Challenge
Thank you for The Shout Out, which I really appreciate x.
The Flower Challenge - Occasions 

Saturday 19 February 2022

Happy Anniversary.....

 Wild weather so the only thing to do is stay in and craft!
Today's Card.....

I had some flowers left over after my play day with this previous card.
These where stamped, fussy cut and watercoloured.
I have stencilled with paste and heat foiling and also with grey inks.

I splattered with silver and found it hard to photograph,
as the splats looked horrendous! ....... Although Pretty in real life.
Finishing off with the sentiment and heat embossing
 the edges of the card with silver.
I also made a box as it was for a special Anniversary.

Please stay safe and warm out there....
The strength and the sound of the winds can be quite terrifying.......

Challenges that I would love to enter........
Thrilled with my Top Pick.....Thank you x
Stamping is prominent & With the option of using stencils
Thank you so much for the top 3 shout out x
Stamping must be prominent and this time without the option
Altenew February Monthly Challenge - The stamp set is Poppy Garden

Thursday 17 February 2022

Love You .....

Today's card has been inspired by two challenges....Time out and Just Us Girls
Time Out is asking us to CASE My dear friend Michele's card.....
I cannot begin to think I have done her card Justice, as she is a creative genius.

Dies only - no stamping
Shades of one colour mine is green
Sprigs/leaves - No Blooms
Central die cut shape
Tucking my shapes/leaves under the heart and through the mini die cut heart
This is Michele's fabulous card to CASE..........

Putting my own twist to the card I have used some of the die cuts as stencils
and embossing paste behind the die cut leaves and shapes
I have loved combining the two challenges 
and I have loved CASEing Michele's card.............
Thank you for stopping by as I really appreciate it.
Stay warm and safe as there's another storm coming our way.......

Thank you so much Just Us Girls for The Shout Out, Which I really appreciate x.

Sunday 13 February 2022

Follow Your Dreams

 Having fun with alcohol inks and bling on todays card......

I was inspired by the colours over at Colorthrowdown,
which are Blue, Green and Gold.
The photo also made me want to get out my alcohol inks and play.......

The alcohol ink splat has been die cut, inlaid into the card
and gold foiling for hi-lights.
The dragonfly has been stamped and coloured with Mica and water.
Finishing off with the stamped sentiment, gold paint splats
and gold heated edging.

My alcohol ink playing looked nothing like the photo in the end
but I sure had fun and I have got lots more 'experiments' to use up.

Sending hugs to those who need it and thank you so very much for stopping by.

Challenges I would love to enter.......
Colorthrowdown - Blue, Green and Gold -Thank you for The Shout Out, I appreciate it.
Stamping Sensations - Anything stamped and with the option this time of 'Wings'
We Love Stamping - Anything stamped without the option this time of 'Stencils'
Watercooler Wednesday - Helen's All about occasions - My card is for a new job.....

Thursday 10 February 2022

My Friend

 I am so lucky that the person I love most in the world is my best friend too....
Here is his card.......

The heart shape was masked before I did lots of stamping around it,
with a couple of 'splat' stamps....Let's just say I did it more than once!

I used a stencil for the large red splat and stamped the other one.

The hat has been stamped, fussy cut, embossed
and popped onto foam for a little dimension.
Finishing off with the sentiment and a couple of cute little hearts.
Thank you so much for stopping by....

I would love to join in the following challenges ......
Just Us Girls - Word Week - Friends
Color Hues - Red and Black
Art Journey - Hearts ......... The stamp is by Art Journey
Stamping Sensations - Anything stamped without the option
We Love Stamping - Anything stamped and with the option of using a stencil
CAS on Friday - Male

Wednesday 2 February 2022

Plaid and Loving It

 Living in Scotland I always enjoy making cards with Plaid.
This is todays' card 

The Plaid background has been stencilled first
and then the Stag's stencilling on top.
I used a third stencil on top of the stag, with mini dots and clear embossing paste, 
to add a little dimension to my one layer card.

The colours of The Plaid are the recipients colours of their Tartan.
Finishing off with some white Nuvo Drops, mini splats
and the Birthday stamped sentiment.
I was Inspired by Three Challenges to make this Masculine Plaid card.

I hope you are all keeping well and sending hugs to those who need it.

Challenges I would love to Enter .........................
Just Us Girls - Wild Card Week - Plaid
Super thrilled with my Chic Of The Week shout out.....Thank you
Allsorts Challenge - Anything goes with the option of using a stencil....I used three
Watercooler Wednesday - Helen's All About Occasions - Normally Masculine in the rotation of challenges but a change to 'All about Occasions'