Tuesday, September 24

Curtain Call challenge

Todays card is for the Curtain Call inspiration challenge inspired by this photo:

I've recently bought a banner die from Papertrey Ink and am using it on lots of cards (see yesterday's card too!) The stamps are from Clearly Besotted - I think it was one of the first stamp sets I bought from them.

Monday, September 23

Autumn leaves

Today's card has an autumn theme.

I'm entering it into two challenges:
1. Clearly Besotted - background stamping
2.CAS-ual Fridays - Fall colours and a leaf

Wednesday, August 28

Hoppy Birthday

Another couple of cards using Clearly Besotted stamps. This little frog is so cute and also good for male cards. The first card I've entered for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge:

A trio of frogs on this card:

Friday, August 23

Clearly Besotted August challenge

This is a last minute entry to the Clearly Besotted challenge this month. The challenge has been open for two weeks and I decide to post my entry during the last four hours!! I made these cards over a week ago, but I'm not good at getting round to photographing or posting them.
Here's the inspiration colour palette:

My first entry - just using pale pink and grey:

and my second entry using most of the colour palette:

Thursday, August 22

GCSE Results

My littl'un got his GCSE results today. He did well and got the grades he needed for Sixth Form. I'd prepared some Well Done cards in readiness - I sent some to my friend's daughter and my neice last week for their A level results as well.

Boy versions:

Girl versions:

The speech bubble die cuts are from Clearly Besotted Stamps 'You Said It' dies. I am addicted to this company's stamps and Steph sells matching dies for every stamp which makes life so much easier. My son is off to Nando's tonight (where else?) with his friends to celebrate their results!

Monday, June 10

Banners & Flags

No posts in a month, then two in one day!!
The challenge on CAS-ual Fridays this week is Banners & Flags and I made this card today. It was a bit fiddly, but I love fiddly - I find it therapeutic. The papers are from Craftwork Cards, and the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted stamps (I love that font).

Father's Day

I really love making cards and scrapbooking but HATE making men's cards. I start off making something masculine looking and have to resist the urge to cover it in pink/sparkly gems/flowers! I started this card with some Hot Off The Press papers and added some leaves and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted's range of stamps and dies. I stamped grey Stazon ink onto kraft card and really liked the effect. This card is still growing on me, but I'm pretty pleased with it. It's not my usual style either so it was a bit out of my comfort zone (you know, the cards where you play about with them for ages, then have to walk away and make a cup of tea, then come back and poke it around a bit more....)

I'm entering this card for the first Clearly Besotted challenge (seeing as I sweated so much over it! Lol).