Thursday, 20 June 2019

Favourite Colour Combo - Cardz 4 Galz

I am so excited to tell you that I've been accepted as a Design Team member with Cardz 4 Galz card challenge.  When I started making cards I used to pour over card challenges wanting to join in but scared I wasn't good enough, how envious I was of Design Team members, and now four years later it's me!  
Please have a go at entering this challenge, all levels of cards are welcomed and enjoyed, don't be shy!

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So my first challenge theme is Favourite Colour Combo, now that is a challenge as my favourite colours are blues & greens, what we would think of as men's colours, trust me to start with a tricky one.

I was very excited to recently receive a new stamp set Seaside Notions, this is the first inking up and I’m sure to be using this one again and again.  I live on an island so love sea themed stamps.

You could easily add a sentiment to the front if this card, but on this occasion I think it just doesn’t need one.

I have also made a video just in case you want to see how I made this card.  Please have a go and add your card to the challenge, we love to see them all.

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Monday, 17 June 2019

Let’s Get Hopping Round 21 One sketch two cards

This months hop is One Sketch Two Cards.  I don’t normally work from a sketch and this took me a little while to get used to.  I started with the Sailing Away suite for my first card, this took me a few hours to work out! I know hours, I had to leave it over night and look at with fresh eyes the next day.

My second card was much quicker and my favourite of the two, I was obviously getting into the swing of the challenge.


The sketch was found on Pinterest  Designed by Teresa Collins

With my Sailing Home Card I followed the sketch quite closely, using bunting at the top, using stitched layers but I had a more loose interpretation on my Free as a Bird Card.

I worked in 5 x 7” for both of my cards, I have been clearing out my craft room and have found lots of envelopes in my stash so I’m trying to make cards to fit them.


I did lots of the work before I put my cards together, cutting my choice of layers, Stamping and die cutting, lots of fussy cutting for Free as a Bird Card.  I made a video but due to a rotten cold brought home by my hubby I’ve tried to keep talking to a minimum.  I will play some music while putting layers together.







I’ve used Whisper White for inside my card, a quick stamp in Night of Navy and Calypso Coral to make inside pretty.

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