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Friday, March 16, 2018

Hello Spring

Good morning, we have had a number of signs that spring is here but the snow keeps making an appearance too so I'm hoping that if I keep with the spring theme in my craft room it will take the hint and disappear!

It's the first day of a new mood board challenge over at SumMore Fun and with Easter just around the corner out come the bunnies:

These adorable bunny butts and grasses are from the Spring is in the air stamp set I stamped 6 of them and cut them out on my Scan N Cut. I die cut a number of clouds onto masking paper and positioned these on my white stamping card. I then blended the card with blue and green ink. On removing the cloud masks I added a little more blue ink so the clouds weren't so stark white. Using the same green ink I stamped the grass from the same set along the bottom of the card overlapping and at different heights so it looked more natural. I then did the same with a darker green ink. I then adhered 4 of my bunny butts in place and stamped more of the grass over these giving the appearance of them hiding in the grass.
The remaining 2 bunnies were placed on action wobblers  and placed in between the others so when touched they wobble!

My card was then made up of a white card base, a green mat and my design. I stamped Hello Spring a sentiment again from the Spring is in the air stamp set.

So want to join our challenge and get the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:

And pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Dotty for Birthdays

Good morning, this year seems to be playing by it's hard to believe that we are already well into March 

My card is using stamps from SumMore fun and is great for seeing dots:

I have used the Dots Stamp Set. Starting with the Happy Birthday ribbon I stamped this down the side of white card. I then stamped the bright pink dots. Masking some of these off I added a few purple ones and last but not least I added my pale pink ones again masking some off so it looks as though they are overlapping.

 As I stamped each color I added a word dot.

I matted a white card base with coordinating purple card before adding my stamping card.
I then added enamel dots in matching colors.

This set has so many stamps there is also a coordinating sentiment as well as more dots and a dotty tag!

Did you all see our new mood board challenge? You still have plenty of time to join us with some St. Paddy's fun:

Just take a look at the challenge blog post for details, I'm sure you would love to be in with a chance of winning a gift certificate to spend in our online store!

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Welcome Baby

Good morning! another week is starting and this year is flying by.
I'm sure that a colleague of my husband is looking forward to what this year brings. She is due to have a baby girl in the next month and I have made this cute card to go with the gift we have bought for her:

Isn't this elephant just the cutest? She is from Lili of the Valley and is called Blowing Bubbles , she is available as a digital and rubber stamp. 
I used the digital so I could resize her for my project. I colored the image with Copic Markers adding Prismacolor pencil to darken my shading.
Once colored I die cut the image using Gina Marie's Oval Scalloped Frame dies. These cut the image and a frame around it. I the colored the white section of the frame blue so it would stand out against my patterned background paper. 
The paper is from a collection which was also sold by Lili of the Valley but is no longer available. I added the pink It's a girl ribbon from my stash and a couple of stamped baby tags again from Lili of the Valley.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Are you ready for the St Paddy's Day Challenge?

Good Morning, well the weather here is slowly improving. I spotted my first Robin of the year this week which is a sure sign that spring is on it's way!

March is full of crafting opportunities with Spring bringing lots of new life and celebrations. SumMore Fun's challenge this time is a good crafting theme. The Mood board is all about St Patrick's Day with lots of  green gold and shamrocks!

If you don't own any St Patrick's Day stamps I am going to show you how you can still enter using last months holiday stamps - hearts:

On a square of white I used SumMore Fun's I love you Heart and stamped in green ink 3 times. I then used their Medium Sketched Heart and stamped this in the center of my previous hearts making them into leaves. Using a marker I joined the leaves in the center and added a stem to my shamrock.
A couple of die cut shamrocks and a few green pearls just complimented my stamped image. My white card base was matted with green before adding my image.

The Challenge runs for the next 2 weeks so you have plenty of time to enter all you have to do is follow our mood board:

As I have just shown you it is easy to turn something into what it's not just so you can join in.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kindness and sunshine

Good afternoon, Well the snow has disappeared and we have rain storms with flood warnings - luckily we live up on a hill so are pretty safe!
I hope you are all entering the SumMore Fun challenge - don't forget you can win a gift certificate to spend on their huge collection of stamps!

Today's card is a very simple one that fulfills the theme from our current mood board:

I stamped the Large Stemmed Daisy stamp and the Kindness is to the Heart What Sunshine is to the Flowers sentiment with white opaque ink onto black card.

 I had to stamp a few times to get a good level of ink. This is where the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform earns it's worth - you don't need to worry about getting perfect placement every time as long as your card stays in place you and stamp over and over again!
Once my image was stamped clearly I matted it onto some pink card and a white card base. A few matching enamel dots placed around the image just balanced the design.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the SumMore Fun BlogFaceBook pageInstagram and Pinterest.