Friday, 27 February 2015

Clearly Besotted 'Love Blossoms' birthday card

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Hello everyone,

I'm delighted to say that I have been asked to be a guest designer over at the Fairytale Challenge Blog and this time the theme is 'use kraft paper'. I decided to make a card for my crafty friend Anne, who celebrated  a significant birthday this week, and I came up with this card:-



I used my NBUS Clearly Besotted Love Blossoms stamps and dies along with with the Papertrey Ink Wet Paint sentiment stamps. I stamped the branch in white ink from Hero Arts and that stamped again, slightly below it in brown ink to give a shadowed look, and I did the same with the flowers.

Why not pop over to the Fairytale Challenge Blog to see some inspiration from the talented DT and join us in the Kraft paper challenge.


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Scrapbooker PHD - CAS use a stamp

Mod Squad Challenge - spring

Simon Says Stamp challenge - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.


Hugs
Carol x


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Papertrey Ink Tag Sale 8 birthday card

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Hello everyone,

Just a quick post today because I don't want to miss this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. Nichole gave us a wonderful quatrefoil inspiration photo this month


Blog Hop Inspiration

and I took inspiration from the pattern and some of the colours to come up  with this card



I  stamped some watercolour paper with the quatrefoil stamp and then embossed it in clear embossing powder before watercolouring over the top to give a gradient of colour, This was cut out with Tag Sale 8. I die cut and stamped the tulip from Flower Fusion #3 in pink and then stamped again using red ink to give a depth to the colour, before mounting the flower onto the tag. The background flourish was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, and the sentiment banner and some ribbon finished it off.

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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop.

Hugs
Carol x

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Clearly Besotted Christmas card using 'In Print'


Hello everyone,

I hope you are having a good weekend, and managing to squeeze in some crafty time. It is time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges and this time the theme is the ever popular 'anything goes', so why not join us and feel satisfied that you have started your pile of cards for next year.

I came up with this card using the Clearly Besotted 'In Print' stamp set





I used the fingerprint image and added the antlers to make a cute reindeer. I thought he looked a bit pale and sickly so I chalked on some cheeks and added glossy accents to the nose because Rudolph really needs a shiny nose doesn't he? To make him a bit more festive I took a little party hat from WPlus9 'Unforgettable' and added that along with a little bow tie. The sentiment came from another CB set and from Papertrey Ink Tag-its # 8. I cut the red frame from 2 rectangle dies and mounted it on foam tape to some stripey paper from PTI.




I couldn't resist giving you a close up of that shiny nose with the reflection of my window in it!

Why not pop over to see all the inspiration from my talented Teamies


                                    Alanna    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn
                                     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia


I'd like to enter this into

Fresh Brewed Designs challenge - animals


Thanks for stopping by.



Hugs
Carol x

Friday, 20 February 2015

Clearly Besotted with sympathy card

Simply Create Too


Hello everyone,

It's time for the mid post at the Simply Create Too Challenge where the theme is the ever popular Anything Goes. Sadly, I had need of a with sympathy card recently, so made this card. I always find it difficult to get the tone right with a sympathy card and this one was for a man who had lost his mother, so I decided to go for the darkish basecard but still keep a soft flower image. 




I cut a square panel of Tim Hottz watercolour card and stamped the image from the Clearly Besotted 'Thinking of you' stamp set, before embossing it with white embossing powder. I watercoloured the flower and let it dry before layering it onto a panel cut with a stitched square die from Lil'Inker Designs. I made the basecard from Papertrey Ink tropical teal cardstock and stamped it in versamark ink with the Impression Obsession Canvas cover a card background stamp to give it a little texture. The sentiment from PTI was also embossed in white and I added a few enamel dots. I used a punch to cut some semicircles on the bottom of the card to finish it off.

Why not pop over to the Simply Create Too Challenge blog to get some inspiration and join in with us. You still have a week to get your entry in!

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Thanks for stopping by.


Hugs
Carol x

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Clearly Besotted Christmas card



Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges where this time we are asked to include a snowman. I came up with this card which will be perfect for a child




I used Seedless Preserve, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Saphire distress inks to create the background and then used the Clearly Besotted Merry Little Christmas Stamp Set to stamp the sentiment, The stars from the set were stamped and embossed in white and I also stamped and embossed the cute snowman before fussy cutting him and fixing him to the background with foam tape.

Why not pop over to our Design Team to see what inspiration they have for your this week


                       Alanna     Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn
                                     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia

I'd like to enter this into

Winter Wonderland - for a child

Completely Christmas - anything goes with a twist of children or toys

Sweet Stampin' - inspired by a song (Walking in a winter wonderland -in the meadow we can build a snowman)


Thanks for stopping by



Hugs
Carol x



Saturday, 14 February 2015

Papertrey Ink and Simon Says Stamps Metallic February birthday card

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Hello everyone and Happy Valentine's day. My lovely hubby got me a beautiful card and a couple of cds that I've been wanting, so I'm sitting listening to wonderful piano music as I write this.

I'm still playing catch up over at the Papertrey Ink 8th birthday celebrations and they are going to be releasing lots of metallic elements soon so they asked us to make a card with a metallic theme. I have a friend whose birthday falls on Valentine's Day, so I made her this card:-




I used a Spellbinders embossabilities folder for the gold border, and Simon Says Stamps Frame dies for the little panel. The stamped greeting is from the Birthday Classics : February Stamp Set, and I first tried embossing it with my gold embossing powder. Unfortunately the gold finish was more of an antique gold and it really didn't go well with the bright gold card, so I hunted around to see what else I had. I found some Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink that I can't have used for at least 5 years, and I was amazed that it hadn't all dried up long ago. It was a bit pale when I stamped it but thanks to my wonderful Misti, I was able to stamp it 3 times to build up the colour and I think it ended up matching really well.



The butterflies were in my stash and had been cut out on my Silhouette Cameo, so I just inked the wings and shaped them a little before sticking them on. 

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Hugs
Carol x




Thursday, 12 February 2015

Silhouette Cameo and Papertrey Ink Easter Gift bag and tag

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Hello everyone,

I'm back for the PTI 8th birthday celebrations again with a gift bag and tag for some yummy Easter treats.



I cut the bag on my Silhouette Cameo and stamped the bottom of it with Polka Dot Basics, and the top with BB: Hearts. I cut the small tag from Tag Sale 8 and added a little scalloped border from Lawn Fawn to the bottom. I stamped and cut the bunny from Polka Dot Parade #1 and added a a glittery tail, before finishing it off with the sentiment on a tiny banner .

This will be so easy to mass produce and it's good to have a head start on Easter!
Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

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