Friday, 26 May 2017

35 years

I have been married to my wonderful husband for 35 years and on this anniversary wanted to convey my hopes of growing old together.
Here is my card.  

The stamp is by Deep Red and the punched hearts are covered with Glossy Accents to give an enamel look.  The watercolouring looks very pale here, but is a little stronger in real life.


My colour inspiration came from the Color Throwdown Challenge 444.








Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

A congrats card



This is for two challenges.  washi tape as the border and red felt for some texture (though it doesn't show in the photo).









Try Stampin' on Tuesday













and Color Throwdown












Another colour challenge



I LOVE colour challenges.  This one from CAS Colours & Sketches used so saffron, pear pizzazz and wisteria wonder.  What a great, versatile selection.  There should be many terrific entries for this one.
The stamp I used is  SU Pretty Kitty and I put a small doily at the back.  Tim Holtz brick folder for the background.











Fun with feathers!





House of Cards has a "feathers" challenge.  I've already entered once, but have another card to submit.  Feathers are so wonderful to play with. This is a simple card with white embossing and sponging.



Friday, 7 April 2017

Getting more CAS??

Well, I've been trying to get more "white space" and I think I've achieved the CAS idea this time.

My entry is for Less is More (3 pastels), Addicted to CAS (Smiles) and Hand Stamped Sentiments (calypso coral, pool party & smoky slate).





This card makes me smile;  it reminds me of a song I used to sing with my children.  The words were something like this:

3 grey elephants balancing
step by step on a piece of string
thought it was such a wonderful stunt
that they called for another elephant

Happy memories!



Monday, 3 April 2017

Another Challenge Entry



This time it's for Less is More.  The brief is "3 pastels" and it worked so well using the Falling in Love DSP from Stampin' Up.  Colours used are Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and Very Vanilla. 








  I've just gone to link this entry and I'm wondering whether it is "CAS" enough!  Perhaps I shouldn't have stamped on the background ... or perhaps I should have used vanilla as the base .......   Will wait and see if I can come up with something else.









I've tried again and hope this will have enough "white space".
I'll give it a go.  Same colour combo, but this time I've used the Beautiful You stamp.  Everyone seems to love this stamp; I've seen so many cards done with it.



Such wonderful inspiration from the challenges






House of Cards has a "feathers" challenge and I LOVE feathers so I have to enter.
I think this is a great card for a male birthday.