Sunday, 27 May 2018

AAA Challenge #116 - 4th Birthday Big Bash

Amazing! AAA cards is celebrating its 4th birthday with an amazing blog hop and many many sponsor prizes to win! Just take a peep......

All the details about how to win are on the challenge blog - HERE - but here's a graphic with the same information in case you can't wait to find out!

Wow! That's so impressive and so easy to be in with a chance too!

And of course it wouldn't be a proper celebration without a birthday card - oh and of course cake but I can't really share that digitally!

I've used stamps from Happy Little Stampers - a really generous and loyal sponsor of AAA Cards.

Don't forget to schedule in a little time to hop round all the talented AAA Cards DT blogs and make sure you leave them a comment - and me too - as that's one of the easiest ways to be in with a chance to win one of seven prizes.

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost:

Jane - that's me

Thanks so much for taking a look round my blog today, it's always fun to have visitors. Good luck with the treasure hunt and all the other ways to win prizes.

And keep crafting!

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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Saturday Slot

I'm playing along with Time Out today and they have a very striking photo for inspiration.

And I went straight for the floral wallpaper.

I stamped some flowers and leaf sprays using the four colours that really stood out for me. And for once I didn't use the misti tool as I wanted a more patchy feel to my stamping.

I then used two of the same ink colours and stamped a sentiment, this time with the misti tool - really shows what a different depth of colour it gives.

Stamps: SU, Bloom & Wishes; Uniko Birthday Sentiments
Inks: SU, melon mambo, pacific point, bermuda bay, lemon lime twist
Die: Spellbinders, classic squares large

So pleased you had time to join me here on my blog today, thanks so much.

And keep crafting!

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Friday, 25 May 2018

Friday Focus

The photo challenge at Inkspirational has the most dreamy and pretty image to inspire card makers.

I thought I knew which stamp I wanted to use, but then while searching for it came across a completely different stamp that I had just about forgotten I had. Don't you love challenges that make you root through your stash and discover a hidden gem?

It was such a joy to colour up this cute and fun image. I was thinking Woo Hoo all the time I was colouring, so of course that had to be the sentiment!

Stamps:Tatty button, Swingtime; HLS, Bold Birthday Sentiments (retired)
Pens: Copics, R32., R35, E000, E00, E33, E35, E37, R20, YG67, YG11, YG17, BOO

Thanks so much for looking today, I really appreciate it.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm sharing a card I made that was inspired by the beautiful photos from The Card .Concept and The Paper Players.


Although I loved all the flower colours I decided to go for a CAS style, so had to pare down my instincts to use all the colours.

I stamped the image in green to pick up on the backgrounds in the photos. Then I added some colour to the flowers using a mixture of copic and promarker pens.

A simple block greeting finished my card off a treat.

Stamps: Honey Doo Crafts, Flower Frenzy; Uniko, Simply Said Blocks II
Ink: SU, lemon lime twist
Pens: Promarker, peach, oatmeal, vanilla, buttercup; Copic, R32, R35

It's been great fun sharing my blog with you today, thanks so much for your visit.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Wednesday Words

I'm joining in with the challenge at Calling All Sistahs today. They have a beautiful photo to use as inspiration.

Here's how it spoke to me:

The lattice pattern on that gorgeous ceiling just reminded me of feathers for some reason, so that's the way I let myself go! I stamped the block feathers in a light blue and then the detailed feathers on top in black.

The whole thing was matted onto a darker blue cardstock and I was done. Simple!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Tickle My Fancy
Inks: SU, marina mist; Memento, tuxedo black

Another day of blogging done and I'm so glad you joined me on this journey. Thanks so much for your time.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Tuesday Talk

Well as we've been having some lovely sunny and quite warm weather here in the UK for a change it seemed only logical to make a card for the CAS Christmas Challenge where the theme is SNOWman! Ha! I must have a very strange sense of humour!

Here's my card:

I used the delightful line of snowmen from Digi Stamp Boutique and had a relaxing time colouring them in with some chilly blues and purples. And I do so love to see a line of images on cards!

I die cut the snowmen into a stitched rectangle and then matted it onto a blue card base. Loving how cool all these blues look.

Stamp: Digi Stamp Boutique, large Christmas Snowmen; HLS, Mixed Christmas Sentiments (retired)
Ink: Versafine, onyx black
Pens: Copic, N1, C1, C3, C5, C7, BV000, BV01, BV04, BV11, BV13, B23, B24, B04, B12, B14, B00, B01, B02
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, it's always more fun when I have company.

And keep crafting!

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Monday, 21 May 2018

Monday Moment

Today I'm sharing a card I made using the colours from the current Less is More Challenge.

Here's my card:

I started by masking off two strips near the bottom of the card and added yello and blue ink using a sponge applicator. Then I used the stunning new stamps from Uniko -  Just Because - for my grey elements.

I die cut the card into a stitched panel and used a piece of foam to lift it slightly. I finished off by adding a layer of sparkle to the leaf silhouette.

Stamps: Uniko, Just Because
Inks: SU, smoky slate; Ranger distress, mustard seed, blueprint sketch
Embelishment: Wink of Stella, clear:

Huge thanks for dropping by my blog today, I always enjoy having you visit.

And keep crafting!
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