Sunday, 12 April 2020

Baby card

Well, I'm going to be a grandmother, so I'm making baby cards. I'll probably have 40 to choose from by September!
This particular one is a response to three challenges: Freshly Made Sketch's #430, Retro Rubber's #132, and CAS Colours and Sketch's #365 . I was pleased to use the cute little baby from Stampin' Up!'s 'Family and Friends' stamps (2019 Occasions Catalogue)  - I've often looked at that set and thought I must get more use from it.
I hope you're staying safe - keep well!

Ingredients: Stampin' Up! card, (Very Vanilla, Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, Highland Heather), , stamps (Family and Friends, Zoo Babies), dies, (Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Shapes, Squares), embossing folder with dots (don't know its name), Gorgeous Grape watercolour pencil.
Other: ink (Stazon Black), Faber Castell watercolour pencils in Flesh and Umber

Gardens and Libraries

A beautiful quotation from Time Out - their challenge #159 - was the starting point for this card:

Then, happily, As You See It asked me for my favourite set of colours - a rainbow - as their challenge #223.
Working out the book was tricky (well, it was for me, 40 years after my last maths lesson!) - but after some false starts, here's the card: 

Ingredients: Stampin' Up! card (Whisper White, Kraft, Highland Heather, So Saffron, Rose Red, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise), stamps, (Butterfly Gala, Itty Bitty Greetings), Sending Flowers dies, Butterfly Duet punch.
Other: Memento Tuxedo Black inkm francheville rhinestones, Authentique 'Accomplished' DSP

Wednesday, 8 April 2020


A very interesting sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch - CTS#366:

led me to Stampin' Up's! Honey Bee set. Something about the rectangles made me think about hexagons, I suppose. I used frames to lighten the effect of the rectangles, and black and gold Wink of Stella to highlight the bees.  Here's the card:

Stampin' Up! Whisper White and Basic Black card, Honey Bee stamps, Detailed Bee and Stitched Rectangle dies, Honey Bee DSP.
Other: Memento Black ink, Wink of Stella, some gold paper that I found in a drawer.  

Non-gendered baby card

A very short blog, just to show my response to two challenges: Just Add Ink's #499 (a colour challenge: Blushing Bride, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue, and The Paper Players' PP485-A Day at the Zoo. My day at the zoo was clearly spent in the petting zoo or shop, since these little elephants are definitely cute rather than realistic.
(Now I'll have to go back to my cousin's fb page, where he's driving me mad with maths puzzles.)
Here's the card:

Stampin' Up! card (Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy), ink, (Blushing Bride, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Highland Heather), Little Elephant stampset, Elephant punch, Glitter, Glitter glue