Happy Birthday Flowers

Morning, one week into the summer hols and I've been relaxing (a lot) and doing a little bit of crafting. I've made quite a few Christmas Cards for my mum and this birthday card for my husband's Auntie- it's her birthday next week.


I've tried no-line colouring with Zig Real Colour watercolour brush pens. The stamps are from Paper Smooches . I started with the birthday banner form the "Blissful Banners"set and then after masking it I added the flower bouquets from "Blossoming Buds". I stamped the flowers in a real light coloured Memento ink so that the outline blending into the watercoloring. 


To finish I cut the image using a circle die, layered it onto a fancy circle and finally some backing paper. The flowers were embellished with gems, pearls and some Stickles glitter glue.

I'm going to enter this into this weeks Paper Smooches Sparks challenge where the theme is "anything goes".

Thank for stopping by today,

Rebecca x

Thank you

Hello, just whizzing by with a guy card. It's been made with an image from Stampin Up and a bit of watercoloring in the background.


Thanks for stopping by today, 

Rebecca x

Hooray!

 Morning, here's a card that I was asked to make. I've used the fab shaker dies from Clearly Besotted along with some 12x12 DP which I'm desperately trying to work my way through!


And here's a little gift box made with the coordinating die.



Thanks for stopping by today, 

Rebecca x

Just a note book

Morning, just popping in with a notebook I've covered- I found the blank kraft notebooks in Home Bargains and I thought they'd make nice little gifts.




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Rebecca 

Thanks teacher

Morning, it's that time of year when I need to make lots of thank you cards for all my colleagues and here's one I made using some Clearly Besotted products.


I love how the embossing turned out on this card, I actually made my my own embossing stencil by repeatedly cutting the "thanks" die into a sheet of card then I ran it through my Big Shot with the card base and a rubber embossing mat.


Thanks for stopping by today, 

Rebecca x

Rev up the fun!

Morning, just popping in (for the first time in weeks) with a Saturday morning Less is More card, the theme is masculine and one layer.



I've used the Stampin Up stamp set "Rev up the fun" with just three different inks to create my card. The finishing touch is three Doodlebug enamel stickers.



Hope you have a lovely day!

Rebecca x

CASual Friday Challenge!

Morning, I'm super excited to say I'm back as part of the NEW CAS-ual Friday Challenge team which is running along side the even NEWER cas-UAL Chic Challenge, both challenge use the same theme but one is for CAS cards whereas the other is for cards with more layers and embellishments. This means you can take your pick and go with your preferred style of even better have a go at both!

Anyway, the theme this month is "embossing" and you can include any kind. 


So here's my little card. I have created the background by embossing with the dies from the 'Shuffle' Fri-dies set. To do this in case you didn't know, you'll need a rubber embossing mat for your die-cutting machine. Then all you do is layer up (from the bottom) base plate/cutting plate, embossing/rubber mat, card, die, top plate. This way your die doesn't cut as it doesn't get as much pressure on it. I kept moving the little dies on the card to create my pattern. 


After I'd cut the embossed card with a basic rounded corner die (and the base card to match) I applied some Distress ink all over it to emphasise the embossing detail and give a blackboard/chalkboard look.

Finally, to add the little bit of detail I cut a single heart and inked it with red and attached it over an embossed version of the die. Then I added the sentiment strip made using a stamps from the "in the cards" stamp set and a few red sequins. 


There you have it, I do hope you get a chance to play along with us. Thanks for stopping by, it's feeling good to be back crafting and blogging!

Rebecca x x