Heartfelt Thanks

Evening, just whizzing by to share a card I've made with the free Clearly Besotted stamps I mentioned that came with this month's Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. 

 For my card I die cut a large, stitched edge, rounded corned die from MFT and cut a piece of white card stock. 

Next I stamped the sentiment in Versafine ink and then added the kaleidoscope of butterflies- I stamped them in Black Memento and coloured them with Copics. 

To embellish the card I coated the butterflies with Wink of Stella and added colour-ordinated tiny gems to the body of each one. 

I Love how this card turned out- more samples to follow soon!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having  lovely weekend, 

Rebecca x

p.s. what do you think of the new photo background I've used today???

Challenge Inspiration:
Simply Less is more- Little ones (I've used lots of little insects and loads of tiny gems)

Addicted to CAS- Hugs and Kisses

Morning, happy Saturday!!! I'm back with another love themed card for the latest Addicted to CAS challenge where the theme is "Hugs and Kisses".

To make my shaker card I first cut the heart shaped aperture using a Sizzix die, then I added a sheet of clear plastic behind this before adding lots of 3D foam. 

I filled the shaker section with lots of sequins and some clear diamond-like table crystal which I found in my local bargain shop (Home Bargains).  I think you can see just how sparkly these little gems are in this sunny photo!

To finish the card I added a tripple-cut Paper Smooches "love" die cut sentiment and some glitter card die-cut hearts which are also from Paper Smooches.

So there you go, I hope you are feeling a little bit inspired and fancy playing along with us- I'm looking forward to seeing all your beautiful CAS creations!!

Thanks so much for dropping by today, 

Rebecca x x x 

CASual Fridays watercolour and love

Hello, it's Friday and I'm soooooo looking forward to the weekend AND I'm also looking forward to seeing the new entries in this months CAS-ual Friday's challenge! This month we are asking to see your CAS creations with a love theme and incorporate watercolour!

And here's my creation........

To make my card I've been quite creative with my supplies (even if I do say so myself!!!). First of all I took some watercolour card and stamped the hearts - to do this I first had to make my stamp! I made my heart stamp by cutting a piece of blending foam using the heart die from the Shuffle Fri-dies set. I was super impressed with how easily the foam cut AND there's some great news at the moment this and ALL the other Fri-dies have 20%!!!

The next step was to "ink up" my homemade stamp, I did this with some red watercolour paint that I simply applied to my stamp with a paint brush.

After I'd stamped the hearts up the side of the card I added lots of splatters and spritzes of watercolour paint and gold shimmer. Finally, I've added a sentiment from the Heart Beats stamp set.

So there you go, I hope you're feeling a little bit inspired and want to play along with us over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog and maybe treat yourself to some dies from the shop.

Thanks for stopping by today, 

Rebecca x

Celebrate with cake

Morning, I'm back with another card made using some of my most recently purchased SU products. 

For the background I stencilled through the SU stars stencil with some yellow and orange Memento ink and then added a little bit of glossy accents to a few of the stars to make them shine. 

The sentiment is also from SU, a set called "Big Day". I stamped it onto a die cut square and then added a touch of colour with some copies, again in yellow and orange. Finally, I put a layer of glossy accents on the word "cake" and after leaving it to dry it was completed!!

I love how "fresh" this card turned out- really makes me smile!

Thanks for stopping b today, 

Rebecca x x x

Challenge Inspiration:

CASology- birthday
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- anything goes
Addicted to stamps- CAS

Paper Smooches GDT- I Love you BERRY much!

Morning, it's Wednesday already- the week is flying by and before we know it it'll be Valentine day. So with that in mind, for my last GDT project with Paper Smooches blog I've made a lurrrrve card for that special someone ;-)

To make this card I took a sheet of Patterned Paper (MME I think) and stamped the "punny" sentiment using the brand new Sassy Script alphabet stamps. It's such a great font with a mixture of thicknesses, styles and upper and lower case letters. I used a red and grey Memento inks to coordinate with the tones in the patterned paper. The ink colours are from this weeks ColourQ challenge. I attached the panel of paper to the slightly wider, cream base card using foam pads.

I've also added the strawberries from the Cute Fruit stamp set (which, as I biologist I do feel obliged to point out aren't actually berries as they don't contain a single seed inside the, intact their "seeds" are on the outside so therefore they are classed as an accessory fruit-  I'm a geek/nerd I know!!!)

Anyway, back to the craft. I've stamped the fruit in red ink, then I added the green leafs and stems and finally the white dot "seeds". To finish the sentiment on the card I stamped the "I love you" from the Blissful Banners stamp set. 

This is a bit of a different style for me but I still think it's very CAS despite all the detail- what do you think??

So there you go, that's my fourth and final GDT project for the PS blog- I've really enjoyed working with such wonderful products. As I'm sure you can tell I adore PS products and being asked to by the January GDT has been a dream come true. What a great start to crafting in 2015- fingers crossed for more happy news soon.

Thanks for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it!

Rebecca x

Challenge Inspiration:
ColourQ  #277
Shopping our stash- love me do (the stamps are new but I've had the paper in my stash for ages)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge- anything goes

Simply Card and Papercraft Magazine.

Morning, just flying by today to share with you a photo of one of my cards that was included in the letters page on this months Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. I'm sure you know how much I love the feather die the gave away for free with last month's issue- well I emailed them to share a card I made (this one) and they published it!! Yay!!

 Oh, and this month the free gift is some Clearly Besotted Stamps!!! (However, I must say, whilst they ARE Stephanie's beautiful designs I'm afraid, with them being free gift, they aren't the same quality. Mind you, having said that I have had a quick play with them and they still appear to stamp okay- samples to follow!)

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a lovely day!

Rebecca x

Make each day a masterpiece

Morning, it's Monday- the last one of the month already!! Today I have a card made using a lovely set from MFT called Whimsical Wishes which is available from Craft Mojo AND as Sally is having a relocation sale EVERYTHING has 30% off at the moment!!!!

So, here's my card, I really like the sentiment- it's such a general though that it could be used in some many ways. Here I've tried to interpret it literally by making my card a little work of art. First I placed the outline stamps and a sentiment, I stamped them using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Next I added the solid circles using Distress ink. Then I added Doodlebug sequins in co-ordinating colours. 

After I finished the card, and in line with the sentiment, I decided to "frame" the card by making it into a shaker card. I did this by cutting an aperture and then added a sheet of window plastic behind it. I also stamped a row of the scribble circles onto the frame and added sequins to each one.

Finally, I put 3D foam on the back of the frame, added more Doodlebug sequins (and a few smaller one from my stash) before sealing the card up. 

Thanks for stopping by today! (sorry about the photos, I just couldn't get the lighting right)

Rebecca x x x