Dynamic Duos #44

This week’s colours can be used in a lovely subtle, pretty way, or used in a bold or modern way.  I have chosen pretty and subtle this time, but I am loving some of the bold ideas I have seen.

My card uses the Bordering on Romance stamp set again, the images have been stamped in black Stazon ink, and then I have used So Saffron and Sahara Sand markers and drawn around the inside of the stamped image, giving a very subtle colour to each area.

The pretty flowery brad is one of the new Designer Builder Brads in the Seasonal Catalogue (Page 12) and the gorgeous ribbon is unfortunately a retired one.

Make sure you check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and feel free to send me an email if you have any questions about my card.

Happy Stamping!



Dynamic Duos #35

Gorgeous colours again this week for the Dynamic Duos challenge, and here is the third card in my Bordering on Romance set that I shared in my previous post.

I have used mostly So Saffron with just a hint of Certainly Celery on the leaves.

The sprays of flowers have been cut out by hand and then lifted off the card with dimensional tape.  And this time, instead of lots of faux stitching, I have just done lots of paper piercing 🙂 it does create a completely different effect.  The greeting is from the Perfectly Penned stamp set.

Lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, which you can see here.
Hope you are having a crafty and productive weekend.  I know I am! 🙂
Happy stamping!


Bordering on Romance CASE

I wanted to make a card for our lovely neighbour who has been unwell for some time and recently had an operation, and when I saw the “August” card in this fabulous line up of cards on Kathy Tanners blog, I just knew I had to CASE it!
It’s also been a while since I did some serious water colouring and thought it would be a good time to get some practice in.


I did however do the watercolouring on Whisper White card stock.  Watercolouring with inks works best on watercolour paper…. yes, really…. 🙂 as it absorbs the water, whereas the Whisper White card stock can’t absorb as much and can easily become scuffed up.  So I have used a Blender pen and added the colour as quickly as possible and with as few strokes of the brush as possible.  Nevertheless I am not entirely happy with how it turned out.  More practice required!

So I made another one…….


I just love purple!

There is a third one, but you will have to wait a few days to see it! 🙂  and you never know, I may feel inspired to make a fourth 🙂
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!