Critters Challenge

I made a card!
It has been quite a while since I did any crafting.  Or blogging for that matter.  Time to get back into it though now that life has settled down.
Today’s card is for the current challenge at The Male Room, which is to make a project with the theme of Critters and/or Bugs.

My card uses some lovely new goodies which will be available in the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue which goes live in two days time.
The stamp set is a very cute Hostess set called Love You Lots.  I think I love this little frog lots!  It’s a really gorgeous stamp set.
The papers are also new, a stack called Playful Palette, which features some of the gorgeous new In Colours, in this case, the green is called Emerald Envy, and the blue is Dapper Denim.
There is one more new stamp set which I have used here, another Hostess set called Time of Year, which features these fantastic banners.  A very useful set to own.
That’s it from me for now, however, I will actually be back a little later with….. yes, another card!!
Happy stamping!
Chris

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Something old, something New!

I am a little late with my post for the newest Crafty Boots challenge, as we had a couple of severe storms here yesterday which had our internet out for quite some time.   But all is well, and so here it is……

This fortnight, our challenge theme is “Something old, something New”.  I have chosen to use some “old” stamp sets and dies, along with some “new” papers from our Sale-a-Bration catalogue, and I have made 2 children’s cards.

Both cards use the new “Irresistibly Yours” Designer Series Papers from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue, as a background.  I have then coloured the paper using inks and an aqua brush.  While this has made the paper quite wet, it does dry well, and can be straightened easily if it warps, by placing under a large book or similar.  I, however, was trying to get them done quickly and so didn’t give them enough time to dry well before making up my cards, and so they are still a little warped around the edges.

Here are the cards, one at a time:

As you can see, the ink colours the background, and allows the glossy pattern to emerge.  In the case of the first card, the glossy pattern is the dots.

I have kept the cards simple to allow the background colours and patterns to be more of a focus.  The glossy pattern on this card is the small stars.

This is a great challenge which you could interpret in lots of ways, so why not make up your own project using “Something old, and Something New” and share it with us at Crafty Boot Challenges.  We love seeing what you come up with.

Happy stamping!
Chris