Ribbon or Lace Challenge

This week’s Crafty Boots Challenge is to use Ribbons or Lace on your project.
I made this set for my sister for her birthday recently, and have used some lovely laces.

The laces are both from Stampin’ Up! the wider one is retired (unfortunately), and the narrower one is the current Venetian Crochet Trim.  The gorgeous papers are some that were in my stash, so can’t even tell you who designed them or where they came from.  Then I have used the Butterflies Thinlits Die for the large butterfly, with a stamped and coloured butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set over the top.

So please show us your pretty projects this week at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

More Blended Butterflies

I had so much fun colouring the butterflies from my post yesterday, that I did some more last night while I was enjoying watching our fantastic Australian Cricket Team beat the South Africans! 🙂  (Love my cricket!)  (And colouring).

I kept the cards more clean and simple this time, so that the butterflies are really the highlight.

And here are the cards individually.

 

Which one is your favourite?
Mine the the pink and purple one, but then those are my favourite colours, so it’s not really surprising. The stamps I have used are from the Papillon Potpourri set, and Million and One, and are of course, coloured with Blendabilities 🙂
Some more cards for the SUO Challenge I think 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy stamping!
Chris

 

Add some Texture!

One of my favourite ways of adding texture and interest to cards, and other projects is with Embossing Folders.  I think I am addicted to them!
This week’s Just Add Ink challenge is to add some texture to a project, so I did! 🙂

This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest recently (it didn’t have a name on it, so unfortunately I can’t give the person credit for their idea), and since I am also currently addicted to my Blendabilities, I thought I should combine the two.
The background was embossed with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, and the butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set were masked, stamped in Black Memento Ink and then coloured with the Blendabilities.
I am also going to enter this one into the SUO Challenges, where the current challenge is to use Markers or Blendabilities 🙂

Happy stamping!
Chris

Wildflower Meadow

I finally got some time over the last couple of days to do some stamping, we have so much going on at present that finding the time to stamp has not been easy.
I wanted to do something a little different with the the Wildflower Meadow embossing folder, and here is what I came up with.

Lots of sponging on this one, however I like the vintage look.  The colours I have used are Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar.  The butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and the greeting from the hostess set Banner Greetings.
Promise to be back soon with some more of my creations.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

More Triple Time Stamping!

I thought I would show you the cards we made last week in the Triple Time Stamping classes, I really enjoyed making these as did those who attended.  So pay attention if you missed out, you could have come along and made these too!! 🙂

We started off making a Christmas card……  yes, Christmas… it’s never too early to start your collection of lovely handmade Christmas cards.

This one uses the stamp set Lovely as a Tree, and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  It could, of course be a masculine birthday card rather than a Christmas card, but in any case the idea was to introduce the Triple Stamping technique with just two layers of stamped cardstock to see how it all goes together.

The second card uses the gorgeous Swallowtail stamp, combined with Papillon Potpourri, and the colours Pool Party and Island Indigo. 

And last but not least, a masculine card which uses The Open Sea stamp set, and in the background some patterned paper from the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Papers, and the Cloudy Day embossing folder.

This is such a great technique and creates gorgeous and unusual cards.  I have a couple more that I have made as samples that I will share with you soon.
Happy stamping!
Chris

 

Dynamic Duos #47

A gorgeous colour combination again this week, Pool Party and Cherry Cobbler.

What can I say… other than, yum, yum, yum! 🙂  Love these colours!

The photo doesn’t really do justice to the card, the embellishment consists of one of the Soda Pop Tops, which has been flattened by running it through the Big Shot, and then I have layered it with one of the Vintage Faceted Buttons. I have also used the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, some of the gorgeous More Amore Specialty papers, the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and matching Framelits Dies and the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and matching punch.
Check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with for these colours here, and I look forward to seeing what you have made too.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Oval Framelits

I have to apologise for my lack of posts recently, things have been rather busy in our household.  I have been doing a little crafting so I will try to catch up and share some of them with you.
Today I will share a card that I made using the new Oval Framelits.  I just love oval shapes, especially on cards, but have only just had the chance to try them out.  Need a few more hours in the day, I feel.  Or perhaps I just need to sleep less 🙂

This card uses the Everything Eleanor, Papillon Potpourri and Apothecary Art stamp sets, along with the colours Bashful Blue and Midnight Muse and a half of one of the pretty doilies.

Promise to be back soon with more of my creations.
Happy stamping!
Chris