Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
I had a lovely relaxing day yesterday, I went out into the garden without any phones so that even if it did ring I couldn't hear it, I felt guilty but I felt as though I was at breaking point. There weren't any more 'official' calls to be made for now either so it is time for a bit of a break, I am really feeling like I need to trip to the seaside at the moment, I think I mentioned yesterday that I find staring out to sea very calming, not sure how calming it would be a 'bracing blackpool' though, not quite as calming as the Med! But it is a more realistic option for now, well that's if we don't end up even further into a lockdown, I feel a full lockdown is only around the corner.
Anyway lets have a look at your amazing cards....
Oh WOW Sonia, three stunning cards from you for this weeks challenge, the scene on your first card is just so idyllic, doing the black on white glitter theme is just genius too, you are so inspirational Sonia. I love the background of your second card, it has the real wow factor, I have always loved that sentiment and it is so true. Your third card has the most amazing background that works perfectly with your silhouette stamp, I love how you have the hearts raining down too.
Here are my challenge cards:
I had already made the pictures, just hadn’t made them into cards.
The Christmas scene is a Penny Black image which I stamped. I then covered it in a piece of double sided adhesive sheet and added glitter on the top. The sentiment is from Woodware stamps.
The second card is a watercolour background I created using distress inks. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment (from TrimCraft) and added some gold shimmer spritz.
The third card uses stamps from Inkylicious and Altenew, stamped over the background created with distress inks and an AALL & Create stencil.
Sonia thank you so very much for three incredible Challenge cards, who would have thought that totally flat cards could be this stunning! XXX
Maria has made three gorgeous cards for Michele's one layer challenge, Maria I would love to know where you find some of the beautiful images you use, that owl image is absolutely stunning, I love how you have created the frame for that card too. The penguin card is super cute too and I love how you used peel-offs to finish the frame of the card. Your stamped image on the first card is so beautifully coloured, I love that sentiment too.
Thank you so much for taking part in Michele's challenge Maria XXX
Stamperia papers, and I think the die cuts are Sue Wilson all at sea, with copper wax on them.
My First card is made with papers from STAMPERIA and the stamp is one I have had for a few years and came free with a mag.
My second card for this week is made using LABLANCHE papers and the stamp is from PHIL MARTIN.