Good Morning Ladies,
Oh wasn't it a beautiful day yesterday, so hot here, the girls painted the garden swing while Paul and I pottered around, the lawn looked so much better after it's second cut too. So a rewarding day for us.
I watched Tracy's workshop part 1, it looked great, I can't wait to start mine. I am looking forward to seeing Karen's & Lilian's too.
Let's look at what you have been making......
Oh Wow, two amazing cards from Sonia for our Background Challenge. That Aall&Create stencil works perfectly for the background of your card, giving a perfect place to add the age, as the circle highlights it, touch of genius there Sonia. I am guessing that this is for your niece that isnt girly?! It's perfect.
Your second card is stunning Sonia, I love the colours that you choose for your cards.
"Here are my challenge cards:The first one was the card I made for my Nieces Birthday. I used an AALL & Create stencil as my background, adding a few stamped stars. The Happy Birthday stamp is from Docrafts Papermania.
I’ve used another AALL & Create stencil on my second card. Die cut the Tim Holtz Flurry die twice - snipping off parts of the glittered one - and added the Tim Holtz sticker sentiment. I was debating whether to make it into a Christmas card, but decided on an everyday card."
Thank you so much for taking part Sonia, I know you have had a lot on your mind this week. XXX
Three amazing cards from Maria for the 'Background ' Challenge this week
1/ used a stencil on a Black card with Cosmic Shimmer Polish in three
different colours and made a little arrow for the sentiment.
2/ new Flower die from China, coloured in with T.Holtz Distress Oxide
3/ Embossing folder from a magazine, coloured over with sponge daubers
with Distress Inks.
Thanks so much Maria, I love all three of yiur cards, the first one looks like a piecd of art great for men's cards too.
The colours you have used in the second card ate are delightful, a lovely card.
The third card is pretty and delicate.
Thanks for taking part my lovely XXX
A pretty VE Day inspired card frkm Janet for this week's Challenge.
I love the vintage image that you have used Janet, It works so well with the mixed media style of your card.
Thanks so much for taking part XX
Card 1: "Here’s a cc I did the elastic band technique using a block with evergreen bough and tumbled glass DO and a Gorgeous Grunge stamp with Mermaid Lagoon DO
Matted on a base card swiped around the edges with Mermaid Lagoon DO
SW Happy Birthday and Stitched Doodle Flowers"
Card 2: "Here’s another cc The background is so easy to do It is glitterbitz and stars “trapped” in a laminating sheet backed onto navy card
It’s a shame the photo hasn’t picked up the sparkle"
Thanks Karen for two amazing Challenge cards XXX
Lilian has made a stunning Challenge card, I really love the background you have designed, I must buy some 'Masking Fluid', the good thing about using it is that you can stamp onto your background, if you have done the emboss resist you wouldn't be able to stamp the same.
"Hello, here is my card for this week.Le Blanch stencil, using masking fluid.
Tim Holtz wild flowers
Prima colour bloom "
Thanks so much for taking part Lilian XXX
Brenda has used her Card-I-O Majestix stamps to create her Challenge card. I absolutely love your design and the colours you have used are just perfect.
"it’s just a small 5 x 5” card I was playing around with my Card-io stamps a few days ago, I put some narrow Post-it tape around the edge, then stamped randomly away with my Majestix, ‘Forest Flora’stamps using Atlantic, Boysenberry, Hyacinth, Neptune and Bamboo Versa mark ink pads. I cut a circle to make a focal point lightly blending the edges with Bamboo, then stamped the lower edge of the circle. After that I was stuck, a die cut sentiment didn’t look right. Some time later I had a ‘lightbulb’ moment What-if I stamped it using my stamp press. I played around stamped it about three times and then felt confident to go with my idea. I put my circle in the stamp press laid the stamp where I thought it should go, then stamped with Bamboo ink-pad , I moved my circle very slightly (about a millimetre) and stamped again using the Boysenberry ink pad, creating the shadow affect. I know the stamping isn’t perfect but I was really pleased with my stamped shadow effect."
I would have been over the moon if I had designed this card Brenda, its amazing, thank you so much for sharing it with us. XXX
Two fabulous cards from Michele, I love the amount of texture you have achieved in your first card Michele, it works so well with the Fern die cuts.
Your second card would work perfectly as male birthday card too, love it!
Two challenge cards-first one is an embossed background (linen effect Embossing Folder) leaves Diecut using a magazine freebie. Christmas card background is inked through a stencil using Tumbled Glass distress ink & metallic rub ons which are years old! Sentiment & Stars are Diecut .
Thanks so much Michele, two fantastic cards XXX
Pat has shared 3 cards that she has made and finished this past week or so.
I love the colour combinations you have used Pat, the Butterfly card is beautiful with more subtle colours, the other two are lovely and vibrant.
Absolutely gorgeous cards thank you so much for taking part in the Challenge, I love to share your cards. XXX
Ladies, thank you all so much for supporting the Challenge, it would seem that no Challenge is too 'challenging' for you.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend
Love and hugs to all of you