Friday, 17 January 2014

Clearly Besotted Challenge 7 - Love

Another quick post so that I can enter the Challenge at Clearly Besotted  This time it is all about love and I just happen to have the Mini Love Heart set which is very useful. 
I had some new Colour Box inks for Christmas so I thought that I would try them out on this card.

This is what I came up with . . . .

Just for you

Supplies:  Stamps - Clearly Besotted  'Mini Love Hearts and
 'Full of Surprise'

I stamped the hearts with Colour Box Cat's Eye pigment inks - Seaglass, Cayan, Lavender and Robin's Egg.  

I realise that this is a little low-key but it hopefully gets the message across!

Thank you so much for visiting.

Margaret x

Monday, 13 January 2014

Addicted to CAS - Challenge 29 - Die Cuts

Hello Everyone

I thought that I would go for something a bit more colourful for the challenge at Addicted to CAS  this week.  As usual I am a little  late with my entry - only 4 more days to go and so many entries already.

This is my card . . . .

Have a Fantastic Birthday

Supplies: Die - 'Die-namics Circle Stax Set 2
Stamps:  Clearly Besotted  - 'It's your Birthday'

There was a lot of sponging involved in this card using some new Hero Arts inks that I had 
for Christmas.  A very simple technique using a torn piece of scrap paper.

This stamp set from Clearly Besotted Stamps is so useful.  Stephanie has released yet another wonderful set of stamps this month - you could always pop over there and have a look!

Well I have to be quick this morning.  I have got a Pilates class to get to - I can really recommend it!

Thanks so much for visiting.

Margaret x

Friday, 10 January 2014

Less is More Week 153 Colour Challenge

Happy New Year Everyone

I have not been around for a few weeks.  Not a lot of time for crafting with all the things that have to be done this time of year.
Anyway, things seem to be gradually getting back to normal although I am rather late for this challenge at Less is More this week.
I hope this fits the bill but I have introduced a little bit of pink -  not sure if this is allowed! 

This is what I have come up with using Clarity Stamps.

The Best Things in Life are Free

Supplies: Clarity Stamp - Little Boy Fishing
Sentiment: Clarity Stamp

The background to this was a bit of an experiment.  I smeared a small perspex stamping block with  Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) sprayed it very lightly with water and then randomly dabbed over a piece of white card.  When this was dry I repeated this process with Distress Ink (Tattered Rose).
I then stamped the little boy fishing and the sentiment with a dark blue ink. To finish off I added some sequins and mounted it on to a piece of blue card stock.

Perhaps I should point out that the sentiment does show up better in real life!

Well, that is all for now.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Margaret x