Coral Delight

Sketch 104 in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hav done these before and find them fun with the right stamp and as soon as the sketch was seen, this new, unused one came to mind.  

And the new Abandoned Coral by Tim Holtz.   Absolutely love this colour,  It is amazing in real.   

Pulled some turquoise and white stock, matting basics A and B instead of measuring for a change,(These should be at the front of the dies as forget to use.), and all the rest of the things required, then played.  

First was to get the layers in place and then play with the top part of the beautiful Magenta stamp which was purchased for a certain type card not done yet.  Then brought out the Memory Box Lovely Tendrils and Leavenworth Butterfly dies, cut and sponged with the Abandoned Coral, added a wee bit of beautiful chiffon ribbon across the middle of the two smaller panel sets before adhering and then adding the die cuts. 

The inside has the whole stamp down the left side of a white layer with the edges lightly sponged as well of course all to match the front.  
That's it.   Enjoy.  

Now if I could learn to sponge these inks with those wee sponges, all would be good.  I keep leaving the circle edges when trying them.  :) 

 Here is the sketch for you to try and as you can see is the triple layer one.   Come and join in the fun and see what all the DT members have put up on Wednesday when ours all go live. 

Hugz.  Have a super day all and thanks for stopping in.

Challenge #45 HJC (Holly Jolly Christmas)

This was to have tree(s) and of course had to find one with a bear.  

Cute one from one of the regular sponsors -  Bugaboo   

 This was done on a green with digi paper from Cuddly Buddly and using the Wonky Squares Dies.  They were offset to give the uneven layering as it was just too completely aligned otherwise. 

The colouring was copics for the tree, most of the ornaments and his hat with Promarkers for the bear himself.  Am loving these.  So easy to blend and to use with my hands to use, which makes being able to colour these digis we receive a joy. 

He was a whole new colour scheme for me, but like it, so you will see more of this combination. 

The wee Poinsettias were from Memory Box. 

So come on over to the Holly Jolly Challenge  and show us your Christmas spirit.  

And remember, if you really don't have cards to send other than to families, our Smiles for Soldiers and seniors places can always use some. 

Rose colour floral

This is a pretty rose colour which for some reason is not as pretty here.   My lighting has changed and not for the better, so have to do something about that.  How do you have two lights using for this burn out at the same time and no bulbs to be found for them?   

It is for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 

Very plain with digital paper from Cuddly Buddly, die cuts and ribbon. 

The picture below of the digital has a  butterfly, but did not dare post another card with a butterfly in it another week in a row.,  :) 

Not able to think of anything to add to it without ruining it, so left alone.   Not usual one, but works for someone who will be needing a card and does like plainer ones.  

Have a super one all.   Thanks for stopping by again. 


Holly Jolly Christmas #44

This is a digital from Lacy Sunshine Eleanor and Pickles 
This week we are a "Feature a Creature" mode and so here we are.   

Done with a 5 x 7 again in SU Cherry Cobbler, Cougar White, because red is not a colour used here unless no choice, but Burgundy and Cherry can handle.  :)

Took the Nellie Snellen oval die and cut out the coloured image and then the Floral Ovals from Spellbinders to accent it.  

The paper is a digi from Czes Pachela at Cuddly Buddly.   :Love digi papers because will never run out of them. Picked this one to match the holly on Pickles hat. 

The ribbon was a gift.  Thanks Diane.    Beautiful. 

The markers ;  Poppy and Berry from Promarker, Green Tea and Avocado (still using Karen) from Prisma and E50, 51, 53, G43, 46, B000, N1, 3, and 5 from Copics

Of course the regular and red liner tape, dimensions

That's it.   Please go over  to the  challenge and enter in this week's Challenge.  
Thanks for stopping by 

Lagoon and Ice

Hi everyone.   
This is a card done while playing about with ideas for wedding and anniversary cards  One of my absolute favourites. 

It is in the stock from Europe again and die cut with all Marianne dies.  A 5.5 square card. 
The inside matches as usual 
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping in.  

Pretty in Pink

Hi all. 

This is the 100th Challenge for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

For this one went with a 5 x 7 again and just played.  Here it is.

 There are two sets of dies used,  the largest from one set making the white outside frame which is solid in the middle. 
So then taking the next set cut out the solid Pixie and then the white layer for over that, which gives the beautiful centre the cut out image is popped on.   

For the coloured image, this one was here and have been wanting to colour like the arrangement sitting in front of the credenza.   It is the only fake plant here (if you can call it a plant).  Two feet tall beautiful white with just the hints of pinks where these were coloured.  They actually look so real that people have touched to check, which is the only reason they are around.    


Stock:  Close To My Heart Pixie, and White Daisy
Dies:   Spellbinders Elegant Labels 4
             Sue Wilson Santorini
Markers:  Believe it or not only 3.  Copic RV00, YG03 and G43

This is as always finished on the inside, but did the reverse.  The Pixie in the large die cut with the solid centre cut done in white for the inside for personalization or stamping.   

Hope you enjoy it, and think about playing along with us for this challenge. 


Peoneys in purple and white

This is a 5 x 7 card and love making the larger cards as they give so much more play room. 

This was a fun one. 


Stock:  CTMH white and gypsy
DP         Digital Paper from Rainbow Connections

Dies:   Memory Box peony 
            Spellbinders Fancy Lattice,. 

This has the gypsy on the inside and the lattice cut again for personalization. 

Enjoy and thanks for stopping in . 


This is for the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #43

It has to have sewing either real or not, and since my machines are still in the closet yelling to get out, this is it.     

This cute digi is from one of the sponsors The Stamping Boutique

 Again what my friend calls a  pristine card am guessing.    


Stock:  SU Tempting Turquoise
              CTMH white
Digital paper from Jean King
Markers:  Copics - B000. BG01. B23. B4, YT04, N1
                 Promarkers - Ginger,  Honeycomb. Spice 
Chiffon Ribbon from stash as buy bulk by yardage
... And a glitter pen on some of the snowflakes.  

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. 



This is for the  Atlantic Heartds Setch Challenge #98

It actually has a butterfly in the drawing as you will see below, and of course, loving the wee things, and also having this beautiful digi paper just printed, had to stay with that theme

Played about a bit and ended up with this. 

This is a combination of Gina K Honey Mustard and Blue Denim for stock and of course white thin for the butterflies. 

Paper is actually a digital from Barbara Ann Williams at Cuddly Buddly

Butterfly dies are Amuse Arts for the solid cuts and Memory Box for the top layer. 

How cool is that.  A friend was using my dies and I was working on a card, Actually finishing off the inside of the purple one with the butterflies on it and she laid the delicate cut ones on the solid ones on the front of it to compare sizes and they fit well enough to use together.   Wish the Memory Box ones had of been in house here when doing that card, so of course had to use both this time.

Sick of butterflies yet:)

Did die cut a sentiment, but you all know that it never goes on a card until needed, but have a birthday, thanks and such in Blue Denim for the bottom right corner. 

That's it.   Check out the challenge and see what you come up with. 

Here is the original drawing

Challenge 42 Holly Jolly Christmas

This was  challenge to use dies/punches and with the beautiful trees chosen from Fred She Said 

Of course anyone knowing me realizes that a red card is almost next to impossible.  Just not a colour that have ever liked so rarely used for cards as well. 

That said, decided to go with pink, green and copic markers, then when done decided to glitter the trees.   Huge mistake,  because the glitter hid all the design of the trees, so back to colour some more.  These stamps are so well designed that had to redo. 

Then took the glitter pen and dabbed all over for snow on the tree and in the air, but you really have to look to see any in the picture.  Could not get them to show without a glare. 

The dies used were SU squares and Nellie Snellen Scalloped Ovals.
Stock is Close To My Heart
Papers are digi from Cuddly Buddly

If you want to see what the rest of the Design Team has done, please go to the challenge  here

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day. 

Butterflies and Mauves

Hi All

This is for Atlantic Hearts Challenge 96 

Recently I had the opportunity to find some beautiful digital papers,  but my printer does not do the justice.  Still playing with the settings to get them the hued needed, but did use one from Rainbow Connections this morning. 

Decided this card required butterflies and this paper,and tried a few things, ending up with this. 

 The stock is Close To My Heart, Gypsy and White Daisy, and the lace from the fabric store.
Butterflies are a set of Amuse Art dies,  and popped up.  
Sentiment is a Gina K set called Birthday Duo.

Hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by 

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