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Turquoise Daisies

Hello

I seem to go through phases and turquoise seems to be my current trend and my go to colour when in doubt.

For this card, I used a lovely Daisy card from Hobby Art.

I stamped in black ink onto a background I had created using watercolour paint in greens and blues.

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I coloured the daisies in white so that they would stand out from the background.

A lovely co-ordinated paperstock makes the perfect background.

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I cut some various Sizzix die cut flowers in shades of turquoise and a white flourish to finish the card.

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I hope you like it.

TTFN.

M.

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Daffodils and Ferns

Hello

I have another quick card today using a mask.

I started with a piece of card that I had painted with green and yellow acrylic paint.

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I then used the same green paint mixed with some texture paste through the mask.

I added a strip of co-ordinating harlequin paper and 2 yellow diecuts and then the final addition of 3 paper daffodils I had made using a die and patterned paper.

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A little different.

I hope you like it.

TTFN.

M.

A Daisy Field in Turquoise

Hello

I have a card today which uses one of my favourite Daisy stamps from the wonderful Hobby Art.

I started by stamping in each of the corners. I masked the original images and stamped either side to fill the corner. I coloured using watercolour pencils which give a really subtle effect.

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To complete the card, I added some co-ordinated layers of cardstock – one plain and one a colourful dotty pattern.

Finally, I added some embellishments picking out the turquoise colouring from the daisies – some daisies and corners.

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I hope you like it.

TTFN.

M.

Butterfly Flourish in pink

Hello

I have a simple but pretty card today.

I started with the topper. I used pastels to create the background by blending purple and blue pastels together until the card was sufficiently covered.

I then stamped in black ink and clear embossing powder the butterfly stamp from my stash.

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I used various flourish stamps to accent the pink background layer and to add interest.

Finally, I added a purple layer with a co-ordinated paper ribbon (made using paper punches) and a corner punch on 2 corners.

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A simple but pretty card I think.

TTFN.

M.

Monochrome Stamped Star

Hello

I have another card to share today.

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I love collage stamping and here I have utilised the waste from a die cut to create a mask.

I used a selection of stamps from my stash, including a flourish, text, harlequin and filigree and overstamped until the shape was sufficiently filled.

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I added some ink with a sponge around the edge of the mask to add definition.

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For the background, I used some large diecuts in grey and sparkly black.

I like the grey tones and think this would make a fantastic masculine card.

Thanks for visiting.

TTFN.

M.

Cupcakes Bonanza

Hello

I have a quick share today and I love this card…mainly because I love cupcakes (or fairy cakes when I was a child) but at least this sort has fewer calories!

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I love stamping in a circle and I think it looks interesting.

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I always start stamping in North, South, East & West positions and then I mask the images (although in this case I didn’t need to because they wouldn’t be overlapping) and stamp in between.

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I coloured the images using coloured pencils for a subtle look.

I layered an assortment of co-ordinating papers behind the main image and I added detail around the edge with a fine black pen.

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Lastly I added a beautiful paper rose which I had created using a floral die from my collection.

A very happy cheery card to make you smile.

Thanks for visiting.

TTFN.

M.

Another Patchwork Project – Max

Hello

I know I should finish one project before starting another, but I can’t help it.

I bought another pattern from Heidi Bears – Max The Bulldog.  He is adorable so I set immediately to cutting patchwork shapes to make him.

I made great progress and quickly made 2 legs…

But that is where progress halted unfortunately and I had to step away to make dinner for the kiddies … it was difficult to put it down!

Can’t wait until I get time to do more.

TTFN.

M.