Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Warm Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses - latest challenge card

I've not taken part in a challenge for a couple of weeks, so I checked out the latest one over at CAS Colours & Sketches.

This week it's a sketch one.

The idea is to make the area/sentiment in the centre the focal point so I really hope that I managed to achieve it with this card.

The sentiment, which comes from the Tin of Tags stamp set, was stamped in Versamark. I then  applied Gold Embossing Powder and heat it with my heat tool. I love watching the powder turn into a glossy enamel. 

I also heat embossed the inside of the card with an image from the same stamp set.

The Very Vanilla cardstock that the sentiment is on was die cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits, and I also die cut a slightly larger Soft Suede one. 

The mistletoe and branches are dies from the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.

I hope you like this project and please feel free to leave a comment.

Fiona xx

If you are interested in making a similar card, here's details of the products used

Monday, 26 September 2016

Global Stampers - September 2016 Part 2

Today I'm sharing the projects and links to the fabulous projects from the other Global Stampers.

As a reminder, the challenge was to use three colours - Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry.

You can either click on their names or the photos and the links will take you to the appropriate blog post.


I love this card from Robbie. It features some of the paper from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper. 


Isn't this card really cute? Alicia used the Merry Wishes stamp set to make the flower heads on this card, she also used the sentiment from the stamp set too. It took me a minute to figure out where the leaves and stems came from. I figured it out, but I'll let you check out her post to see all the details.

Valerie is a girl after my own heart and used a few of the images and the sentiment from the Paisley & Posies stamp set to make this card. There's quite a few techniques going on here. Masking, heat embossing, and sponging to name a few.


I love how Ann coloured in the stamped flower using her Stampin' Markers and the scallop circle really sets off the sentiment in the centre of the card.

There is another card on Ann's blog so don't forget to go check it out.

I hope you enjoyed all of our projects this month. I wonder what next month will bring? In the meantime keep checking back to see other projects that I share.

Fiona xx