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Thinking of you: Rainbow lacy flowers

This was created on 14th July: day 10 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge. It’s hard to resist the opportunity to colour a rainbow and this lacy flower stamp just cried out for layers of colour. This was also a bit of an experiment to see how well colouring would work on the… Continue reading Thinking of you: Rainbow lacy flowers

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Thank you: Geometry with lacy flower

For August, Seven Hills Crafts challenged us to create a card with “geometry”. After discarding the idea of stamped lines or grids as too easy — I like to try to challenge myself and not run with the first idea I come up with when I see a challenge theme — I remembered the mini scenery… Continue reading Thank you: Geometry with lacy flower

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Hello: Orange and grey

Once again, I’m cutting it fine creating a challenge entry in time… where does the month go? It took a while to figure out what I was going to do for this; there were three palettes to choose from and either of the others would have been easy choices for a floral card (both had… Continue reading Hello: Orange and grey

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Happy mail: Snails

Create A Smile have just launched their monthly challenge and, being a lover of their stamps (and stencils and embellishments and kits and…), I just had to join in. The theme this month is “favourite” so for this card I went with my favourite colouring medium: Copic markers (though I do love the cute snails… Continue reading Happy mail: Snails

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Birthday: Butterflies and flowers

Another catch-up post; this card was originally made on February 1st on the first day of the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge. I couldn't share it then though, as the person it was made for also follows me on Instagram, so I restricted myself to posting the circle that was die cut from the… Continue reading Birthday: Butterflies and flowers

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Birthday card: Balloon with repeat stamping

What: My first birthday card of the year and it has to be for a man. As if the mojo-killing New Year’s malaise wan’t enough, I can’t even just sit down and colour some pretty flowers or cute animals. No, I have to come up with a more masculine design. A quick browse through Pinterest… Continue reading Birthday card: Balloon with repeat stamping

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Xmas card: Santas all in a row

What: Another card made using Create A Smile’s snow dance card kit. I just love this little Santa! And today he’s brought some friends along. How: I started by stamping the row of Santas using my MISTI — by keeping the stamp in the same place and moving the watercolour card sideways between impressions I… Continue reading Xmas card: Santas all in a row

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Hello card: Autumn leaves with owl

What: It's the start of October and the first day of the third 30-day colouring challenge run by the amazing Kathy Racoosin. Inspired by her Starbucks fall cup card, I created my own autumnal background for this cute little owl. How: I stamped a random selection of leaves in gold ink and clear heat-embossed them.… Continue reading Hello card: Autumn leaves with owl

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Halloween card: Mouse on a broom

What: A cute little mouse flying off on a broom is the centrepiece for this card made for Gerda Steiner’s September challenge. How: First I had to come up with a layout that was sufficiently different from the cards that had already been entered into the challenge; having the mouse flying in front of the… Continue reading Halloween card: Mouse on a broom

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Make a wish card: Snoozing puppy

What: A cute dreaming puppy for Gerda Steiner’s August challenge. How: This card started with a single thought: this snoozing puppy needs a place to curl up and the Avery Elle furry friends set has the perfect cushion for him. But that means creating a mask of a digital stamp and I daren’t risk putting… Continue reading Make a wish card: Snoozing puppy