Saturday, 9 July 2016

Sending a smile your way with Baby Bear......

Hi there!

Yes back again with some more cards featuring the ever adorable Baby Bear. Yet again I drew inspiration from Pinterest and the lovely Dawn's cards. Click HERE to see Dawn's cards.

 The cards are again 10x10". Each bear was stamped in soft suede, crumb cake and sahara sand and then cut out. I was not going to be caught out again with over inking around the edges of the stamped image. 
The backgrounds were sponged with coloured ink.  Gorgeous Grunge splodges were stamped with crumb cake ink over the sponging. I did flick my Wink of Stella over the top, but no amount of my inept photography was going to pick that up lol!

Here is marina mist sponging and the sentiment from the new Love and Affection stamp set from SU also stamped in marina mist ink.

Melon mambo sponging and inked sentiment.

Calypso coral sponging and inked sentiment.

Wisteria wonder sponging and inked sentiment.

Which is your favourite? I have to say calypso coral is my new fave at the moment,! As if you hadn't guessed from the last post. See HERE if you missed it.

That's it for today. I still have more Baby Bear cards to show, so do pop back and see.

Cheers Donna :)

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Baby Bear

Hi there!

Here is a set of  4 lovely 10 by 10" thank you cards.

I am quite besotted with the Baby Bear stamp from Stampin Up at the moment. So much so I have made a heap of cards that I will show you over the next few posts. I have seen so many cards on Pinterest with this stamp set and was inspired by Carolyn's card. Click HERE to see the card that inspired mine..

 I was going to stamp the image directly onto the thick white  card, which is what I did. Unfortunately in my zest to ensure the image was completely stamped, I applied a little too much pressure when applying the ink and then stamping the image. So much so that I  got a nasty over inking around the edge of the stamped image. These images were to good to waste, so I cut out  3 of the bears. Only one image had stamped perfectly. Hence 3 of the bears are popped up onto dimensionals. Which you can just see from the photo below. 

 I stamped the bears with soft suede, crumb cake and sahara sand ink. The greeting was stamped in calypso coral, with calypso coral thick bakers twine wrapped around the spine of the card.

So what do you think? Cute right? 

Don't forget to come back to see more cards featuring Baby Bear.

Cheers Donna :)

Monday, 4 July 2016

21 today.......

I wish I was 21 again,  alas I am not. My nephew has just turned 21, on the 27th  of June to be exact. This is the card I made for him. Once again I saw this style of card over on the ever amazingly talented Amanda from The Craft Spa's blog. Click on her name to see her cards in this style and all the measurements and  super easy to follow and play along at home instructions, on how to construct one for yourself. Thanks Amanda! If you have been reading my blog you will see this is my go to style of card to make at the moment, I think they are fabulous

Here is another photo showing the whole card. I used my new stamp set and matching framelits, the Number of Years from Stampin Up, with cherry cobbler & basic grey CS, basic grey ink and some very old & retired basic grey dsp, all from Stampin Up.  I cut out the numbers with the matching framelits and popped them up with dimensionals. The look who's turning stamped image isn't quite right, I had to re ink my basic grey stamp pad. I think I added too much so it was very, very juicy and it made the stamped image a bit on the blurred or as I like to call it, "the lumpy tumpy" side. I think I can just about get away with it being a hand made card after all lol. What do you think?

Cheers & have a great day Donna :)