Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Field of flowers ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. It was only as I started to write this post that I realised I've created another project with flowers on it, lol, I've tried not to create any more floral projects but I can't always help it, because I just let myself grab a stamp and go, anyways here is my card …

I also grabbed a snippet of watercolour paper to play with!
I used lots of die cuts but I tried to keep it reasonably post friendly
I am happy with how this one turned out, love my Aqua paint pens!
The final snippet of that ribbon and lots of other snippets were used too!
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #416 Happy 8th Birthday Allsorts Challenge 
And I hope you have many, many more!

Artistic Stampers Challenge May Floral Fantasy
Card Mania Challenge CMC#92 Life is Colourful 
Country View Crafts Challenge Flower Power
Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge TIMI Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge #115 Anything Goes

 Double D Challenge Flowers Galore

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge A Bit of Sparkle
I used Stickles Glitter Glue on the die cut flowers, used 
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens & added sequins

I'm still in the midst of my paper crafting re-organisation and I'm trying to de-clutter some of my previous crafty supplies at the same time too. I used to do glass painting, silk painting, knitting and sewing. I would love to get back into the sewing at some point but my fingers no longer like the knitting and glass painting. I'm also struggling with the silk painting because of using gutta so the supplies from that will probably have to be recycled too. I'm trying to sort through my stamps right now as I'm pretty sure there are going to be quite a few that I no longer use. The stamps on this card are NBUS stamps, hangs head in shame, nine years at least I've owned them and it's the first time I've used and created something with them. They're so pretty and lovely that they are not going anywhere. I inked them up with my Spectrum Aqua pens and created this beautiful scene, not much work was required on my part.

I am still surprised that I have stuck with paper crafting for so long, lol, but I am also happy about it too. When I look back at how I started and what was available back then I am both amazed and happy and I also feel blessed. It's much more expensive to start this hobby than it was and I'm lucky that when I started to do this my husband and family, over the years, have either clubbed together or purchased a tool or kit for birthday or Christmas. I freely admit I've been a stamp addict since the start and even though I'm trying to learn to draw, to paint and learn more mixed media techniques, I still regularly fall in love with and need stamps, especially, dare I say it, flower stamps lol, and I now have those moments with dies, masks and stencils too lol!!

Once again this week another quick post from me as I appear to be drowning a little in the stuff that I am trying to do and achieve. I'm hoping things will get back to normal after the end of May as my brother, Luke and Bethan are getting married then and I'm trying to get everything sorted, organised and ready to go well in advance. That is a skill that I do not possess, I do not do organised and I don't do organised and sorted either. It's a real struggle for me. After the wedding, celebrations and our mini break are over I hope to be able to get back to normal visiting. I'm also trying and hoping that the crafty mess will be sorted by then too. Sorry I'm not around and am being a bit cryptic but things will become a bit clearer in a few months time. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

La Blanche stamp
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Memory Box Branch die
Whimsy Stamps Sentimentables: Birthday die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
Paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
Watercolour card
300 gsm card
Snippets: white stamping card, Kraft card, red card for die cutting
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Aqua pens: Nature & Primary set
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens: Holiday set
Stickles glitter glue
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam


Wendy L said...

So pretty and summery, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful designed creation, very creative, for our current challenge, lovely colours too...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

brenda said...

A really pretty floral creation for our 8th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge Karen, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Gayatri said...

Such a pretty flowers background. Love how colourful it is. Just beautiful! I love it. Thanks so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp A Bit of Sparkle Challenge. Gayatri xx

Helene E said...

Gorgeous project. Thank you for participating in our Birthday celebrations at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

Darlene said...

Just beautiful Karen ... well done!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Flowers Galore’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Cara said...

This is very pretty. Love all the flowers. Cara x

Donna Phelan said...

What a glorious water color.....it reminds me of a field of flowers perhaps painted by Monet. This is STUNNING! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

Carmela Hubler said...

Gorgeous flowers! Such a pretty card.

Linda said...

This looks so pretty .... love the watercoloured flowers. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Gale said...

This is so pretty Karen. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious and we hope to see again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Craftyfield said...

I'm partial to multi-colour stamping... this is beautiful. Thanks for joining us again at Country View Challenges this month!

Monika Gulyas said...

Again a beautiful watercolour flower meadow! Thank you for joining the May challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Love this! Thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge

Team Clark said...

I too am surprised with myself for stamping for so long, but I love it so much and cannot imagine life without my craft room! I am AMAZED with your watercolored stamps on this project. I just love this to pieces and say go for flowers if they make you happy, because you do them so so well! Love love! Hugs, Autumn

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional stencils” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…