Tuesday, 16 January 2018

New stamps ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. Before Christmas I won at Happy Little Stampers twice and quite close together and I’m only now getting around to playing with my lovely new stamps and here is one of the first cards I’ve created with one of the lovely new sets …

A 150mm square white card
Fabulous for posting!
Such pretty delicate flowers, I am going to enjoy this set
I managed to capture the sheen from the die cut

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #450 No Patterned Paper
Butterfly Challenge # One Layer and Ultra Pink:
I can’t stamp/watercolour directly on these card blanks because they warp.
I’ve stamped, heat embossed and coloured on a piece of card that is attached to a card.  I was rushing to enter so I didn’t read the details as close as I should have.  Please don’t put in for the prize draw Mrs A, I’m playing for fun because I wanted to play along with your first challenge this year.
Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge TIMI Anything Goes 


I think my brain just goes where it wants when I start playing with new stamps. The trees that are part of the Reindeer Flight set had me creating mixed media distressed style, I created a very mixed media Christmas card or two over the weekend using a stencil, then I have a, shh quietly, unicorn card with rainbow colours and glitter to share with you much later this week and here is a my type of CAS pink and white card with minimal decoration and very clean in style and finish because I was very careful with my new watercolour pencils and new waterbrushes.

I purchased the waterbrushes just after Christmas because my hubby surprised me with the watercolour pencils Christmas present. The waterbrushes I already owned were over ten years old and were not working very well and I wasn’t sure if it was the brushes or me that was the problem so I purchased a new set which were on special. So happy I did because it turned out that the old brushes were the issue but they had well than earnt their cost. 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

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flower stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Sara Signature Range: Butterfly Lullaby Flit & Flutter die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; waterbrush; anti-static pad

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card/Craft UK 150mm square card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Faber Castell watercolour pencils
Cosmic Shimmer Gold details embossing powder
Sequins from my stash
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue


Mrs A. said...

It's a really pretty set that you have won and I do like your card even if not strictly one layer. Thankyou for playing along with the first challenge of the New Year. Hugs Mrs A.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Congrats on your wins Karen, it's a wonderful feeling when we get to play with new stash. Such a pretty flower design, lovely angled design. Warm wishes Tracey x

Cara said...

In have that stamp set too, isn't it gorgeous. Love your card x

Macimbalo said...

Pretty colors and flowers! Thank you for sharing with us over at Happy Little Stampers CAS, Watercolor, and ATG 2/ Dies Challenges this month!

Ellibelle said...

Such pretty stamps and you created a beautiful card with them.
Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week!

Ina Grehan said...

Aren't they gorgeous stamps Karen. Love the soft colours you use for your ever so pretty feminine card. Thanks so much for sharing at HLS for our Watercolour Challenge and showcasing one of our beautiful stamp sets.

Teresa said...

Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge this month at Country View Challenges - good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa DT

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful card, the flowers are very lovely
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner (DT)

Kelly Szafron said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.