Thank You Kindly

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A Note of Thanks

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying to use things I haven’t used (or hardly used) before in my creations. Of course some things have been but on a whole a lot of it’s new. It could be a stamp set, designer series paper, colour, Big Shot item or just an embellishment. I’m determined to not own anything that hasn’t been used when our IB&C retires at the end of August. I have been saying this for the past 2 years and it never happens but at the moment I’m on a roll and hope to keep it that way.

So for the card I’m sharing with you today I’m using the Woodland Walk designer series paper which I haven’t used before. I’ll say up front that I’m not 100% sure if I like this card yet but it is growing on me. It might just be the fact that I’m not a lover of Wild Wasabi. It’s probably my least favourite (along with Garden Green) of all the SU current colours.

I’ve used this weeks Clean & Simple Sketch #125 shown below.

Isn’t this a great sketch for a nice quick card.


I think I’ll play a little more with this over the next few days with some other dsp and see what I come up with.

Here’s my first attempt though…..

Very few supplies used on this. It’s just Woodland Walk dsp, Wild Wasabi Cardstock, Thank You Kindly stamp set, Chocolate Chip inkpad plus the Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Till next time…

Rusty Petals

Today’s card is using the Playful Petals stamp set. I haven’t watercoloured using markers in ages and really enjoyed playing with this technique again. Normally when I watercolour I just use the inkpads and an Aqua Painter. Making this card also reminded me how much I like this set even though I haven’t used it a lot and that I will miss it when it gone. I’ll be sharing a few creations using this set throughout the month.

So here’s today’s card.

I’ve actually CASED the card from page 86 of the IB&C but changed the colours and used one of the smaller flowers in the set. Notice the ruffled ribbon? It’s the first time I’ve done this and it’s so easy and very effective.

I’ve used some more retiring colours and a few that are staying on this card. I’ve used a Bashful Blue brad here but remember that all the brads will also be changed with the next IB&C in September as some of the colours in the currents sets will no longer be with us. If they are something else you like don’t forget to order as it will be while stocks last for anything that currently comes with/in a colour that will be leaving.

Stamp sets: Playful Petals, Life Definitions, Thank You Kindly
Card: Really Rust, Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Watercolour Paper
Inks: Stazon Black, Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Stampin’ Write Markers in Bashful Blue, Really Rust, Bordering Blue & Night of Navy
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Paper Piercing Template & Tool, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Bashful Blue Brad (Soft Subtles) Slit Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots.

Till next time…..

Upsy Daisy Thanks

Finally I’ve managed to allocate some time to photographing, editing and posting some more cards.

Recently I discovered Kim Badelt’s blog, thanks to Makeesha, and love the cards she creates but I especially like how she decorates the inside of the card too. It really finishes the card off nicely. I also attended one of Marelle’s classes last week and she did the same in one of her cards. I won’t share those with you yet though as it was her Stamp-A-Stack class for June so she will share them next month I’m sure and if she doesn’t show the inside I’ll post mine up then.

Today’s cards are using the Upsy Daisy stamp set and yes I’ve started decorating the inside of my cards now too.

This first card I’ve first stamped the Daisies in Baja Breeze onto Whisper White card and then I’ve stamped slightly to the right of the first image in Not Quite Navy. This gives a subtle shadow which creates a bit of depth to the image.

Upsy Daisy 4


and this is the inside

Upsy Daisy 4 inside

I haven’t done a lot for the inside as I think the daisy image is enough on it’s own.

Stamp sets: Upsy Daisy, Thank You Kindly
Card: Not Quite Navy, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Urban Garden DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Silver Hodgepodge, Corner Rounder Punch

For the second card I’ve used Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the daisies.

Upsy Daisy 5

and for the inside I’ve just stamped the daisies in Not Quite Navy.

Upsy Daisy 5 inside

Stamp set: Upsy Daisy
Card: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss Patterns DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy (inkpads & markers) [Kiwi Kiss marker has been made using Carol Dunstan’s tutorial]
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Corner Rounder Punch.

For my last Upsy Daisy card I’m going to share with you today I selected a Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #SC215 and then used the Splitcoaststampers Colour Challenge #CC215. The colour challenge was Pink Pirouette, Rose Red and Basic Gray. I also threw in Very Vanilla.

Upsy Daisy 6

and for the inside I’ve just stamped the daisies again but in Pink Pirouette.

Upsy Daisy 6 inside

Stamp set: Upsy Daisy
Card: Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Raspberry Tart DSP, Urban Garden DSP
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Corner Rounder Punch.