Sunday, 27 May 2018

Simple Flowers


The new birthday challenge at AAA Cards prompted me to ink up my new Folksy Floral set from Altenew to make a bright and simple birthday card.

I inked through my quilted pattern stencil on the card base with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide.  I stamped the folk flowers in Altenew inks across a card panel before popping it up above the card base.  I hope this clean and simple birthday card will brighten someone's day!  Congrats to the team over at AAA Cards for reaching this fourth birthday milestone :)

I shall also link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge to use more than one stamp and at the Anything Goes challenge at Seize the Birthday.  

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Vibrant Florals


I hope you are enjoying your weekend :)  I have been inspired by the latest photo inspiration challenge at Time Out to use my floral stencil and make this card:

I inked up the dahlia style flower in Spiced Marmalade, Fossilised Amber and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides and cut them out.  I also inked through Uniko's Natures Treasures leaf stencil in Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron Distress Oxides to create the foliage.  I arranged the leaves and flowers on some dark navy cardstock and added a sentiment from Uniko.

I was obviously inspired by the gorgeous floral wallpaper in the inspiration photo and love the way that the flowers pop against the dark background.

I shall link up at AAA Cards where we are being inspired by nature....I hope my design is CAS enough?!

I hope that you like this flowery card and check out the stencil in my Folksy store....

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Sweet Roses


I am popping by to share a couple of cards that I have made with a new stencil which features two flowers.  They work perfectly for the current challenge over at Time Out:

I inked through the rose stencil with Distress Inks and then added further shading with Spectrum Noir pencils.  I cut them both out and popped them on top of Uniko's new Nature's Treasures leaf stencil.  The sentiment is from Uniko too and works with Time Out's word inspiration:  Friends are the Charming Gardeners who make our Souls Blossom.

I shall also link up at Simon's Monday Challenge where we are being inspired by songs.  When making this card I kept thinking of the song 'Rose Garden' with the lyric, I never promised you a rose garden!!  I don't know who sang it though?

While I had the stencil out, I inked through the dahlia style flower with distress inks and used it for a birthday card. 

The shapes are easy enough to cut out easily (I don't have much patience!) and are sized to make a good focal point on cards without being overwhelming.  I hope you like them!  

The stencil is available in my Folksy shop:

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Birthday Makes


I have two birthday cards to share with you today which use an art deco style stencil.  I decided to emboss it in copper on blue cardstock.

I love the way that the copper pops against the rich blue!  I die cut a square panel out of the centre and popped the remaining frame up on foam tape.  I die cut the number from a copper coloured cardstock and combined it with a sentiment from Altenew.

I shall link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge which is to use a stencil this week and at CASology where the cue card is copper.

I then made a card with the central panel which had been die cut from the card above:

I shall link this card up at Simon's Monday Challenge where we are using stencils and at Seize the Birthday where the twist is to use a number.

You can find this stencil in my Folksy store.

I hope you are enjoying a sunny weekend.....thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah x

Friday, 18 May 2018

Floral Gown


I am stopping by with a last minute card for the challenge at Inkspirational to use purple and gold.  I have used some shades of purple sparkle paste from Imagination Crafts on one of my stencils - Floral Gown:

I shall also link up at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge for a second time where the theme is using stencils.

I hope you like this card - I would love to have a dress like this :)

Sarah x

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Another Stencil!


I have a card made with another new stencil to share with you today :)  I just love this cool silhouette and mask and suspect that I will be using it a lot....

I simply inked through the aperture with Black Soot distress inks and then stamped a range of grungy and abstract images over the top.  They are a combination of Lisa Horton stamps and Neat and Tangled.  I added some pops of colour to give the image some extra interest.   The sentiment is from CASual Fridays.

I shall link up at both Simon's Monday Challenge and Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the focus is stencils.

I hope you like this design :)

Check it out in my Folksy store.

Sarah x

Tuesday, 15 May 2018



The lovely Ruth from Crafting While the Baby Naps has recently been making cards featuring lots of sweet mermaids and that got me thinking about making a mermaid stencil....

Here is what I came up with:

I inked a panel in blue distress inks and then inked over the panel with my Messy Dots stencil in the same colours.  Then I inked through my pearl seeking mermaid silhouette with black ink before embossing over the top with clear holographic embossing powder to add some shimmer.  I simply stamped an old sentiment from Hero Arts along the edge of the panel.  I shall link my card up at Simon's Monday Challenge which is to use a stencil.

I inked through my sitting mermaid in distress oxides before using the mask and inking round her with the messy dots.  Whilst the mask was in place I drew in the detail around her arms with a white paint pen. 

 I hope you like these designs.  The stencils are available in my Folksy store:


Thanks for stopping by today!

Sarah x