Longing for sunshine

We’re probably all dreaming of a white Christmas here in Belgium, but we’re only getting rain, rain and more rain!  This foul weather really makes me long for bright and sunny days, so I thought it’d be fun to show you one of my springtime/summer projects.

KaartjeFey

 

This is my entry for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Dragon: Third Coast
  • Fairy, tree and sparkles: Lavinia
  • Sentiment: Scrolls Work

Curiouser and curiouser

Here’s a bright and sunny card I made for a couple of challenges:

The Altered Alice challenge wants to see a lovely garden and/or bright flowers. I used my Tim Holtz tattered florals die. The shape of the leaf was stamped with a scrap I cut out of the waste of a sheet of rubber. I doodled the details of the leaves.

The Stampotique Designers Challenge wants us to combine two or more stamps. I put Moth Fab’s head on the shoulders of a Dilly Beans image of Alice .

Simon Says Stamp and Show celebrates Stamptember and chose ‘Read all about it’ as this week’s theme. Lewis Carroll’s story of Alice makes great literature, of course. Moreover, I added several pieces of textbook papers and incorporated a Cherry Pie text swirl in the background to tie with the theme.

I hope you like it!

Flower ATCs

I’ve got some flower ATCs to share with you:

 

I’d like to enter both ATCs in the following challenges:

As the second ATC features an embossing resist background, I’d like to enter this one into the Frilly and Funkie challenge too.

Stamps used

  • Flowers (squares): Crafty Individuals
  • Flowers (background):  Hero arts
  • Script background: Darkroom Door
  • Natural Beauty sentiment & book page background : Stampinback

 

Shiny fairies

‘Do you believe in fairies?’ is this fortnight’s theme over at ‘Fun with ATCs‘ and Hels over at  ‘Sunday Stampers‘ wants to see something shiny. It was an excellent excuse for me to try out the new Brilliance inks I’ve recently bought:

Unfortunately, the subtle sparkle of the Brilliance inks is hard to capture on scan.

Stamps used

  • Fairies, flowers: Lavinia
  • Sentiment: Quietfire
  • Script background: Darkroom Door

 

3 flowers and fairy silhouettes

The Less is more challenge focuses on 1 layer cards featuring ‘3 of something’ and the Cheerful Stamp Pad wants to see silhouettes. Here’s a fairy silhouette card featuring 3 flowers and 3 colours of Distress ink (Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Broken China):

 

I decided to create a matching envelope:

Thanks for looking!

Stamps used

  • Flowers, fairies: Lavinia
  • Sentiment: Quietfire

Stampotique butterfly easel ATC

Here’s my first easel ATC:

This time I’ve really stepped out of my comfort zone. Let me explain you why:

  • Pink is a colour that I don’t use very often
  • I usually create my own stamped backgrounds, but this time I used patterned papers instead
  • I hardly ever use any embellishments, let alone create my own, but for this atc I created my own flowers using the Tim Holtz flower diecut  following the first couple of steps of this tutorial. It looks more difficult than it is, you really should give it a try!
  • I’ve never created folded cards before, so this is my first easel ATC based on this tutorial and I must say it was great fun!

I’d like to enter this atc into the following challenges: