Weekend crafting

Today I’m back with a couple cards inspired by a variety of challenges. I’ve had a super busy week and next week is going to be no different. I have 2 major work projects coming to a head that I’m getting a bit nervy about so my best medicine to relax my mind is sitting in front of my craft desk creating. A bonus today is I had my friend Michelle over to share in this activity.

My first card is for the current Flower Challenge which is to use a previous challenge from their blog. I chose a challenge from August 2017 which is to focus on background stamping.

I used a background stamp from The Ton called Blossom Garden’ which I heat embossed in black and then used alcohol inks to colour the flowers, leaves and sky. I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out but I’m really please with the final look. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays called ‘Frankly’. This card will go into the collection of thank-you cards I am making for my mum to give to all her friends who have been helping her with all her cancer medical appointments.


Next up is a fun card inspired by 3 challenges:

I was inspired by the multi-stamped dog image used by Kim on her card and decided to switch up the animal based on the owl images in the Card Concepts and JUGS challenges. I used a stamp set from Katzelkraft called ‘Les Piafs’ which I masked to stamp each different bird in a layer, which I then watercoloured. the sentiment is from a Tim Holzt set called ‘Handwritten Thoughts’.


Aren’t these birds cute? Miss K has decided she wants this card to give to a friend.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


13 thoughts on “Weekend crafting”

  1. So much fun…just love all your sweet and colorful birds, just makes me smile. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Muse this week!

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  2. Love both your cards, I came to comment on your fabulous card for the Muse Challenge, the birds are brilliant and a fantastic take on Kims card. Well done, total winner in my book. Love your flower card to and thats me speaking from The Flower Challenge, beautiful design and colouring. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

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