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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

One for the boys

Good Morning, colder weather hit us again over the weekend - just when we had planted out some baby plants!
Today I have taken over the SumMore Fun Blog with a card for the boys. I killed 2 birds with one stone with this one, it was James's birthday on the 7th so my card was used for him.
I have used 2 stamp sets on this card the first being Welcome To The Cabin:


The set is all about hunting and fishing so I chose some of the wording and added fishes and fishing rod (from the same stamp set) onto a piece of white card I had lightly inked with green and brown ink. This was then added to my card base which had first been matted with dark green card.

Putting this to one side I then used my second stamp which is Chicken Wire This is a large stamp that is just what the item says it is chicken wire, here is a close up:


I stamped this onto acetate and using foam tape I placed this over my first stamping. My original idea was to make this a shaker card using some of the stamped fish from the first stamp set I used but they wouldn't lay right and 'shake' under the acetate. So instead I die cut a frame using some real tree design paper and added this over my images.

As this was for my son I die cut the letters and added son to the side of the card.

Don't forget our new moodboard challenge started last Friday to join in and get the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun head on over to the SumMore Fun challenge post.  Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:


Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.




Friday, May 11, 2018

Patriotic With Courage

Good morning! Life is kind of getting in the way at the moment but I'm here today with another great mood board challenge from SumMore Fun.

We are going all patriotic with this one, however as you can just use the colors for your challenge entry there are so many other ways to join in.

My card today is using the great Strokes of Pride Stamp Set. 


This is a great word based set giving plenty of opportunity to make patriotic cards or scrapbook pages.

I used a 6x6 inch card base and matted this with blue and red card. I then die cut an American flag placing this in the bottom left corner of my card. 
I positioned the word stamps around this so that they made sense and stamped them with versa-fine ink so I got a good dark crisp image.
I used blue Pearl Pen to make 3 enamel effect dots at the top of my card to balance the design.

Now how about joining our challenge and getting the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

First check out the mood board:


And then pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.





Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Good morning! from a warm sunny Michigan - yes at last the weather is turning and we are enjoying spring.

Today's card is using a technique that has been around for a while now but this is my first attempt at it. Stamping my background using SumMore Fun's Oops a Daisy stamp set  I made an eclipse card:



I stamped one of the daisies multiple times in different orientations then colored them with alcohol markers. I then stamped the tiny swirl which is a stamp from the Curly Cute stamp set.

I then took my alpha dies and cut the words THANK YOU across the images.

I matted a white card base with yellow card and added the negative part of my stamped background.
Using pop dots I replaced the letters letting the yellow card show through.


I then replaced the center of the O and A lining it up with the images. A simple card to make but I love the effect.

Don't forget about our challenge where you can win win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from  the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

 Check out the mood board to use this time round:


Pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.


Friday, April 27, 2018

Happy Birthday - Say it with Flowers

Good morning! 
Well I'm happy to say after our ice storms and inches of snow last week we have finally had a week on mainly sunshine!

Today starts the new Moodboard Challenge over at SumMore Fun and I love the color scheme for this one which you can see further down my post.

Here's how I have used the colors:


For the card I have used SumMore Fun's Flower Pot with Birdhouse. I colored the image with Markers and pencils sticking with the color theme but adding a pop of green for the leaves.
I decided to make a pocket card with a sentiment tag inside. I cut a 12x12inch piece of card in half and folded each half into 6x6inch card bases. I then cut a triangle from the front of both cards. Overlapping the backs I glued them together leaving 2 diagonal flaps. 
The grey and pink papers were chosen to go with my color theme and because they had patterns that compliment each other.
I matted the inside back of the card and the outside of the 2 flaps then using tape adhered the bottoms of the flaps making a pocket out of them.
I used a circle die to cut out my image and a mat in the grey paper. These were then fixed in place in the middle of the card. A Happy Birthday sentiment from Curly Cute Stamp set by Raisin Boat.


The tag was made using a Happy Birthday sheet die cut and attached to the pink paper. I punched a hole out of the top center and added a ribbon to pull the tag out with.

So want to join our challenge and get the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from  the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:


And pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.

  




Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Vintage Bicycle

Good morning well after an icy weekend things are starting to warm up again not quite cycling weather but hey I thought I'd share a little vintage biking with you today with stamps from SumMore Fun:


I started by inking a white piece of card to make it look older. Using the same color ink I used the text stamp and stamped this 4 times covering my card. I then used Kraft card and again with same ink I stamped the Penny Farthing and fussy cut it out. 

My card was assembled using dark brown card to mat my base. I then added my inked card.
 I used foam squares to adhere my penny farthing raising it from the card:


 I added some coordinating nuvo drops.Finally I die cut some words from the dark brown card - I thought they were appropriate because wow! would you ride a bike with a seat like that!!!

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.

While your looking don't forget our mood board challenge and the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:


Pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.