Tag You're It Challenge

The skies are blue, the sun is shining and it is warm enough to sit outside in the garden so what am I doing in my craft room?....well I saw this week's Tag You're It Challenge #68
Tag You're It Challenge

  and thought I would enter this tag that I have just made...
Tag entered into the Tag You're It Challenge No 68
I used a Tim Holtz stencil and some distress inks (Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint) to create the background and then copic coloured the giraffe which is from Lovie Friends by Lil' inker and popped him on top. 
The sentiment is also from the same stamp set and has been heat embossed onto some Mocha card by Papermilldirect.
Tag You're It Challenge #68

The leaves were also coloured using Copics and are from MFT Build-able Bouquet.
Here is the guest designer Gayatri Murali's tag that was used as my inspiration....
 Hop on over to the blog to see what the other talented designers have come up with this week.
Off to enjoy the sun in the garden now while it lasts!!
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Mother's Day Card

Hello I am back today with a Mother's Day card.  My mum died last year and as I have mentioned before it was her that gave me a love of card making and crafting so with my mum in mind I made this card for my lovely Mother-in-Law.
Mother's Day card made using Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers
This card layout was inspired by the very talented Lydia Evans.  I watched one of her You Tube videos where she made a similar card using stamps by Altenew and so I wanted to CASe her card using Lawn Fawn's Fab Flowers.
My collection of Lawn Fawn inks is slowly growing so I used these today and I love how they have so many colours that you can use to layer up stamps.  I REALLY love these inks and you don't really need a MISTI tool as they stamp so well the first time.
Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers stamps used to make a mother's day card
I have to admit that I have changed this card.  I initially used the cut out part which had the missing part of the flowers stamped on it and put the sentiment over the top.  When I asked my husbean if he liked the card he said he couldn't really read the sentiment as it was drowned out by the flowers.  I don't usually listen to husbean when it comes to card design but on this occasion I agreed with him so I cut another piece of plain white card and stamped the sentiment again.
He's right - it looks much better!!
I stamped the butterflies in the same set - aren't they gorgeous?  I am going to make a butterfly card using just these when I get the time.  I used glittery sparkle embossing powder on one of the butterflies and popped it up on foam tape.
I hope my MIL likes it.

Simon Says Stamp

I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which this week is 'Layering'. 

Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers & matching dies
Lawn Fawndamentals Premium Dye Ink Pads
Wow Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter
Stampin' Up! Bermuda Bay cardstock
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Hola Sunshine!

I've been playing with those cheeky Alpacas/llamas again today and have made a Hola Sunshine card that I am entering into the Seven Hills Craft Tic Tac Toe challenge....

Bold Shades
Big Words/Letters
Patterned Paper
Pastel Shades
Die Cutting

I have chosen Animals, Big Words/Letters and Die Cutting.

Taylored Expressions Llama Love

I started off by using a Lil'inker Design Quilted Stitch Spirals Die to create a background and then used my Clarity Brushes and Distress ink to create a faded sky look.

I then coloured some Llamas from a set by Taylored Expressions 'Llama Love' using Copic markers and popped them behind a photo frame that I cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.  I again used distress inks to blend a pink background.

Llama Love by Taylored Expressions
 I stamped and die cut out the 'Sunshine' using one of my all time favourite sets by WPlus9 'Sunshine Layers' along with the sun and added them to the frame and then heat embossed some alphabet stamps onto black card to create the 'hola'.  I added some Glossy Accents to the sunshine sentiment to give it some dimension and some Wink of Stella to the sun to make it shhpaarkle!

Card made using Llama Love by Taylored Expressions with Lil'inker Quilted Stitched spirals die

Adios Sunshine and thank you for stopping by my blog.
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Washi Tape Challenge

Hello and I hope you have had a good weekend.  As the weather was awful, I disappeared into my craft room to make a card for the latest challenge over at Less is More which is:-
I don't have much washi tape - I tend to only use it to decorate envelopes but I added a strip to some white card cut out using a cross stitched die and this is what I came up with......
Washi used to make a card for the Less is More Challenge
I have used a mouse from The Greeting Farm 'Let's Mingle (again!) and coloured both him & the balloon with my Zig clean color brush markers and a little bit of water.  Actually make that mouse a 'her' as I can't see a man wearing a red spotted top like that one...well my husband definitely wouldn't anyway!) 
The Greeting Farm Let's Mingle
The balloon was die cut using an old Stampin' Up! framelits die.  After I had coloured the balloon I decided it needed a bit of shhpaarkle so I liberally covered it in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with some luscious sparkly embossing powder.
And here is a close up of the balloon....
Wow Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter
The Greeting Farm - Let's Mingle
Taylored Expressions - Wish Big (balloon string & birthday sentiment)
Lawn Fawn - Happy Happy Happy & matching dies
MFT - Cross Stitched Rectangle dies
Wow - Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Card
Papermilldirect - White Smooth & Mustard card

Please hop on over to the challenge to see what the very talented LIM designers have come up with.
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Lawn Fawn - How You Bean?

Well I have been playing (not eating) with jelly beans today from a new stamp set by Lawn Fawn called How You Bean?

Lawn Fawn How You Bean stamps and matching dies
I loved these stamps as soon as I saw them and there are lots of different faces that you can stamp on the beans.  I bought the 2 matching die sets.  One of them cuts out the jar as a frame so you can turn it into a shaker jar and there are hearts, stars and beans that can be cut out to go inside.
After I had coloured in all the beans with Copic markers, I added the faces and then a huge blobbing of Glossy Accents.

How You Bean by Lawn Fawn

 I sponged the background sky with Salty Ocean Distress Inks and then added a rainbow and clouds so that it looks like the beans are being made in rainbow colours and raining down into the jar.
Wouldn't that be great if we got beans instead of rain?!!!
Taylored Expressions - Stitched Cloud Duo dies
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