Tuesday, 19 July 2016


Yay - for the last two day's Summer has arrived in the UK and we are now sweltering under 30 degree heat.  The UK homes don't work well with this heat -we don't have air con and my house is definitely a winter house.  But hey - lovely to see the sun and I'm lucky enough to be able to take advantage of it.  So today I shall be crafting in the garden.

But before I go I have a few challenges to catch up with.  The first is Sam Hammond's Colour Challenge which this week was Melon Mambo, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, and Crushed Curry.  You'll find her challenge HERE.  As its sunny outside and there are quite a few butterflies flying around my veggies I thought I would use the Papillon Potpourri set.  The beautiful rose from  Picture Perfect has also been used as the background stamp using Versamark.  

The sentiment is from the Shooting Star set.  I've popped one of the butterflies up on dimensionals after punching it out with the butterfly pun ch and added a few rhinestones for some sparkle.

I used Melon Mambo, Whisper White and Crushed Curry.

I've used the polymer stamps here and would love to know how to stop them staining when using the Melon Mambo or Watermelon Wonder.  I did try stamping with Versamark first and it helped a bit.  Any advice gratefully received.

I'm also putting this card in for the Less is More Challenge which is asking for repitition though I think I've put too much on the card and not enough "white" space.  Their Challenge is HERE

I had to have another play with the Repetition theme - I just love it.  Here I've used the Playful Backgrounds set and the Papillon Potpourri again punched out with the butterfly punch on Designer Series Paper Rich Razzleberry.  The stripes have been stamped in Rich Razzleberry Ombre Stamping Pad. The sentiment is from Shooting Star.

I'm also putting this one in for the Addicted to CAS challenge - their theme is Stripes.

 Thanks for stopping by and do leave a comment.

Happy Crafting 



Esther said...

Two stunning cards Fiona! I love the vibrant colours of the first one. It's got a really energising feel to it. The second one is lovely with those purple shades, and definitely meets our white space guideline... CAS-tastic! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creations :)

Barb Ghig said...

Two beautiful cards, Fiona! I love how you created the stripes on your 2nd card, and your butterflies are so sweet! So happy that you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Ksenija said...

Wonderful striped card, Fiona. Thank you so much for sharing your card at Addicted to CAS. - Sweet Kobylkin

Susan said...

Such pretty cards, and perfect for our challenge at ATCAS! Thank you for joining in!

Deepti said...

Beautiful creations :) thank you for sharing with ATCAS

Sharon said...

Two super and pretty cards Fiona. Love the way you added the dimension to one of the butterflies on the first card. All that yummy white space and repeated stripes on the second card are perfect. Thanks for sharing these with us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Chrissie said...

Two great cards Fiona, I love how the one 3D butterfly really pops on the first card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"