Saturday, 20 July 2019


I have a spare Saturday with hubby being away for the day so a good chance to catch up on some crafting and some challenges.

The first one that caught my eye was Inkspirational Challenge #191

I used my Clearly Besotted Hello Cupcake stamp set for this set - I used some of the new DSP from SU as the background and cut it out with some stitched banner framelits.  I then stamped the hippos direct on to the DSP and coloured them in with SU watercolour pencils.  I added some Glossy Accents to the icing on the cakes.  I used some Versamark to add some interest to the card stock using the little hearts, dots and fruit slices from the set.  I added a little bow of twine to the middle to finish off the card.

My second card is for Freshly Made Sketches - #397

I have a new set from Card-io Stamps which I hadn't used yet so wanted to have a play with that.  Amongst my box of papers I found a background I had made a few weeks ago and never used. It was made with some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks on a particularly inky day of crafting!  I cut the piece I had made into two strips and added them to some SU card in Lemon Lime Twist.  I then stamped and fussy cut out the bottle of champagne and the two glasses from the stamp set.  I coloured them in using Tri Spectrum Noir blends and a touch of gold pen.  I added some interest to the base card by using Versamark and the champagne cork stamp. The sentiment is from SU Amazing You. Now all I need is a Celebration!  

My third card today is for Just Add Ink#466 .  and TGIF which is doing Christmas In July. I love this seasonal image and I'm going to make sure I do this with my lanterns at Christmas time.  I was inspired to use Merry Mistletoe, a retired SU set, by a you tube video I saw by a lady known as Stampin Star Creations.  She had used the mistletoe from this set to turn it into a Christmas Tree which is just inspired! 



sandie said...

Fabulus set of cards Fiona and love the card for Ink. Such fab detail-adore the added gloss n the cakes-yummy! And your colouring is really good plus such a great idea to add the ink in the background-perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining Ink x

Kim S said...

That inked up background is just perfect for the wine bottle!! All your cards are wonderful and each so different. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Great cards! Those champagne glasses are so cute! And great job with the fussy cutting! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Nonni said...

Wonderful cards here! I love your cute card for Ink! The design showcases your critters beautifully and i love all the details like the stamped background. Great job! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!

C├ęcile RIBON said...

Nothing beats champagne to celebrate a special occasion! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Chantell Randall said...

Wow you have been busy and all your cards are lovely. I really like your traditional style Christmas Tree card - its rustic with a vintage feel. Chantell Just Add Ink