Less is More, Week 9 – A Touch of Red

I’m a little late with my card for this week’s Less is More challenge, which is to use ‘A Touch of Red’ on your card.  I’m  finding these cards a bit of a challenge in themselves, but I do love the CAS look, so I shall persevere! As always, the girls at LIM have given us fab examples, and the cards entered so far are all gorgeous. I used Stampin’ Up stamps on my card, the berries and leaves are coloured with Promarkers, and the sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for visiting!

Maria xx


Pocket Full of Posies Challenge #5

The theme for the Pocket Full of Posies theme for this fortnight is ‘Winged Things’, and our generous sponsors for this challenge are Whimsy Stamps, who are going to give our lucky winner no less than five gorgeous digital images of their choice from their online shop!

Here is my card, made, of course, with a delightful Whimsy Stamps image. She has been coloured with Promarkers, and the Designer Papers that I used are by Basic Grey.  The cute velvety butterfly is by Flora Doodles, sentiment by Hero Arts, and the rest is from my stash.

 I do hope that you’ll come and play in our latest challenge; I’m sure that you’ll agree that the prize is well worth it!


Colour Create Challenge

Colour Create is a new challenge blog to me, and as I love trying out different colour combination on my cards I thought I would make one on this week’s theme – Chocolate, Coffee and Cream – yum!  There is also an extra challenge, which is to add some distressing to the card.

Here is my card, using one of the very gorgeous ‘Gorjuss Girls’, from Sugar Nellie, for my image.  The swirls in the background were stamped with a Hero Arts clear stamp. The oval sentiment is from a new stamp set in the current mini catalogue from Stampin’ Up, as is the oval scalloped punch that I used to punch it out.  The ‘distressed’ brown cardstock is by DCWV; this has a white core that can be rubbed with sandpaper to give a worn look.  The corner accent is a Cuttlebug die-cut, and the flowers are by Prima.  The ribbon, DP and brads are all from my stash.


Proud Mum

I’d like to share a photo of our younger son, Tom, who was presented with a Master of Arts from Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he studied for four years, on Saturday.  Needless to say, David and I are very proud parents!  Luckily, the weather stayed nice for the day.

Tomm's MA

Here is the card I made for him – if you are wondering why the greeting is in Japanese, it’s because this was the subject that Tom studied.


The greeting is computer-printed, thanks to the Google translator, the stamps are from a Hero Arts clear set, and I coloured the little geisha with Promarkers.

Creative Card Crew Challenge

Here’s a card that I made for the Creative Card Crew Challenge, which was to make a card without using any DP.  This really was a challenge!


I used:
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, and corner die
Nestabilities scallop dies in oval and circle
Hero Arts scroll stamp
Elizabeth Bell stamp, from Sugar Nellie

Happy Birthday Tilda and Friends!

It’s been a whole year since we started the Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge Blog.  Can you believe how quickly the time has flown?  We’ve certainly enjoyed playing along with the fun challenges, as I hope you have.  There are some wonderful stamps up for grabs this week, so I hope that you will be able to come over and celebrate with us, and perhaps win a fabby prize for your efforts. 

My ATC is made with an oldie Magnolia, but Tilda has aged well, and is no less cute now than she was then.  I coloured her with Promarkers, with a touch of glitter on the cake.  The background is a Basic Grey plain pink paper from the Two Scoops pad, which I have embellished further with a Hero Arts cake stamp from a clear birthday set.  I added a few gems for extra sparkle, and the word ‘Celebrate’ is a rub-on  transfer.


Warm it up!

‘Warm it up’ is the theme of this week’s challenge at Tilda and Friends, which I’m sure you’ll agree is  perfect for the very cold weather we’ve been experiencing in the UK recently.  My Tilda is dressed warmly, and her background and embellishments are in warm colours. Apart from the Magnolia Tilda, I’ve used a daisy stamp by Elzybells, and a sentiment stamp from Hero Arts.  The buttons are from my button jar.


Come and help us keep warm at Tilda and Friends this week!


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