Mr and Mrs

My final post for the day – a wedding card for friends later in the year. It was the first thing I thought of when looking at the Card Concept image – it looks like the kind of room a bride would prepare in…

mr and mrs

The gold doesn’t show up very well, but it is in the colours from Color Throwdown this week: gold, light pink, navy and white.

Die cut and gold painted ampersand, elegant coloured cardstock and a bit of bling.

This Clean and Graphic card is entered in The Card Concept #74 {Freshly Elegant} Challenge

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also Color Throwdown #445

Here is a haiku:

Pretty in pink
but tough as blue steel beneath
Nothing fluffy here!

Medic Graduation

Here’s a card to congratulate a very important young person on completing their first year as a junior doctor 🙂  It would do nicely for a medic’s graduation from University as well.

Sentiment from Uniko, stethoscope fussy cut and coloured (the medic’s favourite colour), and the trace is a real one (mine: happily nothing wrong with it) – call it a found item!

I had to do this one when I saw CASOLOGY’s theme for this week: Medicine

 

as well as Addicted to CAS Graduation.

And the haiku:

You have worked so hard
To deserve your great succcess
Now licensed to heal

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June Birthday

This card is for my other half who has a birthday soon. Soppy, yes, but he deserves it!

June birthday

This is firstly a CASE of one of Ardyth’s cards for Muse #218 this week (Happy Birthday Ardyth!). (Ardyth’s was itself inspired by a card by Donna3D on Splitcoast Stampers but I didn’t look at that one.)

I kept Ardyth’s rainbow smooshing (though mine is paint rather than ink), heart die cut (and added another heart cut layer).

I changed the floral stamp, as I thought swirls were more appropriate for a male card. I added another layer for the sentiment, for interest, as I didn’t have the grey background layer.

I’m also entering this one into The Male Room Die Cut Challenge #61 – Stash.

and Watercooler Wednesday’s WWC121 – Anything Goes  challenge

And the haiku for this one:

Have a happy day:
Your support lights me like sun
Above the clouds. Thanks!

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Jolly Sailor

My dad loved sailing, in his younger days. Sadly he’s no longer able to do anything much that he once loved. But every birthday and Fathers’ Day I try to make him a card with a nautical theme. He’s recently grown a beard so he might appreciate this one!

This one is in the colours for Color Throwdown this week. Green, grey and white.

sailor

Sheena Douglas Sea View stamps and watercolour marker pens.

Challenge entry for:

Haiku:

Little white dinghy
Over the sea with red sail:
A long time ago 🙁

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One stamp, one colourway, four variations #2

Here are the other two cards I made with the Daisy Gerbera stamp and the yellow and grey colour scheme.

This one was supposed to have 6 hexagons for CAS-ual Fridays’ sixth birthday but I needed more to make the design right…

hexagon

So it’s entered for

Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

and Stamplorations MAY CAS challenge (Feminine enough for me – but depends how you interpret feminine colours!)

Finally, an even more minimal design, with just a silver frame thrown in.

frame

(edited to put the final version in which has the sentiment)

I’ll enter this one in Simon Says Stamp It’s a Frame Up

Today’s haiku:

Feeling very chilled
Soft colours help mindfulness
Making cards is calm!

One stamp, one colourway, four variations

I got a bit carried away. I started trying out the “Kissing” stamp technique for Time Out’s challenge and then I moved into Less is More’s colours of yellow and grey and I could hardly stop.

So here is the first of the cards, with the Daisy Gerbera Stamp “kissed” with a L’Aquarelle background., watercolour pen grey, ColorBox Cat’s Eye ink pads from the bright stack – yellow and marigold.

sending sunshine

This one didn’t come out quite as I expected, but I think I like it better.

It follows the sketch from CASE(E) this Sketch

and is also entered in Watercooler Wednesday’s Feminine Anything Goes challenge from Heidi  🙂

   

Then I tried another variation – very simple design, same materials, still the stamp ‘kissing’ technique, but with some added cardstock. Nice and simple.

yellow and grey kissed

This one is entered for the

Time Out challenge #82 Flowers with the optional twist of kissing

and Less is More #327 Yellow and Grey

The haiku:

Serendipity
Boosts my creativity
All turns out OK!

More on the other two cards later…

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Welcome baby girl

Here’s a couple of pink-themed cards for a baby girl!  With congratulations to Kylie of Happy Little Stampers, and one or two other people I know who have new baby girls…

baby girl

baby girl 2

Happy parents now
Safely delivered a new
Baby Beautiful!

Grunge Dragonfly

This is the first time I’ve tried something really grungy, and I’m liking the effect. L’Aquarelle stamps and watercolours.

Grunge Dragonfly

This is entered into Addicted to CAS #110 Grunge

Like a dragonfly
Flitting one to another
Never settling down

Love is a fruit in season

This card is for my sister. Just because 🙂

Uniko Originally Organic stamp (new to me, so fun to try out) and printed sentiment. It’s coloured with my watercolour pens: though the choice for magenta wasn’t brilliant, either too pink or too purple. This was nearest.

love is a fruit

I love the quote from Mother Teresa:

“Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.”

This is for CASOLOGY #246 SEASON 

 

and Color Throwdown ctd440 magenta, yellow and green.

The haiku:

Whatever the time
Or season of year, turning
You mean much to me.

Sleepy Bunny

I had to get this sweet Uniko stamp as it so reminded me of the cuddly toy my niece loved when she was younger. It was once even the subject of a Twitter hashtag when it was lost on a train… She’s 19 soon, but she’s getting this nostalgic card with SleepyBunny in her favourite colour, yellow. I hope she likes it!

sleepybunny

This is entered into the Sketch Challenge at Just Add Ink   and Seize the Birthday’s Topping option of Two Patterned Papers.

The haiku:

Sleepybunny: now
Small and forgotten as you
Start new adventures.

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