Colourful hello

This card is inspired by Marcie Sharp’s on the Muse challenge this week. I watercoloured in black. Was interested to see how my watercolours took to a dark background. Inks didn’t work (none of them!) but my Caran d’Ache watercolours did. Plus a L’Aquarelle sentiment and a Stampin Up! sentiment. Looking at it again, I think I’ll add a scatter of black pearls, but am running out of time today.

colourful hello

Here’s Marcie’s card

And today’s haiku:

In the darkest night,
Even, colour can spring out:
turn black into bright!

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A is for Agapanthus again

This one was inspired by Lesley’s challenge #88 on Always Playing with Paper, because I loved all the keywords.  And of course because Just Add Ink wants to add A – it’s using my much liked agapanthus stamps.  Plus Uniko sentiment and watercoloured background. Otherwise really simple and CAS. This one’s for a lovely colleague.

A is for Agapanthus


So – entered for the Challenge, and I think I got all of the keywords (although it wasn’t essential) – bright watercoloured background,  stamped flowers, birthday sentiment, square card.

And  Just Add Ink #366…”Just Add A”  challenge

Also entered into CAS on Friday (Sunday) Challenge #111 Flowers

The haiku for this one:

Summer comes at last
Flowers you want and don’t want
Flourish in the yard

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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!

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, grey watercolour pen, 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

ADDED: This card was awarded an Honorable Mention at Taking Time Out 🙂

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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A helicopter ride

This card is to accompany a helicopter ride voucher for a very special birthday. Every little boy’s dream I should think (and plenty of grown-ups’ too!)

It’s stamped with Up in the Air in black on white and then fussy cut and mounted with dimensionals over a “sky” blue background. Apologies for the dim picture – I had to take it in the evening.

helicopter ride

This card is entered for The Male Room challenge of Black, White and one more colour – in this case, sky blue 🙂

Seize the sky, my friend
Take the adventure to heart
You’re surely worth it

Bon Anniversaire

For a friend who is a Francophile:

bon anniversaire

Entering in Fusion challenge Paris Rain – inspired by the image of course!

And a haiku based on our honeymoon experience many years ago…

Remember Paris?
Such rain, the Seine overflowed
Cosy honeymoon!

L is for Lighthouse

I haven’t had much time to create cards this weekend, but managed one tonight.

Here is a CAS lighthouse intended for a friend going through difficulties.

L is for lighthouse

I want to enter this one for Just Add Ink – #351 Just Add L 

L is of course for lighthouse.

   

and Addicted to CAS Seaside challenge – I was gutted I didn’t get a doodled card done in time for their Doodle challenge!

 

 

 

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