Sunday, 24 June 2018

Abstract Impressions for Random Acts Of Kindness Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Blog Hop.  You are visiting Karen Henderson in England.  I am so happy to be showcasing the cards I have given and received as part of the Random Act of Kindness Group on Facebook. 


Each month, we each select a few people from the Group to send a RAK card to, to brighten their day. Please feel free to join the Group if you would like to participate in the RAK cards movement (blogging is not mandatory). If you would like to join our awesome group here is the link to the group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/randomactsofkindnessgroup/
#imbringingRAKcardsback #makeacardsendacard #randomactsofkindness

These are the cards I have made using the Abstract Impressions stamps, together with the Subtle embossing folder, some circle dies and a swoosh of shimmer from the Wink of Stella pen.  For the greenery I stuck with the same combination of Soft Sea Foam and Pear Pizzazz but for the flowers
I have had such fun experimenting with different colour combinations and I'll show you a few of my favourites!  The first pair feature Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather - don't they look fabulous together?

 
Next, there is Flirty Flamingo with Melon Mambo.


There is also a lovely soft combination of Calypso Coral with Petal Pink!


I also tried flowers stamped in Mango Melody/Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade/Petal Pink, but the light faded before I snapped thier photo.  As I hot footed my way to the post office with my envelopes I wore a huge smile...participating in this wonderful group brings me so much pleasure.  It was fun trying out the different colours and making up a batch of cards.  Sharing them makes me happy.

These are the cards I have received in June:

Laura Buechler - this was sent in May, but it travelled all the way from America, so I didn't recieve it until June.  I am really going to miss these papers!


Nicky Morgan - the Graceful Glass Vellum looks stunning wrapped around the vanilla layer.  Such a clever way to attach this gorgeous paper to a card. 


I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day.  You are currently visiting Karen Henderson.  Please see the list below & hop around all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!


BLOG HOP LIST
 
Happy Crafting,

If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code EXQQEE6N to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month).  If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become a hostess and get rewards. To place an order, please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:





Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Cheery Calypso Coral for Global Design Project 142


As I sit at my desk this afternoon the sky is gloomy and it feels distinctly chilly.  My solution to this is to create something warm and cheerful for the Global Design Project #GDP142 challenge which this week is to follow a sketch.

http://www.global-design-project.com/2018/06/global-design-project-142-sketch.html

I've chosen to use some floral images from the Abstract Impressions stamp set and to show them off in warming Calypso Coral tones for my card.

On Whisper White card I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz - the larger set of leaves were stamped off onto scrap paper first to create a lighter image but the smaller set of leaves are a at full strength to create a darker shade.  Similarly, the flowers are two tone Calypso Coral - first I stamped the darker accents and then added the large lighter blooms, after stamping off, over the top (I found it easier to line the images up this way).  The stalks are grounded onto a Pear Pizzazz swoosh!  The little picture is then die cut using my favourite Stitched Shapes framelits.  I am so pleased I have these dies, they are so useful and I use them all the time.  The flowers are completed by highlighting with a Wink of Stella and topping them with basic pearls.


For the diagonal element suggested in the sketch I have used Calypso Coral card and ink, with a different flower stamp from the set, to create a monotone background which rests on top of a textured piece of card.  The new Subtle embossing folder creates this beautifully subtle textured background - it's brilliant and it's definitely going to be one of my go to items for the foreseeable future!


I'm pleased to say that making this card has lifted my spirits despite the dullness of the weather outside!  So much so that I did a couple of alternatives too!


Thank you for visiting today and I hope that you like today's cards and that the sun is shining with you.  Happy Crafting,


If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code EXQQEE6N to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month).  If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become a hostess and get rewards. To place an order, please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:







Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Share What You Love by sending a box of cards!



The theme for Kylie's International Highlights for June is FRIENDSHIP and I'm super excited to be taking part again.  The best bit about this Highlight is that you can vote for your favourite five projects.   The top ten winners will get the chance to be part of an international blog hop so I would really appreciate it if you would VOTE for my project. 

http://bit.ly/VoteForMeKyliesHighlightsJune

Today, I'm sharing a box filled with cards that I'm giving to a friend to celebrate her recent good news (the celebrate card above is the one I'm writing to her and the others are for her to send!).  I chose to use these particular papers because she admired them on a card that I had received, so I'm sure she will approve!  I think this project fits the Friendship bill perfectly.  I would love it if you would vote for my project HERE.




These wonderful Share What You Love designer series papers really are fabulous and I wanted to make them the star of the show.  The box itself is made from Blackberry Bliss card and decorated with beautiful paper and ribbons.  The little pocket on the front will accomodate a book of stamps and one of the exquisite roses from the Embellishment Kit adorns the flap.



A box of cards isn't complete without cards, so there is a selection of cards with envelopes to fill it up.  



Firstly, there are small square, Mint Macaron cards that feature the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I took inspiration for these from the Annual catalogue, p176.  I have highlighted the raised image using a white chalk marker, which is easy to do because it is so deeply embossed, giving a soft and subtle effect.  To finish the card I have added flowers, that are fussy cut from the papers, pearls, twine and a sentiment stamped on a stitched die cut shape.




This card echoes the box as it has a Blackberry Bliss base and features the same patterened paper.  To allow the paper to shine all that has been added is a simple sentiment and a strip of velvety ribbon.  Simple and gorgeous!


Although I have used different patterns, the layout for this card is the one that prompted the compliment from my friend.  The only thing that has been added is a few of the Artisan Pearls. 


Thank you for visiting my blog.  I do hope you have enjoyed this project.  I'd be really pleased if you visited the gallery and voted for my project!

Happy crafting,

 
If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code EXQQEE6N to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month).  If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become a hostess and get rewards. To place an order, please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com
 

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used: