Sunday, 15 September 2019

The Flower Challenge #36 Reminder

Hi there, I am back with reminder cards for 'The Flower Challenge'. It's 'Anything Goes' this month and MFT are our sponsors with prizes for TWO of our winners this month. MFT also kindly offered our team stamps too.

Once I had made my card I saw these pretty flower stamps and the frame dies. Just had to have them of course and decided to make another extra card to share ;)

The talented Michele Ferguson is our Guest Designer (do check out her amazing blog if you haven't already), she has made another beautiful card for your inspiration again....do try and take part, you may even win a prize ;)

Visit our blog and see all the fabulous entries already there, so many cards for your inspiration! See my teamies cards there too as they are all so very talented ;)

Okay so here are my cards below, come and have a peek and of course enjoy your week whatever you have planned ;)


MFT, Flowers, Watercolouring
Smooth White card
Watercolour card
White foam card
MFT Beautiful Bloom stamp
MFT Die-namics dieThanks sentiment
TH Distress inks
Altenew Clear Embossing ink
Wow E/P Magenta Twinkle
N&T sequins

I first made my top fold card base then cut a topper from watercolour card. I stamped and embossed my large flower and then watercoloured it all. I used the same colours for the background adding splashes of water as I did it.

Then I cut my sentiment from the centre of the flower and a layer of white foam also. I glued my sentiment layers together and attached them to where I had first cut my sentiment. A sprinkling of sequins and my card was complete.

Wild Flowers card
MFT, Flower Silouettes
Smooth White card
Inspire Me vellum
Sentiment stamp from another MFT set
N&T Stencil Rice Paddies 
Versafine Onyx Black ink & Smokey Grey ink
Hero Arts Mint Julep ink
Little Things sequins
3d pads


I made my A6 card base as usual, then using my stencil I blended my ink onto my card base.
Then I stamped two of my flowers in the grey ink and then over the top used three more flowers and stamping in black. I cut my frame and stamped two more flowers in black on it over a spare bit of card.

I just wanted the edges of the flowers this time on the frame so discarded the rest. I matched up the frame to my previously stamped flowers on the card and used 3d pads to raise it up a little on the card.

The sentiment was stamped onto a spare piece of vellum and attached to my card cutting a fish tail edge for interest. A few matching sequins and my card was complete.




 We do hope you will take part, you have until the 25th September
to join in. See our rules also so you don't miss out on winning
prizes this time too! Here is our cue card below, please add it
when entering our challenge.
 
 

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Our new kitchen...at last!

Hi there friends, as promised I am back with the final pics of our kitchen  make over. (See older post for old kitchen pics). We have all the units in now, the floor is done and everything is back in the cupboards.

Halleluiah!....I can relax a bit now. Still catching up with blogging/commenting/card making so please forgive me.

You may just spot a door knob in the wrong place on one of the cupboards. I didn't at first but when I did it drove me mad as I couldn't 'unsee' it lol. So having that cupboard replaced soon. Annoyed the  kitchen designer didn't spot it and I am having to pay for it as I approved the initial pics but hey ho!

The microwave was supposed to go on the long shelf (where the radio is), but it was too large...so it is now inside the cupboard above the oven. I decided on a new main kitchen door (and another one for our lounge off the hall at the last minute too). So glad I did as it looked so much better and I even got matching brushed steel doorknobs to match the kitchen ones too....result.

I added some 'pink' retro accessories too....he he for those who know me that wont be such a big surprise! Ok come and have a look and see what you think ;)....oh and see if you can spot the offending door knob too ;)










  
 
 
 
 
 
Love the large drawers, on the left is my integrated fridge/ freezer.
My OH made me the spice/herb shelf, he painted it white to match.

 With the under cupboard lights working...see pic below.
I got them on the other side too and also inside the glass cupboard.
 
The walls are painted grey (Woodsmoke), the floor is LVT in a greyish brown colour (Kendal Oak)
to match the walls and to tone in with the dark wooden floors we have in most of the house.

The worktops look kind of industrial called (Concrete)...laminate ones.
So easy to clean, I love them. The sink (composite) is grey and has a sort of sparkle/glisten
to it.
 
 Main door
 
 
 Worktop

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

The Flower Challenge #36 'Anything Goes'

Hi there friends, I am back to share my latest card for 'The Flower Challenge'. It's an easy one yet again and 'Anything Goes'. 

We have not one but TWO PRIZES to give away this month to two of our lucky winners. The amazing 'My Favorite Things' company have kindly agreed to sponsor us and we are lucky that Michele Ferguson is our Guest Designer too.

I love MFT  craft products and of course I am sure you all know the amazing Michele Ferguson also. She leaves so many lovely comments on blogs and is a great card maker too. See her beautiful GD card  and do try and visit her blog if you haven't already and leave her some comment love ;)...also see my teamies cards too as they are amazing !

Anyway back to my card, MFT were very kind and offered to send our DT some of their products to use on our cards. I used this beautiful flower stamp of theirs, isn't it fabulous...swoons!...all details below my card.

ps. Our kitchen complete gutting make-over is still under construction....argghhh what a mess !! pics soon! Update...it's now finished I am happy to say...pics soon ;)
 
 
 
Flower Challenge, MFT
Smooth White card
Watercolour card
Silver Glitter card
MFT Beautiful Bloom stamp
MFT die-namics Thanks sentiment die
Altenew Clear embossing ink
Wow Silver E/P
Zig clean color pens


I made my top fold card base then cut a water colour card topper slightly smaller. Then I stamped my flower using clear embossing ink and heat embossed in silver. After that I did a loose water coloring all over my card. I used various colours for a multi colour look ;)

I cut my sentiment in silver card to match my silver embossing, it looks so sparkly irl. I attached the topper and my sentiment to my card base and my card was complete. 


Please add our cue card below when entering our challenge.
 You have until the 25th Sept to add your card. 
 
 
 

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