15 August 2015

Week 237 Theme

For our theme this week we have chosen

You could choose any reason for congratulations and there is a host to choose from... engagement,  marriage, anniversary, new baby, driving test, examinations, new job, special birthday, the list is practically endless.

Let's see what you can dream up, but do remember to keep your design 
Clean & Simple 

with lots of 
white space, minimal layers and few embellishments.


I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Baby Love set (discontinued) 
onto a strip of pale pink vellum, heat embossed in white and wrapped this 
around a white cardstock panel.  I then stamped the onesie and the flower logo from Clearly Besotted's Little Onesie set onto some Lawn Fawn polka dot paper 
and again heat embossed in white before fussy cutting out and popping up 
on 3D foam.  The panel was adhered flat to the card base and a few 
silver Doodlebug Sprinkles added to accent.

 A celebratory card, using Stampin' Up's fun balloon inked in Mint Macaroon
 with some gold embossing, sequins, ribbon and a thin mat.

Memory Box die cuts in a Simon Says Stamp stitched frame, with a Clearly Besotted sentiment.
The panel behind the butterflies was made with Aqua Tints and some mica spray.
I couldn't find a die to match the size of the middle butterfly in this, so that one is a tad
too small for the aperture, but I still like the effect.

I started out by inking the whale and sentiment from Paper Smooches
Briny Blue and 'You Did It' from Clearly Besotted - Let's Roll using
Versafine Black ink before heat embossing with clear embossing powder.
Using Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass
I've watercoloured the background allowing the colours to merge slightly before
spritzing water splashes on it. The shaker frame is made with an MFT Die-namics
Stitched Square Die and filled with beads and sequins from my stash.

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We hope you enjoy the challenge and have a fun week!



  1. great challenge, have a design in mind, been out all day with a friend from the Uk, but am def too tired now as I already messed up two crisp white panels with my inky fingers...new try tomorrow morning ;-)

  2. A fun challenge; always something to fit the card that you have to make... Great inspiration again ! Have a colourfull week!

  3. Super inspiation ladies! And a great theme too.


    Di xx

  4. Great cards ladies and another super fun challenge, thx.
    Hugs Veerle

  5. I am loving all this inspiration! One can never have too many congratulation cards in the stash! Thank you, ladies!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Another great challenge and suited my wedding card so perfectly! Many thanks for all you do! Stef x



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