Saturday, 28 May 2016

Emboss it!

The bank holiday weekend has arrived...let's hope for some decent weather! Somehow I've agreed to spend most of this weekend looking after granddaughters, the two older girls today and the two year old tomorrow...somehow I know which is going to be the hardest work :)...hoping the sun will be shining (or at least no rain !) they all love to be outdoors!
I have two cards to share today, DT cards for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin'. The theme is embossing and I used  a beautiful  wooden stamp (Hero Arts) that has been languishing, forgotten, for ages.  I embossed the image with black EP, then went to town with my distress inks. The lovely swirly stamp on the circle was treated in the same way. I used the same inks and a few stamps to create the background, added  some die cuts and a blck ribbon. I enjoyed this technique so much I made this card too-
this one is even more simple...stamped, embossed and inked the panel, the background has dry embossed butterflies, lightly inked (sorry doesn't show up too well in photo!) and a simple bow.
There are some beautiful creations from my fellow  Sweeties to be seen by clicking here, and a fabulous prize is on offer from our lovely sponsor this week Live and love Crafts  so why not join the fun!
Thanks for calling by today, enjoy the weekend!
Challenges entered:
Card 1:
useyourstuff - get inky
Stamping Sensations atg
simplypapercrafts #29
crafty girls #19
cre8tivehandsfriends #7

Card 2:
creativecorner bingo- (turquoise, white blue)
just-add-ink. (blue distress ink)
a2zscrapbooking Mcay - CAS
craftingwhenwecan CAS


  1. Fabulous cards Chris, the colours on the first are amazing...have fun with the grandies....enjoy the weekend..xx  {aNNie}

  2. I love both of these Chris, and seeing your first card reminds me of what I was going to attempt when I first saw the challenge theme rather than what I ended up with!! Ah well, never mind.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Susan xx

  3. Beautiful cards Chris..the yellows and oranges are gorgeous along with the black detail and love the delicate soft colours of the second..have a lovely weekend with the grand I know which lot will be the hardest too..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Stunning cards Chris! both entirely different as well but both equally gorgeous huggles Sue xx

  5. So pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at a2z!

  6. Two stunners here, both with a fabulous colour pallet, but the first one is my favourite. Funny I have just use a very old Hero Arts stamp yesterday, I tend to forget about them, poor things.
    Haven't seen my Grandsons for two weeks, we were off for a week, then they were off for a week, so thrilled to bits to see them this evening, when they were back. Due to SIL job they are allowed to take them out of school with no penalties, both of them have just finished their Stats and are over the moon that they will have had two weeks for Spring Bank instead of the one week.


    Kath xx

  7. Two stunning cards Chris the first one especially caught my attention with the wonderful colours and design, top notch creations
    lorraine x

  8. Hi Chris....Two beautiful the embossing on the 1st one lovely colours....have fun with your Granddaughters....Joolsx

  9. Hi Chris....Two beautiful the embossing on the 1st one lovely colours....have fun with your Granddaughters....Joolsx

  10. Two really great creations and it's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge Chris, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  11. I love how you've created 2 totally different looks with the stamp, Chris. Your white embossed version is so pretty with the pops of colour & dry embossed butterflies. The black version is every bold & dramatic.
    Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.
    Di :)

  12. 2 Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

  13. Beautiful cards! I love the contrast of the warm colours with the black on the first one, and the second is so delicate and pretty. Thanks for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations.


  14. Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing at Use your Stuff!

  15. Such a lovely soft effect Chris.Your subtle butterfly embossing makes a beautiful background. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  16. Your cards are lovely, Chris. I especially love the subtle blue on your second card, sooo pretty with those embossed butterflies, and white foliage. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

  17. Both cards so beautifully done! Thanks for playing with us at a2z.

  18. Both of them are amazing!!!
    I love the contrast in the first one, and my favorite color is the blue one...
    Thanks for playing with us at Cre8tive Hands Friends.
    Ardilla :)

  19. Your cards are just gorgeous... I love the colours you have chosen for each of the cards! Thanks for playing along with us over at UYS - Hugs DT Shirl

  20. Wow Chris, these are so gorgeous!! I love how opposite they are, the first one with such a wonderful high contrast palette and the second with a soft and soothing palette! Both are very beautiful! hugs :)

  21. Both lovely cards - and lovely to see how you have use the same stamp to get to totally different looks. Chantell JAI

  22. Two gorgeous cards Chris, I love the beautiful colours on the first with all the black and the second is lovely in the blue and white. Hope you had a good time with your granddaughters and that your weather was good.

    Pat xx

  23. Very nice cards, love how you used the same stamp and got totally different looks. Thanks for sharing with a2z!

  24. Both cards are just gorgeous. Totally different colors, but so creative and lovely.

    So glad you joined us at A2Z Xcrapbooking this month with your lovely card.

  25. Beautiful cards So glad to see your CAS card entered at A2Z this month

  26. Lovely! thanks for playing with us over A2Z

  27. Oh dear, I was sure I'd commented on this already Chris! Chasing my tail these past couple of weeks. I utterly love your inky adventures on both these stamps. Beautifully done! The embossing is fabulous and the black accents in the top one are so striking! I love them both to bits!! Gorgeous creations hun. Hugs, Wends x

  28. Just saw your gorgeous card showcased on Stamping Sensations! Congrats hunny and well deserved xxx