Friday 3 June 2016

June Challenge @ STAMPlorations

Good afternoon peeps.
Welcome to a post to announce the start of a new challenge over at STAMPlorations.
Her is my card for your inspiration.

This month we would like you to use the sketch or theme or both.


I wasn't intending to use the sketch but unintentionally I have, it is turned on its side, and what is a birthday if not a CELEBRATION!
I used the photo at The Card Concept for the colours, echoing the soft pink flowers in the cup with mine from Blooming Buds, and the soft blue and gold in the cup with the inked panel and gold strip and stamped sentiment. The layout is from Less is More, only later did I realise it echoes this month's sketch!
The blue panel was done by embossing with the ARTploration stencil Stained Glass then inking in Salty Ocean Di before removing it. The flowers were stamped in Memento London Fog, then masked to add further blooms to the posy, coloured with Copics and fussy cut before adding to the panel. Happy birthday is my favourite sentiment type from Banners and Balloons stamped in gold ink.

For all the usual Ts and Cs please check out the main STAMPlorations site where you will also see the rest of the DT's fab inspiration as well as this month's fantastic GDs, Jerrie and Pooja

I'd like to join in over at -

"Less is More"


  1. Beautiful the softness of the card colors! :)
    Suchi xx

  2. Beautiful card Julie, I love the layout you have used.
    Crafty hugs

  3. This has such an elegant fresh feel to it! Love the soft color scheme.

  4. Love your take on the LIM sketch. So soft and pretty with just the right amount of gold to finish it off.

  5. Beautiful card. I love the soft colouring, and what a pretty flower. Fab LIM card!

  6. Pretty card ! I loved the soft colors :)

    P.S. Thanks for telling me the name of flower "aquilegias". haven't seen them in real .Will surf online to get a better look of their colors :)

  7. This is so pretty and feminine Julie. The colours are beautifully soft - and clever you making it fit two sketches. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  8. So pretty!! LOVE that stained glass panel. Looks perfect with your soft and delicate blooms. Totally inspiring Jules! xx

  9. Love that stencilling - what a super card!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week
    “Less is More”

  10. A very pretty card. I love the inked panel behind your gorgeous flowers. I also like the way you have placed your sentiment.

  11. I'm just catching up on commenting, as I was away on a choir tour in chilly Derbyshire last week.
    What a delicate feel you have created with this card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  12. i like the mix of pink blooms and blue stenciling.


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