Love .... using my stamps and dies together

Well we all had a wonderful wedding and the weather surpassed itself. The location my niece chose was beautiful and the weather topped off an already wonderful day. It was fabulous to catch up with everyone and much celebrating was done by all! However it was a shame that the hotel we stayed in was not as "wonderful" but even though it left a sour taste, it didn't spoil are special memories of the weekend.

If you haven't heard, Tonic Studios has moved to Hochanda and held a 10 day event to celebrate their new partnership. One of the many new releases during the event was the Autumnal Sprigs (Set 1 & 2) stamp sets, (which are part of the Bunched Bouquet collection). They make a wonderful addition and are beautiful to work with. Here is one of my projects using the stamp sets ...

I stamped and embossed the petal multiple times on to light grey card, and once on to the lemon, using all the petals to create a fuller flower. The flower was then finished by stamping & embossing the receptacle. It was also a great way to hide all my gluing too!

The leaves were stamped and embossed on to a darker grey card and used as an accent. All images were layered on to a framed screen die cut, (zig & zag and floral motif) which in turn was layered on to lemon card. 

The "LOVE" is from the Mandala stamp and matching die sets, stamped and embossed on to the same lemon card, mounted with 3D foam. I am loving the colours of this project but now want to try the design out in different colours ... warm colours next I think ... or maybe in blues and greens ... ooohhhh, decisions, decisions, decisions ....

Now I've tempted myself to go and have a play ... watch this space. Have a great day everyone,

x x x


Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
TTCRD - anything goes
A perfect time to craft - anything goes
Creatalicious - anything goes (+ flowers)
Love to craft - anything goes
Sunny day crafting - spring
Artistic Inspiration - anything goes
Always fun - anything goes
Diecuttin Divas - spring


Jackie T said…
Hi your card is stunning it is just so beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie
Jan Ltc said…
I LOVE this fabulous card Lou xx Jan
Oh my this is just fantastic. Looks great, fabulous work. Love it.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for

Janis Lewis said…
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Always Fun Challenges.
~DT Janis
Gerda said…
What a beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Have a great day.
Creaine said…
very nice. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
Oh this is really pretty I love the colors you used so soft and elegant.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Through The Craft Room Door ATGs challenge. We do hope you will come back an join us again real soon.
Janis Lewis said…
Lovely card, and love your blog background too. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting.
~Owner/DT Janis
SewPaperPaint said…
Oh wow! What awesome stamps and dies in such an amazing color combo! Hugs, Autumn
Anonymous said…
Stunning card, really lovely! Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting.
Such a pretty card, Lou.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best luck with your entry.
DT-Tina xxx
This is really pretty!!The background you created is beautiful and perfectly embellished.Thanks for joining us at Love To Craft! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!!
Ann DT
Bettina L. said…
Such a delightful spring card. Love all the details. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx
Melanie said…
A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…