Friday, 6 March 2015

Still here ... with a couple of cards

I feel I've neglected my blog this week so thought I'd share a couple
of cards for some challenges.

Having had a crazy busy work week I'm frantically trying to 
get my DT cards up to date and organise myself for a family
wedding we are off to this weekend - I'm sure it will all come together!

This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp is 
Special Lady / Girly
So what better occasion than Mothers' Day and a girly shaker card

Card Recipe: 
Dies: Sizzix Circle Framelits & Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies
Sentiment: Cleary Besotted Fresh Flowers Stamps
Stencil: Memory Box - inked with distress inks in my fav combo ...
Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade & Scattered Straw

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

My first go at Bokeh!
Looking around blogland it seems lots of you were experimenting with Bokeh last weekend!

Me too ... although this is the first opportunity I've had to post it.

It's such a fascinating and fun look but I thought it would be incredibly hard
anyway a few Youtube videos later and here's my attempt!

I made my own multiple circle stencil using various sizes of circle dies
and having inked my panel in Distress inks (spritzed and merged)
I sponged Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink through the circles 
overlapping some and deepening the sponging on others.

The sentiment is heat embossed from Clearly Besotted: It's your Birthday set.

I'm heading over to Happy Little Stampers with this where 
it's a 'sponging' theme this time. 

And Virginia's View where it's all about embossing
with a happy first birthday to celebrate too.


Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow with my 
DT post for Less is More so catch you then.



  1. Gorgeous cards! Love the center sponging but the Bokeh is my friend! :) Love the look and you rocked it for your first time!

  2. Two gorgeous cards Sarah! LOVE the colour combo of the first (orange and pink is my favourite combo too!) ... and long with the shaker -- so awesome. And LOVE your bokeh card --- great job! Both have sponging ... thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  3. Fab cards Sarah, I love your Bokeh colours... it's a fun technique isn't it!
    Chrissie xx

  4. A shaker and bokeh in one post. You're really branching out, Sarah, and both cards are terrific.

  5. It seems that bokeh is the technique of this week. :-) Your attempt is fabulous. Amazing colours. I like also your sweet shaker card. Very colorful post! :-)) I'm sure that you will manage all your tasks. :-))
    Have a nice weekend, Sonja

  6. Darling shaker card! Wonderful for Mother's Day in those spring colors. I love your wonderful bokeh birthday card - just gorgeous!

  7. I also want to try the bokeh effect... yours looks fantastic!
    2 beautiful cards!

  8. So pretty, love your backgrounds
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  9. You are a Bokeh pro!!! Great cards, my friend. LOVE them. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx


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