Saturday, 7 May 2016

Pretty Pastels

The challenge at Less is More this week is  to use Pastel colours!
It's also our teamie Anita's birthday and so this week is dedicated to her!
DO pop over to her blog to leave her some love!
This is a super Artemio stamp which I bought on sale at Ally Pally a few weeks ago. I inked the petals with Distress ink and then used a Stampin' Up marker to colour the leaves of the tulips . Once stamped, I added a little more Spun Sugar ink to the petals with a water brush! I wondered about adding a sentiment but found that the image looked best alone!
This is a piece of DP which has been sculling around for a while, popped behind the Concord and 9th die-cut heart. The Butterfly is from Poppy Stamps. The Congratulations is from  Tattered Lace die.
This is also for the challenge at Just US Girls this time with the theme butterfly!

This is another stamp from the Artemio set, again inked with Distress Inks and a marker. The sentiment is from Penny Black.
This last one doesn't look terribly pastelly..., I think it may have a little to do with the fact that I inadvertently re-inked my Memento London Fog ink pad with black ink! Hey ho you win some you lose some!
The sentiment is from paper Smooches.
Happy Birthday Anita!
I did say I would add a pic of us at my nephew's wedding last week. The evening theme was Cluedo,.. so here is a geriatric Miss Scarlet with her swain Rev Green!
It was fun!




27 comments:

  1. All beautiful Chrissie, I particularly love the tulip card. Great challenge,
    Sarita x

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  2. A great selection of cards as always. Karen x

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  3. Such beautiful cards and a nice picture too!

    Annie

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  4. Oh, what a feast for the eye, Chrissie!!!! All your cards are so pretty - I went back to have another look and tried to pic my fave, but that is too difficult - although ....I think maybe the last one would get my vote for fave!!!!! All so unique and beautiful!!!!
    Oh, we love playing Cluedo and what a great idea to have a Cluedo wedding theme!!! I love your outfits and I can imagine how much fun the evening must have been!!!!
    Have a great Sunday!!!

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  5. Lovely cards and photo. It looks like fun xx Jan

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  6. lovely set of cards. that striped heart is gorgeous and so are you im your outfits!

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  7. Beautiful cards, and your picture is so cute!

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  8. Gorgeous selection, Chrissie. The pink heart and butterflies is just beautiful and I can happily say the last one is very pastelly, such a gorgeous card in real life, loving the birthday bling! Thank you so much for the happy birthday wishes xx

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  9. A beautiful selection of cards, my favourite is the heart one. I love the design, what a fabulous die. xx

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  10. The flowercards are beautiful, but the butterfly peeping through the heart and repeated on the front make such an original card... Have a fun week!

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  11. All of your cards are stunning, particularly the tulips x

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  12. Fab Cluedo pic! Love the outfits :D Your cards are gorgeous. The Artemio stamps are beautiful and really suit the Distress Inks look. I'm seriously tempted by the first stamp! Great inspiration, thank you.

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  13. You and your hubby look brilliant! Bet you had a great night.
    Oh my! You were on a roll this week with all those fab pastels. Pretty hard to pick a favourite out of that lot but I think the tulips do it for me.
    Enjoy your week.
    Sharon xx

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  14. Hi Chrissie, Fab cards again, each one beautiful and perfect for the challenge :D You look fabulous in your Miss Scarlet outfit and you make a great pair the suave Rev Green. Glad you had a good time :D Hugs Gay xx

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    1. with the suave Rev Green, oops!!! x

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  15. Oh I am SWOONING yet again Chrissie. Love your stash of goodies here especially the die-cut heart. Elegance in abundance in all 4 of them and I do love the added piccy at the bottom. What a striking Miss Scarlet and very elegant Rev Green. x

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  16. Beautiful cards! I love the lovely CAS heart and butterfly with the pop of pink. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

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  17. Beautiful cards...each and every one! I think my favorite is the heart card!

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  18. Beautiful cards...each and every one! I think my favorite is the heart card!

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  19. What a gorgeous bunch, love that die cut heat, really stylish x

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  20. Great cards. I love die cut heart. It immediately pop up.
    hugs, moi

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  21. Fab cards and I love your shuttered heart !

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  22. Fab cards and I love your shuttered heart !

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  23. Great photo Chrissie, I bet that was a fun night. We love Cluedo here, but my youngest always seems to win!
    Thanks for the visit. I love all your CAS cards. I especially like the heart and butterfly. I am loving the colour coming through the die, this style is right up my street.
    Have a super weekend and thanks for all the inspiration.

    Hugs Erika.

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  24. Super cards as ever Chrissie anbd I love the photograph you both look amazing ;) Viv xx

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  25. Gorgeous cards and I love your sweet photo!

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie