Sunday, 8 May 2016

Funday Sunday . . . Again!


Hi followers and fellow bloggers!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!  As per my decision a couple of weeks back, it's Sunday, and my Funday!!

Now, some of you will remember that I posted a card HERE for the CASometry 2 Make 5 Challenge where Anna is challenging us to pick a stamp set and make five cards with it.  Now, when I took up the challenge, in my excitement, I'd forgotten that I wouldn't be here to link up my cards.  We are going to be in rural Spain, for nearly the whole of June (without access to constant internet, telecommunications . . . and, sometimes . . . water).  I am so disappointed about this (not being in Spain, but, not being able to participate), that I went ahead and made them anyway!  This is the set I chose.  Altenew's beautiful, 'Wild Hibiscus'.


To remind you, what the first one looked like, here it is again.  You will find the full post HERE if you want to find out how it was made.


Now, here are the other four cards ** Warning **  this post is picture heavy!




This was heat embossed in silver on grey card-stock.  This is the next.




For this one, I chose to do the 'spotlight' technique.  Now, here is my fourth card.



With this one, I used a pre-made Distress Ink background, heat embossed the images in white and then used the technique, 'Painting With Bleach' . . . It was the wrong kind of image for this technique and they just looked white and boring, so I tried a rescue, by colouring over them with coloured pencils . . . a little better, but this is the one I was least happy with.

Now, here is my final one.  I wanted to keep this one fairly simple. so I made a one layer card with masking and my favourite colouring method - sponge dauber colouring - it's my favourite because there is no need to worry about going outside of the lines (in fact, it gives a pretty kind of halo effect if you do, which adds to it in opinion).  If you are still with me here . . . WOW!  Thank you for sticking it out!





There you have it, one stamp set well inked and well loved (un-inked up to this challenge, so thank you Anna, I only wish I were around to link them up)

I think I’m going to try to do it more often, at least that is one stamp set out of my collection of over 1000 sets that I don’t have to feel guilty about!  I don’t go until the 30th May (so 3 weeks yet) but I was so thrilled at having made 5 cards from 1 stamp set, that I just wanted to post them! 

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know!


32 comments:

  1. The last card is my favorite too! Enjoy your holiday in Spain - green with envy!

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  2. Oh my! What amazing cards and all from the one stamp set - that is such a brilliant idea for a challenge. You really have gone to town on them. I love them all in different ways. The gold on white is really beautiful and I think you're too hard on your distress ink bleach lifting card. Have a fabulous time in Spain - catch up when you get back :) xx

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  3. An absolutely beautiful selection of cards Hazel and all so different. How interesting to see them all together using different techniques and yet the same stamp set. I particularly like the dauber coloured card, the colours are so delicate but my absolute favourite is the bleached one. The colours are stunning. What you've done works so well.

    I hope you're having a great time in Spain. It's a lovely country. We went there for our honeymoon - many moons ago now. We heard on the news today that it was hotter here in the UK than continental Europe. Now that must be a first! Barbxx

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  4. Oh goodie! I get to leave the first comment. What a beautiful batch of cards, and I absolutely can NOT pick a favorite. Each is just bloomin' gorgeous, and you know, now, I need to have that set! (don't think I do yet!) The different techniques in each card, are so individual, adding beauty to the stamp set, with the ways you've handled the imagery. You are simply AMAZING! So glad you shared these early, and look forward to some quiet relaxation. Might be nice to have no internet, when you're doing it deliberately. Not just losing cable service! Big hugs, and TFS

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  5. wonderful cards Hazel - love the first one in gold and also the last one in pink - great designs!

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  6. Oh my gosh, you showcased the stamp set perfectly!! Each card is unique and gorgeous!! I love the different techniques you used!! Wow!! These are absolutely amazing my friend!! I love each one!! I hope you have a safe and fabulous trip to Spain!! Rest, relax and enjoy!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. Amazing job with showcasing different ways to use this beautiful stamp set. You know that most people that see this post will be looking to buy this set (including me!). :) So I'm going to go looking right now and hopefully can get it. LOVE all the variations all with different techniques. You are so talented, my friend. Have a wonderful month away in Spain ... sounds glorious! xx

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  8. Of course, I am reading until the end! Wouldn't want to miss any of your gorgeous cards! Now I really want this stamp set! Your cards are all fabulous and so very different! You did an amazing job show casing this set!

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  9. Oh dear, so sad to read you can't participate! But so glad for your upcoming journey! Great places are awating! And oh's and ah's from me to your cards! You are so great to make five cards with this set, and every card is very special and different! I can't even choose the one I like more!! Thank you again so much!

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  10. Did so enjoy your post. Loving the different styles, all so very beautiful and enjoyed looking at the different techniques. Just goes to show how the same stamps can look with the different effects and techniques. The other thing is when I see a fabulous card and want to do something similar it doesn't always work and like you said with the water technique it might mean a different stamp to the one I saw looks different to theirs...I hope this makes sense? You really look as if you had fun with these fabulous cards. Enjoy your time away. I am away this week too until the end of May so will catch up again at the beginning of June. Relax and enjoy x

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  11. Saw them all on Instagram and they are all gorgeous! So many wonderful cards with this set of stamps! I love your work ,Hazel! Your going to sell this set out :)

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  12. I love your picture heavy post! What an amazing assortment of cards from one stamp set, all so different and all so gorgeous. Karen x

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  13. OMGosh Hazel, they are all so gorgeous. And the rescue for the bleach card is well done and looks great too. I will miss all your crafty beauties but I wish you a splendid holliday. We leave for the côte d'azur in the night of may 27th to may 28th and we will be gone for the entire month of june aswell. But we do have internet acces in our bungalow.
    Hugs, my friend xxxx

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  14. WELL DONE! Gosh all your cards from this awesome set are quite fabulous!! I'll miss your posts in June, but have a great time!

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  15. Hi Hazel.
    Real gems. I have long tasted their beauty. Thank you for your extraordinary inspiration. A quiet night and have a nice day.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  16. These are absolutely all so beautiful Hazel, I saw them at facebook and was ogling them there too. Love the gold embossing with the peek of negative space and those subtle coral flowers, can't even tell you a fave as they are all stunning!

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  17. Wow, Hazel. So glad I stopped by. Brilliant idea to make so many different cards with the same stamp set. You are so creative to come up with so many different ideas. I am glad that I have these stamps--they are sitting around waiting to be used, and I am pinning these cards as inspiration.

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  18. I have been eyeing this stamp set for some time and haven't put it in my cart because it's so beautiful and I'm not sure I can do it justice. Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving me some much needed inspiration! I especially love how it looks embossed. It's so elegant and the embossing seems to make it more so.

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  19. Wow...so many amazing and incredible cards! Love them all but your butterfly card is my favorite, I really love that look you created.

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  20. Five great cards using only one stamp set, Hazel - that is just wonderful!!!!! I have to say that the last one is my fave, too - I have to try that colouring technique - it really gives such a beautiful soft look to your flowers!!!! Some heat-embossing, some spotlighting, some bleaching - you've done a fabulous job with all of these!!!! You are so creative, my friend!!!
    You're going to Spain - oh my, you must be so excited - I am going to miss you so much while you're away!!!! So glad that you decided to share your cards now, so that we can enjoy all of them!!!!
    Have a wonderful day, Hazel!!!!
    Hugz

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  21. Way to go, Hazel. These are just awesome :)

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  22. Amazing set of cards here Hazel, I love them all. Enjoy your time away too, we are off at the end of May to the Lake Distric.Can't wait now as we haven't been away for ages due to the 4 grandchildren arriving one after another lol ;) hugs Viv xx

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  23. Wow, Hazel! What a stunning post... five lovely cards in a row! So sorry that you won't be able to link them up... although I should tell you that rural Spain has a great internet connection nowadays ;) Have a nice trip! ^_^

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  24. You have 5 very different cards from this one stamp set! I think it's going to have to go on my list now! I love your bleach card! I think the flowers are gorgeous against the distress background! (Bleach scares me as I always end up with polka dot clothes when I use it.) I love each and every one of these creations!

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  25. Such fabulous cards, Hazel! I'm amazed by the variety!

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  26. Each and every one is simply amazing!

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  27. All cards are inspirational and beautiful!!!!

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  28. You are so great to make five cards with this set, and every card is very special and different!

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  29. Wow Hazel! These cards are absolutely lovely, every one of them. And I am so awestruck at how different you made each one look, all from one stamp set. Truly inspirational.

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  30. Wow! All these cards are so different and so special. I really like them!
    Wish you a great time in Spain (oh, I love this country)
    And that's awesome you complited the challenge in spite of everything!

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  31. Woooow!!! Five stunning cards. You made a great job with the floral set!
    Spain has great connection to internet and WiFi zones!!!
    Enjoy your trip !!! ;)

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  32. Wow, somehow I missed these stunning cards Hazel! I'm sorry I did, but glad that they were pointed out by Loll in her post because it gave me a change to see them. I can't believe all the different looks you got from this stamp set! All the cards are so different yet stunning. You amaze me with your talent Hazel and blow my socks off my feet every time! Hugs, Brenda

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Thank you so very much for your comments you lovely people, they really make my day! Hazel x