Thank You

...for being patient with this lazy blogger. ;)
A lot of fun things have been happening around here - right now my sister is actually in labor with her second baby, so prayers would be appreciated! :)

Anyways, just popping in with two cards for the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge...

I was inspired by THIS PIN - the card didn't turn out quite how I envisioned it, but it was still fun to make.

And this card was made using the cuts leftover from the card above. I used the Studio Calico inks for both, by just pressing them against a piece of plastic, adding water, and then just using them as plain 'ol watercolors. By the way, I LOVE the Studio Calico inks - I'm not a super inky/stampy person, but when they first came out with the bundle at a discount rate, I decided to go for it to spice up my pathetic color selection (mainly neutrals). I'm using them all the time now, and like Jennifer McGuire said, the second generation stamping works beautifully with these!

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

Cardstock: Canson
Ink: Studio Calico
Other: enamel dots (My Minds Eye), sequins (Avery Elle)

Tools: Cuttlebug, Mama Elephant Alphabet die


  1. Such pleasing colors, Clare!

  2. Gorgeous cards Clare, I love the softness of the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  3. Love these pretty colors Clare!!

  4. love the two colours that you chose .... great looking cards

  5. A girl after my own heart - two cards from one idea. Yay for you. Love those colors together and good to know about Studio Calico. And, hopefully, congrats Auntie!

  6. Beautiful cards with perfect placement of bling and sequins!! That is some serious talent you have got - precision, cleverness and more!! Taunya Butler at https://daisiesgirl.com

  7. Beautiful cards! Love that you were able to use both the positive and negative cuts and love the mix of colors. Fantastic texture from the woodgrain on the first one and I love the flip flop of colors on the second!


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