Tag Archive | Memento ink

Golfing Mad!

Picture of golf card

I needed a card for golfing mad relative of my brother-in-law and decided to play along with the sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week. The main image is by Crafts UK, stamped in Distress Pumice Stone and watercoloured. The backing paper started out square, which didn’t fit what I wanted to do so I cut a piece out of it. I masked off part of the card then stamped random golfing images (from the same Crafts UK set) in Memento Espresso Truffle, before drawing an edge in Cool Grey 5 Promarker.

The numbers were die-cut and mounted on a piece of card which I embossed to try to make it look like a golf ball.

I’m also entering this into the following challenges which all have a masculine theme this week:

Come & Get It Challenges – ends 18/6

Crafty Cardmakers – ends ~27/6

Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge Blog – ends 19/6

Golf card close-up


Photo of gratitude card

The challenge over at Sketch Saturday this week is to choose any sketch from numbers 215-362. I chose number 225 which looks like this:


Apart from elongating it, I stuck pretty much to the sketch. The main image is a stamp by Inkylicious called Windswept, inked in Memento Olive Grove onto watercolour paper which had been pre-painted with a sky image in my Cotman watercolours. The paper had been in my stash for years, as had the brads, but they both matched perfectly. I then stamped the Clearly Besotted greeting in Olive Grove, too.

Thank you card again

Key to my Heart

Wonders will never cease – two cards in one day, and a week early for Valentine’s day rather than my usual last minute rush! A very quick card for my husband using some recently-purchased Clearly Besotted stamps.

As with my first card of the day this is based on the sketch over at Case this Sketch. The stamps were simply inked in Memento Tuxedo Black & Love Letter; using dewdrop ink pads made it easy to ink the “key” in the sentiment a different colour to the rest. A strip of backing paper which has been in my stash for ages, plus a strip of textured black cardstock kept it CAS, and I carefully covered the padlock in Anita’s Clear Gloss.

Happy Birthday Less is More!

One of my favourite challenge blogs, Less is More, celebrates its 4th birthday so what better way to mark the occasion than to make them a birthday card? The theme is pink & grey, and I’ve combined this with the current sketch over at Case this Sketch.

Two things about this card are unusual for me: one, I knew exactly how I wanted it to look and two, I was able to devote enough time this morning to making it! I started off with the Clearly Besotted “Full of Surprise” present & balloons. The present was stamped in Hero Arts Soft Granite, the balloons in Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I then painted the ribbons to match.
The number 4 (by Kirsty Wiseman for Personal Impressions) and the greeting (maker unknown) were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The paper by Teresa Collins was fussy cut, then I painted one of the stripes in Picked Raspberry, and the edge in Wink of Stella which unfortunately doesn’t show up in the photos. I finished off with a black sequin in the centre of the bow.
Happy Birthday Less is More – long may you continue!

I Heart Fuchsias

Another day, another challenge! At the moment I’m trying really hard to use up some of the stash I’ve accumulated over the last few years but never touched, also mixing it with some of my newer acquisitions. This card is based on the sketch over at I {Heart} Card Sketches although it can’t be entered into the challenge there as I didn’t use one of their images.

This card uses the Clearly Besotted stamps free with this month’s Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves & Angel Pink. The backing paper, flowers & jewelled brad have been in my stash for a very long time. I added a touch of Wink of Stella to the main fuchsia, which I hope you can see in the picture below.

Crackle Flower

I’m determined to use up some of the (many) patterned papers I’ve hoarded for a very long time, and the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches seemed like the ideal way to do that. If I’m not too late this will be my second entry for the current challenge over at CASology where the cue card is “birthday”.

I’m not sure who the papers are by, but I added a subtle touch of bling to some of the stripes & diamonds with my Wink of Stella. The greeting is by Paula Pascual & it’s stamped in Lulu Lavender. I’m also not sure who made the chipboard flower, but I added a little bit of texture to it by painting it with Distress Crackle Paint and added a jewelled brad by My Mind’s Eye.

Sweet Sunday Sketch

I needed a quick card & I liked the sketch over at Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge, coming up with this:

The card base was from my stash; the patterned paper is from the Teresa Collins Urban Market pad, and the stamps were by Papertrey Ink & Paula Pascual  for Personal Impressions, inked up in Memento Paris Dusk. The embossing folder is by Papermania.