Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Happy New Home

Morning! I'm back to share this card I've made for my friend who has just bought her first house. I used this weeks Less is More colour scheme, the current Wanna Sketch as well as this fortnights Addicted to CAS challenge of Dots. I used this pretty spotty paper as my starting point and paper pieced the house along with some Pool Party cardstock. I wanted the sentiment to look like smoke from the little chimney so I drew some wiggly lines to stamp my letters along (it's with a mini wooden alphabet set and heavy reliance on my Stamp-a-ma-jig! Haha!) For the little smoke swirls I masked off the flourishes in the Papertrey Sending a big Thank You stamp, then added some gems. I hope you like it, thanks for stopping by! (Apologies for the drab photography!)

Stamp - Doodlebug Home Sweet Home & Papertrey Sending a big Thank You
Paper - Echo Park Springtime
Cardstock - Stampin' Up Pool Party
Ink - Stampin' Up Pool Party & Smoky Slate
Other - clear gems

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Sparkly congrats card

Morning! Taking a brief break from making Christmas cards to show this Congrats card I made using the gorgeous colour scheme at Colour Throwdown this week; Gold, Silver, Brown & White. I combined it with a flipped version of this weeks CASe this Sketch using die cut sequins for the embellishments, and also this weeks Papertrey Make it Monday Glittered Frames challenge (I need to get some thinner tape to try this again, I'm not sure I like how chunky it looks). It also fits this bill for this weeks Just Us Girls Sparkle challenge. Thanks for looking, have a great Sunday.

Cardstock - Stampin' Up Early Espresso
Die - Mama Elephant Confetti
Sentiment - Papertrey Think Big Favourites #5
Other - Martha Stewart Florentine Gold glitter & WOW! Platinum embossing powder

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Snowman gift tag

Hello and happy weekend! I hope you've had a good week! I found a bit of time this morning to make this simple little gift tag using this weeks MFT Sketch. All the dies are Die-namics. As I had stamped the snowman's eyes, mouth and buttons, I wanted to stamp his carrot nose but didn't have anything suitable, so I cut out the carrot die from some scrap paper and sponged it on - problem solved! :-) I've used this weeks Fab Friday colour scheme, this weeks Simon Says Stamp Christmas challenge and also this fortnights Card Concept challenge of Snowman and/or a Tag. I hope you like it, have a good weekend!

Dies - MFT Tag Stax, Notched Tag (heart), Fishtail Flag Stax & Snow Globe and Nestabilities Circles
Cardstock - Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake & Old Olive
Stamps - Hero Arts Tiny Star Background, Simon Says Stamp Lots of Dots & Waltzingmouse Nordic Winter
Other - Christmas Red Stickles, red twine

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Making Spirits Bright

Hi! I'm back with this simple card, I'm not too sure about it but thought I'd share it anyway. I wanted to use up some patterned papers so I used this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch. Instead of a flower I used this little penguin, he's actually part of a little group of penguins but I masked around him to make him star of the show :-) I'm entering this into this weeks Simon Says Stamp challenge of Christmas (I'm over the moon - I won the last challenge and now have some spends for their lovely shop!! So exciting! Hee hee!) Also, it's for this weeks Merry Monday challenge of A Bird and the AAA Cards challenge of Blue Christmas. Thanks for looking, I hope you like it!

Paper - Echo Park Winter Wishes
Stamps - Stampavie Penguin Pile & Simon Says Stamp Lots of Stars
Cardstock - Stampin' Up Night of Navy
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Joyful Greetings
Other - white embossing powder, Copics & Silver Stickles

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Seasons Greetings

Evening! I'm back with my card in my own little challenge of CASEing Kristina Werner's 2014 Holiday Card Series, today is my card for Day 4. I used all the little images from the Simon Says Stamp Ugly Sweater stamp set along with the Appliqué set to make my embossed background then coloured parts in with a VersaMark pen and then a gold Wink of Stellar glitter pen. I've used this weeks Freshly Made sketch and combined it with this weeks Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge (I've used the top left to bottom right diagonal row; Trees, Embossing & Glitter - there's a few trees buried in there!). I'm also going to enter into Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.
I'm back to work tomorrow after my maternity leave so I'm off to bed :-( Thanks for looking! Night!

Stamps - Simon Says Stamp Ugly Sweater & Sweater Appliqué
Cardstock & ink - Stampin' Up Crumb Cake
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Swanky Snow Dudes 
Other - jute twine, white embossing powder & gold glitter tape

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Reindeer tag card

Hi! Back from another unintended break. I've been making loads of cards for loads of challenges but blogging seems to take me ages and they've always ended by the time I get round to it! Haha! So here's one that's still open...just! It's for this weeks Muse challenge combined with the Fusion challenge photo and the Just Us Girls & Simon Says Stamp challenges of Anything Goes. I used embossing paste and glitter with a Dreamweaver tree stencil. I added a few pops of red with some die cuts and twine. By the way, if anyone knows of a good ipad blogging app (I find Blogger is really hard to use and Blogsy makes my photos blurry) please let me know :-)
Thanks for stopping by xx

Cardstock - Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate & Basic Grey
Dies - MFT Tags Stax, Memory Box Leaping Deer & Resting Birds
Paper - Echo Park Winter Wishes 
Sentiment - Waltzingmouse Compliments of the Season
Stencil - Dreamweaver Bare Trees
Other - twine, white embossing paste, glitter & silver brad

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Two more Christmas cards!

Evening! This is going to be very quick, it's my bedtime and I'm knackered! Haha! I'll add all the links & details and hopefully take better piccys in the morning, but for now, here they are;
This first one is for this weeks Less is More One Layer Starry Night theme and CASology's Festive challenge. It's also my interpretation of Kristina Werner's Day 3 card in her Holiday Card Series.

And this one is using this weeks Just Add Ink colours theme of Early Espresso, Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla & Gold. (I didn't have Lost Lagoon so I went with Bermuda Bay) And also this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch. Thanks for looking, I'll be back in the morning to fill in the gaps. Zzzzzz ;-)


Monday, 10 November 2014

Chalkboard Christmas cards

Hi! Back with another pair of Christmas cards, this time with a bit of a chalkboard look.

They're pretty similar and are both for this weeks Colour Me... challenge which is Real Red and a neutral, and also Just Us Girls chalkboard theme but following different sketches. This first one is using this weeks My Favourite Things sketch. The sentiment is stamped in Sparkling Snow embossing powder but for the life of me I couldn't get the glitter to show in the picture!

Then this second one is using this weeks Fusion sketch. The background was sponged with white ink, as were all the edges. I hope you like then, thanks for looking!

Sentiment - MFT 'Seasonal Sentiments'
Cardstock - Stampin' Up 'Real Red'
Papers - Echo Park 'Tis the Season'
Die - MFT 'Let it Snowflakes'
Embossing - WOW! 'Sparkling Snow'
Other - white ink & red gems
Stencil - Simon Says Stamp 'Falling Snow'