Sunday, 11 January 2015

Anniversary card

Hi! I hope you're having a good weekend! Jamie is under strict instructions not to look on my blog - I doubt that is a great hardship ;-) as here is his anniversary card. I got the idea from this weeks CASology challenge of Date (although I think I may have lots the CAS look) and made a little officey style card with a calendar marked with our anniversary, a little staple holding the layers together and a typewriter font for the greeting. The paper and calendar are both Simple Stories and the sentiment is Winnie and Walter. I've used this weeks Freshly Made Sketch along with this weeks Colour Throwdown challenge. I hope you like it, thanks for looking!

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Retro birthday card

Hiya! I fancied doing a bit of stamping so I picked a colour challenge (this weeks Colour Q challenge) and a stamp set and made a patterned paper. Then I added an embossed and stacked die cut sentiment, matted it onto a purple layer, then the card base & I was done :-) I'm also going to enter this into the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge. Thanks for looking!

Monday, 5 January 2015

Christmas Coffee Cup

Hi! And Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a lovely break! I'm back to share one of the Christmas cards I made before yet another challenge deadline passes ;-) This one was for my brother. We're chalk & cheese but share a love of Starbucks so I knew I wanted to use the 'Red Cup' somehow.
I've used the Freshly Made Sketches sketch and the Colour Me... colour scheme from Challenge #51. I'm also going to enter into this weeks Simon Says Stamp challenge of Anything Goes and Just Us Girls Winter challenge. I hope you like it!

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