Sunday, 24 March 2013

Soft and creamy

This weeks challenge at JUGS was to use this photo for inspiration . I love these colours which remind me of soft creamy roses and summer - I wish!

We have snow AGAIN here this weekend. It's end of March for goodness sake!  I need to plant out my seeds LOL!

This was also entered into two challenges at Split Coast Stampers.

This week I downloaded some lovely soft prints from Liz Armstrong' s Pink Petticoat - the blog of Simply Creative - so decided to use them today. I don't often use paper on my cards but these are really soft and there are some gorgeous new colours. What I particularly like about these prints is that you can download the patterns with either a cream or a white background.

I stamped some cream card with Anita's Roses using Ranger's Distress Ink - Tea Dye and layered with Sweet Apricot solid shade. I used  Little Polka Dots as another layer over the Totally Tangerine base card. The sentiment was stamped on a banner. A ScorPal was used to add diagonal score lines to one corner and three gems to finish.


I hope you like this card; I certainly enjoyed making it today.

Have a great week!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Busy Day

Several cards to add today. This one I did a few weeks ago using this gorgeous flower from the Stampin'Up set called  Bloomin' with Kindness.

I entered this in the following challenge:
Make it Monday #144 with Nicecrane  Designs

These I made today casing a card from StampTV by Gina K. I used stamps from various sets. I scored three lines on three sides and between the image and sentiment for four of the cards
and for the blue humming bird card I did a little paper piercing on three of the corners and rounded off the fourth. I'm just lovin' the ScorPal. This sort of detail can really finish off a card - same with the piercing - I must use these two types of embellishment more often. To me, they turn a ummmm? nice card into one with the WOW factor!
 I love these CAS cards and hope you do too!
I have entered the Blue Butterfly and Blue Hummingbird cards into the Madewell Challenge on Split  Coast Stampers this week.

Thanks for passing my way today.





Large Butterfly from Dogwood and Butterfly - Gina KDesigns
Small Butterflies from Purrr-fectly Delightful - Gina K Designs
Flora from Meadow Breeze - Inkylicious
Hummingbird from Bloomin' Marvelous - Stampin' Up 
Happy Birthday from Hello Sunshine, Thinking of you and Smiling, Our sincerest Condolences... all from Gina K Designs
Warmest Wishes from Bloomin' with Kindness - Stampin up
All Inks used - Rangers Distress Inks.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Frame Light to Dark

This is the card I entered for the Frame challenge on Less is More and for the Light to Dark Challenge on SCS.

I love the illusion the cut of the card stock creates.
The flower was stamped first on ivory card stock and then masked so the leaves could be stamped behind.  A sentiment was stamped directly onto the card.  A scored frame was drawn around the image. The kraft triangles were cut and adhered to the chocolate card stock and the image was popped up using dimensionals.  Added a bit of bling and mounted on ivory card base.



Kraft, ivory and chocolate card stock, stamps from Stampin' Up - Fabulous Florets and Blooming with Kindness, Ranger's Distress Ink - Walnut Stain,  ScorPal,  bling from stash. SU Tombo Liquid Glue and Diamond Glaze.

Hope you enjoy this card  - it was fun to make - have a lovely day!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Spring Bling Blues

I have combined several challenges this week into one card. The SCS colour challenge was to use pale blue, mid green and yellow; Just Us Girls to use a negative die; Country View Crafts to make a Spring card and Stamp TV - Spring and Bling.
For this card I used ivory card stock which I stamped with my main image then using Weathered Wood distress ink I made a background with the stamped off image. I used an embossing folder -In Stitches - to create  more dimension. The negative die technique enabled me to remove part of the card to the left of the image. I used an edgelit with blue card to make a border. The image is coloured with Copic Inks and the butterflies stamped with Broken China distress ink.
I coloured my image again on scratch card -  fussy cut and attached with glue dots.  Happy Birthday was stamped and embossed; blue and yellow pearls and a blue ribbon attached. The yellow, blue and ivory mats were attached to the card using dimensionals.



Spell Binders A 2 Template, Memento Tuxedo Black, Clear Embossing Powder
Craft Concepts E F  - In Stitches, Weathered Wood Distress Ink,  Copic Pens,
Big Shot Edgelits - Finishing Touches, Stamps: Dogwood and Butterfly, Purrr-fectly Delightful 
- both GKD, yellow,blue and ivory card stock, Anita's Pearls, pale blue grosgrain ribbon,
liquid glue, glue dots and dimensionals.

Have a great day and thank you for coming by.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

JUGS and SCS Challenge

Still feeling quite poorly but managed to make this card today for the JUGS and SCS Challenges. I used this sketch  from JUGS and combined it with the Inspiration Challenge IC378 Decoylab for SCS. I  left the central image in place but turned the rest of the card through 90 degrees.






I used Memento Ink pads for the sponging technique, a Darice Reptile embossing folder for the kraft strip. The stamps are from GKD Wild About You by Theresa Momber.
For the "Beyond the Border" technique I cut out part of the tree before putting the image layer through my Big Shot with a Spellbinders Classic Squares Nestability.

Hopefully will be back with more cards after the weekend.
Enjoy your day -it only comes but once :)