Saturday, 30 March 2013

Less Is More - Use Scallops

Good Morning,

Time for another challenge over at Less Is More and this time we are to use Scallops.  I only have one scallop punch so it was fairly easy to know where my starting point was, just wasn't sure how it was going to end up.



Supplies Used
Stampin Up - Easy Events
ProMarkers
Martha Stewart Scallop Punch
Ribbon from my stash
A few beads left sitting on my desk from last weeks challenge

I have a nice lazy day planned for today, so will hopefully make it round everybody else's blogs.

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Friday, 29 March 2013

Sieze the Birthday #11 Masculine

Good Afternoon,

Second post of the day for me, don't you just love Bank Holidays. You can see my previous post here.

I was lucky enough last week to receive 'Birthday Honours's' for this card in last weeks Seize the Birthday challenge, so thank you so much for choosing my card, I will wear my badge with pride!

Now onto this week's card, same sketch but the dreaded masculine card! I am so not very good at these, if I can't use pink, sparkle and flowers I am normally stumped! But today the card mojo seemed to be working and I am quite pleased with the end result.


Supplies Used:
Pink Petticoat - Woodgrain in Soft Truffle
Stampin Up - Best Dad Ever (Sentiment)
VersaMark
Wow Embossing Powder
CraftWork Cards - Candi
Dimensional Stickers



Must dash now though, I am going out to a charity race night tonight, so lots of preening and prepping to do.

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Easter Chick

Good Morning,

When I first seen this week's challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays I thought I might have to give it a miss this time.  However about an hour later an idea popped into my head.

They have challenged us this week to make a Clean and Simple Easter project, but it can't be a card! I thought about making little baskets etc but knew that I wouldn't use them. In the end I decided on a bottle tag.





Supplies Used:
DigiStamp Boutique - Spring Chick
SDI Papers
ProMakers
Stampin Up - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Stampin Up - Bakers Twine - Whisper White
Nestibilities
Dimensional Stickers

I am also going to enter this into the monthly challenge over at DigiStamp Boutique.

I hope you all have a nice Easter.

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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Muse Challenge #10

Good Morning,

This week's Muse card has been a bit of a challenge for me, in the end I used more aspects of Ardyth's card than I would normally like to do for these challenges but nothing else was coming to mind.



Supplies Used:
Stampin Up - Circle Circus
Hero Arts - Circles
Stampin Up - Best Dad Ever - Sentiment
Glossy Accents
Sparkles from my stash

Here is Adyth's fab card


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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Colour Q #182

Good Morning,

It has been a couple of weeks since I joined in with the ColourQ challenge, but I have found some time to join in this time.


Supplies Used:
Pink Petticoat DP - Herringbone
Stampin Up - Easy Events
ProMarkers
Stampin Up - Bakers Twine - Whisper White
The Hobby House - Daisy Chain charm
Pearls from my stash


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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Daisys

Good Afternoon,

Just a quick post to share my card which I finally made this fortnight's Annabelle Stamps Challenge and to help with the inspiration I used the colours from Dynamic Duos.


Supplies Used:
Annabelle Stamps - Daisy Delight
Stampin Up - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Annabelle Stamps - Pearls
Twine from my stash

Challenges Entered
Annabelle Stamps

Dynamic Duos:

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Monday, 25 March 2013

Bloomin' Marvellous

Good Evening,

This week's One Layer Wednesday, hosted by Heather at Bits & Pieces, has been a bit of a puzzler for me. The challenge was to use packaging for inspiration, however no matter how much I looked around me, nothing sprung to mind.  Until tonight when I have cheated a little bit.  The edging a book on my shelf gave my the much needed inspiration I needed.



Supplies Used:
Stampin Up - Bloomin Marvellous
Stampin Up - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspbery & Dusty Concord
Twine from my stash

I am also entering this card into this week's Seize the Birthday challenge.  Thanks for the heads up Di.

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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Pattern Play Day 4 & 5

Good Afternoon,

Finally got caught up on my homework for the online Pattern Play classes.

So here is my card from Day 4, I was inspired by Kelly Rasmussen's card and used glitter on the stripy paper.

 For Day 5's card I tried my hand at the paper weaving technique that was demonstrated.


Thanks to all the talented teachers for your videos, patterned paper is certainly not as scary as it was before I started the class.

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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Beads

Good Afternoon,

I made it into the craft room later than usual today, we had friends round for tea last night so it was a bit of a late night.

Now that I have finally made it here the first task was to get my Less Is More card made, and the challenge this week was to use 'Beads'.  I decided to stamp my butterfly and sentiment onto my new canvas from Stampin Up, it actually gives it a really nice, soft effect.


Supplies Used:
Stampin Up - Canvas Creations
Hero Arts/ Sizzix - Butterfly & Die Set
Stampin Up - Itty Bitty Banners & Framelits
ProMarkers
Beads from my stash
Dimensional Stickers

Got a few other bits and bobs to make in the craft room today, so off to have a play with some other bits and pieces.

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Song & Sketch

Good Afternoon,

As soon as I seen this week's CAS(E) this Sketch I knew exactly what I wanted to make so I got straight to it.  Half way through my card I realised I could also enter it into this week's CASology challenge, 'Song' which had me puzzled for a little bit.



Supplies Used:
Waltzing Mouse - Candy Jar Christmas Fillers
Heart Punch
Stampin Up - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Stampin Up - Linen Thread

Challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch


CASology -


Can you guess what song my card represents, it's really not difficult is it. Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri

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Pattern Play Day 2

Good Morning,

Just a quick post this morning to share my card I finally made a card for Day 2 of the Patten Play class last night, well one that I was relatively happy with.


Supplies Used:
Lawn Fawn - Bright Side Paper Pack
VersaMark
Clear Embossing Powder
Woodware Stamps - Circles
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Shaded Liliac
Stampin Up - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Twine from my stash

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Patterned Paper Class Day 3

Good Evening,

Don't worry you haven't missed a day in my cards for the Pattern Play Class hosted by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire, I am just struggling to make a card for day 2.  But anyway onto my day 3 card.


Supplies Used:
S.E.I Bridgeport Paper
Stampin Up - Sentiment
Wow white embossing powder
VersaMark
Craftwork Cards Candi

This card is a total CASE of Kristina's card, however as soon as I watched the video I know exactly what paper I wanted to use to CASE her card.  I have had this SEI paper pack for a couple of years and I loved this paper but could never find a way of using it that I liked.


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Patterned Paper Class Day 1

Good Morning,

I thought I would quickly share my homework from the latest class run my Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire on using patterned paper.  This is something I really struggle with and probably why I stick to my clean and simple cards with lots of white space but I thought I would try out something different.


Supplies Used:
My Mind's Eye - On the Bright Side
Stampin Up - Best Dad Ever - Sentiment
Stampin Up - Linen Thread

I am actually quite pleased with the result, for day one I thought I would stick with a simple layout, but you never know I might get more adventurous as the week goes on.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Black & Yellow

Good Afternoon,

For a nice change I have managed to combine a few challenges, don't you just love it when cards come together like that!


Supplies Used:
Stampin Up - Bloomin Marvellous
Woodware Stamps - Geo Textile
Ribbon from my stash

Challenges Entered:




Pixies Crafty Workshop - Snippet Challenge - Not one bit of new card was cut into for this, even the card base was sitting left over from another card when I changed over to kraft card instead. Woo hoo. Haven't been able to join in at the playground for a little bit, but the snippet box is overflowing so it is most certainly time to join in the fun again!

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Rockin' out the Digis Week 2

Good Morning,

First off I would like to thank everybody who voted my card in last weeks 'Rockin' out the Digis' challenge, it was such a surprise to win.

I had to have a play about with this weeks new fab digi's.  Jackie very kindly provides you with some free digi's to join in with the challenge.


Supplies Used:
Jackie Rockwell Digi's
Stampin Up - Baker's Twine - Whisper White
The Hobby House - Daisy Chain

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Monday, 18 March 2013

Muse Challenge #9

Good Evening,

Finally got round to some crafting this evening, I usually get to spend part of my lazy Sunday in my craft room, however my Sunday was spent creating something different.  For my recent 30th Birthday my wonderful parents gave me a Thai Cookery Class at the Nick Nairn cook school.  So instead of playing with inks and stamps I was whipping up a hot & sour soup, thai fishcakes, Chang Mai curry and Naan Bread.  It was a great day and learned so much!

Anyway back on today's Muse card.  This week's Muse is Marion Vagg and she has created a fabulous blue striped card, you can see it below my card.


My inspiration came from the blue stripes, I had been tidying up my ribbon drawer and had a ton of left over snippet bits of ribbon so used them for my stripes. The rest of my supplies were:
The Craft's Meow - Typically Teen
Stampin Up - Spritzer thing

Marion's Fab Card
We are back to more snow here today and the forecast is not looking good for tonight, so won't be venturing far tonight or tomorrow!

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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Less Is More Week 111

Good Afternoon,

This weeks challenge for Less Is More is 'Frame It'.  My thinking outside the box brain wasn't working today, so I have just made what I think is a pretty card instead.



Supplies Used:
Annabelle Stamps - Daisy Delight
Wow Embossing Powder
VersaMark
Stampin Up - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Hemptique - Cord
Nestabilities
Hobby House - Daisy Chain Charm

It's the last day of the Six Nations Rugby today, so going to watch that all day today and craft with my new Stampin Up goodies.  If you are looking for a Stampin Up Rep you should look up Aileen at Stamp Up Your Craft, you will get such a fantastic service from her.

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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Dynamic Duos #43

Good Morning,

A very quick share with my card for this weeks Dynamic Duos Challenge.


Supplies Used:
Stampin Up - Love & Sympathy
Stampin Up - Pocket Silhouettes
ProMakers - Aqua and Pear Green


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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Extraterrestrial

Good Morning,

Today's card share is for this week's CASology challenge, which is Extraterrestrial!

Now you have to ignore my sentiment, as I am sure the little dudes on my card are Aliens, but 'have a monster' birthday just sounded better! I promise they are aliens to me.


Supplies Used:
DigiStamp Boutique - Monster Collection
ProMarkers
Craft Concepts - Grunge Dots Embossing Folder
Sentiment - Computer Generated

I really enjoyed making a kids card, I don't normally get to make that many.

Since I have used a stamp set from DigiStamp Boutique I am also going to enter this card into their monthly challenge.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Muse Challenge #8

Good Morning,

Another week and another Muse Card Challenge and this week's Muse card is by the very talented Therese Calvird.  For some reason Therese's card inspired me to create a totally different style of card than what I normally make.  But that is what is so great about challenges, getting to do something new and unexpected.


Supplies Used:
MME - Honeycake DP
Stampin Up - Fabulous Florets
Stampin Up - Sentiment
Pearls from my stash
Paper Piercing by my sewing machine
The edges of the paper was distressed using decorative scissors  however I should have a distress tool with me soon so it should make the job a bit easier.

Muse Card by Therese Calvird

The inspiration I took from Therese's card was the patterened paper, I knew I had something similar in my stash somewhere.  The colour of flowers is similar, however that is just where my card took me.

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Monday, 11 March 2013

Fabulous Florets

Good Morning,

I made a card last night for a new challenge, well for me anyway, I have seen lots of beautiful cards being made for the Seize the Birthday challenge so finally found some time to join in.  When I seen the sketch I struggled to think of something to make, so I used the Muse card from CASE Study as my starter point.


Supplies Used:
Stampin Up - Fabulous Florets
Stampin Up - Itty Bitty Banners
Wow Embossing Powder
VersaMark
Derwent Colour Soft Pencils


CASE Study Sketch below, isn't it beautiful. It is by the talented Julie Emberson.


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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Rockin' out the Digi's Challenge 1

Good Afternoon,

The very talented Jackie Rockwell has had a great idea for a new challenge, Jackie has provided some free digi's to create a CAS card.  So this one is right up my street!

So far all the entries, have used red and for some reason that was my first instinct when I seen the digi's, however I thought I would try and use a different colour.



Supplies Used:
Jackie Rockwell - Free Digi's
ProMarkers
Stampin Up - Bakers Twine
Dimensional Stickers


If you enjoy using Digi's on your cards you should join in, even if you don't try it out, it is always fun to try something new!

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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Less Is More Week 110

Good Afternoon,

It's that time of the week again when Chrissie and Jen set us a new challenge for Less Is More and this week is a one layer week using 'Spots & Stripes'.  I knew straight away what stamp set I wanted to use but had a have a bit of playing about with colours and layout before I was happy.


Supplies Used:
The Craft's Meow - Typically Teen
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean & Chipped Sapphire
Stampin Up - Tempting Turquoise
Memento - Tuxedo Black

Hubby is out for the day, so I have an entire day to myself to craft and watch the rugby. Bliss!  I hope you all have a good day ahead of you.

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Friday, 8 March 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch #18

Good Afternoon,

I haven't joined in with CAS(E) this Sketch lately, the sketch mojo hasn't been working too well, but this week I have managed to come up with something.


Supplies Used:
Pink Petticoat - Hydrangeas
Hemptique - True Hemp
Button from stash
Sentiment - Cleary Besotted
Martha Stewat Scallop punch

Based on this sketch

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