Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

Hiya! I'm back with a couple of cards I've made for this months Papertrey Blog Hop challenge. I made them a few days ago then almost forgot to post them! I loved this months inspiration photo and I'm sure I won't be alone in how I've interpreted it ;-)

I smooshed various Distress Inks on my craft mat and pressed watercolour card into it, dried it then repeated that a few times drying between each layer. Then I used the positive & negative pieces to make 2 different looks. I hope you like them, all the supplies are listed below. Thanks for looking!




Dies - Papertrey Ink 'Quatrefoil cover plate' & 'Birthday Trio'

Ink - Distress Ink 'Seedless Preserves', 'Picked Raspberry', 'Chipped Sapphire' & 'Broken China'

Sentiments - Papertrey 'Think Big Favourites #12' & Simon Says Stamp 'Square Sayings'

Embossing powder - Wow! 'Rich Pale Gold' & 'White'

Other - vellum & watercolour cardstock





Sunday, 22 February 2015

For You...Happy Birthday

Good morning! I hope you've had a good week! Ours has been busy and full of germs but not too bad :-) I've made a last minute card for this months Make the Day Special sketch. I've used an older Mama Elephant stamp set and some funky office style papers from Doodlebug. I made the two panels slightly wonky and flicked some black ink over the card to give a sort of 'messy desk' look - in my head anyway! ;-) I've also used this weeks Colour Me... colour scheme and Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge. I hope you like it, thanks for looking and have a lovely Sunday! xx

Stamp - Mama Elephant 'Type It'
Papers - Doodlebug 'Take Note'
Sentiment - Winnie & Walter 'Big, Bold & Happy'
Ink - Distress Ink 'Black Soot' & Stampin' Up 'Real Red'
Cardstock - Stampin' Up 'Real Red' & 'Basic Black'
Dies - Nestabilities 'Circles'

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

To a Special Couple

Hiya! I hope you're well! After stuffing my face with pancakes this evening, I had a little bit of crafty time and I've made this card. I was inspired by this weeks Muse challenge card, and combined it with this weeks Paper Player CAS Birds theme along with CASology Monochrome challenge so make a simple wedding-y card. I hope you like it, thanks for stopping by :-)


Papers - Basic Grey 'Fresh Cut'
Dies - Nestabilities 'Squares ' & MFT 'Centrepieces - Framed Lovebirds'
Ink - VersaFine 'Smoky Grey'
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted 'Love Blossoms'
Other - Vellum


Sunday, 15 February 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch & Fusion challenge

Afternoon! I hope you're having a good weekend! I've had a little card making time this morning and made this card. I really like this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch sketch so I really wanted to join in, and I also love this weeks Fusion challenge colour scheme - it's sort of modern retro looking - love it. I really liked the vase of flowers in the photo too so I made one with some Clearly Besotted goodies, the new stamp set Simple Silhouettes, which I stamped in a cluster and fussy cut. Then I used the vase die from Flower Arrangement cut out 6 times, layered up and given a coat of glossy accents for a nice shiny look. I think white enamel accents would have been better but I don't have any - yet ;-) I hope you like it, thanks for looking!

Papers - My Minds Eye 'Fine & Dandy - Boy'
Dies - Clearly Besotted 'Flower Arrangement' & Nestabilities 'Circles'
Stamp - Clearly Besotted 'Simple Silhouettes'
'Ink - Stampin' Up 'Pumpkin Pie'
Sentiment - Winnie & Walter 'The Big, The Bold & The Happy'
Cardstock - Stampin' Up 'Early Espresso' & 'Pumpkin Pie'
Other - Glossy Accents & white embossing powder

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Love You card (SSS Feb kit #4)

Hiya! I just about managed to find my ipad under the mountain of cards, chocolates and flowers! Not really! ;-) But I'm back with a quick post with another card from my Simon Says Stamp February card kit (I think I've managed about 6 or 7, not bad!) This one is very simple and all but the dies come from the kit. I've made it for this weeks Colour Q colour scheme and also CASologys Love theme. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentines Day!

Cardstock & patterned paper - Simon Says Stamp 'February card kit'
Dies - My Favourite Things 'Little Letters' & Mama Elephant 'Confetti'

Friday, 13 February 2015

Red floral thank you card

Hi! Wow what a boring title! Haha! No imagination here this evening! ;-) I hope you've had a good week! I'm back with this card I've made for the Papertrey Ink 8th Birthday challenges, the Spring into Action challenge to be exact which was to used an un-inked or rarely used stamp set. I adore this Doodlie-do stamp set and I've used it a grand total of once!! So it's the first one I reached for. I coloured it using the current Fab Friday challenge colours. I hope you like it, thank you for looking!

Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Doodlie-Do'
Sentiment - WPlus9 'Fresh Cut Florals'
Colouring - Copics & Signo white gel pen
Dies - Lil Inker 'Stitched Rectangles' & 'Stitched Squares' and Papertrey Ink 'Doodlie-Do'
Cardstock - Stampin' Up 'Real Red' & 'Basic Black'

Monday, 9 February 2015

Hugs & Kisses (SSS Feb kit #3)

Hiya! This little card is my 3rd so far with this months Simon Says Stamp card kit. I've used the cardstock, patterned papers and the cute little Mason jar paper clip. I filled the heart with a piece of pink paper which I triple embossed with the clear powder, also from the kit. The sentiment is from a new Clearly Besotted set.
I've made it for this weeks Less is More challenge of Pink & Grey - mine's a shiny version of grey ;-) It's also for the current Addicted to CAS challenge of Hugs & Kisses and also another entry for the Fushion challenge. I hope you like it, thanks for looking!

Paper, cardstock, clear embossing powder & paper clip -Simon Says Stamp 'February 2015 card kit'
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted 'Simple Silhouettes'
Dies - Lil' Inker 'Stitched Rectangles' & Nestabilities 'Circles'
Other - WOW! embossing powder 'Platinum'

Saturday, 7 February 2015

SSS February 2015 Card Kit #2

Evening all! I'm back with another card from the card kit - and I've managed to squeeze in a couple more today too so I'll be back with more - having a kit definitely seems to be a mojo booster for me :-)
This one is a bit of a masculine style valentines card, and it's a shaker too! I've used cardstock, papers & sentiment stamp from the kit and added in some Freckled Fawn wood veneer hearts and twinkly twine. 
I've used this weeks Freshly Made Sketch, Virginias View 'Shaker Card' challenge, Just Us Girls 'Love' theme and also the current Card Concept photo, I've used the love theme plus woodgrain. 
Thanks for looking!

Papers, cardstock & sentiment stamp - Simon Says Stamp February card kit
Wood veneer shapes - Freckled Fawn
Ink - Stampin' Up 'Early Espresso'
Die - X-Cut 'Nested Hearts'
Other - acetate & twine