Sunday, 19 October 2014

AAA Cards Game 25 - INSPIRE

This week AAA Cards is asking you to be INSPIRED by Halloween.

Such a bold colourful photo with so many aspects to focus on.  I decided to keep my background simple and added texture by using an embossing folder.

Then I wanted to pick up on some of the colours and fun aspect.  So I went with purple and orange to stamp the pumpkins and spider and both were liberally sparkled up with Stickles.

I wanted to echo the 3D look of the inspiration so popped the sparkly pumkins up onto foam and mounted them slightly off centre on top of a repeat stamping.

Finally I added a fun element by attaching the spider to my card with a strip of acetate. This should make the spider jump and move a bit as the card is removed from the envelope. SCARY!!!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Fright Night & Halloween Spirit
Inks: SU, pumpkin pie; Memento, grape jelly
Embossing: Cuttlebug folder
Embellishments: Stickles, star dust

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, hope you enjoyed it!

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Unscripted Sketches Game 7

Today sees the start of Game 7 at Unscripted Sketches.  And a new PL page for me.

A lot going on in this sketch, so I repeated the checkerboard paper over the card and linked the three elements with buttons to help it look co-ordinated.

I stamped the vertical line and added an Ali Edwards overlay to the photo.

Here's the top half of the page that this card has been popped into - more revealed next week.

Paper: My Mind's Eye, Miss Caroline Dilly Dally
Stamps: SU, PL Point & Click
Inks: Memento, Paris dusk
Die: Clearly Besotted, Journal It
Photo overlay: Ali Edwards Digital, Everyday Life Cursive
Embellishments: Shimelle, die cut cardstock shapes; buttons from my stash

Thanks for dropping by today, I do appreciate your time.

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Friday Focus

Yay! I love the new colours at CAS Colours & Sketches and my card just flew together.

And I'm not even going to apologise for using that stamp set again! I just love it so much!

This time I've combined it with a Uniko Studio flower and some curled paper twine and am so pleased with how it looks in this colour combo.

Stamps: SU, Gorgeous Grunge & Kinda Eclectic, Uniko Studio, Flower Power #5
Inks: SU, crisp cantaloupe, calypso coral, mossy meadow

Thanks for dropping by today and spending some time looking at my blog.

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Thursday Thoughts

A really simple card today inspired by the very beautiful card by Heather Telford  and the current challenge at Time Out.

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For my card I've picked up on the Autumn colours, the sentiment and the matted layers. My twist is to leave plenty of white space - got to keep it CAS!

When I bought this stamp set of three it was the other two stamps that really grabbed me, but so far it's been this one that's got an airing. I've coloured the stamp using Stamp N' Write pens and just love its swirls and twirls.

Stamp: SU, Seasonally Scattered
Inks: Stamp n' Write pens, baked brown sugar, tangelo twist, hello honey, mossy meadow

Thanks for looking today, much appreciated.

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Wednesday Words

Christmas hits my blog again today and the card I made fits these challenges:  Less is More, one layer with two of something; Crazy for CAS, one layer stamped; Clearly Besotted, Christmas.

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And here's my card.  And yes it's that stamp set again!  This meant I used kraft cardstock for my card base so that the splatter of snow would show up - not a problem as I really like this pale American Crafts colour.

I'm loving the simplicity of these trees covered in snow and have stamped some spare ones that I'll use on cards that can have more than one layer, but for now I'm quite taken by how they look on a one layer card.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Holiday Sentiments, Modern Christmas; SU, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks: SU, whisper white, cherry cobbler; Memento, cottage ivy, rich cocoa
Die: Paper Smooches, stitched
Card: American Crafts, kraft cardstock
I really appreciate you dropping by my blog today, thank you.

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Tuesday Talk

I needed to make a new home card for a friend who moved house recently and used the CAS Colours & Sketches new challenge as a starting point. 

In fact I stuck pretty close to the sketch and just added a couple of debossed lines to add a little detail to the vertical base card strip.

I thought about leaving the birds as outlines and then changed my mind and coloured them to match the stamped solid heart. Then of course I got the colouring bug and filled in the branch and house roof, doorknob and step too.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn, Home Sweet Home
Inks: SU, baked brown sugar, pistachio pudding, coastal cabana, strawberry slush

Great to have you visit today, thanks for your time.

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Monday, 13 October 2014

Monday Moments

Today I'm sharing the first of a few Halloween cards that I've been busy making over the weekend.  I used the layout from Freshly Made Sketches and the colours from Color Throwdown - had to be Halloween themed with those colours!

I found this spotty paper lurking in my stash - a freebie from a crafting magazine I think - and its colours and in your face vibrancy were just perfect for Halloween.

I'm rather taken by the cat stamp on this card - loving the expression on its face.  I fussy cut it and then covered it in glossy accents to give it a more 3D look and glow.

Stamps:  Clearly Besotted,Fright Night & Halloween Spirit
Inks: SU daffodil delight, whisper white; Memento, tuxedo black, grape jelly
Papers: scraps from my stash
Embellishments: glossy accents

Thanks for looking today, your visit is much appreciated.

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