Saturday, 18 April 2015

Saturday Slot

Do you ever have an idea rolling around in your head, but struggle to tie yourself down to create it? Well the sketch from Happy Little Stampers has been drifting on the back burner for a while so when I saw that it would be possible to combine it with a couple of other challenges the time to sit down and get on with it had come.

These are the challenges I'm entering my card into:
Happy Little Stampers sketch, Uniko Studio Things with Wings and Time Out inspired by words - 'You can't make a Rainbow without a little Rain'. Grab button for Uniko Studio Challenge    Grab Our Badge!

I started by stamping a panel of rainbow coloured flowers and matting it onto plain white card.

The butterfly was stamped onto vellum, heat embossed in white and hand cut before adding three colours to the reverse side. Love how the colours shine through the vellum.

The sentiment was die cut and stamped onto a banner and popped under the butterfly which is mounted onto foam pads. Finally a trio of different coloured pearls was added and I was done.

Stamps: Uniko Studio, English Country Garden Butterflies & Background Builders Flower Power; LOTV, April Showers
Inks: SU, real red, tangerine tango, daffodil delight, wild wasabi, marina mist, rich razzleberry, wisteria wonder; Memento, tuxedo black; Versamark
Colours: Promarkers, violet, purple; Flexmarker, shocking pink
Embossing: Stampendous, opaque white
Die: Clearly Besotted, Tag Along
Embellishments: Doodlebug mini pearls, Spring asst.

A great peace has now descended on my mind - well at least until the next time!

Thanks for looking today. Hope your weekend is going well, I'm dog sitting the gorgeous Murray tomorrow - looking forward to that.

And keep crafting! 

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

CAS Colours & Sketches #120

Time for a new challenge and some really gorgeous colours this week from CAS Colours & Sketches

And here's my card. Such a pleasure to work with these colours, so me!

I stamped a grid background and then added some contrasting splatters all over. Then I stamped and hand cut the beautiful flower and popped it up on pads before attaching it to a white stitched die cut circle.

A trio of mixed coloured pearls, just to frame the flower, and I was done.

Stamps: Uniko Studio, Beautiful Blooms II; SU, Gorgeous Grunge; Clearly Besotted, Say It In Style; Memory Box, mesh
Inks: SU, rose red, pool party, Memento sweet plum
Dies: LawnFawn, stitched party banners; Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles
Embellishments: Doodlebug mini pearls, Spring asst.

And now it's your turn to get creative with these beautiful colours, looking forward to visiting your blogs and seeing how you use them.

So pleased you dropped by today, thanks for your time. And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The Male Room #08

A little while ago I put my name forward to try for the DT at The Male Room. And guess what I made it!
Super excited about this! Not only is it right up my street because it's male orientated, but scrapbook pages are also allowed - so when the theme fits I'm hoping to occasionally make my DT sample a scrapbook page.
Well today is the big intro over at The Male Room and my first card as a DT member is up.

The theme this fortnight is letters and numbers and I knew I had some patterned paper with numbers on. Once located, I stamped the word smile on top and hand cut it out. And I'm certainly smiling at the moment!

Then I finished the card off by stamping the rest of the phrase underneath. And I left it at that. A really quick and simple card - hope you like it!

Stamps: Woodware, Huge Smile
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Paper: Doodlebug, Take Note

So now it's your turn. Get on over to The Male Room to see what the talented DT have created to inspire you - keep pinching myself to make sure joining them is not a dream!

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Monday, 13 April 2015

Monday Moments

This week's challenge at Less is More is a one layer card with some splatter. Well I has a couple of DT cards that seemed to fit the bill - but no they weren't one layer! So just the excuse I needed to create an inky splattery card.
We'd love you to display our banner

Well admittedly a lot of the splatter is actually included on this very gorgeous stamp, but I did add a few more splatters with my go to Gorgeous Grunge.

I had such a frustrating time trying to photograph the pale yummy colours on this card - which incidently are covered with a very generous layer of Wink of Stella. Much more spectacular in real life!

Stamps: Visible Image, butterfly inkognito; SU, Gorgeous Grunge; Clearly Besotted, Say It In Style
Inks: Ranger distress, spun sugar, shaded lilac, scattered straw; Memento, tuxedo black
Embellishments: Wink of Stella, clear

One of my other splattery cards can be seen at AAA Cards now, and the other is coming up on Thursday at CAS Colours & Sketches

So pleased you stopped by my blog today, many thanks.

And keep crafting! 

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Sunday, 12 April 2015

AAA Cards Game #37 It's Springtime

Already time for the next challenge at AAA Cards and this fortnight the theme is It's Springtime! I'm loving that inspiration photo again - the colours are so me.

I've been itching to ink up this splodgy flower stamp from Visible Image and had so much fun with it. I used a baby wipe and ink refill bottles to make my own ink pad. I just love how this gives such a vibrant mix and random look to the colours! And I thought it matched the unique style of the stamp beautifully.

I'm so loving this stamp and how impressive it looks when given centre stage. So I just kept the sentiment very simple and clean to contrast with the more messy look of the stamp.

Stamps: Visible Image, Flower Inkognito; Clearly Besotted, Say It In Style
Inks: Ranger ditress, mowed lawn, evergreen bough, mustard see, worn lipstick, picked raspberry; Memento, tuxedo black

So now it's over to you. Hope you have fun creating from AAA Cards' inspirational photo. Need a bit more? Check out how the rest of the DT interpreted it - here.

Thanks for looking today, I appreciate your time. And keep crafitng!

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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Saturday Slot

A scrapbook page to share today using the first April sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.

A blast from the past for this page! This photo tells so many stories without needing a lot of journalling. My three boys looking as if the age difference between each of them is vast - three totally different stages of development. Love it!

And just look at the hair! Think the look the older two were sporting was called 'curtains'. And my baby's style can only be described as 'pudding basin'!

Just a little journalling to clarify their ages - something I always want to know and try to work out when looking at old photos of them.

Papers: Kaisercraft, Rewind; My Mind's Eye, Mischievious
Dies: Spellbinder, standard circles small; Xcut, spiro circles; Marianne, LR0188; Clearly Besotted, Superstar
Embellishments: button, candi dot & tag from my stash

So pleased you had time to visit today, thank you.

Enjoy the weekend and keep crafting! 

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Thursday, 9 April 2015

CAS Colours & Sketches #119

Did you enjoy the colours from last week's CAS Colours & Sketches challenge? Certainly had some super entries. So this week it's a sketch and a super simple one with endless possibilities.

As soon as I saw those circles I knew I was going to use the oh so versatile new sunburst stamp set from Clearly Besotted. And I wanted the colours to reflect an Aztec jewellery look because that's what those sunbursts remind me of.

Now my two photos look like different colourways, but its just the effect of the light - I'm so poor at getting this right! And as always this small close up is far truer to the real colours.

I'm loving the potential of this stamp set. It's one of those with lots of different sizes and patterns that can be combined in endless different combinations - so cool!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Sunburst; Uniko Studio, All Occasion Sentiments #1
Inks: SU, tempting turquoise, soft suede, pumpkin pie
Punch: Xcut, corner rounder
Embellishments:The Hobby house pearls, chocolate heaven

So now it's your turn to get creative with this week's sketch. An of course remember to check out what the rest of the DT have come up with at CAS Colours & Sketches - you're sure to be inspired!

Thanks for looking today, your visit is much appreciated. And keep crafting!

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