Thursday, 28 August 2014

Thursday Thoughts

Back to card making today and this one is for Less is More.

This week they have a sketch and as you would expect it's very CAS and super easy to work with. 

I decided to break open my new stamp set from Stampin Up and use their new 'in colours' for this season.  Loving the grungy feel of this stamp set and those dusky matt looking colours.

Of course it's not necessary to use every stamp from a set, but apart from the sentiment that's exactly what I did.  Enough you would have thought, but I added a tag and sentiment from Clearly Besotted before attaching the matted main image. 

Just had to go with a 3D butterfly and hoping that's not too many layers, but I think the card still looks CAS.

Stamps: SU, Kinda Eclectic; Clearly Besotted, Journal It & In The Frame
Inks: SU, blackberry bliss, lost lagoon, mossy meadow, hello honey,tangelo twist
Punch: SU, butterfly

Thanks for dropping by today, your visit is greatly appreciated.


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Wednesday Words

Another day, another scrapbook page!

I've had this layout from Let's Get Sketchy in mind for several days and just needed to find a moment to print out the photo - such a fun image!  

Be sure to check out the fabulous pages from the DT here. Such a doozy of a sketch and I really enjoyed interpreting it and creating my page.

I used up loads of scrap pieces of paper for the strips and banner, stamped the camera and film roll images and sentiment and then got incredibly messy flicking ink splodges all over the page. I used  a distress re-inker blobbed onto an acrylic block and dipped a paintbrush into it.  It worked really well, but took for ever to dry and being impatient I added the alphas and got even more ink on my fingers - lesson learnt!

Papers: scraps from Little Yellow bicycle, Collage Press, October Afternoon, American Crafts & others
Alphas: Fancy Pants Designs, red large alpha; Bella Blvd, Sophisticates; Websters, storytellers
Stamps: Uniko Studio, Strike A Pose!
Ink: Memento, nautical blue; Ranger distress, chipped sapphire
Die: Xcut, spiro circle
Punch: ek success, scallop edger
Embellishments: Scrap 365, wooden shapes stars; Simple Stories, diy burlap stickers

Thanks for coming by and spending some time looking today.


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tuesday Talk

At last I've found a few moments to scrap! The grandchildren have gone home and left me with so many photos to sort through and print. There will be some enjoyable afternoons at my my craft table to look forward to now.

Today's page is for the challenge at The Memory Nest and is the first traditional page I've made in a while. With so many photos I'm planning to have several Project Life pages interspersed with some traditional pages in my 2014 album. 

I'm loving these photos of the three boys resting a while after a dose of shopping - you know what men are like, 5 minutes in a shop and they think it should all be done!

I also love the traditional deckchairs they're sitting in and remembering the banter between them to get the seat set just right without the whole thing collapsing.

A closer look at my journalling.

Papers: Bazzill Basics plain cardstock; AC, chap, October Afternoon, Make it Merry
Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Journal It; Uniko studio, Strike a Pose
Inks: Memento, Paris dusk
Die: Clearly Besotted, Journal It
Punch: Martha Stewart, daisy; Woodware, circle
Alphas: Bella Blvd, sophisticates; Websters, storytellers
Embellishments: Scrap 365, wooden shapes 

So happy you found time to visit my blog.


Monday, 25 August 2014

Monday Moments

Bank holiday Monday here in the UK and of course the weather is .........WET!

My card for today uses the layout from CAS(E) this Sketch and the colours from CAS Colours & Sketches. 

When I saw this understated sketch I knew how I wanted it to look immediately and just forged straight ahead and made this card.

I just love this new stamp set from Uniko Studio with its giant wish sentiment. But I only realised when I saved the photo to my computer that I've used it two weeks running for CAS Colours & Sketches. Oh well, you can't have too much of a good thing!

Stamps: Uniko Studio, Big & Bold Wish
Inks: SU, pistachio pudding, baked brown sugar; Memento, dandelion
Die: Lil'inker stitched mats rectangles
Embellishments: sequins

Thanks for spending some time looking at my blog today, your visit is much appreciated.


Sunday, 24 August 2014

AAA Cards Game 17

I have to start this post with a massive thank you to all of you who entered the challenge last week and CASEd my card.  It was so exciting to see all the different interpretations and ideas that my card sparked - just loved clicking on the blog and seeing new entries each day!

This week we're asking you to CREATE using a stencil.

I decided to do a double take on this theme and created both the background and the image using a stencil.

Once all the stencilling was complete I trimmed the whole thing down, matted it onto pink cardstock and then onto a card base.  I finished off with a sentiment outlined by a trio of sprinkle dots.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, sentiment from Sweet Rose
Stencils: The Crafter's Workshop, mini birds of a feather; Memory Box, wave
Inks: Adirondack, watermelon, red pepper; SU, daffodil delight; Memento, tuxedo black
Embellishment: doodlebug sprinkles, cupcake asst.

So now it's over to you. Have fun CREATING with a stencil

Thanks for your time spent looking at my blog today.


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Unscripted Sketches Introductions

Unscripted Sketches is back! But with a twist - it's now all about Project Life cards and with some new team members. And guess what? Well if you follow my blog you'll already know, but it makes me excited to announce it all over again - I'm part of this new team!


Last week the Design Team photos and names were up on the blog here, but this week and next week there will be more detailed introductions of each member. Click here for this week's post. Then the challenges are due to begin on 6th September.

So here's the sketch that I had to use as part of my application to become a member of the Design Team.
DT Sketch #1

And this was my interpretation:

I'm so delighted that Unscripted Sketches is back - it was always a very favourite challenge blog for me.  Hope you'll be playing along in September - some stunning sketches and samples in the pipeline!

Thanks for looking today.  Enjoy your weekend.


Saturday slot

A quick post today to share a card I made for three challenges.

The layout is from Freshly Made Sketches, the colours from Color Throwdown and the theme from Uniko Studio - special occasions. 
 Grab button for Uniko Studio Challenge 

I decided to make a new baby card - well new babies - with Beverley from Uniko Studio in mind.  This will definitely be a special occasion for her with double the joy as her sentiment says!

Don't you just love those tiny onesies?

Stamps: Uniko Studio, Sweet Baby, Classic alphabet, Background builders Chevrons
Inks: SU, pear pizzazz, Memento, nautical blue, lulu lavender

Well that's all for now.  Hoping to have another post later today with news about Unscripted Sketches.

Thanks for looking.