Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Tuesday Challenge #5

Hi everyone, it is the 5th week of my 'Tuesday Challenge' to use a stamp set and other goodies from the Annual Catalogue to create a card or other project.


I have used the 'Touches of Texture' stamp set for the flower image and the sentiment is from the 'Itty Bitty Greetings' stamp set.

The image was coloured using ink pads and a blender pen.  The blender pen gives a great colour contrast on the petals as the more you colour the lighter the colour becomes.  It is a quick and fun way to colour your images.



If you live in Australia
you can get all the supplies you need
for this project from me.

You can place an order online or Contact Me and place an order. 


Thank you for visiting.
Carolyn

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Just Add Ink #448 ... Just Add 'J'

Hi everyone, I am playing along with the challenge this week at Just Add Ink ... Just Add 'J'.

This challenge really got my thinking cap on.  I went through my stamp sets a few times and came up with a few possibilities:
  • Just a Note sentiment
  • Jars of Love Stamp set
  • Journey theme
  • Joy Ride (car theme)
  • Joy (Christmas theme - a bit too early for this one for me)
I eventually decided on the Journey theme using the One Wild Ride and Artisan Textures stamp sets.


The background was created using the Artisan Textures stamp set with Crushed Curry and Soft Suede inks.


The gears & cogs were distressed with inks and copper embossing.  This gives a great rustic look to the finished piece.

The badge in the middle was made using the image from the One Wild Ride stamp set, stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock using Soft Suede ink and stamped again on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Soft Suede ink.  The panel with the word 'Journey' was fussy card and adhere to the badge using dimensionals.  I did punch the badge out using the now retired Badge Punch, however it is very easy to fussy cut around this image to get the same look if you do not have this punch.

I added some Copper Metallic Thread and Copper Sequins of the Metallics Sequin Assortment to finish.

Thank you for visiting.
Carolyn

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Tuesday Challenge #4

Hi everyone, it is the 4th week of my 'Tuesday Challenge' to use a stamp set and other goodies from the Annual Catalogue to create a card or other project.


I have been playing around with the Lots of Happy Card Kit working out some alternative cards using the goodies in the kit.  I will be posting some more of my creations over the next week or so.

These card kits make card making so easy, they come with everything that you need.   You can make up the cards as designed or you can change things up a bit and create a card of your own design, just let your imagination go for it. 

If you live in Australia
you can get all the supplies you need
for this project from me.

You can place an order online or Contact Me and place an order. 


Thank you for visiting.
Carolyn

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #378

Hi everyone, I am a bit late in joining the challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I have had a few busy days, but finally had time tonight to make my card for the challenge.


I have used the products from the Floral Romance Suite for my card.  The 'Wonderful Romance' stamp set along with the Wonderful Floral Framelits, Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon and the Frosted Flower Embellishments.

Thank you for visiting.
Carolyn

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Tuesday Challenge #3

Hi everyone, it is the 3rd week of my 'Tuesday Challenge' to use a stamp set and other goodies from the Annual Catalogue to create a card or other project.

I will confess that I cheated slightly this week and used the Gears and Cogs die from the Garage Gears Thinlits dies and the Rectangle Stitched Framelits from the Occasions Catalogue.   It just needed something behind the centre panel and the Gears and Cogs were perfect.


The stamp set is 'One Wild Ride' and the Cherry Cobbler striped pattern paper is from the Regals Designer Series Paper Pack.



The card base is Crumb Cake and I stamped the gravel image over the card front using Crumb Cake ink before adding all my layers.  I put a strip of Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler card stock behind the Designer Series Paper before I adhere this to the card front. 

The centre panel was cut using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits, the Whisper White rectangle one size smaller than the Basic Black rectangle.

I love the colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Whisper White, especially for masculine cards.

If you live in Australia
you can get all the supplies you need
for this project from me.

You can place an order online or Contact Me and place an order. 


Thank you for visiting.
Carolyn

Monday, 4 March 2019

#simplestamping

Hi everyone, sharing my #simplestamping card for March.

The #simplestamping challenge for March is
  • Theme: Wedding/Baby/Funeral (choose one)
  • Supplies: Stamps, ink and paper
  • Bonus Material/Tool: Ribbon

I have used the Beauty Abounds and the Itty Bitty Greetins stamp sets with a colour scheme of Cajun Craze, Basic Black and Whisper White.

My ribbon is the Whisper White Baker's Twine which I tied in a double bow.

Having made my #simplestamping card I decided to make a card for an Occasional Stamper and also one for the Avid Stamper.


An Occasional Stamper will have a few supplies but no Bigshot and dies or Punches.  So for my card I used a strip of Designer Series Paper, stamped the images on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and layered this onto a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on a thin strip of Whisper White and then cut this to size and added popped this up with dimensionals.  Same card as the #simplestamping card with just a few layers and patterned paper which steps it up slightly. 


For the Avid Stamper (who like me just has to have everything).  They will have a Bigshot, dies, punches, Designer Series Paper and embellishments.

This card is exactly the same as the one for the Occasional Stamper with the only difference being that I have cut the centre panel and the Cajun Craze mat using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies.  The sentiment I stamped on a piece of Whisper White and punched out using the Classic Label punch.  A few pearls where added to finish.

If you live in Australia
you can get all the supplies you need
for this project from me.

You can place an order online or Contact Me and place an order. 


Thank you for visiting.
Carolyn

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Just Add Ink #446... Inspiration

Hi everyone, I am playing along with the challenge this week at Just Add Ink.  The challenge is to take inspiration from this photo, it could be the embossed background, the flowers, colours, basically anything in the photo that gets the imagination going.


I will admit that the blue embossed background was a bit much for me at first, but the funny thing is it is exactly what I ended up using as my inspiration as well as the flowers. 


The embossed background is Balmy Blue which I embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder and then applied my White Craft ink pad directly over the embossed piece.  This has given a gorgeous finish to the background.

For the centre flower panel I used the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set along with the coordinating Bouquet Bunch Framelits dies. 

The leaves I cut from Pear Pizzazz with the flowers being stamped with Lovely Lipstick, Mango Melody/Calypso Coral and Petal Pink/Calypso Coral.

Thank you for visiting.
Carolyn