Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Mojo Monday #230

At Mojo Monday this week they decided to mix things up and focus on non-traditional sized cards, so the challenge is either a Round or Square option based on the following sketch.


On my card I have use one of my favourite colour combinations of brown and pink together with a little white.  I made the flowers that I have used on my card with punches, spritzing with water and scrunching them up to form the flower.  The finished effect gives a little jazz to my card along with one of my favourite emblishments, the butterfly.


Stamps - Stampin' Up Bring On The Cake, Kindness Matters & Four Frames
Paper/Cardstock - Stampin' Up Beau Chateau DSP, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette &
Whisper White Cardstock
Ink - Stampin' Up Soft Suede & Early Espresso
Other - Stampin' Up Boho Blossoms Punch, Sizzlits Die Little Leaves, Basic Jewels Pearls,
Neutral Brads, Decorative Label Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Early Espresso Grosgrain
Ribbon, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon


Monday, 27 February 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #23

For the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week, I made a wedding card based on the following sketch:

Stamps - Stampin' Up Marry Me & Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper/Cardstock - Stampin' Up Neutrals DSP, Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink - StazOn Jet Black
Other - Stampin' Up Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Window Word Punch, Moden Label Punch,
Sizzlit Die Floral Fusion, Scallop Square Punch, Basic Black Satin Ribbon & Antique Brads



Saturday, 25 February 2012

Just Add Ink - JAI #106 Sketch Challenge

The challenge at Just Add Ink this week is based on the following sketch.


I was inspired by a card made by Therese Calvird, feature in an article on "Designing With Doilies".  The card had a butterfly embossed on vellum, the effect is quite stunning so I had to have a go.  I was a bit nervous using the heat gun on vellum, thinking it would shrivel up, but it worked great.  Love the finished effect, I embossed my sentiment as well to match.

Stamps - Stampin' Up Kindness Matters and Blessed Mother
Paper/Cardstock - Stampin' Up Neutrals DSP, Crumb Cake & Whisper White Cardstock
Ink - Crumb Cake & Versamark
Other - Stampin' Up White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Bigz L Die Perfect Pennants, Perfect
Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Whisper White Organza Ribbon & Basic Jewel Pearls


Thursday, 23 February 2012

Mojo Monday #229

This weeks challenge at Mojo Monday is another fun sketch designed by Mary Fish to inspire us.


I recently purchased the stamp set "Artistic Etchings" and just had to use it on this card.  I stamped my background with "En Francais", I love the effect that using the Crumb Cake ink on the Natural Ivory cardstock creates.  The Mini Vintage Tinket was stamped with the Paris Postmark stamp from the "French Foliage" stamp set to create an element for my card.  The elements that can be created with all the stamps sets that I have used is very effective.  Hope you enjoy my card.


Stamps - En Francais, Artistic Etchings & French Foliage
Paper/Cardstock - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Natural Ivory
Ink - Crumb Cake & Early Espresso
Other - Lots of Tags dies, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Originals Circles #2 die, 
Modern Label Punch, Library Clips, Vintage Trinkets, Mini Vintage Tags, Chantilly Lace &
Victoria Lace





Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Mojo Monday #228

The Mojo Monday Challenge this week is based on the following sketch design by Mary Fish. 


This is the card I created using a stamp set "Field Flowers" that I had not used before.  I really like the flowers that I made using this stamp set and I have added my favourite butterflies.


Stamps - Stampin' Up Field Flowers, French Foliage, Kindness Matters & Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper/Cardstock - Beau Chateau DSP, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink - Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, StazOn Jet Black
Other - Finial Press Embossing Folder, Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit Die, Top Note Bigz Die,
Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die & Basic Jewel Pearls

Open Sea Collage

I have trouble making masculine cards (because I cannot put butterflies on them), so I thought I would have a go and make a collage as the topper for this card using all the stamps in the "The Open Sea" stamp set from Stampin' Up.  I layered up the card using the Nautical Expedition DSP and coloured cardstock Early Espresso, Cherry Cobler, Basic Grey and Very Vanilla.  All products used on this card are from Stampin' Up.
Stamps - The Open Sea and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper/Cardstock - Nautical Expedition DSP, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Baic Grey
& Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink - Basic Grey, Soft Suede, Marina Mist & Crumb Cake
Other - Neutral Brads, Game Spinner Hands, Jewelry Tag Punch, Word Window Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch,
1 1/4" Circle Punch, Tasteful Trim Bigz ZL Die and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Monday, 13 February 2012

Vintage Vogue Friends

The inspiration for this card is from the stamp set "Vintage Vogue" by Stampin' Up.  I have used the flowers from this stamp set a lot on my cards, but this is the first time that I have used the other elements in the set.  The Beau Chateau DSP co-ordinates beautifully with the Marina Mist and Very Vanilla cardstock.    All products used in this card are from Stampin' Up.

Stamps - Vintage Vogue, French Foliage &  Kindness Matters
Paper/Cardstock - Beau Chateau DSP, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla & Marina Mist Cardstock
Ink - Marina Mist and Night of Navy
Other - Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die & Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit Die

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Butterfly Birthday

I love my new stamp set "Kindness Matters" from Stampin' Up, especially the large butterfly in the set.  This card is nothing like I imagined when I started, however I am very happy with the end result.

The flower was made using the "Vintage Vogue" stamp set from Stampin' Up.  I inked the stamp with Pool Party and then rolled the edges of the stamp with Early Expresso.  The finished effect was quite stunning and went perfectly with the colour DSP and colours that I had chosen for the card.  All products used in this card are from Strampin' Up.


Stamps - Vintage Vogue, Kindness Matters, Elementary Elegance & French Foliage
Paper/Cardstock - Spice Cake DSP , Early Espresso, Very Vanilla & Sahara Sand
Ink - Early Espresso, Pool Party, Old Olive and Aways Artichoke
Other - Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die &
Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die


Saturday, 11 February 2012

Simply Stampin' Sketch Challenge

This weeks challenge at Simply Stampin' is based on the following sketch:


The challenge is you must use the above sketch and one Stampin' Up image or sentiment, designer paper, punch or die.  All the products used on this card are from Stampin' Up.  My first entry into the challenge at Simply Stampin' last week was in the Top 3, I was so excited in that achievement, that I decided to enter this weeks challenge.    I must admit I love the colours of soft suede and pink together and was really pleased in the finished card.

Blessed Mother

The inspiration for this card is the wonderful Beau Chateau DSP from Stampin' Up.  I fussy cut the flowers and used them to create a frame for the oval sentiment.  The oval sentiment was created by cutting the oval shape using the Ovals Original Die and then embossing it using the oval shape in the Designer Frames embossing folder set.  The butterflies were created by stamping them with Early Espresso on Very Vanilla Cardstock, these butterflies are in the Kindness Matters stamp set.  I really enjoy making cards with various layers and elements and I am quite please with the finished card.

Stamps - Blessed Mother and Kindness Matters
Paper/Cardstock - Beau Chateau DSP, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink - Early Espresson and Soft Suede
Other - Original Ovals Die, Designer Frames Embossing Folders, Extra Large Oval Punch,
Lace Ribbon Border Punch and Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Mojo Monday #227 Contest - Missing You

I love the sketch at the Mojo Monday Challenge this week, so naturally I had to have a go at the Challenge.  I have again used by favourite DSP and my gadgets.  I had a lot of fun making this card.

Stamps - Fresh Vintage & Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper/Cardstock - Mocha Morning DSP, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand &
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink - Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Old Olive Stampin Write Marker, Early Espresson CSP
Other - Basic Jewel Pearls, Designer Buttons Neutral, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder,
Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Swirls & Scribbles Sizzlit Die, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon,
Model Label Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die & Tasteful Trim Big XL Die

Monday, 6 February 2012

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #20

The design for the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches is "We're Going Long" with the following sketch design. 


I quite liked the layout of the sketch, with the various layers.  I used one of my favourite packs of DSP and I am pleased with the finished card.



Stamps - Stampin' Up Curly Cute
Paper/Cardstock - Mocha Morning Specialty DSP,  Neutrals DSP, Basic Grey
and Basic Black
Ink - Staz-on Jet Black
Other - Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Perfect Polka Dots
Embossing Folder and Neutral Designer Buttons



Sunday, 5 February 2012

Just Add Ink Challenge #103 - Add Red and White

Hi Everyone

I thought I would have a go at the Just Add Ink Challenge #103.  The Challenge is to just add red and white, simple you would have thought, not so.  I had a few trial runs and came up with this card.  The hard part was creating a constrasting piece for the bottom half of the card.  My interpretation of the challenge is that you cannot use any DSP paper (hope this is correct), you can only use ink and cardstock and my favourite thing, gadgets to create embellishments and contrasts.

Stamps - Stampin' Up Fresh Vintage & Outlined Occasions
Cardstock - Real Red and Whisper White
Ink - Real Red
Other - Full Heart Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Ovals Orignal Die,
Tasteful Trim Bigx XLDie, Finial Press Embossing Folder



Saturday, 4 February 2012

Simply Stampin' Challenge #45 Heartfelt

Hi Everyone

Today's post is for the Simply Stampin' Challenge .This weeks challenge at Simply Stampin' is a theme and as it is close to Valentines Day they have made the challenge theme "Heartfelt".  This is the very first challenge that I have ever entered, so here goes.

I have used Stampin' Up Everyday Enchantment DSP and the stamp sets Fresh Vintage and Outlined Occaions. All products used on this card are from Stampin' Up.

This card was placed in the Top 3 in the Simply Stampin' Challenge #45 Heatfelt.

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Stamps - Stampin' Up Fresh Vintage & Outlined Occasions
Paper/Cardstock - Everyday Enchantment DSP, Real Red, Very Vanilla & Old Olive Cardstock
Ink - Stampin Write Markers Real Red & Old Olive, Classic Stamp Pad Real Red
Other - Embosslits Beautiful Wings, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Boho Blossoms Punch,
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Scallop Oval Punch, Full Heart Punch, Sizzlit Die Little Leaves,
Original Ovals Die & Basic Jewel Pearls

Friday, 3 February 2012

Everyday Enchantment

I have a Stamp Club get together in a few weeks and our challenge is to come up with a card design using the Stampin' Up Sale-a-bration Stamps Sets and Everyday Enchantment DSP.   I made this card as part of my playing and designing for the Stamp Club get together.  I was pleased with the result.


Stamps - Fresh Vintage & Outlined Occasions
Paper/Cardstock - Everyday Enchantment DSP, Real Red, Very Vanilla & Old Olive Cardstock
Ink - Stampin' Write Markers Real Red & Olive Olive, Classic Stamp Pad Real Red
Other - Little Leaves Sizzlit Die, Tasteful Trim Big XL Die, Ovals Original Die, Beautiful Wings
Embosslits, Boho Blossoms Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Modern Label Punch,
Word Window Punch & Basic Jewel Pearls

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Happy Birthday

A basic Happy Birthday card using circle punches.  It is quite effective stamping the word birthday on the DSP and then punching them out with the small circle punch and then backing them onto a co-ordinating circle made from cardstock.  All products used in this card are from Stampin Up.

Stamps - Just Perfect Alphabet, Itty Bitty Shapes, Bring on the Cake
Paper/Cardstock - Just Add Cake, So Saffron & Early Espresso
Ink - Early Expresso
Other - Early Expresso Grosgrain Ribbon (R), Antique Brads, Dotted Scallop
Ribbon Border Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch & 2mm Handheld Punch

Everyday Enchantment Love

I have used the Everyday Enchantment DSP in this card.  With Valentine's Day just around the corner I thought I would have a go at making a Valentine's Day card.  The challenge I set myself was to use the the Everyday Enchantment DSP and ribbon.  Hope you enjoy my creation.

Paper/Cardstock - Everyday Enchantment DSP, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral & Sahara Sand
Ink - Poppy Parade
Other - Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlit Die, Everyday Enchantment
Organdy Calypso Ribbon, Heart to Heart Punch, Scallop Square Punch,
Basic Jewel Pearls & Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die




Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Up, Up & Away

I just had to use my new gadget, the crimper, on this card.  I love the Up, Up and Away stamp set that I have used on this card.  All products used in the card are by Stampin' Up.

Stamps - Up, Up and Away
Paper/Cardstock - Well Worn DSP, Natural Ivory, Soft Suede & Cajun Craze Cardstock
Ink - Soft Suede, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake
Other - Crimper, Scallop Square Punch, Clips Assortment

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