Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Clean and Simple

This is a card that I've made for this weeks Clean and Simple Challenge FTL77. I thought the little swirl stamp from the Seasons of Joy stamp set go perfect with this Designer Paper and then I've used the gorgeous One of a Kind stamp set for the flowers, inked in Ruby Red, punched out with the Boho Blossoms Punch and a little silver brad popped in the middle. The colour combo for this card is Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Ruby Red. Oh and I managed to get a photo of my little easter baskets, the eggs managed to stay inside for the photo but two little faces watched eagerly for the click of the camera then in a  flash the eggs disapeared lol.
I will try and get a tutorial done for these little baskets, a few people have asked me before how I make these because they can be adapted for lots of things, click here and here for examples.

Enjoy the rest of your day. x

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Card Bag and Cards

Hi, hope you all had a lovely weekend, mine was very quiet but I'm not complaining about that lol. This is a little card bag I made using my Sunny Day Simply Scrappin Kit, I've also made a cute little Easter basket but I haven't got the eggs to put inside it yet so I'll wait till I get those before I take a picture. Anyway, if you fancy making a little bag for your cards to give as a present click here for the tutorial. Do you know I still haven't made a scrapbook page with this kit yet and that was the main reason for buying it but I've made everything else but a scrapbook page lol. I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Stamp Something~ Love Something
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge~ Love is in the Air
The Crafty Pad Challenge~ Fancy Edge, Hearts and Papers
Happy Crafting x

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Love is in the Air

With so many Love/Heart/Valentines challenges going on I thought I would make a couple of cards something like the one I made earlier in the week, as I loved this little heart from the Darling Dots stamp set ( A Hostess Level 1 Set ) together with the Designer Paper from the Merry Moments set. The cute little dots on both the stamp and the paper go perfect together. So I am entering these cards into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew~ Valentines
Charisma Cardz~ I love you
Cute Card Thursday~ Spots and Dots
Crafty Calender Challenge~ Love and Friendship
Stampin For The Weekend~ Love is in the Air
Stamp Something~ Love Something
Our Creative Corner~ Masculine Valentine
Secret Crafter~ Monochrome Tones

Wow, I think this must be a Challenge record for me. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x

Thursday, 4 February 2010

One of a Kind

A card using my newest stamp set, One of a Kind, I love it! I know I'm going to get a lot of use out of this one, especially because it has the Boho Blossoms Punch that coordinates with it. The colour combo I went with is Ballet Blue and Night of Navy, unfortunately I didn't have any Night of Navy ink or I would have introduced that colour to the flowers too, Love the silver brads with these flowers they are the perfect finishing touch.

Sale a bration Stamps

Hello! I'm on a roll this week with my cards, I've managed to get quite a few posts up and challenges entered. This card is for two challenges that are new to me the first is Inspiring Inkin Challenge and they had a fabulous sketch to follow, a nice simple one, the type I like and the second one is by a very talented lady, Linda/Purely Stamping, (her blog is like the best crafting magazine you could buy) anyway, Linda's challenge was a colour challenge, here are the colours:

I have used stamps from two of the Sale a Bration sets, Whimsical Words and Good Neighbors, remember you can get these for free up until the 28th February so don't miss out. Contact me for more details or click here
Enjoy the rest of your day.x

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Darling Dots and FTL 76

Hi Crafters, I've just discovered a new challenge blog called Clean and Simple Stamping and they had a fabulous sketch this week to follow, now I'm not a big fan of sketches to be honest but when they are simple one's like this, then they are great. (Its circles I don't like....don't know why, just don't like them on sketches)
Anyway, I have used a stamp from the  hostess level 1 stamp set called 'Darling Dots' so you know what to do if you'd like this set for free.......just contact me for the details. I have also used Merry Moments Designer Paper on the squares, see Merry Moments isn't just for Christmas! The colour combo is Real Red and Very Vanilla, I was tempted to add some bling but then decided against it, thought it was lovely the way it was. I think I will use this as my Valentine card for my partner, so thats 1 down just another 5 to make...... I'm only joking!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Happy Mail

Hi Crafters, I'm back today with a  little card and cute mailbox (template by Lauren Meader) wouldn't this make a lovely Thank you gift for someone? Hey how about the postman lol well he/she deserves a little treat for all the hard work us crafters give them with our constant craft orders. (Personally i like to just keep them in work so I see it as doing my bit for the community) Anyway, I had a lot of fun making these projects, again using the 'Flight of the Butterfly' stamp set. I love this colour combo from the rich regals family, Taken with Teal, So Saffron and Rose Red, it just makes me think of the summer, oh roll on summer!
I am entering these projects into these challenges
Dutch Dare Card Challenge~ Summer in Winter
Happy Crafting x

Monday, 1 February 2010

Keeping my hands busy.

Hi Everybody, February at long last lol, hasn't January gone slow? Well it has for me anyway, maybe its because I've been counting the days from when I quit smoking, did I say days? well...days, hours, minutes.. To be honest the last few days have been easy, I haven't given the dreaded weed much thought, so onward and upward.  As you can see I've been keeping my hands busy, these are a few cards I had on order and I'm really pleased as to how they turned out. For the top one I used a retired stamp set that I still love called 'Best Blossoms' and I have used a technique called 'Gradation' this is when you use two or more colours and gradually blend them together where they meet on the stamp, you can get some gorgeous results especially when you use the Stampin' Write markers and a sponge dauber.

This second card is made using a technique called 'Spotlighting' this is when you take a section of an image and 'spotlight' it in some way eg. I took stamped a section of my main image and coloured it using the Stampin' Write markers, I then layered this onto some real red cardstock and using dimentionals I have placed it ontop of my main image. Just another cute technique to add to your collection and a totally new look for your stamps.

No special technique to this card, just plain matting and layering with a bit of embossing here and there but I love these colours together, they aren't colours I would use often but I think you'll be seeing a lot more of them from now on, they are Ballet Blue, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. The stamp set used on this card is of course the Flight of the Butterfly, I love the swirling sentiments that come with this set and the fabulous butterfly punch that coordinates with it. I am entering these cards into a few challenges they are:
Creative Card Crew~ Punch it ( Big wave, hello girls!)
Cute Card Thursday~ Blooming Gorgegous
Dutch Dare~ Summer In Winter
Secret Crafter Challenge~ Hearts (Heart embellishement on Wife card)
One Stop Craft Challenge~ Make it Personal (big wave again)