Monday, 29 June 2009

ILWS Inspiration and Theme challenge 22

ILWS Inspiration and Theme challenge 22, Kates inspiration piece is a dress from Mini Boden - its Wimbldeon fortnight so it had to be strawberry themed!! I'm afraid there isn't a strawberry in sight on my card but we are only supposed to be taking inspiration from the picture :0)

Recipe: (all stampin up unless stated)

Stamps - Playful Petals, Circle of Friendship
Cardstock - Regal Rose, Rose Red, Glorious Green
Inks - Rose Red, Glorious Green, Staz-on Black
Ribbon - 5/8 Grosgrain Regal Rose
Punches - Scallop Circle, 1 3/8, 1 1/4, 1" Circles
Uniball Signo Gell Pen

and the inspirational dress

Why don't you head on over to ILWS and take part in the challenge ...

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Playful Petals

My first card using Playful Petals, and its another challenge completed, this weeks Stamp with Us which is a Sketch Challenge, here's my submission

Recipe: (All Stampin Up unless stated)

Stamps: Playful Petals, Fresh Cuts (Mini Catalogue)
Card Stock: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Gable Green
DSP: Sweet Always
Inks: Rose Red, Green Galore, Clear Embossing Stamp Pad
Ribbon: 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain
Punches: Scallop Oval and Oval (Mini Catalogue)
Brads: Pink Circle Fire Rhinestone
Other Non SU Supplies: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday, pink brads from stash.

Its a fabulous set, I love it, this was a set I really wasn't sure about buying when I first saw it, but the more I saw examples of finished cards the more I thought I 'needed' it - I didn't buy it in the end I swapped it for a stamp set that I bought early on thinking I'd use it more than I actually did, think I used one of the stamps, once - turns out good swap coz I'm in lurve, I think I'll use this one loads ...


Saturday, 27 June 2009

I'm on a roll

Another Challenge completed ;0)

This time I went over to A Passion for Papertrey run by Steph and Kate, I love their work and their challenges. This time the challenge is to make a card with at least two flowers on it using at least one papertrey product - thanks to the Papertrey ladies I a few PTI products to play with and I came up with this ...

I tried to use all Papertrey products, only the rub-on is not Papertrey its Stampin Up. I'm still new to Papertrey so I'm not 100% with the products so I'm guessing on the colours used:

Card - Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush
Patterned Paper - Green Tea Leaves
Ribbon - Swiss Dot Satin in Dark Chocolate and Aqua Mist, Saddle stitched Sweet Blush
Buttons - From Sweet Blush and Dark Chocolate Collection.

The flowers were made up following the instructions from Dawn McVey's blog, she's a wonderful inspiration, if you get a chance pop over and have a look.

I'm lucky that Kate and Steph have been willing to share some of their stash with me so I could have a play, it did however mean a rather large order on the 15th of this month LOL - I think I could become addicted ;0)

A Challenge

Its been a while since I had time to enter a challenge, and I've really missed them and the time in my craft room. I hope that now DD has started her basic training in the RAF I can find some time to craft ;0)

Anyway the challenge, its the Stamp with Us challenge, it was a recipe and the recipe: 4x Patterned papers, 2 x Card Stock and No other embellishments which sounds pretty easy until you start to work - I didn't realise how much I love my embellishments until I couldn't use them!

I've made this with a friend on ILWS in mind, will pop it in the post this afternoon.

A closer picture here

And the inside, I always try to decorate the inside too

Recipe: (All Stampin Up unless stated)

Stamps - Garden Whimsy
Cardstock - Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green
DSP - Rainbow Sherbert
Punches - Scallop Circle, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 Circle.
Rub Ons - Basic Black Cherished Memories

I think I have just enough time to make another card now before I have to go and do some weeding in the garden ;0)

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Double Take

Fathers Days cards, and another Case from below, I love this design

I will be using this design time and time again, but won't bore you with the pictures .... I promise LOL

Two Dads, two cards - we're very lucky DH and I still have both of our parents - although I let my Dad play a guessing game I was so rushed on Thursday when I sent the cards, I forgot to sign his LOL ;0)

Recipe: (All Stampin Up unless stated)

Stamps: Greetings Eight (Mini Catalogue), PTI- Father Knows Best

Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Real Red, Brilliant Bluw
Ink: Black Staz On
Ribbon: From stash
Supplies: Star brad from the Stampin Up Hodgepodge Hardware collection, silver brads.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

ILWS Colour Challenge - 259

The colour challenge this week over on ILWS is using all or any three of:

Chocolate Chip

Not Quite Navy

Creamy Caramel

More Mustard

Really Rust

you can use colour substitutes if you don't have or use Stampin Up markers, ink or cardstock.

If you do take part in this challenge on ILWS please quote ILWSCC259 when uploading this challenge. This is the card I made

Recipe: (All Stampin Up unless stated)

Stamps: Happy Everything, Kitchen Sinks - Playful Numbers

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Really Rust
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: 1/4 grosgrain Chocolate Chip
Supplies: Star brad from the Stampin Up Hodgepodge Hardware collection, silver brads.

The design of the card wasn't mine, I wish it was - I love it - totally cased from here, I loved the design so much you'll see it again and again ;o)

Hope to get back tomorrow with some more cards I've made this week.


Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Crazy for Cupcakes

Wow! has it really been a week since my last post, where does the time go?

I have managed to make a few cards this week I'll try to upload a few photos over the next few days ....

Today I'll show you the card and matchbox I made at Valentines workshop last week, we all had a brilliant time. Isn't it brilliant, Claire really is creative.

Recipe: (All Stampin Up unless stated)

Stamp: Crazy for Cupcakes
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron
Supplies: Dazzling Diamonds

I'll be back tomorrow with a colour challenge ;0)

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Japanese Dolls

I made this card for my beautiful daughters birthday last week - she was 20, she then went off on holiday to Spain the same day I got back from my holiday and it had been hidden/tidied, so this is the first chance I've had to take a photo of it!


Stamps: Hero Arts - Japanese Dolls
Cardstock: Stampin Up Pink Passion, Only Orange, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ribbon: Pink Satin from Stash
Ink: SU
Pink Passion, Only Orange, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
DSP: Dovecraft: Wild Blossom
Rub Ons: BasicGrey
- Wholy Cow!

I fell in love with this set, I actually asked one of my friends Steph to stamp me a couple of images to use which she did of course, thanks Steph ;0) but I loved them so much I had to run out and buy the set anyway LOL, I had such fun playing ... I especially enjoyed embossing, I stamped the image in black ink and then covered in clear embossing powder, knocked off the excess powder and heat embossed. It really makes the image pop, especially the girls hair.

Will be back tomorrow with today's creations ;0)

Monday, 8 June 2009

Circles Challenge

Apologies for being such a bad blogger, I've been away on my holidays, but I'm back now and ready to craft ...

First project ... Challenge 7 over on A Passion for Papertrey

The challenge is to create a circle card or notecard, this is my creation, what do you think? I don't have many PTI supplies so I have only included PTI ribbons some of the pink and green.


Stamps: Penny Black - Flying Stars
Cardstock: Stampin Up Pretty in Pink
Ribbon: Various including PTI, but unsure of names of colours
Ink: SU Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, So Saffron