Thursday, March 31, 2011

Anita Be Stampin Challenge!

There is another fun sketch over at Anita Be Stampin Challenge Blog this week. I've taken inspiration from the amazing DT there and decided to leave my image uncoloured. I quite like the result.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and for all your lovely comments, I love reading them.
Card Recipe
Stamps :  Estella (Anita Be Stampin), short & sweet sentiment (Stampin' Up!),
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Confetti White, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Restoration collection (Crate Paper)
Inks:   chocolate chip (Stampin' Up!)
Other :   scallop edge border & modern label punches, pearls (Stampin' Up!), Nestabilities Dies (Spellbinders), flower (KaiserCraft), lace mesh (stash)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Green, Red and Gold Christmas Challenge!!

Christmas challenges have already started, what a great idea! Today I'm joining in at Tickled Pink Stamps Christmas Challenges where the challenge is to use green, red and gold!! I love these colours - very traditional! These Cherrie images are just gorgeous! Has anyone else noticed that this image has one hairtie and one bow in her hair? I made my own scroll roses and highlighted everything with gold KindyGlitz! I also used a bell and ribbon off one of last years Lindt Easter bunnies!!
Card Recipe
Stamps :  Christmas Candy Cane Cherrie, Christmas Sentiments (Tickled Pink Stamps),
Cardstock: Cherry cobbler, Handsome Hunter, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Christmas Past Collection (Graphic 45)
Inks:   tuxedo black (memento), soft suede (Stampin' Up!)
Coloured with:  Prismacolors and OMS
Other :   pearls (Stampin' Up!), Pink Christmas Sentiments Matching Die (Tickled Pink Stamps), doily lace edge punch (Martha Stewart), gold (KindyGlitz), padlick wood flourish (KaiserCraft), adage ticket (Tim Holtz), cardboard, raffia, bell, ribbon (stash)

One For the Lads!!

This weeks challenge over at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges is "One for the Lads". Well, there were some amazing new "lad" images released this month .. and of course I had to have most of them ... so here is what I've whipped up. This time I tried colouring with SU markers direct, nice bright effect!
Card Recipe
Stamps :  Lil Lad Stefan, Lil Lad Sentiments (Tickled Pink Stamps),
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, So saffron, cherry cobbler, whisper white (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Seaside collection (KaiserCraft)
Inks:   tuxedo black (memento), soft suede (Stampin' Up!)
Coloured with:  Markers (Stampin' Up!)
Other :   buttons (Stampin' Up!), Pink Valentine Sentiments Matching Die (Tickled Pink Stamps), flourish die (QuicKutz), raffia (stash)

Bizzy Becs Colour Challenge!

Bizzy Becs Store Blog is running a colour challenge for March (chocolate, raspberry, mint and cream). A different colour scheme for me but here goes!

Card Recipe
Stamps :  CC Tuesday(The Greeting Farm)
Cardstock: soft suede, rose red, pear pizzaz, very vanilla (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Madeline specialty paper pad (K&Company)
Inks:   tuxedo black (memento), soft suede (Stampin' Up!)Coloured with:  Prismacolors and OMS
Other :   antique brad (Stampin' Up!), pearls (flourish with a bling), peony flower and lace border Doohickey's dies (Magnolia), charm, felt (stash)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Buttons Challenge # 3

Here are another 2 masculine cards I've made. I just love these silhouette Stampin' Up! images. They work really well embossed in black. I have been selling my cards at a local cafe and cards like this have been really popular. This is also another entry to the Scrapbook Boutique Blog "Buttons" challenge.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tilda Helps Celebrate a Birthday!

The challenge at All That Scraps Wednesdays Challenge this week is "Birthdays". This is a card I've made with one of my adorable Magnolia images - she is so sweet. I actually have quite a collection of these stamps but dont seem to use them as much as I should (hmmm perhaps I have too many stamps ... ). I just love this colour scheme too - very girly!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Whiff of Joy - Anything Goes Challenge!

Challenge # 100 over at Whiff of Joy Challenges is "Anything Goes". Well, my daughter Rachael (9 yo) won this WOJ stamp (Nora & Ben New Year Couple) recently on the All that Scraps Challenge Blog. She was so excited with her win, and her Challenge debut, that she couldnt wait to join in with this challenge. This is a gorgeous card Rachael - well done. She also entered this card in our local Show/Fair yesterday and won 1st prize! Congratulations Rachael!!!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Buttons Challenge # 2

This is another entry to the Scrapbook Boutique Blog "Buttons" challenge. This time I have tried to make something more masculine. Quite bright and cute I think!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Buttons Challenge # 1

The challenge over at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog is a buttons challenge (at least 3). I love buttons, in fact I seem to be a buttons hoarder (sometimes it seems that they are too pretty to use!!). So I came up with these simple yet effective cards that use lots of buttons. I love the idea of a flower pot on a card. I've then made some scallop flower roses and put a button in the middle of each.  No stamping on this card (except the sentiment) - a bit different to my usual style!


Ivy In Black, White and Brown!

The Challenge this week at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges is Black, White + One other Colour. Well I decided to join this with a scrapbook layout using Black, white and brown (brown mainly). I've been trying to do more scrapbooking over the last year but each page seems to take me much longer than a card (mainly because of deciding on which photograph to use) so often I go back to making a card just to feel like I'm achieving something. I love that I can keep the end product though with scrapbooking! Now Ivy is one of my all time favs TPS images - isnt she gorgeous. Almost as gorgeous as my daughter at my wedding!

Card Recipe
Stamps :  Lil Lolita Ivy (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, close to cocoa, watercolour paper (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Kaisercraft
Inks:   Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Coloured with:  Markers and aquapainter (Stampin' Up!)
Other :   ribbon (Stampin' Up!), flowers and rhinestones (Kaisercraft), lace, rings and charms (stash)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Victoria Takes On A Colour Challenge!

A few weeks ago I won some gorgeous digis in the Anita Be Stampin blog hop. Well today was the day to print some off and join a challenge! The Challenge this week at Anita Be Stampin Challenge blog is a colour challenge. Now I dont often use blue but I just love blue and brown together. I think one of the reasons I dont use blue it that it does not always feature in the designer paper packs I buy. Anyways, I found me some nice papers in my way to large stash of paper pads, and I just love this colour scheme.
Card Recipe
Stamps :  Victoria (Anita Be Stampin)
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:   Seaside Collection (Kaisercraft)
Inks:   Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Coloured with:  Prismacolor pencils
Other :   pearls, antique brad, crotchet lace trim, birds & blooms sizzlets dies (Stampin' Up!), doily lace edge punch (Martha Stewart), Rose leaf Doohickey's die (Magnolia),flourish (QuicKutz) 

All In White!

The Sugar bowl have another challenge at the moment (see here) it is a sketch with an optional theme of clean and simple. I've seen a few cards lately with an all white theme so I thought I'd try it myself. I get variations in the white using texture (embossing) and edges. I quite like the result - what do you think?
Card Recipe
Stamps :  Gorjuss - A Little Birdie Told Me (Sugar Nellie Stamps)
Cardstock: whisper white (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:   tuxedo black (memento)
Coloured with:  Prismacolor pencils
Other :   rhinestones (Stampin' Up!), doily lace edge punch (Martha Stewart), swirls and dots embossing folders (cuttlebug), Vintage flowers & leaf Doohickey's die (Magnolia)