Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Moxie Fab challenge - vertical sketch

I'll be submitting this card for three challenges!  JAI 82 - Just add something from your stash, Moxie Fab vertical card, sketch designed by Julie Campbell, and CAS-ual Fridays, Stuck on you.

Moxie Fab challenge - Square sketch

Here's another of the sketch challenges from Moxie Fab world - this time, a square card with the sketch designed by Kim Kesti.

I really wanted to use my new Mehndi medallion stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  I also wanted to make a monochromatic card, so purple it was :)

Moxie Fab challenge - horizontal sketch

I'm just loving Moxie Fab - first, I discovered their Tuesday Trigger photos, and their "Oh my Moxie Fab!" photos - now I'm loving their sketches!  Here's my take of their horizontal sketch by Kim Hughes:

I didn't really stray far from the sketch at all, but just substituted the windmill-y thingy (what are they called??) for the flower in the sketch.  I also added a few faux stitch lines with my white gel pen, because it looked a bit empty without them :)
I hope you're having a great day!  ;)

Friday, 26 August 2011

Stuck on you

When I saw the title of this week's CAS-ual fridays challenge, "stuck on you", I took it literally!!  The challenge was to use stickers, but I thought it would make a great sentiment, too :)
Coincidentally, this week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to "just add something from your stash" - and these stickers have been sitting in my stash for far too long!

Midas touch

This week's challenge at Jingle Belles is to have the Midas touch - and turn everything into gold!  Well, not quite - we're allowed to use silver and gold, and white and cream. 
Here's my take: 

Non-traditional colours part 3

This is the last of 3 Christmas cards I've made using non-traditional Christmas colours, for Christmas stampin' all year long's weekly challenge
This time, I've gone with lime, yellow and pink.

Non-traditional colours part 2

Here's my second take on non traditional colours for Christmas stampin' all year long- I've gone with pink and blue.

Non-traditional colours

The week's challenge at Christmas stampin' all year long is to use non-traditional colours.  I've gone with blues for this one, the first of three entries for this challenge. 

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

More and more fathers day cards

I've had a few requests for fathers day cards, so I've made a few more today. 
Not entirely sure about this next one..... however, I got to use my new Papertrey Ink stamps, which are awesome! :)

Sunday, 21 August 2011

CASEing Iwona

This weeks challenge at CASE study (CSC53) is to CASE a card by the blog's founder, Iwona Palamountain. I chose one of Iwona's less complex cards - I prefer clean and simple to more complicated styles, but Iwona (otherwise known as "Chupa") is fearless, and tries pretty much every style!!

Here's my take:
 I coloured the tips of the branches with red, orange and mustard to make it look a bit more autumnal.

Here's Chupa's card - click on the photo to be taken to her original post:

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Get well, duckie!!

Here's another card for this week's Fabulous Felt Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

I drew in the rain drops using a pale blue Tombow marker, but they didn't look quite right - until I added some Crystal Effects to make it look like real rain!

Cute cupcake

I've been wanting to use this cute cupcake for a while now, and when I saw this week's Fabulous Felt Challenge in the Moxie Fab World, I knew that it was time :)

As the background is clear embossed, I'm also submitting this card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

Not a creature was stirring.........

I decided to have another go at this week's Clean and Simple challenge, and also join in with Jingle Belles as well.

I've used the layout from Clean and Simple/Jingle Belles.  I've also included clear embossing (the holly on the green panel), so I'll be posting this at CAS-ual Fridays as well :)

Blue on blue

I went to a class at Sue Madex's place on Wednesday night, and I learned a new technique that is my new favourite technique - it involves ripping, masking, sponging and stamping, and I added embossing and some bling for good measure :)
You know when you make a card and you don't know how it will turn out, but when you're finished, you love it?  This is one of those cards for me :)

I'm entering this card into some of my favourite weekly challenges - CAS-ual Fridays CFC 16 , Clean and Simple FTL 154 and Simon Says Stamp and Show - some Bling.

This week's Clean and Simple is linked to the Jingle Belles challenge - but my card isn't Christmassy, so I'm only entering it at CAS.  Might just have to go and make another one with Christmassy stuff :)

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Paper Players and Simon Says

This week's challenge at the Paper Players is to use 3 pinks - Rose Red, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink. This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp is "who wants some food and drinks?".  I decided to combine the two :)

I took a Stampin' Up stamp with a row of cakes, and stamped it all over the square card (10.5cm square) in Versamark to create a background. I then clear embossed these images.  Then added a ribbon and sentiment and viola!

   For some reason, the colour is coming out more towards the orangey end of pink - but the base card is actually SU Regal Rose.  Silly camera. 

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

All white

This week's challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is all white.  We are allowed to include a coloured image, but my theory is that, if you add colour to an all white card, then it's not a challenge!!   I wanted to do all white - and that's it!

 The sentiment is stamped in versamark, and then I adhered glitter using Stampin' Up Heat and Stick powder.
 You can't tell in the first two photos, but there is a lovely shimmer on this Cristina Re patterned paper - so I used the flash to show it up better:

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sympathy card

I hate making sympathy cards.  I tend to make the same design over and over, and make a bunch all at once, so that when I actually need to send a sympathy card, I always have one on hand. 

I also like to use kraft cardstock for sympathy cards - so that it is not too girly, not too masculine.   By the way, can anyone give me a logical reason why Stampin' Up decided to change the name of their kraft cardstock to "crumb cake"????? Seems silly to me........

This dandelion stamp from Hero Arts has kind of become my stamp to use on sympathy cards.   I don't remember very many cards I've made with this stamp on that have not been sympathy cards.  Oh, well, I think it is an elegant and restful stamp, so it fits the occasion.  

The layout for this card is yet again from this week's CAS-ual Fridays / Clean and Simple combined challenge.