Sunday, February 27, 2011

Color Throwdown #130 and Pals Paper Arts #82....

Seems l'm on a roll this morning, 2 posts and it's still morning.......
I'm really enjoying combining challenges, l like the idea of using a colour, a sketch and a technique challenge when making cards, it gives me Inspiration and boundaries and makes me think outside the square.
So this card was made using 2 challenges the first was Color throwdown and the second was Pals Paper Arts  which was "CAS-Elements of Style-Scallops"

Time well spent (retired) stamp set.
Tangerine tango-Pretty in pink and So saffron DSP, White C/stock.
Tangerine tango-Pretty in pink-So saffron and Choc chip Markers.
Aqua painter-Dazzling diamonds-2-way glue pen.
So saffron grosgrain ribbon and Scallop border punch (non-SU).

Enjoy your weekend,

COLOUR Q #73 and STAMPIN ROYALTY #60 Challenges.....

This weeks ColourQ Challenge has a great palette to work with, so l combined it with the "Sketch" challenge at Stampin Royalty, l decided l needed to use some older stamp sets that are gathering dust and SU "Echoes of Kindness" was perfect for both of these challenges, there was some lovely inspiration samples to get me started, click on the links to have a peek....

Love the colours..................

Supplies: Echoes of kindness(retired) and Short and sweet Stamp sets.
Rich Razzleberry-Pear Pizzazz-Whisper White C/Stocks.
Rich razzleberry-Pear pizzazz-Brilliant blue-Brocade blue and Black Staz-on Inks.
Crimper-Sm,Lge&Scalloped oval punches-Corner rounder.
Aqua Painter and Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #58

Good Morning.......

This little mans Birthday card was inspired by this weeks challenge #58 at Inkspirations, l love the colours and it was perfect for the card l needed to make, it's not to often l make any age male cards that I'm happy with and l couldn't resist pulling out my SU markers for this one.......
Marina mist-Tangerine tango-Early espresso-Whisper white C/stock.
Marina mist DSP.
Sincere salutations stamp set.
Photo corners-XL oval punches-Small star punch (retired SU) and Crimper.
Marina mist-Tangerine tango-Early espresso and Blush blossom Markers and Aqua painter.
Square lattice Emb/folder-Metallic brad.

Enjoy your day,


Sunday, February 20, 2011

JUST ADD INK Sketch Challenge #56...

Using the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink and the colour challenge at Color Throwdown #129, l added the Technique challenge at Stampin Royalty #59 called "MARK IT UP" for my inspiration for this card, also another needed Birthday Card for later this week.

As Colouring of any description is one of my favourite Techniques l thoroughly enjoyed making this card and love the finished product, it has a very clean and simple look, The Butterflies are 3D.

Butterfly Stamp-Birthday Best (retired SU).
Certainly Celery-Always Artichoke-Ballet Blue and Whisper white C/stocks.
Certainly Celery-Always Artichoke and Ballet Blue Markers and Aqua Painter.
Crimper-Decorative Label Punch and Corner Rounder.
Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon-Clear rhinestone Brad-Linen Tread.
Dazzling Diamonds-2-way glue pen.


Colour Q Challenge #72

This weeks Challenge over at Colour Q Coincided with my need for a not so girly Birthday card, so l decided to use another set l have not used nearly enough and this is what l came up with, very CAS.

Circle Circus-Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Sets.
Whisper White-Not Q Navy-Crumbcake- Cherry Cobbler C/Stocks.
Cherry Cobbler-Not Q Navy-Baja Breeze-Crumbcake-Tangerine Tango Inks.
Scallop Border-Modern Label-Word Window Punches & Corner Rounder.
Grosgrain Ribbon-Brights Button & Twine.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

More Excitement........

After having no Internet access for 3 days and feeling like l had lost a limb, l was finally able to log back in last night and to my excitement l found l had been awarded "Colour Couture" over at Colour Q and also "PPA-Pick" at Pals Paper Arts.

Thanks so much for the honour and really.......can my day get any better?


Liebster Blog Award......

I was very excited to receive this award from the very talented Denise Willerton of chez moi creations, The idea behind this Award is to share new and creative blogs that "INSPIRE" me, that may otherwise get lost in the ever increasing blogland.
As a recipient of this award I must share the love and pay it forward by:
1-Creating a post where I blog about the Liebster award & reveal my 3-5 blog picks
2-Let the honorees know that I selected them
3-Copy & paste the blog award on my blog

So my nominees are: 1-Sandra's stamping spot
                                2-pink flowers and bling
                                3-Creative stamping ideas

These girls may or may not be known to you already, but they have all inspired me with their amazing creations and Talent.
I hope you get as much enjoyment from their blogs as l do!

Enjoy your day,


Friday, February 11, 2011

1 Card, 3 Challenges....

I was inspired by all 3 of these challenges, the Colour Q challenge provided the colour combo & Pals paper arts #80 Challenge & the "JUST ADD LOVE" Challenge at Just add ink both combined for an old world romantic look, perfect for a "Valentines" card....and l couldn't be happier with the finished product!....Although l'm thinking Hubby may not appreciate it as much!

The Rose tutorial can be found here at creative stamping ideas Joanne Leddy has posted a very easy to follow step-by-step for these beautiful flowers and also has some wonderful samples to inspire you.

Bliss-Tiny tags-Well scripted & Extreme elements stamp sets, Music notes wheel.
Crumbcake-Whisper white- Pink pirouette-Early esspresso Ink's.
Crumbcake-Blushing bride-Pretty in pink-Pink Pirouette & whisper white C/stocks.
XL bird- 5 petal flower- XL flower- Boho flower- Spiral border punches.
Champagne shimmer paint, Crochet trim, Vintage tags, Subtles button, Pearl basics.

Have a Great w/end,


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

COLOR Q- Challenge #70

Now this colour combo is so far out of my comfort zone, it has taken me a few days to actually pick up the cardstock l had laid out when l first came across it and produce something, having only a "Cameo Coral" marker and no other products in that colour l was a little daunted on where to start........What do you think?
Here's the link if you would like to see what everyone else came up with at Colour Q Clearly they had no problems!!!...there are some awesome designs.

Of the Earth & Apple Blossoms Stamp sets.
Blushing Bride- Early Espresso & Whisper white C/stocks
Lot's of tags Sizzlit, Modern Label punch, Word Window Punch, corner rounder.
Poppy Parade- Blushing Bride- Versamark Inks & Clear E/P.
Blushing Bride Ribbon.
Cameo Coral Marker.


COLOR THROWDOWN #127 Challenge

I love this weeks colours and had initially intended to make a baby card, but as it progressed l decided to use Stampin-Up's "Sense of Time set", after much procrastination this was the result, Far from it's origins, but still vaguely the same as the one in my head...

Here's the link Color throwdown if you want see the other wonderful creations.

Sense of time stamp set.
So Saffron- Crumbcake- Early Espresso- Very Vanilla- C/stock.
Bashful Blue DSP.
Early Espresso Ink.
So Saffron Ribbon- Basic Pearls.
Boho Flower punch- Beautiful wings Embosslit- Square Lattice Emb/folder.


JUST-ADD-INK #54 Clour Challenge

I thoroughly enjoyed this weeks challenge, these are colours l wouldn't normally reach for (together), so l  had fun and actually like the finished product, Heap's of inspiration to look at here Just-Add-Ink head on over for a peek!!

Artistic Etchings- Always & Tiny tags stamp sets
 Early Espresso- Soft Suede- Versamark Inks
Early Espresso- Regal Rose- Soft Suede- Rose Red & Very vanilla C/stock.
3/4" Circle punch- XL Flower Punch- Boho Blossoms Punch- Jewelery tag Punch.
Crimper- Clear E/P- Perfect Polka Dot Emb/folder- Rose Red Ribbon- Corner Rounder.
Champagne Shimmer Paint.


INKSPIRATIONS Colour Challenge #56

This week Inkspirations have a great colour combo challenge, l am a fan of all of these colours and had heaps of ideas on how to use them, in the end l decided on clean and simple and this is the finished product....There are some wonderful entries, so head over and check them out.

Every Moment Stamp set
Basic Black-Baja Breeze-Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White C/stock
XL scalloped circle punch- Circles #2 Die- Pennant- Die-Crop-a-dile.
Staz-on Black- Cherry Cobbler- Baja Breeze- So Saffron & Old Olive Inks.
1/4" Grosgrain Basic Black Ribbon.
Dazzling Diamonds & 2 way glue stick.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Christmas Past.....

I thought l would share a couple of Christmas cards that l you can see l had a bit of an obsession with Basic Black-Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler, l love the combination together and l was very pleased with end result.


From My Stash.....

As the saying goes.....Heres some l prepared earlier!