Friday, April 27, 2012

Just Add Ink #115....

Hiya!... It's JAI time again and this week we have a great sketch to work with......check this out!
I kept my card very "Clean & Simple" this week, using Crumbcake, Whisper White & Daffodil Delight as my colours, l used a textured impressions plate from Sizzix to add a little background texture and the flower from the SU set "Flower Fest" to create a very simple happy card!....well it made me smile when l finished it...:0)

I enjoyed playing with this sketch and the DT have produced some really great cards to inspire you, hopefully you can play along and show us your interpretation.

         "Thanks for popping by & Have a great weekend"
All products used are Stampin-Up unless noted.

Monday, April 23, 2012

But wait there's more....

Thought l would share a couple more cards l have made recently using the Bordering on Romance set.
Both of these cards are using most of the same products l have used in my recent posts so l will keep this one short and sweet...:0)
I have been so inspired by all the beautiful cards l have seen online lately using this set and couldn't help but case the second one.

                                Inspiration for this card provided by LeeAnn Greff an absolute stunner.

        "Thanks again, your visits are always appreciated"
All supplies are Stampin-Up.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Just Add Ink #114..

Morning...This week over at Just Add Ink we have another "Case a DT" challenge for you and this weeks DT member is the very talented "Jodene Tripp", Jodene's unique style is always an inspiration and scrolling through her blog a few weeks ago l found myself with a dilemma, it was narrowing it down to just one card to that was a challenge in itself!
I finally decided on this simple and elegant card, it's so pretty!
I followed Jodene's layout and other elements, but as l didn't have DSP that was suitable, l decided to create my own using a technique shared with me by another talented DT member "Christine Blain"
The baby wipe & re-inker technique was a real "WOW" and this was the perfect opportunity to give it a go!
Using the SAB set "Fresh Vintage" and Pool Party-Island Indigo & Early Espresso re-inkers this is what l came up with for a faux DSP, love the effect and can't wait to have a play with some other colour combos.
The DT girls have cased Jodene beautifully and everyone chose very different cards to case, so pop over to JAI  and check them out and hopefully we will see you in the challenge gallery this week.

      "Thanks for stopping by & enjoy a great weekend"

All products used are Stampin-Up
(with the exception of ribbon & bling)

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Back again with another couple of cards using  "Bordering on Romance" & "Apothecary Art"
Both available in the current Autumn/Winter Mini, also in there are the lovely Edgelit Dies that l have used on this card, I'm really loving the detailed edges you can create with these.
This first card was for a "Special" Birthday girl and she is a big fan of "Pinks & Soft Minty Greens" so l tried to use colours as close to these as l could, the green is some l had in my stash from forever ago and although the Pear seam binding looks a little bright in the pic, it wasn't nearly so IRL.
The first card was coloured with Wonder Crayons again and the second with SU Markers, both with a blender pen.
                "Thanks for stopping by & Enjoy your day"
All supplies used are Stampin up (except the butterfly) & cardstock already mentioned.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Some new pretties...

Hiya, thought l would pop in and share a couple of cards made with the new Stampin-Up set "Apothecary Art" and the new Framelits.
This set is just so pretty...I'm in love!

I kept them both cas, a style I'm really liking these days and l feel that these images are so detailed and pretty, they can definitely stand alone without too much fuss.
I finally got around to digging out my "Watercolour Wonder crayons" for colouring them, applying the crayons direct to paper and blending them with my blender pen to soften them out a little.

" Thanks for taking the time to stop by & Have a great day"

                                                      All products used are Stampin Up.

Just Add Ink #113....

Morning all, l hope you all enjoyed your Easter break with loved ones and the Easter bunny was kind..:0)
This weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink is a gorgeous inspiration pic from Jodene.

The DT have created some very inspiring cards for you, using so many different elements from this pic, my inspiration was the colours and the striped carpet, l combined those with some of the awesome techniques learnt during Tim Holtz "Creative Chemistry" on-line class l took recently....So much fun and l learnt so much and came away with an amazing increase in my product knowledge.
I am hoping to substitute TH products with SU wherever possible, as l already have those. 
For this card l used Stampin-Up re-inkers and whisper white craft ink to create the background, l'm pretty happy with how it turned out and enjoyed getting inky and watching it come together.

Pop over to JAI and see how the girls interpreted this weeks challenge and we would love to see how it inspires you.

            "Thanks for stopping by & Enjoy your weekend"
Sahara sand-Pool party-Whisper white & Calypso coral C/stocks & Inks
Staz-On Black ink
Crimper, Aqua pen & Elements of style flourish
Butterflies & Bling Non-SU

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Blog Award....

The lovely Kerry Bunting (Kez) from KB Papercraft & the talented fellow DT member Kathy Tanner  awarded me this lovely blog award this week, how sweet are they, a big "THANK YOU" for thinking of me girls, much

There are a few guidelines to follow with this award....

1. Thank the blogger that gave it to you.
2. Link back to their blog.
3.Copy & Paste the award to your blog.
4.Present the award to 5 other bloggers-with 200 or less followers.
5. Lastly, let them know you have done so by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Okay, so now to pass this on to some talented bloggers that have inspired me!

Please take the time to get acquainted with these very inspirational girls and their blogs, if you haven't already.
Now I'm off to let them all know and leave them some blog love...

"Enjoy your night"

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Stampin Royalty #118...take 2.

Here's my second project for Stampin Royalty, also another one marked off my must try list and using the same colour palette...Thanks girls for such an inspiring pic.
This little Pop-Up card was so simple to put together and pretty cute if you ask me..:0) and l like it's CAS look too!

Please excuse the peg holding it closed, but unfortunetaly l couldn't get it to stay closed long enough to take the pic without it..:0)
I love that it still fit's in a standard envelope, but looks substantial when it's open, l will definately be making more of these.

        "Thanks for stopping by & Have a lovely Easter"
All products used are Stampin-Up

Stampin Royalty #118....

Can you believe I'm posting twice in a couple of days, definitely a rarity these days....I couldn't resist the gorgeous colours in the inspiration pic over at Stampin Royalty and had some play time today and just had to play along.

I just love the bright happy colours and l have been wanting try a Telescoping card since Convention last year and thought combining the two would be fun......

As you can see l focused a little more on the orange, well Tangerine Tango to be precise and added in small amounts of Pear Pizazz and Daffodil Delight, here's a closer look at those.

This was so much fun and one more thing crossed of my "Crafting Bucket List"...:0)
Did l mention how much l loved these colours?....Well so much so, that l kept right on playing and came up with a second entry for this Challenge, which l will be back to post shortly.

                           "Thanks for stopping by"

All products used are Stampin-Up

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Just Add Ink #112.....

"HAPPY EASTER" everyone and welcome to a new Just Add Ink challenge..
This week we have a very pretty colour challenge for you.......
I really enjoyed this colour combo and it was perfect for playing with my gorgeous new "Tea Shoppe" set from Stampin up, available in the current Autumn/Winter Mini.

I stamped the large Teacup using Versamark and clear E/P onto Very Vanilla cardstock and heat embossed it, then  used the emboss resist technique to apply the Pink Pirouette to the flower motif, it looks all shiny and china like IRL, but was hard to capture in a pic.

The Design Team have some lovely inspiration for you, so pop over and check them out, hopefully after the Easter festivities are over you can find the time to join us.

"Thanks for stopping by & Keep safe"

Very Vanilla, Crumbcake & Chocolate Chip Cardstocks
DSP stack, Boho flower & Tag punches
Basic Pearls, Crumbcake Seam Binding & Clear E/P
Choc Chip, Versamark & Pink Pirouette Inks
Tea Shoppe & Tiny Tags stamps.
Doily Die is Non-SU.