Sunday, March 30, 2014

Zoo Babies!....

Afternoon everyone!... I hope you are enjoying a lovely Sunday afternoon...As promised, I'm back to share the second card l created using the colours from this weeks Just Add Ink colour challenge and my fave baby/animal stamp set called "Zoo Babies". 
To create the dots l used the eraser end of a pencil..l really enjoy using household items in my crafting and this one works a treat, it gives perfect dot's every time..:0)

Not sure why this pic looks a little discoloured, they were all taken at the same time, it's very weird!

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All supplies used are Stampin Up unless noted!
(non SU eyes)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Just Add Ink #208...Colour Challenge!

Good Morning!...It's Just Add Ink challenge time again and this week we have a cool colour challenge for you, suggested by Mae. 
On seeing these colours, l thought they would be great for making my own dsp and decided they needed to be bold and solid images to match the strong colours. I actually created two cards using this idea, the second one is coming up shortly in another post using the very cute Zoo Babies set..
I had originally created this card flat and let the images and colours be the focus, but as you can see by the different pics, l added a fussy cut flower to the left side to give it some added dimension, after taking the initial photos, but thought l would share both anyway.

The design team have come up with so many different ways to use the colours, so there is heaps of inspiration over on the challenge blog, pop on over and check them out and hopefully you can join in and share your way!

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Grungy Zoo Babies!...

Afternoon bloggers!....Gee there seems to be so many bub's arriving lately and while l had few cards in stock, l was wanting to make one especially for a little man, who just happens to be my "Great Nephew"...So cute and cuddly and such a handsome little dude!
As l seem to be doing a lot lately, l used Naturals White cardstock for the base, l really like the soft textured look and feel, plus it's a nice sturdy weight for bases. I paired it with a smidge of Smokey Slate & Island Indigo and couldn't resist adding some of the cute Candy Dots!

"Thanks for stopping by & have a great day"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Million & One Gift Card!....

Hey stampers!....Today's project is a cute gift card holder made with the "Scalloped Tag Topper" punch. It is a standard  vertical cardbase (half A4) and the fold & score measurements are 3" & 8" using the 3" section with the tag punch.. It has a cute Brad closure and a decent size pocket for gift cards/vouchers.

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up unless noted!
(non SU brad)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fresh Prints!....

Morning, I'm just popping in to share a quick and simple card l made using the lovely "Fresh Prints" dsp stack, l kid you not, it literally took me about five minutes to make and would be perfect to use as a workshop make"n"take sample.
I love the fresh colours and awesome patterns in this stack and with 48 pages, it's perfect for creating heaps of cards and with the coordinating patterns and colours they would make lovely gift sets with some matching packaging....Hmmm, there's a thought!

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Just Add Ink #207.....Sketch Challenge!

Yay!..It's Friday and time to share this weeks Just Add Ink challenge. We have an awesome sketch from Kim, l love the layers and different elements and really enjoyed making my card.
I didn't really deviate from the sketch all that much, but used patterns and texture to add some interest and some of the Fresh Prints DSP stack for colour, along with a bit of fussy cutting and I'm pretty happy with how it looks..:0)

And as always of late, l added some images to the inside and envelope, albeit very simply for this one, but as the saying goes.."Less is More" and with the fresh crisp colours, l felt it was enough.

Don't forget to stop by the Just Add Ink blog and check out all the lovely DT samples and hopefully you will be inspired to join us this week.

"Thanks for stopping by & have a great day"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Another Great Year...In Red & Pool Party!

Good Morning everyone!...Wow, it's Thursday already,  l know l didn't achieve half of what l had planned this week, but seemed to be on the go constantly....anyone else have weeks like that? I think it's called chasing your tail..:0)

My card for today was made with a fabulous new set called "Another Great Year" available in the occasions catalogue from Stampin Up! I totally love the huge font image and the cute little additions that come with it. I used my SU markers in Pool Party to colour the banners block style and Real Red cardstock and the "Flower Shop" & Petite Petals Bundles from Stampin Up to create the flowers. I love the "WOW" look the bold red flowers give!

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Good as Gold Card Kit!...

Morning bloggers!....Our theme over at Just Add Ink this week is to "Just Add Sale A Bration" so l thought while l still had bit's out on my desk, l would have another play with some of the yummy free products you can earn.
Don't you just love that cute confetti style cardstock? It's part of the "Good as Gold Kit" and it is so cute!
I decided to make a card & matching gift box, the contents of which will be replaced for gifting at a later date! (I needed something inside to take the pic..:0)

Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Fringe Flower Thinking of you!....

Today I'm sharing a 4"x 4" note card using a flower l made with the Fringe Scissors and some Calypso Coral & Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock. The background stamping is done with the Summer Silhouettes and Gorgeous Grunge Set's and the sentiment is from Sassy Salutations.

In this post here, you can find a pic tutorial on how l made the flower.

"Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Card in a Box....Flower Shop!

Afternoon everyone!....As you can see I'm a little obsessed with these "Card in a Box" projects, but l really wanted to make one for a special birthday that's coming up and thought l would give the Cherry Cobbler, Olive & Gold combo a whirl. 
It's very sparkly & pretty IRL and the colours work lovely with the Crumbcake box. Using the "Flower Shop" & Petite Petals punches made it super quick to put together.
You can check out the other two l've made Here & Here

"Thanks for stopping by & have a great day"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Just Add Ink #206....Sale-A-Bration!

Hey there everyone!...It's Just Add Ink time and our challenge this week is from Paula and she thought it would be a fun idea to add "Sale-A-Bration",  Stampin Up's current product promotion.
You can use any Sale-A-Bration products to create with. I chose the gorgeous "Sweet Sorbet" dsp which is so yummy! The colours are such a great mix and the patterns are fabulous!

As l mentioned way back in this post, this is actually my first attempt at a card in a box and l had heaps of fun  putting it together. I have made a few now and still love the concept. It makes such a fun and different style of card and is just that little bit special for the recipient. I have heaps of pics from different angles....:0)

Don't forget to check out the design teams projects to see how they incorporated SAB into their creations and just to remind you, you can follow us on Facebook & Pinterest too!

"Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your weekend"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Envelope Punch Board Stack!.....

I can't believe l forgot to share these earlier..:0) A couple of weeks ago l had lunch with two of my fave people that l love catching up with and had made them some Soy Melts in three different scents as a little gift. I really wanted them to be packaged up prettily and incorporate their favourite colours.
I created the six little boxes in Island Indigo, Pool Party & Sahara Sand and for the other l used Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals & Crumbcake.
I used the Envelope Punch Board and cut my cardstock to 6" x 6" scoring at the 2" mark and stamped them with one of the flower images from the Petal Parade set. Each box holds 2 melts perfectly!

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!