Sunday, November 30, 2014

Choose Happiness!

At Just Add Ink this week, we have a lovely inspiration challenge, it has pretty white daisy flowers and aqua tones.  So as l was playing with those colours and the "Choose Happiness" set, l thought l'd make a couple of different style cards as well.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Just Add Ink #242...Inspiration!

It's Just Add Ink challenge time again and this week Trish has provided some lovely summery inspiration.
I had no preconceived ideas when l started creating this weeks sample, only that l wanted to create something with a pretty/rustic feel.
l pretty much grabbed the "Choose Happiness" set and it evolved from there. 

Don't for get to check out the lovely inspiration provided by the design team.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up unless noted!
(non SU ribbon & twine)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Alphabet Press!

Hey there!...Just popped in to share another card for the guy's, I'm still on my quest to overcome my fear of masculine papercrafting....:0)  It's pretty simple, but l did have fun inking up my "Alphabet Press" embossing folder, to create the background and it was fun to have another play with the cute Mustache die.

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

Friday, November 21, 2014

Just Add Ink #241...Sketch!

It's Friday already and that means Just Add Ink challenge time! Tina has provided us with a great sketch for this week, it's simple in design and very easy to create with, l call these our "NO" stress sketches..:0)
As l've been on a masculine card kick of late, l decided to keep it going for this weeks sample. I have a couple of family members that are into bikes, so this will be perfect!
I used a retired single SU stamp called "Motorcycle", this is one of those stamps l don't think I'll part with anytime soon, especially as l don't possess a lot of images that work for the guy's.
I ran the Silver foil cardstock through my big shot using the Zigzag embossing folder, as l think it works quite well with the bike image.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Little Letters Birthday!

Good Morning!...I'm back with another of my masculine card attempts. This one uses some Copper foil cardstock and is teamed with Basic Black & Sahara Sand.
I like these colours together and the simple design makes it a quick one to create!

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

Monday, November 17, 2014

Retro for the guy's!

Happy Monday!...I've been making another attempt to create some masculine cards, not sure why, but l find them difficult and generally go for a CAS style and a bit on the graphic side.
This is one of those cards! I pulled out my circle framelits and some Basic Black, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate and Silver Foil cardstocks and decided on a bit of a retro, cascading circle theme.
I think it will be perfect for the younger guy age group, which is just right for my nephews or son inlaws.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Just Add Ink #240....Texture!

Happy Friday everyone!.....Before l get into this weeks Just Add Ink challenge, l wanted to share our Just Add Ink "Design Team" search info.....Until November 30th we are inviting papercrafters from Aus/NZ to apply for one of the 3 design team positions we have available.
If you're interested and would like to know more, you'll find all the details Here.

Now onto our current challenge!  This week Chantell wants us to "JUST ADD TEXTURE" ......
I chose to add texture by using some "Simply Pressed Clay" to create a sweet tag for a gift box gift.
I took a ball of clay about the size of a fifty cent piece and using my silicone mat, l rolled it out to about 3/16" using a piece of wax paper between the rolling pin and clay to stop it sticking.
Once it was the desired thickness, l used the largest image from the "Bright & Beautiful" stamp set pressing it firmly into the clay to create the texture.
I used a skewer to make a hole for the ribbon and left it to dry flat on my mat overnight. The next step was running it through my big shot with one of the "Heart Framelits" and it was done, ready to add some little clay embellishments.

Don't forget to pop over the challenge blog and check out the lovely array of textured sampls from the DT....
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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Ornamental Pine!

Happy weekend people!....I have another "Ornamental Pine" card to share today, it's pretty simple and easy to make.
I used my circle framelits to diecut the window and then went back with the next size framelit and used it as an embossing frame.
You can do this with any framelits and it adds that little bit of extra interest to a project..:0)

My platform sandwich was.....
Platform with all flaps closed
Acrylic plate
2 x silicon embossing mats (1x purple Sizzix-1x tan thinner style) on top of each other.
Framelit with the cutting side facing up.

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

Friday, November 7, 2014

Just Add Ink #239.....Colour!

Hey there!.....It's Just Add Ink challenge time and this week we have some lovely colours to play with, that l hope will inspire you to play along.
I decided to have a play with my "Gift Box Punch Board"....I can see this being another very addictive toy..:0)
I started with a base of 12"x 12" Very Vanilla, using the largest box measurements and stamped the panels with the lovely "I Love Lace" background stamp in "Lost Lagoon".

The design team have had a lot of fun creating with these colours and have provided some lovely inspiration to help get you started.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Blackberry Bliss Christmas Pine!

Afternoon all!....I'm back with another "Ornamental Pine" card to share. This one is very simple in product use, but is really effective with the gold on Blackberry Bliss.
I don't normally use such tone on tone card layering, but really love the way it looks...l might just have to try some other colours now..:0)

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Ornamental Pine Noel!

After spending a lovely couple of weeks in Bali with three girlfriends, I'm back, the suitcase is unpacked and the ones under my eyes are getting less noticeable..:0) I had a wonderful couple of weeks with Lot's of laughs, way too many Mojito's and some very funny moment's and memories, but I'll spare you the details..:0) As the saying goes.."What happens in Bali, stays in Bali"....
Now onto today's card. I thought l should get back into the swing of Christmas, as it's fast approaching and as we know, time just gets away!
I used the Ornamental Pine set, inked up with Early Espresso & Mossy Meadow Markers. I diecut the noel from Wondrous Wreath, from the stamped panel and layered some Champagne Glimmer paper beneath, added some gold details to the pine cone and it was done.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!