Wednesday, September 21, 2011

JAI challenge - Just add baby!

Card: blushing bride, whisper white
Ink: blushing bride marker, blushing bride, basic black
Stamp set: baby bundle, delicate doilies
Other: dazzling diamonds, 5/8" organza ribbon

I played along at JAI this week with their just add baby challenge. While I was at a fellow demonstrator's place at the weekend, I pulled this card together using some of her products. I didn't have any baby stamps, so I used her baby bundle set and the pram was too cute not to ink up! I also used the new delicate doilies stamp set, which turned up that morning - didn't take me long to ink those up...a warning: you'll be seeing lots more of this stamp set!

I love the easal card fold, and the soft colours of this project. If you would like to learn how to make an easal card, contact me and book a workshop so you and some friends can make yours!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Autumn theme challenge

Card: early expresso, old olive, crumb cake, very vanilla, autumn spice DSP

Stamp: so many thanks, lovely as a tree

Ink: early expresso, crumb cake marker

Other: early expresso 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, sponge, 2-step bird extra-large punch

I had the chance to enjoy some creative time with another demonstrator over the weekend, and we had fun using each other's products - that's the beauty of being in a team; if you don't have something, you can ask around and you can get to play with things you haven't got!

Anyway, I pulled this card together for the challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, using some of the product that my fellow-demonstrator had. The bird punch is very cool, and the Lovely as a tree stamp set is gorgeous! The challenge was to create a project that was inspired by autumn, or fall. I love autunm and the amazing colours of the season, so this challenge was a no-brainer to enter.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

JAI Colour Challenge

Card: marina mist, whisper white
Ink: marina mist
Stamp set: strength and hope
Other: sponge, rhinestone

Over at JAI, this week's challenge was a colour challenge - white and one colour of your choice! I chose marina mist (my current favourite!) and came up with this project.

It's quite simple, but I love the sponging and repeated sentiment stamped on the background whisper white. I layered up the background and butterfly for an elegant, pretty look. I love marina mist with whisper white and just had to put these colours together! If I happen to give this card away, I'll put a whisper white panel inside with a sentiment...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sketch challenge

Card: poppy parade, blushing bride, whisper white
Ink: poppy parade
Stamp set: punch bunch
DSP: In colour paper patterns pack (poppy parade)
Other: 1/2" stitched-poly ribbion (poppy parade), perfect polka dots embossing folder, big shot, 1-3/4" scallop ciricle punch, pearl

Over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday, they have a sketch challenge this week. I pulled this card together pretty quickly using some of my favourite colours - poppy parade and blushing bride. This is a slightly different shape than what I usually use, so it was fun to give this challenge a go!

This is quite a simple card to demo or use in a workshop, so I'm going to be keeping the sketch idea for my next workshop.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

JAI sketch challenge

Card: island indigo, pool party, calypso coral, whisper white
Ink: calypso coral
Stamp set: bliss, pocket sillouttes
Other: linen thread, perfect polka dots embossing folder, beautiful wings embosslit, sweet buttons embosslit, big shot, scallop trim border punch, scallop ciricle punch, sponge

Here is my take on this weeks JAI Challenge - a sketch. Follow the link to see what the amazing design team dreamed up this week! I found it quite hard to bring this card together by only using the materials and tools I have from Stampin' Up! but it proves it can be done...after all, I am creative!

Loving the new In Colours - these are my favourite! The island indigo and calypso coral work so well together. I sponged the whisper white and the scallop circle punch with calypso coral to highlight the edges and to give a bit of a shabby look. I used a button from the sweet button embosslit (gotta love this cute embosslit when you don't have buttons!) and wound linen thread around the middle of the biggest butterfly for some detail and texture.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Try stamping on Tuesday challenge no.30

Card: daffodil delight, whisper white, melon mambo DSP
Stamp set: punch bunch
Other: daffodil delight marker, icecream parlor ribbon, icecream parlor buttons, 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, perfect polka dot embossing folder, big shot

Over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week, there was a sketch challenge that I had to try out. I had a hard time working out my colour combo, but decided on daffodil delight and melon mambo to go with the icecream parlor ribbon. Problem was, I only had a marker in daffodil delight as my ink base to work with...but we got there, with a fun result! I think this card looks cherry, clean & simple, and altogether fun!

Masking challenge

Card: concord crush, marina mist
Ink: concord crush, marina mist
Stamp set: bliss
Other: concord crush 1/2" stitched-poly ribbon, dazzling diamonds

Over at Craft Room Challenge, it's all about masking... Here's my take on the challenge. This technique is soooo effective, and looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration DT!

I loved how this card has come out (I tend to be bias with my own work, but isn't this always the case?!). The colours, masking, sponging and dazzling diamonds on the butterfly have all come together nicely... The photo doesn't do it justice, though - the middle square doesn't look "off balance" in real life, like it does in the photo. I think it might have been my poor photography skills... I'll definitely be trying this technique again!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Birthday Card

Card: wisteria wonder, rich razzleberry, whisper white
Ink: wisteria wonder, rich razzleberry
Stamp set: pocket sillouttes, so happy for you
Other: brayer, beautiful wings emboslit, big shot

A good friend had a birthday last week, and as she is a scrapbooker, I just had to make a handmade card for her... Love, love, love this colour combo! This looks better in real life, but hopefully you see the elegance and femininity of the scene - I think it looks gorgeous!

I also stamped a whisper white panel for the inside, and punched the bottom edge with my scallop trim border punch. My friend loved the card, which was the main thing!