Monday, 20 February 2017

What Will You Stamp? WWYS104


Well here I am at What Will You Stamp Challenge 104 and instead of entering the challenge or being a guest designer I am now part of the design team.
How exciting!!
I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.


This weeks set is Lift Me Up ... very fitting as it was the set I presented with at Onstage in November in Brisbane. It is just gorgeous.


It has been a while since I made a box card and they are a bit of my specialty so here we are...


The side view to see the dimension



With this card I did something a little different. The largest framelit and the smaller pieced framelits that would normally go underneath it, I reversed so that the patterns showed on the top of the balloon as they seemed to get a bit "lost" behind the intricate balloon die.

The medium stamped Hot Air Balloon I sponge daubered the colour onto the stamp.

  • Stamps: Lift Me Up  
  • Ink:  Night of Navy, Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Suede and Watermelon Wonder
  • Card: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach and the Carried Away DSP (free Saleabration item)
  • Tools: Up and Away Thinlits with the bigshot, sponge daubers
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals and a touch of wink of stella


To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to
http://whatwillyoustamp.blogspot.com.au/

Monday, 13 February 2017

What Will You Stamp? WWYS103

I am lucky to be a guest designer this week for

What Will You Stamp Challenge 103




My goodness this is one of my favourite sets from the Occasions Catalogue

I made a gorgeous card already with the baby on the moon and it has been a bit of a hit on pinterest so I thought with this challenge I would use the baby and the umbrella.



For this card I brayered the background with the sponge rollers and gradually changed the colours so it was darker to lighter.

The babies jumpsuit was paper pieced with the paper from the Carousel DSP stack so looked like a patterned onesie.

  • Stamps: Moon Baby & Lift Me Up
  • Ink:  Versamark, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party and Soft Sky
  • Card: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Shimmer White and Cupcakes and Carousel DSP stack
  • Tools: Sweet and Sassy framelits and Up & Away Thinlits with the bigshot and the Confetti Stars Border Punch
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Silver embossing & silver ribbon from Saleabration 


To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to
http://whatwillyoustamp.blogspot.com.au/

Sunday, 12 February 2017

CASEing the Catty 114


This is this weeks current Challenge


I was a bit slow this week as I was making a few other cards for donations and challenges.

This is what I made - I cased the glassine bag in the middle of the picture above.


I didn't have the clips or the red ribbon that is in the original picture so I used the thick white bakers twine and died it with the red ink and used the Project Life paper clip thinlits for the top of the card.
I actually changed up the blue for a bit darker blue as I like my cards a little more bold.

These challenges are so open to the imagination! 
You can case the layout, the colours the stampsets, anything so what are you waiting for??

To look at the hop you can start with Rebecca and hop around from her challenge.

Or if you wish to join in the facebook challenge then request join the group -
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1625891621049580/



  • Stamps: Sealed With Love
  • Ink: Real Red & Bermuda Bay
  • Card: Whisper White, Sending Love DSP stack, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Gold Foil, Bermuda Bay and Glassine
  • Tools: Love Notes Framelits & Project Life paper clip thinlits with the bigshot and triple banner punch
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Thick white bakers twine and Sending Love Embellishments

Thursday, 9 February 2017

SUO Challenge #167 & Fab Friday #105

I thought that I would participate in a new challenge or two this week

The first challenge is SUO Challenges which is using Stampin' Up! products.
(I can most certainly do that!!)

The challenge (number #167) is "Valentines"


The second Challenge is Fab Friday and it is the most gorgeous sketch



So this is the third blog post in a row with a love or valentines style card.

Here is what I made combining the two challenges




I think its really lovely how it turned out.

I cut a heap of the border heart framelits from the 3 different coloured card, layered and joined them all together. with the Sweet and Sassy Framelits I cut the patterned heart and then the background heart slightly bigger than the first heart.
 The saleabration ribbon was then rippled with glue dots to give it dimension and then stuck straight to the background which I had embossed with the Falling Petals embossing folder.
The Love You sentiment is from a set from the annual catalogue - Bloomin' Love and silly me forgot that the Banner actually co ordinates with the Large Numbers Framelits but I fussy cut it out.

  • Stamps: Bloomin'  Love
  • Ink:  Blushing Bride and Real Red
  • Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Blushing Bride, Pink pirouette and Silver Foil
  • Tools: Love Notes Framelits, Sweet and Sassy Framelits and Falling Petals Embossing Folder with the Bigshot
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals & 3/8" Metallic Silver Ribbon (saleabration)


To See the other cards in these challenges head on over to
http://suochallenges.com/
and
http://fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I finally have a new gorgeous computer and this post took a 1/4 of the time to write and post!! YAY now to get used to using windows 10........

Saturday, 4 February 2017

What Will You Stamp? #WWYS101 & Freshly Made Sketches 273

It has been a little while since I participated in this challenge

What Will You Stamp Challenge 101


 I purchased this set in our demonstrator pre-order period and I hadn't yet inked it up!

Perfect so I combined with the Sketch Challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches 273


I couldn't help but think straight away of another simple card for Valentines Day or just to say "I Love You"


Now I have to make a choice on which card to give hubby now..........

  • Stamps: Sealed with Love
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Real Red and Blushing Bride
  • Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride & Silver Glimmer
  • Tools: Love Notes Framelits and Falling Petals Embossing Folder with the Bigshot
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals


To See the other cards in these challenges head on over to
http://whatwillyoustamp.blogspot.com.au/
and
http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com.au/

This post tonight took me 3/4 of the night to write and edit as our darling computer of 10 years is on its last legs...... Guess what hubby and I are doing when we have dropped the kiddies off to school on Monday???
I am actually excited!

Just Add Ink #JAI345 and TGIF Challenges #TGIF93


Just Add Ink Challenge 345

I saw the sketch for this week and loved it, here it is

 Combined with the Colour Challenge over at TGIF #93


I couldn't help but think straight away of a Valentines Day Card.
(If he's lucky)

  • Stamps: Sunshine Sayings
  • Ink:  Real Red
  • Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Foil, Red & Silver Glimmer Paper and Sending Love DSP Stack
  • Tools: Sunshine Wishes and Stitched Circles Framelits with the bigshot and sponge dauber
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Lace Doiley and Metallic Ribbon from Saleabration


To See the other cards in these challenges head on over to
 http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com.au/
and
http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

CASEing the Catty #113


This is the current Challenge




I saw the challenge for Sunday and thought I do have to wait to do what I wanted to do......

I cased the card above in the bottom right hand corner and turned it into the kiddies first day of school scrapping page :-)


I went down to get the pictures developed straight after school drop off and realized that I had developed the wrong sizes but oh well I worked with what I had.




These challenges are so open to the imagination! 
You can case the layout, the colours the stampsets, anything so what are you waiting for??

To look at the hop you can start with Elizabeth Gross and hop around from her challenge.

Or if you wish to join in the facebook challenge then request join the group -
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1625891621049580/



  • Stamps: Labeler Alphabet
  • Ink: Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Smokey Slate, Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder
  • Card: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach and Carried Away DSP
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals and sequins