Saturday 23 March 2013

A Get Well Wish

I have a friend who has been unwell for some time and every now and again I like to cheer her up by sending her a 'hand made card'. 
I found a couple of challenges I could use this card for so decided to put my entry in.

The winner of this week's challenge over at  Friends of Speedy TV will become the proud owner of the set called 
What we needed to do for this week's challenge was to create a card with the theme
 Something that Moves. 
I haven't made a moving card for quite some time so it was nice to make something a little different. 
PS The butterflies are an extra as they move too lol.

Here it is - the inside pulls out

to show you the message.

I used the following products - 

Basic cream card stock
Desert Blooms Designer Paper by 1st Edition
Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Sizzix Embosslits Beautiful Wings
Gina K stamps for flowers and sentiments - 
Assorted Greetings & Dogwood & Butterfly
Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet
Kaisercraft Pearls
Own Ribbon
Added a little Dimentional Magic to the centres and edges of the flowers.

These are the 2 challenges I am entering this card for - 

Hope you like what you saw when you so kindly stopped by and I would love to see your kind comments.

Thursday 21 March 2013

Another "House Challenge"

The newest challenge over at The House that Stamps Built 

is their 'Sketch Challenge'.


Since it is a dreary day here I got right into this great sketch and this is what I made.

I used the following - 

Basic card stock
Cuttlebug Embossing folder -  Flower Fantasy
Spellbinders - Fleur De Lis
Repeat Impressions stamp - Iris Window 919 I
SU Rich Razzleberry Ink
Memento inks - Dandelion Peanut Brittle and Pistachio
Liquid Pearls mixed with SU champaigne mist to highlight the Iris
Gel pen on leaves
Kaisercraft pearls - Mango and 
Own ribbon.

Thanks for dropping in to see what I have been creating. Ina

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Designer's Choice over at The House that Stamps Built

Over at The House that Stamps Built 

one of the current challenges is to 

Brayer or Sponge.

The stamp they are featuring this week is Daffodils 904 L which is 50% off for blog readers. I was lucky enough I had recently purchased this stamp and just had to mount it and then get inky.

Check out the link below for all the information.

This is what I came up with - 

I started off with basic white card stock and heat embossed the daffodil image in black twice - once for the base and the other for the top. Coloured the leaves with Memento Pistachio and the daffodils with Memento Dandelion and Peanut Brittle. Both these colours were used to sponge around the image and also the base card. The sentiment is from Gina K. Added Kaisercraft pearls to the Sizzix Beautiful Wings butterflies and Crystal Effects to the 3 main flowers.

Thanks for looking. Ina.

Monday 18 March 2013

MFP Inspirational Challenge #2

The photos below are for the Inspirational Challenge over at 

Mark's Speedy TV.

I made my card for this challenge thinking I would give it to my sister 
who was celebrating her 40th wedding anniversary. 
 I wasn't happy with it for that occasion and as I was born in Scotland anything with tartan is a favourite of mine so I decided it would be perfect for my other sister and am going to give it to her for her birthday.
The red & white nails were my inspiration.

I used the following items on this card - 

Basic white card stock
Embossing folder Antique Flourish from MPress
Tartan DP from Boofle
MS Punch
Cuttlebug die which I embossed
Sentiment is from Gina K Dogwood & Butterflies
Kaisercraft pearls
Own ribbon

There are plenty of challenges over at MFP so check them out at

Thanks for taking the time to check out my latest upload.