Saturday 5 October 2013

Sketch Challenge #0213 over at THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT.

I was really excited when I saw the latest
Sketch Challenge from Wendy over at the House that Stamps Built
and you can find the details HERE
This is the sketch
How awesome is that?
I had fun inking up and selectively cutting various
Repeat Impressions Stamps for this one.
Here is what I came up with
I started with basic white card stock and added pink shimmer paper
then white which was stamped randomly with Memento Angel Pink.
I cut the 5 stamped images and backed them in
 black with Spellbinders Lacey Circles.
Behind the circle images I added a small piece of the shimmery pink paper
and added a border with a MS punch. Topped this in white with sentiment from
Stampin' Up - Heard from the Heart stamp set.
All 5 circles are popped and the centre one is backed in pink with a die
from Spellbinders Moroccan Motifs.
Repeat Impressions Stamps used were
Flowering Vine 4314
Daisies & Butterfly - 9203-P
Hydrangea - 9205-O
I am also entering this card in the following challenges -
As always Thank You for taking the time to stop by.
 I love reading your comments.

Thursday 3 October 2013

October Blog Hop at IBS

Inspired by Stamping has been holding an October Blog Hop HERE
 and I have had fun getting in early with my Christmas card making.
Thanks Joanna.
I won't have time to upload them all so I will just add
1 last card for this current challenge.

so I decided on this one.
I am not sure where the stamp is from as it has been in my stash for a little while.
I inked the image with SU Rich Razzleberry
 and coloured the small uncoloured parts with a gold gel pen.
The sentiment is also from SU - Heard from the Heart.
Added some Starform Stickers to finish.

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Challenge 12 at Crafting with Dragonflies.


Good Morning Bloggers


How the last fortnight has flown by.
Admittedly I was away for the best part of it so that is why I think it flew past me.
So today we head on to CHALLENGE #12.
For this fortnight we have another challenge for you and this time it is to make a
Gift Box/Holder and add at least 3 cards.
I saw this tutorial HERE after Kelli showed the Design Team.
 I saved it for future reference and it wasn't till Kelli posted her photos
that I realized it was the one I had kept for a rainy day
(didn't rain while I was making it lol)
I pretty well kept to the same theme as the tutorial because
the digi I had picked from our generous sponsor
was perfect for a CHRISTMAS GIFT.
I love using this flower at Christmas time
 but also any time during the year as it doesn't have to be red.
Here is what I made.
Pretty simple really.
 I used green scrapbook paper for my folder.
Red card stock as a backing for my Christmas Designer Paper
and cut the bottom edge with a MS Punch.
Added a few embellishments and tied a Christmas ribbon to the top.
Finished with a Christmas Peg.

The inside I added 2 embellishments.

This is a close up view of the Poinsettia on my cards.

My Folder & Hand Made cards
that fit in the slots at either end.

A close up view of one of my cards.
The snowflakes were heat embossed with glittered embossing powder
and sentiments are from various stamp sets.
I popped the poinsettia flowers on the cards for dimension.
It was nice to get an early start on some Christmas projects
 thanks to our Leader HILDE.
We will have a few more Christmas type challenges a little later in the year.
Thanks again for stopping by to see my latest Dragonfly Creation
and hope to see yours over there soon.

Sunday 29 September 2013

October Blog Hop - Holiday Theme

Another challenge over at Inspired by Stamping is the

and I had fun making another card for this one.
It is nice to get an early start to those Christmas Cards
as it always comes around so quickly.
So here is what I came up with this time round.

I used white card base and topped with blue snowflake designer paper.
Image from IBS December 25 Labels was inked with Silver
and cut out with Spellbinder Circle Die.
 I edged the label with sprigs from MS punch
which were lightly touched with Startdust Stickles.
 I hand made the bow and also added glitter to the centre piece
which is made from speckled white card stock.
Sentiment is IBS All Year Wishes 2.
I have found both these stamps sets so versatile
and will be well used by Christmas.
Thanks for stopping by


Tutorial Time at IBS

I have had a lovely time in my craft room today
 and have made 2 cards for current challenges over at Inspired by Stamping
The first one I am uploading today is for the fabulous tutorial
I must admit I had never thought of doing this
and thought this was something I needed to try.
Here is what I made.
and how
Green and red card stock.
Topped with white and embossed Christmas folder by Cuttlebug.
The double embossing was heat embossed with Whispers Green Glitter
 and then the opposite way with Colours of Australia Candy Red
 from a Kaisercraft stamp - Woodgrain..
I embossed the IBS December 25 Labels in a darker green
and cut it from Spellbinders Labels 18 inked the outline and popped it.
Added a small strip of green to the left
and several green rhinestones randomly to finish.
Thanks for stopping by