Saturday, 28 November 2015

It's Photo Week at JUGS

Vicki is our Hostess at Just Us Girls
for Photo Week and she has chosen a gorgeous photo.
 I took my inspiration from the colours in the background
for my card stock and silver matting.
I heat embossed my Stampin' Up Snowburst stamps in silver and
 masked the background with a Spellbinder die and inked with
SU Melon Mambo spritzed with water and Iridescent Medium.
Finished with a few stars and Starform Stickers.
I also decided to make another card with an old
Cuttlebug Christmas embossing folder as it had the
baubles from the inspiration photo. I used the same papers
added ribbon from my stash some bling and the
Merry Christmas die is from Elizabeth Craft
 (which you will see a few times before the
end of the year) cut from sliver paper.
Pop over to our blog to see the beautiful creations
from our talented November Guest Louise
and the Design Team.
I am sure when you see this beautiful photo you will
want to join in. Hope to see you there.

A Floral Christmas Non Traditional Style

Christmas doesn't seem right without a Poinsettia somewhere
and perfect timing with my card for the current challenge at
The Mod Squad details - Here
Going with non traditional colours
(my favourite as Christmas is HOT where I live)
 I used Celestial card stock as my base
topping that with  the same paper I embossed with
Stampin' Up Textured Expression Holiday Frame.
Then adding my Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2
and attaching Merry from Elizabeth Craft Designs in gold.
I got out my favourite Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die
and only used the smaller ones multiple times.
Behind that I added ribbon with  leaves and fern
 from Martha Stewart finishing with a single pearl in the centre. 
Christmas is fast approaching and there is always so much to do
before the Big Day. I am heading off to spend some time
with my sister this week before heading north for
Christmas/New Year with family
so there won't be too many more postings for a wee while
  apart from those scheduled.
Thanks for dropping in

Thursday, 26 November 2015

It's Another Birthday

I couldn't help myself - while I had vellum out I decided to play
again over at Seize the Birthday
This was a simple card really.
I used Kraft card stock and went from there.
Here is what I used -
Basic card stock
Kaisercraft Nesting Rectangles
Kaisercraft Blae & Ivy stamped
in the background with Versamark
Flower is Pickled Pear inked in
Memento Eldenberry
and topped with plain vellum.
Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping
and finished with a cotton bow
Till next time

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Sieze the Birthday Challenge

I needed a birthday card to take with me when I go on holidays
and I thought of Seize the Birthday so went over to see
what their Toppings were
and was happy to see Vellum or Acetate
I thought for a change I would try Acetate and while
I was searching in my stash I came across a heap
of patterned vellum that I have had for an age.
Found the perfect one as the Young Lady that
my card is for loves Orchids.
It doesn't look like vellum does it?
I started with my coloured card base
and then topped in with metallic gold
and cut and scored with
 Stampin' Up Textured Impression
and Edgelits
The vellum is called Orchid Translucent
Added some lace from my stash which is
lightly coloured with Memento Pistachio
I then went about making my flower and
ferns  using a variety of dies from
Marianne Designs -
CR1204 - LR 1902 - LR0229 - LR 1057
My sentiment is from GKD Fanciful Tags
(a favourite of mine as I love the font)
embossed in Gold
Finishing with some pearls.
I am glad I don't have to post this one
as the flower would get a little squashed.
Thanks for dropping in

Monday, 23 November 2015

Just for Judy

I couldn't go past this weeks challenge at
and not make this card with my friend Judy Woodland
in mind and not the challenge.
You see I know Judy loves the 4 Feathers from Stampin' Up
and her favourite colour is Purple (like mine)
I have already made a purple card for this challenge
but knew I had to make a feathered one too.
It's is a pretty simple card inking the
feather stamp with SU Rich Razzleberry
3 times (as my stamped background)
after I did a bit of stencilling
around them with Tim Holtz Speckles.
I cut out another feather after inking
with the Rich Razz and Memento Peanut Brittle
together and popped it.
The Hello is from Lawn Fawn and the
Friend sentiment is from
Inspired by Stamping.
Rounded the corners added a bow and
some pearls to finish.
Thanks for a great Challenge Judy.
I loved playing with that Stamp/Die Combo again
but wasn't happy with it so went in another direction.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Birthday Wishes for The Mod Squad Challenge

Here is another card I made for The Mod Squad
making your own stamped background.
Here is what I used -
Navy/White card stock
Background was inked multiple times with
Memento Peanut Brittle/Potters Clay ink
using SU Pocket Silhouettes and
GKD Whimsical Wishes
(including the sentiment)
and sponged around the bottom
SU Border Punch
Spellbinders Circles/Scallop Circles
SU Butterfly Die.
I spritzed a small section on the corner
before adding the butterfly.
Thanks for a fun Challenge Judy.

Inspiration Challenge at 'The House'

The current challenge over at The House that Stamps Built
is their Inspiration Challenge.
I thought long and hard with how I could make my card.
It certainly was challenging and after seeing the
current sketch over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday
I thought I could incorporate the 2 together.
Inspiration Photo
I know I didn't get the twine
the correct way but after I had created my
scene it just didn't look right. But I am happy
how it highlight it. I decided that since I am
entering this in another challenge I couldn't use
the option of snowflakes.
Thanks Kaylin for a great sketch challenge.
For my scene  I masked either side of my paper
and started colouring using
Tim Holtz Stormy Skies
Memento Tuxedo Black
Peanut Brittle & Dandelion
My tree is from
Repeat Impressions 2710
and was stamped a second time
for the mirror image.
Birds are also Repeat Impressions 3412
Sentiment is SU Feeling Sentimental
cut from Spellbinders Petite Ovals
and coloured with same as above.
Added a touch of Iridescent Medium
around the sun & sky and
finished with a few sequins to match.

As always it is nice to see your comments
when you pop in.