Saturday 28 May 2016

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls

Lisa is our Host over at Just Us Girls this week
and has chosen this gorgeous photo below
for us to be inspired by... 
What caught my eye?
The first thing was the wallpaper in the background
so my first job was to find an embossing folder
and ink it up - Cuttlebug Stylized Flower
with SU Yo Yo Yellow
I couldn't help but then notice the flowers
in such a pretty pink colour.
My Spellbinder Romantic Rectangles
was used for the backing for the focal point.
This was popped and inked with
Memento Angel Pink
Got an old GKD stamp set out
Vogue Vases - maybe one of the first ones
of Gina's I bought.
I inked the leaves in Memento Olive Grove
fussy cut the flowers twice once with
plain pink paper and the second with scrap DP
The big vase was popped and inked with sticky
embossing powder and I then added
Twinklets Diamond Dust which just
looks like crystal to me.
Added some ribbon and a strip
of mulberry paper to the back and a small strip
of paper to use as a shelf
finishing with pearls for the floral centres
and rhinestones in the background.

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Friday 27 May 2016

Sketch Time at 'The House'

It's the end of the month and that means
I find it hard sometimes to get my head around
a sketch and this was one of them.
However this is what I came up with.
I started with kraft card stock as my base
and then went searching for paper
through my stash and found a piece
of double sided dp and went from there.
I matted that first with some cream card stock
to blend in.
For the top part I cut the cream and dp
from Heartfelt Creations Layered Elegant Swirl and popped.
The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping.
The gorgeous little butterfly is
Repeat Impressions - 108
cut from Spellbinders Circles
and attached to a Sue Wilson Vintage Lace Motif  die.
Touched up the butterfly with Wink of Stella
but is too fine to see.
Finished off with a few pearls.
Hope you like what I made and
Thank you for dropping in.

Thursday 26 May 2016

Another CAS card

I had my SU 4 Feathers stamp/die set out for
yesterdays post and kept playing with them as the
colours below for the CAS on Sunday Challenge
look great using this set.

My card base is close to the Mint Macaron.
Now for the messy but nice smelly shaving cream technique
using SU Melon Mambo (you should see my fingers)
Marina Mist & Memento Angel Pink
I attached that to white card stock and joined
together with ribbon.
The 3 feathers are inked again with Melon Mambo
and Baja Breeze.
Sentiment is from SU
Finished with a button cotton bow
and some bling.
I seem to be a cas mode at present and enjoying it.
Thanks for dropping in.
I love reading your comments.

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Colour Challenge #174 at CAS Colours & Sketches

it's Colour Week. Details Here
It was a little hard to photograph with the silver paper
and trying to make the metallic silver speckle card stock show up.
I hope this counts as CAS.
I got my SU 4 Feathers die and stamp set out
and cut 1 feather with the silver paper and topped
with cobweb paper. The other 2 are inked with
SU Rich Razzleberry & Baja Breeze.
I popped the silver background paper
and attached my feathers.
Sentiment is from SU and die cut
from JustRite .
Added some speckles from Tim Holtz stencil
rounded one corner and a cotton bow to finish.
Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your comments.

Tuesday 24 May 2016

It's Your Day!

I have had time to play again with the Inspiration Challenge at
Details Here
I decided to once again use the water colour technique
for this card using Memento Olive Grove.
The floral image is from
Repeat Impressions 4308W - Lily of the Valley
and is heat embossed in black.
The tiny buds are coloured with a pink tom bow pen.
Behind my image is embossed with
Craft Concepts Cherry Blossom
which is a little hard to see.
Matted in pink and a MS punch to the side.
This is popped for dimension and
added some variegated pink cotton
and sentiment is from Stampin' Up.
Thanks for dropping in. Love reading your comments.

Monday 23 May 2016

A Beautiful Day.

I recently saw a beautiful stamp from Altenew
used by fellow Design Team Members  and
knew I had to have it. You know the feeling!
I thought the current challenge at
The Mod Squad  for their
would be ideal to try my new stamps out.
I have used Altenew Peony Bouquet and
 Beautiful Day for the sentiment.
I know I need a bit of practice to get the best
out of that beautiful stamp set.
I masked the flower so I could arrange the greenery.
Inks used  are Memento Pistachio
 Eldenberry Sweet Plum & Lulu Lavender.
Needing a little something here I got out my
Tim Holtz Speckles stencil
scored the top and bottom
and added some purple gemstones.
Thanks for dropping in
I love reading your comments.

Photo Inspiration Time at 'The House'

Once again it is time for the Inspiration Challenge over at
I was inspired by the beautiful pink flowers
so I chose to use
Repeat Impressions stamps 1706 I
for my main image
coloured with watercolour pencils
and 4314K for the background
stamping multiple times inking with
Stampin Up Melon Mambo.
We did a card similar to this at a card class recently
and liked the look so decided to do something similar.
I recently bought the Tim Holtz Mixed Media
die set so was anxious to use it. This was popped
to show off the flowering vine .
I inked the corner with Melon Mambo and
popped the main image in front of it.
Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping and
punched from a McGill punch.
Finished with a few pearls.
 I am also entering this card over at
Sieze the Birthday for their 'Toppings'
which is 'Dimension'.
Thanks so much for popping by.

Sunday 22 May 2016

It's a cas one layer quickie card!

Challenge time over at
The Mod Squad is hosted by
 2 super talented friends Judy Woodland
& Vicki Dutcher
and have chosen ONE LAYER CARDS!
Most of us find this hard as we just want to
add on some of our crafty stuff Right?
Well my card would have to have been the
quickest cas one layer card I have ever made.
Judy LOOK! A Purple butterfly lol
(ps Judy & I love purple)
So on to the products I used for this quickie!
White cs
Tim Holtz Splatters stencil
Inking with Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers
& Cracked Pistachio
SU Rich Razzleberry.
Added a bit of spritzing also from RR
The beautiful butterfly/sentiment is from a duo
stamp set from Gina K Designs.
Added some Wink of Stella to the butterfly
but is a little hard to see.
And there you have it.
My quick easy cas one layer card.
Now I have just got to go play with
some new stamps I got and will endeavour
to use one of them for another entry
for this challenge.
Keep a look out.
Poof! I'm gone