Thursday, 29 September 2016

Oh Frap!

I just had to have this CUTplorations die, it really appeals to my sense of humour, and it's arrived just in time for me to play along with the Fall Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop before it closes tomorrow.

I had this Gelli print in my stash with lovely autumnal colours, made with lace and bubblewrap.  I stamped the Coffee Cup Large image, then added some red and yellow pencil shading.  Added a sentiment using words from The Bee's Knees Pets, mounted it onto copper card, added the diecut sentiment and it's done.

I'm also adding this to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

and Simon Says Work It Wednesday - Red, Orange, Yellow and/or Brown.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Autumn Flower

I've been playing with Paper Artsy Infusions again, this time with this large flower stencil.  I was inspired by Inspired By All The Little Things.

In a recent tidy-up of my craft room, I rediscovered several sheets of foil, so I've been foiling everything in sight.  Just a touch of copper here and there.

I'm also playing along at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #97

It's time for more inspiration over at STAMPlorations.  Today I've used the new Christmas set by Shery, Warm Hands Warm Hearts.

I've gone for muted vintage colours, which is a bit ironic given the sentiment, but I like it.  After sponging a bit of Tattered Rose and Antique Linen, I used the Dots All Over stencil to add a bit of interest, and sloshed a bit of Hickory Smoke to ground the sleigh.  The base card I can only describe as 'frosted'.  It's somewhere between pearlised and glittery.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the design team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift voucher.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Fancy A Cuppa?

I've been playing with my Paper Artsy Infusions powders again, this time in autumnal colours.  I started by stamping the Tea Cup Row, then masked it while I sprinkled some Infusions powders around and spritzed with water.  I removed the mask immediately (it was already disintegrating with being so wet), then added a hint of shading with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

I'm adding this to the Fall Coffee Makers' Blog Hop

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Powder Power

AAA Cards - Masking

CAS on Sunday - One Layer Card

Friday, 23 September 2016

Rudolph's In A Whiteout

As soon as I saw Cornelia's card for Muse Christmas Visions, I knew exactly what I wanted to make to play along.

It's easy to see where I got my inspiration from.  I thought about putting a tree where the penguin is, but a small tree wouldn't look nice.  But looking at mine now, I think a large tree would like very nice on the right. Hmm, maybe there's another version coming soon ;)

So.  I've used two of the dies from my Christmas Reindeer Dies set.  There is a matching stamp set, but I think the diecuts are quite cute on their own :)

Rudolph's got the obligatory red nose, and his mum's got an AB nose.  The snowline is Ice Stickles.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Seize The Birthday - Soft and Simple

We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday, and this time it's Soft and Simple.

The simple part about this card is that the image is just one stamp - or part of it.  In fact, the stamp is so large, one stamping will give you four card fronts (Carabelle Studio - Histoire de Temps).  Quick and easy!  I stamped in Versafine and white-embossed, then sloshed some Distress Inks one the image.  Finished it off with a Papertrey sentiment in black.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team, and join in with us.  If you don't want to go with the Soft and Simple theme, you can still enter with any birthday project.  Do take note of our revised guidelines - maximum 5 challenges including ours.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #96

Inspiration time at STAMPlorations.  A couple of weeks ago I did a Spotlight post here on the STAMPlorations blog featuring how I made a similar card to this, but didn't get to show it on my blog.  So today, you're seeing the sister card to my Spotlight project.

I've used Tweet Love Dies, Stitched Snow Hills Dies, leaf stamps from Trendy Leaves and the sentiment from The Bee's Knees Birds of Paradise.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the design team, and leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate.

Oh, go on then - here's a sneak of the Spotlight card: