Saturday, February 09, 2013

Fairytale Crown

Fairytale crowns and tiaras aren't just for tiny princesses - even grown-up girls love them. Especially if there's a prince involved.

The cue word at CASology this week is Fairytale.

And the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is Love Song:

CFC89:  With the Grammys coming up in a few days, we thought it would be fun to have a song inspired challenge.  Choose a song you love, then create a CAS project that is inspired by it!
Be sure to tell us the name of your inspiration song :)

The love song for this card is Rule the World (what else?) by Take That.  Gary Barlow can be my prince any day.

Pre-cut crown card from Craftwork Cards, platinum Stickles, AB gems, sentiment by Fiskars.

After a quick catch-up round blogland, I'm blogging off for a few weeks as I'll be way too busy to post (but I may peep in now and again to see what you're all up to).  See you sometime in March!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Sympathy Rose

Here's one of my many post-Christmas bargain stamps making an appearance again, this time on a sympathy card.

The challenge at The Paper Players is to create a sympathy card.  Always better to make them when you don't need them, ready for when you do.

And the challenge at Simon Says is Anything Goes, featuring Penny Black stamps.  The rose is Penny Black 2815K The Look of Love, and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler.  Both the image and the sentiment are stamped with Versamark Smokey Grey.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Perfect Day

For this week's One Layer Wednesday, Ardyth has set the challenge to create a card depicting "Your Perfect Day".

My perfect day would have to include fish and chips on the terrace of the Duke of Marlborough at Russell, New Zealand, overlooking the bay as the sun is going down.  But since it's on the other side of the world it's not a regular occurrence.  In the meantime, my day is pretty much perfect when I'm stamping and making cards.  And I have just the stamp to depict this...

Colour scheme courtesy of The Play Date Cafe:

Fuchsia . . . Sprout . . . Canary

Stamp courtesy of Inky Antics.  Touch of sparkle courtesy of Stickles.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Playing Games

Back to CAS today.  The cue word at CASology is GAMES.  Cast your mind back to when you were a kid, riding around with your friends on bikes and trikes, without a care in the world.  Aah, bliss!  If it wasn't a layered card, I could have entered it into Ardyth's One Layer Wednesday "Your Perfect Day".  Oh well, it's an excuse to make another card :)

I used pale colours for the image (Inkadinkado), to make it look like the old-fashioned hand-coloured photographs.  Sentiment is from Penny Black 30-105 Gratitude.