Monday, 28 September 2015

Everything Eleanor - Monochromatic Pink

Yay, I'm on holidays!  Today is a day just to relax, nothing planned, so I thought I would do some crafting, here is my card today:



I have used both Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette on Whisper White in this card.  I stamped the smaller flowers with Blushing Bride and the larger is stamped using Whisper White on Blushing Bride.  The flourish and layer is Pink Pirouette.

I love the cascading effect of the flourish, I achieved this by lightly outlining a partial circle then lining up the curve of the flourish and stamping the top of the card, then popped a sticky note over the image and re-stamped lining up to the circle again so not to over stamp the first image.

The flower are adhered with Fast Fuse or Dimensionals where they needed to be lifted for a layered effect.  I added a little bling as a finishing touch.


The inspiration came from two challenges:



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Sunday, 27 September 2015

Boys Will Be Boys - SIP15

Stamp Ink Paper have a colour challenge this week, I haven't done colour challenge so I thought I would give it a try, here is what I came up with:


Here is what I had to work with for the challenge:


I looked through my stamps, my head kept thinking of the beach (maybe because it is such a lovely day here today), then I saw the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set and thought hmmmm there must be something I can come up with; I have only recently purchased this set, it was a Weekly Sale item -  BARGAIN!

I looked at the stamps, and kept wanting to put extra colours into the card, finally I decided on the robot, I made him a feature on Pool Party, but when I put all the colours together Daffodil Delight was overpowering, so to break it up I stamped the robot as a background.  Then my new favourite punch came out and I had my banners, and all that was left to do was the sentiment.

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Saturday, 26 September 2015

Snow Place - MM416

I had a peek at the sketch for MojoMonday 416 earlier this week, and had an idea of what I was going to create, before I know it, the weekend is here and I haven't even started - how dare my day job would get in the way of crafting!  
Anyway, I revisited the sketch and had a look at what others have posted, and OH NO there is something very similar to what I was planning!  My Mojo stuttered, I need a plan B.... back to the crafting shelf for a different Stamp Set.... so without further delay, here is Plan B:



Julee's sketches are just amazing, I don't know how she comes up with so many fabulous sketches to inspire us all each week.  



Plan B is the Snow Place stamp and Snow Friends Framelits bundle.  I am having so much fun with this bundle; as I have said before, it is so versatile, the possibilities seem endless.  

Today I have included 3 of the character images, making the Penguin the centre piece with a cut down image of each of the snowmen on either side, I just adore the snowflake stamp too!   Softly Falling TIEF makes the perfect backdrop for these frosty critters, and I just had to but some bling there with Dazzling Diamonds.

I am a bit challenged with ribbon (my bows can be a bit sad to say the least), but I decided I would push my boundaries and use ribbon and utilise a knot bow in this project rather than use a card layer with sentiment.

Hope you have enjoyed your visit and have been able to give some inspiration,

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Wonderland Banner Card

Today is the day, FMS205 gave me the inspiration to use the "Wonderland" stamp set for the first time.


As you can see from the Rita's sketch below, it was a great opportunity to showcase the beautiful pines in this set, and the sentiment fitted perfectly across the top of the card.


I couldn't find any Gold Foil sheets (note to self, add to next order), so instead used gold embossing powder on the edge of plain cardstock to create the gold banner layer.  I used the Softly Falling TIEF as the card just needed something to give it a little lift - I'm pleased with the effect, not over the top but just enough.  Whilst not traditional Christmas colours, I think it is a lovely combination with Basic Black on Whisper White with Gold.

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Baby Girl Card

I've made it back again this week for #GDP003, I saw the theme earlier this week and have been racking my brain as to what I could come up with, here it is:



If you haven't already guessed here is the theme for this week:


I made the pram by cutting a circle from framelits, then marked halfway, and in the upper portion divided into 6 to work out where I wanted to fold to create the top of the pram (I did a test run on plain paper, and worked out that I only need score 4 of the 6 lines).

Now the dilemma, I rummaged through my DSP and wasn't happy with anything I was finding, they were all to busy or bright and wouldn't highlight the folds in the pram, that's when it hit me - I was partially taken with  a card from #GDP002 by Guest Design Team Member Carolina Evans, I can use the little flower from the Cottage Greetings stamp set!

Surprise, I just had to use pink! I decided on Blushing Bride and stamped in the same ink to give a delicate effect, it's such a cute little flower, but I needed some thing more..... the squiggly border from Tin of Cards, stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver - just perfect for baby don't you think?

I created 2 sets of wheels, but wasn't happy with either, so I tried out my latest purchase; the Banner Triple Punch - its awesome!  The sentiment is also from Tin of Cards.

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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop September 2015 - Holiday Catalogue




It's that time again; Crazy Crafters Monthly Blog Hop, come join the fun and see our inspiration from our projects featuring items from the 2015 Holiday Catalogue.



There are so many fantastic items in the the Holiday Catalogue - where do I begin!


I fell in love with the Snow Place stamp set when I set eyes on it - so versatile, you get to pick and choose how you dress up your little snow buddies   with the Snow Friends Framelits dies and create unique characters - mix and match with all of their accessories!

Remember- if you purchase the Snow Place Stamp set and the Snow Friends Framelits as as a bundle you save 15%



First card of the rank here is my daughter's choice - she wanted to see the adorable penguin in action, except she couldn't choose how to dress them, so I ended up with 2 cards!



I've used Whipser White with Soft Sky cardstock and ink, I edged the card using my two-way glue pen then dipped in Dazzling Diamonds.


Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler used here for a different look.  I embossed the Whisper White with the new Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - it is just divine, I added a little Dazzling Diamonds to the Santa hat too.

I couldn't stop here, I hadn't used the Snowmen!  Consultation with my daughter had the large snowman with buttons, ear muffs and a bow tie.  I was on a role and thought - why not try a step card?



I created the snow hills by cutting several ovals and then trimming them and overlaying on each other, each is edged with Dazzling Diamonds.  The trees are from the Peaceful Pines Bundle - they are first stamped with Old Olive, then with Versamark, Heat & Stick powder, then Dazzling Diamonds.  I used Fast Fuse and Dimensionals to attach and layer depending if I wanted to have the snow flat or raised.


I hope you have enjoyed your visit, you may have started the blog hop here at my blog - Sue Vine: MissPinksCraftSpot or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. Be sure to visit the full line up so that you don't miss any of the amazing inspiration in these blogs contain.  If you get off track at any time, the line up below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.


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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Peaceful Pines

Sadly I missed the deadline for the the first Global Design Project, but I have made it this week with an hour or so to spare! Each week there the Global Design Team provides a new challenge based on either a colour combination, a sketch, theme and CASE-ing the Designer - check out the Schedule at Global Design Project for all the details.  

This week, the challenge is to use the sketch, I really wanted to use one of my new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2015 Holiday Catalogue, so I went with a Christmas-themed card.  Here’s my card for GDP002:



This is the the sketch provided by Teneale Williams that inspired my card:



I used Very Vanilla with Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler for a traditional Christmas feel, and added some gold glitter paper and embossing for a touch of bling!
  
I decided to back set my image on the inside of my card and cut a circle in the front of the card instead of layering on top - I also added some more detail to the image that you see when you open the card.

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Sunday, 13 September 2015

there's snow place like home - MM414

This week has been uneventful, I've been struck down with a nasty flu - not much fun at all.  This afternoon I found I still had some energy and decided to view this weeks challenge at Mojo Monday and see if inspiration hit..... it did. 

I've been waiting to use the my new "Snow Place" stamp set, it looks to have endless possibilities with all the variations that you can do dressing up the snowmen and penguin, and added to that I purchased as a bundle (who can say no to saving 15%) so I will be able to die cut the images too!


I decided to just stick with stamping today; the snowflake stamp makes a such lovely background, and was so easy, I chose the small snowman, and since the background is snowflakes, the sentiment had to be "there's snow place like home".  


I mixed up the layers with Bermuda Bay and Pool Party for that frosty snow feel, and it would be a frosty Christmas themed card without a touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter!




Once again, thank you Julee for the inspiration of your sketches, I will be back again next week!



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Saturday, 5 September 2015

You little Furball with a pop of colour = SIP#12

I love the simplicity of Black and White, but often forget to use it!



I got a bit excited when I saw the current challenge at Stamp ink Paper:



I didn't have to think very long at all for my "pop of colour" - of course it would be a shade of PINK!  

I broke out my new pack of Brights and went straight for Melon Mambo, it looks fantastic with the basic black and white colour scheme, and You Little Furball stamp set is just perfect for stamping in black!


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Flurry of Wishes - MM413

I can't believe how easy this card was to make!



I might live in Australia, but I just love the thought of a white Christmas; snow, cosy open fires, I could go on and on, so when I saw Flurry of Wishes in the Holiday catalogue it was a must have for me - and by purchasing the stamps with the Snow Flurry Punch as a bundle I saved 15%!


I have turned the Tall & Skinny sketch for MM413 on the side - it is just perfect size card for the punch cut snowflakes from Flurry of Wishes. 

I stamped the larger of the double snowflake stamp and sentiment in Soft Sky on Whisper White cardstock, punched the snowflakes, adhered the ribbon, edged with Dazzling Diamonds glitter - wouldn't be snowflakes and Christmas with out some glitter or bling!, attached to a 5.5 x 7" piece of Soft Sky, scored at 3.5" on the long side and then popped the snowflakes on dimensionals - that's it, so easy!


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