Showing posts from March, 2014

Male Vintage

Over at the Male Room the card challenge this time was for a Vintage Style Male Card.

When I went looking for vintage style stamps I found I didn't seem to have as many choices as I first thought. After a bit of playing though I think I have come up with a vintage Male card.

I used my Dictionary Background Stamp (another favourite of mine) which I stamped In Early Expresso, on a strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock.
I stamped the duck/goose? from Wetlands in Soft Suede and added some ink blobs from Gorgeous Grunge in Early Expresso.
Around the edges I smudged my Clear Versamark Ink Pad and then heat embossed Gold Embossing Powder on it.

The Fine Feathers are hand cut from Summer Starfruit card stock and are stamped in Early Expresso. I went around these with the Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder as well. (a bit hard to see the gold highlights around the edges).

I added a stamp from Postage Due to the feathers stamped in Early Expresso and punched out with the 1 inch Square Punch and…

An Extra Special Birthday Card for Time Travellers.

Today I have a special card I made for a lovely young friend who is a Timeless Dr. Who Fan (just like me!)
This special young lady is an excellent paper crafter and so an ordinary card was simply out of the question.

Come and see what I made for her.

Just like Dr. Who's Tardis. This card has surprises waiting inside. A card within a card?!

 If you open the Tardis front you find inside....

 TaDa! A cute little minion with party balloons! hehe.
Minion is made from the Owl Builder Punch.
Party Balloons and hat from Sketched Birthday Stamp set.
I made the greeting on the bottom with my computer.
Happy Birthday is from Bring on the Cake Stamp Set. (I coloured it in with markers in various blues and yellows.)

Here is a side view. I just made a little strip of card and glued to card to attach the scallop circle.

The beams of light (in case you didn't know what they were. lol.). Are made with a piece of paper and
a sponge dauber with crushed curry ink. Just sponged along the edge of …

Challenge in Purple.

Dynamic duos have an interesting colour combination this week.

I didn't have Pale Plum but substituted with Wisteria Wonder. This was definitely a challenge for me as I am not usually much good with "purple tones". This is what I came up with.

I had fun with collage stamping on this card.
I used stamps from Clockworks in (Rich Razzleberry and Soft Sky),
Gorgeous Grunge ink spots in(Soft Sky) and
Hardwood Background in (Wisteria Wonder). I only inked the bottom of the stamp and stamped at the bottom of card and then top of card. I also *"stamped off" to get a paler version of the colour.

*Stamping off is when you ink the stamp and then stamp onto a sheet of scrap paper first then immediately stamp onto the card stock.

On the burlap ribbon, which I frayed on the edges, I have used flowers from
Petite Petals Stamp and punch (Rich Razzleberry)
Secret Garden Stamp and framelit (Soft Sky)
Leaf from Secret Garden framelit (Rich Razzleberry)

Thinking of you from Wetlands i…

Developing a Crush...on Curry!

Yes you heard right. I have indeed developed a "crush" on Crushed Curry. My favourite "yellow colour" at the moment.
I just love it with Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay. But don't take my word for it. Come and have a look for yourself.

I have made a card for Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge 

and the Less is More Challenge. THREE of something on your cards  PLUS We'd like you to visit and commenton three other participants,
And here is what I made. I am not sure if this is too busy for Simply Less Is More. But I love the clean and simple look and feel I do need to keep challenging myself. One day I might finally get it right. hey? In my defence, believe it or not, this is pared down from the original design. LOL. 
I stamped the lovely flowers from Happy Watercolour in Bermuda Bay, on white and then cut them out in 3 sections and mounted them on Daffodil Yellow card stock. I also stamped another flower sprig directly on the Coastal Cabana card stoc…

Hello Doily Dynamic Duo

This week at Dynamic Duos the challenge is to use Black and More Mustard.

I had a marvellous idea - which didn't eventuate - sorry! LOL.
Instead I ended up with this card.
As we can substitute colours if we don't have the exact ones I thought Summer Starfruit was a good alternative.

I used Summer Starfruit, Basic Black and Very Vanilla colours.
The Hello Doily Background stamp was stamped in black on both plain Summer Starfruit card stock and Sweet Sorbet designer paper. I then cut it down to meet in the middle. The Summer Starfruit piece was cut out around the edges. I embossed the doily with embossing powder.

I placed a piece of crochet trim lace under the edge of the designer paper doily, between the two doilies and popped a Flower shop flower stamped in Summer Starfruit on top. Seeing I was going "vintage" I added a Very Vintage Designer Button on top and coloured the centre in with a sharpie.
The Thank you is from Gifts of Kindness, punched out with the word win…

Happy Watercolour Clean and Simple Insomnia Card

Well this is a change from my last card I promise you.
Have you ever suffered with Insomnia? As a child I was told about a neighbour who stayed up most of the night because she suffered from Insomnia. I thought this sounded marvellous. Only needing 3 or 4 hours sleep - think what you could get done with so much more time.

However, as I have discovered that is not what Insomnia is. It is when you really need to sleep, want to sleep, but you just can't.
Unfortunately I have developed Insomnia due to my Anxiety. I was advised not to lie in bed awake  but to get up and do things.
After I had read for a while, cleaned my craft desk up, put away the dishes, well there was only one thing left to do wasn't there? That's right - A Challenge Card!!! LOL!
Incredibly, despite the fact that it was 5.30am and I hadn't slept yet I whipped this card together pretty quickly.

I have created a Clean and Simple Card for Create with Connie and Mary Colour Challenge

and The Paper Players C…

Green and Gold Saleabration.

Only two weeks left of Saleabration!
I just loved the Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper and when I saw Just Add Ink's "Saleabration" Challenge for this week I had to play along.
For those who know I have been on a Green and Yellow Binge lately - sorry - but I can't seem to stay away from it. LOL.

This card is an easel card. So you need to see it open as well.

I have used Saleabration dsp Sweet Sorbet and the Saleabration Greeting Stamp Set - Set See Ya Later.

Cardstock Summer Starfruit and Old Olive.
Inks: Summer Starfruit , Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding(inked around the negative of an oval framelit.
The leaf and stems are from Fabulous Florets and inked in Brown Sugar.
Flowers: Flower shop and Petite Petals.

I also went a bit OTT with elements on this card.
I used natural buttons with bakers twine on the flower centres. The boho blossom punch for the little flower under the buttons. A sprinkle of diamantes because one just isn't enough! haha.

 The burlap ribbon was fr…