Sunday, 25 March 2012

Le Jardin

I've been on a bit of a card-making roll this last week! :)

This card is combining two challenges; Papertake Weekly Challenge and Creative Card Crew Challenge.

Papertake Weekly's Challenge was a bingo card! I love these challenges, so much fun! I chose the middle row; Ribbon, Free, Punched Shapes. The ribbon is Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Seam Binding scrunched at the top, my sentiment is punched using Stampin' Up! Scalloped Edge punch and Decorative Label Punch, and my free was to make an easel card.

Creative Card Crew's challenge was vintage, so I used some lace, the gorgeous Stampin' Up! Attic Boutique DSP (due for release on 1 April) and Whimsey Stamps Le Jardin Seed Packets.

Other products used were: Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride and Whisper White cardstock, Martha Stewart Scalloped edge punch, and staples to secure the lace. I also used Whimsy Stamps Ticket stamp set and Tim Holtz Ticket Strip die, Stampin' Up! Old Olive and Early Espresso inks.

Links for challenges:

Eyes In, Look Down - Papertake Weekly Challenges
Vintage - Creative Card Crew
Thanks for stopping by!

Nature Walk

Today's card is using my absolute favourite Stampin' Up! stamp set; Nature Walk. I have wanted this stamp set since I attended a workshop in June last year, and I FINALLY have a set of my own!

I have combined two challenges today; Just Add Ink and Stampin' Up! Only Challenges.


Cardstock: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Read Red, Old Olive, Basic Black
Stamps: Nature Walk, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Extras: Stampin' Up! Bling, Modern Label Punch

Here are the links to the challenges":

Challenge 110 - Sketch Challenge - Just Add Ink
Challenge 41 - Just Think Spring Or Autumn - Stampin' Up! Only Challenges

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Orange You A Great Friend!

So a quick post today, my two little girls both have a touch of gastro, and I'm worried I've caught the bug!

This card is for Papertake weekly challenges, and this week's theme is a sketch. If you follow the link you will see the sketch.

I have to admit, this stamp is a bit quirky for me, however I actually got it at a heavily discounted price, and figured that she was such a cutie pie, even if I used her once, I would get my money's worth. Now having coloured her, I'm in love with her! So watch out family and friends, there may be an Olivia Orange card heading your way ;)

When I sat down to colour her, I was stuck for ideas on what colour her dress and hair should be, as not every girl can work orange. Lucky for me, a google image search was the answer! So if you pop over here, you can see the original card by the very talented Michelle Doyer. As you can see, we coloured the dress in similarly, but I chose to make Olivia a brunette with grey sparkly shoes.

Here is a close-up

And of course, the ever-important ingredients list:

Cardstock: Bazzil and Stampin' Up!
DSP: My Mind's Eye
Stamp: Kraftin' Kimmie Olivie Orange (also includes sentiment)
Ribbon: unknown, as it came in a kit
Punch: Stampin' Up! Scalloped Oval
Ink: Memento Ink, Copics (contact me if you would like the specific colours used), Atyou Spica, Copic Multiliner, Gel-pen
Xpress Blend-It card

Here is the link for this week's Papertake Weekly challenge:

Sketch #65

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to be back later in the week with some more projects!

I'm famous!!

Just wanted to share a quick post with you before my card for today. As mentioned in my previous post, my card "Le Romantique" was CASEd from Colleen Boshoff who happens to be a designer over at the Zest blog. After making my card, I emailed the head designer of the blog, to show her my version of Colleen's card.

Imagine my surprise when MY CARD was the feature card on Friday's post!! I have to admit that I was starting to get a bit frustrated with myself, and feeling like I was wasting my time (and money) on a hobby that I felt I didn't have much talent for, so it was a real confidence boost that someone thought my card was worthy of a mention.

So massive thanks to Philippa and the team over at Zest blog for brightening up my day! :)