Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Tilda in Autumn

Hi! My card today has a real Autumn/Fall feel to it, to coincide with a few challenges.

I used the sketch from The Sketchy Challenges (link is at the bottom of the post), and decided to be a wee bit cheeky, and use the sketch on both the outside and the inside of my card. It was a super fun sketch to play with, and I found it worked really well on the inside, as sometimes it seems like there is a lot of " white space" on a 6" square card.

Outside of my card:


Inside of my card:

I have used lots of lovely autumn tones to colour up the gorgeous Tilda from the Turning Leaves collection - probably one of my favourite Magnolia collections, and coordinated it with some Graphic 45, Tim Holtz, Pink Paislee and Little Miss Sunshine papers. All edges have been distressed and inked with Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy DI, and to embellish, I have used washi tape, a Cheery Lynn doily die, Tim Holtz tickets, and Knick Knackeries pearls on the outside, and Kaisercraft brads on the inside. Other dies used are Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Standard Large Ovals, Standard Circles. Stamps used are Hero Arts (the large text paper on the front is actually this stamp) and Darkroom Door for the sentiment on the inside. Cardstock is Bazzill and X-Press It. Spunky little Tilda is coloured with my Copics (of course!)
Challenges I would like to enter are:
And hopefully my card is Autumny enough for the following challenges: *NB: Ladies, I have used Autumn colours for my card, as well as the Tilda from the Turning Leaves collection, so I hope this fits with your challenges :)
Thanks for stopping by, make sure you pop back, as I will have some great Lime Tart projects coming up very soon :)

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sketchy time!

Howdy! I hope you've had an enjoyable weekend! It has been beautiful here in my little part of Aus, although the smoke from the bushfires has made its way down to us. Sending out positive thoughts and prayers to all affected at the moment.

On to my card today, this is my first entry ever into The Sketchy Challenges. I have followed the blog for a long time, as I have most of the DT blogs saved in my 'favourites' folder, and I have finally plucked up the courage to 'throw my hat into the ring'.

Close-up of my paper-pieced butterfly stamps

Inside of my card

It is a beautiful sketch this fortnight, and I have to admit, usually I'm a tightwad when it comes to my papers, so it took me out of my comfort zone using so many! Although it gave me a great chance to use up some scraps of my beloved Echo Park and Crate Paper papers.

*Sketchy design team ladies - the top layer is actually the whole white card, the doohickey tag is behind the layer, and fussy cut to look like it is between layers, but it's the diagonal panel behind the top layer in the sketch :)

The other challenge I am entering is another first for me too! Another wonderful challenge blog that I have eyed off for a long time is Creative Knockouts (formerly Dutch Dare), and I have paper-pieced the wings on my little butterflies, to match the papers of the card.

The stamps I have used are Darkroom Door and Pink Paislee

Inks are Stampin'  Up! Early Espresso, and TH DI Old Paper (on all edges, with distressing)

Die is Magnolia Doohickey

Embellies are pink ruffled trim, TH Idealogy tag, brads, liquid pearls

Cardstock is Stampin'  Up! and Bazzill

The links to the challenges I am entering are below:

The Sketchy Challenges - Sketch #58

Creative Knockouts - Challenge #7 Paper-Piecing

Thanks so much for stopping by! There will be more projects up this week :)

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Frankie Says... Relax

Yep, I'm an eighties baby, so old enough to know (and love!) this song. I cannot believe I have finally managed to sit down and create a card just for a few challenges! It is so wonderful and refreshing :)

I have made this card for three challenges. The challenge links are at the bottom of the post.

Ok, so I started with the beautiful Yoga Tilda, as I was inspired by the song "Relax" from the funky Frankie Goes to Hollywood, coloured with my beloved Copics on X-Press It card. I have made an easel card using Spellbinders Floral Ovals, and Classic Large Ovals, TH Brushed Corduroy DI around all the edges (plus a little distressing), and Frantage-d around the top layer. I have die-cut flowers using TH Tattered Florals, and Movers & Shapers butterflies, added brads all over, and some pink trim, topped with yellow cotton lace and a flower resin cameo. Papers are Crate Paper and Echo Park.

Please excuse the large number of pics, I was so happy with how the card turned out, I couldn't stop taking pics! Lol

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simply Magnolia - Flowers and Lace - my flowers on the front, as well as floral paper, and a flower resin cameo. I have also used yellow cotton lace on top of the pink trim inside the card

Midweek Magnolia - Song Bird - my song inspiration is Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood :)

Magnolia-Licious - Shaped Cards - my florally oval shaped card :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lime Tart Marker Monday

Pop on over to Lime Tart I have been playing with a beautiful Whimsy stamp :)

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back with more this week :)