Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Garden Inspiration

It's spring in our part of the world, and one of the beauties are the Jacaranda trees. I have quite a few in my garden, and I love the soft lavender colour with the soft, pretty carpet it creates. It also makes me think of my Dad as it was his favourite tree.

I wanted to create a card inspired by this, when a friend arrived with her new Paper Smooches Botanicals stamp set, it had the perfect stamp. The sentiment is from Magenta. I love that the white space gives room to breathe to match the sentiment.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Oh Happy Day

I have this wonderful curved die from Simon Says Stamps for a while (it was the card on the product page that sold me on this!). Adding the inspiration from the Muse Challenge (loved the curved edges, and small sheep).

Added a bit of Frosted Lace Stickles to create the snow flurry behind the skis.

I got this far with my post and thought that a little more was needed near the sentiment. There is something about seeing your card on the screen that gives a different perspective. So I added 3 little snowflakes. Which do you think is better?

I will also enter this into the Less is More Little Creatures Challenge.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

2 x Happy Birthday

I haven't played in one of the Scrap RDV challenges for ages, but I couldn't resist this colour challenge.

This is a one layer card ... I created the illusion of a shadow by sponging the borders. I added C1 copic to shadow the tabs. I was following the similar sketches from the Moxie Fab World : WCMD Challenge and Sketch Saturday.

You can see the shading here ... a the slight glimmer of the Wink of Stella on the star and red arrow.

This is also for the Less is More : One Layer Challenge ... keep it ONE LAYER, keep it CAS and include 2 of something, Virginia View Challenge : CAS and Crazy for CAS : One Layer Challenge.

I decided to change up my iphone cover with these colours too. I used a Silhouette iphone cover diecut, and covered it with washi tape.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Christmas Spirit

I couldn't wait to ink up my new Candy Cane Stripes from Impression Obsession. Added a Silhouette cut holly flourish, some Wink of Stella (holly), Glossy Accents (berries) and Diamond Stickles (border), with a dash of Copic C1 to add a little shadow.

Sentiment is Kaisercraft, inked in Colorbox Cranberry and embossed to tie in with the glossiness of the berries.

I will be entering this for the Festive Friday Challenge.

And the CAS-ology Candy Challenge (hope the candy cane stripe counts!).

PS. I little update on the tidying up ... not much done ... just sorted out more stamp sets into Avery Packets. I badly sprained my ankle almost 2 weeks ago, and then got a different additional pain 5 days later so have been off my feet with RICE treatment (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevation). Finally had an MRI today ... still waiting results.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Spring Splatters

Spring for the Hero Arts Change of Season Card Scramble and added Splatters for the CASology Splatter Challenge.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

So grateful

I'll be visiting my mother next month and wanted a special card for her. I also wanted to try Dawn's watercolour technique with the Pretty Peonies set (after I had used the 3 layers of stamps on this card).

I'm so grateful to my mother for all she is and all she does.
And to Dawn for showing us how to use our stamps in so many ways. I definitely will be making more cards with this technique.
I will enter this into the Susan's 2014 Thanksgiving Crusade and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge : Use Watercolors.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Sunflower Sunshine

I used Gold Pearl Embossing powder on the sunflower.

Submitting to 2 challenges :
the Fusion Card Challenge where I went with both the inspiration and the sketch

"Just Us Girls" Challenge.

Wobbly Card

Before we get on to the card ... an update on the tidying ... 0% progress! :(
Oh well, tomorrow is another day.

You see, it's so much more fun to create, especially when you discover Wobbly Cards! It's the challenge at Crazy for CAS. AND you have new stamps. Inking up the Pretty Peonies from WPlus9 for the first time. This is the bigger sister set to the Little Pretty Peonies that I used a few days ago.

I combined it with the inspiration of the Muse Challenge. I liked the flow of flowers down the one side.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Challenge for today!

The very big challenge for today ....

is NOT to get creative ....

I'm in the same boat as Julie Andrews ...

My stash has been sitting on the table tennis table for over a year now - and my son needs it back. He is doing table tennis as part of his Bacc!

So status this morning is ....

So got to bite the bullet and get sorting. Let's see how long it takes me.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

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