Thursday, March 29, 2012

Colour Create Challenge #93 - Deep Purple, Cream and Bright Green

It's time to see what Julie has come up with for the challenge over at Colour Create this fortnight. Challenge #93 is to used Deep Purple, Cream and Bright Green with the option of extra bows. Here is the inspiration picture:
29 March - Challenge 93 - Julie -Deep Purple, Bright Green and cream 

I have to say that this is one of my all time favourite colour combos and I loved working on this challenge. Here is my card:

I used Rustic Cream cardstock for my base and main layer. I stamped the different flowers from Beautiful Blooms II in Sweet Plum ink and then masked them and stamped my leaves in Old Olive ink with the flowers.  Once I had stamped my flowers I used my Chevron Backdrop stamp to lightly stamp over the images with Chamomile tea dye ink. Finally I added some finishing touches to the flowers with  my purple and clear Atyou Spica glitter pens.  It was hard to get a clear picture but here is a close up of the glittery flowers. They look much better IRL:

I used some Plum Pudding satin ribbon to create my loops behind my sentiment. The sentiment was created by die cutting two Mat Stack 1 die cuts - one from Rustic Cream and one from Plum Pudding cardstock. I handcut the cream die cut a little smaller so the Plum Pudding could be used as a mat. The frame was stamped using my Round and Round frame in Plum Pudding ink. I then used my Thank You sentiment from Scattered Showers additions in Old Olive ink.  I stamped another flower and leaves, which I hand cut and adhered to the edge of my frame. Finally I added some silver rhinestones underneath my sentiment and a border around the edge of my card with my clear Atyou spica glitter pen.

The other girls in the team have created some stunning cards so hop on over and have a look at the Colour Create blog.

Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Round and Round anniversary set, Scattered Showers additions (PTI); Chevron Backdrops (Lawn Fawn - from The Stamp Spot)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Plum Pudding (PTI)
Ink: Chamomile tea dye (PTI); Sweet Plum (Memento); Old Olive (SU)
Accessories: Plum Pudding satin ribbon, Mat Stack 1 die (PTI); dimensionals; Clear and Purple Atyou Spica glitter pens (Copic); silver rhinestones (Kaisercraft - from The Stamp Spot)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Stamp Spot - Woodland Lucy

Hello again,
I have another card to share using the cutest stamp - CC Designs Woodland Lucy which can be found over at The Stamp Spot.

I coloured her in with my Copics on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I then masked Lucy and stamped my CC Designs bench.  Her dress has been paper pieced using some Teresa Collins Spring Fling designer paper. My main image was matted with Kraft cardstock and then layered on some more Spring Fling paper. Some white ribbon was added to cover the join. I stamped my sentiment from Jolinne Birthday Balloon in Kraft ink and added some MFT Upsy Daisy die cuts which were sewn on to the card with clear buttons.

On the inside I used another sentiment from Jolinne Birthday Balloon with Kraft ink and some more Upsy Daisy Die cuts. Spring Fling paper was added for my mat layer.

I am entering this card in the CR84FN50 challenge which is to use these gorgeous colours:


Back soon!

All supplies are from The Stamp Spot unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Swiss Pixies Woodland Lucy; Jolinne Birthday Balloon; Bench seat (CC Designs - stash)
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Kraft (PTI); Pumpkin Pie (SU); Teresa Collins Spring Fling DP
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black (stash); Kraft (SU)
Accessories: Upsy Daisy die set; ribbon; felt (PTI); Copics, buttons (stash)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Colour Create Challenge #92 - Pink, Blue, Sage and White/Cream

I am back again with the Sharon's challenge over at the Colour Create blog and this time we have to use pink, blue, sage and white or cream. The optional extra is to add something torn. Here is the gorgeous inspiration pic for you:

15 March - Challenge 92 - Sharon T- Pink, Blue, Sage and Cream/White 

I knew straight away that with Easter just around the corner, these would be the perfect colours for an Easter card. I have to apologise thought as I didn't add the torn element to my card - only realised after I had planned and cut everything that I hadn't thought of this!!

Now I have to say that I am not too happy with this card but it has been a crazy busy fortnight so I was a little rushed to get my card created in time. I used a retired Elzybells stamp for my image and coloured this in with Copics. I then die cut my grass using my MFT grass die and added a strip of lace along the bottom. 

I die cut my clouds from coaster board and again from white felt. The coaster board was then run through my Xyron and the felt adhered just to give the clouds some dimension and texture.  I do have a sentiment for this card - it is on the inside, but I didn't photograph this as its very simple. 

The rest of the girls on the team have created gorgeous cards with these colours so hop over to the Colour Create blog and link up your entry to be in the draw to win the monthly prize!

Stamps:  Easter Chicks (Elzybells - retired)
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Stampers Select White (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: cloud die, white felt (PTI); grass die (MFT); Xyron; Copics; lace (Kaisercraft)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


This is my first post as a Guest Designer over at the Stamp Spot blog!! The Stamp Spot is a fantastic online scrapbooking/stamp store with a wide range of stamps, paper, card and much much more! I have followed the March Stamp Spot Challenge which is to use green, twine and brads:

I have used the Tea-rrific set by The Greeting Farm and stamped and coloured my image with Copics twice on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I then mounted the second image on top of the first with dimensionals. I used the sentiment from the same set and stamped it on a die cut Tiny Tag in Melon Mambo ink. This was then attached to the card with some baker's twine and thread into the top cup and adhered.  I used the MFT Dizzy Doily to mat my image with some Pirouette cardstock

I used some DeLovely paper from my stash for my background paper, layering it on some Whirlpool cardsock which was edged with my Upper Crest punch. The background white layer was run through my Cuttlebug with my Swiss Dots embossing folder.

I continued the same theme on the inside my stamping the small teacup image repeatedly in New Sprout ink and Melon Mambo. Another sentiment from the Tea-riffic set was used also. It's such a fun set to create with with so many possibilities!

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Exciting News!!

Hello all,
Hope everyone has had a great weekend! We have as we went camping with our extended family to the Gold Coast and after battling heavy rain, a broken gazebo and a muddy campsite, we ended up having an awesome time swimming and relaxing! I have definately caught the camping bug now and can't wait for our next adventure!!

Anyway, I am popping in with some very exciting news. I have been chosen as a guest designer with The Stamp Spot! They are a fantastic stamping and scrapbooking online store offering all the best stamps, cardstock and accessories. I am joining an awesome design team with so much talent and feel a little humbled to be in such great company!! The Stamp Spot has a fabulous blog with regular challenges and inspiration and I will be posting creations over there soon. You can visit the blog here.

Thanks Michelle and Jessica for such an exciting opportunity!!

Back soon,

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Colour Create #91 - Yellow, Grey, Black and White

Hard to believe that another fortnight has passed and its time for the latest challenge over at Colour Create - #91 chosen by Mina - Yellow, Grey, Black and White with the optional extra of adding flowers to your creation. Here is this week's inspiration picture:

1 March - Challenge 91 - Mina - Yellow, grey, black and white
Another challenging set of colours but after tackling them I have to say that this is now one of my favourite colour combos! 
Here is my card:

I used some Grid cardstock to create my background with the Guidelines II stamp set., inking up my stamps using Smokey Shadow ink and Lemon Drops ink. My main image was stamped in Smokey Shadow ink using images from Blooming Button Bits. The yellow flowers were stamped in Lemon Drops ink using a flower image from an old Saleabration set from Stampin' Up called Bliss. The flowers were popped up on dimensionals and some tiny black pearls added to their centres. I stamped my sentiment from PTI's anniversary set Round and Round in Smokey Shadow ink and then die cut it with a tag die. The matting for the main image was edged with my Apron Lace border punch and the card was finished off with some black ribbon and a Lemon Zest button.

On the inside, I used another sentiment from Round and Round stamped over the flower image from Bliss. To finish off a strip of black pearls was added along the bottom.

The girls on the team have all done an amazing job with these colours so go have a look over at the Colour Create blog!

Stamps: Round and Round anniversary set, Blooming Button Bits, Guidelines II (PTI); Bliss Saleabration set (SU)
Cardstock: Lemon Zest, Select White, Gridlines (PTI)
Accessories: dimensionals; black pearls (Kaisercraft); black ribbon; Apron Lace punch (Fiskars); Lemon Zest button (PTI); twine; Tiny Tags die (Cuttlebug)